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22nd Oct '15 8:18:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the book and film ''{{Sphere}}'', a long-buried spaceship is revealed to have originated in the distant future and fallen into a black hole, recording this in the last entry of its log as "UNKNOWN (ENTRY) EVENT". Harry takes this to mean that the crew of the Habitat are fated to die, because if they lived to report this phenomonen, it wouldn't be "unknown".

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* In the book and film ''{{Sphere}}'', ''Literature/{{Sphere}}'', a long-buried spaceship is revealed to have originated in the distant future and fallen into a black hole, recording this in the last entry of its log as "UNKNOWN (ENTRY) EVENT". Harry takes this to mean that the crew of the Habitat are fated to die, because if they lived to report this phenomonen, it wouldn't be "unknown".
17th Jun '15 2:10:55 PM Jake
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Unknown Phenomena are usually an example of AppliedPhlebotinum, as any "energy ribbon", "subspace inversion" or "temporal anomaly" allows the writers of a given show to [[NegativeSpaceWedgie hinder, confuse or otherwise generally mess with the characters' heads]] for an episode.

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Unknown Phenomena are usually an example of AppliedPhlebotinum, as any "energy ribbon", "subspace inversion" or "temporal anomaly" allows the writers of a given show to [[NegativeSpaceWedgie hinder, confuse or otherwise generally mess with the characters' heads]] for an episode.
episode. Someone will, inevitably, say "IveNeverSeenAnythingLikeThisBefore" at some point.
11th Jun '15 5:58:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GaoGaiGar'', the heroes encounter a mysterious energy source known only as '''[[color:orange: THE POWER]]''' that seems to boost your natural abilities greatly. It resides ''in the planet Jupiter.''

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* In ''GaoGaiGar'', ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', the heroes encounter a mysterious energy source known only as '''[[color:orange: THE POWER]]''' that seems to boost your natural abilities greatly. It resides ''in the planet Jupiter.''
8th May '15 8:02:27 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''GalacticCivilizations'' games, these are the space equivalents of [[InexplicableTreasureChests Goody Huts]]. Investigating one can give you extra money or a new bonus, advance your research, or [[ChestMonster cause the investigating ship to vanish]].

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* In the ''GalacticCivilizations'' ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations'' games, these are the space equivalents of [[InexplicableTreasureChests Goody Huts]]. Investigating one can give you extra money or a new bonus, advance your research, or [[ChestMonster cause the investigating ship to vanish]].
7th Apr '15 2:17:50 AM Odon
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->''[later]''

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7th Apr '15 2:17:12 AM Odon
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-->'''Kim:''' I've never seen anything like it!
-->'''Tuvok:''' Mister Kim, that is a comment we'd prefer not to hear from a senior officer on the Bridge. It makes the junior officers nervous.

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-->'''Kim:''' ->'''Kim:''' I've never seen anything like it!
-->'''Tuvok:''' ->'''Tuvok:''' Mister Kim, that is a comment we'd prefer not to hear from a senior officer on the Bridge. It makes the junior officers nervous.



-->'''Janeway:''' What do you make of it, Mister Tuvok?
-->'''Tuvok:''' I am unable to offer identification, Captain.
-->'''Kim:''' In other words, ''you've'' never seen anything like it. Oh, I promise not to tell the junior officers.

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-->'''Janeway:''' ->'''Janeway:''' What do you make of it, Mister Tuvok?
-->'''Tuvok:''' ->'''Tuvok:''' I am unable to offer identification, Captain.
-->'''Kim:''' ->'''Kim:''' In other words, ''you've'' never seen anything like it. Oh, I promise not to tell the junior officers.
7th Apr '15 2:16:47 AM Odon
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-->'''Kim:''' I've never seen anything like it!
-->'''Tuvok:''' Mister Kim, that is a comment we'd prefer not to hear from a senior officer on the Bridge. It makes the junior officers nervous.
->''[later]''
-->'''Janeway:''' What do you make of it, Mister Tuvok?
-->'''Tuvok:''' I am unable to offer identification, Captain.
-->'''Kim:''' In other words, ''you've'' never seen anything like it. Oh, I promise not to tell the junior officers.
-->-- ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "The Cloud"
5th Jun '14 1:28:01 PM StFan
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On the other hand, people have complained that the Doctor in the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' ''never'' encounters creatures or concepts he doesn't know. An exception being the BottleEpisode [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E10Midnight Midnight]], in which they complained ''[[NothingIsScarier he knew too little.]]'' But what do you expect from a {{time travel}}er with somewhere around 900 years of experience?

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On the other hand, people have complained that the Doctor in the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' ''never'' '''never''' encounters creatures or concepts he doesn't know. An exception being the BottleEpisode [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E10Midnight Midnight]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight "Midnight"]], in which they complained ''[[NothingIsScarier he knew too little.]]'' But what do you expect from a {{time travel}}er with somewhere around 900 years of experience?experience?
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