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12th Jun '16 1:35:04 PM Lightning4119
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*** It pretty clearly isn't, as the missile exploding is what takes out Carver's ship at the end, and while the blast obviously isn't nuclear (not that it exploding like that would cause a nuclear reaction) there's no mention of contamination of any sort or radiation concerns.
11th Jun '16 10:16:30 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Plus, they're kind of running a major international crime out of that building as well. It's a laboratory not even Carver's wife is supposed to know about, with the clear implication that the stealth ship, the drill, and the satellites used in the operation are being designed and at least partially built there. Calling the police on Bond leads to the police asking the reasonable question of what Bond was doing there in the first place, which potentially leads back to further, more awkward questions about what exactly Carver and his crew are up to. Carver has plenty of reason not to what the police around in his operations.

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** Plus, they're kind of running a major ''major international crime crime'' out of that building as well. It's a laboratory not even Carver's wife is supposed to know about, with the clear implication that the stealth ship, the drill, and the satellites used in the operation are being designed and at least partially built there. Calling the police on Bond leads to the police asking the reasonable question of what Bond was doing there in the first place, which potentially leads back to further, more awkward questions about what exactly Carver and his crew are up to. Carver has plenty of reason not to what the police around in his operations.
11th Jun '16 10:16:19 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Plus, they're kind of running a major international crime out of that building as well. Carver has plenty reason not to want the authorities sniffing around his buildings either. Calling the police on Bond leads to the police asking the reasonable question of what Bond was doing there in the first place, which potentially leads back to further, more awkward questions about what exactly Carver and his crew are up to.

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** Plus, they're kind of running a major international crime out of that building as well. Carver has plenty reason It's a laboratory not even Carver's wife is supposed to want know about, with the authorities sniffing around his buildings either.clear implication that the stealth ship, the drill, and the satellites used in the operation are being designed and at least partially built there. Calling the police on Bond leads to the police asking the reasonable question of what Bond was doing there in the first place, which potentially leads back to further, more awkward questions about what exactly Carver and his crew are up to. Carver has plenty of reason not to what the police around in his operations.
11th Jun '16 10:14:41 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Plus, they're kind of running a major international crime out of that building as well. Carver has plenty reason not to want the authorities sniffing around his buildings either.

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** Plus, they're kind of running a major international crime out of that building as well. Carver has plenty reason not to want the authorities sniffing around his buildings either. Calling the police on Bond leads to the police asking the reasonable question of what Bond was doing there in the first place, which potentially leads back to further, more awkward questions about what exactly Carver and his crew are up to.
11th Jun '16 10:12:50 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Bond knows too much - and, in police custody, he could still contact MI6 for aid and to relay information.

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** Bond knows too much - and, in police custody, he could still contact MI6 for aid and to relay information.information.
** Plus, they're kind of running a major international crime out of that building as well. Carver has plenty reason not to want the authorities sniffing around his buildings either.
9th May '16 11:10:37 PM CharlesPhipps
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* Carver's plan would've worked perfectly if he had bothered to set up some ''reason'' why his media outlets learned about this story long before official stories did. MI6 was ''only'' onto Carver because his newspaper ran the story before the official sources had even announced that anything had happened. For that matter, it wouldn't have gone nearly as far as it did if Bond didn't tip Carver off the first time they meet.
** Carver ''did'' have a cover story of getting his information from the Vietnamese government. It's just it was too quick to be believable. Carver's impatience was his undoing.
30th Apr '16 9:46:15 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Plus, well, Bond villain. Coming up with ridiculously OTT plans is kind of the whole deal.
28th Dec '15 5:42:10 PM Thunderchin
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* As far as the world is concerned, Carver is a legitimate multinational businessman. When Bond breaks into one of his offices, he's pursued by armed thugs who keep trying to kill him. They're security guards, not military. Why try to kill him instead of capture him or report him to the authorities?

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\n** The satellite was very obviously a mock-up.

* As far as the world is concerned, Carver is a legitimate multinational businessman. When Bond breaks into one of his offices, he's pursued by armed thugs who keep trying to kill him. They're security guards, not military. Why try to kill him instead of capture him or report him to the authorities?authorities?
** Bond knows too much - and, in police custody, he could still contact MI6 for aid and to relay information.
10th Dec '15 8:36:24 PM Lawyerdude
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** Gupta based on a couple of appearances is not all that bright in some areas, being something of a slob to Carver's tastes. It's actually a masterstroke in a way, if MI6 are sniffing around they would be looking to said clean room or launch site. Given how powerful Carver is a Hamburg office building would be maybe the fiftieth place they look.

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** Gupta based on a couple of appearances is not all that bright in some areas, being something of a slob to Carver's tastes. It's actually a masterstroke in a way, if MI6 are sniffing around they would be looking to said clean room or launch site. Given how powerful Carver is a Hamburg office building would be maybe the fiftieth place they look.look.

* As far as the world is concerned, Carver is a legitimate multinational businessman. When Bond breaks into one of his offices, he's pursued by armed thugs who keep trying to kill him. They're security guards, not military. Why try to kill him instead of capture him or report him to the authorities?
15th Nov '15 12:09:20 PM nombretomado
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** The use, or even the threat of use, of nuclear weapons in a conflict is now considered a Crime Against Humanity. Nukes are really for show, or as a last resort. The fact is that two nuclear powers going to war does not mean that said war will be nuclear; the only reason it was ever an issue was due to the United States and Russia having a policy of Mutually Assured Destruction (in the event of war, both sides would immediately resort to nukes, thus war was a very, very bad idea), and that was abandoned under RonaldReagan of all people (the feeling being, the fact that war would be insane just wasn't safe enough). Nukes were not brought up because, the simple fact is, in RealLife they wouldn't be.

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** The use, or even the threat of use, of nuclear weapons in a conflict is now considered a Crime Against Humanity. Nukes are really for show, or as a last resort. The fact is that two nuclear powers going to war does not mean that said war will be nuclear; the only reason it was ever an issue was due to the United States and Russia having a policy of Mutually Assured Destruction (in the event of war, both sides would immediately resort to nukes, thus war was a very, very bad idea), and that was abandoned under RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan of all people (the feeling being, the fact that war would be insane just wasn't safe enough). Nukes were not brought up because, the simple fact is, in RealLife they wouldn't be.
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