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18th Jun '17 9:37:22 AM JackG
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** Though the Doctor's former companions have this option, as they've SeenItAll during their adventures with the Doctor, so know when a situation has arisen that requires his unique talents. People who've been shown to have the Tardis phone number or some other means of contacting the Doctor include the Brigadier, Winston Churchill, Martha Jones, and the Pond family.
-->'''Rory Williams:''' The light's stopped flashing...does this mean he's coming or do I need to change the bulb?
9th Jun '17 9:40:17 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The counselors in ''VideoGame/FridayThe13thTheGame'' can repair the phone box and call the police, which can give them an alternative means of escape. In addition, they can call Tommy Jarvis (one of Jason's killers) over the CB radio, who acts more or less as a one-up for the first survivor to escape or die.
6th Jun '17 12:45:49 AM JackG
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* A staple of ''Series/DoctorWho'', to the point where Creator/RussellTDavies acknowledges that he had to tell other writers to not start their episodes this way.
** But what if it's mauve?

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* A staple of ''Series/DoctorWho'', to the point where Creator/RussellTDavies acknowledges that he had to tell other writers to not start their episodes this way.
** But what if it's mauve?
way. One problem was the writers were reluctant to accept the ContrivedCoincidence (inherent in the series) of the TARDIS always turning up at the right time and place for the Doctor to help people.
5th Jun '17 6:18:02 AM TFSyndicate
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': Rick ''loves'' these.
-->'''Rick:''' The first rule of space travel, kids, is always check out distress beacons. Nine out of ten times, itís a ship full of dead aliens and a bunch of ''free shit!'' One out of ten times, itís a deadly trap, but...Iím ready to roll those dice.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': Rick ''loves'' these.
these. See the quote above.
-->'''Summer:''' Looks like something terrible happened here.
-->'''Rick:''' The first rule of space travel, kids, is always check out distress beacons. Nine out of ten times, itís a ship full of dead aliens and a bunch of ''free shit!'' One out of ten times, itís a deadly trap, but...Iím ready to roll those dice.Yep. Cha-ching!
2nd Jun '17 9:08:04 AM sturmovik
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-> '''Rick''': One out of ten times, it's a deadly trap, but I'm ready to roll those dice.

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-> '''Rick''': One out of ten times, it's a deadly trap, but I'm ready to roll those dice.dice!
2nd Jun '17 9:07:44 AM sturmovik
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->''"This is Free Trader Beowulf, calling anyone...Mayday, Mayday...we are under attack...main drive is gone...turret number one not responding...Mayday...losing cabin pressure fast...calling anyone...please help...This is Free Trader Beowulf...Mayday...."''
-->-- From the [[TabletopGames tabletop RPG]] ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''

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->''"This -> '''Rick''': The first rule of space travel, kids, is Free Trader Beowulf, calling anyone...Mayday, Mayday...we are under attack...main drive is gone...turret number one not responding...Mayday...losing cabin pressure fast...calling anyone...please help...This is Free Trader Beowulf...Mayday...."''
always check out distress beacons. Nine out of ten times, it's a ship full of dead aliens and a bunch of free shit!
-> '''Summer and Morty''': Whoa!
-> '''Rick''': One out of ten times, it's a deadly trap, but I'm ready to roll those dice.
-->-- From the [[TabletopGames tabletop RPG]] ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''
RickAndMorty - "Auto Erotic Assimilation"
30th Apr '17 11:53:03 AM nombretomado
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* Cartoon Network's {{Toonami}} block started their second story arc, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OycTZTbEz3o&feature=related Lockdown]], with a warning beacon. TOM and SARA didn't know it was a warning until it was too late to avoid the danger because the encryption was too old for SARA to crack.

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* Cartoon Network's {{Toonami}} Creator/{{Toonami}} block started their second story arc, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OycTZTbEz3o&feature=related Lockdown]], with a warning beacon. TOM and SARA didn't know it was a warning until it was too late to avoid the danger because the encryption was too old for SARA to crack.
9th Apr '17 5:52:07 PM TFSyndicate
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': Rick ''loves'' these.
-->'''Rick:''' The first rule of space travel, kids, is always check out distress beacons. Nine out of ten times, itís a ship full of dead aliens and a bunch of ''free shit!'' One out of ten times, itís a deadly trap, but...Iím ready to roll those dice.
3rd Feb '17 4:24:29 PM Xtifr
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* In Charles Sheffield's short story "With [=McAndrew=], Out of Focus", the title character's fellow physicists are busy making observations of a supernova at one solar focus. They also detect a distress call from a GenerationShip, but can't locate the source of the signal and thus identify which GenerationShip sent the message (the signal quality is very poor). [=McAndrew=] works out that the GenerationShip's signal is coming from the ''other'' solar focus, which is displacing the signal, and leads a scouting / possible rescue mission. He and his partner, the narrator and TheCaptain, have narrowed the candidates for the GenerationShip down to a couple of possibilities by the time they reach it. Just before it's too late, TheCaptain identifies the GenerationShip as the [=CyberArk=], which learned too late that AIIsACrapshoot.

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* In Charles Sheffield's Creator/CharlesSheffield's short story "With [=McAndrew=], Out of Focus", the title character's fellow physicists are busy making observations of a supernova at one solar focus. They also detect a distress call from a GenerationShip, but can't locate the source of the signal and thus identify which GenerationShip sent the message (the signal quality is very poor). [=McAndrew=] works out that the GenerationShip's signal is coming from the ''other'' solar focus, which is displacing the signal, and leads a scouting / possible rescue mission. He and his partner, the narrator and TheCaptain, have narrowed the candidates for the GenerationShip down to a couple of possibilities by the time they reach it. Just before it's too late, TheCaptain identifies the GenerationShip as the [=CyberArk=], which learned too late that AIIsACrapshoot.
3rd Feb '17 4:35:49 AM Doug86
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** Also used in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. In the movie, it's {{implied|Trope}} that Obi-Wan merely reversed the Jedi Temple's "come home" code into a "stay away" code after Order 66 went out, but StarWarsRebels revealed he also sent out a hologram transmission for any suriving padawans who might not understand necessity of the simplified signal.

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** Also used in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. In the movie, it's {{implied|Trope}} that Obi-Wan merely reversed the Jedi Temple's "come home" code into a "stay away" code after Order 66 went out, but StarWarsRebels ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' revealed he also sent out a hologram transmission for any suriving padawans who might not understand necessity of the simplified signal.
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