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18th Jan '18 8:39:50 AM ThomasD
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* During the development of the RPG based on ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' a discussion was held about how long it took for spaceships to travel between locations. One of the developers related Creator/JMichaelStraczynski's reference to how Starfuries in ''Series/BabylonFive'' traveled at the speed of plot. This became the official rule.
24th Dec '17 1:06:25 PM nombretomado
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* Among many other less than plausible things in ''TheEvent'' was the protagonists' ability to drive across the USA in a few minutes (or fly from the USA to France). Basically, the time it took to travel between any two locations was generally "about one ad break".

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* Among many other less than plausible things in ''TheEvent'' ''Series/TheEvent'' was the protagonists' ability to drive across the USA in a few minutes (or fly from the USA to France). Basically, the time it took to travel between any two locations was generally "about one ad break".
24th Dec '17 12:16:10 PM Nadim
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Samurai Jack}}'': In ''[=XCVII=]'', Ashi spends the entire episode wondering around in numerous places searching for Jack and comes across many of the people he helped in previous episode. The setting even changes to night in the climax and Ashi is still nowhere near finding Jack. Yet she still arrives at the cemetery just in time to prevent Jack from committing {{Seppuku}}.
15th Dec '17 9:27:04 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** From TNG on, the writers had a [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Warp_factor#Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation warp speed equation]] they were supposed to use for consistency. TNG was pretty consistent about it. Deep Space Nine seemed to be half a day's travel by shuttle from both Bajor and Earth, but shuttles are only supposed to be capable of something in the range of warp 4. ''Voyager'' did better, but ''Enterprise'' threw it clean out the window, managing to establish that the Klingon homeworld Qo'noS is closer to Earth than ''Proxima Centauri''.

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** From TNG on, the writers had a [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Warp_factor#Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation warp speed equation]] they were supposed to use for consistency. TNG was pretty consistent about it. Deep Space Nine seemed to be half a day's travel by shuttle from both Bajor and Earth, but shuttles are only supposed to be capable of something in the range of warp 4. ''Voyager'' did better, but ''Enterprise'' threw it clean out the window, managing to establish that the Klingon homeworld Qo'noS is closer to Earth than ''Proxima Centauri''.Centauri''[[note]]They did this very precisely too; the speed of their maximum warp is given in the pilot and matches the equation, and the travel time to Qo'nos is given in the same episode.[[/note]].
13th Oct '17 12:39:18 PM TheJJBL
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' should have lasted only 104 episodes, as stated in the theme song (''There's a hundred and four days of summer vacation...'') yet more than 130 episodes have been aired so far. As well as a ChristmasEpisode and a HalloweenEpisode...

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' should have lasted only 104 episodes, as stated in the theme song (''There's a hundred and four days of summer vacation...'') yet more than 130 222 episodes have been aired so far. As well as a ChristmasEpisode and a HalloweenEpisode...before the series ended.
3rd Oct '17 9:14:36 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', as also noted on ItIsAlwaysSpring. The last season was particularly notable for this as in the first half, it took a while for them to travel to the rendezvous point, with Sokka constantly complaining about all the detours cutting into their travel time [[note]]They get there 4 days early anyway[[/note]]. In the last 4 episodes though, they travel from the Fire Nation to the Earth Kingdom and back again in less than 3 days.

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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', as also noted on ItIsAlwaysSpring. The last season was particularly notable for this as in the first half, it took a while for them to travel to the rendezvous point, with Sokka constantly complaining about all the detours cutting into their travel time [[note]]They get there 4 days early anyway[[/note]]. In the last 4 episodes though, they travel from the Fire Nation to the Earth Kingdom and back again in less than 3 days. In the first season it was a bit more justified since they flew everywhere and the timescale was a lot less defined, but that just made the way Zuko easily kept pace in an obsolete steamship which was explicitly slower than them stand out.
1st Oct '17 12:43:08 PM nombretomado
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* Up until the recent events of the quest The World Wakes, the time in {{VideoGame/RuneScape}} has stood still for the player character; meaning hundreds of hours for random skill training, other quest plots, etc. have occurred within the same 24 hour period as no other quest give a sense of time passing and are referred to as "in the past" for anyone who does them after The World Wakes.
* Happens in all materials in the [[{{VideoGame/Warcraft}} Warcraft]] universe, due to the writers never really establishing the size of anything. Especially bad in the WorldOfWarcraftComic, where it takes a hippogryph less than a minute to fly from Ashenvale to Thunder Bluff, which would make the world about as big as the map in WorldOfWarcraft, ignoring the obvious SpaceCompression that's present in the latter.

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* Up until the recent events of the quest The World Wakes, the time in {{VideoGame/RuneScape}} ''{{VideoGame/RuneScape}}'' has stood still for the player character; meaning hundreds of hours for random skill training, other quest plots, etc. have occurred within the same 24 hour period as no other quest give a sense of time passing and are referred to as "in the past" for anyone who does them after The World Wakes.
* Happens in all materials in the [[{{VideoGame/Warcraft}} Warcraft]] ''{{VideoGame/Warcraft}}'' universe, due to the writers never really establishing the size of anything. Especially bad in the WorldOfWarcraftComic, ''ComicBook/WorldOfWarcraft'' comic, where it takes a hippogryph less than a minute to fly from Ashenvale to Thunder Bluff, which would make the world about as big as the map in WorldOfWarcraft, ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', ignoring the obvious SpaceCompression that's present in the latter.
25th Sep '17 7:42:39 AM 309216364
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** Just because the Flash is insanely fast, that doesn't mean he can achieve max speed instantaneously. And in some cases he HAS to slow down or he will overshoot his intended target, or kill them.
17th Sep '17 8:03:12 AM 309216364
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} is even faster than Superman. She's been known to shoot a handgun, dash forward, grab the bullet, flicking the forehead's target so onlookers think he's been shot and go back to her initial position with none the wiser. However her speed fails when the plot demands she isn't fast enough.

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} is sometimes even faster than Superman. She's been known to shoot a handgun, dash forward, grab the bullet, flicking the forehead's target so onlookers think he's been shot and go back to her initial position with none the wiser. However her speed fails when the plot demands she isn't fast enough.
14th Sep '17 11:17:23 PM cillianflood
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** Cersei's pregnancy also makes it impossible to use the excuse that Season 7 is happening over a longer period of time as she conceives early in the season and isn't even showing by the finale. Meaning at the very most, the entire season encompesses about three or four months.
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