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19th Apr '18 5:59:48 PM Tractical_Chunder
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* The ''Film/IronMan1'' movie has [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] finishing his first miniature Arc Reactor. His assistant Yinsen asks how much power it could generate, and Tony begins his reply with "If my math is right -- and it always is..." Presumably they're talking about a theoretical full-scale version of the reactor, because the number Tony gives was absurd otherwise (3 gigawatts).

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* The ''Film/IronMan1'' movie has [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] finishing his first miniature Arc Reactor. His assistant Yinsen asks how much power it could generate, and Tony begins his reply with "If my math is right -- - [[AwesomeEgo and it always is..." is]]" Presumably they're talking about a theoretical full-scale version of the reactor, because the number Tony gives was absurd otherwise (3 gigawatts).
24th Mar '18 8:21:37 PM JackG
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* The characters in ''Series/BlakesSeven'' routinely consult battle computers which do these calculations for them, often replayed via MasterComputer Zen or Orac.
15th Dec '17 3:22:27 PM NumberFortyFour
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* ''Theatre/TheSpongebobMusical'': [[GeniusBruiser Sandy Cheeks the squirrel]] says this in Act II in reference to [[spoiler: her explosive device set to detonate at the exact moment of volcanic eruption, thus preventing the eruption and saving the town.]]
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12th Oct '17 6:45:54 PM darksoul4242
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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'': in ''Explorers of the Moon'', Calculus is hoping that his device will prevent the rocket to crash against a meteor. Otherwise he would have to "redo all his calculations!"

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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'': in ''Explorers of the Moon'', Calculus is hoping that his device will prevent the rocket to crash from crashing against a meteor. Otherwise he would have to "redo all his calculations!"
8th Sep '17 8:59:13 AM Gideoncrawle
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->''"...when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some [[SophisticatedAsHell serious shit]]."''

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->''"...when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some [[SophisticatedAsHell serious shit]].shit."''
26th Jun '17 8:54:23 AM outlander2012
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* Parodied in ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'': A giant asteroid of garbage is about to hit the city. Professor Farnsworth has arranged the construction of ''another'' ball of garbage to be fired at the asteroid to deflect it, and declares that if his calculations are correct, the two balls should collide. Not to be outdone, his archrival Dr. Wernstrom declares "And if ''my'' calculations are correct, we're all going to die horribly!" and laughs - until he realizes what this means for him personally, [[MadeMyselfSad at which point his laughter dies away quite quickly]].

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* Parodied in ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'': A giant asteroid of garbage is about to hit the city. Professor Farnsworth has arranged the construction of ''another'' ball of garbage to be fired at the asteroid to deflect it, and declares that if his calculations are correct, the two balls should collide. Not to be outdone, his archrival Dr. Wernstrom declares "And if ''my'' calculations are correct, we're all going to die horribly!" and laughs - [[OhCrap until he realizes what this means for him personally, personally]], [[MadeMyselfSad at which point his laughter dies away quite quickly]].
15th Jun '17 3:58:35 PM Anddrix
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* Used several times by Samantha Carter on ''Series/StargateSG1'', e.g.: "If my calculations are correct, we should emerge on the other side of the Earth...". Usually followed by nervous glances by the [[GenreSavvy rest of the team]].

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* Used several times by Samantha Carter on ''Series/StargateSG1'', e.g.: "If my calculations are correct, we should emerge on the other side of the Earth...". Usually followed by nervous glances by the [[GenreSavvy rest of the team]].team.
21st Mar '17 5:00:44 AM Blazer
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* Spoofed in TheMovie of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''; after attempting to escape from the ship by tunneling out (in ''space''), Crow declares, "Hey, I calculated the odds this would succeed versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid, and... I went ahead anyway."

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* Spoofed in TheMovie of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''; after attempting to escape from the ship by tunneling out (in ''space''), Crow declares, "Hey, "Believe me, Mike, I calculated the odds of this would succeed versus succeeding against the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid, stupid and... I went ahead anyway."
26th Jan '17 9:21:21 PM PaulA
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* In Part I: The Psychohistorians of ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'', Hari Seldon gives Gaal Dornick a bunch of calculations proving that [[CityPlanet Trantor]], and by proxy the Empire, will fall within three hundred years. Several actual mathematical terms are thrown around, but the details are left vague enough to leave Seldon's specific calculations unexplained. Dornick is perfectly capable of verifying the calculations for himself; and it turns out Seldon ''is'' right.

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* In Part "Part I: The Psychohistorians Psychohistorians" of ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'', Hari Seldon gives Gaal Dornick a bunch of calculations proving that [[CityPlanet Trantor]], and by proxy the Empire, will fall within three hundred years. Several actual mathematical terms are thrown around, but the details are left vague enough to leave Seldon's specific calculations unexplained. Dornick is perfectly capable of verifying the calculations for himself; and it turns out Seldon ''is'' right.
23rd Jan '17 7:14:23 AM BobTanaka
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* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Dr. Doofenshmirtz's plan results in him and Perry being stuck to thousands of balloons and flying off into the stratosphere]]:
-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' "You know, on paper...this was the outcome too."
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