History Film / Moonraker

24th Jul '17 5:08:43 AM craigevans
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* StockScream: The scream uttered by the Mook Bond kicks away after taking his parachute in the opening teaser skydiving sequence. This scream is commonly heard in the Moore-era Bond films. It's the same one cried out by the guy who wants [[BoardToDeath "no part of it"]] and is ThrownFromTheZeppelin in ''Film/AViewToAKill''.

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The scream uttered by the Mook Bond kicks away after taking his parachute in the opening teaser skydiving sequence. This scream is commonly heard in the Moore-era Bond films. It's the same one cried out by the guy who wants [[BoardToDeath "no part of it"]] and is ThrownFromTheZeppelin in ''Film/AViewToAKill''.''Film/AViewToAKill''.
** Another butchered Wilhelm Scream can be heard in the latter part of the film, during the boat chase down the River Amazon when a speedboat driven by one of Drax's mooks gets blown up.
7th Jul '17 12:32:20 PM Premonition45
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The movie was blatantly made to cash in on the science fiction craze that ''Franchise/StarWars'' had started.[[note]]How blatantly? The end credits of the older Bond movies always announced the title of the next one in the series. The previous movie, ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' said "James Bond will return in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''." ''Moonraker'' was made instead[[/note]] Jaws returns as the only henchman to make a second appearance in the series, but [[VillainDecay his role was changed from "vicious killer" to]] "WesternAnimation/{{Wile E Coyote|and the Roadrunner}}". Despite this, it was the highest-grossing Bond until 1995's ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}''.[[note]]Adjusted for inflation, ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' remains the highest-grossing Bond film.[[/note]] Critical reception was more mixed - those who liked it tended to love it, those who disliked it tended to hate it. It has a similar reputation among fans; either it's Moore-era camp done right or an execrable mutilation of everything Bond.

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The movie was blatantly made to cash in on the science fiction craze that ''Franchise/StarWars'' had started.[[note]]How blatantly? The end credits of the older Bond movies always announced the title of the next one in the series. The previous movie, ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' said "James Bond will return in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''." ''Moonraker'' was made instead[[/note]] Jaws returns as the only henchman to make a second appearance in the series, but [[VillainDecay his role was changed from "vicious killer" to]] "WesternAnimation/{{Wile E Coyote|and the Roadrunner}}". Despite this, it was the highest-grossing Bond film until 1995's ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}''.[[note]]Adjusted for inflation, ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' remains the highest-grossing Bond film.[[/note]] Critical reception was more mixed - those who liked it tended to love it, those who disliked it tended to hate it. It has a similar reputation among fans; either it's Moore-era camp done right or an execrable mutilation of everything Bond.
11th Jun '17 12:22:51 PM nombretomado
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* SicEm: "Look after Mr Bond. See that some harm comes to him." Not to mention poor [[WomenInRefrigerators Corrine]]...

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* SicEm: "Look after Mr Bond. See that some harm comes to him." Not to mention poor [[WomenInRefrigerators [[StuffedIntoTheFridge Corrine]]...
10th Jun '17 2:06:30 AM JackG
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* StealthInSpace: The orbiting colony station is concealed by a radar jamming device, until our heroes disable it, instantly exposing the space station to NASA. However this still doesn't explain why no-one noticed the numerous shuttle launches and space construction required to build the thing.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Perhaps the only explanation for why nobody took note of Drax's space station being assembled in space.
10th Jun '17 1:58:25 AM JackG
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* DirtyCommunists: General Gogol, though his conversation with an American General counterpart is actually fairly benign.

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* DirtyCommunists: Averted with General Gogol, though Gogol -- his conversation with an American General counterpart is actually fairly benign.



* DissonantSerenity: Drax's master race candidates watch Bond in a life-and-death struggle with a python with smiles on their faces.

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Drax's master race candidates watch Bond in a life-and-death struggle with a python with smiles on their faces.



** Drax has time to evacuate his Italian biolab because Bond spends the night bonking Goodhead.
** Goodhead smiles at a mook guarding the prisoners in the ambulance while Bond slips his bonds.

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** Drax has time to evacuate his Italian biolab [[NiceJobBreakingItHero because Bond spends the night bonking Goodhead.
Goodhead]].
** Goodhead smiles at a mook guarding the prisoners in the ambulance [[ShowSomeLeg while Bond slips his bonds.bonds]].



* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Drax's launch facility in the Amazon jungle. Where the water table is generally within no more the a few tens of feet of the surface at the very most, and in many places less than ten feet.

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* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Drax's launch facility in the Amazon jungle. Where the water table is generally within no more the than a few tens of feet of from the surface at the very most, and in many places less than ten feet.
23rd May '17 12:53:57 PM LtFedora
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* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: Space shuttles cannot be crewed and prepared in a moment's notice as is shown onscreen, as such flights took months to prepare on average.

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Space shuttles cannot be crewed and prepared in a moment's notice as is shown onscreen, as such flights took months to prepare on average.average.
** When Drax's henchmen are being deployed to fight the Marines, they appear to be walking right through the airlock instead of waiting for it to decompress.
29th Mar '17 2:37:54 PM Bense
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** The flaws in the depiction: For starters, it is impossible to carry a shuttle on the back of a standard issue 747 simply by adding a cradle on top. The turbulence caused by carrying a plane on the back of another plane renders the normal rudder basically useless. The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft features a triple-tail, with the two additional tails added to the ends of the horizontal stabilizer. Additionally, the shuttle is never carried with fuel or live batteries, due to weight considerations and the obvious danger of strapping a live rocket to a plane. Even if Drax used OffscreenVillainDarkMatter to acquire a superplane able to lift the load and ignored the safety concerns, without its external fuel tank the shuttle is basically a rocket-steered glider: The shuttle's main engines are shut off once the external tank is emptied, and the OSM engines powered by the internal tank take over. These smaller engines are intended only for orbital adjustments and initiating re-entry using carefully timed burns - effective and efficient in a vacuum, but nearly useless in atmosphere.

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** The flaws in the depiction: For starters, it is impossible to carry a shuttle on the back of a standard issue 747 simply by adding a cradle on top. The turbulence caused by carrying a plane on the back of another plane renders the normal rudder basically useless. The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft features a triple-tail, with the two additional tails added to the ends of the horizontal stabilizer. Additionally, the shuttle is never carried with fuel or live batteries, due to weight considerations and the obvious danger of strapping a live rocket to a plane. Even if Drax used OffscreenVillainDarkMatter to acquire a superplane able to lift the load and ignored the safety concerns, without its external fuel tank the shuttle is basically a rocket-steered glider: The shuttle's main engines are shut off once the external tank is emptied, and the OSM engines powered by the internal tank take over. These smaller engines are intended only for orbital adjustments and initiating re-entry using carefully timed burns - effective and efficient in a vacuum, but nearly useless in atmosphere.
29th Mar '17 2:22:40 PM Bense
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* FailsafeFailure: The "chicken switch" on the centrifuge.

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* FailsafeFailure: The "chicken switch" on the centrifuge. Justified in that we see Chang unplug it before he turns the centrifuge on.
29th Mar '17 2:11:25 PM Bense
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* FrickinLaserBeams

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* FrickinLaserBeamsFrickinLaserBeams: They're noticeably faster than many other fictional lasers, and they have no apparent recoil, but they are also noisy, very bright, and don't leave any visible wounds on those they kill during the battle on the space station.
29th Mar '17 2:05:53 PM Bense
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* SpaceStation: Drax's main lair at the end, a giant wheel which rotates in order to provide artificial gravity.

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* SpaceStation: Drax's main lair at the end, a giant wheel which end. It rotates in order to provide artificial gravity.simulated gravity, even though it seems to be more of a star shape rather than the traditional wheel.
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