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In season 2 episode 5 of Helix one of the characters says "We're so far past panic, it would take the light from panic a hundred years to reach us." I know this a reference to something I just can't remember what. I seem to remember someone in a book or movie saying something like "we're so far apart it would take light a thousand years to travel between us" in reference to a disagreement. Does anybody know what I could be thinking of?

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    I'm unsure if this is a reference to another sci-fi series but I see multiple instances of this wording being used as far back as 2004; – Valorum Feb 14 '15 at 17:50
  • youtube.com/watch?v=Pgp33-EVqXk – Valorum Feb 14 '15 at 17:59
  • Thanks, so the phrasing is more common than I had imagined and therefor its probably not a reference to anything. – Kevin Feb 14 '15 at 19:43
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It just came to me. It was an episode of the tv show Hannibal I was thinking of. Specifically season 2 episode 1 "Kaiseki" in which Will Graham says to Hannibal

You're not my friend. The, light from friendship won't reach us for a million years. That's how far away from friendship we are.

I think the phrasing resonated with me because I'm such a fan of space-based scifi. But now I don't think its a reference just a common metaphor like Richard said.

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