History Film / SpaceTruckers

16th Mar '16 2:38:45 AM TitoMosquito
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* GreasySpoon: That floats in space with a spinning donut shape to keep gravity going, a la ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]''(along with the white colour scheme). Keeping with the trend of mixing truckers and trucker culture with sci-fi.

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* GreasySpoon: That floats in space with a spinning donut shape to keep gravity going, a la ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]''(along 2001]]'' (along with the white colour scheme). Keeping with the trend of mixing truckers and trucker culture with sci-fi.



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19th Dec '15 11:20:43 AM Damar
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* MadeOfIron: Nabel manages to be the only person to survive a direct upclose attack by a cyborg, and while fatally wounded in a later second attack, still lived long enough to tell John about them.
* MadScientist: Nabel



* OneManArmy: In the opening, a single cyborg in successive order takes down an armoured vehicle, an outpost, a gunship and at such rapid rate that the scientists believe it merely to be communication problems only for it to stand outside the room and massacre it's way through a heavily-armed security force without so much being slowed.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
--> '''Scrags:''' If I could, I'd promote you on the spot. But I'm afraid all this has to be deniable. Which means ''you'' have to be deniable.


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* TooDumbToLive: Nabel. He tells Scrags how the cyborg who just murdered hundreds of employees is only loyal to Scrags who plans to use and a whole army of them to invade Earth, and doesn't expect to be made ''deniable''. Subverted in that Nabel survived the cyborg's attack, using cybernetics to heal himself and becomes a pirate.


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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
--> '''Scrags:''' If I could, I'd promote you on the spot. But I'm afraid all this has to be deniable. Which means ''you'' have to be deniable.
29th Apr '15 9:29:26 PM rjung
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* SpaceTruckers: Since it's the damn ''title,'' you can sure bet that it's invoking this trope.



26th Jan '15 9:19:51 PM Mhoram
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Either way your milage may vary as to whether or not it is SoBadItsGood or So Bad It's Horrible ([[TakeAThirdOption or if it's actually okay]]).

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Either way your milage mileage may vary as to whether or not it is SoBadItsGood or So Bad It's Horrible ([[TakeAThirdOption or if it's actually okay]]).



* DinerBrawl: Takes place in the greasy spoon below
* GreasySpoon: That floats in space with a spinning donut shape to keep gravity going, a la ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]''(along with the white colourscheme). Keeping with the trend of mixing truckers and trucker culture with sci-fi.

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* DinerBrawl: Takes place in the greasy spoon below
below.
* GreasySpoon: That floats in space with a spinning donut shape to keep gravity going, a la ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]''(along with the white colourscheme).colour scheme). Keeping with the trend of mixing truckers and trucker culture with sci-fi.



'''Saggs''': (presses button to detonate case just as case hits limo)\\

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'''Saggs''': '''Scrags''': (presses button to detonate case just as case hits limo)\\



* KillerRobot: The "[[AMechByAnyOtherName cyborgs]]" with {{Energy Weapon}}s for [[UnusualWeaponMounting heads]] BladesBelowTheShoulder (in sword, claw, and scissor configurations) and AbnormalLimbRotationRange allowing them to rotate their neck and compress into a disturbing travel form.

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* KillerRobot: The "[[AMechByAnyOtherName cyborgs]]" with {{Energy Weapon}}s for [[UnusualWeaponMounting heads]] heads]], BladesBelowTheShoulder (in sword, claw, and scissor configurations) configurations), and AbnormalLimbRotationRange allowing them to rotate their neck and compress into a disturbing travel form.



* MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness: surprisingly hard. No artificial gravity except for magnetic boots and rotating space stations; space suits are in common use; there is no FasterThanLightTravel at all (the entire movie takes place within Earth's solar system), and even in the late 22nd century, spacecraft are still launched into space using booster rockets. Everyone freaks out when someone pulls a gun inside a pressurized space vehicle; on the other hand, what Hollywood Science there is is mostly played for laughs and one-off gags.

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* MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness: surprisingly hard. No artificial gravity except for magnetic boots and rotating space stations; space suits are in common use; there is no FasterThanLightTravel at all (the entire movie takes place within Earth's solar system), system); and even in the late 22nd century, spacecraft are still launched into space using booster rockets. Everyone freaks out when someone pulls a gun inside a pressurized space vehicle; on the other hand, what Hollywood Science there is is mostly played for laughs and one-off gags.



* SpacePirate: The protagonists go "off-road" in order to avoid being stopped by the authorities but end up getting captured by a giant pirate ship, which literally swallows them. These pirates were complete with cybernetic false limbs and a skull-and-crossbones flag.

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* SpacePirate: The protagonists go "off-road" in order to avoid being stopped by the authorities authorities, but end up getting captured by a giant pirate ship, ship which literally swallows them. These pirates were complete with cybernetic false limbs and a skull-and-crossbones flag.
21st Oct '14 7:39:11 AM ChronoLegion
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* SpacePirate: The protagonists go "off-road" in order to avoid being stopped by the authorities but end up getting captured by a giant pirate ship, which literally swallows them. These pirates were complete with cybernetic false limbs and a skull-and-crossbones flag.

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* SpacePirate: The protagonists go "off-road" in order to avoid being stopped by the authorities but end up getting captured by a giant pirate ship, which literally swallows them. These pirates were complete with cybernetic false limbs and a skull-and-crossbones flag. flag.
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: Cindy's mother turns out to look Cindy's age because she spent the last few decades as a HumanPopsicle due to being terminally ill. Cindy's main goal in the movie is to make enough money to cure her mother. John is instantly smitten with her and forgets all about Cindy (who's fallen for Mike anyway).
9th Apr '14 1:20:42 PM Kalaong
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The villain gives the heroes a briefcase full of cash and the paperwork for a new rig (on the launch pad and ready to go). Of course, this is the same guy who turned the creations of the MadScientist against him, so the audience knows something is up. The heroes fight about keeping '''really'' dirty money for a job they didn't actually do, and the case goes out the window, directly towards the villain's limo...as he's about to remote detonate the explosives.
--> Mike Pucci: Somebody fragged Scrags.
--> John Canyon: You know, I think it was us.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: KarmicJackpot?: The villain BigBad gives the heroes a briefcase full of cash BriefcaseFullOfMoney and the paperwork for a new rig (on the launch pad and ready to go). Of course, this is the same guy who turned the creations of the MadScientist against him, so the audience knows something is up. The heroes fight about keeping '''really'' '''really''' dirty money for a job they didn't actually do, do...
-->'''John Canyon''': ''You two don't get it do you? If you don't take this money
and the case goes out the window, directly towards the villain's limo...as he's shut up about what happened, they're gonna come after you and you'll disappear! Now, you got to remote take it!''\\
'''Mike Pucci''': ''We "got" to take the money. We "got" to take this, and become company butt boys for the rest of our lives.''\\
'''John Canyon''': ''I want to make sure that you understand the facts.''\\
'''Mike Pucci''': ''You're gonna take it, John? Are you going to take it?''\\
'''John Canyon''': ''No! But I don't want you to end up like me!''\\
'''Mike Pucci''': ''God forbid.'' (throws case out window)\\
'''Saggs''': (presses button to
detonate the explosives.
--> Mike Pucci: Somebody
case just as case hits limo)\\
'''Briefcase''': '''''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard BOOM]]'''''\\
'''Heroes''': (look out window)\\
'''Mike Pucci''': ''Somebody
fragged Scrags.
--> John Canyon: You
Scrags.''\\
'''John Canyon''': ''You
know, I think it was us.us!''
25th Feb '14 8:34:22 AM bificommander
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* OutlivedYourUsefulness:

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* OutlivedYourUsefulness: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
25th Feb '14 8:32:48 AM bificommander
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* DangerRoomColdOpening: With a very dark twist: The attack on the base with the BigBad and MadScientist at the start was just a demonstration of the Cyborg's combat power. But it wasn't a simulation. They really did let the Cyborg slaughter dozens of their own {{Mook}}s, in highly gruesome ways, as part of the test.

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* DangerRoomColdOpening: DangerRoomColdOpen: With a very dark twist: The attack on the base with the BigBad and MadScientist in it at the start was just a demonstration of the Cyborg's combat power. But it wasn't a simulation. They really did let the Cyborg slaughter dozens of their own {{Mook}}s, in highly gruesome ways, as part of the test.
25th Feb '14 8:31:18 AM bificommander
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* DangerRoomColdOpening: With a very dark twist: The attack on the base with the BigBad and MadScientist at the start was just a demonstration of the Cyborg's combat power. But it wasn't a simulation. They really did let the Cyborg slaughter dozens of their own {{Mook}}s, in highly gruesome ways, as part of the test.


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* OutlivedYourUsefulness:
--> '''Scrags:''' If I could, I'd promote you on the spot. But I'm afraid all this has to be deniable. Which means ''you'' have to be deniable.
25th Jan '14 10:22:25 AM erforce
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* GreasySpoon: That floats in space with a spinning donut shape to keep gravity going, a la [[TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]](along with the white colourscheme). Keeping with the trend of mixing truckers and trucker culture with sci-fi.

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* GreasySpoon: That floats in space with a spinning donut shape to keep gravity going, a la [[TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]](along ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]''(along with the white colourscheme). Keeping with the trend of mixing truckers and trucker culture with sci-fi.
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