Talk:Danger, Will Robinson

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Value of leaving it on WP[edit]

If this was a 'pure' quote then I would agree with the faction that wants to remove the article from WP and solely leave it to WikiQuote, but there is also the wider use of the phrase in general geek culture totally separated from the original usage in the tv series. As such (to me, noted) it seems quite reasonable to leave it as an entry on WP and have the link to WQ. As an aside, there are many articles on WP which might be better located on one of the newer wikis but I believe each case needs to be reviewed on its own merits. In this case having it on WikiPedia makes sense! --Vamp:Willow 11:14, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Its more than "geek culture", the phrase pops up all over the place. Just last week a nurse was telling me how she uses the phrase when a doctor becomes overly condescending. I've used the phrase in a comedic fashion dozens of times, none of them online or relating to tech issues. Its a valid encyclopedic concept. Sam Spade 13:28, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

episode origin[edit]

does anyone know which episode of lost in space the phrase danger will robinson first appeared? I am working on a project and need to know. please post the answer here.

Established as a catch-phrase as far back as 2001![edit]

Apparently, phrases that start out as quotes sometimes enter the lexicon, as the newly added reference links tend to illustrate. The LIS movie helped propel this, no doubt. ---ecs (watched LIS in the 60s)
Schweiwikist 04:27, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Slashdot has used "danger will robinson" on a page as far back as I can remember. If I remember correctly it appears when you type in the wrong password (I only have to log in once a year so I don't recall). Seminumerical 03:17, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I think it's also used on their 404 pages, although I haven't been there in a while. This does show the geek culture part of it, though. 71.113.25.221 02:03, 30 November 2006 (UTC) (aka stalefries)

Not really "recent"[edit]

I'm removing the word "recently" from the article, since the phrase has 580 Google Groups hits over a dozen years old: [1] -- AnonMoos 17:32, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

You kids don't know anything, do you? This phrase has been around for decades. For example, John Cusack said it in one of his earlier movies. — Loadmaster 17:55, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

"1791 Diamonds Ltd"?[edit]

A google search for "1791.Diamonds.Ltd tv" finds no evidence that the "NZ reality TV programme based around the 1791 Diamonds Ltd, online jeweller" (mentioned in the examples section) exists. Smells spammy. 92.195.200.13 (talk) 19:34, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Cut the cruft[edit]

well, i just browse and edit what catches my eye for which i have some comprehension. the phrase is in common use, so i trimmed it to the most culturally significant, imho. i suppose ill have to provide references. what a drag. oh right thats the whole point. dammit jim, im a doctor not a wikipedia editor. Mercurywoodrose (talk) 05:55, 23 March 2009 (UTC)