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7th Jan '16 6:32:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SpaceQuest IV'', if you take the unstable ordnance from the tank, it explodes and kills you when you go into the sewer. ** ''SpaceQuest III'' features a [[StarWars thermal detonator]] you had to use to disable a shield generator on an unstable volcanic planet. Trying to take one with you back to your ship via across an unstable piece of land or pole-vaulting over the resulting rift results in scattering yourself in a five meter radius.
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* In ''SpaceQuest IV'', ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'', if you take the unstable ordnance from the tank, it explodes and kills you when you go into the sewer. ** ''SpaceQuest III'' ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest III|The Pirates of Pestulon}}'' features a [[StarWars thermal detonator]] you had to use to disable a shield generator on an unstable volcanic planet. Trying to take one with you back to your ship via across an unstable piece of land or pole-vaulting over the resulting rift results in scattering yourself in a five meter radius.
19th Nov '15 11:19:53 PM wolftickets1969
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* Picric acid becomes a highly shock-sensitive explosive similar to nitroglycerin when dried out, and thus old jars of the stuff, occasionally seen in back rooms of school chem labs, must be handled and disposed of by the bomb squad.
19th Nov '15 11:15:46 PM wolftickets1969
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* Picric acid becomes a highly shock-sensitive explosive similar to nitroglycerin when dried out, and thus old jars of the stuff, occasionally seen in back rooms of school chem labs, must be handled and disposed of by the bomb squad.
18th Sep '15 5:51:04 AM jormis29
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Copper}}'' Robert Morehouse assists a Confederate agent in transporting a wagon full of Greek Fire. It is a liquid that bursts into flames when exposed to air and cannot be extinguished with water. Should one of the barrels leak, the entire wagon could explode. The situation is not helped by the fact that [[spoiler: Robert is working against the Confederates and is trying to sabotage their plans by making sure that the Greek Fire never reaches New York]].
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Copper}}'' Robert Morehouse assists a Confederate agent in transporting a wagon full of Greek Fire.GreekFire. It is a liquid that bursts into flames when exposed to air and cannot be extinguished with water. Should one of the barrels leak, the entire wagon could explode. The situation is not helped by the fact that [[spoiler: Robert is working against the Confederates and is trying to sabotage their plans by making sure that the Greek Fire never reaches New York]].
29th Aug '15 9:52:23 PM nombretomado
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* The first episode of ''Series/GeminiMan'' centers on TheHero [[LiveActionEscortMission protecting an inventor and his super fuel additive]] from the minions of the "international oil cartel". However, the inventor has already sold out to the oil companies and plans on FakingTheDead using the additive's explosive properties (a large beakerful supposedly being enough to take out a small town). As [[MST3K Mike and the Bots]] [[LampshadeHanging point out]], the actual explosion wouldn't destroy a town ("Maybe singe a bed-and-breakfast", Crow remarks).
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* The first episode of ''Series/GeminiMan'' centers on TheHero [[LiveActionEscortMission protecting an inventor and his super fuel additive]] from the minions of the "international oil cartel". However, the inventor has already sold out to the oil companies and plans on FakingTheDead using the additive's explosive properties (a large beakerful supposedly being enough to take out a small town). As [[MST3K [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike and the Bots]] [[LampshadeHanging point out]], the actual explosion wouldn't destroy a town ("Maybe singe a bed-and-breakfast", Crow remarks).
6th Aug '15 5:19:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa'' had an episode featuring this. * ''JanaOfTheJungle'' had an oil well fire episode. The bits that weren't out of ''Film/TheWagesOfFear'', were out of ''Film/RoosterCogburn'' (with modifications, this is a kid's show, so no one gets so much as a nasty boo-boo).
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* ''WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa'' ''WesternAnimation/WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa'' had an episode featuring this. * ''JanaOfTheJungle'' ''WesternAnimation/JanaOfTheJungle'' had an oil well fire episode. The bits that weren't out of ''Film/TheWagesOfFear'', were out of ''Film/RoosterCogburn'' (with modifications, this is a kid's show, so no one gets so much as a nasty boo-boo).

* ''{{Chowder}}'': In "The Blast Raz", the gang have to deliver a crate of highly explosive and unstable blast raz fruit. Their route takes them over a pothole-filled road, across a storm-tossed lake and up the side of an active volcano.
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* ''{{Chowder}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'': In "The Blast Raz", the gang have to deliver a crate of highly explosive and unstable blast raz fruit. Their route takes them over a pothole-filled road, across a storm-tossed lake and up the side of an active volcano.
16th Jul '15 11:45:24 PM foxley
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* ''Film/ChillFactor'': A 1999 movie that's perfectly described in this trope on ice.
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* ''Film/ChillFactor'': A 1999 movie that's perfectly described in as this trope on ice.ice. Two civilians have to deliver a highly unstable substance that will detonate if it gets above fifty degrees to a military base in an ice cream truck.
9th Jul '15 5:09:35 PM Prfnoff
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** Remade as ''Violent Road'' (aka ''Hell's Highway'') in 1958, and ''Sorcerer'' in 1977.
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** Remade as ''Violent Road'' (aka ''Hell's Highway'') in 1958, and ''Sorcerer'' ''Film/{{Sorcerer}}'' in 1977.
5th Jul '15 9:58:34 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"This is [[PunctuatedForEmphasis NOT! THE WAY! YOU TRANSPORT!]] [[LargeHam NITROOO!!!]]"'' -->-- '''[[Creator/WillSmith Jim West]]''', ''Film/WildWildWest''
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->''"This is [[PunctuatedForEmphasis NOT! THE WAY! YOU TRANSPORT!]] [[LargeHam NITROOO!!!]]"'' TRANSPORT! NITROOO!!!"'' -->-- '''[[Creator/WillSmith Jim West]]''', '''Jim West''', ''Film/WildWildWest''
5th Jul '15 9:56:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Danger Patrol'', a 1937 film about 'soup handlers' hauling nitro around the oilfields.
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* ''Danger Patrol'', ''Film/DangerPatrol'', a 1937 film about 'soup handlers' hauling nitro around the oilfields.

* ''TheLegendOfZorro'': The hero and the villain have a swordfight on top of a train ''loaded'' with the stuff. * ''FourLions'': Five wannabe mujahadeen have to transport home-made explosives from one "secure" location to another (a squat to an allotment shed). They start off driving very slowly and carefully, but the car breaks down. They then have to do a very silly run the rest of the way (to avoid jarring the explosives and setting them off). A deleted scene includes a chase sequence, while still carrying them. [[spoiler:One guy takes a wrong turn into a field, trips over a sheep, and blows himself (and the sheep) sky high.]] * In the end of ''TheGiantGilaMonster'', the protagonist drives a hot-rod across uneven ground towards the Gila Monster, with the passenger seat full of unstable nitro. * ''{{Unstoppable}}'' is about a RunawayTrain with eight tank cars filled with explosive chemicals. And it's headed for certain derailment at an oil tank farm, for added drama.
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* ''TheLegendOfZorro'': ''Film/TheLegendOfZorro'': The hero and the villain have a swordfight on top of a train ''loaded'' with the stuff. * ''FourLions'': ''Film/FourLions'': Five wannabe mujahadeen have to transport home-made explosives from one "secure" location to another (a squat to an allotment shed). They start off driving very slowly and carefully, but the car breaks down. They then have to do a very silly run the rest of the way (to avoid jarring the explosives and setting them off). A deleted scene includes a chase sequence, while still carrying them. [[spoiler:One guy takes a wrong turn into a field, trips over a sheep, and blows himself (and the sheep) sky high.]] * In the end of ''TheGiantGilaMonster'', ''Film/TheGiantGilaMonster'', the protagonist drives a hot-rod across uneven ground towards the Gila Monster, with the passenger seat full of unstable nitro. * ''{{Unstoppable}}'' ''Film/{{Unstoppable}}'' is about a RunawayTrain with eight tank cars filled with explosive chemicals. And it's headed for certain derailment at an oil tank farm, for added drama.

* In the film ''YoungTomEdison'' while on a train Tom shows an army captain his latest invention, which he calls "Tom Edison High Powerful All-Explosive #1." After listing the ingredients, the captain tells him that [[ReinventingTheWheel it's nitroglycerin]]. They pull the emergency stop cord, and while the train is on a bridge Tom has to carefully lower the jar with the nitro in it down into the river.
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* In the film ''YoungTomEdison'' ''Film/YoungTomEdison'' while on a train Tom shows an army captain his latest invention, which he calls "Tom Edison High Powerful All-Explosive #1." After listing the ingredients, the captain tells him that [[ReinventingTheWheel it's nitroglycerin]]. They pull the emergency stop cord, and while the train is on a bridge Tom has to carefully lower the jar with the nitro in it down into the river.

* Played with in an episode of ''TheAndyGriffithShow'', where two yokels who accidentally pick up a container of nitroglycerin (somehow mistaking it for fertilizer) manhandle it for the entire episode. It is only when it is dropped down a well that it finally explodes.
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* Played with in an episode of ''TheAndyGriffithShow'', ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'', where two yokels who accidentally pick up a container of nitroglycerin (somehow mistaking it for fertilizer) manhandle it for the entire episode. It is only when it is dropped down a well that it finally explodes.

* Parodied in ''BeakmansWorld'', where Lester bringing a bottle of the stuff from the "REALLY DANGEROUS STUFF" cabinet to the couch is portrayed like this. Of course, the whole point of the segment was to explain how Alfred Nobel made the NitroExpress safe...by inventing dynamite. * An episode of ''GreysAnatomy'' had the surgeons trying to remove a bomb from ''inside a man's chest'' before a disposal team could deactivate it, and naturally included a scene where they had to push the gurney very slowly down a corridor.
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* Parodied in ''BeakmansWorld'', ''Series/BeakmansWorld'', where Lester bringing a bottle of the stuff from the "REALLY DANGEROUS STUFF" cabinet to the couch is portrayed like this. Of course, the whole point of the segment was to explain how Alfred Nobel made the NitroExpress safe...by inventing dynamite. * An episode of ''GreysAnatomy'' ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' had the surgeons trying to remove a bomb from ''inside a man's chest'' before a disposal team could deactivate it, and naturally included a scene where they had to push the gurney very slowly down a corridor.

* Done with blasting oil on ''LittleHouseOnThePrairie''. Also had to keep it cool to keep it more stable.
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* Done with blasting oil on ''LittleHouseOnThePrairie''.''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie''. Also had to keep it cool to keep it more stable.
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