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Reynardine: It behaves that way because she wills it so. That's how a blinker stone works!
Kat: That doesn't explain anything!
Reynardine: It explains enough, doesn't it?
Kat: Ugh! That's a terrible ethic!

Christina: How does a crystal drive a bus?
The Doctor: In a super clever outer-spacey way... just trust me.
Doctor Who, "Planet of the Dead"

Amy: Are you gonna make her talk again?
The Doctor: Can't.
Rory: Why not?
Amy: Spacey-wacey, isn't it?
The Doctor: Well actually it's because the Time Lords discovered that if you take an eleventh dimensional matrix and fold it into a mechanical frame then... Yes, it's spacey-wacey!
Doctor Who, "The Doctor's Wife"

Time Magazine: How does the Heisenberg compensator work?
Star Trek technical advisor Michael Okuda: It works very well, thank you.
—"Reconfigure the Modulators," Nov. 28, 1994

Stan: Jeff?! I thought you drowned!
Jeff: Nope.
Stan: Awesome.

Zadok: We have ambient light. That means it's coming from everywhere at once. If there's space up there, it's white too.
Ghanny: So?
Zadok: So shouldn't that light be accumulating and blinding us all?
Tailsteak: Light in this universe breaks back down into heat after traveling 1.85 kilometres.
Ghanny: Einstein would have a fit.
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I don't have to explain every little impossible thing to you!
Dr. Dinosaur, Atomic Robo

"I don't think I have the intellectual ability to condense 17 years of study and experiment into 17 minutes of explanation. For the moment, it will have to suffice to say that the people you witness before, living under my care and protection, are animals that have been fused with human genes."
Dr. Moreau, The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

Jerry Van Dyke: Mom, you're a car? I didn't think that things like this were possible!
Mom: I understand there's a baseball team called the Mets. If that's possible, anything's possible.
Mechanic: You call that a joke? I don't care if this thing is your mom, fuck you both. (is electrocuted) AIIIIEEEE!!
Jerry: Cut! Lock down the set! It's happening again!

David: Then Lutessa walks into her own office to find Lionel Luthor, who has, somehow, managed to, OFF CAMERA, reinstate himself as head of LuthorCorp, even though the other Lionel Luthorís body is Iím pretty sure a known quantity, and heís a Lionel Luthor from an alternate universe.
Chris: Okay, look: the last thing I want to do is start nitpicking the reality of Smallville, but seriously: A dude who has been dead for four years suddenly comes back and is immediately just handed the keys of all the stuff he used to own? ...Iím all for boring parts happening off-camera, but when ďOh, I faked my deathĒ is what you consider to be a believable cover story for whatís actually going on, Iíd like maybe a tiny explanation of how it went down.
David: Letís be fair here: Lex Luthor has used that as a legitimate excuse in the comics at least two or three times. But yes, at least a single scene of some BS law would have made me feel better, absolutely.
Chris Sims and 'David Uzumeri' on Smallville'' ("Beacon")

"It is, we learn, an Asian crocodile. "How did he swim across the sea?" a lawman asks, not unreasonably. "They conceal information like that in books," one of the movie's croc lovers answers sarcastically. I dunno; I thought it was a pretty good question."

"See, this immortal sanctuary is specifically mentioned as holy ground. As in that one place where no immortal can ever fight. As in the place where the one time in recorded history where an immortal killed another immortal on holy ground, the entire city of Pompeii got destroyed. Now Kell leads a band of evil immortals to the sanctuary, kills all the monks, and then decapitates the dozen or so helpless immortals there. The result? Nothing. Nothing happens. Turns out that the whole holy ground thing is all a myth and that immortals just like to handicap themselves that way just because."
The Screamsheet on Highlander: Endgame

Then we finally get an actual explanation for why the Federation is working with our plastic surgery addicted villains: The Head-Staplers have the technology to harvest whatever the hell is in the rings, and the Federation doesn't. Since the planet is in Federation territory, a partnership was formed. We also learn that the harvesting will make the planet uninhabitable. And if the Head-Staplers just establish a colony of their own on the planet, it'll take ten years for the rings to begin to take effect. Is it just me, or is this script roughly 90% about plugging up all its own plot holes?

"Besides, this is kind of a scifi-y show. We'll think of an excuse soon.

"Nanomachines, son!"
Senator Armstrong explaining why he has superpowers, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

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