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29th Mar '18 8:22:29 PM JackG
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* Lampshaded in the Literature/CaptainFuture homage novel ''Avengers of the Moon''. Captain Future has to stop a man in a spacesuit from sabotaging his rocketship, and notes that attempting to disconnect the air hose is a standard tactic in hand-to-hand space combat (though he doesn't get the chance).

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* Lampshaded in the Literature/CaptainFuture homage novel ''Avengers of the Moon''.Moon'', by Creator/AllenSteele. Captain Future has to stop a man in a spacesuit from sabotaging his rocketship, and notes that attempting to disconnect the air hose is a standard tactic in hand-to-hand space combat (though he doesn't get the chance).
29th Mar '18 8:21:59 PM JackG
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* Lampshaded in the Literature/CaptainFuture homage novel ''Avengers of the Moon''. Captain Future has to stop a man in a spacesuit from sabotaging his rocketship, and notes that attempting to disconnect the air hose is a standard tactic in hand-to-hand space combat (though he doesn't get the chance).
26th Mar '18 4:35:01 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheGoodies''. RuleOfFunny version in "Invasion of the Moon Creatures". Bill has his oxygen cylinder turned up too high, his FishbowlHelmet inflates like a balloon and he goes flying off the Moon's surface.
4th Mar '18 4:18:42 PM MCE
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* The Franchise/DeadSpace series is usually fairly good about this with the RIG suits free of external hoses and tanks, with two notable exceptions, the [[http://deadspace.wikia.com/wiki/Vintage_Suit Vintage Suit]] and the [[http://deadspace.wikia.com/wiki/EVA_Suit EVA suit]]
4th Oct '17 6:37:05 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Dawn of the Gods", Vila's air hose breaks off while he's exploring the EldritchLocation that the Liberator has ended up in. After a CommercialBreakCliffhanger Tarrant goes out to look for Vila, but finds he's still alive because the place has a breathable atmosphere.
22nd Aug '17 2:25:10 AM Diask
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Sci-fi space suits inevitably have exposed tubes leading from the air tank to the helmet, like [[SpaceIsAnOcean twin-hose SCUBA gear]]. Since space suits are fully pressurized, not just the helmet, these [[FridgeLogic serve no purpose]] but to be [[AreTheseWiresImportant yanked out]] either to provide a moment of tension or an easy way to end a hand-to-hand fight, depending on if the luckless wearer is a hero or a villain. Even if reconnected, this may lead to an oxygen crisis.

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Sci-fi space suits inevitably tend to have exposed tubes leading from the air tank to the helmet, like [[SpaceIsAnOcean twin-hose SCUBA gear]]. Since space suits are fully pressurized, not just the helmet, these [[FridgeLogic serve no purpose]] but to be [[AreTheseWiresImportant yanked out]] either to provide a moment of tension or an easy way to end a hand-to-hand fight, depending on if the luckless wearer is a hero or a villain. Even if reconnected, this may lead to an oxygen crisis.




* In ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]]'', the space suits had an attached air line. When HAL's pod attacks Frank Poole it rips out his air line, causing him to die of vacuum exposure/lack of air. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbCsAlweJXk#t=48s here, as Frank frantically tries to re-attach the line.]]

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\n* In ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]]'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', the space suits had an attached air line. When HAL's pod attacks Frank Poole it rips out his air line, causing him to die of vacuum exposure/lack of air. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbCsAlweJXk#t=48s here, as Frank frantically tries to re-attach the line.]]












* In Series/TheExpanse the pressure-suits worn by the crew of ''Rocinante'' feature helmets connected to a "breather" backpack by a corrugated rubber hose.

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* In Series/TheExpanse ''Series/TheExpanse'' the pressure-suits worn by the crew of ''Rocinante'' feature helmets connected to a "breather" backpack by a corrugated rubber hose.
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* The ClockPunk spacesuits in ''Discworld/TheLastHero''. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since Leonard's notes reveal that they ''are'' using repurposed diving helmets.

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* The ClockPunk spacesuits in ''Discworld/TheLastHero''. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} since Leonard's notes reveal that they ''are'' using repurposed diving helmets.
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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the spacesuits your party uses for a short spacewalk on the ''Leviathan'''s hull are a PaletteSwap of an envirosuit used to explore the seafloor of Manaan, complete with a thick tube leading from backpack into helmet.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', combat hardsuits can be turned into spacesuits by putting on a helmet connected to life-support via exposed hoses, which never prove to be a problem... until the prologue of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', where their malfunction costs Shepard's life. From that point on, Shepard's helmet has no visible connection to life-support pack.












26th May '17 6:07:54 AM CosmicFerret
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* In ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'', an infestation of mynocks required the crew of the ''Millennium Falcon'' to venture outside in whatever paltry atmosphere can be found on a large asteroid. They wear face-mounted masks with tubes leading back to oxygen tanks.

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* In ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', an infestation of mynocks required the crew of the ''Millennium Falcon'' to venture outside in whatever paltry atmosphere can be found on a large asteroid. They wear face-mounted masks with tubes leading back to oxygen tanks.
30th Apr '17 6:37:24 PM Mercy
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* In Series/TheExpanse the pressure-suits worn by the crew of ''Rocinante'' feature helmets connected to a "breather" backpack by a corrugated rubber hose.
22nd Oct '16 8:16:20 PM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' features space suits like these, purely for RuleOfDrama.
** In "Minefield," Malcolm Reed tries to pull a HeroicSacrifice by yanking an oxygen tube. Archer puts it back in before [[WhatTheHellHero yelling at him for it]].
** In "Damage," a cracked-out T'Pol, jonesing for some literal rock, falls into a depressurized cargo bay, leading to her air hose coming undone and a frantic struggle to put it back.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' features space suits like these, purely for RuleOfDrama.
** In "Minefield," Malcolm Reed tries to pull a HeroicSacrifice by yanking an oxygen tube. Archer puts it back in before [[WhatTheHellHero yelling at him for it]].
** In "Damage," a cracked-out T'Pol, jonesing for some literal rock, falls into a depressurized cargo bay, leading to her air hose coming undone and a frantic struggle to put it back.
* In the final episode of ''Series/{{Quark}}'', the ship's computer goes insane and tries to kill Quark by shutting the airlock hatch on his air hose when he's going out for a spacewalk. Fortunately his spacesuit has an emergency supply, giving him enough time to get back on board.

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7th Oct '16 1:55:07 AM Skargoth
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