History Film / Moonraker

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.
9th Feb '17 5:41:43 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* FridgeHorror: Bond will probably ''never'' know Corinne's fate, after she had been prodded by Bond himself to betray the Moonraker data to him.
4th Feb '17 8:18:07 AM RighteousFury
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* AmericaSavesTheDay: The NASA forces who provide the BigDamnHeroes backup for Bond and Dr. Goodhead during the assault on Drax's space station.
4th Feb '17 8:13:18 AM RighteousFury
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* {{Expy}}: Chang, for [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Oddjob]].
20th Jan '17 8:34:03 PM Premonition45
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** Drax himself receives ''three''' from Bond:

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** Drax himself receives ''three''' ''three'' from Bond:
20th Jan '17 8:33:49 PM Premonition45
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** And after killing Drax: "Drax? He had to fly."

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** And after killing Drax: "Drax? He Drax himself receives ''three''' from Bond:
-->'''Drax:''' Desolated, Mr. Bond?
-->'''Bond:''' (''shoots Drax with his dart-launcher'') Heartbroken, Mr. Drax.

-->'''Bond:''' Take a giant step for mankind. (''[[ThrownOutTheAirlock ejects Drax from the airlock]]'')

-->'''Holly:''' Where's Drax?
-->'''Bond:''' Oh, he
had to fly."
13th Jan '17 2:02:39 PM LtFedora
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Weird inversion: Bond is flown to Drax's base in California (aerial plates shot in the US) and lands on a castle which "Drax ordered to be brought from France" (shot in an actual French castle, of course).
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