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7th Nov '17 9:28:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'': Quite common for the Combine. Unfortunately, since the engine can only render from one camera at a time, they always end up showing the same thing. They all show the same thing, but by God are they determined to show whatever the hell it is. The standard monitor is made up of three screens! And then there's the consoles themselves to consider... Of course, once you hit The Citadel, they [[UpToEleven crank it up to 11]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'': ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': Quite common for the Combine. Unfortunately, since the engine can only render from one camera at a time, they always end up showing the same thing. They all show the same thing, but by God are they determined to show whatever the hell it is. The standard monitor is made up of three screens! And then there's the consoles themselves to consider... Of course, once you hit The Citadel, they [[UpToEleven crank it up to 11]].
25th Aug '17 4:29:09 AM jormis29
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* ''{{Exalted}}'': The central control room of the Realm Defense Grid. Supposedly the system can look at anywhere in Creation, and in the Infernal splatbook, the use of Blasphemy charms[[note]]Super powers granted by the lords of hells.[[/note]] is guaranteed to make the user appear in their screen.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': The central control room of the Realm Defense Grid. Supposedly the system can look at anywhere in Creation, and in the Infernal splatbook, the use of Blasphemy charms[[note]]Super powers granted by the lords of hells.[[/note]] is guaranteed to make the user appear in their screen.
28th Feb '17 9:22:49 PM AthenaBlue
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* The [[ElaborateUndergroundBase Obsidian Shrine]] in ''Anime/MaiHime'' has a bunch of monitors attached to a central console.

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* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'': In the manga, Aion kills [[spoiler:Pandaemonium]], who then [[BodySurf searches for another host]]. He believes there's nobody left to host her, but several large screens pop up along the walls of the room they're in to show who she plans to take over next--[[spoiler:Rosette Christopher]].
* Spike never confronts the bounty in the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Brain Scratch" directly. Instead, he only manages to find a trap room full of [=TVs=], and succumbs to some kind of ultrasound attack after a face on those [=TVs=] monologues at him for a bit. Luckily, Jet and Ed have already discovered where the villain was broadcasting from, and manage to stop him before he can finish Spike off.
* ''Manga/DeathNote''.
The [[ElaborateUndergroundBase Obsidian Shrine]] control room in ''Anime/MaiHime'' L's HQ has a bunch of monitors attached to a central console.these along one wall. [[spoiler: You don't get much more ominous than every screen in the HackerCave informing you that your systems have been completely wiped.]] Near's HQ one-ups L's by having ''three'' walls covered with [=TVs=].



* Played with in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Inside of Thymilph's Ganmen, he has multiple monitors. One of them is [[MaleGaze a close-up of Yoko's breasts]].
* Spike never confronts the bounty in the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Brain Scratch" directly. Instead, he only manages to find a trap room full of [=TVs=], and succumbs to some kind of ultrasound attack after a face on those [=TVs=] monologues at him for a bit. Luckily, Jet and Ed have already discovered where the villain was broadcasting from, and manage to stop him before he can finish Spike off.
* The GagSeries ''Anime/NegimaSecondSeason'' uses this often.
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'': In the manga, Aion kills [[spoiler:Pandaemonium]], who then [[BodySurf searches for another host]]. He believes there's nobody left to host her, but several large screens pop up along the walls of the room they're in to show who she plans to take over next--[[spoiler:Rosette Christopher]].



* The [[ElaborateUndergroundBase Obsidian Shrine]] in ''Anime/MaiHime'' has a bunch of monitors attached to a central console.
* ''Anime/MekakucityActors'': When Hibiya uses his powers to find the BigBad's lair, the first thing he notes is "a wall of TV screens". [[spoiler:They're implied to represent the multiple time loops experienced by the cast]].
* The GagSeries ''Anime/NegimaSecondSeason'' uses this often.



* ''Manga/DeathNote''. The control room in L's HQ has these along one wall. [[spoiler: You don't get much more ominous than every screen in the HackerCave informing you that your systems have been completely wiped.]] Near's HQ one-ups L's by having ''three'' walls covered with [=TVs=].

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* ''Manga/DeathNote''. The control room in L's HQ has these along one wall. [[spoiler: You don't get much more ominous than every screen in the HackerCave informing you that your systems have been completely wiped.]] Near's HQ one-ups L's by having ''three'' walls covered Played with [=TVs=].in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Inside of Thymilph's Ganmen, he has multiple monitors. One of them is [[MaleGaze a close-up of Yoko's breasts]].



* ''Anime/MekakucityActors'': When Hibiya uses his powers to find the BigBad's lair, the first thing he notes is "a wall of TV screens". [[spoiler:They're implied to represent the multiple time loops experienced by the cast]].



* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. We get the ominous sense of Ozymandias' superhuman intelligence: he ''can'' pay attention to all those screens at once. Ozymandias claims to see oncoming war from the vibes he picks up from the images -- so the pictures take on a second dark significance.



* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': Eejee's chamber in the ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' comics.



* Eejee's chamber in the ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' comics.

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* Eejee's chamber in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. We get the ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' comics.ominous sense of Ozymandias' superhuman intelligence: he ''can'' pay attention to all those screens at once. Ozymandias claims to see oncoming war from the vibes he picks up from the images -- so the pictures take on a second dark significance.
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* ''Film/BabylonAD''. In the apartment in New York there was a setting that showed what was likely hundreds of channels at once. Though that seemed to simply be a menu setting, as it was possible to single one out.
* A comedic version occurs in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''. In the 2015 segment, Marty's son comes home from school and watches a half dozen TV channels at one time. Then it turns serious when they all begin flashing messages that announce that Marty was fired.
* The control room of the Facility in ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''. Becomes NightmareFuel when the monsters get loose, and the individual screens show people dying in horribly varied ways.
* There's one set up at the Nuclear Disarmament Summit from ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''
* ''Film/HotFuzz''. The head of the Neighbourhood Watch Association has an office (in the police station) with multiple monitors from CCTV cameras all over the village.
* ''Film/JesusChristSuperstar'' (2000): There is this in Caiaphas' room. Well, the room and the priests themselves are ominous enough even without the screens.
* ''Film/TheManWhoFellToEarth'': Thomas Jerome Newton, being an AlienAmongUs, can tell what is going on in the wider scheme of things by watching many televisions. In fact, these screens only become ominous as they distract him from paying attention to those around him, and the many streams of information overwhelm him at least once.



* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'': Mr. Universe's control room. Although the number of screens is toned down and really just to show how random Mr. Universe is.
* Zeke in ''Film/{{Sliver}}'' owns a surveillance room with numerous video monitors which he uses to spy on tenants of an exclusive New York residential building.
* Shredder is introduced watching these in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990''.



* ''Film/WarGames'' has the terrifying climax of JOSHUA 'playing' thermonuclear war over and over again on multiple screens, just to ram home how utterly screwed the human race is if he ever actually launches the nukes.
* The villain Ozymandias in ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' is shown in his lair viewing a wall filled floor to ceiling with television screens, each showing a different image, in order to demonstrate his ability to pay attention to each one simultaneously.



* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'': Mr.Universe's control room. Although the number of screens is toned down and really just to show how random Mr.Universe is.
* A comedic version occurs in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''. In the 2015 segment, Marty's son comes home from school and watches a half dozen TV channels at one time. Then it turns serious when they all begin flashing messages that announce that Marty was fired.
* ''Film/BabylonAD''. In the apartment in New York there was a setting that showed what was likely hundreds of channels at once. Though that seemed to simply be a menu setting, as it was possible to single one out.
* ''Film/HotFuzz''. The head of the Neighbourhood Watch Association has an office (in the police station) with multiple monitors from CCTV cameras all over the village.
* ''Film/WarGames'' has the terrifying climax of JOSHUA 'playing' thermonuclear war over and over again on multiple screens, just to ram home how utterly screwed the human race is if he ever actually launches the nukes.
* ''Film/JesusChristSuperstar'' (2000): There is this in Caiaphas' room. Well, the room and the priests themselves are ominous enough even without the screens.
* ''Film/TheManWhoFellToEarth'': Thomas Jerome Newton, being an AlienAmongUs, can tell what is going on in the wider scheme of things by watching many televisions. In fact, these screens only become ominous as they distract him from paying attention to those around him, and the many streams of information overwhelm him at least once.
* The control room of the Facility in ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''. Becomes NightmareFuel when the monsters get loose, and the individual screens show people dying in horribly varied ways.
* There's one set up at the Nuclear Disarmament Summit from ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''
* Shredder is introduced watching these in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990''.
* Zeke in ''Film/{{Sliver}}'' owns a surveillance room with numerous video monitors which he uses to spy on tenants of an exclusive New York residential building.
* The villain Ozymandias in ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' is shown in his lair viewing a wall filled floor to ceiling with television screens, each showing a different image, in order to demonstrate his ability to pay attention to each one simultaneously.



* The second book in the ''{{Alosha}}'' series, ''Shaktra'', is a fantasy example of this, with [[spoiler:[[IAmLegion a group of hive-minded alien races]] attempting to recruit the Earth races via the Internet.]] Eerily glowing screens ensue, used to intense atmospheric effect.
* In ''The Gap Sequence'', [[BigBad Holt Fasner's]] mother [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Norna]] is a bed-ridden invalid who spends all day watching Every.Single.News.Channel from human space and collating all the information therein. Her near-omniscience is one of the secrets of her son's immense power.



* In ''[[{{Nightside}} Hell To Pay]]'', Jeremiah Griffon has a wall of TV screens in his conference room, playing non-stop world news and financial reports. Probably a ShoutOut to Ozymandius, except that Jeremiah admits they're mostly for effect: he's a centuries-old immortal and nothing on the news is likely to surprise him, but the display [[GenreSavvy intimidates potential business rivals]] by making him appear brilliant and informed.
* The second book in the ''{{Alosha}}'' series, ''Shaktra'', is a fantasy example of this, with [[spoiler:[[IAmLegion a group of hive-minded alien races]] attempting to recruit the Earth races via the Internet.]] Eerily glowing screens ensue, used to intense atmospheric effect.
* In ''The Gap Sequence'', [[BigBad Holt Fasner's]] mother [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Norna]] is a bed-ridden invalid who spends all day watching Every.Single.News.Channel from human space and collating all the information therein. Her near-omniscience is one of the secrets of her son's immense power.

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* ''Literature/{{Nightside}}'': In ''[[{{Nightside}} Hell ''Hell To Pay]]'', Pay'', Jeremiah Griffon has a wall of TV screens in his conference room, playing non-stop world news and financial reports. Probably a ShoutOut to Ozymandius, except that Jeremiah admits they're mostly for effect: he's a centuries-old immortal and nothing on the news is likely to surprise him, but the display [[GenreSavvy intimidates potential business rivals]] by making him appear brilliant and informed.
* The second book in the ''{{Alosha}}'' series, ''Shaktra'', is a fantasy example of this, with [[spoiler:[[IAmLegion a group of hive-minded alien races]] attempting to recruit the Earth races via the Internet.]] Eerily glowing screens ensue, used to intense atmospheric effect.
* In ''The Gap Sequence'', [[BigBad Holt Fasner's]] mother [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Norna]] is a bed-ridden invalid who spends all day watching Every.Single.News.Channel from human space and collating all the information therein. Her near-omniscience is one of the secrets of her son's immense power.
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* In Season 3 Episode 3, of ''{{Series/Warehouse 13}}'', [[spoiler:Love Sick]] an ex-worker for computer store "Tiger Electronics" broke through the system and communicated with the workers and customers, [[spoiler:unknowingly infecting them with the computer virus he used to gain access to unknowing user's webcams, via [[http://warehouse13.wikia.com/wiki/Judah_Loew_ben_Belazel%27s_Amulet Judah Loew ben Belazel's Amulet]].]]
* ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' either plays this straight or [[MindScrew shows us a mind in a weird way]] when [[spoiler:Victor joins Mindlink]].
* A non-ominous example: the Muppet control room on ''Series/TheJimHensonHour'' consisted of hundreds and hundreds of TV screens. This made sense, as the idea was that Kermit the Frog assembled the show by tuning into every television feed in the universe and picking the best stuff. This being the Muppets, characters could also get flung out of screens and into the control room itself.
* ''Series/{{V|2009}}'' (2009): Maggie gets past the Visitors' lower-tech for-show surveillance room and into their real one. Lotsa screens.



* In the second season of the horror anthology ''Film/TheHunger'', narrator Julian Priest, a MadArtist who inhabits an old prison, can monitor the comings and goings of others in his domain via the security system with its many television monitors. Some of the opening and closing sequences feature him using the screens to illustrate his points. It's worth nothing that Julian is played by Music/DavidBowie, whose first major dramatic role was as Thomas Jerome Newton in ''Film/TheManWhoFellToEarth'' (see Film above), so this might be an ActorAllusion.



* In both the book and the TV series of ''{{H2G2}}'', when the Vogon Constructor Fleet arrives to announce to the people of Earth that their planet is, regrettably, scheduled for demolition, Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz hijacks every TV set, radio, telephone, computer screen, et c, to relay the message.

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* ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' either plays this straight or [[MindScrew shows us a mind in a weird way]] when [[spoiler:Victor joins Mindlink]].
* ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'':
In both the book and the TV series of ''{{H2G2}}'', series, when the Vogon Constructor Fleet arrives to announce to the people of Earth that their planet is, regrettably, scheduled for demolition, Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz hijacks every TV set, radio, telephone, computer screen, et c, to relay the message. message.
* In the second season of the horror anthology ''Film/TheHunger'', narrator Julian Priest, a MadArtist who inhabits an old prison, can monitor the comings and goings of others in his domain via the security system with its many television monitors. Some of the opening and closing sequences feature him using the screens to illustrate his points. It's worth nothing that Julian is played by Music/DavidBowie, whose first major dramatic role was as Thomas Jerome Newton in ''Film/TheManWhoFellToEarth'' (see Film above), so this might be an ActorAllusion.
* A non-ominous example: the Muppet control room on ''Series/TheJimHensonHour'' consisted of hundreds and hundreds of TV screens. This made sense, as the idea was that Kermit the Frog assembled the show by tuning into every television feed in the universe and picking the best stuff. This being the Muppets, characters could also get flung out of screens and into the control room itself.
* ''Series/{{V|2009}}'' (2009): Maggie gets past the Visitors' lower-tech for-show surveillance room and into their real one. Lotsa screens.
* In Season 3 Episode 3, of ''{{Series/Warehouse 13}}'', [[spoiler:Love Sick]] an ex-worker for computer store "Tiger Electronics" broke through the system and communicated with the workers and customers, [[spoiler:unknowingly infecting them with the computer virus he used to gain access to unknowing user's webcams, via [[http://warehouse13.wikia.com/wiki/Judah_Loew_ben_Belazel%27s_Amulet Judah Loew ben Belazel's Amulet]].]]



* The WABAC Machine in ''Pinball/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkleAndFriends'' has a screen for each of its game modes.



* The WABAC Machine in ''Pinball/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkleAndFriends'' has a screen for each of its game modes.



* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'': The Dark City has one landmark that stands out: a tall building topped with a cluster of warped television screens of various sizes. Strangely, nothing is actually displayed on the screens at any time, and the building itself is only important because some important scenes just happen to occur around it. Additionally, DIZ has computers that control the virtual Twilight Town. Roxas seems to enjoy destroying those.



* Players in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' can purchase [[http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Image:Tech_Control_Aux-Monitor-Bank-1.jpg monitor banks]] and [[http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Image:Tech_Control_Aux-Mega-Monitor-1.jpg mega monitors]] for their hero/villain lairs.



* Players in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' can purchase [[http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Image:Tech_Control_Aux-Monitor-Bank-1.jpg monitor banks]] and [[http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Image:Tech_Control_Aux-Mega-Monitor-1.jpg mega monitors]] for their hero/villain lairs.
* ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier'': Genocide Heart, [[spoiler:the last boss of [=T260G's=] quest]], is a supercomputer who fights in a room full of display screens. These screens act as its LifeMeter: as it is damaged, more screens fizzle out and show static.
** During Red's quest, you fight a boss in front of a bank of screens displaying an IdolSinger (who is actually [[spoiler:a Black X operative]]). The screens change what they display each round, and the party is hit with different effects depending what's on the screens.
* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'': During the first phase of the Vol Opt (or its Ultimate mode evolution, Vol opt ver.2) Boss battle, the supercomputer's visage is displayed on, and moves between, the multiple monitors encircling the chamber while he throws various electrical attacks at the player characters. While his face is visible on screen, attacks against the monitors break them and deal damage to him. By the end of the phase, all the screens are broken, either through damage or the explosions that occur after defeating him.

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* Players Shows up in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' can purchase [[http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Image:Tech_Control_Aux-Monitor-Bank-1.jpg monitor banks]] and [[http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Image:Tech_Control_Aux-Mega-Monitor-1.jpg mega monitors]] for their hero/villain lairs.
* ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier'': Genocide Heart, [[spoiler:the last boss
the endgame of [=T260G's=] quest]], is a supercomputer who fights ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', specifically if you side with [[TheChessmaster House]] or become the WildCard. After installing the override chip in a room full of display screens. These Hoover Dam, all the computer screens act as its LifeMeter: as it is damaged, more screens fizzle out and show static.
** During Red's quest, you fight a boss in front of a bank of screens displaying an IdolSinger (who is actually [[spoiler:a Black X operative]]). The screens change what they display each round, and the party is hit
with different effects depending what's on the screens.
* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'': During the first phase of the Vol Opt (or its Ultimate mode evolution, Vol opt ver.2) Boss battle, the supercomputer's visage is displayed on, and moves between, the multiple monitors encircling the chamber while he throws various electrical attacks at the player characters. While his face is visible on screen, attacks against the monitors break them and deal damage to him. By the end of the phase, all the screens are broken,
have either through damage House or the explosions that occur after defeating him.Yes Man's image upon them.



* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'': The Dark City has one landmark that stands out: a tall building topped with a cluster of warped television screens of various sizes. Strangely, nothing is actually displayed on the screens at any time, and the building itself is only important because some important scenes just happen to occur around it. Additionally, DIZ has computers that control the virtual Twilight Town. Roxas seems to enjoy destroying those.



* Shows up in the endgame of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', specifically if you side with [[TheChessmaster House]] or become the WildCard. After installing the override chip in Hoover Dam, all the computer screens with have either House or Yes Man's image upon them.

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* Shows up in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'': During the endgame first phase of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', specifically if you side with [[TheChessmaster House]] or become the WildCard. After installing Vol Opt (or its Ultimate mode evolution, Vol opt ver.2) Boss battle, the override chip in Hoover Dam, supercomputer's visage is displayed on, and moves between, the multiple monitors encircling the chamber while he throws various electrical attacks at the player characters. While his face is visible on screen, attacks against the monitors break them and deal damage to him. By the end of the phase, all the computer screens with have are broken, either House through damage or Yes Man's image upon them.the explosions that occur after defeating him.
* ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier'': Genocide Heart, [[spoiler:the last boss of [=T260G's=] quest]], is a supercomputer who fights in a room full of display screens. These screens act as its LifeMeter: as it is damaged, more screens fizzle out and show static.
** During Red's quest, you fight a boss in front of a bank of screens displaying an IdolSinger (who is actually [[spoiler:a Black X operative]]). The screens change what they display each round, and the party is hit with different effects depending what's on the screens.
* In ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'', [[spoiler:there is a large room with screens on the surrounding walls, monitoring Stanley's co-workers (if they were around)]].



* In ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'', [[spoiler:there is a large room with screens on the surrounding walls, monitoring Stanley's co-workers (if they were around)]].



* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series, Mojo comes to take the heroes to his dimension by appearing in multiple TV screens while Scott and Jean are at the mall. Eventually, his assistant Spiral would go from the same image on all screens to one life-sized image spread across them... and step out into reality.


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* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series, Mojo comes to take the heroes to his dimension by appearing in multiple TV screens while Scott and Jean are at the mall. Eventually, his assistant Spiral would go from the same image on all screens to one life-sized image spread across them... and step out into reality.
24th Jan '17 3:55:57 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Shredder is introduced watchong these in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990''.

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* Shredder is introduced watchong watching these in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990''.



* The villain Ozymandias in ''Film/{{Watchmen}} is shown in his lair viewing a wall filled floor to ceiling with television screens, each showing a different image, in order to demonstrate his ability to pay attention to each one simultaneously.

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* The villain Ozymandias in ''Film/{{Watchmen}} ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' is shown in his lair viewing a wall filled floor to ceiling with television screens, each showing a different image, in order to demonstrate his ability to pay attention to each one simultaneously.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In "The I in Team" a scene of Buffy and Riley making love moves to one of Professor Walsh [[SinisterSurveillance watching them on a bank of screens]]. Becomes a CrowningMomentOfAwesome at the end of the episode when Buffy uses those same screens to threaten Walsh after The UriahGambit fails to kill her.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In "The "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E13TheIInTeam}} The I in Team" In Team]]", a scene of Buffy and Riley making love moves to one of Professor Walsh [[SinisterSurveillance watching them on a bank of screens]]. Becomes a CrowningMomentOfAwesome at the end of the episode when Buffy uses those same screens to threaten Walsh after The UriahGambit fails to kill her.
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* ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'':
** While Rami certainly has a lot of monitors for his computer, they aren't so much ominous as helping sell his hacking expertise. Well, at least before he gets a message.
** TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness gather in a room filled with screens like this.
** The final confrontation takes place in a room with a lot of monitors. Especially disturbing are those on the life sized crucifix.
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* In Season 3 Episode 3, of ''{{Series/Warehouse 13}}'', [[spoiler:Love Sick]] an ex-worker for computer store "Tiger Electronics" broke through the system and communicated with the workers and customers, [[spoiler:unknowingly infecting them with the computer virus he used to gain access to unknowing user's webcams, via [[http://warehouse13.wikia.com/wiki/Judah_Loew_ben_Belazel%27s_Amulet Judah Loew ben Belazel's Amulet]].]]
24th Jul '16 5:17:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''ChronoCrusade'': In the manga, Aion kills [[spoiler:Pandaemonium]], who then [[BodySurf searches for another host]]. He believes there's nobody left to host her, but several large screens pop up along the walls of the room they're in to show who she plans to take over next--[[spoiler:Rosette Christopher]].

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* ''ChronoCrusade'': ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'': In the manga, Aion kills [[spoiler:Pandaemonium]], who then [[BodySurf searches for another host]]. He believes there's nobody left to host her, but several large screens pop up along the walls of the room they're in to show who she plans to take over next--[[spoiler:Rosette Christopher]].
9th May '16 3:47:39 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Played with in ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Inside of Thymilph's Ganmen, he has multiple monitors. One of them is [[MaleGaze a close-up of Yoko's breasts]].

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* Played with in ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Inside of Thymilph's Ganmen, he has multiple monitors. One of them is [[MaleGaze a close-up of Yoko's breasts]].
3rd May '16 9:26:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ScaryMovie 4'': The Architect is parodied by George Carlin -- He has cameras in Cindy's house - including her bathroom - on the wall of screens in his lighthouse.

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* ''ScaryMovie 4'': ''Film/ScaryMovie4'': The Architect is parodied by George Carlin -- He has cameras in Cindy's house - including her bathroom - on the wall of screens in his lighthouse.
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* ''[[{{V-2009}} V]]'' (2009): Maggie gets past the Visitors' lower-tech for-show surveillance room and into their real one. Lotsa screens.

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* ''[[{{V-2009}} V]]'' ''Series/{{V|2009}}'' (2009): Maggie gets past the Visitors' lower-tech for-show surveillance room and into their real one. Lotsa screens.



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* When Sky Television began broadcasting to Britain in 1989 they set up some advertising displays with multiple screens in public places. What they apparently forgot was that Sky receivers could only receive ''one channel at a time'', so all the screens had to show the same thing.
* Some cable company headquarters have a giant wall of monitors showing every channel they provide. This is so that when someone calls in who's having trouble with their service, the employee can just look up and instantly see what's supposed to be on the channel they're talking about.
* The control room of Minatur Wunderland, a large model railroad in Hamburg, has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZkSYv7BLl8 control room]] with about a hundred screens for five operators.
* It's been said that President UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson has a special TV with three screens made so that he could watch all of the major news networks at once. It only played the sound from one screen at a time, though.
** His contemporary, Music/ElvisPresley, just bought three ordinary televisions and sat them next to each other.
* Television [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_control master control]] rooms contain a bunch of video monitors that show multiple cameras/feeds.
* BP released a poorly photoshopped [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/20/bps-photoshopped-command_n_652633.html image]] of their control room during the Deepwater Horizon blowout.
* [[http://www.barco.com/~/media/Images/References/2013/Belgacom/Barco_Belgacom_videowall_20121220-48%20jpg.jpg?mh=900&mw=900 Network Operations Centers]], whether for large telecoms or datacenters, are the ultimate expression of this concept. Most have dozens, and possibly over a hundred, different large screens plastered over every single inch wall space, with desks having dozens more. They show everything from individual machine consoles to network traffic flow, call volumes and destinations, potential intrusion alerts, power issues, HVAC status, to trending of any of a hundred different metrics. Small [=NOCs=] will have less than a dozen people in them; large ones up to a hundred.
* Traffic control centers for major metropolitan areas are this, combined with TheBigBoard. They will have one or two very large screens (often floor-to-ceiling or close to it) showing the entire region's traffic flow, then dozens of other wall-mounted screens displaying individual traffic cameras and smaller neighborhood details.
* [[Creator/MontyOum Monty Oum's]] standard work setup involved a huge number of screens, at which he seemed to be both watching inspiration material and [[{{Workaholic}} working on multiple things at once]].
* Chinese package delivery giant Alibaba created a 24-hour TV special for November 11th, 2015[[note]]November 11th is a major shopping day in China for people to buy Christmas gifts, quite similar to Black Friday in the United States[[/note]] whose background, although it was one big screen, functioned as a wall of monitors divided into various stats, updates, and the occasional live transmission. In front of the big screen were presentations, interviews, and performances with Alibaba's founder as its host. Rather than something ominous, however, this TV special presented itself as something glorious, as it was practically one big infomercial with guest stars like Creator/DanielCraig and Creator/KevinSpacey talking about discounts and bargains available from Alibaba on that day only.
* The control centres of space agencies around the world, like [[https://rmglennon.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/dscn0917.jpg the one at NASA's JPL]], while hopefully not ominous, certainly do qualify, with usually one or multiple large screens taking up an entire wall and rows of consoles.
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* When Sky Television began broadcasting to Britain in 1989 they set up some advertising displays with multiple screens in public places. What they apparently forgot was that Sky receivers could only receive ''one channel at a time'', so all the screens had to show the same thing.
* Some cable company headquarters have a giant wall of monitors showing every channel they provide. This is so that when someone calls in who's having trouble with their service, the employee can just look up and instantly see what's supposed to be on the channel they're talking about.
* The control room of Minatur Wunderland, a large model railroad in Hamburg, has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZkSYv7BLl8 control room]] with about a hundred screens for five operators.
* It's been said that President UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson has a special TV with three screens made so that he could watch all of the major news networks at once. It only played the sound from one screen at a time, though.
** His contemporary, Music/ElvisPresley, just bought three ordinary televisions and sat them next to each other.
* Television [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_control master control]] rooms contain a bunch of video monitors that show multiple cameras/feeds.
* BP released a poorly photoshopped [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/20/bps-photoshopped-command_n_652633.html image]] of their control room during the Deepwater Horizon blowout.
* [[http://www.barco.com/~/media/Images/References/2013/Belgacom/Barco_Belgacom_videowall_20121220-48%20jpg.jpg?mh=900&mw=900 Network Operations Centers]], whether for large telecoms or datacenters, are the ultimate expression of this concept. Most have dozens, and possibly over a hundred, different large screens plastered over every single inch wall space, with desks having dozens more. They show everything from individual machine consoles to network traffic flow, call volumes and destinations, potential intrusion alerts, power issues, HVAC status, to trending of any of a hundred different metrics. Small [=NOCs=] will have less than a dozen people in them; large ones up to a hundred.
* Traffic control centers for major metropolitan areas are this, combined with TheBigBoard. They will have one or two very large screens (often floor-to-ceiling or close to it) showing the entire region's traffic flow, then dozens of other wall-mounted screens displaying individual traffic cameras and smaller neighborhood details.
* [[Creator/MontyOum Monty Oum's]] standard work setup involved a huge number of screens, at which he seemed to be both watching inspiration material and [[{{Workaholic}} working on multiple things at once]].
* Chinese package delivery giant Alibaba created a 24-hour TV special for November 11th, 2015[[note]]November 11th is a major shopping day in China for people to buy Christmas gifts, quite similar to Black Friday in the United States[[/note]] whose background, although it was one big screen, functioned as a wall of monitors divided into various stats, updates, and the occasional live transmission. In front of the big screen were presentations, interviews, and performances with Alibaba's founder as its host. Rather than something ominous, however, this TV special presented itself as something glorious, as it was practically one big infomercial with guest stars like Creator/DanielCraig and Creator/KevinSpacey talking about discounts and bargains available from Alibaba on that day only.
* The control centres of space agencies around the world, like [[https://rmglennon.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/dscn0917.jpg the one at NASA's JPL]], while hopefully not ominous, certainly do qualify, with usually one or multiple large screens taking up an entire wall and rows of consoles.
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