History Film / SpaceCamp

1st Dec '17 10:17:07 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* LiteralMinded: Jinx the robot, who obeys any words to him that sound vaguely like a command. His ruthlessness to fulfill them makes him a...
** LiteralGenie: Who sends the kids into space.

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* LiteralGenie: Jinx sends the into space when he hears one wish to go there, no matter the consequences.
* LiteralMinded: Jinx the robot, who obeys any words to him that sound vaguely like a command. His ruthlessness to fulfill them makes him a...
** LiteralGenie: Who sends the kids into space.
1st Dec '17 10:15:33 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* InstantAIJustAddWater: See ReedRichardsIsUseless.

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* InstantAIJustAddWater: See ReedRichardsIsUseless.Jinx is a malfunctioning but sentient AI robot.



** [[FridgeLogic So why has no one thought to reprogram him?]]
28th Nov '17 5:21:56 PM Assassin-sensei
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The version of the film released by Creator/FeatureFilmsForFamilies on VHS removes all the profanity, with the VHS cover actually advertising this version as "The Incredible Adventure Now Made Even Better For Families!".
13th Nov '17 10:50:35 AM Macsen
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* BigOMG: Max floats off into space behind a rogue oxygen tank, but ''this'' happens after Andie rescues him when he breaks off a satellite dish panel he grabbed to stop himself.

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* BigOMG: Max floats off into space behind a rogue oxygen tank, but he does ''this'' happens after Andie rescues him when he breaks off a satellite dish panel he grabbed to stop himself.
10th Sep '17 6:32:32 AM tropower
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-->'''Andie''': [[BigShutUp QUIET!]] I don't want to hear about. I ''can't'' hear it. You know why? Because you're all dead. You just burnt up on re-entry. Don't you understand what that means?! You're all dead, because you didn't work together as a team.

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-->'''Andie''': [[BigShutUp QUIET!]] I don't want to hear about.about it. I ''can't'' hear it. You know why? Because you're all dead. You just burnt up on re-entry. Don't you understand what that means?! You're all dead, because you didn't work together as a team.
4th Sep '17 7:58:52 PM Nakuyabi
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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: A disclaimer in the ending credits reads "The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's cooperation and assistance does not reflect approval of the contents of this film or the treatment of the characters depicted therein." (i.e. "Don't assume NASA's people necessarily behave the way you saw some of them behaving in this movie; [[RuleOfDrama some of that was just written that way to keep the story interesting]].")
4th Sep '17 7:41:23 PM Nakuyabi
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-->'''Kevin''': Hey! Great boosters!\\

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-->'''Kevin''': Hey! Great boosters!\\boosters!
4th Sep '17 7:38:09 PM Nakuyabi
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** Andie was also wishing to go into space when she got scrubbed from the next launch; like Max, she ended up getting her wish anyway.



* LesserOfTwoEvils: The Mission Controller has to choose between letting the the booster fire when it overheats, blowing the shuttle and all on board to atoms or launching a not fully flight ready shuttle with children on board into space with an uncertain outcome.
* LikeRealityUnlessNoted: In some ways the tech and abilities of the NASA shown in the movie are ahead of us - there's a sentient robot, a space station already up in orbit with the necessary oxygen tanks - but when the plot demands it everything was at the level it is when the film was released.

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* LesserOfTwoEvils: The Mission Controller has to choose between letting the the booster fire alone when it overheats, blowing which will pitch the rocket over on its nose, crushing the shuttle and all instantly squashing everyone on board to atoms into a pancake, or launching a not fully flight ready not-fully-flight-ready shuttle with children on board into space with and an extremely uncertain outcome.
* LikeRealityUnlessNoted: In some ways the tech and abilities of the NASA shown in the movie are ahead of us - there's a sentient robot, a space station already up in orbit with the necessary oxygen tanks - but when unless the plot demands it otherwise, everything was is mostly at the level it is was when the film was released.



* ReedRichardsIsUseless: [=SpaceCamp=] has a sentient, AI robot which is capable of bypassing failsafes to launch a shuttle, but NASA is still counting on the shuttle and mindless computers. Possibly justified: it's pointed out that Jinx is not used more prominently because he tends to make mistakes.

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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: [=SpaceCamp=] has a sentient, AI robot which is capable of bypassing failsafes fail-safes to launch a shuttle, but NASA is still counting on the shuttle and mindless computers. Possibly justified: it's pointed out that Jinx is not used more prominently because he tends to make mistakes.



* ThingsGetReal

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* ThingsGetRealThingsGetReal: That simulation Kevin and his team failed? They end up having to deal with a real situation very much like it in their actual flight.



-->'''Rudy:''' What about the propulsion system? We could breathe the liquid oxygen from there.\\
'''Tish:''' The propulsion system uses nitrogen tetroxide[[note]]Officially, it's known as ''Di''nitrogen Tetroxide, but the other name has also been used.[[/note]], Rudy. We wanna breathe, not dry clean our lungs.

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-->'''Rudy:''' -->'''Rudy''': What about the propulsion system? We could breathe the liquid oxygen from there.\\
'''Tish:''' '''Tish''': The propulsion system uses nitrogen tetroxide[[note]]Officially, it's known as ''Di''nitrogen Tetroxide, but the other name has also been used.[[/note]], Rudy. We wanna breathe, not dry clean our lungs.



-->'''Kevin:''' Hey! Great boosters!\\

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-->'''Kevin:''' -->'''Kevin''': Hey! Great boosters!\\boosters!\\
* YouWouldntBelieveMeIfIToldYou: When Ray is complaining to Zach, asking what to tell the press (who saw the unannounced launch just like everyone else within range), Zach recommends something like a SarcasticConfession without the sarcasm (since the whole situation sounds crazy enough without any).
-->'''Zach''': Tell'em the truth: we launched my wife and five kids from the [=SpaceCamp=]. They'll never believe it.
1st Sep '17 6:02:05 AM tropower
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* ChekovsGun: Or in this case, Tish's belt, which is used to help Max fit inside the space suit so he can help Andie bring back the oxygen tanks.
1st Sep '17 5:18:47 AM tropower
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''[=SpaceCamp=]'' is a family adventure movie from 1986 about a group of kids at a space camp who unexpectedly get launched up into space for real. However the shuttle was still in pre-flight prepping and thus wasn't prepared for any kind of full mission. With only a limited air supply and virtually no communication with Earth, the kids and their instructor (played by Kate Capshaw) must [[PowerOfFriendship work together]] to get home safe and sound.

It was released amid a marketing nightmare that came about from the 1986 ''[[TooSoon Challenger]]'' [[TooSoon shuttle disaster]] that claimed the lives of seven American astronauts and grounded the shuttle program indefinitely until the cause could be determined and rectified. It didn't help, either, that the malfunction in the film [[HarsherInHindsight partly resembled the malfunction in life]].

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''[=SpaceCamp=]'' is a family adventure movie from 1986 about a group of kids at a space camp the titular real life U.S. [=SpaceCamp=] who unexpectedly get launched up into space for real. However the shuttle was still in pre-flight prepping and thus wasn't prepared for any kind of full mission. With only a limited air supply and virtually no communication with Earth, the kids and their instructor (played by Kate Capshaw) must [[PowerOfFriendship work together]] to get home safe and sound.

It was released amid a marketing nightmare that came about from the 1986 ''[[TooSoon Challenger]]'' [[TooSoon shuttle disaster]] that claimed the lives of seven American astronauts astronauts[[note]]Including a civilian school teacher.[[/note]] and grounded the shuttle program indefinitely until the cause could be determined and rectified. It didn't help, either, that the malfunction in the film [[HarsherInHindsight partly resembled the malfunction in life]].



-->"Whoa. Is that India we're coming up on?"



* BigOMG: Max floats off into space behind a rogue oxygen tank, but ''this'' happens when he breaks off a satellite dish panel he grabbed to stop himself.

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* BigOMG: Max floats off into space behind a rogue oxygen tank, but ''this'' happens after Andie rescues him when he breaks off a satellite dish panel he grabbed to stop himself.



* ConvenientlyClosePlanet: The shuttle is launched outside of its launch window into an unplanned orbit -- but they still manage to make it to the unoccupied space station for supplies.
* CoolCar: Kevin's Jeep and Zack & Andie's Porsche Speedster.

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* ConvenientlyClosePlanet: The shuttle is launched outside of its launch window into an unplanned orbit -- but they still manage to make it to the unoccupied space station for oxygen supplies.
* CoolCar: Kevin's Jeep and Zack Zach & Andie's Porsche Speedster.



** Kathryn is seen [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight landing her Stearman bi-plane]] next to the Camp's parking lot.

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** Kathryn is seen [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight landing coming out of her father's Stearman bi-plane]] next to the Camp's parking lot.



* EdutainmentShow: To a degree. It explains various things related to [=SpaceCamp=], the astronaut program, and the shuttle itself[[note]]Including how astronauts go to the bathroom in space.[[/note]].



* EurekaMoment: [[spoiler:After they miss the re-entry window, Kathryn realizes an alternative landing site: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sands_Space_Harbor White Sands, New Mexico]]]].
** When Zac starts to realize Jinx is spouting out letters, not just breaking down again.

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* EurekaMoment: [[spoiler:After they miss the re-entry window, Kathryn realizes an the same alternative landing site: site that Rudy vaguely remembered: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sands_Space_Harbor White Sands, New Mexico]]]].
Mexico]], which Rudy got mixed up with White Plains, New York]].
** When Zac Zach starts to realize Jinx is spouting out letters, not just breaking down again.



'''Zac:''' Morse code?\\

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'''Zac:''' '''Zach:''' Morse code?\\



'''Zac:''' [[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]], they're talking to us!
* EveryoneKnowsMorse: One of the campers thinks to use a telemetry switch to send Morse code in place of the nonfunctional radio. But it takes quite a while for anyone in the control room to notice: before Jinx identifies it, it's lost among all the other blinking lights.

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'''Zac:''' '''Zach:''' [[PrecisionFStrike Damn it]], they're talking to us!
* EveryoneKnowsMorse: One Tish[[note]]Who was "assigned" to "communications" at the beginning of the campers movie.[[/note]] thinks to use a telemetry switch to send Morse code in place of the nonfunctional radio. But it takes quite a while for anyone in the control room to notice: before Jinx identifies it, it's lost among all the other blinking lights.



* FreakyFashionMildMind: Tish, full stop. Under the EightiesHair and ValleyGirl look is a genius with PhotographicMemory and a perfect SAT score.

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* FreakyFashionMildMind: Tish, full stop. Under the EightiesHair and ValleyGirl look is a genius with a PhotographicMemory and a perfect SAT score.



* LikeRealityUnlessNoted: In some ways the tech and abilities of the Space Camp NASA are ahead of us - there's a sentient robot, there's a space station already up in orbit with the necessary oxygen tanks - but when the plot demands it everything was at the level it is when the film was released.

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* LikeRealityUnlessNoted: In some ways the tech and abilities of the Space Camp NASA shown in the movie are ahead of us - there's a sentient robot, there's a space station already up in orbit with the necessary oxygen tanks - but when the plot demands it everything was at the level it is when the film was released.



* MachineMonotone: Both JINX the robot, and the voice given to the computer he communicates with.



* NoOSHACompliance: NASA straps seven kids on the space shuttle unsupervised by a NASA employee, and seals the door. This is negligent even without being accidentally launched, no matter how good their grades at Space Camp were.
** Handwaved in the film; when Zack is pinning up the announcement he mentions the Camp trying to get permission to have campers in the test. After all, accidental launches only happen once in 4 billion years, right?
* OhCrap: When Jinx initiates the thermal curtain failure on one booster, everyone in Mission Control and the astronaut instructor on board the shuttle have a collective one. The situation's dire nature is punctuated by how Andie commands a launch while at least two of her students on-board are openly panicking.
-->'''Andie:''' Light Booster A, [[PrecisionFStrike goddamnit]]! '''''LAUNCH US, OR WE'RE GONNA EXPLODE!'''''

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* NoOSHACompliance: NASA straps seven kids on the space shuttle unsupervised by a NASA employee, and seals the door. This is negligent even without being accidentally launched, no matter how good their grades at Space Camp [=SpaceCamp=] were.
** Handwaved in the film; when Zack Zach is pinning up the announcement he mentions the Camp trying to get permission to have campers in the test. After all, accidental launches only happen once in 4 billion years, right?
* OhCrap: When Jinx initiates the thermal curtain failure on one booster, everyone in Mission Control and the astronaut instructor on board the shuttle have a collective one. The situation's dire nature is punctuated by how Andie commands a launch while at least two of her students campers on-board are openly panicking.
-->'''Andie:''' Light Ignite Booster A, [[PrecisionFStrike goddamnit]]! '''''LAUNCH US, OR WE'RE GONNA EXPLODE!'''''



* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Space Camp has a sentient, AI robot which is capable of bypassing failsafes to launch a shuttle, but NASA is still counting on the shuttle and mindless computers. Possibly justified: it's pointed out that Jinx is not used more prominently because he tends to make mistakes.

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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Space Camp [=SpaceCamp=] has a sentient, AI robot which is capable of bypassing failsafes to launch a shuttle, but NASA is still counting on the shuttle and mindless computers. Possibly justified: it's pointed out that Jinx is not used more prominently because he tends to make mistakes.



* SpiritualSuccessor: 2013's ''Space Warriors'' is this to ''Space Camp''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: 2013's ''Space Warriors'' is this to ''Space Camp''.''[=SpaceCamp=]'' (somewhat).



-->'''Andie''': [[BigShutUp QUIET!]] I don't want to hear about. I ''can't'' hear it. You know why? Because you're all dead. You just burnt up on re-entry. Don't you understand what that means?! You're all dead, because you didn't work together as a team.



'''Tish:''' The propulsion system uses nitrogen tetroxide, Rudy. We wanna breathe, not dry clean our lungs.

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'''Tish:''' The propulsion system uses nitrogen tetroxide, tetroxide[[note]]Officially, it's known as ''Di''nitrogen Tetroxide, but the other name has also been used.[[/note]], Rudy. We wanna breathe, not dry clean our lungs.
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