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27th Dec '17 8:09:33 AM NekoTroper
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** In [[Recap/StarTrekDiscoveryS1E02BattleAtTheBinaryStars episode two]] of ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'', Admiral Anderson had an open connection to the ''Shenzou'' when suddenly his connection is scrambled by [[BigBad T'kuvma's]] cloaked ship ramming his ship, the ''Europa''. The ship takes some time to explode though, allowing them to [[TakingYouWithMe overload their warp core.]]
25th Dec '17 9:56:37 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/TheThinkingMachine'': What Van Dusen thinks might have happened in "The Problem of the Deserted House" when someone phones him in the early hours of the morning to warn of a matter of life and death, only for there to be a gunshot and the line go dead. [[spoiler:The caller was still alive. It was the phone that had been shot.]]
23rd Dec '17 8:26:01 PM JackG
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* Assumed (though actually averted) in ''La Cattura'' (The Ravine). Creator/DavidMcCallum plays a German soldier sent to capture a partisan female sniper in Yugoslavia. When he enters the ravine, LaResistance taunt him via loudspeakers, showing they know all about his mission. He finds a German outpost and gets on the field telephone to complain to his superior, only for the line to be cut.

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* Assumed (though in fact the caller is not actually averted) dead) in ''La Cattura'' (The Ravine). Creator/DavidMcCallum plays a German soldier sent to capture a partisan female sniper in Yugoslavia. When he enters the ravine, LaResistance taunt him via loudspeakers, showing they know all about his mission. He finds a German outpost and gets on the field telephone to complain to his superior, only for the line to be cut.
21st Jul '17 6:06:13 AM Erin582
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* In 1995, Modesto, California teenager Genna Gamble was talking on the phone with her best friend when the call abruptly stopped. A few days later, her body was found in a local park, having been strangled. As it turns out, her stepfather Doug Mouser was her killer; she was grounded by her mother and was not allowed to use the phone, she did anyway, he discovered what she was doing and struck her hard enough to render the girl unconscious. He then killed her to make it look like a random act of violence. He was later convicted of her murder and received a life sentence.
23rd Jun '17 3:46:23 PM Killerweinerdog
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* On September 11, 2001, this happened to both Betty Ong, a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11 who was talking to AA Operations when her plane hit the south tower, and Kevin Cosgrove, an executive in the north tower who was on the phone with 911 when it collapsed.

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* On September 11, 2001, this happened to both Betty Ong, a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11 who was talking to AA Operations when her plane hit the south tower, and Kevin Cosgrove, an executive in the north tower who was on the phone with 911 when it collapsed. Cosgrove's call is especially disconcerting, since you can hear the building beginning to ''collapse around him'' as the call disconnects.
23rd Jun '17 11:07:07 AM Pegase
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* Unfortunately, [[InvertedTrope inverted]] by ''Film/Serenity''. While on [[spoiler:Miranda]], the crew finds the [[ApocalypticLog last recording]] of a woman who explains the creation of [[spoiler:the Pax and the Reavers.]] She also explains that "they're trying to break in," and attempts to shoot herself before they do. Sadly, she's a little too slow, although the [[spoiler:Reavers]] do [[GoryDiscretionShot tackle her out of the shot.]]

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* Unfortunately, [[InvertedTrope inverted]] by ''Film/Serenity''.''Film/{{Serenity}}''. While on [[spoiler:Miranda]], the crew finds the [[ApocalypticLog last recording]] of a woman who explains the creation of [[spoiler:the Pax and the Reavers.]] She also explains that "they're trying to break in," and attempts to shoot herself before they do. Sadly, she's a little too slow, although the [[spoiler:Reavers]] do [[GoryDiscretionShot tackle her out of the shot.]]
9th Mar '17 2:30:34 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. In "Habeas Corpus", the Beast turns up at OccultLawFirm Wolfram & Hart with the [[MakeWayForTheNewVillains intention of wiping out the competition.]] AmoralAttorney Gavin calls the front desk on a security mook's radio. They tell him they're a bit busy right now, then start screaming as the Beast kills them. It then goes on to kill everyone else in the building.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. In "Habeas Corpus", "[[{{Recap/AngelS04E08HabeasCorpses}} Habeas Corpses]]", the Beast turns up at OccultLawFirm Wolfram & Hart with the [[MakeWayForTheNewVillains intention of wiping out the competition.]] AmoralAttorney Gavin calls the front desk on a security mook's radio. They tell him they're a bit busy right now, then start screaming as the Beast kills them. It then goes on to kill everyone else in the building.
9th Mar '17 2:29:02 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': The starship ''Antares'' meets its end this way in ''[[Recap/StarTrekS1E2CharlieX Charlie X]]''

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': The starship ''Antares'' meets its end this way in ''[[Recap/StarTrekS1E2CharlieX "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E2CharlieX Charlie X]]''X]]"



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The victim in TheTeaser of "Flatline" is on the phone to the police when he is taken by the Boneless.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The victim in TheTeaser of "Flatline" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline Flatline]]" is on the phone to the police when he is taken by the Boneless.
25th Jan '17 5:52:00 AM TheDapperArsonist
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* Unfortunately, [[InvertedTrope inverted]] by ''Film/Serenity''. While on [[spoiler:Miranda]], the crew finds the [[ApocalypticLog last recording]] of a woman who explains the creation of [[spoiler:the Pax and the Reavers.]] She also explains that "they're trying to break in," and attempts to shoot herself before they do. Sadly, she's a little too slow, although the [[spoiler:Reavers]] do [[GoryDiscretionShot tackle her out of the shot.]]
--> [[TokenEvilTeammate Jayne:]] ''[[HorrifyingTheHorror Turn it off!!!]]''
4th Jan '17 7:47:34 PM Geneaux
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* Subverted in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': the murderer sets up the body of his victim to call him while in full view of his friends, hoping it would give him an alibi by (falsely) invoking this trope, but Conan sees through the rouse.

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* Subverted in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': the murderer sets up the body of his victim to call him while in full view of his friends, hoping it would give him an alibi by (falsely) invoking this trope, but Conan sees through the rouse.ruse.
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