History Main / HolodeckMalfunction

18th Jan '16 12:49:55 PM SolidSonicTH
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** Made all the funnier by Zapp Brannigan's line: "Damn! Last time that happened [[NoodleIncident I got slapped with three paternity suits!"]]
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** Made all the funnier by Zapp Brannigan's line: "Damn! Last time that happened [[NoodleIncident I got slapped with three paternity suits!"]]suits!"]] And once the problem is quelled, he claims he needs to de-stress...in the Holo-Shed.
18th Jan '16 12:48:50 PM SolidSonicTH
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'''Amy:''' Well, I'm sure that won't happen this time.
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'''Amy:''' [[TemptingFate Well, I'm sure that won't happen this time.]]
13th Dec '15 5:50:42 PM nombretomado
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* This was the plot of the ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' game for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis. Magneto infects the Danger Room computer with a virus to turn its simulations deadly; every level except for the last one involves beating these simulations.
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* This was the plot of the ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' ''VideoGame/XMen1993'' game for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis. Magneto infects the Danger Room computer with a virus to turn its simulations deadly; every level except for the last one involves beating these simulations.
8th Dec '15 1:28:36 PM LentilSandEater
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** Averted -- or maybe inverted -- in the Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine episode ''Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang''. The holographic Vic Fontaine is threatened by mobsters, and if the crew doesn't save him, he'll be [[KilledOffForReal permanently deleted]]. Deleting the bad guys or reprogramming the holodeck simply won't work: they have to solve the problem in-game and in-character. What's notable is that it's ''not'' a malfunction: it was programmed into the story as an "expansion pack" of sorts. (And resetting isn't an option, as the crew would consider overwriting Vic's memories as the death of a good friend.) This is likely the only time in Star Trek that a crisis is caused by the holodeck operating ''exactly as intended''. (Except perhaps for "Our Man Bashir" above.)
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** Averted -- or maybe inverted -- Downplayed in the Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine episode ''Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang''. The holographic Vic Fontaine is threatened by mobsters, and if the crew doesn't save him, he'll be [[KilledOffForReal permanently deleted]]. Deleting the bad guys or reprogramming the holodeck simply won't work: they have to solve the problem in-game and in-character. What's notable is that it's ''not'' a malfunction: it was programmed into the story as an "expansion pack" of sorts. (And resetting isn't an option, as the crew would consider overwriting Vic's memories as the death of a good friend.) This is likely the only time in Star Trek that a crisis is caused by the holodeck operating ''exactly as intended''. (Except perhaps for "Our Man Bashir" above.)
29th Nov '15 7:12:12 PM nombretomado
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* This was the plot of the ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' game for the SegaGenesis. Magneto infects the Danger Room computer with a virus to turn its simulations deadly; every level except for the last one involves beating these simulations.
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* This was the plot of the ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' game for the SegaGenesis.UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis. Magneto infects the Danger Room computer with a virus to turn its simulations deadly; every level except for the last one involves beating these simulations.
17th Oct '15 4:41:11 PM eroock
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Sometimes involves part of the simulator software [[InstantAIJustAddWater becoming self-aware]]. For the other common way for simulations to become deadly, see YourMindMakesItReal. Compare OrpheanRescue. Compare and contrast HologramProjectionImperfection.
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Sometimes involves part of the simulator software [[InstantAIJustAddWater becoming self-aware]]. For the other common way for simulations to become deadly, see YourMindMakesItReal. Compare OrpheanRescue. Compare and contrast HologramProjectionImperfection. Compare RefugeeFromTVLand.
16th Oct '15 6:43:56 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Real holographic simulated evil Lincoln is ''back''!"]] %% %% Caption selected per above IP thread. Please do not replace or remove without discussion here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1404492079030138900 %%
12th Oct '15 1:11:52 PM Morgenthaler
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[[quoteright:350:[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/moriarty_leaves_the_holodeck.jpg]]]] [[caption-width-right:350:So, Moriarty is just a {{Hologram}}, right? He can't exist outside of the holodeck! Unless he wills it to be so, that is.]]
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[[quoteright:350:[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration %% Image replaced per Image Pickin' thread: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1443997199030391900 %% Please do not change or remove without starting a new thread. %% [[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/moriarty_leaves_the_holodeck.jpg]]]] [[caption-width-right:350:So, Moriarty is just a {{Hologram}}, right? He can't exist outside of the holodeck! Unless he wills it to be so, that is.]] org/pmwiki/pub/images/futuramaholoshed.png]]]]
11th Oct '15 5:35:43 PM nombretomado
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* In PiersAnthony's ''Killobyte'', the titular VR game is full-body immersion. A hacker calling himself Phreak makes a virus that keeps people from exiting normally, forcing them to wait until someone can manually pull them out, crashing their character and making them start over. While normally a harmless prank (he enjoys taunting his victims and messing up their games while they're locked in), this turns into a life-threatening situation when he traps a diabetic and a man with a pacemaker that could be shocked into malfunctioning by the game's death-penalty.
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* In PiersAnthony's Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Killobyte'', the titular VR game is full-body immersion. A hacker calling himself Phreak makes a virus that keeps people from exiting normally, forcing them to wait until someone can manually pull them out, crashing their character and making them start over. While normally a harmless prank (he enjoys taunting his victims and messing up their games while they're locked in), this turns into a life-threatening situation when he traps a diabetic and a man with a pacemaker that could be shocked into malfunctioning by the game's death-penalty.
4th Oct '15 3:22:10 PM StFan
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[[folder: Comic Books ]] * The [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} X-Men's]] Danger Room goes haywire almost as often as [[Franchise/StarTrek Star Trek's]] holodecks. While it's usually because some enemy has intentionally tampered with it rather than a random malfunction or user error, it did eventually develop sentience (or rather, turn out to have been [[RetCon sentient all along]]) and decide to kill the X-Men. * Weird Pete's 'Virtual Dungeon' in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' turns into this, when a malfunction of the VR headsets reults in the players attacking each other and one player jumping out of the window in an attempt to get away from giant spiders. * Explained in ''LegionOfSuperHeroes'' when the "unique electrical nature" of Lighting Lad's body causes the simulator to go on the fritz. Safety protocols disabled, manual shutdown disabled...
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[[folder: Comic Books ]] [[folder:Comic Books]] * The [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} X-Men's]] ComicBook/XMen's Danger Room goes haywire almost as often as [[Franchise/StarTrek Star Trek's]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s holodecks. While it's usually because some enemy has intentionally tampered with it rather than a random malfunction or user error, it did eventually develop sentience (or rather, turn out to have been [[RetCon sentient all along]]) and decide to kill the X-Men. * Weird Pete's 'Virtual Dungeon' "Virtual Dungeon" in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' turns into this, when a malfunction of the VR headsets reults in the players attacking each other and one player jumping out of the window in an attempt to get away from giant spiders. * Explained in ''LegionOfSuperHeroes'' ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' when the "unique electrical nature" of Lighting Lad's body causes the simulator to go on the fritz. Safety protocols disabled, manual shutdown disabled...

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* Used briefly in the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]-worthy ''OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank''. Aram Fingal gets "doppled" into a baboon in an Africa simulation; everything goes south when he gets attacked by an elephant. The technicians are able to pull him out of the simulator quickly enough, but can't find his body to plug his mind back into.
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* Used briefly in the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]-worthy ''OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank''.''Film/OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank''. Aram Fingal gets "doppled" into a baboon in an Africa simulation; everything goes south when he gets attacked by an elephant. The technicians are able to pull him out of the simulator quickly enough, but can't find his body to plug his mind back into.

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