History Literature / Expedition

2nd Feb '17 6:04:55 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ShoutOut: ''Alien Planet'': A lot of the names: The ''Von Braun'', ''Issac Newton'' ("Ike"), & ''Creator/LeonardoDaVinci'' ("Leo"), even the planet is "[[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin]] IV".

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* ShoutOut: ''Alien Planet'': A lot of the names: The ''Von Braun'', ''Issac ''Isaac Newton'' ("Ike"), & ''Creator/LeonardoDaVinci'' ("Leo"), even the planet is "[[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin]] IV".
12th Jan '17 10:21:05 AM SantosLHalper
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* AdaptationalDistillation: ''Expedition''[='=]s storyline regarding GaiasLament and the Yma giving humanity interstellar travel is adapted out in favour of Earth scientists merely discovering Darwin IV and sending probes to explore it.

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* AdaptationalDistillation: AdaptationDistillation: ''Expedition''[='=]s storyline regarding GaiasLament and the Yma giving humanity interstellar travel is adapted out in ''Alien Planet'' in favour of Earth scientists merely discovering Darwin IV and sending probes to explore it.
12th Jan '17 10:16:05 AM SantosLHalper
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* AdaptationalDistillation: ''Expedition''[='=]s storyline regarding GaiasLament and the Yma giving humanity interstellar travel is adapted out in favour of Earth scientists merely discovering Darwin IV and sending probes to explore it.
8th Jan '17 11:19:02 AM DouglasFir
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* AbsentAliens: The Yma are absent in Alien Planet.
* AHeadAtEachEnd: Littralopes have a head-like tail and a tail-like head. Given that nothing on Darwin IV has any eyes or mouths, this trick works just fine.
** The Symet too, a bipedal herds-dweller that does the same trick.

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* AbsentAliens: The Yma are absent in Alien Planet.
* AHeadAtEachEnd: Littralopes have a head-like tail and a tail-like head. Given that nothing on Darwin IV has any eyes or mouths, this trick works just fine.
** The Symet too, a bipedal herds-dweller that does the same trick.
''Alien Planet''.



* AdaptedOut: Of the over 50 creatures in ''Expedition'', only a handful make it into ''Alien Planet''.



* AHeadAtEachEnd: Littralopes have a head-like tail and a tail-like head. Given that nothing on Darwin IV has any eyes or mouths, this trick works just fine.
** The Symet too, a bipedal herds-dweller that does the same trick.
* AlienBlood: In ''Alien Planet'', when a Skewer impales a Littoralope, the blood that squirts out is purple.
* AlienSea: The Amoebic Sea. It's purple, gelatinous, slimy...and ''alive!'' What's a more alien sea than a Texas-sized living blob that sends out tentacles to ensnare unfortunate critters near its shore?



* AlienSea: The Amoebic Sea. It's purple, gelatinous, slimy...and ''alive!'' What's a more alien sea than a Texas-sized living blob that sends out tentacles to ensnare unfortunate critters near its shore?
* AlienBlood: In ''Alien Planet'', when a Skewer impales a Littoralope, the blood that squirts out is purple.

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* AlienSea: AllCavemenWereNeanderthals: The Amoebic Sea. It's purple, gelatinous, slimy...Eosapiens may be sentinent, but their level of technology is limited to sticks and ''alive!'' What's a more alien sea than a Texas-sized living blob that sends clubs. They also end up smashing the two probes, not out tentacles to ensnare unfortunate critters near its shore?
* AlienBlood: In ''Alien Planet'', when a Skewer impales a Littoralope,
of hostility, but because they mistook the blood that squirts out is purple.camera as an attack.



* AllCavemenWereNeanderthals: The Eosapiens may be sentinent, but their level of technology is limited to sticks and clubs. They also end up smashing the two probes, not out of hostility, but because they mistook the camera as an attack.



* AuthorAvatar: Expedition is written in the first-person perspective of a scientist in the far future named...Wayne Barlowe. As in, you know, the author.



* AuthorAvatar: ''Expedition'' is written in the first-person perspective of a scientist in the far future named...Wayne Barlowe. As in, you know, the author.



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The ''Von Braun'' probes look identical except for being colored red, blue and yellow.



* CreatorsPet: InUniverse. Check out the Expedition badge - an Emperor Sea Strider is emblazoned on it.

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* CreatorsPet: InUniverse. Check out the Expedition ''Expedition'' badge - an Emperor Sea Strider is emblazoned on it.



* DemotedToExtra: The Littoralopes get such a treatment in ''Alien Planet'', which even ignores their double-head trick and never explains them in detail.



* DemotedToExtra: The Littoralopes get such a treatment in Alien Planet, which even ignores their double-head trick and never explains them in detail.
** Of the over 50 creatures in Expedition, only a handful make it into Alien Planet.



* ExplosiveBreeder: Prismalopes are abundant, fast-breeding omnivores that are practically Darwin IV's rodents.



* ExplosiveBreeder: Prismalopes are abundant, fast-breeding omnivores that are practically Darwin IV's rodents.
* EyePop: The rimrunner does this with its single primitive eye (see below).



* EyePop: The rimrunner does this with its single primitive eye (see below).
* GiantFlyer: The immense Ebony Blisterwing, with a wingspan of over ''1,000 feet''.



* GiantFlyer: The immense Ebony Blisterwing, with a wingspan of over ''1,000 feet''.



* HumanAliens: Averted. Aside from dexterous hands, the Eosapiens (Darwin IV's only sentinent species) have nothing in common with us Earthlings.



* HumanAliens: Averted. Aside from dexterous hands, the Eosapiens (Darwin IV's only sentinent species) have nothing in common with us Earthlings.

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* HumanAliens: Averted. Aside from dexterous hands, the Eosapiens (Darwin IV's only sentinent species) {{Irony}}: The Jetdarters have nothing in common no wings but can fly. However, Stripewings, with us Earthlings.disproportionally large wings, are flightless.



* {{Irony}}: The Jetdarters have no wings but can fly. However, Stripewings, with disproportionally large wings, are flightless.



* {{Planimal}}: Grovebacks, large, dinosaur-like creatures with trees sprouting on their backs ([[VideoGames/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Torterra,]] anyone?). There is also the Butchertree, a carnivorous creature that outwardly resembles a plant.
* NotSoDifferent: The probes and the Eosapiens both have large sacs of gas comprising their body, tentacle-like arms sprouting beneath those, and a long, flat tail jutting outwards.
** This may actually have been the probes' downfall as the Eosapiens might have mistaken them for their own kind and freaked out at the disk resembling a weapon, like how you might react to what appears to be a human pointing something you'd mistake for a gun at you.



* NotSoDifferent: The probes and the Eosapiens both have large sacs of gas comprising their body, tentacle-like arms sprouting beneath those, and a long, flat tail jutting outwards.
** This may actually have been the probes' downfall as the Eosapiens might have mistaken them for their own kind and freaked out at the disk resembling a weapon, like how you might react to what appears to be a human pointing something you'd mistake for a gun at you.



* PoorCommunicationKills: Ike meant no harm to the Eosapiens, all he wanted was to speak with them. The Eosapiens themselves were also only curious about the strange new being, but unfortunately, a misunderstanding had them thinking the camera disk was a weapon, causing them to attack Ike.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Ike meant no harm to the Eosapiens, all he wanted was to speak {{Planimal}}: Grovebacks, large, dinosaur-like creatures with them. The Eosapiens themselves were trees sprouting on their backs ([[VideoGames/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Torterra,]] anyone?). There is also only curious about the strange new being, but unfortunately, Butchertree, a misunderstanding had them thinking the camera disk was carnivorous creature that outwardly resembles a weapon, causing them to attack Ike.plant.



* PoorCommunicationKills: Ike meant no harm to the Eosapiens, all he wanted was to speak with them. The Eosapiens themselves were also only curious about the strange new being, but unfortunately, a misunderstanding had them thinking the camera disk was a weapon, causing them to attack Ike.



* ShoutOut: ''Alien Planet''
** A lot of the names: The ''Von Braun'', Issac Newton "Ike", & Creator/LeonardoDaVinci "Leo", even the planet is "[[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin]] IV"

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* RedShirt: The probe ''Balboa'', whose only role in ''Alien Planet'' was to show how easily things can go wrong on missions like this. It was even colored red.
* ShoutOut: ''Alien Planet''
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Planet'': A lot of the names: The ''Von Braun'', Issac Newton "Ike", ''Issac Newton'' ("Ike"), & Creator/LeonardoDaVinci "Leo", ''Creator/LeonardoDaVinci'' ("Leo"), even the planet is "[[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin]] IV"IV".



* SurveillanceDrone: in ''Alien Planet,'' three named after famous people.
* TooManyMouths: The sea striders have mouths in the bottoms of their feet, allowing them to gulp down mouthfuls of the Amoebic Sea just by walking about.
* VaderBreath: In Alien Planet, the Sea Strider's roar sounds like echoing deep breaths.

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* SurveillanceDrone: in In ''Alien Planet,'' three named after famous people.
* TooManyMouths: The sea striders Sea Striders have mouths in the bottoms of their feet, allowing them to gulp down mouthfuls of the Amoebic Sea just by walking about.
* VaderBreath: In Alien Planet, ''Alien Planet'', the Sea Strider's roar sounds like echoing deep breaths.



* ViewersAreGoldfish: Alien Planet, ''a lot''.

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* ViewersAreGoldfish: Alien Planet, ''Alien Planet'', ''a lot''.
25th Jul '16 12:43:24 PM justanid
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''Expedition -- Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV'' by Creator/WayneBarlowe in 1990, is a illustrated SpeculativeDocumentary about an expedition to the [[ScienceFiction fictitious]] planet "Darwin IV" and it's life forms. It was adapted into a [[MadeForTVMovie TV movie]] called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_Planet Alien Planet]]'' by the Creator/DiscoveryChannel in 2005, featuring [[SpecialGuest guest appearances]] by StephenHawking, Creator/GeorgeLucas, Michio Kaku and Jack Horner.

[[https://waynebarlowe.wordpress.com/artwork/expedition/ The author's website for the book can be found here.]] And the Discovery Channel's [[http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/alienplanet/ website for the movie here.]]

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''Expedition -- Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV'' by Creator/WayneBarlowe in 1990, is a illustrated SpeculativeDocumentary about an expedition to the [[ScienceFiction fictitious]] planet "Darwin IV" and it's life forms. It was adapted into a [[MadeForTVMovie TV movie]] called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_Planet Alien Planet]]'' by the Creator/DiscoveryChannel in 2005, featuring [[SpecialGuest guest appearances]] by StephenHawking, Creator/StephenHawking, Creator/GeorgeLucas, Michio Kaku and Jack Horner.

[[https://waynebarlowe.wordpress.com/artwork/expedition/ The author's website for the book can be found here.]] And the Discovery Channel's [[http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/alienplanet/ website for the movie is here.]]



* Expy: Considering Wayne Barlowe was a co-designer in ''Film/PacificRim'', it's really no big surprise that one Kaiju in the film, named Mutavore, shares features of some creatures found in the book, the Keeled Slider being an uncanny look-alike.

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* Expy: {{Expy}}: Considering Wayne Barlowe was a co-designer in ''Film/PacificRim'', it's really no big surprise that one Kaiju in the film, named Mutavore, shares features of some creatures found in the book, the Keeled Slider being an uncanny look-alike.



** A lot of the names: The ''Von Braun'', Issac Newton "Ike", & LeonardoDaVinci "Leo", even the planet is "[[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin]] IV"

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** A lot of the names: The ''Von Braun'', Issac Newton "Ike", & LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci "Leo", even the planet is "[[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin]] IV"
24th Jul '16 10:35:26 AM nombretomado
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** A lot of the names: The ''Von Braun'', Issac Newton "Ike", & LeonardoDaVinci "Leo", even the planet is "[[CharlesDarwin Darwin]] IV"

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** A lot of the names: The ''Von Braun'', Issac Newton "Ike", & LeonardoDaVinci "Leo", even the planet is "[[CharlesDarwin "[[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin]] IV"
22nd Jul '16 1:26:51 AM PaulA
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* TooManyMouths: The sea striders have mouths in the bottoms of their feet, allowing them to gulp down mouthfuls of the Amoebic Sea just by walking about.
16th Jun '16 12:50:35 AM CJCroen1393
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* ElephantsGraveyard: The imagery of such an idea is depicted in [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/aliens/images/9/99/SeaStriderSkeleton.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100427141417 this]] illustration of some animals grazing in the shade of a Sea Strider's skull.

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* ElephantsGraveyard: ElephantGraveyard: The imagery of such an idea is depicted in [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/aliens/images/9/99/SeaStriderSkeleton.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100427141417 this]] illustration of some animals grazing in the shade of a Sea Strider's skull.
16th Jun '16 12:49:53 AM CJCroen1393
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* ElephantsGraveyard: The imagery of such an idea is depicted in [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/aliens/images/9/99/SeaStriderSkeleton.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100427141417 this]] illustration of some animals grazing in the shade of a Sea Strider's skull.
9th Apr '16 7:27:48 AM AnotherGuy
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* {{Adorkable}}: The three probes, which have surprisingly expressive faces. It doesn't hurt they were programmed with the curiosity of 5 year olds.
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