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6th Aug '15 8:49:57 AM StClair
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* BetterThanSex: Rosie claims that some hotdog flying with Maniac was better than sex. Angel calls "bullshit" on the claim, to which Rosie replies "better than sex with myself"[[note]]which would be [[ADateWithRosiePalms a date with Rosie... yeah[[/note]].
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* BetterThanSex: Rosie claims that some hotdog flying with Maniac was better than sex. Angel calls "bullshit" on the claim, to which Rosie replies "better than sex with myself"[[note]]which would be [[ADateWithRosiePalms a date with Rosie... yeah[[/note]].yeah]][[/note]].
6th Aug '15 8:49:35 AM StClair
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* BetterThanSex: Rosie claims that some hotdog flying with Maniac was better than sex. Angel calls "bullshit" on the claim, to which Rosie replies "better than sex with myself". * CallingTheOldManOut: Blair calls Angel, his squadron[[labelnote:*]]"wing" in the film dialog, a script editing error that was fixed in the {{Novelization}}[[/labelnote]] commander, on her policy that pilots who died "never existed", as being unfaithful to those who have died in service.
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* BetterThanSex: Rosie claims that some hotdog flying with Maniac was better than sex. Angel calls "bullshit" on the claim, to which Rosie replies "better than sex with myself". myself"[[note]]which would be [[ADateWithRosiePalms a date with Rosie... yeah[[/note]]. * CallingTheOldManOut: Blair calls Angel, his squadron[[labelnote:*]]"wing" squadron[[note]]"wing" in the film dialog, a script editing error that was fixed in the {{Novelization}}[[/labelnote]] {{Novelization}}[[/note]] commander, on her policy that pilots who died "never existed", as being unfaithful to those who have died in service.
12th May '15 6:24:51 AM Nohbody
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There's no need for the namespace to be visible, besides the whole "breaks ABC order" issue.
* Myth.ClassicalMythology: Quite a few references throughout the plot to ''Literature/TheOdyssey''
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* Myth.ClassicalMythology: Myth/ClassicalMythology: Quite a few references throughout the plot to ''Literature/TheOdyssey''
3rd May '15 6:32:12 PM Smurfton
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* ClassicalMythology: Quite a few references throughout the plot to ''Literature/TheOdyssey''
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* Myth.ClassicalMythology: Quite a few references throughout the plot to ''Literature/TheOdyssey''
23rd Feb '15 10:23:48 PM nombretomado
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* VanillaEdition: Although more a case of the Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox executives [[TheyJustDidntCare simply not caring]] about the film than a quest for more sales, all three releases (non-anamorphic {{DVD}} in 1999, anamorphic DVD in 2011, and BluRay in 2013) have nothing more than a fairly barebones menu and the theatrical trailer included.
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* VanillaEdition: Although more a case of the Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox executives [[TheyJustDidntCare simply not caring]] about the film than a quest for more sales, all three releases (non-anamorphic {{DVD}} in 1999, anamorphic DVD in 2011, and BluRay UsefulNotes/BluRay in 2013) have nothing more than a fairly barebones menu and the theatrical trailer included.
6th Jan '15 7:18:08 PM Fireblood
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* InvisibilityCloak: The Kilrathi Skipper missile is a cloak-equipped missile that travels a certain distance, decloaks and changes course, then cloaks again. It's slower than a normal missile, but the cloaking makes it impossible to shoot down unless a fighter can chase it down.
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* InvisibilityCloak: The Kilrathi Skipper missile is a cloak-equipped missile that travels a certain distance, decloaks and changes course, then cloaks again. It's slower than a normal missile, but the cloaking makes it impossible to shoot down destroy unless a fighter can chase it down.
6th Jan '15 7:17:31 PM Fireblood
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* TheDeadHaveNames: {{Inverted|Trope}}. Anyone who dies is said to be forgotten, and mention of their name actually forbidden. Blair finds this deplorable, and [[CallingTheOldManOut calls Angel on it]].
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* TheDeadHaveNames: {{Inverted|Trope}}. Anyone who dies is said to be forgotten, have not existed, and mention of their name actually forbidden. Blair finds this deplorable, and [[CallingTheOldManOut calls Angel on it]].

* FinishHim: ''Give him a broadside, Mr Gerald!''
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* FinishHim: ''Give him a broadside, Mr Mr. Gerald!''

* GravitySucks: Beacon 147, a NegativeSpaceWedgie also known as [[MeaningfulName Scyllia]]. Two Confed ships nearly fall victim to this trope, and an unsuspecting Kilrathi warship ''does'' fall victim to this.
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* GravitySucks: Beacon 147, a NegativeSpaceWedgie also known as [[MeaningfulName Scyllia]].Scylla]]. Two Confed ships nearly fall victim to this trope, and an unsuspecting Kilrathi warship ''does'' fall victim to this.

* InTheBlood: Pilgrims' navigational talents
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* InTheBlood: Pilgrims' navigational talentstalents.

* PlanarShockwave: from destroyed Kilrathi capships, and they look pretty freaking awesome. Also from a Skipper missile near the end of the movie, but this time Angel tries to [[OutrunTheFireball Outrun A Fireball]] which is less tall than her ship is, instead of, say, [[TwoDSpace pulling up a few meters]]. They even ''refer'' to it as the "[[LampshadeHanging Planar Wave]]" in dialog.
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* PlanarShockwave: from From destroyed Kilrathi capships, and they look pretty freaking awesome. Also from a Skipper missile near the end of the movie, but this time Angel tries to [[OutrunTheFireball Outrun A Fireball]] outrun a fireball]] which is less tall than her ship is, instead of, say, [[TwoDSpace pulling up a few meters]]. They even ''refer'' to it as the "[[LampshadeHanging Planar Wave]]" planar wave]]" in dialog.

* ShoutOut: Quite a few to ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', evidently the Pilgrims who named everything were fans of the Classics. * SilentRunningMode: Via StealthInSpace. Ships, from small fighters up to entire fleets of capital ships, try to avoid detection by shutting down all non-essential power systems and getting as close as they can to asteroids, debris, or planets (in the case of the aforementioned fleet). Works to varying degrees depending on how close the enemy gets. At one point the ''Tiger Claw'' plays up Roberts' inspiration by ''Film/DasBoot'' with the ''Claw'' doing this while damaged, to try to avoid the Kilrathi fleet. They go as far as requiring everyone aboard the ship to stay as quiet as possible, despite the fact that sound doesn't travel through vacuum.
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* ShoutOut: Quite a few to ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', evidently ''Literature/TheOdyssey''-evidently the Pilgrims who named everything were fans of the Classics. * SilentRunningMode: Via StealthInSpace. Ships, from small fighters up to entire fleets of capital ships, try to avoid detection by shutting down all non-essential power systems and getting as close as they can to asteroids, debris, or planets (in the case of the aforementioned fleet). Works to varying degrees depending on how close the enemy gets. At one point the ''Tiger Claw'' plays up Roberts' inspiration by from ''Film/DasBoot'' with the ''Claw'' doing this while damaged, to try to avoid the Kilrathi fleet. They go as far as requiring everyone aboard the ship to stay as quiet as possible, despite the fact that sound doesn't travel through vacuum.
11th Nov '14 9:13:26 AM SilentHunterUK
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* IAmVeryBritish: Angel.

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* RightBehindMe: Happens to Maniac after his inverted landing.
28th Oct '14 2:31:07 PM MagBas
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hate dumb is Flame Bait
* ArtificialGravity: Done in such a way that it affected objects even as they left the ship, as long as they were within a few meters of it. Caused [[HateDumb many a cry]] it was ruined when a wrecked fighter is pushed off the flight deck, causing it to "fall" off the edge into space. To be fair, the ArtificialGravity is at least consistently shown to affect objects leaving the flight deck that way.
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* ArtificialGravity: Done in such a way that it affected objects even as they left the ship, as long as they were within a few meters of it. Caused [[HateDumb many a cry]] it was ruined when a wrecked fighter is pushed off the flight deck, causing it to "fall" off the edge into space. To be fair, the ArtificialGravity is at least consistently shown to affect objects leaving the flight deck that way.
29th Sep '14 12:51:17 AM Nohbody
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works better with the comma after "existed"
* CallingTheOldManOut: Blair calls Angel, his squadron[[labelnote:*]]"wing" in the film dialog, a script editing error that was fixed in the {{Novelization}}[[/labelnote]] commander, on her policy that pilots who died "never existed" as being unfaithful to those who have died in service.
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Blair calls Angel, his squadron[[labelnote:*]]"wing" in the film dialog, a script editing error that was fixed in the {{Novelization}}[[/labelnote]] commander, on her policy that pilots who died "never existed" existed", as being unfaithful to those who have died in service.
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