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2nd Dec '16 12:15:16 AM PaulA
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* "Fanfic/TheUniverseDoesntCheat" has Eleya first order a Crazy Ivan, then a Sulu Flip later on.[[labelnote:*]]It's a reference to an event in ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} My Enemy, My Ally]]'' where Hikaru Sulu put the ''Enterprise'' through a 180 degree backflip while traveling at high warp.[[/labelnote]]
** Notably, "Crazy Ivan" is a real maneuver used by submarines, it's a powered course reversal performed by an underway sub to try to force following enemy boats to break off (revealing their presence and position). Pioneered by the [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Soviet Navy]], thus the "Ivan" nickname. As for "crazy," flipping a 3,000 ton submarine over like a 30,000 pound jet fighter could be considered quite mad.

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* "Fanfic/TheUniverseDoesntCheat" has Eleya first order a Crazy Ivan, then a Sulu Flip later on.[[labelnote:*]]It's a reference to an event in ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} My Enemy, My Ally]]'' where Hikaru Sulu put the ''Enterprise'' through a 180 degree backflip while traveling at high warp.[[/labelnote]]
** Notably,
"Crazy Ivan" is a real maneuver used by submarines, it's a powered course reversal performed by an underway sub to try to force following enemy boats to break off (revealing their presence and position). Pioneered by the [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Soviet Navy]], thus the "Ivan" nickname. As for "crazy," flipping a 3,000 ton submarine over like a 30,000 pound jet fighter could be considered quite mad. "Sulu Flip" is a reference to an event in ''Literature/MyEnemyMyAlly'' where Hikaru Sulu put the ''Enterprise'' through a 180 degree backflip while traveling at high warp.
26th Oct '16 7:58:36 PM PaulA
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** The Picard Maneuver. In-universe, this is a tactic that exploited FasterThanLightTravel: if you time it right, the enemy will detect not just your ship but also the limited-to-lightspeed image of where-it-used-to-be, and then hopefully shoot the wrong one. ''On set'', this was the nickname the other actors gave to Creator/PatrickStewart's habit of tugging his costume's tunic down every time he sat down to ensure a camera friendly appearance (all the actors were instructed to do it, but Creator/PatrickStewart did his in a most aggressive manner). In a PeterDavid [[Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse spin-off novel]], other captains call it the same thing.

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** The Picard Maneuver. In-universe, this is a tactic that exploited FasterThanLightTravel: if you time it right, the enemy will detect not just your ship but also the limited-to-lightspeed image of where-it-used-to-be, and then hopefully shoot the wrong one. ''On set'', this was the nickname the other actors gave to Creator/PatrickStewart's habit of tugging his costume's tunic down every time he sat down to ensure a camera friendly appearance (all the actors were instructed to do it, but Creator/PatrickStewart did his in a most aggressive manner). In a PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid [[Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse spin-off novel]], other captains call it the same thing.
22nd Oct '16 3:36:49 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Quark}}''. In "The Good, the Bad and the Ficus", the crew are fighting an [[MirrorUniverse evil version of themselves]]. Captain Quark asks for Maneuver Plan Red, then we cut to a [[EvilIsHammy scenery-chewing Evil Quark]] demanding ''Attack'' Plan Red. Turns out they're both the same thing.
10th Sep '16 6:17:42 AM Xtifr
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* Creator/SamuelRDelany's ''Babel-17'', quite apart from the languages, incorporeal navigation and biological modification going on, features a captain directing a fleet via ''clinical psychiatry terms''. [[spoiler:When the heroine grabs the mike off the captain and turns the tide of a battle by speaking to the ships in the same kind of language, she explains that it all made sense in the Babel-17 language she's been deciphering, indicating that there may be more to Babel-17 than just words]].

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* Creator/SamuelRDelany's ''Babel-17'', ''Literature/Babel17'', quite apart from the languages, incorporeal navigation and biological modification going on, features a captain directing a fleet via ''clinical psychiatry terms''. [[spoiler:When the heroine grabs the mike off the captain and turns the tide of a battle by speaking to the ships in the same kind of language, she explains that it all made sense in the Babel-17 language she's been deciphering, indicating that there may be more to Babel-17 than just words]].
2nd Sep '16 12:08:09 PM erforce
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* The movie ''Film/{{Sahara}}'' gives us [[StuffBlowingUp "The Panama"]]:

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* The movie ''Film/{{Sahara}}'' ''Film/{{Sahara 2005}}'' gives us [[StuffBlowingUp "The Panama"]]:
29th Aug '16 10:24:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the main advantages of [[TheGloryThatWasRome the Roman Army]] was exactly this: a series of pre-determined manouvers that would be executed in battle upon command, be it the ''"Mittite!"'' shouted by the centurions to [[DeathFromAbove unleash hundreds of javelins on the enemy right before the meelee]] to more complex pincers, alternations and moves signaled by the sound of the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buccina buccina]]''.

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* One of the main advantages of [[TheGloryThatWasRome [[UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome the Roman Army]] was exactly this: a series of pre-determined manouvers that would be executed in battle upon command, be it the ''"Mittite!"'' shouted by the centurions to [[DeathFromAbove unleash hundreds of javelins on the enemy right before the meelee]] to more complex pincers, alternations and moves signaled by the sound of the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buccina buccina]]''.
7th Aug '16 2:01:09 AM JackG
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* In the Series/StarTrekVoyager ParodyFic ''Software Error'', Commander Chakotay has Authorisation Chakotay Angry Bear, Chakotay Sly Fox, and Chakotay Cunning Bastard!
26th Jul '16 6:42:15 AM BillyNotSilly
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* ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles'' has a lot of jargon relating to tactics, such as the Mizia Concept, Kaufman Retrograde and Gorn Anchor. Some of these come from supporting magazines where fans write in with suggestions about tactics.
5th Jul '16 5:53:31 AM tropower
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-->'''Kirk:''' Stand by for Emergency Landing Plan... B.\\

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-->'''Kirk:''' Stand by for to execute Emergency Landing Plan... B.\\
5th Jul '16 5:48:38 AM tropower
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The EU confirms that "Attack Pattern Delta" in this context refers to advancing in single file and then peeling off at the last minute, to present a smaller target to the AT-AT's relatively clumsy weapons. See [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Attack_Pattern_Delta the article on Wookieepedia]]. The [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] has established [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Tactics quite a collection of these]].\\

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The EU confirms that portrays "Attack Pattern Delta" in this context refers as refering to advancing in single file and then peeling off at the last minute, to present a smaller target to the AT-AT's relatively clumsy weapons. See [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Attack_Pattern_Delta the article on Wookieepedia]]. The [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] has established [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Tactics quite a collection of these]].\\



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' make fun of this. Blossom called out "Attack pattern Alpha Omega Atari!", and the girls flew toward the monster, while their beam trails looked like the {{Atari}} logo. Well, Atari ''was'' once part of Warner Communications.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' make fun of this. Blossom called out "Attack pattern Alpha Omega Atari!", and the girls flew toward the monster, while their beam trails looked like the {{Atari}} logo. Well, Atari ''was'' once part of Warner Communications.[[note]]Which has since become Time Warner, the parent company of Turner Entertainment, whose CartoonNetwork originally aired the show. Additionally, Time Warner now owns the post-1984 Atari (i.e., the "Atari Games") catalog (again).[[/note]]
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