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26th Aug '16 8:23:53 AM sturmovik
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* Analogue era submarines had high pressure seawater running to various gauges in the control room. Concussion from depth charges or diving too deep could start these spraying with lethal force.
* Steam engines (specifically the marine variety) required the operators to work in the vicinity of the boilers and/or steam delivery pipes, both of which could rupture when damaged (especially at gauges and valves) emitting jets of super-heated steam.
11th Aug '16 8:51:14 AM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', a fight between Superman, Jax-Ur and Mala damage the bridge's controls of a starship. It's so bad, that it cause a chain reaction of explosions that completely destroy the ship.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', a fight between Superman, Jax-Ur and Mala damage the bridge's controls of a starship. It's so bad, that it cause causes a chain reaction of explosions that completely destroy the ship.
9th Apr '16 5:13:05 PM ladubois
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Compare NoWaterProofingInTheFuture, HolographicTerminal (which doesn't explode -- just get spammed with pop ups). Should require NoOSHACompliance, although that point is rarely touched. Squat all to do with [[XylophoneGag musical instruments going kaboom]].


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Compare NoWaterProofingInTheFuture, HolographicTerminal (which doesn't explode -- just get spammed with pop ups). Should require NoOSHACompliance, although that point is rarely touched. Squat all to do with [[XylophoneGag musical instruments going kaboom]].

kaboom]], or the [[Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky 1812 Overture]].




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11th Feb '16 11:35:41 PM wolftickets1969
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42Kn9JlXE5w A 12'000 volt transformer ignites]], 20 minutes of ImpressivePyrotechnics ensues.
30th Jan '16 9:55:20 AM Vale
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** Somewhat lampshaded in that deploying the communications buoy during an enormous hurricane was explicitly stated to be dangerous and run the risk of causing significant damage to the ''SeaQuest'' were something to go wrong.
*** Somewhat un-lampshaded in that this, the only time the ''SeaQuest'' was ever shown to deploy the communications buoy, was in the most dangerous conditions possible.
30th Jan '16 9:50:30 AM Vale
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** To be fair, both ships were deliberately trying to do as much damage to the other as possible; besides, the Minbari were completely unprepared for the human attack, and the humans were completely unprepared for the power of Minbari weaponry.
17th Jan '16 4:12:18 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''VideoGame/StarControl'' series, the LifeMeter for the ships is supposed to literally represent crewmembers, implying their deaths via exploding fuses in lieu of any damage to the ship itself. This is used in ''StarControl II'' to put a cap on ship repair early on (the space station you recruit from only has a few thousand crew), and one quest in the game actually involves finding a race of rapidly reproducing allies to replenish your crew.

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* In the ''VideoGame/StarControl'' series, the LifeMeter for the ships is supposed to literally represent crewmembers, implying their deaths via exploding fuses in lieu of any damage to the ship itself. This is used in ''StarControl II'' ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' to put a cap on ship repair early on (the space station you recruit from only has a few thousand crew), and one quest in the game actually involves finding a race of rapidly reproducing allies to replenish your crew.
10th Nov '15 4:38:47 AM GaidinBDJ
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** Inverted in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' when an A-wing kamikazes into the bridge of a Star Destroyer, it causes explosions to break out in other parts of the ship.
28th Oct '15 7:57:03 AM Kakai
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* ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'': Belial's attempt at kidnapping Chloe starts with him blowing up all the lights in her house. As she has entire chains of lightbulbs instead of curtains, it produces this effect.
14th Jul '15 11:20:29 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': The bad guy in "Slow Death" is killed when he ignores Mac's advice and attempts to start the train again. The sabotaged control panel explodes and kills him.
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