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?
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.