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Old November 9 2010, 03:18 PM   #70
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Re: Castle: Season 3 (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) - Discussion & Spoi

^I've seen the trope deconstructed now and then, but not often enough. Futurama made a joke about it in one episode. FlashForward did a pretty good job of rationalizing it: They were able to enhance a blurry image, but only by sending it to the top specialists, who spent weeks extracting data from multiple video frames and combining them into a composite, and even then, the final result wasn't very clear.

As always, TV Tropes is a motherlode of examples, both of the trope and its occasional deconstructions:
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