List of television series that include time travel

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This is a list of television series which are not primarily time travel series but include one or more episodes about time travel.

Series that rely on time travel as part of their basic premise, such as Doctor Who, Journeyman, Quantum Leap, and The Time Tunnel, are listed in under the category television series about time travel instead.




  • "Ben 10 000" (Season 3) - The future version of Gwen Tennyson appears out of nowhere and kidnaps her past self, Ben follows them 20 years into the future, helping his far more serious future self fight Vilgax and enjoy instead of just work.
  • "Time Heals" (Season 3) - Gwen goes back in time to prevent the disaster that turned Kevin into a chaotic amalgam of metal, stone, wood, and Taydenite. However, her meddling creates a timeline where Hex and Charmcaster rule over the word with an iron fist.
  • "Ben 10,000 Returns" (Season 2) - Eon (from Ben 10: Race Against Time) returns, hunting down alternate versions of Ben Tennyson, and his battle with Ben 10, 000 (Ben's future self) results in him fighting against his past self when he was 16, and to stop him, Paradox and Ben 10, 000 go to the past to fight Eon.
  • "Blast From the Past (Episode 44)


  • Castle
    • "Time Will Tell" — An agent of a future neo-fascist global government is sent back to kill a researcher, preventing him from developing force field technology that will allow his government to be overthrown. He brings back a copy of a coffee-stained note with information about the researcher on it. During the course of the episode, Castle and Beckett find the original note, and with the aid of another time traveler, apprehend the agent and save the researcher. At the end of the episode, Beckett spills coffee on the original note, establishing a predestination paradox.
  • Charmed
    • "That '70s Episode" (season 1) — Prue, Piper, and Phoebe accidentally travel to the past, when Patty was pregnant with Phoebe.
    • "Déjà Vu All Over Again" (season 1) — Prue, Piper, and Phoebe must stop a time loop caused by Tempus.
    • "Morality Bites" (season 2) — after Phoebe gets a vision of burning on the stake in the future, The Charmed Ones travel to the future to prevent it from happening.
    • "Pardon My Past" (season 2) — Phoebe travels to the past to save her present self from dying after the cousins of her last generation cast a spell on her past evil self to prevent Phoebe from ever living past 29 in any future generation.
    • "All Halliwell's Eve" (season 3) — Prue, Piper, and Phoebe are summoned to the past when their ancestor Charlotte summons them to help her give birth to Melinda, after a gang of evil witches try kidnapping Charlotte to raise Melinda evil when she is born.
    • "All Hell Breaks Loose" (season 3) — Tempus turns back time after Prue and Piper are killed.
    • "A Knight to Remember" (season 4) — Paige and Leo must rescue Piper and Phoebe, who are trapped in the Dark Ages by Paige's past self.
    • "Paige from the Past" (season 4) — Paige and Leo travel to the past so Paige can finally mourn over the loss of her foster parents and move on.
    • "A Witch in Time" (season 5) — Piper goes back in time to prevent a demon of the future from killing her sisters, Paige and Phoebe, but there are consequences and Phoebe must move on after the loss of a loved one.
    • "Cat House" (season 5) — Phoebe and Paige travel down memory lane after Piper and Leo go to a marriage counselor.
    • "Chris-Crossed" (season 6) — Chris travels to the future to save Wyatt from turning evil.
    • "The Legend of Sleepy Hallwell" (season 6) — Phoebe travels to the future via a vision quest to discover that she's pregnant, Paige is a teacher at Magic School (aka Not!Warts) and Piper has two children.
    • "Ordinary Witches" (season 7) — Paige and Kyle travel to the past so Kyle can figure out who killed his parents, and finally move on, but Kyle's reaction turns out deadly and not as goody goody as Paige expects...
    • "Charmageddon" (season 7) — the Avatars turn back time from the perfect society, Utopia, to reality again, after Paige, Phoebe and Piper find out all is not as nice as it seems.
    • "Forever Charmed" (season 8) — Piper and Leo travel to the past and the future for guidance on how to defeat Billie and Christy.
  • Chronokids
  • Code Lyoko
  • Continuum



  • Early Edition
    • "Hot Time in the Old Town" (season 2) — Gary travels back in time to 1871
    • "Everybody Goes to Rick's" (season 4) — Gary travels back in time to 1929 to the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre in order to try to save someone.
  • Erased
  • El Ministerio Del Tiempo
  • Eureka
    • "Once in a Lifetime" (season 1) — Someone's interference with the past is causing disturbances in the space-time continuum.
    • "Founder's Day" (season 4) — Five characters are accidentally transported to 1947, before Eureka was founded. The season-long arc deals with the present-day consequences of their actions in the past.
  • Extreme Ghostbusters
    • "Ghost Apocalyptic Future" (season 1) — A disturbance in the space-time continuum results in Kylie Griffin switching places with a rebel Ghostbuster from the future, where New York City is ruled by a paranormal tyrant called Tempus.




  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
    • "Disappearing Act"
    • "The Time Corridor"
    • "The Time Wheel"
  • Hindsight
    • Becca finds herself thinking about her former best friend Lolly (Sarah Goldberg), with whom she had a falling out many years ago. If only she could talk to her once again… Suddenly, after a freakish elevator ride, Becca gets the opportunity to do just that as she wakes up in New York City on the morning of her first wedding day in 1995. Can she 'make it right' by living her life all over while re-adapting to life in New York City in the 90's – a time of smoking in bars, carrying pagers, having an AOL email address?
  • Hannah Montana
  • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
    • "The End of the Beginning" (Season 3) — Autolycus Autolycus steals the Chronos stone and, with Hercules, accidentally goes back in time five years, during which the Chronos stone is broken. They must now find the current Chronos stone and go back to their time.
    • "Armageddon Now" I & II (Season 4) — Hope helps Callisto go back in time to stop Hercules from being born. Iolaus gets help from Ares to stop her.
    • "Once Upon a Future King" (Season 5) — Arthur of Camelot, who is an evil man, is sent back to Hercules' time to learn better ways.
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show
    • "Honey, They Call Me The Space Cowboy" (season 1) — The family goes back to 1864 to view a comet, but end up helping an alien recover his spaceship from thieves.
    • "Honey, Name That Tune" (season 3) — Determined to prove the existence of a band called The Bopkas, Wayne Szalinski travels back in time to 1963 - only to discover that The Bopkas are not what they seem.


It's About Time (1966)
  • The Creature and the Cavegirl.







  • Painkiller Jane
  • Palace (TV series)
    • "Playback" (season 1) — the team encounters a Neuro who can reset time to the beginning of the day.
  • Pinky and the Brain
    • "Brain of the Future" (season 2) — the mice meet their future selves.
  • Pokémon (anime)
    • "Celebi: Voice of the Forest" (TV Movie) — Sam travels through time via Celebi.
    • "Me, Myself and Time" (Season 7) — Calista travels through time via Baltoy and an alter and meets her younger self.
    • "Time Warp Heals All Wounds" (Season 9) — May travels back in time via Edna's locket.
    • "Arceus and the Jewel of Life" (TV Movie) — Ash, Dawn, Brock, and Sheena travel through time via Dialga.
    • "Celebi and Joy" (Pokémon Chronicles) — Ritchie travels through time via Celebi.
    • "A Restoration Confrontation!" (Season 15) — Ferris travels through time to the far distant past via a portal.
    • "Rotom's Wish!" (season 18) — Ash, Serena, Clemont and Bonnie travel through time via Rotom and an elevator.
  • Port Charles: Frank Scanlon time travels from 2001 to 1973 to destroy a computer to prevent himself from communicating with Rhonda Wexler across time, and restoring the life of Karen Wexler, who was erased from existence.
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • Power Rangers Time Force A mutant criminal escapes from the year 3000 and travels back to 2001
  • Producing Parker The season 2 finale, "The Parker Prophecies", mainly involves a time-machine.
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Primeval
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    • It is revealed in Episode 10 "I Won't Rely On Anyone Anymore" that Akemi Homura uses time magic and has been going through multiple timelines to undo the events in the series. Her time travelling also affects other plot points such as Kaname Madoka's huge karmic potential.



  • The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
    • "The Edge of Yesterday" (season 2) - Hadji sends Jonny and Jessie into the past through QuestWorld to prevent Ezekiel Rage from detonating a bomb 2 miles (3.2 km) within the Earth's crust.
  • The Real Ghostbusters
    • "Xmas Marks the Spot" (season 1)—On Christmas Eve, the Ghostbusters unknowingly stumble through a portal to the past and into 19th-century Britain, where they run into Ebenezer Scrooge and capture the three Ghosts of Christmas.
    • "The Halloween Door" (season 5) — after defeating the demon Boogaloo the Ghostbusters were sent back to right before it appeared.
    • "It's About Time" (season 5) — after an accident involving a ghost trap the Ghostbusters were sent back to 1959 and had to avoid messing up the time line since the accident that brought them through was allowing ghosts from their to go back as well
  • ReBoot
    • "Identity Crisis, Part 2" (season 1) - Phong shows Dot a vision of the future after losing a Game where Megabyte enslaves all of Mainframe.
  • Red Dwarf
    • "Future Echoes (series 1) — the crew of the Red Dwarf see echoes of their future.
    • "Stasis Leak" (series 2) — a leak in stasis has preserved a portal to the past.
    • "Backwards" (series 3) — the crew of Red dwarf fly through a time hole which transports them to a version of earth where time runs backwards.
    • "Timeslides" (series 3) — a mutation in photographic development fluids allows time travel within the frame of the photograph.
    • "White Hole" (series 4) — when Red Dwarf gets too close to a white hole, time ceases to proceed linearly.
    • "The Inquisitor" (series 5) — Kryten and Lister steal the time-travel glove from an android about to erase them from history.
    • "Out of Time" (series 6) — after the Red Dwarf crew finds a time-travel drive, their future selves soon appear.
    • "Tikka to Ride" (series 7) — the Red Dwarf crew goes back in time and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, with disastrous results.
    • "Ouroboros" (series 7) — after realizing who his parents are, Lister has to use time-travel to avoid a paradox.
    • "Pete" Parts 1 and 2 (series 8) — on a Canary mission, the Red Dwarf crew discover a time wand that allows them to control the flow of time.
    • "Lemons" (series 10) — The Dwarfers attempt to construct a rejuvenation shower but it sends them back in time to 23 AD, where they meet a man called Jesus.
    • Twentica (series 11) — the Red Dwarf crew travel back in time to 1950s America where simulants have enforced a worldwide prohibition on technological development creating a steampunk Roaring Twenties culture.
  • Red vs. Blue
    • "Same Old, Same Old" (Season 5) — Wyoming uses his ability to loop time, gained from his AI implantation process, which is only noticed by some characters but not others.
  • Re:Zero
  • Rick and Morty
  • Road Rovers
  • The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show
  • Roswell
    • "The End of the World" (season 2) — a future version of Max appears and tells Liz that she must make his current self stop loving her.
  • Rugrats


  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
  • Sagrada Reset
  • Samurai Jack
    • "Episode I" (season 1) - The shape-shifting demon Aku transports Jack 25 years into the future when his evil is potent. This is undone in the finale of Season 5, when the demon's future daughter Ashi uses the same magic to transport herself and Jack back to the same period and give Jack a chance to end him once and for all.
  • Sailor Moon
  • Sanctuary
  • Scarlet Heart
  • seaQuest DSV
    • "Playtime" (season 2) — the crew of seaQuest travel over two centuries into the future, to where mankind is on the brink of extinction.
    • "Second Chance" (season 3) — the crew of seaQuest are rocketed back in time to 1962 and into the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • Snuff Box
  • The Simpsons
  • Sleepy Hollow
    • "Awakening" (season 2) - Katrina creates a time portal and she and Abbie are trapped in November 1781. Katrina makes a desperate attempt to alter the course of history.
    • "Tempus Fugit" (season 2) - Abbie meets with Ichabod and they encounter Benjamin Franklin and eventually Grace Dixon in order to make a time-reversal spell sending both Katrina and Abbie back to the present.
  • Sliders
    • "As Time Goes By" (season 2) — the sliders arrive on an earth in which time moves differently, appearing to move backwards from their perspective.
    • "The Guardian" (season 3) — the sliders are on a world in which time is moving slightly slower, thus arriving twelve years before their own time.
  • Smallville
    • In the 100th episode, Clark Kent travels back in time (a day earlier) to save someone close to him.
    • "Veritas" and "Apocalypse" (season 7), Brainiac and Kara travels back in time to Kryton, later Clark shows up.
    • "Infamous" (season 8), Clark travels back in time to stop Linda Lake.
    • In the season 8 finale and the season 9 premiere, Lois Lane accidentally travels a year into the future.
    • In several episodes, a group of superheroes from the 31st century travel to the present.
    • "Homecoming" (season 10), Brainiac 5 takes Clark on a journey to his past and his future.
    • "Booster" (season 10), Booster Gold travels from the 31st century to the present.
  • The Smurfs
    • The final season consists mostly of the Smurfs traveling to various periods in the past.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Space: 1999
  • Space Precinct
    • "Time To Kill"
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Static Shock
  • Steins;Gate
  • Strange Days at Blake Holsey High (aka Black Hole High)
  • The Suite Life on Deck
    • "International Dateline"
  • The Super 6
    • Captain Whammo/Zammo and his sidekick Private Hammo have the ability to travel through time in order to foil dastardly villains from history.
  • Supernatural
    • "Mystery Spot" (season 3) — Sam gets trapped in a time loop and sees his brother die repeatedly in different ways.
    • "In the Beginning" (season 4) — Dean is sent back in time by Castiel to investigate events concerning his parents as teenagers.
    • "The End" (season 5) — Dean is sent five years into the future to view its events.
    • "The Song Remains the Same" (season 5) — Sam and Dean go back in time to 1978 with help from Castiel.
    • "Frontierland" (season 6) — Sam and Dean travel to the 1800s and meet Samuel Colt.
    • "Time After Time" (season 7) — Dean is sent to 1944 by Chronos and meets Eliot Ness.
    • "The Vessel" (season 11) — Dean is sent back in time to find the Hand of God.
  • Superman: The Animated Series

Star Trek[edit]

  • Star Trek: The Original Series
    • "The Naked Time" (season 1) — a strange virus infects the crew of USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), severely affecting their minds, leading to a crew member deactivating the warp engines. They are emergency restarted and the ship goes back in time by three days.
    • "Tomorrow Is Yesterday" (season 1) — the crew of Enterprise travels back to 1960s Earth, and must correct damage they caused to the timeline. The initially accidental means of time travel seen in this episode becomes an established method in the Star Trek canon, and is used again in the episode "Assignment: Earth" and the feature film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
    • "The City on the Edge of Forever" (season 1) — the crew of Enterprise discovers a portal through space and time, which leads to McCoy accidentally altering history.
    • "Assignment: Earth" (season 2) — time-warping back to Earth of the 1960s, the crew of Enterprise encounters an intergalactic superspy, who tries to interfere with 20th-century events.
    • "All Our Yesterdays" (season 3) — the crew of Enterprise is trapped inside a time portal on a world threatened by a supernova.
    • "Spectre of the Gun" (season 3)— Kirk, Spock, and other members of the landing party of Enterprise are trapped in a mental illusion and made to believe they have been transported back to the 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and forced to take part in the famously bloody Western shootout.
    • "The Tholian Web" (season 3)—USS Defiant is interphase between universes as well as time (one hundred years in the past) and space.
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series
    • "Yesteryear" (season 1) – Spock must use the Guardian of Forever to return to his childhood on Vulcan and save his younger self's life, and consequentially, his parent's marriage and his mother's life.
    • "The Jihad" (season 1) – Kirk and Spock leave Enterprise for a lengthy mission and find themselves returned upon its completion to the exact moment of their departure.
    • "The Counter-Clock Incident" (season 2) – Enterprise finds itself drawn into a parallel universe where time flows backward.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
    • "Past Tense" (season 3) — a transporter accident sends Sisko, Bashir, and Dax three centuries into Earth's dark past.
    • "Visionary" (season 3) — exposed to radiation, an unknown catalyst causes O'Brien to make several brief jumps hours into the future as DS9 hosts Romulan and Klingon delegations.
    • "The Visitor" (season 4) — an elderly Jake Sisko relates the story of how he lost his father.
    • "Little Green Men" (season 4) — Quark, Rom, and Nog are accidentally thrust back in time to Roswell, New Mexico, Earth in 1947.
    • "Accession" (season 4) — a legendary Bajoran appears from the wormhole after more than 200 years and brings back ancient traditions as he assumes the role of Emissary from Sisko.
    • "Trials and Tribble-ations" (season 5) — the crew travel back to the time of James T. Kirk.
    • "Children of Time" (season 5) — an accident causes the crew to meet their own descendants - and presents them with an ethical dilemma.
    • "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night" (season 6) — when Dukat reveals to Kira her mother did not die when she was three, but was actually his lover, Kira goes into the past using the Bajoran Orb of Time to find the truth.
    • "Time's Orphan" (season 6) — Little Molly O'Brien disappears in a vortex and later emerges as an almost-feral 18-year-old woman.
  • Star Trek: Voyager
    • "Parallax" (season 1) — USS Voyager is trapped in a black hole's event horizon.
    • "Time and Again" (season 1) — Captain Kathryn Janeway goes back in time one day before an alien city is annihilated.
    • "Eye of the Needle" (season 1) — a micro-wormhole is discovered that leads to the Alpha Quadrant.
    • "Non Sequitur" — Ensign Harry Kim finds himself in an alternate time line in which he was never on Voyager and is able to get back where he belongs at the exact moment the shift had occurred
    • "Death Wish" (season 2) — the crew encounter a member of the Q Continuum seeking to end his immortal life.
    • "Future's End" (season 3) — a 29th-century timeship causes a time paradox when it accidentally sends itself and Voyager to two periods in 20th-century Earth.
    • "Coda" (season 3) — Janeway appears to be trapped in a time-loop with different events, but all ending in her death.
    • "Before and After" (season 3) — Kes experiences her life backwards.
    • "Year of Hell" (season 4) — Voyager creates a new Astrometrics Lab, which maps a new course that brings them into contact with a Krenim temporal ship.
    • "Timeless" (season 5) — an older Chakotay and Harry Kim communicate back in time to prevent Voyager from crash-landing on an ice planet.
    • "Gravity" (season 5) — Tuvok and Paris crash on a planet stuck in a pocket of deep space, where they meet a female named Noss.
    • "Relativity" (season 5) — Captain Braxton recruits Seven of Nine to stop Voyager from being sabotaged.
    • "Blink of an Eye" (season 6) — Voyager is caught in orbit of a planet with a space-time differential.
    • "Fury" (season 6) — a much older and more powerful Kes returns to Voyager.
    • "Shattered" (season 7) — Voyager is fractured into several time periods with only Chakotay able to move between them.
    • "Endgame" (season 7) — Admiral Janeway tries to shorten the trip home of Voyager.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise
    • A subplot throughout the series involved a Temporal Cold War wherein factions from the 30th century tried to disrupt history. Related to this arc, several episodes involved Captain Archer being sent into the future, and in the two-part episode "Storm Front" (season 4) USS Enterprise itself is sent back to the Second World War era.
    • "Twilight" (season 3) — Archer is infected by subspace parasites, making him unable to lead Enterprise and prevent the Xindi weapon from destroying Earth.
    • "" (season 3) — a temporal anomaly sends the crew of Enterprise back in time more than a century.
    • "In a Mirror, Darkly" (season 4) — a deserted starship from the TOS era travels back in time and crosses into the Mirror Universe.



The Twilight Zone[edit]



  • War of the Worlds
    • "Time To Reap" (season 2) — Malzor uses a rare opportunity to go back into the aftermath of the 1953 invasion to inoculate his dying brethren.
  • Warehouse 13
  • Weird Science
    • "Universal Remote" (season 1) — Gary is given a universal remote control by Lisa that allows him to pause and fast-forward through time.
    • "By the Time We Got to Woodstock" (season 4) — Stranded in 1969, Gary and Wyatt try to get to the Woodstock festival to find Lisa, while Chett tries to prevent the downfall of Richard Nixon.
  • Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego?
  • Wild Kratts




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