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19th Mar '17 11:33:10 AM nombretomado
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Many holograms falling under this trope are completely blue, perhaps a result of the famous ''ANewHope'' example below.

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Many holograms falling under this trope are completely blue, perhaps a result of the famous ''ANewHope'' ''Film/ANewHope'' example below.
16th Mar '17 11:30:23 AM StClair
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* The ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novels are typically as much of an aversion as the TV series in the aversion examples above. In ''Better Than Life'', however, Rimmer's hologrammatic image exhibited problems on one occasion. Severe time dilation caused by a black hole resulted in drastically different flows of time between where he was projected and where the computer that simulated him was located. As a result, he would flash, lose colour and even go two dimensional. The novel also mentioned in passing glitches that had happened in the past such as transparency, turning a shade of blue and even having his legs separating from his body and wandering aimlessly [[RuleOfFunny which completely violates the established principle on which he is projected]]. The last one is a MythologyGag to the episode "Queeg", which also had him acquire the personalities of other crewmembers (including Lister and, for some reason, the Cat. When the Cat's personality was added to the hologram files is not explained.)

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* The ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novels are typically as much of an aversion as the TV series in the aversion examples above. In ''Better Than Life'', however, Rimmer's hologrammatic holographic image exhibited problems on one occasion. Severe time dilation caused by a black hole resulted in drastically different flows of time between where he was projected and where the computer that simulated him was located. As a result, he would flash, lose colour and even go two dimensional. The novel also mentioned in passing glitches that had happened in the past such as transparency, turning a shade of blue and even having his legs separating from his body and wandering aimlessly [[RuleOfFunny which completely violates the established principle on which he is projected]]. The last one is a MythologyGag to the episode "Queeg", which also had him acquire the personalities of other crewmembers (including Lister and, for some reason, the Cat. When the Cat's personality was added to the hologram files is not explained.)
16th Mar '17 11:29:08 AM StClair
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* This is a plot point in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'' when a "holo-ship" (essentially a warp-driven holodeck) is shown to be prone to glitching. This becomes a ChekhovsGun when the holo-ship is used to fool the BigBad--the glitching reveals the nature of the trick.

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* This is a plot point in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'' when a "holo-ship" (essentially a warp-driven mobile holodeck) is shown to be prone to glitching. This becomes a ChekhovsGun when the holo-ship is used to fool the BigBad--the glitching reveals the nature of the trick.
16th Mar '17 11:25:54 AM StClair
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* In ''Series/COntinuum'', the only malfunction of the holographic therapist is that he can walk through walls.

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* In ''Series/COntinuum'', ''Series/Continuum'', the only malfunction of sign that the holographic therapist is a hologram is that he can walk through walls.



* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''. Similar to the tactic used by Lex Luther from the Superman sequel mentioned above, one of Jake's enemies, a dragon who once belonged to the Dragon Council but made a {{Face Heel Turn}} to aid the [[BigBad Dark Dragon]], used this as part of her powers common to all dragons by creating a magical doppleganger capable of fooling the guards while she escaped out of her prison cell, until the spell was broken by Jake's former new animal companion, [[ManiacMonkeys Bananas]] (who also joined and became Chang's new companion out of cowardice).

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''. Similar to the tactic used by Lex Luther Luthor from the Superman sequel mentioned above, one of Jake's enemies, a dragon who once belonged to the Dragon Council but made a {{Face Heel Turn}} to aid the [[BigBad Dark Dragon]], used this as part of her powers common to all dragons by creating a magical doppleganger capable of fooling the guards while she escaped out of her prison cell, until the spell was broken by Jake's former new animal companion, [[ManiacMonkeys Bananas]] (who also joined and became Chang's new companion out of cowardice).
15th Dec '16 2:45:39 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. After his Star Destroyer is hit by an asteroid, a captain's hologram fizzles before cutting out.
19th Nov '16 10:05:44 AM zrice03
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** Played straight in the episode "Killing Time". Events transpire such that Gooshie has to use the Imaging Chamber to talk to both Al and Sam. For Sam, both the visual and audio is distorted heavily, while Al can't see him at all and gets only audio. Justified in that the technology is specifically made for Al and Sam to communicate across time. For anyone else it's very difficult to get working right.
11th Nov '16 6:21:10 AM AFP
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* Several examples on ''Series/BabylonFive'', particularly a hologram of Londo Molari in one episode which appears slightly blueish and blurry. In this case, as it is a pre-recorded message, and Londo paces quite a bit, the hologram ends up walking through another character, facing the wrong direction (at one point, you can see the message's recipient smirking as Londo just barely manages to miss pointing accusingly at him.) [[spoiler: Londo's hologram does manage to end the message facing Lord Refa and bidding him farewell, before the message ends and the gathered group of Narn witnesses beat Refa to death.]]
30th Oct '16 3:48:39 PM StarTropes
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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in a scene in Star Trek: First Contact, where a holodeck character is disrupted when subjected to a Borg laser.

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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in a scene in Star Trek: First Contact, ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', where a holodeck character is disrupted when subjected to a Borg laser.laser.
* This is a plot point in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'' when a "holo-ship" (essentially a warp-driven holodeck) is shown to be prone to glitching. This becomes a ChekhovsGun when the holo-ship is used to fool the BigBad--the glitching reveals the nature of the trick.
29th Aug '16 1:56:53 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** From ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' onward , the War Games and other multiplayer modes are all officially holodeck simulations, and yet the graphics are identical to the campaigns and ''Spartan Ops''.
** ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' introduced a Hologram armor ability, it sends a holographic copy of the player where you send it. There are no visual errors on the decoy unless it is shot or hit. If this ability is used properly, it can become quite annoying.

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** From ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' onward , onward, the War Games and other multiplayer modes are all officially holodeck simulations, and yet the graphics are identical to the campaigns and ''Spartan Ops''.
** ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' introduced a Hologram armor ability, it which sends a holographic copy of the player where you send it.to wherever they're aiming at. There are no visual errors on the decoy unless it is shot or hit. If this ability is used properly, it can become quite annoying.
15th Aug '16 7:53:52 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', the War Games are officially holodeck simulations, and yet the graphics are identical to the campaign and Spartan Ops.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** From
''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', 4}}'' onward , the War Games and other multiplayer modes are all officially holodeck simulations, and yet the graphics are identical to the campaign campaigns and Spartan Ops.''Spartan Ops''.
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