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7th Feb '16 1:53:30 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Vera}}'': Vera's first action on returning to the squad room after viewing the VictimOfTheWeek is to set up a boar with a photo of the victim, photos of suspects, timelines and whatever clues they have. It is added to over the course of the investigation as new facts are discovered.
31st Jan '16 8:33:53 AM nombretomado
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* In a first-season episode of ''SuperFriends'', Batman and Robin used an anagram board to identify the author of a message attributed to "Roy [=LaPost=]".
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* In a first-season episode of ''SuperFriends'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'', Batman and Robin used an anagram board to identify the author of a message attributed to "Roy [=LaPost=]".
16th Jan '16 11:39:19 PM nombretomado
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* These appeared frequently in ''TheFarSide'', usually in a science lab with a [[EEqualsMCHammer nonsensical equation or diagram]] written thereupon.
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* These appeared frequently in ''TheFarSide'', ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', usually in a science lab with a [[EEqualsMCHammer nonsensical equation or diagram]] written thereupon.
15th Jan '16 5:15:25 PM dotchan
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* "[[Franchise/StarTrek On screen,]] [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Lt. Uhura]] / [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Mr. Worf]] / [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Lt. Dax]] / [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Mr. Kim]] / [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Lt. Sato]]."
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* "[[Franchise/StarTrek On screen,]] [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Lt. Uhura]] / [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Mr. Worf]] / [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Lt. Dax]] / [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Mr. Kim]] / [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Lt. Sato]]."''Franchise/StarTrek'': The windows of the various starships, being made of {{Unobtanium}} rather than plain old glass, doubles as its big board, and is most often used as a video conferencing device. The Captain ordering his communications officer to put an incoming message "on screen" has pretty much happened at least OncePerEpisode in most episodes.
22nd Dec '15 4:34:38 PM eroock
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* The titular spaceship in ''Film/Prometheus'' has a huge holographic board for strategic operations.
13th Dec '15 9:44:16 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' features a board showing the votes of the various American colonies for or against independence from England.
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* ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' features a board showing the votes of the various American colonies for or against independence from England.colonies. There is also a gigantic calendar showing the date.

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* ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' features a board Airports have these, showing the votes arrivals and departures of the various American colonies for or against independence from England.flights.

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* ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' features a board showing the votes of the various American colonies for or against independence from England.
11th Nov '15 12:59:15 PM RoseAndHeather
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** Anderson Cooper's giant magical mystery touchscreen of electoral results, from CNN's election coverage.
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** Anderson Cooper's Creator/AndersonCooper's giant magical mystery touchscreen of electoral results, from CNN's election coverage.
1st Nov '15 7:27:45 PM hamza678
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* In ''Starworld'' by HarryHarrison, this trope is used to highlight the differences between the two enemy commanders for the first ever battle in space. The [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression arrogant Earth admiral]] has an AwesomeButImpractical holographic tank, while his counterpart in the rebel fleet has a BoringButPractical version that just tells him the essential information.
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* In ''Starworld'' by HarryHarrison, Creator/HarryHarrison, this trope is used to highlight the differences between the two enemy commanders for the first ever battle in space. The [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression arrogant Earth admiral]] has an AwesomeButImpractical holographic tank, while his counterpart in the rebel fleet has a BoringButPractical version that just tells him the essential information.
24th Oct '15 4:17:58 AM Isolder74
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* In the movie ''Film/Midway'' both the Japanese and the Americans have big boards that both commanders use to plan their moves and counter moves during the battle.

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** All of the US aircraft carrier operations centers have one of these used for controlling flight operations on their flight decks. The boards even go so far as to use bolts and nuts to represent things related to equipment loaded onto the jets.
5th Sep '15 3:54:02 PM nombretomado
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** NapoleonBonaparte uses a table-mounted map to plot military strategy in the Bugs Bunny cartoon ''Napoleon Bunny-part.'' He sees Bugs on it later:
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** NapoleonBonaparte UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte uses a table-mounted map to plot military strategy in the Bugs Bunny cartoon ''Napoleon Bunny-part.'' He sees Bugs on it later:
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