History Film / Innerspace

21st Apr '16 8:37:07 AM Kitch
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* MoneyDearBoy: {{Invoked}}: It's Scrimshaw's sole motivation in all this.


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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: It's Scrimshaw's sole motivation in all this.
21st Apr '16 8:26:46 AM Kitch
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* MoneyDearBoy: Scrimshaw's sole motivation in all this.

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* MoneyDearBoy: {{Invoked}}: It's Scrimshaw's sole motivation in all this.
21st Apr '16 8:26:15 AM Kitch
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* MoneyDearBoy: Scrimshaw's sole motivation in all this.
14th Apr '16 10:26:28 PM mlsmithca
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: At the end of the film, a newly-empowered Jack sees [[spoiler: The Cowboy disguised as Tuck and Lydia's limo driver (with Scrimshaw and Dr. Canker hidden in the trunk, but Jack doesn't know it,)]] and chases after them.

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: At the end of the film, a newly-empowered Jack sees [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:the Cowboy disguised as Tuck and Lydia's limo driver (with Scrimshaw and Dr. Canker hidden in the trunk, but Jack doesn't know it,)]] it)]] and chases after them.



* MisappliedPhlebotinum: The miniaturization process is described as "breaking an object down to its component particles to 'compile' a microscopic version of the object". The first part would be called "destructive uploading", and is actually being seriously researched both for machines and people (there are ethical concerns for people, as even if you can perfectly reconstruct the human, it's still essentially murder by perfect [[DisposingOfABody body disposal]], but it's a secret government project doing it meaning ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem). But if they can "compile" Tuck as a human the size of an amoeba while retaining his intelligence, ''then they have a computer chip that makes the NSA's best stuff as of 2012 look like an abacus.'' [[FridgeBrilliance You'd need that kind of processing power to upload stuff]], but that's civilization-changing technology. And they're using it, with NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup, on a ''rabbit'', as a precursor to fitting people with sensory-jacking surveillance equipment. ReedRichardsIsUseless.

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* MisappliedPhlebotinum: The miniaturization process is described as "breaking an object down to its component particles to 'compile' a microscopic version of the object". The first part would be called "destructive uploading", and is actually being seriously researched both for machines and people (there are ethical concerns for people, as even if you can perfectly reconstruct the human, it's still essentially murder by perfect [[DisposingOfABody body disposal]], but it's a secret government project doing it meaning ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem). But if they can "compile" Tuck as a human the size of an amoeba while retaining his intelligence, ''then they have a computer chip that makes the NSA's best stuff as of 2012 today look like an abacus.'' [[FridgeBrilliance You'd need that kind of processing power to upload stuff]], but that's civilization-changing technology. And they're using it, with NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup, on a ''rabbit'', as a precursor to fitting people with sensory-jacking surveillance equipment. ReedRichardsIsUseless.



* OhCrap: Tuck can be heard saying "Uh oh" when Jack is caught posing as The Cowboy.

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* OhCrap: Tuck can be heard saying "Uh oh" when Jack is caught posing as The the Cowboy.



** Tuck's delivery makes it [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome pretty damn sweet]] though, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic as does the score.]]



* TechnoBabble: The miniaturization process in the film is depicted as breaking up a macroscale object into its component molecules to "compile" a microscopic version of that object. The loss of so much of the objects mass is presumably the reason why Niles described the re-enlargement process as "tricky" & why two chips are used - one on the pod, one on the miniaturizer - as they can serve as a guide for exactly how to rebuild the object. So they're using a variation of [[Film/{{Tron}} Encom's scanning laser]].

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* TechnoBabble: The miniaturization process in the film is depicted as breaking up a macroscale object into its component molecules to "compile" a microscopic version of that object. The loss of so much of the objects mass is presumably the reason why Niles described the re-enlargement process as "tricky" & and why two chips are used - one on the pod, one on the miniaturizer - as they can serve as a guide for exactly how to rebuild the object. So they're using a variation of [[Film/{{Tron}} Encom's scanning laser]].
12th Apr '16 7:08:49 PM weirdfantasy
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* OhCrap: Tuck can be heard saying "Uh oh" when Jack is caught posing as the cowboy.

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* OhCrap: Tuck can be heard saying "Uh oh" when Jack is caught posing as the cowboy.The Cowboy.
12th Apr '16 7:05:20 PM weirdfantasy
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* OhCrap: Tuck can be heard saying "Uh oh" when Jack is caught posing as the cowboy.
10th Feb '16 3:36:10 AM themisterfree
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** At one point, Jack attempts to comfort himself by turning on ''Series/{{Scrabble}}''.
28th Dec '15 1:54:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco: The main setting of the movie.
28th Dec '15 1:51:58 PM Morgenthaler
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** It's implied that Dr. Canker has been close enough to the other scientists to be able to get specs for most of the hardware, but that the chips are too new, experimental, and classified for her to have copied.



* ChekhovsGun: The Spinners' song "Cupid".

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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The Spinners' song "Cupid".



** Also possibly a ShoutOut to the movie's ancestor, ''Film/FantasticVoyage'', where they did exactly that.



** Though Pete thought of using both Tuck and Jack as bait to lure the robbers.



* MadScientist: Dr. Canker. With a touch of MadDoctor.
** Also Dr. Niles. Dr. Canker is sort of his DistaffCounterpart.

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* MadScientist: MadScientist:
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Dr. Canker. With a touch of MadDoctor.
** Also Dr. Niles. Dr. Canker is sort of his DistaffCounterpart.



** Amusingly (and a little dishearteningly), when he learns the truth, he instantly becomes a nebbish again.
** Not really. He does have an OhCrap, but he still knocks the mook out - and then the NoEnding ending...



** Although the computer display uses the term "compiling" its probably more akin to the compression used on files in a computer, where much data (or mass) is discarded & only the most important information is retained. Scrimshaw does also note to Jack in the Freezer Truck that Miniaturization has much more potential than the Nuclear Arms or Space race.



* MySecretPregnancy: [[spoiler:Lydia, who keeps it from Tuck. The thing is, when he found out (in the ''weirdest'' way possible, mind you), he was crying tears of joy]].
** [[spoiler:[[CallBack Referenced again]] at the end. Tuck's first words to Lydia after being returned to normal were, "Why didn't you tell me?"]]

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* MySecretPregnancy: [[spoiler:Lydia, who keeps it from Tuck. The thing is, when he found out (in the ''weirdest'' way possible, mind you), he was crying tears of joy]].
** [[spoiler:[[CallBack
joy. Referenced again]] again at the end. end when Tuck's first words to Lydia after being returned to normal were, "Why didn't you tell me?"]]



** He's kind of weird and borders on MadScientist, though.



* ShoutOut: ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. Though why anyone would set up the miniaturization/re-enlargement process selection screen that way is anyone's guess.
** Also, ''2001: A Space Odyssey'', in the aforementioned design of the pod. And the... ''unusual'' way Tuck meets [[spoiler: his child]] for the first time.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. Though why anyone would set up the miniaturization/re-enlargement process selection screen that way is anyone's guess.
** Also, ''2001: A Space Odyssey'', in the aforementioned design of the pod. And the... ''unusual'' way Tuck meets [[spoiler: his child]] for the first time.



* TookALevelInBadass: Jack, oh so [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome amazingly]].
** So much so, that he rejects his old life at the end of the film in favor of rushing to help Tuck on his honeymoon against (presumably) "The Cowboy".
--->'''Jack:''' '''JACK PUTTER TO THE RESCUE!'''

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* TookALevelInBadass: Jack, oh so [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome amazingly]].
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amazingly. So much so, that he rejects his old life at the end of the film in favor of rushing to help Tuck on his honeymoon against (presumably) "The Cowboy".
--->'''Jack:''' -->'''Jack:''' '''JACK PUTTER TO THE RESCUE!'''



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: By the end of the movie, all of the sensors Tuck implanted on Jack's body (and Mr. Igoe's damaged pod [[spoiler:and Mr. Igoe's remains]]) are still in there. Doesn't seem to bother anyone.
** If I know anything about how the body works, Jack's body would probably get rid of the sensors. [[spoiler: And [[FridgeHorror we all know where Mr. Igoe]] [[{{Squick}} will end up]]. [[JustForPun Although he was a piece of shit anyway]].]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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By the end of the movie, all of the sensors Tuck implanted on Jack's body (and Mr. Igoe's damaged pod [[spoiler:and Mr. Igoe's remains]]) are still in there. Doesn't seem to bother anyone.
** If I know anything about how the body works, Jack's body would probably get rid of the sensors. [[spoiler: And [[FridgeHorror we all know where Mr. Igoe]] [[{{Squick}} will end up]]. [[JustForPun Although he was a piece of shit anyway]].]]
anyone.



** Judging by the look on his face at the time, he probably ''was'' feeling pretty queasy; he just managed to hold it together. Until he passed out from the centrifugal force, that is.
** This explains why a borderline-alcoholic Navy pilot was used in the experiment - he probably was ineligible for flight privileges, but still could take the high-gee spinning better than an ordinary person.
28th Dec '15 1:48:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* EyeScream: Sort of. Tuck uses an electronic transmitter implanted into the clueless Jack's optical nerve to see what's going on. The problem is, installation of said transmitter is not exactly painless to Jack...
** Jack even describes that it feels like someone shot a hot needle through his eye. Before that, his eye starts twitching like crazy because Tuck's sub lands on the nerve behind his eyeball.
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