History Main / PhlebotinumBreakdown

1st Feb '16 6:34:22 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* At one point in ''NoMoreHeroes'', an enemy sets off the sprinklers when he sees Travis coming. The water shorts out his beam katana's battery, and a segment follows where Travis, being electrocuted, must run a gauntlet of enemies to reach the room with the sprinkler controls. Even after the sprinklers are turned off, you have to recharge the katana, though the game does give you a Full Battery power-up.
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* At one point in ''NoMoreHeroes'', ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', an enemy sets off the sprinklers when he sees Travis coming. The water shorts out his beam katana's battery, and a segment follows where Travis, being electrocuted, must run a gauntlet of enemies to reach the room with the sprinkler controls. Even after the sprinklers are turned off, you have to recharge the katana, though the game does give you a Full Battery power-up.
25th Jan '16 5:00:32 PM eroock
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-->--''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol "A Christmas Carol"]]
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-->--''Series/DoctorWho'', -->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol "A Christmas Carol"]]
18th Jan '16 9:38:00 AM Discar
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The thinking is this: the {{transporter|sAndTeleporters}} does something really amazing and miraculous when it's ''working.'' Just imagine how amazing and miraculous a thing it could do if it were ''broken''. Never mind that this is no more logical a line of thought than, say, "A functioning toaster makes toast, but a broken one might start suddenly making [[LiteralGenie ''French'' toast!]] Or maybe even [[SerialEscalation sausage links!!]]"
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The thinking is this: the {{transporter|sAndTeleporters}} [[{{Teleportation}} transporter]] does something really amazing and miraculous when it's ''working.'' Just imagine how amazing and miraculous a thing it could do if it were ''broken''. Never mind that this is no more logical a line of thought than, say, "A functioning toaster makes toast, but a broken one might start suddenly making [[LiteralGenie ''French'' toast!]] Or maybe even [[SerialEscalation sausage links!!]]"
5th Nov '15 12:17:24 PM psionycx
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** Borg technology is popular AppliedPhlebotinum on ths show, being depicted as able to grow in an organic manner, absorb nearby technology and resist attempts to deactivate or remove it. But the most important of Seven of Nine's implants breaks down, is perhaps the only one that is not self-repairing and ones from deceased drones likewise become useless very quickly and thus cannot be salvaged. Pity Starfleet did not know this, because a weapon specifically designed to target that one implant could kill drones easily.
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** Likewise, the EverythingSensor[=s=] range from being able to detect the smallest sub-atomic phenomena to being completely unable to locate Starfleet personnel or equipment depending on the needs of the plot. The same generally applies to Deanna Troi's infamously unreliable [[TheEmpath empathy]]. ** Borg technology is popular AppliedPhlebotinum on ths show, being depicted as able to grow in an organic manner, absorb nearby technology and resist attempts to deactivate or remove it. But when the most important of Seven of Nine's implants breaks down, it is perhaps the only one that is not self-repairing and ones from deceased drones likewise become useless very quickly and thus cannot be salvaged. Pity Starfleet did not know this, because a weapon specifically designed to target that one implant could kill drones easily.
2nd Nov '15 1:50:28 PM Kalaong
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--->Arrrgh... "Slipstream: it's not the ''best'' way to travel faster than light, it's just the ''only'' way."
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--->Arrrgh... --->You know the old saying; "Slipstream: it's not the ''best'' way to travel faster than light, it's just the ''only'' way."
2nd Nov '15 1:48:49 PM Kalaong
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** On ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', Dylan Hunt said it best; --->Arrrgh... "Slipstream: it's not the ''best'' way to travel faster than light, it's just the ''only'' way."
23rd Oct '15 12:01:29 PM ProfEtheric
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Removed links rendered inaccurate by a reboot.
* In ''Webcomic/AutumnBay'', OmnidisciplinaryScientist Dr. James Deacon's [[TheMultiverse parachronic]] monitoring devices suffer a malfunction and send him on [[TheHomewardJourney a trek across various dimensions]].
15th Oct '15 9:09:37 AM JamesAustin
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-->--''Series/DoctorWho, [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol "A Christmas Carol"]]
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-->--''Series/DoctorWho, -->--''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol "A Christmas Carol"]]
15th Oct '15 9:06:22 AM JamesAustin
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''*He shows Kazran the psychic paper.*''\\
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''*He shows ''[shows Kazran the psychic paper.*''\\paper]''\\

'''Doctor''': ''*Looks at paper*'' Yeah, it's shorted out. Finally, a lie too big. -->--''Series/DoctorWho, [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol A Christmas Carol]]''
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'''Doctor''': ''*Looks ''[looks at paper*'' paper]'' Yeah, it's shorted out. Finally, a lie too big. -->--''Series/DoctorWho, [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol A "A Christmas Carol]]'' Carol"]]
17th Sep '15 5:38:40 PM HowlingSnail
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'''s TARDIS is a particularly unreliable bit of Phlebotinum. Its navigation is notoriously unreliable when it works at all, its camouflage system has been stuck for the past 40 years, it has a habit of ignoring the Doctor's directions to deposit him in situations of extreme and immediate peril, and it was once blown to bits outright. Also, it once [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrank its passengers to the size of fleas]]. In contrast to the examples above, though, rather than breaking at the worst possible moment, the TARDIS seems to work correctly ''only'' when it's absolutely vital that it does (see MillionToOneChance, OneBulletLeft). That said, the TARDIS is supposed to be piloted with six crewmembers, not just the Doctor plus one.
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'''s TARDIS is a particularly unreliable bit of Phlebotinum. Its navigation is notoriously unreliable when it works at all, its camouflage system has been stuck for the past 40 50 years, it has a habit of ignoring the Doctor's directions to deposit him in situations of extreme and immediate peril, and it was once blown to bits outright. Also, it once [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrank its passengers to the size of fleas]]. In contrast to the examples above, though, rather than breaking at the worst possible moment, the TARDIS seems to work correctly ''only'' when it's absolutely vital that it does (see MillionToOneChance, OneBulletLeft). That said, the TARDIS is supposed to be piloted with six crewmembers, not just the Doctor plus one.
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