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16th Mar '18 9:31:50 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Screamers}}''. The soldiers return to their bunker only to find it overrun by the killer robots. Fortunately the bunker door opens slowly giving them time to retreat to higher ground. However [[TheSwarm there are too many robots]] and they have to set off a [[NukeEm tactical nuke]] to survive.
2nd Feb '18 6:27:15 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in NealStephenson’s ''Literature/SnowCrash'': “Residents don’t have time to sit idling at the Burblave entrance watching the gate slowly roll aside in Old South majestic turpitude, so it’s mounted on some kind of electromagnetic railgun.”

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* Inverted in NealStephenson’s Creator/NealStephenson’s ''Literature/SnowCrash'': “Residents don’t have time to sit idling at the Burblave entrance watching the gate slowly roll aside in Old South majestic turpitude, so it’s mounted on some kind of electromagnetic railgun.”
24th Dec '17 8:12:42 AM JackG
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* Combined with DangerousKeyFumble in ''Film/10CloverfieldLane'', as the door to the survival bunker requires unlocking several padlocks to open.

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* Combined with Done via a DangerousKeyFumble in ''Film/10CloverfieldLane'', ''Film/TenCloverfieldLane'', as the door to the survival bunker requires unlocking several padlocks to open.
24th Dec '17 8:12:04 AM JackG
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* Combined with DangerousKeyFumble in ''Film/10CloverfieldLane'', as the door to the survival bunker requires unlocking several padlocks to open.
5th Oct '17 5:47:22 AM JackG
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** "Space Fall" has a variation; Blake tries to shut the hatch to an airlock transfer tunnel but it won't budge, and he gets shot and wounded by his pursuer. Then the Liberator blasts off, the hatch shuts automatically leaving his pursuer to be ThrownOutTheAirlock.

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** "Space Fall" has a variation; Blake tries to shut the hatch to an airlock transfer tunnel but it won't budge, and he gets shot and wounded by his pursuer. Then the Liberator blasts off, off and the hatch shuts automatically leaving his pursuer to be ThrownOutTheAirlock.
5th Oct '17 5:46:30 AM JackG
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** In "Pressure Point", [[spoiler:Gan has a HeroicSacrifice]] holding up a descending door long enough for the others to pass under.

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** In "Pressure Point", [[spoiler:Gan has a HeroicSacrifice]] holding up a [[OurDoorsAreDifferent descending door door]] long enough for the others to pass under.
5th Oct '17 5:46:03 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
** "Redemption" was filmed in a nuclear power station so a real-life version is used. A RedShirt performs a HeroicSacrifice because he has to stay outside to push the thick radiation-proof door shut.
** In "Pressure Point", [[spoiler:Gan has a HeroicSacrifice]] holding up a descending door long enough for the others to pass under.
** "Space Fall" has a variation; Blake tries to shut the hatch to an airlock transfer tunnel but it won't budge, and he gets shot and wounded by his pursuer. Then the Liberator blasts off, the hatch shuts automatically leaving his pursuer to be ThrownOutTheAirlock.
3rd Jul '17 7:00:35 AM __Vano
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If they close downward, expect an IndyHatRoll. Otherwise, people will jump or squeeze through whatever gap is still left when they reach the door, which is conveniently just wide enough.

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If they close downward, expect an IndyHatRoll. Otherwise, people will jump or squeeze through whatever gap is still left when they reach the door, [[JustInTime which is conveniently just wide enough.
enough]].
22nd Mar '17 4:49:51 AM LtFedora
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** This is in fact {{Lampshaded}}. One stormtrooper orders the blast doors closed, then after Han and Chewie escape, another says "Open the blast doors! Open the blast doors!"
18th Mar '17 12:12:17 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted for a bit of EnforcedMethodActing in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' pilot; NathanFillion and Creator/AdamBaldwin were ''expecting'' the doors to Serenity to close more slowly than they did, resulting in minor panic as Mal and Jayne jumped through the gap.

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* Subverted for a bit of EnforcedMethodActing in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' pilot; NathanFillion Creator/NathanFillion and Creator/AdamBaldwin were ''expecting'' the doors to Serenity to close more slowly than they did, resulting in minor panic as Mal and Jayne jumped through the gap.
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