"This sort of thing just doesn't happen! Not in Cardiff!"
—PC Andy, Torchwood
Rhys: What, exactly, do I need protecting from?
Gwen: I catch aliens!
I saw the fall of Troy. World War V. I pushed boxes at the Boston Tea Party. Now I'm going to die in a dungeon. (makes a face) In Cardiff.
— The Doctor, Doctor Who, "The Unquiet Dead"
— Doctor Who, "Utopia"
The Martians landed at around 4am in Bracknell, went "Er..." and left again.
— Hugh Dennis does "Unlikely lines from a disaster movie", Mock the Week
Shortly thereafter the instructions came through - "Get the fuck out of London, you dumb fucks. Get to Bruges." I didn't even know where Bruges fucking was. (beat) It's in Belgium.
— Ray, In Bruges
“In popular fiction when they’re choosing a place to destroy they’re looking for something iconic, or at the very least, a place that people recognize. That’s why you get New York destroyed all the time, or Washington, or monuments. It says something about Edmonton, that we’ve been chosen to be wrecked.”