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17th May '18 9:14:33 PM TheGreatUnknown
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** When you do fail it due to this reason, the guild gives you another way in.

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** When If you do fail it due to this reason, the guild gives you another way in.
21st Apr '18 10:41:35 PM nombretomado
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* The 2008 ''Series/KnightRider'' movie had an {{egregious}} example of this. The bad guys chase the super-car, who leaves them snarled up in a traffic accident. The car then travels [-AT SUPERSPEED-] to Las Vegas, hundreds of miles away. The very same bad guys are waiting for them when they arrive. Nobody in the plot feels this is worth commenting on.

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* The 2008 ''Series/KnightRider'' movie had an {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example of this. The bad guys chase the super-car, who leaves them snarled up in a traffic accident. The car then travels [-AT SUPERSPEED-] to Las Vegas, hundreds of miles away. The very same bad guys are waiting for them when they arrive. Nobody in the plot feels this is worth commenting on.
13th Apr '18 10:55:22 AM MasterFuzzy
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* The novelization of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' features this. Just after his duel with Yoda, Palpatine senses that Anakin is in danger on Mustafar, where he was currently dueling with Obi-Wan. Palpatine leaves the Senate chamber, boards his shuttle, leaves Coruscant, travels across the galaxy, and arrives at Mustafar moments after the Anakin/Obi-Wan duel has ended, while Obi-Wan is still standing over Anakin's burning, cut-up form. (The travel time is lengthened somewhat in the feature film.)

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* The novelization of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' features this. Just after his duel with Yoda, Palpatine senses that Anakin is in danger on Mustafar, Mustafar (''in the Outer Rim''), where he was currently dueling with Obi-Wan. Palpatine leaves the Senate chamber, boards his shuttle, leaves Coruscant, travels across the galaxy, and arrives at Mustafar moments after the Anakin/Obi-Wan duel has ended, while Obi-Wan is still standing over Anakin's burning, cut-up form. (The travel time is lengthened somewhat in the feature film.film, while this can be handwaved to a certain extent, since it's not clear when exactly he felt the premonition relative to Vader's duel.)
21st Mar '18 6:47:48 AM Dghcrh
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** It's this trope, or Tony Stark is apparently so good at seducing women that he can infatuate [[HotScoop Christine Everhart]] at the beginning of the movie enough to make her drive four-and-a-half hours from Las Vegas to Malibu just to have sex with him.

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** It's this trope, or Tony Stark is apparently so good at seducing women that he can infatuate [[HotScoop Christine Everhart]] Everhart at the beginning of the movie enough to make her drive four-and-a-half hours from Las Vegas to Malibu just to have sex with him.
19th Feb '18 2:22:40 AM Cryoclaste
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* Lampshaded by ''SpaceCaptainSmith'' when our titular hero takes some damage to his navigation computer.

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* Lampshaded by ''SpaceCaptainSmith'' ''Literature/SpaceCaptainSmith'' when our titular hero takes some damage to his navigation computer.
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.
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