History Film / FantasticVoyage

24th Aug '17 12:37:54 PM Snarf
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* AllForNothing: The team [[spoiler: saves Benes, but Benes suffers from amnesia and does not remember how achieve unlimited miniaturization]].


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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Benes apparently did not keep any notes of his process. Justified in that he probably destroyed any notes he took to keep The Other Side from getting hold of them before he defected.
9th Aug '17 7:14:47 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BittersweetEnding: The original, scripted ending, which wasn't filmed. [[spoiler: The good guys succeed in their mission and the saboteur dies. However, due to the brain damage, the revived scientist has forgotten his miniaturisation method, meaning the mission was all for naught.]]
** If you call [[spoiler:saving someone's life]] and [[spoiler:uncovering an enemy spy]] "naught".
9th Aug '17 7:13:47 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* RaceAgainstTheClock: After miniaturization, the team has 60 minutes to complete their mission before they start to de-miniaturize.



* YouHave48Hours: After miniaturization, the team has 60 minutes to complete their mission before they start to de-miniaturize.
24th Mar '17 11:27:42 AM pvsage
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* YouHave48Hours: After miniaturization, the team has 60 minutes to complete their mission before they start to de-miniaturize.
24th Mar '17 11:23:21 AM pvsage
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* FutureSpandex : Under the neat white jumpsuits. Justified, both for the Fanservice, and because they're diving suits.
** FridgeBrilliance: The spandex helps prevent dust and fibers from coming off their bodies when they swim in the bloodstream, which could be a problem when they re-enlarge.

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* FutureSpandex : Under the neat white jumpsuits. Justified, both for the Fanservice, and because they're neoprene diving suits.
** FridgeBrilliance: The spandex neoprene helps prevent dust and fibers from coming off their bodies when they swim in the bloodstream, which could be a problem when they re-enlarge.
13th Oct '16 6:34:52 PM SteveMB
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* AdaptationExpansion: The novel, big time. Besides correcting countless scientific errors, Asimov added several elements to the book that were absent in the movie. Here, Grant is a bit of a detective, essentially figuring out who TheMole is before he reveals himself. [[spoiler: Michaels]] is less of a traitor, and more of an obsessed pacifist -- he believes (not entirely unreasonably) that both sides are currently in balance with regard to miniaturization (*cough* mutually assured destruction *cough*), and ''either'' side having the advantage of unlimited shrinking could pressure the other side into shooting first before the new development can be used against them. Asimov also added some scenes between Grant and Benes, as well as a minor subplot about infighting between the military and scientific factions within the CMDF.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The novel, big time. Besides correcting countless scientific errors, Asimov added several elements to the book that were absent in the movie. Here, Grant is a bit of a detective, essentially figuring out who TheMole is before he reveals himself.himself, via clues [[FairPlayWhodunit available to an attentive reader]]. [[spoiler: Michaels]] is less of a traitor, and more of an obsessed pacifist -- he believes (not entirely unreasonably) that both sides are currently in balance with regard to miniaturization (*cough* mutually assured destruction *cough*), and ''either'' side having the advantage of unlimited shrinking could pressure the other side into shooting first before the new development can be used against them. Asimov also added some scenes between Grant and Benes, as well as a minor subplot about infighting between the military and scientific factions within the CMDF.
21st Jul '16 9:31:54 PM PaulA
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* SquareCubeLaw: Why IsaacAsimov was initially reluctant to write the novelisation - he thought that being miniaturised was impossible because of this. Nevertheless, he decided it would make for some good writing and came up with a novelisation that is almost [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness as hard as science fiction can be]], ignoring the physical impossibility of miniaturisation.

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* SquareCubeLaw: Why IsaacAsimov Isaac Asimov was initially reluctant to write the novelisation - -- he thought that being miniaturised was impossible because of this. Nevertheless, he decided it would make for some good writing and came up with a novelisation that is almost [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness as hard as science fiction can be]], ignoring the physical impossibility of miniaturisation.
21st Jan '16 11:49:59 PM spirasen
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1966 Science Fiction Film (starring Creator/RaquelWelch and Creator/DonaldPleasence) about a shrinking machine used to send a minisubmarine and its crew inside the body of a defecting scientist. During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, both the United States and "[[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection The Other Side]]" have discovered the shrinking technology, with a time limit that turned it into a curiosity. But the scientist Jan Benes had discovered how to overcome the limit, and enemy agents will stop at nothing to prevent the secret from escaping from behind the Iron Curtain. Benes, wounded in an attack, is comatose and dying from a externally inoperable bloodclot, so the U.S. miniaturization taskforce organizes an expedition to be shrunken to remove the clot from the inside, operating on it at the cellular level.

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1966 Science Fiction Film (starring Creator/RaquelWelch Raquel Welch and Creator/DonaldPleasence) about a shrinking machine used to send a minisubmarine mini submarine and its crew inside the body of a defecting scientist. During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, both the United States and "[[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection The Other Side]]" have discovered the shrinking technology, with a time limit that turned it into a curiosity. But the scientist Jan Benes had discovered how to overcome the limit, and enemy agents will stop at nothing to prevent the secret from escaping from behind the Iron Curtain. Benes, wounded in an attack, is comatose and dying from a externally inoperable bloodclot, so the U.S. miniaturization taskforce organizes an expedition to be shrunken to remove the clot from the inside, operating on it at the cellular level.
28th Dec '15 8:26:52 AM Pren
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* AmbiguousSituation: As the novelization explicitly states, it's unclear how many of the problems the team encountered were sabotage or genuine accidents.
29th Oct '15 12:15:05 PM nightkiller
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** There is actually an anecdote that he told the film's producers just how scientifically inaccurate it was, to which he was told [[MST3KMantra that it was just a movie]] and to just get on and write the book (though in some accounts, he was told rather less politely than recorded here).

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** There is actually an anecdote that he Asimov told the film's producers just how scientifically inaccurate it was, to which he was told [[MST3KMantra that it was just a movie]] and to just get on and write the book (though in some accounts, he was told rather less politely than recorded here).
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