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17th Mar '17 7:11:02 PM Blazer
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** Averted in "The Ensigns of Command". Picard orders Geordi, Wesley and O'Brien to come up with a way to get the transporters to break through a heavy radiation field to evacuate an entire colony before the Sheliak arrive to blow them up (it's the alien's world and the colonists aren't supposed to be down there. No one knew for over a hundred years because of said radiation). At the end of the episode, Geordi finally admits it would take fifteen years and a complete redesign of the transporter system to do so, but by that time Picard decided to TakeAThirdOption and solve the problem already.
2nd Mar '17 7:36:42 PM billybobfred
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* Sort of retroactively happens in ''WebComic/GirlGenius'', when Agatha [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160222 finds a hidden room]] in a library. The students and staff had been searching for it for centuries, but she took about ten minutes, which she justifies by pointing out she doesn't have a lot of time.
25th Feb '17 3:48:55 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied by EddieIzzard when he talks ''Franchise/StarTrek'':

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* Parodied by EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard when he talks ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
8th Feb '17 12:03:03 AM AthenaBlue
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** In the first season finale of the revived series, the Doctor is scrabbling for a way to take out an entire Dalek fleet using a massive transmitter array. He can rig the satellite to hit them with a brain-frying "delta wave", but...

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** In the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays first season finale finale]] of the revived series, the Doctor is scrabbling for a way to take out an entire Dalek fleet using a massive transmitter array. He can rig the satellite to hit them with a brain-frying "delta wave", but...


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*** In keeping with the trope, he manages to rig a Delta Wave transmitter, but there's a catch: [[spoiler:He doesn't have the time to refine the transmitter so it will only target the Daleks, meaning if he activates the makeshift transmitter, it will kill all the humans as well.]]
1st Dec '16 12:36:25 AM dspeyer
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Umbridge asks Snape for some [[TruthSerum Veritaserum]] to interrogate Harry, whom she has ''just'' caught using her fireplace for an illegal chat. He tells her that, unfortunately, she used it all up in [[ChekhovsGun the previous interrogation]], and brewing more would take a month.[[note]]And adds that, while he has plenty of poison to work with and would completely understand if she wanted to use it on Harry, it would all likely kill him too fast to get any answers.[[/note]] She responds to this by declaring him "[[InsaneTrollLogic deliberately unhelpful]]" and putting him on probation. It's the start of her VillainousBreakdown. [[spoiler: Given [[FakeDefector revelations]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', he may have been lying about being out. Certainly Umbridge's accusation that he was being deliberately unhelpful, though poorly thought out, was ''correct'' -- even if he wasn't lying, he could have conveniently run out earlier, and/or conveniently forgot to restock.]]

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Umbridge asks Snape for some [[TruthSerum Veritaserum]] to interrogate Harry, whom she has ''just'' caught using her fireplace for an illegal chat. He tells her that, unfortunately, she used it all up in [[ChekhovsGun the previous interrogation]], and brewing more would take a month.[[note]]And adds that, while he has plenty of poison to work with and would completely understand if she wanted to use it on Harry, it would all likely kill him too fast to get any answers.[[/note]] She responds to this by declaring him "[[InsaneTrollLogic deliberately unhelpful]]" and putting him on probation. It's the start of her VillainousBreakdown. [[spoiler: Given [[FakeDefector revelations]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', he may have been lying about being out. He was lying about having ever given her real Veritaserum (according to Dumbledore in the denouement). Certainly Umbridge's accusation that he was being deliberately unhelpful, though poorly thought out, was ''correct'' -- even if he wasn't lying, he could have conveniently run out earlier, and/or conveniently forgot to restock.]]
9th Nov '16 7:26:21 PM hullflyer
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** The subplot in "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River" starts and ends with this, seeing a harried O'Brien trying to acquire a graviton stabilizer for Sisko -- O'Brien says it would take a month to acquire, Sisko gives him three days. In enlisting Nog's help, he accidentally barters away the Captain's desk in a ludicrously-long ChainOfDeals. O'Brien's ready to face the music when, suddenly, the desk reappears along with Nog, who [[SureLetsGoWithThat has allegedly been polishing it]]. The stabilzer is on hand, too, and a relieved O'Brien promises to install it in six hours; Sisko tells him to make it two.

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** The subplot in "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River" starts and ends with this, seeing a harried O'Brien trying to acquire a graviton stabilizer for Sisko -- O'Brien says it would take a month to acquire, Sisko gives him three days. In enlisting Nog's help, he accidentally barters away the Captain's desk in a ludicrously-long ChainOfDeals. O'Brien's ready to face the music when, suddenly, the desk reappears along with Nog, who [[SureLetsGoWithThat has allegedly been polishing it]]. The stabilzer stabilizer is on hand, too, and a relieved O'Brien promises to install it in six hours; Sisko tells him to make it two.
5th Nov '16 6:07:39 AM JackG
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** Subverted in an early episode. When Captain Janeway tells her new chief engineer B'Elanna Torres to get a job done in less time than she estimated, B'Elanna proudly tells her that she isn't the kind of engineer who artificially inflates her estimates to make herself look good.

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** Subverted Averted in an early episode. When Captain Janeway tells her new chief engineer B'Elanna Torres to get a job done in less time than she estimated, B'Elanna proudly tells her that she isn't the kind of engineer who artificially inflates her estimates to make herself look good.
5th Nov '16 6:05:44 AM JackG
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* In the Russian movie ''Admiral'' (2008), a destroyer is vastly outgunned by a German cruiser [[ItGetsWorse when a shell knocks out their engine]]. The engineer says he can repair the damage in half an hour. The captain gives them 15 minutes as the German warship is bearing down on them. His NumberTwo says even that's too long. "In fifteen minutes they'll turn us into a sieve!"

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* In the Russian movie ''Admiral'' (2008), a destroyer is vastly outgunned by a German cruiser [[ItGetsWorse [[FromBadToWorse when a shell knocks out their engine]]. The engineer says he can repair the damage in half an hour. The captain gives them 15 minutes as the German warship is bearing down on them. His NumberTwo says even that's too long. "In fifteen minutes they'll turn us into a sieve!"
5th Nov '16 6:04:46 AM JackG
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* In the Russian movie ''Admiral'' (2008), a destroyer is vastly outgunned by a German cruiser [[ItGetsWorse when a shell knocks out their engine]]. The engineer says he can repair the damage in half an hour. The captain gives them 15 minutes as the German warship is bearing down on them. His NumberTwo says even that's too long. "In fifteen minutes they'll turn us into a sieve!"
23rd Jul '16 12:03:15 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The clacks system needs a renovation in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' that would cost two hundred thousand dollars (and take at least nine months). The chief engineer is offered $50,000 instead. This is another sign of the incompetence of the cutthroat board of directors, as well as Reacher Gilt's skills as a B.S. artist; he has the engineer so wound up by that point that it doesn't even occur to him that he's being given only a quarter of what he asked for. Fortunately for said engineer, he keeps a hell of a paper trail through the whole thing.

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* The clacks system needs a renovation in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' that would cost two hundred thousand dollars (and take at least nine months). The chief engineer is offered $50,000 instead. This is another sign of the incompetence of the cutthroat board of directors, as well as Reacher Gilt's skills as a B.S. artist; he has the engineer so wound up by that point that it doesn't even occur to him that he's being given only a quarter of what he asked for. The board actually approved the full amount; Gilt pocketed the difference. Fortunately for said engineer, he keeps a hell of a paper trail through the whole thing.
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