History Film / StrandedInSpace

25th Mar '18 5:28:52 PM TedlyAnderson
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* BluffTheImposter: When Stryker is first recovering, he's tended to by a Dr. Revere. Stryker is suspicious of the situation, but doesn't know exactly what's going on—at first, he tries speaking Russian to Revere, but Revere claims to not speak the language. Still suspecting a trick, Stryker tries another tactic:
-->'''Stryker:''' Speaking of Boston, Dr. Revere ... any relation to [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution Paul]]?
-->'''Revere:''' (clearly puzzled) Paul ... Revere? No, I don't think so.
-->'''Stryker:''' That's all right. Paul Revere wasn't much of a ballplayer.
-->'''Revere:''' I'm afraid I'm as ignorant of sports as I am of other languages.
21st Feb '18 11:30:15 PM DragonQuestZ
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* AutoErotica / FakeOutMakeOut: When Stryker has Bettina alone in her car and is trying to explain himself to her, she begins honking the horn to get the attention of a passing truck. Stryker quickly begins kissing her to throw off the others' suspicions. Bettina is not amused.



* CounterEarth: As the main trope page notes though, this makes little sense as, since the Earth's orbit is elliptical, the two Earths would have to be visible from each other at some point.

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* CounterEarth: As the The main trope page notes though, this makes little sense as, since setting of the Earth's orbit series is elliptical, the two Earths would have to be visible from each other at some point.on Terra instead of Earth.



* FakeOutMakeOut: When Stryker has Bettina alone in her car and is trying to explain himself to her, she begins honking the horn to get the attention of a passing truck. Stryker quickly begins kissing her to throw off the others' suspicions. Bettina is not amused.



* InexplicableCulturalTies: Other than The Perfect Order, [[ExaggeratedTrope there's only a few cosmetic differences that separate Earth and Terra.]]

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* InexplicableCulturalTies: Other than The Perfect Order, [[ExaggeratedTrope there's only a few cosmetic differences that separate Earth and Terra.]]


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* WhamShot: Neil seeing three moons and realizing he's not on Earth.
7th Oct '17 4:05:13 PM nombretomado
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A 1973 MadeForTVMovie from BingCrosby [[Series/HogansHeroes Productions]] originally known as ''The Stranger'' starring Glenn Corbett.

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A 1973 MadeForTVMovie from BingCrosby Music/BingCrosby [[Series/HogansHeroes Productions]] originally known as ''The Stranger'' starring Glenn Corbett.
20th Sep '17 8:55:28 PM Scooter007
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* AffablyEvil: The ruling council of the Perfect Order, even to their own subordinates.
* AlienSky: Stryker finally realizes he's on another planet when he spies three moons in the night sky. These show up again in the final shot of the film as BookEnds.
-->'''Stryker:''' Do [the moons] always look like that?\\
'''Driver:''' How do you want them to look?


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* AlwaysABiggerFish: A political variant is described when Benedict is summoned to a meeting with the Perfect Order's ruling council. As he tells his aide, "We all answer to somebody."
* AutoErotica / FakeOutMakeOut: When Stryker has Bettina alone in her car and is trying to explain himself to her, she begins honking the horn to get the attention of a passing truck. Stryker quickly begins kissing her to throw off the others' suspicions. Bettina is not amused.
* BittersweetEnding: Stryker escapes from Benedict (for now), but every friend he's made along the way is either dead or lobotomized beyond recognition. And the implication is that this pattern will continue.


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* DressingAsTheEnemy: twice, both times played with:
** The first is downplayed when Stryker steals some clothes out of a locker at the hospital, in that the owner is (presumably) not an enemy per se.
** The second is subverted; Stryker is set to replace a Terran astronaut on a rocket that can take him home, and is halfway into the man's spacesuit when Benedict and his mooks show up and blow the charade.


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* TheHeavy: Benedict is the main villain of the film, but he's not the EvilOverlord, just a high-ranking officer.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Benedict rails on about TheEvilsOfFreeWill (specifically, that one man with "ideas" will begin to think AGodAmI and will inevitably become a despot. What he doesn't seem to realize is that, in essence, the Perfect Order is exactly that, albeit with a small council of A Gods Are We rather than just one person.


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* LeftHanging: The film is clearly a [[{{Pilot}} setup for a series]] but, as stated in the main body, it wasn't picked up.
* TheManBehindTheMan / TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The ruling council of the Perfect Order, consisting of three or four unidentified individuals (only one of whom has a speaking part), pulls Benedict's strings.
20th Nov '16 10:24:02 PM Titus88
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: It's apparently even called English for some reason.
9th Sep '16 3:46:22 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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After a freak accident, astronaut Neil Stryker finds himself stranded on "Terra", an alternate Earth situated directly on the far side of the sun. At first, he doesn't realize this, as he is confined to a hospital by Dr. Revere who has been ordered by his superior Benedict, to drug and interrogate Stryker, orders the doctor reluctantly fulfills. Eventually, Stryker escapes from the hospital and, after spying Terra's three moons, realizes he is not on Earth.

As he learns at a bookstore that he makes his way to, Terra is under the command of The Perfect Order, a totalitarian government that apparently rose after a nuclear conflict 35 years before. As you might expect, The Perfect Order has succeeded in eliminating poverty and war, at the cost of how people with incompatible ideas are removed from society, reconditioned in "Ward E", and if resistant, executed. Religion is outlawed, as is most art, and it appears that alcohol is next on the list. For the most part, Terra's technology is equivalent to 1970's Earth (including cars with Plymouth logos), but with surveillance technology placed in every television and radio. Also, everyone's left-handed. Crazy huh?

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After a freak accident, astronaut Neil Stryker finds himself stranded on "Terra", "Terra," an alternate Earth situated directly on the far side of the sun. At first, he doesn't realize this, as he is confined to a hospital by Dr. Revere who has been ordered by his superior Benedict, to drug and interrogate Stryker, orders the doctor reluctantly fulfills. Eventually, Stryker escapes from the hospital and, after spying Terra's three moons, realizes he is not on Earth.

As he learns at a bookstore that he makes his way to, Terra is under the command of The Perfect Order, a totalitarian government that apparently rose after a nuclear conflict 35 years before. As you might expect, The Perfect Order has succeeded in eliminating poverty and war, at the cost of how people with incompatible ideas are removed from society, reconditioned in "Ward E", E," and if resistant, executed. Religion is outlawed, as is most art, and it appears that alcohol is next on the list. For the most part, Terra's technology is equivalent to 1970's Earth (including cars with Plymouth logos), but with surveillance technology placed in every television and radio. Also, everyone's left-handed. Crazy huh?
3rd Sep '16 11:49:58 AM thatother1dude
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* AlternateUniverse: Other than The Perfect Order, there's only a few cosmetic differences that separate Earth and Terra.


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* InexplicableCulturalTies: Other than The Perfect Order, [[ExaggeratedTrope there's only a few cosmetic differences that separate Earth and Terra.]]
2nd Sep '15 7:07:18 PM nombretomado
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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E05StrandedInSpace episode recap page]].

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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E05StrandedInSpace episode recap page]].
21st May '15 5:57:50 PM nombretomado
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A 1973 MadeForTVMovie from BingCrosby [[HogansHeroes Productions]] originally known as ''The Stranger'' starring Glenn Corbett.

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A 1973 MadeForTVMovie from BingCrosby [[HogansHeroes [[Series/HogansHeroes Productions]] originally known as ''The Stranger'' starring Glenn Corbett.
19th Nov '13 4:43:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AllTheMyriadWays: Other than The Perfect Order, there's only a few cosmetic differences that separate Earth and Terra.

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* AllTheMyriadWays: AlternateUniverse: Other than The Perfect Order, there's only a few cosmetic differences that separate Earth and Terra.
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