History Film / Outland

30th Aug '17 11:51:33 PM marcoasalazarm
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* NoDelaysforTheWicked: The supplies shuttle arrives once a week, at noon (local station time) at the earliest. This is mentioned early on in the film, and it is heavily implied that it has never, '''ever''' arrived earlier in the history of the station (to the point that the obligatory ''MAD Magazine'' spoof short comic even outright states it) and O'Niel plans accordingly. But the shuttle with the ''people hired to kill him'' in the passenger list? Arrives forty minutes early, forcing everybody to scramble like mad to get ready to accomodate it for landing, and O'Niel to go into IndyPloy mode.

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* NoDelaysforTheWicked: NoDelaysForTheWicked: The supplies shuttle arrives once a week, at noon (local station time) at the earliest. This is mentioned early on in the film, and it is heavily implied that it has never, '''ever''' arrived earlier in the history of the station (to the point that the obligatory ''MAD Magazine'' spoof short comic even outright states it) and O'Niel plans accordingly. But the shuttle with the ''people hired to kill him'' in the passenger list? Arrives forty minutes early, forcing everybody to scramble like mad to get ready to accomodate it for landing, and O'Niel to go into IndyPloy mode.
30th Aug '17 11:49:53 PM marcoasalazarm
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* NoDelaysforTheWicked: The supplies shuttle arrives once a week, at noon (local station time) at the earliest. This is mentioned early on in the film, and it is heavily implied that it has never, '''ever''' arrived earlier in the history of the station (to the point that the obligatory ''MAD Magazine'' spoof short comic even outright states it) and O'Niel plans accordingly. But the shuttle with the ''people hired to kill him'' in the passenger list? Arrives forty minutes early, forcing everybody to scramble like mad to get ready to accomodate it for landing, and O'Niel to go into IndyPloy mode.
6th Aug '17 5:40:05 PM eroock
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->''The ultimate enemy is still man.''

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->''The
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4th Aug '17 1:42:57 PM CynicalBastardo
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* HighNoon: Subverted. The men sent to kill O'Niel are arriving on the noon shuttle, which ends up arriving several hours early.
2nd Apr '17 4:58:11 AM JackG
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* ChaseFight: Spota leads O'Neil on a lengthy chase through the equipment room, dormitories and mess hall of Con-Am 27, bowling over dozens of workers and culminating in a brutal fistfight in the kitchen.

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* ChaseFight: Spota leads O'Neil on a lengthy chase through the equipment room, dormitories and mess hall of Con-Am 27, bowling over dozens of workers and culminating in a [[KitchenChase brutal fistfight in the kitchen.kitchen]].
12th Sep '16 4:39:54 PM Mercy
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* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: Every spacesuit in the film has lights inside the visor, in one case used to reveal TheMole when they are turned on.
12th Sep '16 4:34:25 PM Mercy
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* CombatPragmatist: O'Niel takes out the two hitmen sent to kill him by putting on a spacesuit and going outside, taking them out by flushing them into space. The first he kills by a pre-placed explosive charge after trapping him in a corridor and the other by tricking him into shooting out a window.

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* CombatPragmatist: O'Niel takes out the two hitmen sent to kill him by putting on a spacesuit and spacesuit, going outside, taking them out by outside the pressurised base, and flushing them into space. The first he kills by with a pre-placed explosive charge after trapping him in a corridor corridor, and the other by tricking him into shooting out a window.



* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: In one case used to reveal TheMole when the helmet lights are turned on.
* MeaningfulName: Dr. Lazarus. O'Niel's persistence pushes the cynical, indifferent doctor, who couldn't be bothered to perform autopsies on any of the dead miners, into discovering traces of the fatal drug in the blood of a recent victim. Inspired by her success, she rediscovers her self-respect and helps O'Niel defeat the assassins.

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* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: In Every spacesuit in the film has lights inside the visor, in one case used to reveal TheMole when the helmet lights they are turned on.
* MeaningfulName: Dr. Lazarus. O'Niel's persistence pushes the cynical, indifferent doctor, who couldn't be bothered to perform autopsies on any of the dead miners, into discovering traces of the fatal drug in the blood of a recent victim. Inspired by her success, she rediscovers her self-respect self-respect, and helps O'Niel defeat the assassins.
12th Sep '16 8:09:15 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with O'Neil's spare shotgun. He stashes it in a panel just in case he loses his original one, which he does. When he goes to retrieve the spare shotgun, he finds it gone.

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* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with O'Neil's O'Niel's spare shotgun. He stashes it in a panel just in case he loses his original one, which he does. When he goes to retrieve the spare shotgun, he finds it gone.gone.
* CombatPragmatist: O'Niel takes out the two hitmen sent to kill him by putting on a spacesuit and going outside, taking them out by flushing them into space. The first he kills by a pre-placed explosive charge after trapping him in a corridor and the other by tricking him into shooting out a window.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Sheppard.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Sheppard. He's only interested in increasing productivity, bringing in bonuses, no matter the cost to the actual workers.


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* FantasticDrug: Polydichloric Euthimal is a powerful amphetamine that was tried out by the military to increase productivity. Unfortunately, it ends up driving its users psychotic after a number of months. Sheppard has it brought in to increase productivity, considering the deaths of the workers to be [[WeHaveReserves an acceptable loss]].
12th Sep '16 7:59:55 AM CynicalBastardo
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* RaceAgainstTheClock: A large digital clock is in the bar showing the exact time-till-arrival of the weekly supply run. When word gets out that the two hitmen are arriving on the [[WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve 12:00 shuttle]] to kill O'Niel, this clock takes on the role of a Ticking Countdown of Doom.

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* RaceAgainstTheClock: A large digital clock is in the bar showing the exact time-till-arrival of the weekly supply run. When word gets out that the two hitmen are arriving on the [[WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve 12:00 shuttle]] to kill O'Niel, this clock takes on the role of a Ticking Countdown of Doom. [[spoiler: And it ends up arriving forty minutes early.]]
12th Sep '16 7:56:16 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with O'Neil's spare shotgun. He stashes it in a panel just in case he loses his original one, which he does. When he goes to retrieve the spare shotgun, he finds it gone.
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