History Film / TheFinalCountdown

15th Apr '16 3:33:10 AM morenohijazo
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* SpyShip: The ''[=USS=] Nimitz'' task force shadowed by a Soviet-flagged "fishing trawler" that isn't doing much fishing.
14th Feb '16 1:40:02 PM DougSMachina
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For the same initial premise with the sides reversed, see ''Manga/{{Zipang}}'' where a modern Japanese Aegis destroyer named the ''JDS Mirai'' gets inexplicably teleported back to the Battle of Midway. And for a similar premise with much more wide-reaching effects, see John Birmingham's ''[[Literature/AxisOfTime]]'' novels.

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For the same initial premise with the sides reversed, see ''Manga/{{Zipang}}'' where a modern Japanese Aegis destroyer named the ''JDS Mirai'' gets inexplicably teleported back to the Battle of Midway. And for a similar premise with much more wide-reaching effects, see John Birmingham's ''[[Literature/AxisOfTime]]'' ''Literature/AxisOfTime'' novels.
14th Feb '16 1:39:22 PM DougSMachina
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For the same initial premise with the sides reversed, see ''Manga/{{Zipang}}'' where a modern Japanese Aegis destroyer named the ''JDS Mirai'' gets inexplicably teleported back to the Battle of Midway.

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For the same initial premise with the sides reversed, see ''Manga/{{Zipang}}'' where a modern Japanese Aegis destroyer named the ''JDS Mirai'' gets inexplicably teleported back to the Battle of Midway. \n And for a similar premise with much more wide-reaching effects, see John Birmingham's ''[[Literature/AxisOfTime]]'' novels.
4th Feb '16 11:16:37 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Feb '16 11:14:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[SuperiorFirepowerOtherNavalNukes Peace Through Superior Firepower]]: See the entry for the ''Nimitz'' class carriers.
4th Feb '16 11:07:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Captain Yelland's realization that the storm's reappearance and pursuit of his ship just as his forces are going to intercept the Japanese in the Pearl Harbor attack could only mean that it has come to take them home.
30th Dec '15 6:34:25 PM mikey300
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Further investigation reveals that it's no hoax; they have somehow been transported back in time -- carrier, planes, and all -- to December 6, 1941. Captain Yelland (Creator/KirkDouglas), not being an idiot, realizes the potential of a modern nuclear carrier to turn the tide of the forthcoming Pearl Harbor battle. First officer Commander Owens (James Farentino) is not so certain, believing that it's impossible to alter the past and that any attempt would be doomed to failure.

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Further investigation reveals that it's no hoax; they have somehow been transported back in time -- carrier, planes, and all -- to December 6, 1941. Captain Matt Yelland (Creator/KirkDouglas), not being an idiot, realizes the potential of a modern nuclear carrier to turn the tide of the forthcoming Pearl Harbor battle. First officer Air Wing Commander "CAG" Richard Owens (James Farentino) is not so certain, believing that it's impossible to alter the past and that any attempt would be doomed to failure.
1st Sep '15 5:05:33 PM oknazevad
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Further investigation reveals that it's no hoax; they have somehow been transported back in time -- carrier, planes, and all -- to December 6, 1941. Captain Yelland (Creator/KirkDouglas), not being an idiot, realizes the potential of a modern nuclear carrier to turn the tide of the forthcoming Pearl Harbor battle. Wing Commander Owens (James Farentino) is not so certain, believing that it's impossible to alter the past and that any attempt would be doomed to failure.

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Further investigation reveals that it's no hoax; they have somehow been transported back in time -- carrier, planes, and all -- to December 6, 1941. Captain Yelland (Creator/KirkDouglas), not being an idiot, realizes the potential of a modern nuclear carrier to turn the tide of the forthcoming Pearl Harbor battle. Wing First officer Commander Owens (James Farentino) is not so certain, believing that it's impossible to alter the past and that any attempt would be doomed to failure.



** The E-2 "Hawkeye" AWACS aircraft is never seen again after they make visual contact with the Japanese fleet.
*** GeniusBonus: If you look hard enough for the few seconds just after that scene you can see the 'Hawkeye' taxiing on the ''Nimitz's'' deck.
7th Aug '15 12:56:30 PM Willbyr
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For the same initial premise with the sides reversed, see ''{{Zipang}}'' where a modern Japanese Aegis destroyer named the ''JDS Mirai'' gets inexplicably teleported back to the Battle of Midway.

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For the same initial premise with the sides reversed, see ''{{Zipang}}'' ''Manga/{{Zipang}}'' where a modern Japanese Aegis destroyer named the ''JDS Mirai'' gets inexplicably teleported back to the Battle of Midway.
6th Aug '15 12:43:28 PM Hereward
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*** GeniusBonus: If you look hard enough for the few seconds just after that scene you can see the 'Hawkeye' taxiing on the ''Nimitz's'' deck.
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