History Headscratchers / Moonraker

20th Oct '17 8:02:02 PM justme13
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** Don't forget that by Drax's standards, Jaws would have to go. And that's how Bond gets him to change sides
28th Sep '17 9:08:08 AM moloch
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* In the book there's really no need for Drax to [[spoiler:develop the Moonraker and launch his nuclear warhead on London]] when he can just drive it there. M even [[LampshadeHanging lampahades]] this in the last chapter.

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!! The book:
* In the book there's There's really no need for Drax to [[spoiler:develop the Moonraker and launch his nuclear warhead on London]] when he can just drive it there. M even [[LampshadeHanging lampahades]] lampshades]] this in the last chapter.
** Apparently he's just so much of a maniac he wants to hit it with the Moonraker rocket for symbolic reasons. [[FridgeHorror If he hadn't been a maniac, he would probably have succeeded!]]

!! The film:
3rd Jul '17 7:40:17 AM Ansongc2000
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** Who says those guards weren't to his genetic standards? Maybe a few of them were lacking in the apearance department (I don't remember their faces), but as soldiers, and ones Drax trusted to protect his utopia, they had to be pretty physically capable.



** Probably. I imagine you don't end up working as a foot soldier in the private army of a guy who plans to blow up the entire world and repopulate it while ruling over everything as a god-emperor without ''some'' tendencies towards sociopathy.

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** Probably. I imagine you don't end up working as a foot soldier in the private army of a guy who plans to blow up the entire world and repopulate it while ruling over everything as a god-emperor without ''some'' tendencies towards sociopathy.sociopathy.
** That, or standard cult brainwashing. If they thought they were at their version of the rapture, you think scientologists or members of the WBC would care much about their non-cult family members?
3rd May '17 3:58:36 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Probably. I imagine you don't end up working as a foot soldier in the private army of a guy who plans to blow up the entire world without ''some'' tendencies towards sociopathy.

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** Probably. I imagine you don't end up working as a foot soldier in the private army of a guy who plans to blow up the entire world and repopulate it while ruling over everything as a god-emperor without ''some'' tendencies towards sociopathy.
3rd May '17 3:57:56 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Probably. I imagine you don't end up working as a henchman to a guy who plans to blow up the entire world without ''some'' tendencies towards sociopathy.

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** Probably. I imagine you don't end up working as a henchman to foot soldier in the private army of a guy who plans to blow up the entire world without ''some'' tendencies towards sociopathy.
2nd May '17 9:12:36 AM DoctorNemesis
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* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Do none of Drax's guards have families?]] Friends? Lovers? A favorite bartender? I'm reminded of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' where Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch were fine with terrorism but drew the line at [[EvenEvilHasStandards destroying the world]]. Does Drax employ psychological screening to find the most sociopathic henchmen possible?

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* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Do none of Drax's guards have families?]] Friends? Lovers? A favorite bartender? I'm reminded of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' where Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch were fine with terrorism but drew the line at [[EvenEvilHasStandards destroying the world]]. Does Drax employ psychological screening to find the most sociopathic henchmen possible?possible?
** Probably. I imagine you don't end up working as a henchman to a guy who plans to blow up the entire world without ''some'' tendencies towards sociopathy.
15th Nov '16 4:31:04 PM DesertDragon
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** [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Do none of Drax's guards have families?]] Friends? Lovers? A favorite bartender? I'm reminded of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' where Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch were fine with terrorism but drew the line at [[EvenEvilHasStandards destroying the world]]. Does Drax employ psychological screening to find the most sociopathic henchmen possible?

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** * [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Do none of Drax's guards have families?]] Friends? Lovers? A favorite bartender? I'm reminded of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' where Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch were fine with terrorism but drew the line at [[EvenEvilHasStandards destroying the world]]. Does Drax employ psychological screening to find the most sociopathic henchmen possible?
15th Nov '16 4:30:23 PM DesertDragon
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* Why did Drax steal a shuttle instead of simply extending his timetable? He's managed to build a fleet of private shuttles. He's managed to build a huge space station. He did that completely undetected even though it would require years worth of trips back and forth for the construction. Why risk something as public as the theft of a multi-billion dollar spacecraft when there was no time crunch to his plan?

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* Why did Drax steal a shuttle instead of simply extending his timetable? He's managed to build a fleet of private shuttles. He's managed to build a huge space station. He did that completely undetected even though it would require years worth of trips back and forth for the construction. Why risk something as public as the theft of a multi-billion dollar spacecraft when there was no time crunch to his plan?plan?
** [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Do none of Drax's guards have families?]] Friends? Lovers? A favorite bartender? I'm reminded of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' where Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch were fine with terrorism but drew the line at [[EvenEvilHasStandards destroying the world]]. Does Drax employ psychological screening to find the most sociopathic henchmen possible?
10th Sep '16 6:36:08 AM cdrood
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** He was a good guy when he decided to help James Bond save his girlfriend and the rest of the world. It's called a HeelFaceTurn- he doesn't ''have'' to be a decent human being, but that doesn't mean he isn't doing the right thing.

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** He was a good guy when he decided to help James Bond save his girlfriend and the rest of the world. It's called a HeelFaceTurn- he doesn't ''have'' to be a decent human being, but that doesn't mean he isn't doing the right thing.thing.
* Why did Drax steal a shuttle instead of simply extending his timetable? He's managed to build a fleet of private shuttles. He's managed to build a huge space station. He did that completely undetected even though it would require years worth of trips back and forth for the construction. Why risk something as public as the theft of a multi-billion dollar spacecraft when there was no time crunch to his plan?
29th Aug '16 9:32:32 AM KeithM
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**** One of the ideas early in the shuttle program was that in an event of an emergency in orbit you could have a shuttle ready to launch in two to 3 days to launch a rescue mission.
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