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10th Apr '18 6:47:02 AM ImpudentInfidel
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*** The new canon reverses this completely. While the ''Interdictor'' vessels still work, in ''Film/TheLastJedi'' [[spoiler: a Resistance cruiser ramming them while accelerating to hyperspace cuts a ship bigger than the ''Executor'' in half, and completely destroys a dozen smaller Star Destroyers with the backwash.]]

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*** The new canon reverses this completely. While the ''Interdictor'' vessels still work, in ''Film/TheLastJedi'' [[spoiler: a Resistance cruiser ramming them while accelerating to hyperspace cuts a ship bigger than the ''Executor'' in half, and completely destroys a dozen smaller Star Destroyers with the backwash.]] However it's not consistent; in ''Film/RogueOne'' [[spoiler: Rebel ships that hit hyperspace facing a suddenly-arrived Star Destroyer smush against it like bugs on a windshield without leaving a scratch.]]
25th Mar '18 4:25:35 PM CaptainKestrel
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Somewhat justified, "Speak With Dead" and "Raise Dead" both require a mostly intact corpse, so mutilating the body can severely hamper investigations.

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** Somewhat justified, "Speak With Dead" and "Raise Dead" both require a mostly intact corpse, so mutilating the body can severely hamper investigations.
25th Mar '18 4:24:56 PM CaptainKestrel
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Somewhat justified, "Speak With Dead" and "Raise Dead" both require a mostly intact corpse, so mutilating the body can severely hamper investigations.
2nd Mar '18 11:48:10 PM FlimFlamFlim
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* ''Film/IronMan'' demonstrates JARVIS, an artificial-intelligence-like entity that Tony Stark created, but the applications of this technology aren't explored much in the rest of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse until ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. That movie clarifies that JARVIS is merely a very sophisticated program, which is why the Vision and Ultron himself are such a big deal. Also, the fact that Ultron went feral and tried to destroy the world caused the UN to outlaw AI research later on in the MCU continuity, though this doesn't stop Tony Stark from building other AI such as Friday and [[Film/SpidermanHomecoming Karen.]]
** Tony actually discusses the misapplication of Ivan Vanko's Arc Reactor model in ''Film/IronMan2'', saying that he could have sold it for billions to another country and is wasting it going after him. Vanko retorts that he doesn't care about money, [[RevengeBeforeReason he just wants to get revenge on Tony and by extension his father for what Howard Stark did to his family.]]
* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': PlayedForLaughs when Tony Stark calls out a ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agent on the Helicarrier for using some of the most advanced computers in the world, surpassed only by Stark's own, to play ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}''.

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''Film/IronMan'' demonstrates JARVIS, an artificial-intelligence-like entity that Tony Stark created, but the applications of this technology aren't explored much in the rest of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse until ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. That movie clarifies that JARVIS is merely a very sophisticated program, which is why the Vision and Ultron himself are such a big deal. Also, the fact that Ultron went feral and tried to destroy the world caused the UN to outlaw AI research later on in the MCU continuity, though this doesn't stop Tony Stark from building other AI such as Friday and [[Film/SpidermanHomecoming Karen.]]
** *** Tony actually discusses the misapplication of Ivan Vanko's Arc Reactor model in ''Film/IronMan2'', saying that he could have sold it for billions to another country and is wasting it going after him. Vanko retorts that he doesn't care about money, [[RevengeBeforeReason he just wants to get revenge on Tony and by extension his father for what Howard Stark did to his family.]]
* ** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Howard Stark, one of the brightest allied minds and the US Army's primary weapons contractor, has access to a completely vibration-absorbent metal called Vibranium. He fashions it into a circule, supposedly a prototype, though for what or how he planned on making more of it with no more of the stuff isn't explained as Captain America decides to use it as a shield. [[Film/BlackPanther2018 Seven years later]], this is averted by Wakanda, who have built an advanced civilization around diverse use of the mineral, including hologram projections covering the entire country, forcefields, and clean energy.
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''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': PlayedForLaughs when Tony Stark calls out a ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agent on the Helicarrier for using some of the most advanced computers in the world, surpassed only by Stark's own, to play ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}''.
26th Feb '18 5:07:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'''s last 2 books, the protagonist and narrator, Raul Endymion, is trapped in a deathtrap modelled after SchrodingersCat because nobody wants to kill him. So, with his connection to the Void Which Binds, he starts writing, and uses the connection to look back in time to ensure his story is accurate. He actually peers into minds all over the known universe. He also knows that the Void Which Binds, which he's connected to, was used in the past as a teleporter, and Aenea, his girlfriend/the messiah can use it. Never mind. It doesn't occur to him throughout the books that he can break out and continue writing without the threat of death by cyanide poisoning.

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* In the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'''s last 2 books, the protagonist and narrator, Raul Endymion, is trapped in a deathtrap modelled after SchrodingersCat UsefulNotes/SchrodingersCat because nobody wants to kill him. So, with his connection to the Void Which Binds, he starts writing, and uses the connection to look back in time to ensure his story is accurate. He actually peers into minds all over the known universe. He also knows that the Void Which Binds, which he's connected to, was used in the past as a teleporter, and Aenea, his girlfriend/the messiah can use it. Never mind. It doesn't occur to him throughout the books that he can break out and continue writing without the threat of death by cyanide poisoning.
17th Feb '18 11:06:12 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Part of the plot is that they abandoned starships a bit too soon. All of those threats Star Pilot heroes saved worlds from still exist; the teleport booths just let travelers bypass the pirates and assorted alien monsters that still control the black.
11th Feb '18 3:43:28 PM veronchung27
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* ''Film/IronMan'' demonstrates JARVIS, an artificial-intelligence-like entity that Tony Stark created, but the applications of this technology aren't explored much in the rest of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse until ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. That movie clarifies that JARVIS is merely a very sophisticated program, which is why the Vision and Ultron himself are such a big deal. Also, the fact that Ultron went feral and tried to destroy the world caused the UN to outlaw AI research later on in the MCU continuity, though this doesn't stop Tony Stark from building other AI such as Tuesday and [[Film/SpidermanHomecoming Karen.]]

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* ''Film/IronMan'' demonstrates JARVIS, an artificial-intelligence-like entity that Tony Stark created, but the applications of this technology aren't explored much in the rest of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse until ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. That movie clarifies that JARVIS is merely a very sophisticated program, which is why the Vision and Ultron himself are such a big deal. Also, the fact that Ultron went feral and tried to destroy the world caused the UN to outlaw AI research later on in the MCU continuity, though this doesn't stop Tony Stark from building other AI such as Tuesday Friday and [[Film/SpidermanHomecoming Karen.]]
9th Feb '18 9:08:56 PM Duffan
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* ''Film/IronMan'' demonstrates JARVIS, an artificial-intelligence-like entity that Tony Stark created, but the applications of this technology aren't explore dmuch in the rest of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse until ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. That movie clarifies that JARVIS is merely a very sophisticated program, which is why the Vision and Ultron himself are such a big deal. Also, the fact that Ultron went feral and tried to destroy the world caused the UN to outlaw AI research later on in the MCU continuity, though this doesn't stop Tony Stark from building other AI such as Tuesday and [[Film/SpidermanHomecoming Karen.]]

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* ''Film/IronMan'' demonstrates JARVIS, an artificial-intelligence-like entity that Tony Stark created, but the applications of this technology aren't explore dmuch explored much in the rest of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse until ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. That movie clarifies that JARVIS is merely a very sophisticated program, which is why the Vision and Ultron himself are such a big deal. Also, the fact that Ultron went feral and tried to destroy the world caused the UN to outlaw AI research later on in the MCU continuity, though this doesn't stop Tony Stark from building other AI such as Tuesday and [[Film/SpidermanHomecoming Karen.]]
31st Jan '18 7:45:05 PM nombretomado
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** Yet another Halloween episode shows what each Simpson (aside from Marge) would do with TheMonkeysPaw. Homer wishes for...a sandwich. [[JustifiedTrope This was not without reason]]; he'd just seen the Paw mess things up twice before hand, so he tried to make a "safe" wish, specifying it as much as he could to make sure it wouldn't go wrong. [[spoiler:It didn't work; the turkey was ''a little dry''.]]

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** Yet another Halloween episode shows what each Simpson (aside from Marge) would do with TheMonkeysPaw.Literature/TheMonkeysPaw. Homer wishes for...a sandwich. [[JustifiedTrope This was not without reason]]; he'd just seen the Paw mess things up twice before hand, so he tried to make a "safe" wish, specifying it as much as he could to make sure it wouldn't go wrong. [[spoiler:It didn't work; the turkey was ''a little dry''.]]
31st Jan '18 3:13:49 PM margdean56
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* The one novel in John Ringo's ''Literature/IntoTheLookingGlass'' series had an EnergyBeing be frustrated to its version of tears by a neural implant being used as a universal remote, which uses an infantessimal ammount of processing power. It's likened to seeing an IntelligentGerbil use a computer cooling fan to run an airboat; with the computer still attached.

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* The one novel in John Ringo's ''Literature/IntoTheLookingGlass'' series had an EnergyBeing be frustrated to its version of tears by a neural implant being used as a universal remote, which uses an infantessimal ammount infinitesimal amount of processing power. It's likened to seeing an IntelligentGerbil use a computer cooling fan to run an airboat; with the computer still attached.



* ''Literature/WillSaveTheGalaxyForFood'' averts this, depicting the end of manned space flight because someone invented Anywhere-In-The-Universe teleportation, which put all the space pilots out of business. The're understandably bitter about being reduced to hi-tech beggars, although it is mentioned that some rich folk still have pilots, because [[ConspicuousConsumption one teleporter booth is exactly the same as another so there's no First Class accommodations to waste money on.]] Much of the book is dedicated to just how much teleportation changes the world - for instance, people now store personal items by teleporting them miles underground.

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* ''Literature/WillSaveTheGalaxyForFood'' averts this, depicting the end of manned space flight because someone invented Anywhere-In-The-Universe teleportation, which put all the space pilots out of business. The're They're understandably bitter about being reduced to hi-tech beggars, although it is mentioned that some rich folk still have pilots, because [[ConspicuousConsumption one teleporter booth is exactly the same as another so there's no First Class accommodations to waste money on.]] Much of the book is dedicated to just how much teleportation changes the world - for world--for instance, people now store personal items by teleporting them miles underground.
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