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27th Mar '16 2:40:01 PM 69BookWorM69
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Murdoch quite frequently solves crimes by using the limited resources of his time to get at a primitive version of a contemporary technology that would be quite familiar to the audience. Other conversations address some of the unforeseen consequences of new technologies. Some examples include:
** Murdoch and Nikola Tesla collaborate on a portable audio broadcasting unit to record a criminal conversation (in essence, a wireless wiretap) in "Power". In one of their conversations, Tesla suggests moving images could also be sent over the air, and when Murdoch says such a thing would be a "telekinetiscope", Tesla replies that the word is too long and suggests "television" instead.
** Murdoch comes up with a number of portable light sources, including one that shines UV light (helpful for detecting blood evidence) and bicycle lamps powered by the cyclist's pedaling.
** Murdoch explains chemiluminescence to his boss Inspector Brackenreid and concocts an early version of luminol.
** Early efforts to obtain ballistics evidence involve firing guns into a full rain barrel and comparing bullets. Later in the series, Murdoch seems to have learned that the water could deform a bullet, so he fires weapons into soft materials (suspended sandbags backed by hay bales) to obtain bullets for comparison.
** After doing some reading on Mongol warriors and silk, Murdoch designs a bulletproof vest. He later sends Crabtree to his tailor to have one made to fit him, which the constable wears in "Big Murderer on Campus" and "Murdoch on the Corner".
** In one episode, the evidence is underwater in Lake Ontario, so Murdoch essentially invents a rudimentary version of sonar to find it.
** The episode "Murdoch.com" revolves around women being lured to their deaths by a sexual predator... on the telegraph lines.
** Crabtree's line: "Why, it's like a spiderweb!... It could even be world-wide!"
** There is a "digitized" and "faxed" photograph Murdoch and his Surete colleague obtain via telegraph in "Monsieur Murdoch".
** Among the inventions mentioned in the episode "Invention Convention" are an analytical engine (a precursor to modern computers), a machine specifically for sending email (they call it "i-mail"), and sound-activated switches. Crabtree even notes the ease of turning off lights by clapping his hands!
** In "Journey to the Center of Toronto", Murdoch builds and sets up a series of small seismographs to help the men of Station 4 track an underground boring machine used in a series of thefts.
** After some curious metal filings are found on a corpse and at a crime scene, Murdoch hits the books and fabricates a silencer in "The Black Hand". Crabtree [[LampshadeHanging hangs the lampshade by suggesting "muffler" and "silencer" as names for the item]].
19th Mar '16 1:52:24 PM nombretomado
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14th Mar '16 6:09:12 AM RobTan
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** One episode dealt with a fraternity that was a front for a demon-worshipping cult, who lured naive girls to parties, got them drunk, tied them up in the basement and fed them to their god. Possibly unintentional, but it comes off as an allegory for college rape culture and campus sexual assults.
12th Mar '16 12:36:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* Happens in universe in an episode of ''TheGeorgeLopezShow''. Carmen and Jason are on the debate team and debating about the use of gas-guzzling cars. Carmen is still mad at Jason for cheating at him and talks about how (paraphrased) "America has betrayed some people's trust by going and tapping a foreign oil source that other guys have already tapped". Jason responds with the fact that he's sorry he satisfied his need for resources elsewhere.

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* Happens in universe in an episode of ''TheGeorgeLopezShow''.''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''. Carmen and Jason are on the debate team and debating about the use of gas-guzzling cars. Carmen is still mad at Jason for cheating at him and talks about how (paraphrased) "America has betrayed some people's trust by going and tapping a foreign oil source that other guys have already tapped". Jason responds with the fact that he's sorry he satisfied his need for resources elsewhere.



* "The Tale Of The Renegade Virus" on ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' features a virus with a serial port connector for a hand that tries to plug it into Simon's serial port in his hand. He's laughing all the while and Simons is screaming BigNo. The scene is uncomfortably reminiscent of AttemptedRape.

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* "The Tale Of The Renegade Virus" on ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' features a virus with a serial port connector for a hand that tries to plug it into Simon's serial port in his hand. He's laughing all the while and Simons is screaming BigNo. The scene is uncomfortably reminiscent of AttemptedRape.
9th Mar '16 9:36:19 PM DrOO7
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* In an episode of ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', the Ku Klux Klan is terrorizing TokenMinorityCouple Grace and Robert E. In one scene, a group of them surround Grace and hold her down while they cut her hair as she sobs hysterically. The scene is very reminiscent of a rape, especially when you remember that black women frequently suffered this ordeal at the hands of white men during this period in time.
28th Jan '16 4:36:00 AM SilentHunterUK
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* In ''Series/Deutschland83'', Alexander Edel makes a passionate rant at his father at how he is going to end up destroying Germany, finally calling him a Nazi. His body language, his shouting and the way his hair is makes him look like UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler himself.
26th Dec '15 4:38:51 PM rodneyAnonymous
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* ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s mid-90's storyline that had MarySue Karen Wexler being seduced into working as a stripper for local mobster Sonny Corinthos and him plying her with drugs to keep her dependent on him as well as threatening to kill her when she finally worked up the nerve to walk away was basically a watered-down version of him being a pimp and her being a prostitute.

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* ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s mid-90's storyline that had MarySue Karen Wexler being seduced into working as a stripper for local mobster Sonny Corinthos and him plying her with drugs to keep her dependent on him as well as threatening to kill her when she finally worked up the nerve to walk away was basically a watered-down version of him being a pimp and her being a prostitute.
2nd Dec '15 3:36:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/AirCrashInvestigation'': Auburn Calloway and the Air France hijackers both ultimately wanted to kamikaze their planes into buildings; Calloway targeted Fed-Ex's headquarters in Memphis while the Air France hijackers planned to gun for the Eiffel Tower. The parallels to a [[NineEleven certain terrorist attack]] are not ignored.

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* ''Series/AirCrashInvestigation'': Auburn Calloway and the Air France hijackers both ultimately wanted to kamikaze their planes into buildings; Calloway targeted Fed-Ex's headquarters in Memphis while the Air France hijackers planned to gun for the Eiffel Tower. The parallels to a [[NineEleven certain terrorist attack]] attack are not ignored.
16th Nov '15 3:13:15 PM Kartoonkid95
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** In "iMust have Locker 239", Spencer gets incensed that Carly is taking art classes at the local community center instead of from him, and the situation is treated like someone is an affair.
18th Oct '15 3:58:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WhateverHappenedToTheLikelyLads?'' features a man about to get married. His {{Heterosexual Life Partner|s}} then returns, feeling betrayed by his old friend, and very out-of-the-loop. His attitude towards his best friend's fiancée varies between amusement and outright resentment, and she also resents him, seeing him as a threat. The first series ends with the two men sleeping together on the wedding night.

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* ''WhateverHappenedToTheLikelyLads?'' ''Series/WhateverHappenedToTheLikelyLads?'' features a man about to get married. His {{Heterosexual Life Partner|s}} then returns, feeling betrayed by his old friend, and very out-of-the-loop. His attitude towards his best friend's fiancée varies between amusement and outright resentment, and she also resents him, seeing him as a threat. The first series ends with the two men sleeping together on the wedding night.
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