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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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2nd Oct '16 3:39:02 PM Mercy
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* Inverted in ''Film/TheAbyss'', where Bud's deep diving suit looks a lot like an armored spacesuit. Which is TruthInTelevision for deep-sea diving suits which are designed to shield the wearer from outside pressure.
25th Jun '16 6:46:28 AM jormis29
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* In the old Lucasfilm adventure game ''{{Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders}}'' the lead character builds a spacesuit out of SCUBA gear (the helmet is a fish bowl sealed with tape). Obviously, not the most serious of games.
* In the video game adaptation of ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper'', some of Rogue's melee animations involve ripping these tubes out of Nort environment suits, exposing them to the toxic air of [[DeathWorld Nu Earth]].

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* In the old Lucasfilm adventure game ''{{Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders}}'' ''VideoGame/ZakMcKrackenAndTheAlienMindbenders'' the lead character builds a spacesuit out of SCUBA gear (the helmet is a fish bowl sealed with tape). Obviously, not the most serious of games.
* In the video game adaptation of ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper'', ''VideoGame/RogueTrooper'', some of Rogue's melee animations involve ripping these tubes out of Nort environment suits, exposing them to the toxic air of [[DeathWorld Nu Earth]].
1st May '16 11:37:02 PM JackG
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* ''Film/SupermanII''. One of the astronauts has an extended hose leading to the life support system on his moon buggy. Zod kicks him off the surface of the planet, then breaks the hose.

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* ''Film/SupermanII''. One of the astronauts has an extended hose leading to the life support system on his moon buggy. Zod kicks him off the surface of the planet, Moon's surface, then breaks the hose.
1st May '16 11:35:39 PM JackG
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* In the silent movie ''Film/WomanInTheMoon'', Professor Mannfeldt goes out in a diving suit to check that the moon has an atmosphere. After successfully lighting a few matches, he takes off his helmet and celebrates (yes, they knew the moon had no atmosphere in 1929, but silent movie actors depended on FacialDialogue so the audience had to see their face).
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