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Of all the cards to call no way in hell, I wouldn't label prime time as that. As removal gets better, prime time becomes a weaker creature. The only think that makes prime time powerful with one activation is Urborg and cabal coffers... that's it. Get those two lands, and you surge ahead in mana production. Maybe ink moth nexus and that pump land. But other than that, the power level of what ptime can fetch drops sharply. Based on the current list, i find ptime harder to justify on the list, and can foresee him coming off in the next 5 years. If anything, wizards will just make more versions of him and SP since there is a demand in the EDH community for it.
I agree with Liquid. It seems a really sad thing that Prime Time is right up there next to Balance and Limited Resources. We get it, it would be the best creature to clone. That medal has to go to something.
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx + Deserted Temple or Dark Depths + Thespian's Stage or Crypt of Agadeem + Deserted Temple or Gaea's Cradle / Serra's Sanctum could cause quite a bit of trouble also. All of these lands see play in our group. Finding any of them with Prime Time could dramatically swing the game.
All of the cards you named are either trash tier, require some other factor, and/or can be dealt with through one of many board sweepers. Cabal/Urborg are the only combination that require an opponent to NEED land destruction.