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5th Nov '16 4:10:47 PM nombretomado
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* In ''InspectorMorse'' (what else?), composer Barrington Pheloung based the theme on the Morse code for "Morse." He claims that in many episodes he works the name of whomever done it into the musical score via Morse code (and sometimes the name of another character as a red herring).
* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', an SOS in Morse code draws Voyager to a planet occupied by the descendants of abducted humans.

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* In ''InspectorMorse'' ''Series/InspectorMorse'' (what else?), composer Barrington Pheloung based the theme on the Morse code for "Morse." He claims that in many episodes he works the name of whomever done it into the musical score via Morse code (and sometimes the name of another character as a red herring).
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
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In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', one episode, an SOS in Morse code draws Voyager to a planet occupied by the descendants of abducted humans.



** Interestingly, the starship's sensors don't initially pick up the signal, as it's sent using AM. Apparently, monitoring (non-sublight) radio transmissions is not standard procedure, as speed of light is too slow for Starfleet. They happen to find an old tractor floating in space (which they never explain, by the way), and Paris turns on its radio and hears Morse.
27th Oct '16 12:57:06 AM Cinereous
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', when [[spoiler:Pride]] and Alphonse are both trapped in a huge stone prison made by alchemy, [[spoiler:Pride]], helpless to escape, grabs a stick and starts banging on Alphonse's helmet. It isn't until it's too late that the heroes realize that he's been banging out the equivalent of a Morse-code message, transmitted through the underground tunnels, telling Father their position. In this case, the fact that everyone ''doesn't'' know Morse code is important: Alphonse doesn't recognize that it's a message for the longest time, and it is only recognized as such when a military veteran actually listens to the tapping for a bit and figures it out.
* ''Anime/IzettaTheLastWitch'': Finé has one of her soldiers transmit a Morse code message using a plank and a signal light to a garrison force miles away on the frontline. Justified as this is an [[FantasyConflictCounterpart alternate World War II setting]] and both the sender and the recipient are officers; the receiving sergeant has to translate the message to his troops.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', when [[spoiler:Pride]] and Alphonse are both trapped in a huge stone prison made by alchemy, [[spoiler:Pride]], helpless to escape, grabs a stick and starts banging on Alphonse's helmet. It isn't until it's too late that the heroes realize that he's been banging out the equivalent of a Morse-code message, transmitted through the underground tunnels, telling Father their position. In this case, the fact that everyone ''doesn't'' know Morse code is important: Alphonse doesn't recognize that it's a message for the longest time, and it is only recognized as such when a military veteran actually listens to the tapping for a bit and figures it out.
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* ''Anime/IzettaTheLastWitch'': Finé has one of her soldiers transmit a Morse code message using a plank and a signal light to a garrison force miles away on the frontline. Justified as this is an [[FantasyConflictCounterpart alternate World War II setting]] and both the sender and the recipient are officers; [=NCOs=]; the receiving sergeant has to translate the message to his troops.
27th Oct '16 12:55:10 AM Cinereous
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', when [[spoiler:Pride]] and Alphonse are both trapped in a huge stone prison made by alchemy, [[spoiler:Pride]], helpless to escape, grabs a stick and starts banging on Alphonse's helmet. It isn't until it's too late that the heroes realize that he's been banging out the equivalent of a morse-code message, transmitted through the underground tunnels, telling Father their position.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', when [[spoiler:Pride]] and Alphonse are both trapped in a huge stone prison made by alchemy, [[spoiler:Pride]], helpless to escape, grabs a stick and starts banging on Alphonse's helmet. It isn't until it's too late that the heroes realize that he's been banging out the equivalent of a morse-code Morse-code message, transmitted through the underground tunnels, telling Father their position.position. In this case, the fact that everyone ''doesn't'' know Morse code is important: Alphonse doesn't recognize that it's a message for the longest time, and it is only recognized as such when a military veteran actually listens to the tapping for a bit and figures it out.
* ''Anime/IzettaTheLastWitch'': Finé has one of her soldiers transmit a Morse code message using a plank and a signal light to a garrison force miles away on the frontline. Justified as this is an [[FantasyConflictCounterpart alternate World War II setting]] and both the sender and the recipient are officers; the receiving sergeant has to translate the message to his troops.
17th Oct '16 2:29:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/YoungIndianaJones'' Episode "Barcelona, 1917", also known as "Espionage Escapades" on the DVD release, features young Indy teaming up with a spy ring in Barcelona trying to convince a count that his wife is having an affair with a German officer. Indy ends up cast as a non-dancing palace guard in a ballet that everyone is attending. The German officer's supposed real lover is a dancer in the ballet, and she finds out the plan and sends a warning note to the officer in the audience. Indy has to tell his co-conspirators to intercept the note, but is stuck on stage. He moves towards the front of the stage and is able to shake his hips in order to send a Morse coded message using the light reflecting off his costume's jeweled codpiece. The knowledge of Morse code is justified as the show takes place during WW1 and the spies are shown using a telegraph, but somehow Indy's friends get all the pertinent information despite not initially noticing him and none of the various other military officials in the audience notice his actions.

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* ''Series/YoungIndianaJones'' Episode "Barcelona, 1917", also known as "Espionage Escapades" on the DVD release, features young Indy teaming up with a spy ring in Barcelona trying to convince a count that his wife is having an affair with a German officer. Indy ends up cast as a non-dancing palace guard in a ballet that everyone is attending. The German officer's supposed real lover is a dancer in the ballet, and she finds out the plan and sends a warning note to the officer in the audience. Indy has to tell his co-conspirators to intercept the note, but is stuck on stage. He moves towards the front of the stage and is able to shake his hips in order to send a Morse coded message using the light reflecting off his costume's jeweled codpiece. The knowledge of Morse code is justified as the show takes place during WW1 UsefulNotes/WW1 and the spies are shown using a telegraph, but somehow Indy's friends get all the pertinent information despite not initially noticing him and none of the various other military officials in the audience notice his actions.
20th Sep '16 4:18:37 PM eroock
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->''"Friday afternoon, I'm walking home from school and I'm watching some men build a new house. And the guy hammering on the roof calls me a paranoid little weirdo. In Morse code."''
-->--'''Creator/EmoPhillips'''

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->''"Friday afternoon, I'm walking home from school and I'm watching some men build a new house. \\
And the guy hammering on the roof calls me a paranoid little weirdo. In Morse code."''
-->--'''Creator/EmoPhillips'''
-->-- '''Creator/EmoPhillips'''
26th Aug '16 9:40:32 AM PrimeEvil
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** In "Shada," the injured Professor Chronotis (a retired Time Lord) beats his hearts in ''Gallifreyan'' Morse code to warn the Doctor's companions of impending danger.
28th Jun '16 4:09:35 AM catmuto
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* ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' has Captain Nemo head into a diving location with [[ThoseTwoGuys Hanson and Samson]] and Jean. He asks in an assuming matter if they all know morse code; Samson and Jean nod, while [[BookDumb Hanson]] doesn't.
7th Jun '16 6:20:34 PM Doug86
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* Appears in Dalton Trumbo's novel ''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun''. The main character is blind, deaf, mute, and a quadruple amputee after being hit by an artillery shell in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. The climax of the novel is when he learns to communicate with the outside world by tapping his head in Morse code. Slightly averted in that the nurse who sees it doesn't know what he's saying until she finds an officer to translate, and him knowing Morse code makes sense given he's in the army.

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* Appears in Dalton Trumbo's novel ''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun''. The main character is blind, deaf, mute, and a quadruple amputee after being hit by an artillery shell in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. The climax of the novel is when he learns to communicate with the outside world by tapping his head in Morse code. Slightly averted in that the nurse who sees it doesn't know what he's saying until she finds an officer to translate, and him knowing Morse code makes sense given he's in the army.



* The BBC started off their UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo wartime radio news broadcasts with the first four notes of [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] Fifth Symphony, in order to symbolize the "V" for victory.

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* The BBC started off their UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII wartime radio news broadcasts with the first four notes of [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] Fifth Symphony, in order to symbolize the "V" for victory.
26th May '16 4:40:55 PM AuraXtreme
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* ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' has Private Piddler, who is easily able to decode a Morse Code message in the middle of battle despite inducing WhosOnFirst with ''simple English''.
16th May '16 1:43:19 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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** It is believed that Jeremiah Denton and John [=McCain=] (both future Senators) were the first to try this.

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** It is believed that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgelmcOdS38 Jeremiah Denton Denton]] and John [=McCain=] (both future Senators) were the first to try this.
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