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12th Nov '17 2:19:17 PM Excelsior123
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* On ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', the Propulsions tend to talk like this. For example, in "Jet Cooks Dinner", Celery says that 6 Bortronian months is the equivalent of one Earth hour.
8th Nov '17 5:39:11 PM TheGreatUnknown
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** A weird and somewhat baffling variation occurs in the episode "To Serve Man", when the human protagonist onboard a flying saucer in transit asks his alien [[spoiler:captors]] what time it is, only to be told there isn't one, because there's no way to measure time in space, to which the hero responds "What time is it ''on Earth''?

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** A weird and somewhat baffling variation occurs in the episode "To Serve Man", when the human protagonist onboard a flying saucer in transit asks his alien [[spoiler:captors]] what time it is, only to be told there isn't one, because there's no way to measure time in space, to which the hero responds "What time is it ''on Earth''?Earth''?" (Presumably, he means in his home timezone.)
18th Oct '17 11:00:17 AM JoeMerl
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Trapper Keeper" featured an alien from the future named "Creator/BillCosby" who kept slipping up and putting "hu-man" in front of nouns.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Trapper Keeper" featured an alien [[Film/{{Terminator}} a robot from the future future]] named "Creator/BillCosby" who kept slipping up and putting "hu-man" in front of nouns.
3rd Oct '17 8:19:54 PM merotoker
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* In the TropeNamer ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1'', the commander of the Vogon Contructor fleet addresses everyone on Earth.

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* In the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1'', the commander of the Vogon Contructor fleet addresses everyone on Earth.



** The short story ''The Last Trump'' revolves around the Devil's apparent triumph over God, having convinced Him/Her/It to bring about Judgement Day on Earth, thus "winning" since humanity as a whole has not yet conformed to the divine plan. However, the angel whose job is to watch over the Earth protests this move and eventually manages to get Judgement Day overturned since God's decree of when the Earth would end referred to a specific date, apparently based on the Gregorian calendar, but the angel points out that nowhere in the decree itself was the specific calendar system identified. Since there are so many different calendar systems in use on Earth, and they cannot just randomly pick one, Judgement Day can not actually occur and the Earth continues as it always has. The story ends with the Devil, accepting that his immediate plan was foiled, planning a global calendar revision to mark the beginning of the "Atomic Era" for all mankind.

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** The short story ''The Last Trump'' revolves around the Devil's apparent triumph over God, having convinced Him/Her/It to bring about Judgement Day on Earth, thus "winning" since humanity as a whole has not yet conformed to the divine plan. However, the angel whose job is to watch over the Earth protests this move and eventually manages to get Judgement Day overturned since God's decree of when the Earth would end referred to a specific date, apparently based on the Gregorian calendar, but the angel points out that nowhere in the decree itself was the specific calendar system identified. Since there are so many different calendar systems in use on Earth, and they cannot just randomly pick one, Judgement Day can not cannot actually occur and the Earth continues as it always has. The story ends with the Devil, accepting that his immediate plan was foiled, planning a global calendar revision to mark the beginning of the "Atomic Era" for all mankind.



** Referenced again in the season nine episode ''Beachhead'', when Col. Mitchell gives a Prior "thirty of our 'Earth minutes'" to shut down an active Stargate, prompting the following exchange:

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** Referenced again in the season nine episode ''Beachhead'', "Beachhead", when Col. Mitchell gives a Prior "thirty of our 'Earth minutes'" to shut down an active Stargate, prompting the following exchange:



** "The Pirates of Orion". When Captain Kirk asks the Enterprise computer the location of the the nearest supply of the drug strobolin, the computer says "Beta Canopus. Four solar days away at maximum warp."

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** "The Pirates of Orion". When Captain Kirk asks the Enterprise computer the location of the the nearest supply of the drug strobolin, the computer says "Beta Canopus. Four solar days away at maximum warp."
27th Aug '17 2:20:32 AM Arivne
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** "The Cloud Minders". The leader of the planet Ardana notes that its hours are no the same length as Earth hours.

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** "The Cloud Minders". The leader of the planet Ardana notes that its hours are no not the same length as Earth hours.
27th Aug '17 2:15:55 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' episode "Nightmare". During the episode, one of the POW's arms is completely shattered. While the Ebonite interrogator is talking to two United Earth officers, he says that the POW will not regain the use of his arm "for a year or more in your measure" (i.e. Earth time).

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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' episode ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963''
** Episode
"Nightmare". During the episode, one of the POW's arms is completely shattered. While the Ebonite interrogator is talking to two United Earth officers, he says that the POW will not regain the use of his arm "for a year or more in your measure" (i.e. Earth time).time).
** Episode "Second Chance". The alien tells a retired physicist that an asteroid is going to hit his home planet of Empyria. When the physicist asks him when the collision will occur, the alien says "In your time scale, 82 years".
15th Aug '17 3:19:51 AM Arivne
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* The TropeNamer is the commander of the Vogon fleet in ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1''.

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* The In the TropeNamer is ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1'', the commander of the Vogon Contructor fleet in ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1''.addresses everyone on Earth.
15th Aug '17 3:13:31 AM Arivne
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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is the ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1''
** The commander of the Vogon fleet states that demolition of Earth "will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes". Granted, working out a population's units of time just to use it to tell them precisely how long they have before all being killed, and consciously pointing out that they've taken the trouble, is a typically Vogon thing to do.
** The Vogon fleet commander also says "All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for fifty of your Earth years...".

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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} TropeNamer is the ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1''
** The
commander of the Vogon fleet in ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1''.
** He
states that demolition of Earth "will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes". Granted, working out a population's units of time just to use it to tell them precisely how long they have before all being killed, and consciously pointing out that they've taken the trouble, is a typically Vogon thing to do.
** The Vogon fleet commander He also says "All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for fifty of your Earth years...".
15th Aug '17 2:53:05 AM Arivne
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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is the ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1'', where the commander of the Vogon fleet states that demolition of Earth "will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes". Granted, working out a population's units of time just to use it to tell them precisely how long they have before all being killed, and consciously pointing out that they've taken the trouble, is a typically Vogon thing to do.

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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is the ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1'', where the ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1''
** The
commander of the Vogon fleet states that demolition of Earth "will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes". Granted, working out a population's units of time just to use it to tell them precisely how long they have before all being killed, and consciously pointing out that they've taken the trouble, is a typically Vogon thing to do.do.
** The Vogon fleet commander also says "All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for fifty of your Earth years...".
29th Jul '17 10:11:38 AM crazysamaritan
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* Averted for comedy in ''Film/MenInBlack'', where an eponymous organization deals an ultimatum with a [[YouHave48Hours time limit of one "Galactic Standard Week"]], which is explained to [[IThoughtItMeant be one hour Earth time]]. Immediately played straight afterwards, with the Arquellian message displaying a timer labeled "Earth Time Remaining", counting down the hour.

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* Averted for comedy in ''Film/MenInBlack'', where an eponymous organization deals an ultimatum with a [[YouHave48Hours [[RaceAgainstTheClock time limit of one "Galactic Standard Week"]], which is explained to [[IThoughtItMeant be one hour Earth time]]. Immediately played straight afterwards, with the Arquellian message displaying a timer labeled "Earth Time Remaining", counting down the hour.
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