History Film / RocketshipXM

30th Jan '18 4:10:54 AM JackG
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* WhatsAnXLikeYouDoingInAYLikeThis: Delivered entirely straight to TheChick, who chides the line-giver for thinking she should StayInTheKitchen.
8th Dec '17 4:12:57 PM nombretomado
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* HollywoodScience: Glaringly obvious when compared to its rival ''DestinationMoon''. Rather than using advisors of the calibre of Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Chesley Bonestell, scriptwriter Kurt Neumann took his information from a 1949 ''Life'' magazine article which itself contained several scientific errors.

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* HollywoodScience: Glaringly obvious when compared to its rival ''DestinationMoon''.''Film/DestinationMoon''. Rather than using advisors of the calibre of Creator/RobertAHeinlein and Chesley Bonestell, scriptwriter Kurt Neumann took his information from a 1949 ''Life'' magazine article which itself contained several scientific errors.
10th Jun '17 2:37:47 PM nombretomado
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: The press conference scene before the launch; takes less time than ''Destination Moon'', but ''they'' had WoodyWoodpecker.

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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: The press conference scene before the launch; takes less time than ''Destination Moon'', but ''they'' had WoodyWoodpecker.WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker.
5th Jun '17 4:13:38 AM JackG
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* HandWave: To avoid expensive zero-G effects, the cabin rotates so the floor is always down (we are given a shot of the portholes being covered and uncovered in the process). They do lose gravity, [[HollywoodScience but only light objects are affected]].

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* HandWave: To avoid expensive zero-G effects, the cabin rotates so the floor is always down (we are given a shot of the portholes being covered and uncovered in the process). They do lose gravity, [[HollywoodScience but only light lightweight objects are affected]].
7th Jan '17 7:47:11 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Even for a Golden Age RetroRocket, the RXM looks [[FreudWasRight unusually phallic]].

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Even for a Golden Age RetroRocket, the RXM looks [[FreudWasRight unusually phallic]].phallic.
7th May '16 11:45:59 PM JackG
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Several expedition members are killed by the Martians. The remainder return to Earth only to have their rocketship crash because they've no fuel to land, or even put themselves into orbit.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Several [[spoiler:(aka KillEmAll). Several expedition members are killed by the Martians. The remainder return to Earth only to have their rocketship crash because they've no fuel to land, or even put themselves into orbit.]]
7th May '16 5:27:02 AM JackG
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Even for a Golden Age RetroRocket, the RXM looks unusually phallic.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Even for a Golden Age RetroRocket, the RXM looks [[FreudWasRight unusually phallic.phallic]].
7th May '16 5:24:46 AM JackG
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:The only bright spot is that the Rocketship manages to contact Earth and tell the tale, and those on Earth decide to continue exploring in defiance to the tragedy.]]

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:The only bright spot is that the Rocketship manages to contact Earth and tell the tale, and those on Earth decide to continue exploring in defiance to the tragedy. Tomorrow they start work on ''RX-M2'' (no, it's not a SequelHook).]]



* GoldFever: Dr Eckstrom notes "immense deposits of pitchblende", more valuable than gold at that early stage of the Atomic Age. You'd think being surrounded by the consequences of nuclear proliferation would give him pause.

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* GoldFever: The Fifties version -- Dr Eckstrom notes "immense deposits of pitchblende", more valuable than gold at that early stage of the Atomic Age. You'd think Age, though being surrounded by the consequences of nuclear proliferation would give gives him pause.
7th May '16 5:20:41 AM JackG
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* GoldFever: Dr Eckstrom notes "immense deposits of pitchblende", more valuable than gold at that early stage of the Atomic Age. You'd think being surrounded by the consequences of nuclear proliferation would give him pause.



* {{Mutants}}: Though they look like HumanAliens.



** What should be an eight month trip to Mars takes only the time it takes the crew to wake up from being knocked out.

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** What should be an eight month trip to Mars takes only the time it takes the crew to wake up from being knocked out.days.
7th May '16 5:07:20 AM JackG
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:The only bright spot is that the Rocketship manages to contact Earth and tell the tale, and those on Earth decide to continue exploring in defiance to the tragedy.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:aka KillEmAll. The bright spot is that the Rocketship manages to contact Earth and tell the tale, and those on Earth decide to continue exploring in defiance to the tragedy.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:aka KillEmAll. [[spoiler:Several expedition members are killed by the Martians. The bright spot is that the Rocketship manages remainder return to contact Earth and tell the tale, and those on Earth decide only to continue exploring in defiance have their rocketship crash because they've no fuel to the tragedy.land, or even put themselves into orbit.]]



* [[spoiler:KillEmAll: Several expedition members are killed by the Martians. The remainder return to Earth only to have their rocketship crash because they've no fuel to land, or even put themselves into orbit.]]
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