History Main / CommLinks

19th Jan '16 11:32:35 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Static and Richie (later [[GadgeteerGenius Gear]]) in ''StaticShock'' make gadgets called Shock Boxes, which work like walkie talkies. In one episode, Static managed to use his powers to [[TimTaylorTechnology boost their range to across the planet]], somehow.
to:
* Static and Richie (later [[GadgeteerGenius Gear]]) in ''StaticShock'' ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' make gadgets called Shock Boxes, which work like walkie talkies. In one episode, Static managed to use his powers to [[TimTaylorTechnology boost their range to across the planet]], somehow.
8th Jan '16 7:08:31 AM ChronoLegion
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', the team have cellphones, but for contacting the Warehouse they use Farnsworths, which are {{dieselpunk}}y {{Video Phone}}s that never lose a signal, invented by Philo Farnsworth himself. They're also unhackable, which doesn't stop Claudia trying to hack hers in order to give it a cool ringtone. Being invented in the early 20th century, they only transmit in black-and-white, but appear to have HD quality. We are also never shown anyone actually dialing different Farnsworths.
to:
* In ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', the team have cellphones, but for contacting the Warehouse they use Farnsworths, which are {{dieselpunk}}y {{Video Phone}}s that never lose a signal, signal (which helps because the Warehouse blocks normal cell phone signal), invented by Philo Farnsworth himself. They're also unhackable, which doesn't stop Claudia trying to hack hers in order to give it a cool ringtone. Being invented in the early 20th century, they only transmit in black-and-white, but appear to have HD quality. We are also never shown anyone actually dialing different Farnsworths.
8th Jan '16 7:06:58 AM ChronoLegion
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', the crew of the ''[[CoolShip Andromeda Ascendant]]'' use comms implanted into their necks. They work over long distances and allow them to communicate with the ship in orbit. Also, they can apparently record and transmit video while being [[FridgeLogic implanted]]. Not really used on the ship, as the AI can route calls there.
to:
* In ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', the crew of the ''[[CoolShip Andromeda Ascendant]]'' use comms implanted into their necks. They work over long distances and allow them to communicate with the ship in orbit. Also, they can apparently record and transmit video while being [[FridgeLogic implanted]].implanted]] (possibly tapping into the visual nerve for video). Not really used on the ship, as the AI can route calls there.
8th Jan '16 7:03:42 AM ChronoLegion
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* A fairly realistic example in ''Literature/TheAuthorities''. The titular team maintains constant communication, when in the field, even with those members of the team who remain in their HQ. This is done via a custom-made smartphone (running an enhanced version of Android) paired with earpieces, which are molded to an individual's ear. The phone bill must be ridiculous, but the team is well-funded by a billionaire, who spares no expense. The comms are also necessary, since [[spoiler:one member of the team is unable to communicate normally and uses sophisticated technology in her helmet to pick up on her mouth movements and generate speech via the network]].
7th Jan '16 6:09:07 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* ''SpaceQuest V: The Next Mutation'', being a parody of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', uses flip communicators for Roger to contact the ship.
to:
* ''SpaceQuest V: The Next Mutation'', ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVTheNextMutation'', being a parody of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', uses flip communicators for Roger to contact the ship.
15th Dec '15 12:30:18 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', there is a questline where you use communicators to talk to Brann Bronzebeard (at least on the horde side, where normal communication would be difficult to say the least).
to:
* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', there is a questline where you use communicators to talk to Brann Bronzebeard (at least on the horde side, where normal communication would be difficult to say the least).
7th Nov '15 10:36:11 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* The [[BodySurf body-surfing]] AI O'Malley from ''RedVsBlue'' uses radio waves to hop from host to host. Shutting off the helmet radios everyone uses is a frequent plot point for the Blue team.
to:
* The [[BodySurf body-surfing]] AI O'Malley from ''RedVsBlue'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' uses radio waves to hop from host to host. Shutting off the helmet radios everyone uses is a frequent plot point for the Blue team.
22nd Oct '15 5:01:31 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* The various ''LegendOfZelda'' games solve this in different ways. Many games it's just plain ol telepathy that lets Princess Zelda talk to Link. ''Wind Waker'' had the Pirate's Charm, which initially allowed Tetra, and later the King of Red Lions, to talk to Link.
to:
* The various ''LegendOfZelda'' ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Legend of Zelda]]'' games solve this in different ways. Many games it's just plain ol telepathy that lets Princess Zelda talk to Link. ''Wind Waker'' had the Pirate's Charm, which initially allowed Tetra, and later the King of Red Lions, to talk to Link.
25th Sep '15 7:20:34 PM cygirlkat
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* A TV series named ''Series/{{Probe}}'' had agents with remote TV cameras that would fit onto a cuff-link or tie-tac, and implanted voice communications. Oh yes, the TV cameras weren't limited to visible light.
to:
* A TV series named ''Series/{{Probe}}'' ''Series/{{Search}}'' had agents with remote TV cameras that would fit onto a cuff-link or tie-tac, and implanted voice communications. Oh yes, the TV cameras weren't limited to visible light. The pilot was originally titled Probe, not to be confused with the 1988 series or the obscure public TV series that forced its change of title.
1st Aug '15 7:29:49 AM Servbot
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* The [[EmpathicWeapon Devices]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' have communication capabilities that allow its users to keep in contact even [[TheMultiverse across dimensions]]. They also have text messaging capabilities (with less pushing of little buttons since the AI can recognize speech) and can send transmissions to ordinary earth Cell Phones.
to:
* The [[EmpathicWeapon Devices]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' have communication capabilities that allow its users to keep in contact even [[TheMultiverse across dimensions]]. They also have text messaging capabilities (with less pushing of little buttons since the AI can recognize speech) and can send transmissions to ordinary earth Cell Phones.
This list shows the last 10 events of 171. Show all.