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31st Jan '16 1:33:41 PM WillKeaton
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-->-- '''Creator/DavidLangford''', [[http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/nonfiction/dlnw.htm "A Gadget Too Far",]] as a corollary to Arthur C. ClarkesThirdLaw
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-->-- '''Creator/DavidLangford''', [[http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/nonfiction/dlnw.htm "A Gadget Too Far",]] Far,"]] as a corollary to Arthur C. ClarkesThirdLaw
8th Dec '15 4:52:16 PM Prime32
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27th Oct '15 6:29:55 AM Berrenta
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Stub trope
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23rd Oct '15 3:44:11 PM BreadBull
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22nd Aug '15 6:04:51 PM DarthRevanFTW
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* ByThePowerOfGreySkull
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23rd Jul '15 9:29:59 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Phlebotinum[[note]]or "phlebotinium" in the Commonwealth countries[[/note]] is the versatile substance that may be rubbed on almost anything to cause an effect needed by a plot. Examples include but are not limited to: [[{{Nanomachines}} nanotechnology]], magic crystal emanations, pixie dust, and GreenRocks.
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Phlebotinum[[note]]or "phlebotinium" in the Commonwealth countries[[/note]] is the versatile substance that may be rubbed on almost anything to cause an effect needed by a plot. Examples include but are not limited to: [[{{Nanomachines}} nanotechnology]], magic crystal emanations, pixie dust, and GreenRocks.
10th Jul '15 9:04:11 PM Specialist290
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Phlebotinum is the versatile substance that may be rubbed on almost anything to cause an effect needed by a plot. Examples include but are not limited to: [[{{Nanomachines}} nanotechnology]], magic crystal emanations, pixie dust, and GreenRocks.
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Phlebotinum Phlebotinum[[note]]or "phlebotinium" in the Commonwealth countries[[/note]] is the versatile substance that may be rubbed on almost anything to cause an effect needed by a plot. Examples include but are not limited to: [[{{Nanomachines}} nanotechnology]], magic crystal emanations, pixie dust, and GreenRocks.
30th Jun '15 11:36:51 PM Goldfritha
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In essence, it is plot fuel. Without it, the story would grind to an abrupt halt. It's the science that powers the FTL drive on the starship so the characters can get somewhere, it's the magic that hatches the EggMacGuffin so the protagonist can save an endangered species, it's the strange things unknown to science or magic that do basically anything. The reader does not know how Phlebotinum would work and the creators hope nobody cares.
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In essence, it is plot fuel. Without it, the story would grind to an abrupt halt. It's the science that powers the FTL drive on the starship so the characters can get somewhere, it's the magic that hatches the EggMacGuffin so the protagonist can save an endangered species, it's the strange things unknown to science or magic that do basically anything.anything except those limits and dangers required by the plot. The reader does not know how Phlebotinum would work and the creators hope nobody cares.
16th Jun '15 11:10:41 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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No potholes in page quotes.
->''"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from [[AssPull a completely ad-hoc plot device]]"''
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->''"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from [[AssPull a completely ad-hoc plot device]]"''device"''
14th Jun '15 9:07:47 PM nombretomado
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According to JossWhedon, during the DVD commentary for the pilot episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the term "phlebotinum" originates from ''Buffy'' writer (and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' co-creator) David Greenwalt's sudden outburst: "Don't touch the phlebotinum!" apropos of nothing.[[labelnote:Fun Fact]]Whether or not he had the etymological connection in mind, "phlebotomy" is the drawing of blood, coincidentally appropriate in context.[[/labelnote]]
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According to JossWhedon, Creator/JossWhedon, during the DVD commentary for the pilot episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the term "phlebotinum" originates from ''Buffy'' writer (and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' co-creator) David Greenwalt's sudden outburst: "Don't touch the phlebotinum!" apropos of nothing.[[labelnote:Fun Fact]]Whether or not he had the etymological connection in mind, "phlebotomy" is the drawing of blood, coincidentally appropriate in context.[[/labelnote]]
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