Quotes / Reverse Polarity

The Internet Oracle has pondered your question deeply. Your question was:
How do you keep a rhino from charging?
''And in response, thus spake the Oracle:'
Reverse the polarity of his terminals.

Uncle Donnie: Let me fucking try a little reverse action.

Nova: You're a worthy adversary, Misho! But even you could not anticipate that I would invert the photon charge of the deflector array... AGAIN.

"Really shouldn't have taken me that long just to reverse the polarity... I must be a bit out of practice."
The Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who, "The Lazarus Experiment"

Eleventh Doctor: ...It's not working.
Tenth Doctor: [annoyed face] ...We're both reversing the polarity.
Eleven: Yes, I know that.
Ten: There's two of us. I'm reversing it, you're reversing it back again. We're confusing the polarity!
Doctor Who, "The Day of the Doctor"

Kurt: Why would it work this time?
Brian: I've reversed the polarity.
Kurt: What?
Brian: Changed the wires round.
— The Teachers blow up a kettle, episode 3.06.

"The importance of reversing the polarity is literally the first thing they taught you in vague science!"

''So bounce the graviton particle beam
Off the main deflector dish
That's the way we do things, lad
Making shit up as we wish!
Voltaire, "The U.S.S. Make Shit Up"

Wonderella: Sucker! I reversed the polarity on your inversion bomb!
Wonderita: Yeah, me too!
Wonderella: wait what

Despite all our much-vaunted power, Kara and I wouldn't stand a chance of defeating Warworld in a head-on confrontation — so I've done the only other thing possible: I redirected the satellite's defense-systems in on itself!

Atomic batteries to power... Reversing polarity of the neutron flow... activating quantum dimensional recall signal... Now!