History Literature / BattlefieldEarth

24th Jan '16 5:14:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower: [[spoiler:Jonnie combines the knowledge of the Psychlos' "ultimate bomb" and teleportation to threaten any alien aggressors with annihilation. After a few token complaints, they decide they are fine with this]].
18th Sep '15 10:23:42 AM StFan
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Cutlisted stub trope.
* InterUniverseWar: The Psychlos discovered earth when one of its probes was found, they crossed over from their universe, [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped humanity quickly]], then started looting and mining the planet.
18th Sep '15 7:45:32 AM Tdarcos
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* InterUniverseWar: The Psychlos discovered earth when one of its probes was found, they crossed over from their universe, [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped humanity quickly]], then started looting and mining the planet.
23rd Jul '15 3:17:47 PM danixdefcon5
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** WritersCannotDoMath: While most of the book manages to do base-11 pretty good, the explanation of the symbols used for numbers given by [[spoiler:a Psychlo professor]] near the end of the book gives a symbol for 11, which in base-11 would be "one-zero" (just like ten is written as one-zero in base-10).
5th Jan '15 2:41:39 AM evilian546
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*{{MST}}: a spork right here http://battlefieldspork.blogspot.com/
15th Dec '14 10:38:28 AM MagBas
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unfortunate implications need citations
* NationalStereotypes: The Scots are all claymore-wielding kilt-wearing [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Bravehearts]], Russians [[VodkaDrunkenski drink vodka]] and still hang onto [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp old Soviet traditions]], Swiss-Germans are all master craftsmen or ''bankers'' (in a post-apocalyptic world where most tribes have not yet rediscovered metal!), the Frenchman [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys faints at the sight of even a dead Psychlo]], the Chinese family are experts on protocol and courtly manners [[HappinessInSlavery who have been waiting for a new emperor to serve for a thousand years]], and [[UnfortunateImplications the mongrel tribe from Africa is a bunch of primitive cannibals]].
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* NationalStereotypes: The Scots are all claymore-wielding kilt-wearing [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Bravehearts]], Russians [[VodkaDrunkenski drink vodka]] and still hang onto [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp old Soviet traditions]], Swiss-Germans are all master craftsmen or ''bankers'' (in a post-apocalyptic world where most tribes have not yet rediscovered metal!), the Frenchman [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys faints at the sight of even a dead Psychlo]], the Chinese family are experts on protocol and courtly manners [[HappinessInSlavery who have been waiting for a new emperor to serve for a thousand years]], and [[UnfortunateImplications the mongrel tribe from Africa is a bunch of primitive cannibals]].cannibals.
13th Aug '14 3:17:24 PM Kahran042
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* FridgeLogic: Given that the Psychlo teleporter works by swapping two areas of space and that Terl dies by teleporting himself into what’s purported (at least on this page) to be a sun formed from his dead world, just what in the hell materialized on the Earth-side teleporter?
20th Jul '14 6:25:51 PM Dingbot
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* FridgeLogic: Given that the Psychlo teleporter works by swapping two areas of space and that Terl dies by teleporting himself into what’s purported (at least on this page) to be a sun formed from his dead world, just what in the hell materialized on the Earth-side teleporter?
9th Feb '14 6:38:22 PM skbc1p4res
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* InferredHolocaust: Some of the Psychlo bases on other worlds were in the middle of occupied cities. When Jonnie checks on them a year or so after his attack on the Psychlo Empire, he finds blasted, lifeless ruins, [[MoralDissonance but thinks no more of it]].
1st Feb '14 1:20:04 PM m8e
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''Battlefield Earth'' made it to the top of numerous bestseller lists[[note]]Scientologists bought it in bulk in an effort to boost sales of ''Dianetics''[[/note]], but critical response was less than enthusiastic, citing the novel's [[{{Doorstopper}} length]], [[ArcFatigue plotting]], and [[FlatCharacter characters]]. Nevertheless, the idea of [[TheFilmOfTheBook making a movie]] persisted until finally being realized in the year 2000, starring JohnTravolta (who personally bankrolled the project), Forest Whitaker, and Barry Pepper. It was a pretty spectacular bomb, but you can read about its tropes [[Film/BattlefieldEarth here]] if you're after some SnarkBait.
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''Battlefield Earth'' made it to the top of numerous bestseller lists[[note]]Scientologists bought it in bulk in an effort to boost sales of ''Dianetics''[[/note]], but critical response was less than enthusiastic, citing the novel's [[{{Doorstopper}} length]], [[ArcFatigue plotting]], and [[FlatCharacter characters]]. Nevertheless, the idea of [[TheFilmOfTheBook making a movie]] persisted until finally being realized in the year 2000, starring JohnTravolta (who personally bankrolled the project), Forest Whitaker, Creator/ForestWhitaker, and Barry Pepper. It was a pretty spectacular bomb, but you can read about its tropes [[Film/BattlefieldEarth here]] if you're after some SnarkBait.
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