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25th Jan '16 5:54:29 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:350:[[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008 http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sealed_lab.jpg]]]] [[caption-width-right:350:Let me out!]]
25th Jan '16 5:27:52 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/{{Species}}'', they're tooling around with the alien DNA about halfway through the movie. HilarityEnsues.
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* In ''Film/{{Species}}'', they're tooling around with the alien DNA about halfway through when a camera breaks down in the movie. HilarityEnsues.sealed experiment chamber. Dr. Laura Baker and Preston volunteer to go in and try to replace the camera. Of course an accident happens and they are on their own to fight off the fast growing alien while the other team members are forced to watch from behind safety glass.
9th Oct '15 6:44:45 PM nombretomado
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* Two mooks ''[[TooDumbToLive do this to themselves]]'' in '''PerfectDark'' when they trigger the nerve gas defense system in Area 51 - and lock themselves in the lab by doing so.
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* Two mooks ''[[TooDumbToLive do this to themselves]]'' in '''PerfectDark'' '''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' when they trigger the nerve gas defense system in Area 51 - and lock themselves in the lab by doing so.
3rd Jul '15 10:39:50 AM Odon
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* Happens in the beginning of ''Film/ResidentEvil''. A {{villain}} deliberately breaks a container and releases the T-Virus. Later, when the Red Queen seals the room several researchers are trapped inside as the room fills with water for some reason. ** It was from the fire control sprinklers.
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* Happens in the beginning of ''Film/ResidentEvil''. A {{villain}} deliberately breaks a container and releases the T-Virus. Later, when the Red Queen seals the room several researchers are trapped inside as the room fills with water for some reason. ** It was from the fire control sprinklers.
3rd Jul '15 10:39:01 AM Odon
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** Examples: when the rig is flooding in ''Film/TheAbyss''.
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** Examples: when the rig is flooding in ''Film/TheAbyss''. One character only escapes drowning because the hatch slams shut on his titanium wedding ring (which he almost threw away after an argument with his wife) and thus fails to seal, giving others time to get him out.
2nd Jul '15 5:17:41 PM nombretomado
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* Done in the pilot miniseries of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''. Colonel Tigh orders the hatches to the flight deck sealed to contain a fire, as the ''Galactica'' is under heavy Cylon attack. Unfortunately, there are 85 crewmen trapped inside. Chief Tyrol nearly has a HeroicBSOD trying to convince Tigh to let him make a rescue attempt, and then watching Tigh activate each hatch lock in turn.
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* Done in the pilot miniseries of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''.Galactica|2003}}''. Colonel Tigh orders the hatches to the flight deck sealed to contain a fire, as the ''Galactica'' is under heavy Cylon attack. Unfortunately, there are 85 crewmen trapped inside. Chief Tyrol nearly has a HeroicBSOD trying to convince Tigh to let him make a rescue attempt, and then watching Tigh activate each hatch lock in turn.
15th Nov '14 3:08:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In the "Year of Hell" two-parter the EMH is forced to shut the hatch on two crewmen because the corridor is about to vent open to space.
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In the "Year "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E8YearOfHell Year of Hell" two-parter Hell]]" two-parter, the EMH is forced to shut the hatch on two crewmen because the corridor is about to vent open to space.
15th Nov '14 3:05:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Season three of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' has this happen on a larger scale involving a biological weapon and a hotel full of people. * This is played for comedy in the very first scene of ''TheMiddleman''.
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* Season three of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' ''Series/TwentyFour'' has this happen on a larger scale involving a biological weapon and a hotel full of people. * This is played for comedy in the very first scene of ''TheMiddleman''.''Series/TheMiddleman''.

* In ''LookAroundYou'', the danger of the Helvetica Scenario is illustrated by a scene of a [[strike:masked]] [[TheBlank literally faceless]] scientist pounding futilely on a glass window while another stands outside taking notes.
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* In ''LookAroundYou'', ''Series/LookAroundYou'', the danger of the Helvetica Scenario is illustrated by a scene of a [[strike:masked]] [[TheBlank literally faceless]] scientist pounding futilely on a glass window while another stands outside taking notes.

* In the season 2 episode of ''TheMentalist'' called "Code Red", a bioweapons researcher finds out that one of the vials with a super-virus has spilled. She immediately locks down the containment room with her inside and calls [=CBI=] to get them started on looking for her murderer, knowing she only has hours to live. * An episode of ''TheOuterLimits'' has a scientist accidentally create what appears to be a cure-all for anything ailing a person (while working on a safe knockout gas). This happens twice. First, his research assistant punches the door in the lab after injecting himself with some of the compound, causing the containment system to activate in the presense of chemicals in the air. He is incinerated, as his boss refuses to open the door. The second time is caused intentionally by the scientist's brother, who activates the containment system, but the scientist and his girlfriend manage to escape just before they are incinerated. * In a season 4 episode of ''{{Primeval}}'', Philip Burton has Connor run a scan on the entire [=ARC=] for any foreign organisms. He then walks into the creature pen and sees [[TeamPet Rex]] out of his cage. Before he can do anything, the scan detects Rex and locks down the entire facility. Burton is trapped in the pen with the air being sucked out. Luckily, Connor realizes that Burton built his security system on Connor's own software, for which Connor has a backdoor. * In an episode of ''CriminalMinds'', Reid becomes locked in a home biological laboratory when he notices a broken vial of weapons grade anthrax on the ground. However, he locks the doors himself as a way to save Morgan from the same fate. Luckily, they discover the antidote to the strain in time to save him.
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* In the season 2 episode of ''TheMentalist'' ''Series/TheMentalist'' called "Code Red", a bioweapons researcher finds out that one of the vials with a super-virus has spilled. She immediately locks down the containment room with her inside and calls [=CBI=] to get them started on looking for her murderer, knowing she only has hours to live. * An In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode of ''TheOuterLimits'' has "Blood Brothers", a scientist accidentally create creates what appears to be a cure-all for anything ailing a person (while working on a safe knockout gas). This happens trope occurs twice. First, his research assistant punches the door in the lab after injecting himself with some of the compound, causing the containment system to activate in the presense of chemicals in the air. He is incinerated, as his boss refuses to open the door. The second time is caused intentionally by the scientist's brother, who activates the containment system, but the scientist and his girlfriend manage to escape just before they are incinerated. * In a season 4 episode of ''{{Primeval}}'', ''Series/{{Primeval}}'', Philip Burton has Connor run a scan on the entire [=ARC=] for any foreign organisms. He then walks into the creature pen and sees [[TeamPet Rex]] out of his cage. Before he can do anything, the scan detects Rex and locks down the entire facility. Burton is trapped in the pen with the air being sucked out. Luckily, Connor realizes that Burton built his security system on Connor's own software, for which Connor has a backdoor. * In an episode of ''CriminalMinds'', ''Series/CriminalMinds'', Reid becomes locked in a home biological laboratory when he notices a broken vial of weapons grade anthrax on the ground. However, he locks the doors himself as a way to save Morgan from the same fate. Luckily, they discover the antidote to the strain in time to save him.
9th Oct '14 6:27:14 PM LeviticusWilkes
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* The township of Mountain Glenn in [[WebAnimation/RWBY]]. The surface city was overrun by monsters due to a dearth of natural defenses against them. In an attempt to stave off death, the survivors entered the maze of deep caves and subway tunnels they had cleared out. But then an explosion freed a caves worth monsters, and the government sealed the tunnels out of the city, creating the worlds largest underground tomb.
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* The township of Mountain Glenn in [[WebAnimation/RWBY]].{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}. The surface city was overrun by monsters due to a dearth of natural defenses against them. In an attempt to stave off death, the survivors entered the maze of deep caves and subway tunnels they had cleared out. But then an explosion freed a caves worth monsters, and the government sealed the tunnels out of the city, creating the worlds largest underground tomb.
9th Oct '14 6:26:18 PM LeviticusWilkes
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* The township of Mountain Glenn in "[[WebAnimation/RWBY]]". The surface city was overrun by monsters due to a dearth of natural defenses against them. In an attempt to stave off death, the survivors entered the maze of deep caves and subway tunnels they had cleared out. But then an explosion freed a caves worth monsters, and the government sealed the tunnels out of the city, creating the worlds largest underground tomb.
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* The township of Mountain Glenn in "[[WebAnimation/RWBY]]".[[WebAnimation/RWBY]]. The surface city was overrun by monsters due to a dearth of natural defenses against them. In an attempt to stave off death, the survivors entered the maze of deep caves and subway tunnels they had cleared out. But then an explosion freed a caves worth monsters, and the government sealed the tunnels out of the city, creating the worlds largest underground tomb.
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