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31st May '16 3:47:46 AM Hylarn
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** She admits to you afterward that she was guessing.

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23rd Jan '16 9:27:41 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/TheLangoliers'', StephenKing's AuthorAvatar author character, played by Dean Stockwell, manages to ''guess'' exactly what's happening just by a deserted airport with stale food. Oh, did we mention this guessing includes that they've traveled into the past by going through a circular rainbow, that traveling into the past melts everyone who's not asleep, and that as soon as a time period becomes the past it's devoured by a swarm of temporal monsters? And that they can use the bit of time-space inside their jet to fly back through the circular rainbow to get back to the future? And '''it works'''.

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* In ''Literature/TheLangoliers'', StephenKing's Creator/StephenKing's AuthorAvatar author character, played by Dean Stockwell, manages to ''guess'' exactly what's happening just by a deserted airport with stale food. Oh, did we mention this guessing includes that they've traveled into the past by going through a circular rainbow, that traveling into the past melts everyone who's not asleep, and that as soon as a time period becomes the past it's devoured by a swarm of temporal monsters? And that they can use the bit of time-space inside their jet to fly back through the circular rainbow to get back to the future? And '''it works'''.
3rd Jul '15 5:00:39 PM nombretomado
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* In TheLangoliers, StephenKing's AuthorAvatar author character, played by Dean Stockwell, manages to ''guess'' exactly what's happening just by a deserted airport with stale food. Oh, did we mention this guessing includes that they've traveled into the past by going through a circular rainbow, that traveling into the past melts everyone who's not asleep, and that as soon as a time period becomes the past it's devoured by a swarm of temporal monsters? And that they can use the bit of time-space inside their jet to fly back through the circular rainbow to get back to the future? And '''it works'''.

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* In TheLangoliers, ''Literature/TheLangoliers'', StephenKing's AuthorAvatar author character, played by Dean Stockwell, manages to ''guess'' exactly what's happening just by a deserted airport with stale food. Oh, did we mention this guessing includes that they've traveled into the past by going through a circular rainbow, that traveling into the past melts everyone who's not asleep, and that as soon as a time period becomes the past it's devoured by a swarm of temporal monsters? And that they can use the bit of time-space inside their jet to fly back through the circular rainbow to get back to the future? And '''it works'''.
29th Jun '15 12:22:26 PM nombretomado
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And then on the ''other'' other hand, some shows just, well, don't care. But we're still going to need that {{Expospeak}}. If the audience doesn't have it clearly explained to them what the aliens' plot is and how their AppliedPhlebotinum works, they might not realize how clever the writers were -- what do you think this is, ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''?

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And then on the ''other'' other hand, some shows just, well, don't care. But we're still going to need that {{Expospeak}}. If the audience doesn't have it clearly explained to them what the aliens' plot is and how their AppliedPhlebotinum works, they might not realize how clever the writers were -- what do you think this is, ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''?
Galactica|2003}}''?
26th Nov '13 8:42:11 AM FirebirdMaximus
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* In ''Fanfic/KnowledgeIsPower'' Harry and Hermione seem to know what Horcruxes are despite having gone back in time ''before'' the events of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''. In fact James and Lily explain it to them in the afterlife, but you could blink and miss it.
** Also having gone back in time before HBP, Harry shouldn't know who Slughorn is nor his significance to Voldemort's backstory. This is [[HandWave explained]] as him having access to Voldemort's memories, which [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands wasn't mentioned until that point]].

21st Sep '13 9:13:02 PM nombretomado
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* Samantha Carter in ''{{Stargate SG-1}}'' frequently exhibits this trope early in the series, able to deduce the purpose of alien devices and the nature of various supersciences. As the series progresses, she shifts out of this trope and toward a more realistic "Able to exposit on the basis of training and experience".
** This is parodied in the episode ''200'' with absurdly detailed examples of this trope.
** [=McKay=] in ''StargateAtlantis'' often avoids this trope -- despite his stated arrogance, he is frequently unwilling to exposit a theory until he has given some piece of technology a thorough examination under laboratory conditions. When circumstances force him to postulate anyway, he's frequently wrong.

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* Samantha Carter in ''{{Stargate SG-1}}'' ''Series/StargateSG1'' frequently exhibits this trope early in the series, able to deduce the purpose of alien devices and the nature of various supersciences. As the series progresses, she shifts out of this trope and toward a more realistic "Able to exposit on the basis of training and experience".
** This is parodied in the episode ''200'' "200" with absurdly detailed examples of this trope.
** [=McKay=] in ''StargateAtlantis'' ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' often avoids this trope -- despite his stated arrogance, he is frequently unwilling to exposit a theory until he has given some piece of technology a thorough examination under laboratory conditions. When circumstances force him to postulate anyway, he's frequently wrong.
15th May '13 5:37:53 AM Viira
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* In the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC for MassEffect2, Liara pulls this on the Shadow Broker.

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* In the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC for MassEffect2, VideoGame/MassEffect2, Liara pulls this on the Shadow Broker.
24th Apr '13 5:32:05 AM randomfanboy
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** She admits to you afterward that she was guessing.
23rd Feb '13 12:39:00 PM nombretomado
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* Doctor Forrester in ''WarOfTheWorlds''. He's able to deduce how the Martian heat ray works, how the war machines levitate, and even determines ''based on nothing more than seeing what we do'' that an alien weapon which causes its victims to light up with XRaySparks then fade to nothing works by "cutting across the lines of electromagnetic force" that holds matter together.

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* Doctor Forrester in ''WarOfTheWorlds''.''Film/{{The War Of The Worlds|1953}}''. He's able to deduce how the Martian heat ray works, how the war machines levitate, and even determines ''based on nothing more than seeing what we do'' that an alien weapon which causes its victims to light up with XRaySparks then fade to nothing works by "cutting across the lines of electromagnetic force" that holds matter together.
31st Dec '12 1:01:06 PM WarriorsGate
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* In TheLangoliers, StephenKing's AuthorAvatar author character, played by Dean Stockwell, manages to ''guess'' exactly what's happening just by a deserted airport with stale food. Oh, did we mention this guessing includes that they've traveled into the past by going through a circular rainbow, that traveling into the past melts everyone who's not asleep, and that as soon as a time period becomes the past it's devoured by a swarm of temporal monsters? And that they can use the bit of time-space inside their jet to fly back through the circular rainbow to get back to the future? And '''it works'''.
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