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10th Jun '17 4:35:45 PM nombretomado
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** Nearly the same analogy (using the edge of a skirt rather than a sheet of paper) is used to describe tessering in MadeleineLEngle's ''AWrinkleInTime''.

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** Nearly the same analogy (using the edge of a skirt rather than a sheet of paper) is used to describe tessering in MadeleineLEngle's ''AWrinkleInTime''.Creator/MadeleineLEngle's ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime''.
9th Jun '17 9:21:19 PM nombretomado
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** The analogy was also used by WilliamShatner on "How Franchise/StarTrek Changed the World", but using pizza dough to illustrate the concept.

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** The analogy was also used by WilliamShatner Creator/WilliamShatner on "How Franchise/StarTrek Changed the World", but using pizza dough to illustrate the concept.
26th Mar '17 10:01:26 AM nombretomado
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* Happens often enough in ''{{Numb3rs}}'' that in "Brutus", when Charlie explains his analysis of a directed graph then fails to explain, one of the FBI agents listening prompts him by saying "Which is just like..."

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* Happens often enough in ''{{Numb3rs}}'' ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' that in "Brutus", when Charlie explains his analysis of a directed graph then fails to explain, one of the FBI agents listening prompts him by saying "Which is just like..."
17th Feb '17 7:08:09 AM Andyroid
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'''Egon''': Well, let's say this twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning's sample, it would be a twinkie... thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.\\
'''Winston''': That's a big twinkie.

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'''Egon''': Well, let's say this twinkie Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning's sample, it would be a twinkie...Twinkie... thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.\\
'''Winston''': That's a big twinkie.Twinkie.



* In ''Film/TheFly1958'', Andre Delambre takes it one step further. Not only does he use the way televisions transmit pictures through the air as an analogy for how his [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleporter]] transmits matter, he insists that since a television isn't all that fantastic or impressive ''a teleporter isn't either''. No, Andre. Those are ''really'' not the same sort of thing. At least when there's a fly in the television studio, the worst you're gonna get is live footage of the actors trying to swat it. ''Yeech''

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* In ''Film/TheFly1958'', Andre Delambre takes it one step further. Not only does he use the way televisions transmit pictures through the air as an analogy for how his [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleporter]] transmits matter, he insists that since a television isn't all that fantastic or impressive ''a teleporter isn't either''. No, Andre. Those are ''really'' not either''.
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' has
the same sort of thing. At least when there's a fly in scene where Egon points out to Winston just how much the television studio, levels of psychokinetic energy in New York City have risen. Using an ordinary Twinkie as a baseline, he says the worst you're gonna get is live footage of the actors trying to swat it. ''Yeech''current levels would be represented by "a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds."
17th Feb '17 7:03:15 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' ("It's gonna blow up real good")
** And the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' movie, as seen above in the page quote. ("Tell him about the twinkie.")

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* ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' ("It's made use of this. One episode followed up such an analogy with the LaymansTerms explanation "It's gonna blow up real good")
** And the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' movie, as seen above in the page quote. ("Tell him about the twinkie.")
good."
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': In "My New Wand!", Glossaryck tries to explain to Star how she can "dip down" and cast magic without her wand by comparing magic to a cauldron of stew and her wand to a spoon. Star promptly gets SidetrackedByTheAnalogy.
-->'''Star:''' My wand isn't a spoon, it's a wand.\\
'''Glossaryck:''' It's a metaphor, Star.\\
'''Star:''' No, it's a wand.
12th Feb '17 4:40:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens regularly in ''{{Nebulous}}'', where the eponymous professor's analogies get twisted beyond the point of {{Metaphorgotten}}.

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* Happens regularly in ''{{Nebulous}}'', ''Radio/{{Nebulous}}'', where the eponymous professor's analogies get twisted beyond the point of {{Metaphorgotten}}.
28th Jan '17 1:00:19 AM ultimomant
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': In "Paxadox", Jay Garrick explains to Barry Allen that no matter how many times you try to fix things with time travel, the best you'll get is a CloseEnoughTimeline. Jay illustrates this by breaking a coffee cup. Now matter how well you try to put it back together, there will always be cracks.

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': In "Paxadox", Jay Garrick explains to Barry Allen that no matter how many times you try to fix things with time travel, the best you'll get is a CloseEnoughTimeline. Jay illustrates this by breaking a coffee cup. Now No matter how well you try to put it back together, there will always be cracks.
1st Dec '16 10:17:14 AM SomberCaelifera
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* The quintessential example is, to no one's surprise, ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** One of the few times it fit was in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E16GalaxysChild Galaxy's Child]]", where a [[SpaceWhale larva space creature]] is feeding on the Enterprise, both because the ship's energy is compatible, and because it thinks the Enterprise is its mother. So they change the form of the energy to something incompatible, which they call, "souring the milk".
*** Later, when [=LaForge=] is retelling this incident to Scotty, Scotty uses the exact that phrase, despite [=LaForge=] (presumably) using only TechnoBabble in his explanation. [[BrickJoke In a completely different episode]] unrelated to the previous one.

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* The quintessential example is, to no one's surprise, ''Franchise/StarTrek''
**
One of the few times it fit in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' was in the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E16GalaxysChild Galaxy's Child]]", where a [[SpaceWhale larva space creature]] is feeding on the Enterprise, both because the ship's energy is compatible, and because it thinks the Enterprise is its mother. So they change the form of the energy to something incompatible, which they call, call "souring the milk".
*** Later, when [=LaForge=] is retelling this incident to Scotty, Scotty uses the that exact that phrase, despite [=LaForge=] (presumably) using only TechnoBabble in his explanation. [[BrickJoke In a completely different episode]] unrelated to the previous one.



** A good one is from the Doctor Who audio adventure "The shadow of the Scourge"

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** A good one is from the Doctor Who audio adventure "The shadow Shadow of the Scourge"
23rd Nov '16 3:11:37 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': In "Paxadox", Jay Garrick explains to Barry Allen that no matter how many times you try to fix things with time travel, the best you'll get is a CloseEnoughTimeline. Jay illustrates this by breaking a coffee cup. Now matter how well you try to put it back together, there will always be cracks.
16th Nov '16 7:48:45 PM Totema
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** One of the few times it fit was in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E16GalaxysChild Galaxy's Child]]", where a [[SpaceWhale larva space creature]] is feeding on the Enterprise, both because the ship's energy is compatible, and because it thinks the Enterprise is its mother. So they change the form of the energy to something incompatible, which they call, "sour the milk".

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** One of the few times it fit was in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E16GalaxysChild Galaxy's Child]]", where a [[SpaceWhale larva space creature]] is feeding on the Enterprise, both because the ship's energy is compatible, and because it thinks the Enterprise is its mother. So they change the form of the energy to something incompatible, which they call, "sour "souring the milk".
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