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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."
7th Jan '17 3:06:24 PM nombretomado
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* Spoofed in the ''WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'', where the calculations being performed were clearly an AssPull.

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* Spoofed in the ''WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'', ''Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'', where the calculations being performed were clearly an AssPull.
19th Dec '16 3:57:18 PM Narsil
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* Both played straight and spoofed by combat droid K-2SO in ''Film/RogueOne''. For example, to Cassian, when he sees reluctant recruit Jyn Erso with a blaster:
-->'''K-2SO''': You're letting her keep it? Would you like to know the probability of her using it against you? …it's ''high.'' It's very high.
19th Dec '16 3:52:56 PM Narsil
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace hyperspace transportation is so dangerous as a means of travel]] that a navigational computer must work out a safe route before starting, otherwise you are bound to hit something en route and be destroyed. Of course, that kind of calculation can take an agonizingly long time to finish when you are being chased in real space.
26th Aug '16 10:59:38 AM Kafkesque
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** Notably, the above scenario includes a hasty ''re''calculation where Ichigaki realizes that [[OhCrap his team's odds of victory have dropped significantly.]]
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