History Film / Interstellar

20th Jun '17 7:08:53 PM master_son
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** When Cooper agrees to 90% honesty with Dr. Brand after asking TARS about why not 100%. Later Cooper uses the same honesty factor when he drops into the black hole after lying to Brand about the availability of resources for both of them.
19th Jun '17 6:40:10 PM master_son
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* DidntSeeThatComing: The original twelve astronauts were chosen based on their skills and their lack of any familial connections. [[spoiler:Everyone failed to consider that this meant they would have nothing to lose by falsifying the data and claiming their world was habitable when it wasn't]].

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The original twelve astronauts were chosen based on their skills and their lack of any familial connections. [[spoiler:Everyone failed to consider that this meant they would have nothing to lose by falsifying the data and claiming their world was habitable when it wasn't]].wasn't]].
** Dr. Brand was very straight-faced after Cooper exchanged "good-byes" with TARS as the latter detaches and drops into the black hole ("see you on the other side, Cooper" "See you there, slick!"). It was not until CASE announces Ranger 2 (Coop's ship) be detached that she panics and pleads her case - only to get the [[MeaningfulEcho 90%]] rule response from Cooper before he detaches despite her protest.
9th Jun '17 10:02:11 AM FordPrefect
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* SemperFi: Discussed. When TARS is introduced (via dragging Cooper and Murph into custody), he's programmed to act like a very moto and aggressive US Marine, even though, to Cooper's annoyance, the Marines were disbanded a while back.

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* SemperFi: Discussed. When TARS is introduced (via dragging Cooper and Murph into custody), he's programmed to act like a very moto [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=moto moto]] and aggressive US Marine, even though, to Cooper's annoyance, the Marines were disbanded a while back.



** Donald's (John Lithgow's) comment "I want a hotdog." Calls to mind [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9U2DA6Jf14 the conversation about hotdogs]] in ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'', in which Lithgow played one of the characters.

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** Donald's (John Lithgow's) comment "I want a hotdog." Calls hotdog" calls to mind [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9U2DA6Jf14 the conversation about hotdogs]] in ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'', in which Lithgow played one of the characters.
9th Jun '17 12:25:46 AM FordPrefect
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** The film acts as this towards ''Film/{{Inception}}''. Time passing by at bizarre speeds, a father being separated from his children in a far away location, [[spoiler:an TragicVillain who almost screws up the team's goals]], Nolan being in the Sci-Fi genre again, etc. Of course, the main difference is that the scale is much more grander than ''Film/{{Inception}}'s'' smaller focus. Even lampshaded by Nolan himself in a couple of interviews.

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** The film acts as this towards ''Film/{{Inception}}''. Time passing by at bizarre speeds, a father being separated from his children in a far away location, [[spoiler:an [[spoiler:a TragicVillain who almost screws up the team's goals]], Nolan being in the Sci-Fi genre again, etc. Of course, the main difference is that the scale is much more grander than ''Film/{{Inception}}'s'' smaller focus. Even lampshaded by Nolan himself in a couple of interviews.



* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: [[spoiler:The 5D Bulk Beings, [[TranshumanAliens whatever they are]], are not bound by linear time, as well having the power to manipulate gravity across vast, intergalactic distances. Cooper is certain they're future transhumans establishing a time loop to ensure that humanity survives]].

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* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: [[spoiler:The 5D Bulk Beings, [[TranshumanAliens whatever they are]], are not bound by linear time, as well as having the power to manipulate gravity across vast, intergalactic distances. Cooper is certain they're future transhumans establishing a time loop to ensure that humanity survives]].



* TrippyFinaleSyndrome: In the film's climax, [[spoiler: Cooper winds up in a Tesseract, a cosmic plane of existence created by the Fifth Dimensional Beings who helped create the wormhole that allowed the team to travel. While he is there, he and TARS are able to transmit the proper equation to Murph (via her bookshelf through morse code) to solve Professor Brand's gravity equation successfully propel humanity into space.]]

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* TrippyFinaleSyndrome: In the film's climax, [[spoiler: Cooper winds up in a Tesseract, a cosmic plane of existence created by the Fifth Dimensional Beings who helped create the wormhole that allowed the team to travel. While he is there, he and TARS are able to transmit the proper equation to Murph (via her bookshelf through morse code) to solve Professor Brand's gravity equation and successfully propel humanity into space.]]



* WordSaladPhilosophy: Amelia tries to convince the crew to go to Edmund's planet and presents them with the dilemma that Edmund's planet looks the most suitable for life but went silent, while Mann is the better scientist and is actively transmitting. When told to come clean about her romantic feelings for Edmund, she thinks that she can maintain her credibility by going on a poetic rant describing love as a force of nature, like destiny. Being surrounded by scientists, she's calmly removed from the discussion because of this. In the context of certain philosphies it makes a lot of sense, but the way she presents her argument in the context of physics makes it sound more like InsaneTrollLogic.

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* WordSaladPhilosophy: Amelia tries to convince the crew to go to Edmund's planet and presents them with the dilemma that Edmund's planet looks the most suitable for life but went silent, while Mann is the better scientist and is actively transmitting. When told to come clean about her romantic feelings for Edmund, she thinks that she can maintain her credibility by going on a poetic rant describing love as a force of nature, like destiny. Being surrounded by scientists, she's calmly removed from the discussion because of this. In the context of certain philosphies philosophies it makes a lot of sense, but the way she presents her argument in the context of physics makes it sound more like InsaneTrollLogic.



* YouAlreadyChangedThePast: [[spoiler: When Cooper first plunges into the black hole, the first thing he affects in Murph's past is pushing the books to the floor; he then sees himself saying goodbye to Murph, sending himself a desperate message of "stay"; he then forms the binary code message with the dust; and finally he is able to communicate more directly with Murph via the hands of the watch he gave her, though she doesn't recognize the message itself until she's well into adulthood. Finally, while he's leaving the black hole, he has a trans-dimensional handshake with Amelia. In the timeline, none of these events occur in that order.]]

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* YouAlreadyChangedThePast: [[spoiler: When Cooper first plunges into the black hole, the first thing he affects in Murph's past is pushing the books to the floor; he then sees himself saying goodbye to Murph, sending himself a desperate message of "stay"; he then forms the binary code message with the dust; and finally he is able to communicate more directly with Murph via the hands of the watch he gave her, though she doesn't recognize the message itself until she's well into adulthood. Finally, while he's leaving the black hole, he has a trans-dimensional handshake with Amelia. In the outside timeline, none of these events occur in that order.]]
8th Jun '17 11:52:50 PM FordPrefect
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** Objects spin around their centers of mass. [[spoiler: After it was damagd by Mann's failed attemp to enter, the ''Endurance'' was no longer symmetrical, and it would not spin around its former center, where the central hatch was located. Therefore, Cooper would not be able to dock it, no matter how fast his module was spinning around its own center of mass.]]
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler: Professor Brand's Plan A was a sham; His real motivation was Plan B all along because he couldn't solve the gravity equation and kept up a facade of optimism up until his deathbed]].

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** Objects spin around their centers of mass. [[spoiler: After it was damagd by Mann's failed attemp attempt to enter, the ''Endurance'' was no longer symmetrical, and it would not spin around its former center, where the central hatch was located. Therefore, Cooper would not be able to dock it, no matter how fast his module was spinning around its own center of mass.]]
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler: Professor Brand's Plan A was a sham; His his real motivation was Plan B all along because he couldn't solve the gravity equation and kept up a facade of optimism up until his deathbed]].



** The sequence when [[spoiler: Cooper docks with the out-of-control ''Endurance'']], is evocative of a emergency that occurred during Neil Armstrong and David Scott's 1966 Gemini 8 mission, when a thruster failure while practicing docking and rendezvous caused the spacecraft to spin violently out of control, which Armstrong was able to recover from. The spin was so violent, both crew members could've blacked out, [[spoiler:which Brand in the film actually does]].

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** The sequence when [[spoiler: Cooper docks with the out-of-control ''Endurance'']], ''Endurance'']] is evocative of a emergency that occurred during Neil Armstrong and David Scott's 1966 Gemini 8 mission, when a thruster failure while practicing docking and rendezvous caused the spacecraft to spin violently out of control, which Armstrong was able to recover from. The spin was so violent, both crew members could've blacked out, [[spoiler:which Brand in the film actually does]].
27th May '17 8:37:24 PM DustSnitch
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* InfoDump: Dr. Brand explains past warfare, NASA's classification, the blight, [[StoryboardingTheApocalypse Earth's eventual demise]], and the Lazarus ''and'' Endurance mission details ''[[{{Infodump}} in a single scene]]''.



** Dr. Brand explains past warfare, NASA's classification, the blight, [[StoryboardingTheApocalypse Earth's eventual demise]], and the Lazarus ''and'' Endurance mission details ''[[{{Infodump}} in a single scene]]''.

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** Dr. Brand explains past warfare, Brand, shortly after being introduced, informs the protagonist and the audience about the history that has lead the Earth to such a dire situation and NASA's classification, the blight, [[StoryboardingTheApocalypse Earth's eventual demise]], and the Lazarus ''and'' Endurance mission details ''[[{{Infodump}} in a single scene]]''.attempts to save humanity.
29th Apr '17 9:43:18 AM MyFinalEdits
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*** FridgeBrilliance: due to the effect of extreme time dilation on Miller's planet, Miller's shuttle had crashed only minutes before Cooper et al arrive there. Since it's shown that the mile-high tidal waves only come along every few minutes, there had not yet been a tidal wave to spread all the crash debris around, so it was still all grouped together just under the water's surface until the Endurance crew arrive, when enough time has finally passed for it to bob back up to the surface.
29th Apr '17 5:52:53 AM Yet_One_More_Idiot
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*** FridgeBrilliance: due to the effect of extreme time dilation on Miller's planet, Miller's shuttle had crashed only minutes before Cooper et al arrive there. Since it's shown that the mile-high tidal waves only come along every few minutes, there had not yet been a tidal wave to spread all the crash debris around, so it was still all grouped together just under the water's surface until the Endurance crew arrive, when enough time has finally passed for it to bob back up to the surface.
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