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20th Sep '17 5:30:14 PM Amahn
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* Given the way Hyperspace is a separate navigable layer of space and the HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace nature of ''Series/BabylonFive'', it's an extremely bad idea to blindly roam around in Hyperspace. Without a navigation lock on a known Hyperspace exit point you're all but guaranteed to get irrevocably lost in hell. Worse is that Hyperspace "moves" and loosing engine power will cause you to drift away from the navigation beckons. Still, there are massive Explorer Class ships who's job it is to build new jumpgates and the nav beckons that go with them in previously unexplored space. How exactly they do this without getting lost is never explored.

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* Given the way Hyperspace is a separate navigable layer of space and the HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace nature of ''Series/BabylonFive'', it's an extremely bad idea to blindly roam around in Hyperspace. Without a navigation lock on a known Hyperspace exit point you're all but guaranteed to get irrevocably lost in hell. Worse is that Hyperspace "moves" and loosing engine power will cause you to drift away from the navigation beckons. Still, there are massive Explorer Class ships who's job it is to build new jumpgates and the nav beckons that go with them in previously unexplored space. How exactly they do this without getting lost is never explored. The Vorlons once used the "blind jump lost in hell" nature of Hyperspace to try and get rid of a piece of technology, unfortunately it was later accidentally found.
20th Sep '17 5:27:54 PM Amahn
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* Given the way Hyperspace is a separate navigable layer of space and the HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace nature of ''Series/BabylonFive'', it's an extremely bad idea to blindly roam around in Hyperspace. Without a navigation lock on a known Hyperspace exit point you're all but guaranteed to get irrevocably lost in hell. Worse is that Hyperspace "moves" and loosing engine power will cause you to drift away from the navigation beckons. Still, there are massive Explorer Class ships who's job it is to build new jumpgates and the nav beckons that go with them in previously unexplored space. How exactly they do this without getting lost is never explored.


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* Played with in ''VideoGame/EarthAndBeyond''. All ships were equipped with thrusters for normal flight and warp drives for traveling around larger distances. Warping could be done in 2 methods; traveling by "autopilot" along a programmed course between navigation points, or "free warping" by pointing your ship in the direction you want to go and activating your warp drive. Using navigation points required only an initial energy drain on your reactor and then you could fly indefinitely until you reached your target, which did not have to be along a straight line. Free warping however pulled a constant drain on your reactor thereby limiting the distance you could travel, and there was no ability to turn while in free warp. Free warping was useful for making quick escapes from dangerous situations without opening your map to plot a course, and could be used to discover nav points that were too far from main routes for most sensors to detect.
** A somewhat lesser example that applies to story only was in the Ancient Gates. When humans discovered them and started to open them they had no idea where they would lead. A few were opened during the course of the game giving access to new high level zones.
21st Aug '17 7:31:38 PM NOYB
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* In the new-era ''Series/DoctorWho'' Series 4 finale, "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End", Martha attempts to use a reverse-engineered teleporter despite the fact that the scientists have no idea how to program the thing correctly. Lucky for Martha, the tech has a mental link and she is teleported to her mother's house instead of being scattered into atoms.

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* In the new-era ''Series/DoctorWho'' Series 4 finale, "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End", Martha attempts to use a reverse-engineered teleporter despite the fact that the scientists have no idea how to program the thing correctly. Lucky for Martha, the tech has a mental an empathic link and she is teleported to her mother's house instead of being scattered into atoms.
21st Aug '17 7:31:02 PM NOYB
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* In the new era ''Series/DoctorWho'' series 4 finale, "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End", Martha attempts to use a reverse-engineered teleporter despite the fact that the scientists have no idea how to program the thing correctly. Lucky for Martha, the tech has a mental link and she is teleported to her house instead of being scattered into atoms.

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* In the new era new-era ''Series/DoctorWho'' series Series 4 finale, "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End", Martha attempts to use a reverse-engineered teleporter despite the fact that the scientists have no idea how to program the thing correctly. Lucky for Martha, the tech has a mental link and she is teleported to her mother's house instead of being scattered into atoms.
10th Jul '17 2:36:55 PM Mullon
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* At the climax of ''Literature/TheTimeOfContempt'' Ciri makes a jumps through an unstable magical portal to escape a massive fight that's broken out at the WizardingSchool and winds up in a desert. Since the the destination was random Geralt spends the rest of the series searching everywhere for her.
8th Jun '17 2:40:41 PM Antigone3
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** The classic-era episode "The Armageddon Factor" ended with the Doctor hooking a randomizer up to the [=TARDIS=] control panel, so ''all'' his travels will be space-time blind jumps.
16th May '17 7:08:26 PM nombretomado
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* A variation of this occurs in ''UndocumentedFeatures'': The ''Delphinus'' makes a blind jump to escape [[Anime/BubblegumCrisis GENOM's]] forces, but winds up stranded in non-space until [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Skuld]] pulls them out.

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* A variation of this occurs in ''UndocumentedFeatures'': ''Fanfic/UndocumentedFeatures'': The ''Delphinus'' makes a blind jump to escape [[Anime/BubblegumCrisis GENOM's]] forces, but winds up stranded in non-space until [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Skuld]] pulls them out.
13th May '17 5:55:37 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Franchise/StarCraft'' Novel ''Queen of Blades'', after Raynor warns Horner in the orbiting Battlecruiser ''Hyperion'' that the shuttles about to dock with his ship contain Zerg, and there's no other way to prevent their ship from being overrun, Horner initiates a blind warp jump (and so do the crew of the ''Norad III''). This allows the ''Hyperion'' to be lost in space for just long enough that they can return to the abandoned crew as BigDamnHeroes.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarCraft'' Novel ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' novel ''Queen of Blades'', after Raynor warns Horner in the orbiting Battlecruiser ''Hyperion'' that the shuttles about to dock with his ship contain Zerg, and there's no other way to prevent their ship from being overrun, Horner initiates a blind warp jump (and so do the crew of the ''Norad III''). This allows the ''Hyperion'' to be lost in space for just long enough that they can return to the abandoned crew as BigDamnHeroes.
22nd Mar '17 9:57:32 AM ChronoLegion
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* In Creator/AndreyLivadny's ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' series, nearly all early [[SubspaceOrHyperspace Hypersphere]] jumps were blind jumps due to the lack of understanding of the nature of the anomaly and the fact that no navigation systems existed for determining location. Even after the invention of mass-detectors, there were plenty of ships that never returned. That explains why most novels involve someone finding a LostColony or ruins of one even in remote systems.

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* In Creator/AndreyLivadny's ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' series, nearly all early [[SubspaceOrHyperspace Hypersphere]] jumps were blind jumps due to the lack of understanding of the nature of the anomaly and the fact that no navigation systems existed for determining location. Even after the invention of mass-detectors, there were plenty of ships that never returned.returned (to put it into perspective, there were 7023 ships launched during the 50-year Great Exodus; a thousand years later, only a few hundred inhabited worlds are known to humanity at large). That explains why most novels involve someone finding a LostColony or ruins of one even in remote systems.
26th Feb '17 6:37:31 PM Xavon
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* Fanfic/BeyondTheOuterGateLies: Harry does this twice. The first time in the very beginning, to escape Great Red. Since he is already outside his universe, he doesn't see it as much of a risk. The second time involves escaping a pocket dimension.
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