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29th Jun '16 1:28:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Wraith pilot from ''StarCraft''.

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* The Wraith pilot from ''StarCraft''.''VideoGame/StarCraft''.



* When ''TheSimpsons'' fly home from Japan, the Chuck Yeager pilot keeps his cool even when the plane is grabbed and shaken about by Godzilla.

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* When ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' fly home from Japan, the Chuck Yeager pilot keeps his cool even when the plane is grabbed and shaken about by Godzilla.



* Parodied in ''MonkeyDust'' - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPkKEttKIQU a pilot who got perfect scores in his pilot exam is rejected]] because his voice is goofy, while a terrible pilot gets through when he brushes off the fact he failed his exam with "a little spot of bother there, but we're through the worst of it" in a suave, clipped voice.

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* Parodied in ''MonkeyDust'' ''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust'' - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPkKEttKIQU a pilot who got perfect scores in his pilot exam is rejected]] because his voice is goofy, while a terrible pilot gets through when he brushes off the fact he failed his exam with "a little spot of bother there, but we're through the worst of it" in a suave, clipped voice.
8th Jun '16 11:11:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Discovery's'' mission controller in ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', who was played by an actual U.S. Air Force radio operator stationed in England, whom Kubrick hired because he couldn't find any actors who could do this kind of voice.

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* The ''Discovery's'' mission controller in ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', who was played by an actual U.S. Air Force radio operator stationed in England, whom Kubrick hired because he couldn't find any actors who could do this kind of voice.
19th May '16 12:44:35 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* RockosModernLife - Rocko and Heffer are just about to start a plane trip when the Captain comes over the intercom and mentions in a deadpan voice that he'll do his best not to pass out at high altitude like he usually does.

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* RockosModernLife WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife - Rocko and Heffer are just about to start a plane trip when the Captain comes over the intercom and mentions in a deadpan voice that he'll do his best not to pass out at high altitude like he usually does.
17th Apr '16 2:09:05 AM bt8257
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When a stereotypical airplane (or spaceship) pilot speaks over the radio, either to flight controllers on the ground or to his own passengers, he does so in a very soft, smooth register, just barely loud enough to pick up on the radio, probably with a faint American Southern accent (unless he's British, in which case it is [[StiffUpperLip an upper-class one]]). He uses radio jargon, even when he doesn't really need to. A true DangerDeadpan never loses his cool or changes his tone of voice [[CasualDangerDialog under any circumstances whatsoever]], a habit which is often played for laughs.

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When a stereotypical airplane (or spaceship) pilot speaks over the radio, either to flight controllers on the ground or to his own passengers, he does so in a very soft, smooth register, just barely loud enough to pick up on the radio, probably with a faint American Southern accent (unless he's British, in which case it is [[StiffUpperLip an upper-class one]]). He uses radio jargon, even when he doesn't really need to. A true DangerDeadpan never loses his cool or changes his tone of voice [[CasualDangerDialog under any circumstances whatsoever]], a habit which is often played {{played for laughs.
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9th Mar '16 1:12:42 PM Hossmeister
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* [[NeverMindTheBuzzcocks Phill Jupitus]] has a routine about this in his ''Quadrophobia'' show, in which he contrasts the Danger Deadpan approach seen in ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' with the probable result if the astronauts had been British: not so much "Houston, we have a problem" as "THE F**KING ROCKET'S F**KING F**KED!!" Notable as an example of an inversion of BritishStuffiness.

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* [[NeverMindTheBuzzcocks [[Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks Phill Jupitus]] has a routine about this in his ''Quadrophobia'' show, in which he contrasts the Danger Deadpan approach seen in ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' with the probable result if the astronauts had been British: not so much "Houston, we have a problem" as "THE F**KING ROCKET'S F**KING F**KED!!" Notable as an example of an inversion of BritishStuffiness.
9th Mar '16 1:09:03 PM Hossmeister
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8th Mar '16 10:42:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Most everyone in GenerationKill, though there are few pilots and their speaking roles are very brief. Has two notable exceptions in [[FunnyForeigner Sgt. Batista]] and [[TheNeidermeyer Captain America]], both of which are criticized for their behaviour by the main characters (the captain, of course, not to his face).

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* Most everyone in GenerationKill, ''Series/GenerationKill'', though there are few pilots and their speaking roles are very brief. Has two notable exceptions in [[FunnyForeigner Sgt. Batista]] and [[TheNeidermeyer Captain America]], both of which are criticized for their behaviour by the main characters (the captain, of course, not to his face).
11th Feb '16 7:16:34 PM bassmedic87
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* The Black Hawk designated Super 6-1, piloted by [=CW3=] Clifton "Elvis" Wolcott[[note]]portrayed by Jeremy Piven in Film/BlackHawkDown[[/note]] was the first of the two Black Hawks to be shot down during the First Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. He was noted as always being extremely calm on the radio. He legendarily maintained his calm after Super 6-1 was hit, and remained almost casual on the radio up to the moment of his death during the impact.

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* The Black Hawk designated Super 6-1, piloted by [=CW3=] Clifton "Elvis" Wolcott[[note]]portrayed by Jeremy Piven in Film/BlackHawkDown[[/note]] ''Film/BlackHawkDown''[[/note]] was the first of the two Black Hawks to be shot down during the First Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. He was noted as always being extremely calm on the radio. He legendarily maintained his calm after Super 6-1 was hit, and remained almost casual on the radio up to the moment of his death during the impact.
11th Feb '16 7:15:19 PM bassmedic87
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* The Black Hawk designated Super 6-1, piloted by [=CW3=] Clifton "Elvis" Wolcott was the first of the two Black Hawks to be shot down during the First Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. He was noted as always being extremely calm on the radio. He legendarily maintained his calm after Super 6-1 was hit, and remained almost casual on the radio up to the moment of his death during the impact.

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* The Black Hawk designated Super 6-1, piloted by [=CW3=] Clifton "Elvis" Wolcott Wolcott[[note]]portrayed by Jeremy Piven in Film/BlackHawkDown[[/note]] was the first of the two Black Hawks to be shot down during the First Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. He was noted as always being extremely calm on the radio. He legendarily maintained his calm after Super 6-1 was hit, and remained almost casual on the radio up to the moment of his death during the impact.
24th Jan '16 9:47:25 AM nombretomado
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* Charlotte Yeager does this in ''StrikeWitches''; not surprising, since she's the DistaffCounterpart of the real-life Chuck Yeager.

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* Charlotte Yeager does this in ''StrikeWitches''; ''Anime/StrikeWitches''; not surprising, since she's the DistaffCounterpart of the real-life Chuck Yeager.
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