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20th Jun '16 12:17:23 PM JadeEyes1
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* The episode "Apocrypha" from ''Series/TheXFiles'' involves a [[BodySurf Body Surfing]] alien lifeform that manifests as a sentient black oil. The alien's final host body in the episode is the traitorous Alex Krycek, who gets the unpleasant task of returning the creature to its ship -- which happens to be stored twenty floors underground in an abandoned missile silo. The episode ends with a shot of Krycek screaming in terror, pounding on the now-sealed steel door of the silo. [[spoiler:In true ''X-Files'' fashion, however, Krycek returned the following season without a scratch on him (with a HandWave explanation for how he escaped the silo).]]

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* The episode "Apocrypha" from ''Series/TheXFiles'' involves a [[BodySurf Body Surfing]] alien lifeform that manifests as a sentient black oil. The alien's final host body in the episode is belongs to the traitorous Alex Krycek, who gets the unpleasant task of returning the creature to its ship -- which happens to be stored twenty floors underground in an abandoned missile silo. The episode ends with a shot of Krycek screaming in terror, pounding terror as he pounds on the now-sealed steel door of the silo. [[spoiler:In true ''X-Files'' fashion, however, Krycek returned returns the following season without a scratch on him (with a HandWave explanation for how he escaped the silo).]]
20th Jun '16 12:13:07 PM JadeEyes1
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* One story arc from ''Series/TheXFiles'' involves an alien lifeform which manifests as a sentient black oil. One such alien becomes separated from its spacecraft, and [[BodySurf takes possession of numerous people]] in order to destroy the evidence of its existence. The alien's final host body belongs to the traitorous Alex Krycek, who (having completed the alien's work) gets the unpleasant task of returning the creature to its ship -- which happens to be stored twenty floors underground, in an abandoned missile silo. The episode ends with a shot of Krycek screaming in terror, pounding on the now-sealed steel door of the silo. [[spoiler:In true ''X-Files'' fashion, however, Krycek returned the following season without a scratch (or a clear explanation for how he got out of the silo).]]

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* One story arc The episode "Apocrypha" from ''Series/TheXFiles'' involves an a [[BodySurf Body Surfing]] alien lifeform which that manifests as a sentient black oil. One such alien becomes separated from its spacecraft, and [[BodySurf takes possession of numerous people]] in order to destroy the evidence of its existence. The alien's final host body belongs to in the episode is the traitorous Alex Krycek, who (having completed the alien's work) gets the unpleasant task of returning the creature to its ship -- which happens to be stored twenty floors underground, underground in an abandoned missile silo. The episode ends with a shot of Krycek screaming in terror, pounding on the now-sealed steel door of the silo. [[spoiler:In true ''X-Files'' fashion, however, Krycek returned the following season without a scratch (or on him (with a clear HandWave explanation for how he got out of escaped the silo).]]
13th Jun '16 2:35:11 AM jormis29
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* In an obscure example is in the little-known show called ''{{Prey}}'', where one of the heroes was put in cell in the middle of a blank room. The was the {{Cliffhanger}} show finale, so TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised, although ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'' gave a ShoutOut to it when the actor who had played the prisoner was let free.

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* In an obscure example is in the little-known show called ''{{Prey}}'', ''Series/{{Prey}}'', where one of the heroes was put in cell in the middle of a blank room. The was the {{Cliffhanger}} show finale, so TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised, although ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'' gave a ShoutOut to it when the actor who had played the prisoner was let free.
7th Jun '16 10:00:16 PM WillBGood
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Also known as {{Oubliette}}, the Sealed Room in the Middle Of Nowhere is the least dramatic {{Deathtrap}} of all. Not being an elaborate plan of disposing enemies, the sealed room is usually more of an opportunistic ploy -- the good guys have gone into an abandoned mine or ancient crypt or isolated cave of their own volition, and the villain just takes this lucky chance to seal them in forever. Of course, forever turns into the twenty minutes or so it takes the hero to find an alternate way out, or occasionally to be rescued. Sometimes the stakes are raised by having the room [[DrowningPit slowly fill with water]] or [[GasChamber gas]].

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Also known as an {{Oubliette}}, the Sealed Room in the Middle Of Nowhere is the least dramatic {{Deathtrap}} of all. Not being an elaborate plan of disposing enemies, the sealed room is usually more of an opportunistic ploy -- the good guys have gone into an abandoned mine or ancient crypt or isolated cave of their own volition, and the villain just takes this lucky chance to seal them in forever. Of course, forever turns into the twenty minutes or so it takes the hero to find an alternate way out, or occasionally to be rescued. Sometimes the stakes are raised by having the room [[DrowningPit slowly fill with water]] or [[GasChamber gas]].
1st Jun '16 11:52:46 AM SteveMB
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven'': In the seminal episode "Rumours of Death," Avon teleports himself and a notorious torturer into an underground cavern with absolutely no surface access, and, after getting the information he needs, ''leaves him there''. He's "merciful" enough to leave the man a gun. This is how the episode ''[[FromBadToWorse begins]]''.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven'': In the seminal episode "Rumours of Death," Avon teleports himself and a notorious torturer into an underground cavern with absolutely no surface access, and, after getting the information he needs, ''leaves him there''. He's "merciful" enough to [[LeaveBehindAPistol leave the man a gun.gun]]. This is how the episode ''[[FromBadToWorse begins]]''.
20th Apr '16 3:49:08 AM Morgenthaler
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** The main plot arc of the original ''Film/SawI'', with a twist: the hostages are free to leave at any time, but they must ''[[LifeOrLimbDecision saw off their feet]]'' to do so.
*** Adam winds up [[spoiler: getting sealed in the room at the end anyway.]]

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** The main plot arc of the original ''Film/SawI'', with a twist: the hostages are free to leave at any time, but they must ''[[LifeOrLimbDecision saw off their feet]]'' to do so.
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so. Adam winds up [[spoiler: getting sealed in the room at the end anyway.]]
24th Mar '16 2:14:47 AM erforce
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* In the 2006 Korean film ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'', Oh Dae-su is confined to a hotel-like room for fifteen years, fed only fried dumplings and with a television as his only form of information on the outside world.

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* In the 2006 2003 Korean film ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'', ''Film/{{Oldboy|2003}}'', Oh Dae-su is confined to a hotel-like room for fifteen years, fed only fried dumplings and with a television as his only form of information on the outside world.
11th Mar '16 11:58:51 PM That897Guy
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* The episode "Friend Ship" of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' features Peridot attempting to trap the Crystal Gems inside a very old, abandoned gem spacecraft. Fortunately, her inability to work the archaic technology (as well as Pearl and Garnet making up after a recent conflict and being able to fuse into Sardonyx once again) enables them to catch up to Peridot so she is forced to escape, leaving them with a way out as well.
11th Mar '16 11:58:51 PM That897Guy
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16th Feb '16 4:35:52 AM JadeEyes1
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* An ongoing story arc from ''Series/TheXFiles'' involves an alien lifeform which manifests as a sentient black oil. One such alien inadvertently became separated from its spacecraft, and [[BodySurf took possession of numerous people]] in order to destroy the evidence of its existence. The alien's final "host body" belonged to the traitorous Alex Krycek, who (having completed the alien's work) got the unpleasant task of returning the creature to its vessel. After the alien left Krycek's body (by forcing him to ''vomit oil'' from every orifice, no less) he awakened to find himself alone in an abandoned missile silo. Twenty floors underground. In the middle of a [[GhostTown North Dakota wasteland,]] no less. The reveal of Krycek screaming in horror was preceded by a quote from Scully that sometimes our dead are [[BuriedAlive "buried alive"]]. [[spoiler:In true ''X-Files'' fashion, however, Krycek returned the following season without a scratch (or a clear explanation for how he got out of the silo).]]

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* An ongoing One story arc from ''Series/TheXFiles'' involves an alien lifeform which manifests as a sentient black oil. One such alien inadvertently became becomes separated from its spacecraft, and [[BodySurf took takes possession of numerous people]] in order to destroy the evidence of its existence. The alien's final "host body" belonged host body belongs to the traitorous Alex Krycek, who (having completed the alien's work) got gets the unpleasant task of returning the creature to its vessel. After the alien left Krycek's body (by forcing him ship -- which happens to ''vomit oil'' from every orifice, no less) he awakened to find himself alone be stored twenty floors underground, in an abandoned missile silo. Twenty floors underground. In the middle of a [[GhostTown North Dakota wasteland,]] no less. The reveal episode ends with a shot of Krycek screaming in horror was preceded by a quote from Scully that sometimes our dead are [[BuriedAlive "buried alive"]].terror, pounding on the now-sealed steel door of the silo. [[spoiler:In true ''X-Files'' fashion, however, Krycek returned the following season without a scratch (or a clear explanation for how he got out of the silo).]]
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