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16th Mar '18 5:44:00 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Most of the VideoGame/{{AceCombat}} games have regular mission briefings and debriefings given on one of these.

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* Most of the VideoGame/{{AceCombat}} ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' games have regular mission briefings and debriefings given on one of these.
16th Mar '18 10:45:32 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The titular spaceship in ''Film/Prometheus'' has a huge holographic board for strategic operations.

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* The titular spaceship in ''Film/Prometheus'' ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' has a huge holographic board for strategic operations.
10th Feb '18 1:45:23 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheEmperorAndTheAssassin''. Ying Zheng is presented with an enormous map of China laid out on the floor and notices one of the mapmakers is crying -- he's from a nation that Ying Zheng has just subjugated. So Ying Zheng uses the map to state his [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans grand vision of a united China.]]
10th Feb '18 1:35:21 AM JackG
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* A similar White Board was used in ''Series/TheWire'', and both were taken from an actual tool of the Baltimore PD. The Baltimore PD Homicide Unit tried to take down the real board, citing poor morale, but ended up leaving it in its various precincts after officers stated that it was a useful tracking tool.

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* A similar White Board was used in ''Series/TheWire'', and both were taken from an actual tool of the Baltimore PD. The Baltimore PD Homicide Unit tried to take down the real board, citing poor morale, morale and the fact that it encouraged rivalry between detectives instead of information-sharing, but ended up leaving it in its various precincts after officers stated that it was a useful tracking tool.
7th Feb '18 5:03:04 PM NottellingYou
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry Dresden has a highly detailed tabletop model of Chicago in his basement laboratory. He can use it to find out what supernatural events are going on where in the city, and also to project his magical (not physical) presence into a given location as needed. In ''Small Favor,'' he figures out that the Faeries of the Summer Court have been tracking him through a silver talisman presented to him as a gift in an earlier novel; he confuses them by hanging it over the model in a bag of catnip on an elastic cord fixed to the ceiling; his cat Mister bats at it incessantly, making his apparent-to-the-Faeries location now here, now there. Imagine being on that pursuit squad: "Why weren't we told this guy could freaking ''teleport across the city?''"

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry Dresden has a highly detailed tabletop model of Chicago in his basement laboratory. He can use it to find out what supernatural events are going on where in the city, and also to project his magical (not physical) presence into a given location as needed.
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In ''Small Favor,'' he figures out that the Faeries a hit squad of the [[spoiler: Summer Court Faeries]] have been tracking using loophole abuse to track him through via [[spoiler: a silver talisman presented to him as a gift in an earlier novel; novel]]. To confuse them, he confuses them by hanging it over MacGyvers [[spoiler: the model in a bag of catnip on an elastic cord fixed to the ceiling; his cat Mister bats at it incessantly, making his apparent-to-the-Faeries talisman]]'s location now here, now there. Imagine being on that pursuit squad: "Why weren't we told to be projected at random times and places via this guy could freaking ''teleport across board and the city?''"help of his cat, Mister. By the time he actually takes it out again, the hit squad chasing him is ignoring [[spoiler: the talisman]]'s location entirely.
** Other characters describe the board as a "creepy voodoo doll of Chicago".
4th Feb '18 10:01:12 AM Monolaf317
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* An electronic screen variant is used by the [[GhostInTheMachine mind committee]] in Chapter 26 of ''Manga/NounaiPoisonBerry''.

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* An electronic screen variant is used by the [[GhostInTheMachine mind committee]] in Chapter 26 of ''Manga/NounaiPoisonBerry''.''Manga/PoisonBerryInMyBrain''.
27th Jan '18 10:21:16 PM JackG
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* In the Danish series ''1864'', the Prussians plan the attack on Dybbol by unraveling a huge map on the ground, then walking around on it.
2nd Jan '18 5:56:31 PM nombretomado
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* On an episode of ''[[HerculePoirot Poirot]]'', UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard has a large table set up with a map of London on it, and a bevy of policewomen pushing models of police cars around the map as they get radio reports from each of the cars. Taken up to a ridiculous level when the cars converge on the person they're tailing and all the cars are shoved simultaneously into a neat circle around the target in a very synchronized and rehearsed manner.

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* On an episode of ''[[HerculePoirot Poirot]]'', ''{{Series/Poirot}}'', UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard has a large table set up with a map of London on it, and a bevy of policewomen pushing models of police cars around the map as they get radio reports from each of the cars. Taken up to a ridiculous level when the cars converge on the person they're tailing and all the cars are shoved simultaneously into a neat circle around the target in a very synchronized and rehearsed manner.
13th Dec '17 5:23:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', the American government is shown to have one of these, almost identical to the one in ''DrStrangelove''. The only difference is that it uses peace signs to represent failed strikes.

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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', the American government is shown to have one of these, almost identical to the one in ''DrStrangelove''.''Film/DrStrangelove''. The only difference is that it uses peace signs to represent failed strikes.
13th Dec '17 9:44:06 AM JackG
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-->'''Jenny:''' Well, why am I posting posing then?
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