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26th Nov '17 12:00:58 PM nombretomado
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* This was part of the trademark logo for the [[TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood golden age]] movie studio [[Creator/RKOPictures (RKO) Radio Pictures]][[note]]They were initially referred to onscreen as "Radio Pictures" without the "RKO".[[/note]] which is a "radio" trasmission tower on a spinning planet Earth giving out "VVVV A(n RKO) Radio Picture VVVV" in Morse Code[[note]]Of course, some movies simply started their main soundtracks during that time.[[/note]].

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* This was part of the trademark logo for the [[TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood golden age]] movie studio [[Creator/RKOPictures (RKO) Radio Pictures]][[note]]They were initially referred to onscreen as "Radio Pictures" without the "RKO".[[/note]] which is a "radio" trasmission tower on a spinning planet Earth giving out "VVVV A(n RKO) Radio Picture VVVV" in Morse Code[[note]]Of course, some movies simply started their main soundtracks during that time.[[/note]].
21st Nov '17 6:53:54 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/AChanceMeetingOfTwoMoons'': Dusk Shine knows it, and apparently, after "devouring the language portion of the library" as a foal, he would only ''speak'' in Morse code for a time, until Steel Barricade threatened to embarrass him by showing his Baron Von Genius Jeans action figure (his equivalent to Twilight's Smarty Pants doll) to everypony.
16th Nov '17 9:23:22 AM nightkiller
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By the way, [[DistressCall if you're in trouble]], you can always send the most commonly-known message in Morse Code: 3 dots, 3 dashes, 3 dots (S.O.S.). Though SOS works differently from most Morse transmissions. There should be no spaces between letters, and it should be repeated in a continuous SOSOSO pattern. S.O.S. originally stood for "save our ship"; today it's just the universal distress code because it's so simple.

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By the way, [[DistressCall if you're in trouble]], you can always send the most commonly-known message in Morse Code: 3 dots, 3 dashes, 3 dots (S.O.S.). Though SOS works differently from most Morse transmissions. There should be no spaces between letters, and it should be repeated in a continuous SOSOSO pattern. S.O.S. originally stood for "save our ship"; today it's just the universal distress code because it's so simple.
3rd Nov '17 10:44:06 AM ultimomant
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** It's also used in a episode of ''Series/{{Superboy}}'' in which Lana Lang is kidnapped by Lex Luthor. When Luthor sends Superboy a "wedding video" of the two of them in order to taunt him, Superboy notices the methodical way Lana is blinking and realizes she's using Morse code to tell him where she is.

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** * It's also used in a episode of ''Series/{{Superboy}}'' ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperboy'' in which Lana Lang is kidnapped by Lex Luthor. When Luthor sends Superboy a "wedding video" of the two of them in order to taunt him, Superboy notices the methodical way Lana is blinking and realizes she's using Morse code to tell him where she is.



* Subverted in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Sheldon tries to communicate with Morse code but Leonard says he doesn't know it.
** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Sheldon then attempts to teach it to him.]]

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* Subverted in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Sheldon tries to communicate with Morse code but Leonard says he doesn't know it.
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it. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Sheldon then attempts to teach it to him.]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'': Subverted in "Phased and Confused". Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman have been turned into phantoms that are invisible, inaudible, and can only touch things for short periods of time. At one point, they attempt to get Booster Gold to help them by making a light bulb flash in Morse code. To their frustration, Booster only thinks the light bulb needs to be replaced and walks away.
13th Oct '17 12:46:53 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/DreamPark The Moon-Maze Game]]'', when the Gamers are cut off from all but video contact with anyone outside the Game dome, one of them manages to communicate with the Game Master by gesturing in Morse (palm palm palm fist fist fist palm palm palm) to a closed-circuit camera. Justified because she's an historical-aviation buff.

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* In ''[[Literature/DreamPark The Moon-Maze Game]]'', ''Literature/TheMoonMazeGame'', when the Gamers are cut off from all but video contact with anyone outside the Game dome, one of them manages to communicate with the Game Master by gesturing in Morse (palm palm palm fist fist fist palm palm palm) to a closed-circuit camera. Justified because she's an historical-aviation buff.
14th Sep '17 1:14:37 PM Eddy1215
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', where there are ancient signaling devices called gummiscopes that fire a beam of light that flickers on and off in an equivalent of Morse code. As it happens, the machines have a mechanical arm that automatically translates and writes down the signaling into the vernacular. After the Gummi Glen scope was destroyed, Zummi finds a signal manual in the Glen's library to interpret another gummiscope's message.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', where there are ancient signaling devices called gummiscopes Gummiscopes that fire a beam of light that flickers on and off in an equivalent of Morse code.Code. As it happens, the machines have a mechanical arm that automatically translates and writes down the signaling into the vernacular. After the Gummi Glen scope was destroyed, Zummi finds a signal manual in the Glen's library to interpret another gummiscope's message.the message of Ursalia's Gummiscope.



* Lampshaded in the pilot movie for ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. TheDragon asks what if Darkwing doesn't know it. [[Creator/TimCurry Taurus Bulba]] knows Darkwing is such a goodie goodie, he probably sleeps with a Boy Scout's handbook under his pillow. [[MagnificentBastard He was right.]]

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* Lampshaded in the pilot movie for ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. TheDragon Hammerhead Hanagan asks what if Darkwing doesn't know it. [[Creator/TimCurry Taurus Bulba]] knows Darkwing is such a goodie goodie, he probably sleeps with a Boy Scout's handbook under his pillow. [[MagnificentBastard He was right.]]



* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Gravity Falls:]] The faun-ish creature whistled SOS (or SOU, the U being cut short) before being chloroformed by Grenda.

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* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Gravity Falls:]] ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The faun-ish creature whistled SOS (or SOU, the U being cut short) before being chloroformed by Grenda.
19th Aug '17 8:44:46 PM LadyNorbert
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* Inverted in ''The Raven'', the tenth installment of the ''VideoGame/DarkTales''. A character encrypts a combination into Morse code in the hopes that everyone ''doesn't'' know it.
3rd Aug '17 1:25:17 AM foxley
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* ''Series/ModestyBlaise'': In "The Hanging Judge", a kidnapped nurse uses her fingers to tap out her location on the video of her her kidnapper sends to her parents. Modesty and Willie are able to decode her message and stage a rescue mission. However, it takes them several days of studying the video before they realise she is sending a message and that the tapping is not just a nervous tic.

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* ''Series/ModestyBlaise'': ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': In "The Hanging Judge", a kidnapped nurse uses her fingers to tap out her location on the video of her her kidnapper sends to her parents. Modesty and Willie are able to decode her message and stage a rescue mission. However, it takes them several days of studying the video before they realise she is sending a message and that the tapping is not just a nervous tic.
3rd Aug '17 1:23:53 AM foxley
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* Played with in ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover. On one hand, nobody in this universe really knows Morse since it was phased out in favor of "blink-code" (for the Systems Alliance anyway). That said, [[spoiler:Cortana]] knowing Morse isn't really a surprise, and it is later revealed that the message was intentionally phrased so that only certain people would respond. Transmitting in Morse may have been part of that as it has never been established that ''Borderlands'' uses Morse in any significant capacity (though [[FridgeLogic how anyone in that galaxy then knew how to use it]] is another question entirely...) It does start out with the most-well-known pattern ("SOS").



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* Played with in ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover. On one hand, nobody in this universe really knows Morse since it was phased out in favor of "blink-code" (for the Systems Alliance anyway). That said, [[spoiler:Cortana]] knowing Morse isn't really a surprise, and it is later revealed that the message was intentionally phrased so that only certain people would respond. Transmitting in Morse may have been part of that as it has never been established that ''Borderlands'' uses Morse in any significant capacity (though [[FridgeLogic how anyone in that galaxy then knew how to use it]] is another question entirely...) It does start out with the most-well-known pattern ("SOS").
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3rd Aug '17 1:22:51 AM foxley
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* ''Series/ModestyBlaise'': In "The Hanging Judge", a kidnapped nurse uses her fingers to tap out her location on the video of her her kidnapper sends to her parents. Modesty and Willie are able to decode her message and stage a rescue mission. However, it takes them several days of studying the video before they realise she is sending a message and that the tapping is not just a nervous tic.




[[folder:[=..-. .- -. / .-- --- .-. -.- ...=](Fan Works)]]
* Played with in ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover. On one hand, nobody in this universe really knows Morse since it was phased out in favor of "blink-code" (for the Systems Alliance anyway). That said, [[spoiler:Cortana]] knowing Morse isn't really a surprise, and it is later revealed that the message was intentionally phrased so that only certain people would respond. Transmitting in Morse may have been part of that as it has never been established that ''Borderlands'' uses Morse in any significant capacity (though [[FridgeLogic how anyone in that galaxy then knew how to use it]] is another question entirely...) It does start out with the most-well-known pattern ("SOS").



[[folder:[=..-. .- -. / .-- --- .-. -.- ...=](Fan Works)]]
* Played with in ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover. On one hand, nobody in this universe really knows Morse since it was phased out in favor of "blink-code" (for the Systems Alliance anyway). That said, [[spoiler:Cortana]] knowing Morse isn't really a surprise, and it is later revealed that the message was intentionally phrased so that only certain people would respond. Transmitting in Morse may have been part of that as it has never been established that ''Borderlands'' uses Morse in any significant capacity (though [[FridgeLogic how anyone in that galaxy then knew how to use it]] is another question entirely...) It does start out with the most-well-known pattern ("SOS").
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* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': In "The Hanging Judge", a kidnapped nurse uses her fingers to tap out her location on the video of her her kidnapper sends to her parents. Modesty and Willie are able to decode her message and stage a rescue mission. However, it takes them several days of studying the video before they realise she is sending a message and that the tapping is not just a nervous tic.
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