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19th Apr '16 4:47:20 PM Zuthal
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*** Alternatively, this can be explained by the fact that the German phrase said by Klaus ("Vollmond war gestern") has two meanings, a literal one of "It was the full moon yesterday" and an idiomatic one to the tune of "The full moon is a thing of the past". It is likely that the second meaning is what was meant, shortly after saying this phrase [[spoiler: the Götterdämmerung's main guns are used to blow out a huge chunk of the moon, meaning that there will be no more full moon.]]
28th Jan '16 1:53:50 AM Wrede
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* BitingTheHandHumor: The film pokes fun at many countries, including Finland (the only country who didn't arm their ships) and Australia (whom the President was considering arbitrarily bombing). Two of the main sponsors of the film are from Finland and Australia, and one of the directors is himself Finnish. [[spoiler: the fact that Finland sided with the Nazis during WWII definitely pays no favours to the sponsors, or at least ignores proper rules of decorum]]

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* BitingTheHandHumor: The film pokes fun at many countries, including Finland (the only country who didn't arm their ships) and Australia (whom the President was considering arbitrarily bombing). Two of the main sponsors of the film are from Finland and Australia, and one of the directors is himself Finnish. [[spoiler: the fact that Finland sided with fought a common enemy as the Nazis during WWII definitely pays no favours to the sponsors, or at least ignores proper rules of decorum]]
13th Jan '16 11:08:02 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[WeComeinPeaceShootToKill We come in peace!]]"''

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->''"[[WeComeinPeaceShootToKill We ->''"We come in peace!]]"''peace!"''
5th Jan '16 1:41:02 PM HiddenWindshield
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Towing asteroids into trajectories that would hit the Earth is possible. However, if these asteroids are tailing behind space zeppelins in Earth orbit, the asteroids would effectively be in Earth orbit too. To de-orbit them, their maneuvering engines would have to push them hard enough in the retrograde direction for their new perigee to intersect the Earth's surface, which requires about a hundred meters per second of delta-V. Either those tiny engines attached to the just-released asteroid in the movie were a LOT more powerful than they looked, or the producers thought that an object released above the Earth would automatically fall regardless of its current trajectory.
** No one said that the zeppelins, who have Antigravity technology, which is the premise of the whole film, were in earth orbit. Also Antigravity technology is so revolutionary because it removes rocketry from the picture, which in turn means hundreds of meters per second of delta-v isn't that impressive anymore.
** There is also no such thing as a 'dark side' of the moon (a lunar day lasts about 1 month with 2 weeks of daylight), but, since the moon is tidally locked to the Earth, there is a 'far side' of the moon, which always faces away from Earth. The moon base that's supposed to be on the dark side of the moon can be seen with both sunlight hitting it and the Earth in view.
*** Klaus, when told that Earth is under the horizon, states that it was the full moon yesterday, which is supposed to mean that Earth is close to the horizon now. Earth does move a bit in the Moon's sky, but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libration it's a bit more complex than mere moon phases]].
*** Klaus might have spoken figuratively, since "was yesterday" can also mean "we don't want/need it anymore". Since he proceeds to blow up parts of the moon "We don't need a full moon anymore." would make perfect sense.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: By the time the movie takes place, two or three generations of Nazis have been born and raised on the Moon. Despite this, none of the Nazis who travel to Earth have any problem with gravity six times stronger than what they're used to. This could be handwaved by their anti-gravity technology producing Earth-norm gravity within their fortresses, but one early scene shows our astronaut hero falling off a high railing inside the base, in slow motion that would be consistent with lunar gravity.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps the AG fields aren't active around the machinery for practical reasons.]]
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: When the Nazis blow up the lunar lander, Washington is knocked back by a shock wave, which can't exist in a vacuum.
** If you look really closely you can see Washington is knocked back by a piece of debris from the exploding lander.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Towing asteroids into trajectories that would hit the Earth is possible. However, if these asteroids are tailing behind space zeppelins in Earth orbit, the asteroids would effectively be in Earth orbit too. To de-orbit them, their maneuvering engines would have to push them hard enough in the retrograde direction for their new perigee to intersect the Earth's surface, which requires about a hundred meters per second of delta-V. Either those tiny engines attached to the just-released asteroid in the movie were a LOT more powerful than they looked, or the producers thought that an object released above the Earth would automatically fall regardless of its current trajectory.
** No one said that the zeppelins, who have Antigravity technology, which is the premise of the whole film, were in earth orbit. Also Antigravity technology is so revolutionary because it removes rocketry from the picture, which in turn means hundreds of meters per second of delta-v isn't that impressive anymore.
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** There is also no such thing as a 'dark side' "dark side" of the moon (a lunar day lasts about 1 month with 2 weeks of daylight), moon, but, since the moon is tidally locked to the Earth, there is a 'far side' "far side" of the moon, which always faces away from Earth. The moon base that's supposed to be on the dark dark/far side of the moon can be seen with both sunlight hitting it and the Earth in view.
*** ** Klaus, when told that Earth is under the horizon, states that it was the full moon yesterday, which is supposed to mean that Earth is close to the horizon now. The phase of the moon has nothing to do with where Earth does move a bit in is, since the Moon's sky, but [[http://en.Earth always stays at ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libration it's a bit more complex than mere moon phases]].
*** Klaus might have spoken figuratively, since "was yesterday" can also mean "we don't want/need it anymore". Since he proceeds to blow up parts of
almost]]) the moon "We don't need a full moon anymore." would make perfect sense.
same place in the Moon's sky.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: By the time the movie takes place, two or three generations of Nazis have been born and raised on the Moon. Despite this, none of the Nazis who travel to Earth have any problem with gravity six times stronger than what they're used to. This could be handwaved by through {{artificial gravity}} in the living areas of their anti-gravity technology producing Earth-norm base (hey, they have anti-gravity, artificial gravity within their fortresses, but one early scene shows our astronaut hero falling off a high railing inside the base, in slow motion isn't that would be consistent with lunar gravity.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps the AG fields aren't active around the machinery for practical reasons.]]
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: When the Nazis blow up the lunar lander, Washington is knocked back by a shock wave, which can't exist in a vacuum.
** If you look really closely you can see Washington is knocked back by a piece
big of debris from the exploding lander.a leap).
12th Dec '15 11:13:18 AM harlbior
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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: [[spoiler: Mir, a space station that was launched in 1986 and supposedly destroyed upon re-entry in 2001, is part of the armada that reinforces the U.S.S. George W. Bush's battle against the Nazis in 2018.]]
20th Nov '15 12:47:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* DarwinistDesire: Brought up by Klaus Adler as a rather unromantic way of telling Renate Richter that he wants her babies.



* SuperBreedingProgram: Brought up by Klaus Adler as a rather unromantic way of telling Renate Richter that he wants her babies.
20th Nov '15 12:38:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* NorthKoreansWithNodongs: When the Nazi fleet first appears, the North Korean U.N. representative "confesses" that the ships are theirs, and that their "Great Leader designed and built them himself." [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments The entirety of the U.N. bursts into a fit of uncontrollable laughter]].
24th Oct '15 8:34:11 PM uneeda
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24th Oct '15 8:13:51 PM uneeda
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* OnceMoreWithClarity: In-universe: Renate teaches her students on the Moon that ''TheGreatDictator'' is a [[OrwellianEditor ten minute short film]] showing how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler [[WideEyedIdealist wished for peace and unity]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans across the globe]]. After Renate arrives on Earth, she tries to convince Washington of Hitler's "message" by taking him to a theatre playing the movie. Too bad Earth's copy of the film [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone isn't edited...]]

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* OnceMoreWithClarity: In-universe: Renate teaches her students on the Moon that ''TheGreatDictator'' is a [[OrwellianEditor ten minute short film]] showing how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler [[WideEyedIdealist wished for peace and unity]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans across the globe]]. After Renate arrives on Earth, she tries to convince Washington of Hitler's "message" by taking him to a theatre playing the movie. Too bad Earth's copy of the film [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone isn't edited...]] (and is 124 minutes long)]]
24th Oct '15 8:09:04 PM uneeda
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* BitingTheHandHumor: The film pokes fun at many countries, including Finland (the only country who didn't arm their ships) and Australia (whom the President was considering arbitrarily bombing). Two of the main sponsors of the film are from Finland and Australia, and one of the directors is himself Finnish. [[spoiler: the fact that Finland sided with the Nazis during WWII definitely pays no favours to the sponsors, or at least

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* BitingTheHandHumor: The film pokes fun at many countries, including Finland (the only country who didn't arm their ships) and Australia (whom the President was considering arbitrarily bombing). Two of the main sponsors of the film are from Finland and Australia, and one of the directors is himself Finnish. [[spoiler: the fact that Finland sided with the Nazis during WWII definitely pays no favours to the sponsors, or at least ignores proper rules of decorum]]


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* EvilHand: [[spoiler: after his "Aryan-ification, Washington is required to give a Nazi salute and is seen to struggle against his right hand in direct opposite mirror to similar scenes in Dr. Strangelove]]
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