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"I remember that sound! That's a bad sound!"

"We're doing an early warning incantation. If anything hellgodishly powerful comes within a hundred feet of the shop, then screechy siren things will, you know, screech."

"I'm not sure this is a Code Red. Hey, is there a Code Pink? We need more codes."
— Also Willow, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Lt. Barf: Captain, we are being hailed. I recommend we go to Red Alert!
Captain Pinchhard: We haven't even met them! Isn't that a little premature?
Lt. Barf: Every week we encounter aliens who try to destroy or take over the ship. It would save a lot of time if we assumed the worst now.
Sev Trek: Pus in Boots

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Rose: What's the emergency?
The Doctor: It's mauve.
Rose: Mauve?
The Doctor: Universally recognised colour for danger.
Rose: What happened to red?
The Doctor: That's just humans. By everyone else's standards, red's camp. Oh, the misunderstandings! All those red alerts, all that dancing...

...to say nothing of the guards' color codes, which include Red Standby Alert (apparently meaning stand around and do nothing), Red Mobilisation (wander around outside the house), and Blue Mobilisation (allow the President and his daughter to escape in a vintage car accompanied by two terrorists).
— Review of Blake's 7 episode "Bounty"

Rimmer: Step up to Red Alert.
Kryten: [dead serious] Sir, are you absolutely sure? It does mean changing the bulb.

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But now something occurred that focused the attention of the watcher more closely on his instruments. A facet of his panel had flashed a color at the lowest end of his visible spectrum. How the being registered that color cannot be said; the inhabitants of Planet III would have termed it red.
The Secret of the Ninth Planet, by Donald A. Wollheim.

She was about to tell it no, that she'd rather die alone, contemplating what might have been, when the alarm trilled down the cavernous halls of the Eluder Ship. A cold shiver ran down her spine as a cacophony of voices warned in ninety languages simultaneously, "Gravitational collapse imminent, my beloveds! Please take your positions inside your transitional shells!"''

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Angry rainbows flared across the floor and ozone and ammonia soured the air, warning those who communicated by color or smell. Betsy's mind skipped and stuttered like the ancient film playing on her wrist as a warning to the telepaths skirted the fringes of her consciousness. Still more warnings she could not perceive with her natural senses no doubt flooded the chamber now.
The History Within Us, by Matthew Kressel
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