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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

For the Canadian television network, see Space (TV channel).

Space is a term referring to two different concepts within physics, the first being the whole of creation, any open area, anywhere. The second is all area in the Universe that exists outside the atmosphere of a planet, usually prefaced as 'outer space'. Space is generally devoid of breathable air; space is full of various gasses and energies, but usually in such low concentration that most living beings cannot survive without assistance in space.

There are certainly exceptions to this rule, ranging from the Time Lords' limited ability to survive in a vacuum to the Hunters' ability to live in outer space indefinitely.

Space travel could be considered the first real step of a race toward sophistication and awareness of other, 'greater' things in the Universe. As ancient as the Time Lords were, they developed space travel even before the Universe was half its present size. (DW: Genesis of the Daleks) This also means that space travel usually pre-dates time travel.

Physics also tells us that space is interwoven with time, and the two should be considered as either one and the same or directly impacting each-other, as most physicists refer to the structure of existence as 'spacetime'. In traditional, Euclidian thinking, space has only three dimensions (height, width, and depth). Using the concept of spacetime, existence then has a 'fourth dimension', creating what is called the 'spacetime continuum', which is often another way of stating the 'universe at large'.

This is, of course, the science-fiction way of looking at things. Generally speaking it's a lot more complicated than that, but whenever one mentions the 'space-time continuum', they are generally referring to the Universe in general.
Additionally, early Doctor Who material was far less technical that it has since become, often using technobabble and inaccurate descriptions under the pretense that most viewers wouldn't understand anyway. For example, in An Unearthly Child, Susan Foreman states that in addition to the three dimensions used in a math problem, you must also use a fourth, time, and a fifth, which she says is space. However, space is made up of the first three dimensions, meaning that her description of the problem was totally wrong.

Space, while vast and mysterious, also acts as a battleground for many races, both lesser and greater. The Time Wars have been fought both across time and across space, with vast armadas from both sides traversing space using various means.

General, broadly-accepted divisions of space help to keep the whole mess under some sort of organization, the widest category being galactic superclusters, the smallest being planetary or solar systems. The Time Lords referred to the galaxy that contained Earth as Mutter's Spiral, though the locals refer to it as the Milky Way. Space-farers tend to refer to whole solar systems by the name of their single inhabited planet, its star or their most populous planet.

While only the greater races of the Universe truly understand all of the wonders, perils, and methods of space, it continues to be a staging-ground for the rest of lifekind.

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Memory-beta

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Space (also known as outer space) is the near-emptiness of the universe that exists outside the atmospheres of planets and other celestial bodies.

Space is effectively a vacuum and for most lifeforms was deadly. Some lifeforms did live in open space while others could survive for short periods when exposed to it; Changelings could survive a short time in space, in 2370 when a Horta tunnelled out through Deep Space 9's hull the Changeling Odo formed himself into a plug, leaving him exposed to space for a short while but saving other occupants of the room. The Horta was fully exposed to space and when beamed back aboard the station was thought dead, however it was eventually found that it too could survive some exposure to space but had fallen into a coma, which it later recovered from with no lasting effect. (DS9 novel: Devil in the Sky)

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Muppet

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GTA

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From Grand Theft Wiki

"Blista" also refers to a compact city car in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars which resembles the Blista Compact hatchback. The GTA Chinatown Wars Blista is covered under the Blista Compact article.
A Blista in GTA III (Rear quarter view).

The Blista is a modern minivan in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In both games, the vehicle is found on Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale.

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Description

Design

The Blista resembles a third generation Dodge Caravan in appearance, depicted as a modern minivan in contrast to the older, less appealing Moonbeam. Despite the Blista's minivan design, it can only accommodate three passengers and one driver, the same as any four-door vehicle. Its name, rather unpleasantly, sounds like a portmanteau of the words "blister" and possibly "Honda" (probably referring to the Honda Odyssey, even though it has a closer resemblance to the Dodge Caravan).

During development of GTA III, the Blista was originally known as the "Space".

Performance

The Blista is considerably faster and more agile than its size and appearance would suggest. It is driven by a powerful engine, possibly a six-cylinder, channeled to the front wheels. This leads to a degree of understeer at higher speeds, but less than one would expect for a vehicle of its size. Remarkably, its handling statistics are very similar to the Kuruma and Taxi, two small, agile compact sedans.

Locations

GTA III

GTA Liberty City Stories

  • Liberty City Memorial Stadium Parking Area in Belleville Park, Staunton Island, Liberty City
  • Apartment parking area in Wichita Gardens, Shoreside Vale, Liberty City
  • Spawns frequently in Newport, Rockford, Fort Staunton and Cedar Grove

Trivia

  • The Blista does not spawn on Portland Island, except through Firefighter or Vigilante missions.
  • Due to what may be a coding error, the Blista cannot be picked up by the crusher in GTA III; the game responds with “Crane cannot lift this vehicle.”, despite the crane having no trouble lifting a Coach into the crusher. In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Blista is able to be crushed, although the crane cannot pick up larger vehicles.

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ST Expanded

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existence of the expanded universe
dimension - history - space - time - time-space continuum - universe
alternate reality
alternate dimension - alternate timeline - parallel universe - pocket universe - quantum reality - subspace and hyperspace

Space is the plane of existence comprising the known universe.

If a starship reaches warp 10 on the 24th century warp factor scale, it exists at every point in the spacetime continuum at once. (VOY: "Threshold")

The Krenim temporal weapon ship used by Annorax worked by pushing targets outside of the spacetime continuum, thus "deleting" them from history. (VOY: "Year of Hell")

Disruption of the spacetime continuum can have serious repercussions. Such phenomena have been encountered by numerous starships throughout the galaxy.

In Star Trek: Arcadia, the term "timespace continuum" also developed and became used interchangeably, while denoting slightly different connotations. (Star Trek: Arcadia)

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Starwars

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A view from realspace, of an unspecified galaxy or nebula

Realspace referred to the universe as viewed from an observer traveling slower than the speed of light. Filled almost entirely with vacuum, but containing stars, planets, and other astronomical bodies, it was the dimension within which Humans and nearly all other inhabitants of the galaxy lived. Other distinct dimensions were: hyperspace, through which starships could travel faster than light and otherspace, the home dimension of the Charon species. Realspace was usually referred to simply as space by those living within it. Travelling in particularly isolated areas of space known as deep space for extended periods of time led to the condition known as deepsick which caused mental and emotional breakdown.

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SWG Wiki

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From SWG Wiki

Space was introduced in Star Wars Galaxies in the Jump to Lightspeed expansion. Characters can use player controlled ships to explore, navigate, engage in combat and space mining.

Space sectors

Planetary sectors
System Celestial body
Corellian system Corellia and Talus
Dantooine system Dantooine
Dathomir system Dathomir
Endor system Endor
Karthakk system Lok
Kashyyyk system Kashyyyk
Naboo system Naboo and Rori
Tatoo system Tatooine
Yavin system Yavin IV

Special sectors

External links

Star Wars Galaxies: Space Tour


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Transformers

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Megatron races Override, Scattorshot and Bud undergo reentry, and Starscream and Thundercracker take on four Autobots by themselves.

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"Space Dude Numero Uno"? Was Dash Jordon not good enough for him?

In the Autobots' base on Earth, Bud direly wants to travel into space. He manages to talk Jolt into thinking it's a good idea, and Jolt in turn convinces Scattorshot to take Bud into orbit on their "big, invisible space bridge", which is in fact a big, invisible bridge.

In the British Isles, Optimus Prime, Vector Prime, and a few other Autobots are checking out a set of standing stones for clues to the location of the Omega Lock. This appears to involve having Landmine dig a big hole in the ground.

Back at the base, Jetfire is wondering where Scattorshot is, and Coby and Lori are wondering where Bud is.

On the space bridge over Earth, Bud is having the time of his life. Scattorshot, however, spots Starscream and Thundercracker approaching the British Isles. The two Decepticons attack Vector Prime, but a stray missile flies into space and knocks Scattorshot and Bud off the bridge.

'Scream and 'Cracker concentrate their fire on Vector Prime. Optimus invokes his Massive Attack Mode, Starscream transforms and summons his cyber key, then Optimus summons his cyber key, giving us a solid minute of stock footage. We then immediately cut to Landmine and Overhaul on the ground, who can only see the battle as fuzzy explosions in the distance. They call Jetfire for backup.

Back at base, Lori and Coby finally get Jolt to tell them where Bud is. He does, and predictably, they flip out. Coby triangulates Scattorshot's position and finds that they're drifting helplessly. They call Jetfire to go and save them. Jolt and Coby also take off to help.

Just as Jetfire is about to rescue Scattorshot and Bud, a random satellite knocks them apart and sends Scattorshot and Bud into the atmosphere. Their force-field begins to heat up, and Bud has minutes to live.

The battle in the British Isles is largely stalemated until Overhaul summons his cyber key and blasts Thundercracker. Starscream orders a retreat.

Jolt, Jetfire, Optimus, and Vector Prime all try to reach Scattorshot's force-field bubble before Bud dies, but it's falling too fast. Suddenly, in a burst of white light, Scattorshot and Bud vanish, then rematerialize inside the base. Jolt reveals that Vector Prime has taught him how to open dimension gates, which can be used to teleport people to safety.

Meanwhile, on Velocitron...

Hot Shot and Red Alert are searching for the Cyber Planet Key. Hot Shot desperately wants to try out the raceways that cover the planet's surface by challenging one of the locals, but Red Alert reminds him that Optimus ordered them not to talk to the Velocitronians, much less race.

Elsewhere on the planet, Override is casually racing a few generics, when she suddenly sees Megatron standing solidly in the road ahead of her. She bears down on him, then transforms to robot mode and skids by him on her feet, just missing him. He asks her, as planetary leader, to tell him where to find the Cyber Planet Key. She says she'll tell him...if he can beat her in a race. He accepts.

The race is extremely close, but Override wins by inches. Megatron apparently takes this calmly, but inside is seething that she must have cheated. As he walks away, she tells him that, in fact, she never heard of this planet key thing, she just wanted to race.

Later, Megatron tells his witless minions, Crumplezone and Ransack, about his fruitless race with Override. Crumplezone suggests Brakedown as a source of info, and Megatron instructs them to shake the old geezer down.

Elsewhere, Hot Shot and Red Alert watch from a distance as Dirt Boss summons his cyber key (switching himself to highway mode). Hot Shot points out that finding the key without talking to any of the locals will be royally difficult. Red Alert tells him to think of it as a challenge.

They then spot Crumplezone and Ransack mugging Brakedown and Clocker. The thugs apparently decide to skip this whole "asking about the planet key" thing and are instead about to slag Brakedown, when Hot Shot leaps to the rescue, knocking the miscreants away. Red Alert flips out.

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Written by:  ???
Original airdate: October 2005???

Featured Characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Autobots Decepticons Humans

Quotes

Bud: Aw, what a drag!
Jolt: Is something wrong, Master Bud?
Bud: I'm not a master, I told you that!
Jolt: Right, sorry. Bud. Dude.


"No way. That's a big negatory; negative; no; forget it."

Scattorshot crushing Bud's dream of going into space...before he gives in.


"How come everyone thinks I'm going to mess up, just 'cause I like to drive fast? I'd never break Optimus's orders!"

Hot Shot, who breaks Optimus's orders before the sun sets.


Override: One more second, and I'd have knocked you down like a bowling pin!
Megatron: Hmph. Keep dreaming.


Bud: Nice view! You know, there was a scene like this in Mutants From Beyond.
Scattorshot: That's a movie, this is real life!
Bud: Yeah, what's your point?


Crumplezone: You raced against Override? Wow, did you win?
Megatron: Never mind! She doesn't know anything about the Cyber Planet Key, so it doesn't matter!
Ransack: In other words, you lost.

—Ransack is either very brave or very stupid.


Coby & Lori: He's in space?!
Lori: What do you mean?
Jolt: He wanted to see space, and he seemed upset when I said no, so I finally said yes, and I talked Scattorshot into it...?
Lori: So he got to go and we didn't?!
Coby: That's not the point.


"This is all my fault! I'm a worthless excuse for a Mini-Con!"

Jolt's not entirely wrong.

Notes

Pain count

  • "Cyber key power!": Eight, plus one "Massive Attack Mode!"

Animation and/or technical glitches

  • In the opening scene, the tentacles Jolt is using to run the computer disappear between shots. As does the computer. (The chunk of metal he appears to be standing in front of in later shots is actually some distance away.)
  • At one point, Starscream speaks with Vector Prime's voice.

Continuity errors

  • The space bridge's relationship to Earth geography is fluid; the lower terminus is in the American Rockies, but in one scene, Scattorshot is clearly passing east-to-west over Mexico, while later he's close enough to the British Isles to get hit by a stray missile. Later yet, he's over Florida.
  • When Thundercracker begins his attack on the Autobots, he says that he's taking "both" of them out. Apparently, he's completely ignoring Landmine and Overhaul in his headcount.

Trivia

  • While the CGI animation in Cybertron is often criticized for not giving the Transformer characters much facial expression, Megatron's disdainful look as he plays chicken with Override is actually well done.
  • On Velocitron, Brakedown, Crumplezone, Dirt Boss, and Ransack all summon cyber keys at various points in the episode, so it's clearly a widely-known ability there. However, Override, during her (very close) race with Megatron, does not, even after he does. She still wins.
  • Three episodes ago, there was one Cyber Key invocation. Two episodes ago, there were two. Last episode, there were four. This episode, there were eight. Thank Primus this progression didn't continue.

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