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3rd Mar '18 5:51:33 AM CynicalBastardo
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* In the WideOpenSandbox Western ''VideoGame/{{Gun}}'' the player can take side missions with The Pony Express. Bizarrely, many of the missions are more about running errands for shop keepers than delivering mail.

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* In the WideOpenSandbox Western ''VideoGame/{{Gun}}'' the player can take side missions with The Pony Express. Bizarrely, many of the missions are more about running errands for shop keepers than delivering mail. The final mission involves delivering parts to complete the railroad, which makes the Pony Express obsolete.
2nd Mar '18 7:57:50 AM szielins
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' tried to use the Pony Express as the logo of the Imperial Intersteller Scout Service, which operates the similar Express Boat network. But the (in-universe) designers of the logo didn't realize a pony was a small horse, instead thinking it was a similarly-named creature from another world. Thus, the logo features a horseback rider on an eight-legged dinosaur.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' tried to use In ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'', the Imperium drew inspiration from the Pony Express as for the logo of the Imperial Intersteller Interstellar Scout Service X-Boat Service, which operates the similar Express Boat network. But the (in-universe) designers Vilani designer of the logo didn't realize thought "pony" referred to "[[http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Poni poni]]", a pony was a small horse, instead thinking it was a similarly-named creature from another world. Vilani animal. Thus, the logo features a horseback rider on an eight-legged dinosaur.
2nd Dec '17 4:31:08 AM Medinoc
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* Focus of the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' book "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pony Express]]", the twist being that Luke ends up having to ride all the way himself, as a competitor tries to sabotage the mail delivery. At the end of the book, we get a glimpse of the future, how the telegram replaces the pony express. In "The Singing Wire", the telegraph connection construction is approved and one of the responsible engineers hires Luke to help them build it.

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* Focus of the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' book "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pony Express]]", the twist being that Luke ends up having to ride all the way himself, as a competitor tries to sabotage the mail delivery. At the end of the book, we get a glimpse of the future, how the telegram replaces the pony express. In "The Singing Wire", the telegraph connection construction is approved and one of the responsible engineers hires Luke (still working for the now-doomed Pony Express at the time) to help them build it.
22nd May '17 9:04:21 AM LentilSandEater
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* In ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' Hoagie has to send a letter via Pony Express so that Bernard can finish his part of the quest. This ignores the fact that Hoagie was in the late 18th century and the Pony Express only existed in the mid 19th century. Not so much ignorance as artistic license, as the game has several other deliberate historical inaccuracies.

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* In ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' Hoagie has to send a letter via Pony Express so that Bernard can finish his part of the quest. This They ignores the fact that Hoagie was in the late 18th century and the Pony Express only existed in the mid 19th century. Not so much ignorance as artistic license, as the game has several other deliberate historical inaccuracies.
4th Mar '17 10:55:06 AM nombretomado
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* A Pony Express rider makes a very brief appearance in MarkTwain's ''Roughing It,'' flashing past the author's stagecoach.

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* A Pony Express rider makes a very brief appearance in MarkTwain's Creator/MarkTwain's ''Roughing It,'' flashing past the author's stagecoach.
27th Sep '15 11:16:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Referred to in ''HowTheWestWasWon''.
* Mentioned anachronistically in ''SheWoreAYellowRibbon''.
* ''TheGunslingers'' featured a Pony Express rider as a bearer of important news.

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* Referred to in ''HowTheWestWasWon''.
''Film/HowTheWestWasWon''.
* Mentioned anachronistically in ''SheWoreAYellowRibbon''.
''Film/SheWoreAYellowRibbon''.
* ''TheGunslingers'' ''Film/TheGunslingers'' featured a Pony Express rider as a bearer of important news.
1st Sep '15 9:19:32 PM nombretomado
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** When this film was featured on ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'', the 'bots were inspired to set up their own knockoff, with Crow as the rider and Gypsy as the horse. Tom Servo then uses the Gypsy Express to send completely unimportant messages to Joel, who's only standing a few feet away from him anyway.

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** When this film was featured on ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', the 'bots were inspired to set up their own knockoff, with Crow as the rider and Gypsy as the horse. Tom Servo then uses the Gypsy Express to send completely unimportant messages to Joel, who's only standing a few feet away from him anyway.
8th Aug '15 8:18:01 AM Roach
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* In the world of ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'', the local equivalent are the Riders of Beilunk, notable for delivering "anywhere on the continent, no matter where." There are instances where it is mentioned that 'the rider just brushed off the arrows stuck in his black leather clothes, and rode off again' when delivering to people travelling through the Orcland - they find the addressees even though they are on the move!
19th Mar '15 8:06:37 PM nombretomado
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* One of George [=MacDonald=] Fraser's notes to ''{{Flashman}} and the Redskins'' talks about the true story of "old Bronco Charlie Miller driving past filling-stations and movie theatres where once he had ridden for the Pony Express" to emphasize just how ephemeral the frontier was.

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* One of George [=MacDonald=] Fraser's notes to ''{{Flashman}} ''{{Literature/Flashman}} and the Redskins'' talks about the true story of "old Bronco Charlie Miller driving past filling-stations and movie theatres where once he had ridden for the Pony Express" to emphasize just how ephemeral the frontier was.
16th Aug '14 4:18:24 PM Prfnoff
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* In ''Theatre/TheGirlOfTheGoldenWest'', a Pony Express rider delivers news about Ramerrez to the Polka. The operatic version explicitly calls for an onstage pony.
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