History Film / TheDish

1st Oct '15 8:08:38 PM PaulA
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* AnonymousRinger: The Prime Minister's name and party affiliation are unrevealed; he is just called "Prime Minister", and his party is just referred to as "the Party". The actual PM at the time was John Gorton of the Liberal Party, but the PM in the movie is, like the rest of the movie, somewhat fictionalised.

* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Prime Minister, odd given that a quick glance at the history books reveals the PM of the time to be John Gorton of the [[NoPartyGiven Liberal Party]].
1st Oct '15 8:05:51 PM PaulA
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Trope names. Useful Notes should not be listed as tropes.
* CantSpitItOut: [[EveryoneCanSeeIt It's obvious to everyone that Glenn and Jeanine like each other]], but he has trouble admitting it. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, he finally summons up the courage to ask her out.]]
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* CantSpitItOut: CannotSpitItOut: [[EveryoneCanSeeIt It's obvious to everyone that Glenn and Jeanine like each other]], but he has trouble admitting it. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, he finally summons up the courage to ask her out.]]

* UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace: Alluded to at the beginning with a montage showing [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy President Kennedy]]'s 'We choose to go to the moon!' speech.
1st Oct '15 8:01:52 PM PaulA
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Sinkhole Chain. Berserk Button involves a trigger that repeatedly enrages a character; "quiet grief" and "only actually loses his temper once" don't count. Quote markup.
Not to be confused with the spin-off of ''Series/TheSoup'' that ran on the Style channel, or former ''[[AmericanNewspapers The New Republic]]'' editor [[GayConservative Andrew]] [[TheBear Sullivan]]'s [[http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/ news aggregator/blog]].
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Not to be confused with the spin-off of ''Series/TheSoup'' that ran on the Style channel, or former ''[[AmericanNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers The New Republic]]'' editor [[GayConservative Andrew]] [[TheBear Sullivan]]'s Andrew Sullivan's [[http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/ news aggregator/blog]].

* BerserkButton: Cliff's wife, although the button invokes a touching portrayal of quiet grief rather than rage. ** Mitch's bitchyness towards Al clearly gets on Cliff's nerves, but his NeverMyFault attitude when the dish loses all power due to Mitch's failure to prime the UPS pump properly, combined with his lame attempt to shift the blame onto NASA, causes the only instance in the entire film where Cliff actually loses his temper.

---> '''Marie:''' (''defiantly'') Is this mission being funded by the CIA? ---> '''Al:''' Not entirely. ---> '''Marie:''' (''uncertainly'') Really? ---> '''Al:''' No.
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---> '''Marie:''' (''defiantly'') --->'''Marie''' (''defiantly''): Is this mission being funded by the CIA? ---> '''Al:''' CIA?\\ '''Al''': Not entirely. ---> '''Marie:''' entirely.\\ '''Marie''': (''uncertainly'') Really? ---> '''Al:''' Really?\\ '''Al''': No.

--> '''May''' Don't call me Maisie in front of the ambassador! --> '''Bob''' What do I care if some big shot yank sees that I love my wife? * HypocriticalHumor: Mitch protesting "We're a professional unit!" while in the middle of a cricket match played in the bowl of the Dish.
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--> '''May''' -->'''May''': Don't call me Maisie in front of the ambassador! --> '''Bob''' ambassador!\\ '''Bob''': What do I care if some big shot yank sees that I love my wife? * HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor: ** Mitch protesting "We're a professional unit!" while in the middle of a cricket match played in the bowl of the Dish.

* LandDownUnder: Mostly averted, though Al's lack of understanding of Australian slang is played for laughs in places. -->'''Mitch:''' You treat us like a pack of galahs! -->(''Al looks confused'') -->'''Glenn:''' (''explaining'') That's a type of parrot.

--> '''Cliff''': And what is NASA? --> '''Mitch''': Oh it's money and equipment and everything else you could ever want on a silver platter --> '''Cliff''': No Mitch, NASA is just a bigger group of us.
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--> '''Cliff''': -->'''Cliff''': And what is NASA? --> NASA?\\ '''Mitch''': Oh it's money and equipment and everything else you could ever want on a silver platter --> platter.\\ '''Cliff''': No Mitch, NASA is just a bigger group of us. us.

-->'''PM:''' Bob, we have a saying in [[NoPartyGiven the Party]]: you don't fuck up... -->'''Bob:''' Yes? -->'''PM:''' That's it.
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-->'''PM:''' -->'''PM''': Bob, we have a saying in [[NoPartyGiven the Party]]: you don't fuck up... -->'''Bob:''' Yes? -->'''PM:''' up...\\ '''Bob''': Yes?\\ '''PM''': That's it.

* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: See LandDownUnder above. * SickeninglySweethearts: the mayor. "What do I care if some big-wig Yank sees that I love my wife?"
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* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: See LandDownUnder above. Al's lack of understanding of Australian slang is played for laughs in places. -->'''Mitch''': You treat us like a pack of galahs!\\ (''Al looks confused'')\\ '''Glenn''' (''explaining''): That's a type of parrot. * SickeninglySweethearts: the The mayor. "What do I care if some big-wig Yank sees that I love my wife?"

--> '''Glenn''' Uh, I think the computer's wiped
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--> '''Glenn''' -->'''Glenn''': Uh, I think the computer's wipedwiped.

-->'''Al:''' The prime receiving station has no idea where ''Apollo XI'' is? -->'''Glenn:''' Yeah, it's on its way to the Moon.
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-->'''Al:''' -->'''Al''': The prime receiving station has no idea where ''Apollo XI'' is? -->'''Glenn:''' is?\\ '''Glenn''': Yeah, it's on its way to the Moon.
26th Sep '15 2:38:19 PM MRAustin
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** Mitch's bitchyness towards Al clearly gets on Cliff's nerves, but his NeverMyFault attitude when the dish loses all power due to his failure to prime the UPS pump properly combined with his lame attempt to shift the blame onto NASA causes the only instance in the entire film where Cliff actually loses his temper.
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** Mitch's bitchyness towards Al clearly gets on Cliff's nerves, but his NeverMyFault attitude when the dish loses all power due to his Mitch's failure to prime the UPS pump properly properly, combined with his lame attempt to shift the blame onto NASA NASA, causes the only instance in the entire film where Cliff actually loses his temper.
19th Apr '15 1:11:57 AM passivesmoking
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* NeverMyFault: Mitch tries to shift the blame when he forgets to prime the UPS pumps, leading to a total power loss when the power goes out and the dish losing track of Apollo 11. * NotSoDifferent: Mitch seems quite [[GreenEyedMonster jealous of NASA]] and all the resources it had at its disposal until Cliff points this out. --> '''Cliff''': And what is NASA? --> '''Mitch''': Oh it's money and equipment and everything else you could ever want on a silver platter --> '''Cliff''': No Mitch, NASA is just a bigger group of us.
19th Apr '15 1:06:37 AM passivesmoking
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* HappilyMarried: The mayor and his wife. --> '''May''' Don't call me Maisie in front of the ambassador! --> '''Bob''' What do I care if some big shot yank sees that I love my wife?

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* WhamLine: --> '''Glenn''' Uh, I think the computer's wiped
19th Apr '15 12:57:57 AM passivesmoking
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** Mitch's bitchyness towards Al clearly gets on Cliff's nerves, but his NeverMyFault attitude when the dish loses all power due to his failure to prime the UPS pump properly combined with his lame attempt to shift the blame onto NASA causes the only instance in the entire film where Cliff actually loses his temper.

* CloudCuckooLand: The residents of Parkes are all endearingly eccentric in one way or another and their radio telescope is in the middle of a sheep paddock.

* TheSixties
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* TheSixtiesTheSixties: It is indirectly about Apollo 11
16th Mar '15 1:45:10 PM rjung
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/252c340e24e25092aa1602aa0e77e92d.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:But I thought The Dish logo was a kangaroo...]]
20th Jan '15 2:42:55 PM gallium
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* MundaneSolution
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* MundaneSolutionMundaneSolution: The team is panicking over just how the hell they're going to find Apollo 11--until Glen suggests pointing the dish at the Moon, which is where the spacecraft is going.

* MundaneSolutionSeparatedByACommonLanguage: See LandDownUnder above.

* TheSpaceRace: Alluded to at the beginning with a montage showing [[JohnFKennedy President Kennedy]]'s 'We choose to go to the moon!' speech.
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* TheSpaceRace: UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace: Alluded to at the beginning with a montage showing [[JohnFKennedy [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy President Kennedy]]'s 'We choose to go to the moon!' speech.
2nd Jan '15 4:30:58 AM Doc_Loki
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** Also: "It's on its way to the Moon."
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