History Film / DestinationMoon

21st Jul '16 1:13:30 PM FuzzyBoots
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''Radio/DimensionX'' did a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7ymbR0zvPc radio adaptation]] of it.
7th May '16 11:38:51 PM JackG
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* TechnologyPorn: The movie goes into detail on the construction of the rocket and spacesuits. There's also a ZeeRust verions when that wonder of modern technology, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Differential_analyser differential analyser]], is shown. Apparently an infallible MasterComputer, as when it works out the Luna is too heavy to get home...

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* TechnologyPorn: The movie goes into detail on the construction of the rocket and spacesuits. There's also a ZeeRust verions when version involving that wonder of modern technology, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Differential_analyser differential analyser]], is shown.analyser]]. Apparently an infallible MasterComputer, as when it works out the Luna is too heavy to get home...
7th May '16 11:36:31 PM JackG
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* NoOSHACompliance: Check out that ladder on the ''Luna''. When was the last time you climbed a ladder that was eight stories tall (while wearing a spacesuit)? It also leads right past the radioactive exhaust vent for the atomic engine.

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* NoOSHACompliance: Check out that ladder on the ''Luna''. When was the last time you climbed a ladder that was eight stories tall (while wearing a spacesuit)? It also leads right past the radioactive exhaust vent for the atomic engine. See also BoringReturnJourney.
7th May '16 10:57:18 PM JackG
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* BoringReturnJourney: The movie ends on the Luna launching from the lunar surface. Although it might not have been that boring in practice -- thanks to the reaction mass they ditched, they'd be moving at quite a clip! And according to Woody's exposition, the Luna is supposed to hit the atmosphere nose-first, which means the acceleration couches will be facing the wrong direction, [[NoSeatBelts with only a single chest and knee strap]] to hold them in.

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* BoringReturnJourney: The movie ends on the Luna launching from the lunar surface. Although it might not have been that boring in practice -- thanks to the reaction mass they ditched, they'd be moving at quite a clip! And according to Woody's exposition, the Luna is supposed to hit the atmosphere nose-first, which means the acceleration couches will be facing the wrong direction, [[NoSeatBelts with only a single chest and knee strap]] to hold them in. They then return to the ground via parachutes, an iffy proposition for a 150-foot high rocket that has to land on its fins!
7th May '16 10:54:45 PM JackG
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* BoringReturnJourney: The movie ends on the Luna launching from the lunar surface. Although it might not have been that boring in practice -- thanks to the reaction mass they ditched, they'd be moving at quite a clip! And according to Woody's exposition, the Luna is supposed to hit the atmosphere nose-first, which means the acceleration couches [[NoSeatBelts will be facing the wrong direction]].

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* BoringReturnJourney: The movie ends on the Luna launching from the lunar surface. Although it might not have been that boring in practice -- thanks to the reaction mass they ditched, they'd be moving at quite a clip! clip! And according to Woody's exposition, the Luna is supposed to hit the atmosphere nose-first, which means the acceleration couches [[NoSeatBelts will be facing the wrong direction]].direction, [[NoSeatBelts with only a single chest and knee strap]] to hold them in.
7th May '16 10:53:11 PM JackG
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* BoringReturnJourney: The movie ends on the Luna launching from the lunar surface.

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* BoringReturnJourney: The movie ends on the Luna launching from the lunar surface. Although it might not have been that boring in practice -- thanks to the reaction mass they ditched, they'd be moving at quite a clip! And according to Woody's exposition, the Luna is supposed to hit the atmosphere nose-first, which means the acceleration couches [[NoSeatBelts will be facing the wrong direction]].
7th May '16 10:16:32 PM JackG
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* AudienceSurrogate: Sweeney.

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* AudienceSurrogate: Joe Sweeney.



* {{Exposition}}: By WoodyWoodpecker, no less. Joe Sweeney also serves as a Mr Average the scientists have to explain things to.

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* {{Exposition}}: By WoodyWoodpecker, no less. Joe Sweeney also serves as a Mr an Average Joe the scientists have to explain things to.
7th May '16 10:09:11 PM JackG
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* LatexSpacesuit: Averted. The 'Michelin Man' look is a [[TechnologyMarchesOn carry-over from the long obsolete 1943 Goodrich pressure suit]]. The producers wanted to have a pneumatic suit that would both look realistic and cool the actors, but the wire work needed for the low gravity scenes made that impossible. To HandWave the issue in scenes where the actors change into the suits, this was justified by making it a two-piece version like a car tire -- the outside padding takes the wear and tear, while the pressure suit is inside.

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* LatexSpacesuit: Averted. The Averted; the 'Michelin Man' look is a [[TechnologyMarchesOn carry-over from the long obsolete 1943 Goodrich pressure suit]]. The producers wanted to have a pneumatic suit that would both look realistic and cool the actors, but the wire work needed for the low gravity scenes made that impossible. To HandWave the issue in scenes where the actors change into the suits, this was justified by making it a two-piece version like a car tire -- the outside padding takes the wear and tear, while the pressure suit is inside.
7th May '16 10:08:38 PM JackG
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* LatexSpacesuits: Averted. The 'Michelin Man' look is a [[TechnologyMarchesOn carry-over from the long obsolete 1943 Goodrich pressure suit]]. The producers wanted to have a pneumatic suit that would both look realistic and cool the actors, but the wire work needed for the low gravity scenes made that impossible. To HandWave the issue in scenes where the actors change into the suits, this was justified by making it a two-piece version like a car tire -- the outside padding takes the wear and tear, while the pressure suit is inside.

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* LatexSpacesuits: LatexSpacesuit: Averted. The 'Michelin Man' look is a [[TechnologyMarchesOn carry-over from the long obsolete 1943 Goodrich pressure suit]]. The producers wanted to have a pneumatic suit that would both look realistic and cool the actors, but the wire work needed for the low gravity scenes made that impossible. To HandWave the issue in scenes where the actors change into the suits, this was justified by making it a two-piece version like a car tire -- the outside padding takes the wear and tear, while the pressure suit is inside.
7th May '16 10:06:56 PM JackG
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* HandWave: Padded spacesuits had to be used for the wire work (see SpaceClothes) so this was justified by making it a two-piece version like a car tire -- the outside padding takes the wear and tear, while the pressure suit is inside.



* LatexSpacesuits: Averted. The 'Michelin Man' look is a [[TechnologyMarchesOn carry-over from the long obsolete 1943 Goodrich pressure suit]]. The producers wanted to have a pneumatic suit that would both look realistic and cool the actors, but the wire work needed for the low gravity scenes made that impossible. To HandWave the issue in scenes where the actors change into the suits, this was justified by making it a two-piece version like a car tire -- the outside padding takes the wear and tear, while the pressure suit is inside.



* SpaceClothes: Each spacesuit is a different color so the audience can tell who's who. The suits were [[PropRecycling recycled for later (and cheaper) sci-fi]] including ''Flight to Mars'' (1951), the TV series ''Series/{{Space Patrol|US}}'', and the spoof ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon''. The padded 'Michelin Man' look is a [[TechnologyMarchesOn carry-over from the long obsolete]] 1943 Goodrich pressure suit. The producers wanted to have an actual pressurized suit, but the wire work needed for the low gravity scenes made that impossible.
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