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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.
2nd Jul '17 3:27:17 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).
23rd May '17 1:39:12 AM PaulA
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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''[[Literature/TheWindroseChronicles Dog Wizard]]'' by Creator/BarbaraHambly, where a wizard exposits this flaw in the ''spell of tongues''. Later, when an alien has stated that his equipment can keep everybody safe for only two hours, he's startled when the heroine comments that time is almost up 100 minutes later -- it's not even been one "hour" as far as he's concerned.

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''[[Literature/TheWindroseChronicles Dog Wizard]]'' ''Literature/DogWizard'' by Creator/BarbaraHambly, where a wizard exposits this flaw in the ''spell of tongues''. Later, when an alien has stated that his equipment can keep everybody safe for only two hours, he's startled when the heroine comments that time is almost up 100 minutes later -- it's not even been one "hour" as far as he's concerned.
14th May '17 3:02:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{StarCraft}}'' has a particularly bizarre one. While it might make some sense that Terrans still refer to Earth years as standard (despite their having spread to planets with a very diverse range of orbital speeds), the fact that the ''Protoss'' do so does not. For example, Fenix (a Protoss) has more than three centuries on Raynor (and the Protoss' ages in the manual are given in years). That or one Aiur year is the same as one on Earth.

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* ''Franchise/{{StarCraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' has a particularly bizarre one. While it might make some sense that Terrans still refer to Earth years as standard (despite their having spread to planets with a very diverse range of orbital speeds), the fact that the ''Protoss'' do so does not. For example, Fenix (a Protoss) has more than three centuries on Raynor (and the Protoss' ages in the manual are given in years). That or one Aiur year is the same as one on Earth.
6th May '17 12:12:41 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', where the Cybertronians typically use their own terms: astro-clicks, cycles and nanocycles, for example. When around humans, at least in ''[[TransformersAnimated Animated]]'', they know when to switch to Earth units of measurements like years without adding a "your."

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* Averted in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', where the Cybertronians typically use their own terms: astro-clicks, cycles and nanocycles, for example. When around humans, at least in ''[[TransformersAnimated ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]'', they know when to switch to Earth units of measurements like years without adding a "your."
22nd Apr '17 1:45:23 AM Arivne
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** This exchange from "Journey to Babel":

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** This exchange from "Journey to Babel":Babel". Ambassador Sarek reminds Dr. [=McCoy=] that Vulcan has years of different length than the Earth.



** "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"

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** "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"Battlefield". Commissioner Bele comes from the planet Cheron, but he's familiar with Earth time units.



** "The Cloud Minders"

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** "The Cloud Minders"Minders". The leader of the planet Ardana notes that its hours are no the same length as Earth hours.



** "The Corbomite Maneuver"

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** "The Corbomite Maneuver"Maneuver". Balok is a member of the First Federation, but after scanning the Enterprise's records he knows how long Earth minutes are.



** "The Enterprise Incident"

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** "The Enterprise Incident"Incident". The 2nd in command of a Romulan ship gives the Enterpise an ultimatum, thoughtfully translated into Earth time units so they can understand him.
11th Mar '17 12:01:25 AM Arivne
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** Many episodes use the word "solar" before a time unit to indicate that the Earth unit is being referred to.

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** Many episodes have characters use the word "solar" before a time unit to indicate that the Earth unit is being referred to.


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*** "I, Mudd". The android Norman says "We shall continue on our present course for approximately four solar days."
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