History Hammerspace / LiveActionTV

25th Jan '16 4:36:32 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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*** "DOCTOR: Of course, the real question is, where did I get the cup of tea? Answer? I'm the Doctor. Just accept it."

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*** "DOCTOR: Of ***"Of course, the real question is, where did I get the cup of tea? Answer? I'm the Doctor. Just accept it."
25th Jan '16 4:36:08 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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** In Series 9, The Doctor steals Davros' (yes, that one's) chair, fixes himself some tea, and wheels out into the room full of Daleks.
***"DOCTOR: Of course, the real question is, where did I get the cup of tea? Answer? I'm the Doctor. Just accept it."
18th Jan '16 7:05:20 PM aresef
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*** The morphers for this particular season are also kinda bulky blasters and exist in hammerspace pretty much by necessity.
** In PowerRangersSamurai and PowerRangersMegaforce, the basic weapons the rangers would summon while morphed kind of just show up on a whim when they're unmorphed fighting Mooks.
18th Mar '15 9:36:06 AM Ryan37352
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**In the first episode of PowerRangersDinoCharge, while Tyler and Shelby are facing a monster, Tyler reaches into his backpack and pulls out a banana, a pair of underpants, and finally, a shovel.
13th Feb '15 7:18:28 AM pinkdalek
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** In "The Ambassadors of Death", the Third Doctor temporarily hides a reel of tape by [[JustOneSecondOutOfSync sending it back in time]], via unclear mechanisms. It reappears back in his hand when he needs it later.
** The Fourth Doctor's pockets are one of his gimmicks, stemming from his [[Creator/MarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] inspirational pedigree. A regular gag would be Doctor being captured and hauled before some [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal malevolent middle-management]] {{Mook}}, who would inevitably order him to "Turn out your pockets", allowing the Doctor to fill the table with an endless collection of ludicrous items until his interrogator got bored. (See "Robot" for the [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first use of this gag]] and "Genesis of the Daleks" for him doing this to annoy [[ANaziByAnyOtherName space-Nazis]]). As his tenure wore on the items stowed away in his pockets [[{{Flanderisation}} got increasingly ridiculous]], culminating in a Season 17 scene where he apparently stashes a half-full cup of tea into his pocket with no apparent ill effects. One of the novels even refers to them being a "pocket dimension".
** Captain Jack is able to pull a concealed gun despite having his clothes disintegrated off his body just a moment before. He does imply that it's [[AssShove best not to ask exactly where he pulled it from]].



** A regular feature of the classic series was the Doctor being captured and hauled before some [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal malevolent middle-management Mook]], who would inevitably order him to "Turn out your pockets." One of the novels even refers to them being a "pocket dimension".



** Captain Jack is able to pull a concealed gun despite having his clothes disintegrated off his body just a moment before. He does imply that it's best not to ask exactly where he pulled it from.
19th Oct '14 5:10:17 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** The Series 8 episode "Flatline" has a variant: The TARDIS fits in Clara's handbag with the Doctor inside. At one point he even hands her a hammer.

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** The Series 8 episode "Flatline" has a variant: The Due to the MonsterOfTheWeek's powers, the TARDIS fits in Clara's handbag has shrunken with the Doctor inside. inside, so much so that Clara can carry it around in her handbag, leading to the Doctor helping her through the episode by handing her various tools through the TARDIS's door, making it look like she pulls them out of her bag. At one point he the Doctor even hands gives her [[VisualPun a hammer.large sledgehammer]].
18th Oct '14 6:13:58 PM AwSamWeston
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** The Series 8 episode "Flatline" has a variant: The TARDIS fits in Clara's handbag with the Doctor inside. At one point he even hands her a hammer.
13th Sep '14 9:28:35 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* An episode of WWE saw Triple H, known for carrying around a sledgehammer to clobber his foes with, facing off with Randy Orton holding a sledgehammer. Orton suggested they both drop their weapons and just go at it like men. Triple H agreed, both men ditched the hammers they were carrying, and then, after stepping into the ring and removing his jacket, [=HHH=] pulled another full-sized sledgehammer out from behind his back and proceeded to chase Orton away. Now, yes, obviously in real life, the second hammer was concealed behind his back the entire time, held by a special rig, but the fact that someone managed to (in {{kayfabe}}) use Hammerspace on a live television program was impressive.
** Beneath the ring could somewhat count, as everything including a kitchen sink has been pulled out from under the ring. Within kayfabe, the character Hornswoggle even lives under the ring.
** Apparently, so do a bunch of similarly sized people. At first, it was just a joke by JBL, but then after being sued by Hornswoggle, DX has to go under the ring and not only find a full sized courtroom, but [[SerialEscalation a building!]] So yes, in kayfabe, under the ring is officially Hammerspace.
** It's just a [[Series/DoctorWho TARDIS]]. Vince is clearly just The Master.
28th Jul '14 2:19:22 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The Hammerspace nature of the Doctor's pockets on ''Series/DoctorWho'' is well-established.
** In the [[ExpandedUniverse spin-off novel]] ''The Dying Days'', [[spoiler:after being pushed out of a plane in flight he survives by using the contents of his pockets to improvise a parachute.]]
** At a crucial moment "The Runaway Bride", the Doctor produces a remote control to stop the robots that are attacking them. "Guess what I've got, Donna? Pockets!" he says, and when Donna says that the remote control wouldn't fit, he adds, "They're bigger on the inside." So is the TARDIS, of course.
** A regular feature of the classic series was the Doctor being captured and hauled before some [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal malevolent middle-management Mook]], who would inevitably order him to "Turn out your pockets." One of the novels even refers to them being a "pocket dimension".
** In one episode, Rory takes a flashlight out of his pocket. The Doctor pulls out a fluorescent light that's almost as long as one of his legs. Rory is a bit put out that "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything [the Doctor's] is bigger]]."
** Captain Jack is able to pull a concealed gun despite having his clothes disintegrated off his body just a moment before. He does imply that it's best not to ask exactly where he pulled it from.
* The Canadian comedy series ''The Red Green Show'' used Hammerspace in the Adventures with Bill sequences where Bill would often pull impossibly large items out of his overalls. Some examples include oars and a ten-foot ladder.
* ''Series/AllThat'' - Baggin' Saggin' Barry has whatever you need at any given time in his oversized pants, up to and including Abraham Lincoln.
* On a 12th season episode of the British automobile MagazineShow ''TopGear'', presenter Jeremy Clarkson seems to pull a hammer out of nowhere in order to demonstrate how sturdy the body of a Soviet-built Lada is.
* An episode of WWE saw Triple H, known for carrying around a sledgehammer to clobber his foes with, facing off with Randy Orton holding a sledgehammer. Orton suggested they both drop their weapons and just go at it like men. Triple H agreed, both men ditched the hammers they were carrying, and then, after stepping into the ring and removing his jacket, [=HHH=] pulled another full-sized sledgehammer out from behind his back and proceeded to chase Orton away. Now, yes, obviously in real life, the second hammer was concealed behind his back the entire time, held by a special rig, but the fact that someone managed to (in {{kayfabe}}) use Hammerspace on a live television program was impressive.
** Beneath the ring could somewhat count, as everything including a kitchen sink has been pulled out from under the ring. Within kayfabe, the character Hornswoggle even lives under the ring.
** Apparently, so do a bunch of similarly sized people. At first, it was just a joke by JBL, but then after being sued by Hornswoggle, DX has to go under the ring and not only find a full sized courtroom, but [[SerialEscalation a building!]] So yes, in kayfabe, under the ring is officially Hammerspace.
** It's just a [[Series/DoctorWho TARDIS]]. Vince is clearly just The Master.
* Creator/StephenColbert's C-shaped desk is only ever shown from the front, which allows a ridiculous amount of junk to be pulled out of hidden cupboards as the plot calls for it. Notable items include a phone, a fax machine, his gun Sweetness, the Big Red Button, a pitchfork, a suitcase, John Oliver, at least two skulls, a variety of Prescott Pharmaceuticals products, Rahm Emanuel's severed finger, a secret prison (now closed), a pyramid (incomplete), a green room housing Michel J. Fox, a giant washing machine, a Foot Locker, a Starbucks, and ''another Starbucks''. This in turn has given substantial credibility to the theory that Colbert is a [[Series/DoctorWho Time Lord]].
** Lampshaded when Jon Stewart dropped by with an edifying videotape. "Let me just pop this into the part of my desk that plays VHS tapes..."
** In the 2008 presidential primaries season, Mr Colbert interviewed the candidate Dennis Kucinich, who pulled an amazing amount of stuff out of his suit, including a full teacup.
* Freshman sidekick Jerry Steiner on ''ParkerLewisCantLose'' had a trench coat with this property. Also, everything stored within was held in place by Velcro.
* Constantly happening in ''Series/BlakesSeven'' due to the tight-leather outfits of the heroes. In one episode Dayna uses a small robot bomb on wheels, despite not teleporting down with any form of bag or container to hold it.
* In ''Series/{{Skins}}'', this is the only place Emily can possibly be hiding the Distraction Cake. In order to defuse an awkward situation at a party, she says "Hey, look what I made!" - and produces, from seemingly nowhere, a two-foot wide chocolate gateau.
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89Ye6dLzp4o NBC promo]] for ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' where Sarah pulls out hidden weapons.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' does this sometimes. Rangers are eternally calling the name of a weapon, and then the scene will them change to them raising it as if they had it all along. Explicit teleportation of weapons happens ''just'' often enough to make it the logical explanation. And then there are the occasional cases where a character goes gets an item, is then not seen with the item, but does the "jump-cut to them raising it to use" trick. Apparently, you have to procure an item in real space to be able to retrieve it from your personal hammerspace.
** Though the rangers aren't the only guilty ones. In [[MightyMorphinPowerRangers the original incarnation]], in the episode "A Bad Reflection on You", Rita decides to use the [[ThePsychoRangers Psycho Ranger]] trick to frame the Power Rangers. She does it first in their human forms, landing them in detention. Bulk, who is apparently used to detention, first demonstrates this trope with his lunchbox, about the size of an average one. It ''starts'' getting impossible when he pulls out a submarine sandwich. Then, a bit later, he pulls out a "Detention Survival Kit" that has a ''TV'' in it.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Brennan -- dressed up as Wonder Woman for a mandatory costume party -- suddenly has her ([[BiggerIsBetter big]]) gun drawn while she and Booth enter a building where a hostage is being tortured. Booth's response is "Where'd you even find a place to hide that?" to her apparent use of HammerSpace.
* The Scooby Gang from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' spent six years without any of them owning a cell phone, [[TropeBreaker a piece of technology that would have made their lives both easier and considerably safer]]. They finally got cell phones in Season 7, but many of Buffy's outfits involved pants and skirts without pockets. As a result, there's at least one occasion when Buffy reaches out of frame and her hand reappears with her phone in it, but the wider shot shows that there's really no logical place for it to have come from.
** The demon Sweet in the [[MusicalEpisode musical episode]] ''Once More With Feeling'' seems to be able to bring scrolls and doors from nowhere.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' does it, most prominently in the seasons where the Riders' powers are tech-based. Two stand-out examples:
** [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Kamen Rider IXA's]] TransformationTrinket is a knuckle device that docks into the belt, but for all intents and purposes the knuckle is the only part that matters. On several occasions, the knuckle is stolen, which allows whoever stole it to become IXA, with the belt just being on their waist with no explanation (as opposed to Kiva's, which ''does'' have a special effect for appearing around his waist).
** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble's'' trinket is similarly two-part, consisting of a belt and memory sticks-like devices that allow [[MultiFormBalance form changes]]. The two individuals who become Double each hold onto three of the six Memories, but when they transform, all six end up with Double who pulls them out of thin air to change forms. Series/KamenRiderOOO, which has even more transformation trinkets (coin-like objects) than Double, subverts this by the main characters needing to have the many Medals carried around in large containers or by a second party to switch them in and out (for Core Medals) or to resupply (for Cell Medals).
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' is a very straight example, as the main character will have a total of 40 switches by series end to allow for different weapons and forms, and already pulls them completely out of thin air when in a fight.
*** MissionControl actually carries a briefcase which can hold up to 10 Switches at a time. However, when he first transformed into his SuperMode, the same case managed to release ALL the Switches, so it's still played straight. As for the Modules that are produced by the Switches themselves, it was mentioned that they are actually a manifestation of Cosmic Energy, making that bit more a case of GreenLanternRing.
** In multiple series (including ''Double'' and ''Series/KamenRiderDenO''), the Riders de-transform simply by unbuckling their belts...which subsequently disappear along with the rest of the costume. And yet the belts and all associated items reappear in the heroes' hands whenever they need to change.
* Kramer's apartment on ''Seinfeld''
* Often invoked to explain where Immortals produce their swords from in ''Series/{{Highlander}}''. There's a running fanwank about 'swordspace' in their longcoats or other clothing. Amanda doesn't even bother to be that subtle about it, seeming at times to pull her sword ''out of her hair''...and she's got very short hair.
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