History Film / Armageddon

23rd Mar '18 8:11:21 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* JerkWithAHeartofGold: Col. Sharp.

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* WorkingClassHero: All life on Earth is in danger of being wiped out by a gigantic asteroid, and it's up to a group of roughnecks to save the day.
28th Feb '18 2:38:56 PM JediGoalie30
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* DareToBeBadass: TheTeam has arrived at NASA, and are cracking jokes with Harry. JumpCut to the conference room where they have just been given the bad news and most of them didnít take it too well.
-->'''Harry Stamper:''' None of you has to go. We can all just sit here on Earth, and wait for this big rock to crash into it, killing everything and everyone we know. The United States government just asked us to save the world. Anyone gonna say no?
3rd Feb '18 12:14:29 PM tropeminer
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Ridiculous as it may seems, NASA's actual protocol when someone "loses it" in space is to tie them down on a chair with duct tape.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Ridiculous as it may seems, seem, one of NASA's actual protocol real life [[https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nasa-has-plan-if-astronauts-lose-it/ protocols]] when someone "loses it" in space is to tie them down on a chair with duct tape.
28th Jan '18 7:56:46 PM Skylite
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Although they have some of the best scientific minds in the country at NASA, [[ThisAintRocketSurgery they simply aren't as attuned to the job as the best oil drillers]]. So NASA makes some calls and sends for the best -- [[FullNameBasis Harry Stamper]], lifelong oil rig operator considered the best deep sea driller in the world. Harry brings his daughter Grace with him, because he disapproves of her romance with rebellious hotshot AJ, whom Harry fired for having "hunches" that repeatedly damage Harry's equipment (and potentially his reputation). On hearing what's at stake, Harry agrees to head into space to lead the drilling project but only on one condition, he brings in his own team. NASA now has to gather a group of blue collar, lawbreaking roughnecks and get them ''trained in two weeks'' to go up to drill the meteor and break it into two pieces that will miss the Earth, or everyone dies.

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Although they have some of the best scientific minds in the country at NASA, [[ThisAintRocketSurgery they simply aren't as attuned to the job as the best oil drillers]]. So NASA makes some calls and sends for the best -- [[FullNameBasis Harry Stamper]], lifelong oil rig operator considered the best deep sea driller in the world. Harry brings his daughter Grace with him, because he disapproves of her romance with rebellious hotshot AJ, whom Harry fired for having "hunches" that repeatedly damage Harry's equipment (and potentially his reputation).reputation) and could get people killed. On hearing what's at stake, Harry agrees to head into space to lead the drilling project but only on one condition, he brings in his own team. NASA now has to gather a group of blue collar, lawbreaking roughnecks and get them ''trained in two weeks'' to go up to drill the meteor and break it into two pieces that will miss the Earth, or everyone dies.
18th Jan '18 4:06:52 PM DragonQuestZ
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Also, this movie is part of Creator/TheCriterionCollection. [[OddballInTheSeries No, really.]]

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Also, this movie is part of Creator/TheCriterionCollection. [[OddballInTheSeries No, really.]] \n
11th Nov '17 11:21:49 AM lorgskyegon
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** While it won neither, it has the odd distinction of being nominated for both an Oscar and a Razzie.
8th Nov '17 10:30:09 PM NoxSky12599
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** The six-part Discovery Channel documentary ''Miracle Planet'' features a nightmare-inducing and brutally realistic CGI depiction of a 300-mile-wide asteroid hitting the modern-day Earth (that's about 40% the width and around a ''fifteenth'' the volume of the Texas-sized monster in ''Armageddon''). The asteroid is shown plowing through the planet's crust as though it's tissue paper and plunging into the underlying mantle. This creates a "tsunami" in the molten/semi-liquid mantle that literally peels off a sizable chunk of the Earth's surface. Said ripped-off crust gets flung up into space and rains back down in city-block-sized chunks. Vaporized rock from the asteroid and crust superheats the Earth, until the oceans completely boil away, and what's left of the Earth's crust begins to melt. The only life that could possibly survive such an event would be those bacteria that live deep in the Earth's crust. Emphasis on ''possibly''.

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** The six-part Discovery Channel documentary ''Miracle Planet'' features a nightmare-inducing and brutally realistic CGI depiction of a 300-mile-wide asteroid hitting the modern-day Earth (that's about 40% the width and around a ''fifteenth'' ''7%'' the volume of the Texas-sized monster in ''Armageddon''). The asteroid is shown plowing through the planet's crust as though it's tissue paper and plunging into the underlying mantle. This creates a "tsunami" in the molten/semi-liquid mantle that literally peels off a sizable chunk of the Earth's surface. Said ripped-off crust gets flung up into space and rains back down in city-block-sized chunks. Vaporized rock from the asteroid and crust superheats the Earth, until the oceans completely boil away, and what's left of the Earth's crust begins to melt. The only life that could possibly survive such an event would be those bacteria that live deep in the Earth's crust. Emphasis on ''possibly''.
8th Nov '17 10:25:59 PM NoxSky12599
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** The six-part Discovery Channel documentary ''Miracle Planet'' features a nightmare-inducing and brutally realistic CGI depiction of a 300-mile-wide asteroid hitting the modern-day Earth (that's less than half the width and around a ''tenth'' the volume of the Texas-sized monster in ''Armageddon''). The asteroid is shown plowing through the planet's crust as though it's tissue paper and plunging into the underlying mantle. This creates a "tsunami" in the molten/semi-liquid mantle that literally peels off a sizable chunk of the Earth's surface. Said ripped-off crust gets flung up into space and rains back down in city-block-sized chunks. Vaporized rock from the asteroid and crust superheats the Earth, until the oceans completely boil away, and what's left of the Earth's crust begins to melt. The only life that could possibly survive such an event would be those bacteria that live deep in the Earth's crust. Emphasis on ''possibly''.

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** The six-part Discovery Channel documentary ''Miracle Planet'' features a nightmare-inducing and brutally realistic CGI depiction of a 300-mile-wide asteroid hitting the modern-day Earth (that's less than half about 40% the width and around a ''tenth'' ''fifteenth'' the volume of the Texas-sized monster in ''Armageddon''). The asteroid is shown plowing through the planet's crust as though it's tissue paper and plunging into the underlying mantle. This creates a "tsunami" in the molten/semi-liquid mantle that literally peels off a sizable chunk of the Earth's surface. Said ripped-off crust gets flung up into space and rains back down in city-block-sized chunks. Vaporized rock from the asteroid and crust superheats the Earth, until the oceans completely boil away, and what's left of the Earth's crust begins to melt. The only life that could possibly survive such an event would be those bacteria that live deep in the Earth's crust. Emphasis on ''possibly''.
8th Nov '17 10:22:06 PM NoxSky12599
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The size of Texas? Know what else is the size of Texas? [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceres_(dwarf_planet) Ceres]], a dwarf planet discovered ''back in 1801'' that can be seen easily with binoculars. The astronomers in this movie claim the asteroid was not detected because only fifteen telescopes on Earth could do so, but in truth, you'd be able to see an asteroid ''that'' big with the naked eye ''two months'' prior to any threat of impact. NASA can - and has - seen and identified ''far'' smaller ones.

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The size of Texas? Know what else is about the size of Texas? [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceres_(dwarf_planet) Ceres]], a dwarf planet discovered ''back in 1801'' that can be seen easily with binoculars. The astronomers in this movie claim the asteroid was not detected because only fifteen telescopes on Earth could do so, but in truth, you'd be able to see an asteroid ''that'' big with the naked eye ''two months'' prior to any threat of impact. NASA can - and has - seen and identified ''far'' smaller ones.ones.
** For the record, Ceres is the largest known "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_planet minor planet]]" within the orbit of Neptune, a classification that includes dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and other small natural objects that orbit the Sun. As of 2017, the orbits of '''''745,411''''' minor planets have been recorded and cataloged.
8th Nov '17 8:45:34 AM NoxSky12599
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The size of Texas? Know what else is the size of Texas? Ceres, a dwarf planet discovered ''back in 1801'' that can be seen easily with binoculars. The astronomers in this movie claim the asteroid was not detected because only fifteen telescopes on Earth could do so, but in truth, you'd be able to see an asteroid ''that'' big with the naked eye ''two months'' prior to any threat of impact. NASA can - and has - seen and identified ''far'' smaller ones.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The size of Texas? Know what else is the size of Texas? Ceres, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceres_(dwarf_planet) Ceres]], a dwarf planet discovered ''back in 1801'' that can be seen easily with binoculars. The astronomers in this movie claim the asteroid was not detected because only fifteen telescopes on Earth could do so, but in truth, you'd be able to see an asteroid ''that'' big with the naked eye ''two months'' prior to any threat of impact. NASA can - and has - seen and identified ''far'' smaller ones.
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