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6th Feb '16 9:42:20 PM AtticusOmundson
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-->-- ''Film/StarTrekIVTheJourneyHome''

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-->-- ''Film/StarTrekIVTheJourneyHome''
''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome''
6th Feb '16 9:39:22 PM AtticusOmundson
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6th Feb '16 9:38:57 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''"When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."''
-->-- ''[[Creator/ArthurCClarke Clarke's First Law]]''

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->''"When ->'''Spock:''' We could construct a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."''
device to collect their high-energy photons safely. These photons could then be injected into the dilithium chamber, causing crystalline structure... theoretically.
->'''Kirk:''' Where would we find these reactors... theoretically?
-->-- ''[[Creator/ArthurCClarke Clarke's First Law]]''
''Film/StarTrekIVTheJourneyHome''
19th Aug '15 4:30:33 PM eroock
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->''When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.''
-->-- '''[[Creator/ArthurCClarke Clarke's First Law]]'''

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->''When ->''"When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.''
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-->-- '''[[Creator/ArthurCClarke ''[[Creator/ArthurCClarke Clarke's First Law]]'''
Law]]''
6th Jun '15 10:26:33 AM erforce
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* Subverted in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': Doc explains that a TemporalParadox caused by you seeing your time-displaced self could theoretically destroy the universe ("Granted, that's a worst-case scenario. The effects may be limited to just our own galaxy.") When one such paradox actually does occur... all that happens is both people faint on the spot (which he also predicted as a possible outcome). The fainting could just be explained by simple shock, and the fact that Hollywood executives think that all women are prone to fainting.

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* Subverted in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy: Doc explains that a TemporalParadox caused by you seeing your time-displaced self could theoretically destroy the universe ("Granted, that's a worst-case scenario. The effects may be limited to just our own galaxy.") When one such paradox actually does occur... all that happens is both people faint on the spot (which he also predicted as a possible outcome). The fainting could just be explained by simple shock, and the fact that Hollywood executives think that all women are prone to fainting.
14th Apr '15 9:02:02 PM rodneyAnonymous
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->''When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.''\\
-- [[Creator/ArthurCClarke Clarke's]] first law

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->''When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.''\\
-- [[Creator/ArthurCClarke Clarke's]] first law
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-->-- '''[[Creator/ArthurCClarke Clarke's First Law]]'''
10th Jun '14 6:08:18 AM crazysamaritan
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-- [[ArthurCClarke Clarke's]] first law

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-- [[ArthurCClarke [[Creator/ArthurCClarke Clarke's]] first law



* Subverted in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': Doc explains that a TemporalParadox caused by you seeing your time-displaced self could theoretically destroy the universe ("Granted, that's a worst-case scenario. The effects may be limited to just our own galaxy.") When one such paradox actually does occur... all that happens is both people faint on the spot (which he also predicted as a possible outcome).
** The fainting could just be explained by simple shock, and the fact that Hollywood executives think that all women are prone to fainting.

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* Subverted in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': Doc explains that a TemporalParadox caused by you seeing your time-displaced self could theoretically destroy the universe ("Granted, that's a worst-case scenario. The effects may be limited to just our own galaxy.") When one such paradox actually does occur... all that happens is both people faint on the spot (which he also predicted as a possible outcome).
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outcome). The fainting could just be explained by simple shock, and the fact that Hollywood executives think that all women are prone to fainting.



* Used practically OnceAnEpisode on {{Series/Eureka}}. The basic outline for an episode: Some bit of {{Phlebotinum}} is threatening the town, So Carter turns to either Henry, Allison, or Nathan (or some combination thereof) for an explanation. Said explanation usually begins with "Well, theoretically..." Carter [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this is later seasons with "I hate the word!"
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Every series, every episode.
** This is prevalent to the point where the Federation hires ''theoretical'' scientists as engineers. The TNG Enterprise was largely designed by theoretical physicist Dr. Leah Brahms, who demonstrates a contempt for applied science that's altogether unhealthy for an engineer, to say the least. One fan lambasts her character [[http://www.stardestroyer.net/Empire/Tech/Brahms/index.html here.]]

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* Used practically OnceAnEpisode on {{Series/Eureka}}.''{{Series/Eureka}}''. The basic outline for an episode: Some bit of {{Phlebotinum}} is threatening the town, So Carter turns to either Henry, Allison, or Nathan (or some combination thereof) for an explanation. Said explanation usually begins with "Well, theoretically..." Carter [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this is later seasons with "I hate the word!"
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Every series, every episode.
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episode. This is prevalent to the point where the Federation hires ''theoretical'' scientists as engineers. The TNG Enterprise was largely designed by theoretical physicist Dr. Leah Brahms, who demonstrates a contempt for applied science that's altogether unhealthy for an engineer, to say the least. One fan lambasts her character [[http://www.stardestroyer.net/Empire/Tech/Brahms/index.html here.]]
25th Apr '14 6:52:24 PM HardKor
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* Used practically OnceAnEpisode on {{Series/Eureka}}. The basic outline for an episode: Some bit of {{Phlebotinum}} is threatening the town, So Carter turns to either Henry, Allison, or Nathan (or some combination thereof) for an explanation. Said explanation usually begins with "Well, theoretically..." Carter [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this is later seasons with "I hate the word!"
16th Feb '13 8:37:01 PM DarkHunter
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* Subverted in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': Doc explains that a TemporalParadox caused by you seeing yourself could theoretically destroy the universe ("Granted, that's a worst-case scenario. The effects may be limited to just our own galaxy.") When one such paradox actually does occur... all that happens is both people faint on the spot (which he also predicted as a possible outcome).

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* Subverted in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': Doc explains that a TemporalParadox caused by you seeing yourself your time-displaced self could theoretically destroy the universe ("Granted, that's a worst-case scenario. The effects may be limited to just our own galaxy.") When one such paradox actually does occur... all that happens is both people faint on the spot (which he also predicted as a possible outcome).
23rd Jul '12 6:33:15 AM ChronoLegion
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** The fainting could just be explained by simple shock, and the fact that Hollywood executives think that all women are prone to fainting.
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