History Film / Supernova

17th Feb '16 7:43:07 AM erforce
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Whether or not the film [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot squanders]] its promising beginning to become a slasher film [[RecycledInSpace in space]] is debatable. (And [[TropesAreNotBad whether or not that's a bad thing.]]) Director Walter Hill had his name removed from the finished film (using the post-AlanSmithee name "Thomas Lee" instead.)

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Whether or not the film [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot squanders]] its promising beginning to become a slasher film [[RecycledInSpace in space]] is debatable. (And [[TropesAreNotBad whether or not that's a bad thing.]]) Director Walter Hill Creator/WalterHill had his name removed from the finished film (using the post-AlanSmithee name "Thomas Lee" instead.)



* AlanSmithee: The name was retired by the time this film was made, so director Walter Hill used "Thomas Lee" instead.

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* AlanSmithee: The name was retired by the time this film was made, so director Walter Hill Creator/WalterHill used "Thomas Lee" instead.
16th Dec '15 9:00:40 PM Fireblood
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* BlindJump: Averted; however, even with precise calculations the Nightingale ends up too close to a blue giant star,
* BoardingParty: Of one-in the deleted scenes, [[spoiler: Nick uses the real Troy's corpse as a decoy when entering the ship.]]

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* BlindJump: Averted; however, Averted. However, even with precise calculations the Nightingale ends up too close to a blue giant star,
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* BoardingParty: Of In one-in the deleted scenes, [[spoiler: Nick uses the real Troy's corpse as a decoy when entering the ship.]]



* CasualInterstellarTravel: Averted-Captain Marley states that "if they want to reach the mine within our lifetimes", they need to jump within a certain amount of time.

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* CasualInterstellarTravel: Averted-Captain Averted. Captain Marley states that "if they want to reach the mine within our lifetimes", they need to jump within a certain amount of time.



* ExplosiveDecompression: Averted. [[spoiler: Danika dies]] when thrown into space from suffocation and exposure, but does not explode.

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* ExplosiveDecompression: Averted. [[spoiler: Danika dies]] when she's thrown into space from suffocation and exposure, but does not explode.



* ZeroGSpot: There's a module on the ship which seems to have been built solely for this purpose. It also has windows, so you can watch the action from outside. [[spoiler:Kaela and Nick lure Karl up there and set off a grenade, launching him and the artifact into space.]]

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* ZeroGSpot: There's a module on the ship which seems to have been built solely for this purpose. It also has windows, so you can watch the action from outside. Kael and Nick have sex in there early on. Later Danika and Troy do as well. [[spoiler:Kaela and Nick lure Karl up there and set off a grenade, launching him and the artifact into space.]]
15th Sep '15 10:44:41 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ArtificialIntelligence

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* ArtificialIntelligenceArtificialIntelligence: Sweetie, the ship's computer. Benj has been tinkering with her, making improvements, something he knows he'll get in trouble for if it were ever reported.



* ChekhovsGun: The joke Benj tells about the "creature" formed from the two astronauts sharing the same dimensional stabilization units. Not two minutes later, the captain dies from being in a malfunctioning d-jump unit.
** Also, [[spoiler: how Nick and Kaela escape Karl at the end of the movie.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The joke Benj tells about the "creature" formed from the two astronauts sharing the same dimensional stabilization units. Not two minutes later, the captain dies from being in a malfunctioning d-jump unit.
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unit. [[spoiler:It's also how Nick and Kaela escape Karl at the end of the movie.]]



* ExactWords: When Nick boasts of being in tougher situations than the one they're in now, Kaela asks if he was being honest. He cites their near-crash into the planet as an example of a tougher situation, that being less than an hour before.



* GoneHorriblyWrong: What happens when when your d-jump unit malfunctions. Poor Captain Marley, we hardly knew ye.

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* GoneHorriblyWrong: GoneHorriblyWrong:
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What happens when when your d-jump unit malfunctions. Poor Captain Marley, we hardly knew ye.


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* ZeroGSpot: There's a module on the ship which seems to have been built solely for this purpose. It also has windows, so you can watch the action from outside. [[spoiler:Kaela and Nick lure Karl up there and set off a grenade, launching him and the artifact into space.]]
15th Jul '15 11:02:26 PM Fireblood
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* ExecutiveMeddling: MGM recut AND reshot the film without director Walter Hill's input, and he removed his name from the finished film in response.



* HeyItsThatGuy[=/=]HeyItsThatVoice: As noted in the first paragraph.


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* PopulationControl: Couples must apply for permission to have children, which Yerzy does for Danika and himself, as she wants them. It's not said how this is enforced though.
7th Apr '15 3:03:34 PM Morgenthaler
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A 2000 science fiction film produced by MGM and effects studio Creator/HammerheadProduction. Starring Creator/JamesSpader, Creator/AngelaBassett, Robert Forster, Lou Diamond Phillips, Wilson Cruz, Robin Tunney, and a pre-Literature/{{Twilight}} Peter Facinelli. Voice actress Vanessa Marshall provides the voice of ship's computer, "Sweetie".

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''Supernova'' is a
2000 science fiction film produced by MGM and effects studio Creator/HammerheadProduction. Starring Creator/JamesSpader, Creator/AngelaBassett, Robert Forster, Lou Diamond Phillips, Wilson Cruz, Robin Tunney, and a pre-Literature/{{Twilight}} Peter Facinelli. Voice actress Vanessa Marshall provides the voice of ship's computer, "Sweetie".
5th Apr '15 3:42:11 AM Morgenthaler
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A 2000 science fiction film produced by MGM and effects studio Creator/HammerheadProduction. Starring [[Film/{{Stargate}} James Spader]], [[Film/StrangeDays Angela Bassett]] , [[Film/JackieBrown Robert]] [[Film/TheBlackHole Forster]], [[Series/StargateUniverse Lou Diamond Phillips]],[[Series/MySoCalledLife Wilson Cruz]], [[Series/PrisonBreak Robin Tunney]], and a pre-Literature/{{Twilight}} Peter Facinelli. Voice actress [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Vanessa]] [[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Marshall]] provides the voice of ship's computer, "Sweetie".

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A 2000 science fiction film produced by MGM and effects studio Creator/HammerheadProduction. Starring [[Film/{{Stargate}} James Spader]], [[Film/StrangeDays Angela Bassett]] , [[Film/JackieBrown Robert]] [[Film/TheBlackHole Forster]], [[Series/StargateUniverse Creator/JamesSpader, Creator/AngelaBassett, Robert Forster, Lou Diamond Phillips]],[[Series/MySoCalledLife Phillips, Wilson Cruz]], [[Series/PrisonBreak Cruz, Robin Tunney]], Tunney, and a pre-Literature/{{Twilight}} Peter Facinelli. Voice actress [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Vanessa]] [[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Marshall]] Vanessa Marshall provides the voice of ship's computer, "Sweetie".



Whether or not the film [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot squanders]] its promising beginning to become a slasher film [[RecycledInSpace in space]] is debatable. (And [[TropesAreNotBad whether or not that's a bad thing.]]) Director [[Film/TheWarriors Walter Hill]] had his name removed from the finished film (using the post-AlanSmithee name "Thomas Lee" instead.)

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Whether or not the film [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot squanders]] its promising beginning to become a slasher film [[RecycledInSpace in space]] is debatable. (And [[TropesAreNotBad whether or not that's a bad thing.]]) Director [[Film/TheWarriors Walter Hill]] Hill had his name removed from the finished film (using the post-AlanSmithee name "Thomas Lee" instead.)
1st Dec '14 2:09:55 PM theAdeptRogue
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1st Dec '14 2:09:54 PM theAdeptRogue
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A 2000 science fiction film produced by MGM and effects studio HammerheadProduction. Starring [[Film/{{Stargate}} James Spader]], [[Film/StrangeDays Angela Bassett]] , [[Film/JackieBrown Robert]] [[Film/TheBlackHole Forster]], [[Series/StargateUniverse Lou Diamond Phillips]],[[Series/MySoCalledLife Wilson Cruz]], [[Series/PrisonBreak Robin Tunney]], and a pre-Literature/{{Twilight}} Peter Facinelli. Voice actress [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Vanessa]] [[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Marshall]] provides the voice of ship's computer, "Sweetie".

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A 2000 science fiction film produced by MGM and effects studio HammerheadProduction.Creator/HammerheadProduction. Starring [[Film/{{Stargate}} James Spader]], [[Film/StrangeDays Angela Bassett]] , [[Film/JackieBrown Robert]] [[Film/TheBlackHole Forster]], [[Series/StargateUniverse Lou Diamond Phillips]],[[Series/MySoCalledLife Wilson Cruz]], [[Series/PrisonBreak Robin Tunney]], and a pre-Literature/{{Twilight}} Peter Facinelli. Voice actress [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Vanessa]] [[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Marshall]] provides the voice of ship's computer, "Sweetie".
23rd Nov '14 12:31:43 AM erforce
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A 2000 science fiction film produced by MGM and effects studio HammerheadProduction. Starring [[Film/{{Stargate}} James Spader]], [[Film/StrangeDays Angela Bassett]] , [[Film/JackieBrown Robert]] [[TheBlackHole Forster]], [[Series/StargateUniverse Lou Diamond Phillips]],[[MySoCalledLife Wilson Cruz]], [[PrisonBreak Robin Tunney]], and a pre-Literature/{{Twilight}} Peter Facinelli. Voice actress [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Vanessa]] [[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Marshall]] provides the voice of ship's computer, "Sweetie".

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A 2000 science fiction film produced by MGM and effects studio HammerheadProduction. Starring [[Film/{{Stargate}} James Spader]], [[Film/StrangeDays Angela Bassett]] , [[Film/JackieBrown Robert]] [[TheBlackHole [[Film/TheBlackHole Forster]], [[Series/StargateUniverse Lou Diamond Phillips]],[[MySoCalledLife Phillips]],[[Series/MySoCalledLife Wilson Cruz]], [[PrisonBreak [[Series/PrisonBreak Robin Tunney]], and a pre-Literature/{{Twilight}} Peter Facinelli. Voice actress [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Vanessa]] [[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Marshall]] provides the voice of ship's computer, "Sweetie".
4th Sep '14 8:20:36 PM Fireblood
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The story begins with the [[CoolShip Medical ship, Nightingale]], and its crew -- Captain Marley (Forster), ship's doctor Kaela Evers (Bassett), Medics Yerzy Penalosa (Phillips) and Danika Lund (Tunney), and computer expert Benj Stomejar (Cruz). Into this mix comes new co-pilot Nick Vanzant (Spader), a recovering "Hazen" addict. There is tension between Nick and Kaela, as she has a dislike of Nick, as her abusive ex-lover, Karl Larson, was also a Hazen addict.

The ship receives a distress call from an abandoned mining station, and the message is from Kaela's ex, Larson. The crew makes an emergency jump that leaves their captain dead, and the ship too close to the gravitational pull of a blue giant star. When the crew retrieves a pod from the mine, it contains not Karl, but his son, Troy Larson (Facinelli). Scanning the ship, they find an alien artifact that Troy claims to have found buried in the mine.

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The story begins with the [[CoolShip Medical ship, Nightingale]], ship Nightingale]] and its crew -- Captain crew-Captain Marley (Forster), ship's doctor Kaela Evers (Bassett), Medics Yerzy Penalosa (Phillips) and Danika Lund (Tunney), and computer expert Benj Stomejar (Cruz). Into this mix comes new co-pilot Nick Vanzant (Spader), a recovering "Hazen" addict. There is tension between Nick and Kaela, Kaela as she has a dislike of Nick, Nick as her abusive ex-lover, Karl Larson, was also a Hazen addict.

The ship receives a distress call from an abandoned mining station, and the message is from Kaela's ex, Larson. The crew makes an emergency jump that leaves their captain dead, and the ship too close to the gravitational pull of a blue giant star. When the crew retrieves a pod from the mine, it contains not Karl, Karl but his son, Troy Larson (Facinelli). Scanning the ship, they find an alien artifact that Troy claims to have found buried in the mine.



* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted. Sweetie is as nice as her name, and exhibits remorse when being unable to learn fast enough to prevent [[spoiler:Benj's death.]]
* AlanSmithee: the name was retired by the time this film was made, so director Walter Hill used "Thomas Lee" instead.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted.{{Averted}}. Sweetie is as nice as her name, and exhibits remorse when being unable to learn fast enough to prevent [[spoiler:Benj's death.]]
* AlanSmithee: the The name was retired by the time this film was made, so director Walter Hill used "Thomas Lee" instead.



* ApocalypseHow: At the end, [[spoiler: The 9th dimensional bomb goes off, creating a supernova whose wavefront will reach Earth in 51 years...but whether it destroys the planet or creates a Monolith effect is left up in the air.]]
* ArtificialGravity: the Nightingale uses rotation to create its own gravity.

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* ApocalypseHow: At the end, [[spoiler: The the 9th dimensional bomb goes off, creating a supernova whose wavefront will reach Earth in 51 years...but whether it destroys the planet or creates a Monolith effect is left up in the air.]]
* ArtificialGravity: the The Nightingale uses rotation to create its own gravity.



* BabiesEverAfter: for [[spoiler: Kaela and Nick]]. Averted for [[spoiler: Yerzy and Danika]], who actually wanted to have children together.

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* BabiesEverAfter: for For [[spoiler: Kaela and Nick]]. Averted for [[spoiler: Yerzy and Danika]], who actually wanted to have children together.



* BoardingParty: Of one -- in the deleted scenes, [[spoiler: Nick uses the real Troy's corpse as a decoy when entering the ship.]]

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* BoardingParty: Of one -- in one-in the deleted scenes, [[spoiler: Nick uses the real Troy's corpse as a decoy when entering the ship.]]



* CasualInterstellarTravel: Averted -- Captain Marley states that "if they want to reach the mine within our lifetimes", they need to jump within a certain amount of time.
* ChekhovsGun: the joke Benj tells about the "creature" formed from the two astronauts sharing the same dimensional stabilization units. Not two minutes later, the captain dies from being in a malfunctioning d-jump unit.
** Also, [[spoiler: how Nick and Kaela escape Karl at the end of the movie]]

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* CasualInterstellarTravel: Averted -- Captain Averted-Captain Marley states that "if they want to reach the mine within our lifetimes", they need to jump within a certain amount of time.
* ChekhovsGun: the The joke Benj tells about the "creature" formed from the two astronauts sharing the same dimensional stabilization units. Not two minutes later, the captain dies from being in a malfunctioning d-jump unit.
** Also, [[spoiler: how Nick and Kaela escape Karl at the end of the movie]]movie.]]



* FasterThanLightTravel: called "dimensional jump" or "d-jump" in this story.

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* FasterThanLightTravel: called Called "dimensional jump" or "d-jump" in this story.



* GoneHorriblyWrong: what happens when when your d-jump unit malfunctions. Poor Captain Marley, we hardly knew ye.

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* GoneHorriblyWrong: what What happens when when your d-jump unit malfunctions. Poor Captain Marley, we hardly knew ye.



--> [[DoubleEntendre "Your strategy was both subtle and forceful, Benjamin, You can play with me anytime."]]
* SubspaceAnsible: Played straight. It takes five days for the Nightgale to receive the distress call from the mining colony, which is over 320 light years away and requires a d-jump to get to.

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--> [[DoubleEntendre "Your strategy was both subtle and forceful, Benjamin, Benjamin. You can play with me anytime."]]
* SubspaceAnsible: Played straight.{{Played straight}}. It takes five days for the Nightgale to receive the distress call from the mining colony, which is over 320 light years away and requires a d-jump to get to.



* TrailersAlwaysLie: the trailer for the film makes it seem like it's a horror comedy.

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* TrailersAlwaysLie: the The trailer for the film makes it seem like it's a horror comedy.
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