History Literature / FromTheEarthToTheMoon

19th Aug '15 10:58:12 AM tropesinreadiness
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''From the Earth to the Moon'' was loosely adapted into the GeorgesMelies [[SilentFilms silent film]] ''Film/ATripToTheMoon'' (1903), which is regarded today as a milestone in the development of EarlyFilms.

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''From the Earth to the Moon'' was loosely adapted into the GeorgesMelies Creator/GeorgesMelies [[SilentFilms silent film]] ''Film/ATripToTheMoon'' (1903), which is regarded today as a milestone in the development of EarlyFilms.
17th Jul '15 6:15:47 AM Aquila89
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I think that without using citations, writing about such a controversial topic at length is a bad idea. In my opinion, the page should only give a brief, non-controversial summary of Nixon's political career and list his appearances in fiction.
17th Jul '15 6:15:28 AM Aquila89
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* AnArmAndALeg: Most of Gun-Club members have missing limbs, as they are Civil War veterans and worked with explosives.
-->Crutches, wooden legs, artificial arms, steel hooks, caoutchouc jaws, silver craniums, platinum noses, were all to be found in the collection; and it was calculated by the great statistician Pitcairn that throughout the Gun Club there was not quite one arm between four persons and two legs between six.
I think that without using citations, writing about such a controversial topic at length is a bad idea. In my opinion, the page should only give a brief, non-controversial summary of Nixon's political career and list his appearances in fiction.
26th Jun '15 6:56:08 AM Nautilus1
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* SpaceIsCold: Specifically, -140C, as measured by sticking an alcohol thermometer outside the projectile for a few hours. One of the more realistic depictions, as cooling isn't instant, and is only an issue when the astronauts are out of direct sunlight for a while.

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* SpaceIsCold: Specifically, -140C, -140ºC (-220ºF), as measured by sticking an alcohol thermometer outside the projectile for a few hours. One of the more realistic depictions, as cooling isn't instant, and is only an issue when the astronauts are out of direct sunlight for a while.
11th Jun '15 7:57:55 AM Willbyr
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* BiggerIsBetter: The Gun-Club really likes this trope, but none more that J. T. Maston, who envisions a gun half a mile long. [[Warhammer40K Da orks]] would be proud.

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* BiggerIsBetter: The Gun-Club really likes this trope, but none more that J. T. Maston, who envisions a gun half a mile long. [[Warhammer40K [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Da orks]] Orks]] would be proud.
26th May '15 4:45:39 PM kahlzun
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* UnknowRival: Averted: Nicholl and Barbicane are very much aware of each other's existence (see LensmanArmsRace), but they've never met in person thanks to mutual friends. The trope comes in full force when the end of the war prevents Nicholl's latest invention from being tested, he demands Barbicane shoot it from ever-shorter distances, but he refuses. Nicholl's final offer is to put his plate at twenty-five yards from the cannon and stand behind it, Barbicane answers that were Nicholl to stand in front of it, he wouldn't fire.

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* UnknowRival: UnknownRival: Averted: Nicholl and Barbicane are very much aware of each other's existence (see LensmanArmsRace), but they've never met in person thanks to mutual friends. The trope comes in full force when the end of the war prevents Nicholl's latest invention from being tested, he demands Barbicane shoot it from ever-shorter distances, but he refuses. Nicholl's final offer is to put his plate at twenty-five yards from the cannon and stand behind it, Barbicane answers that were Nicholl to stand in front of it, he wouldn't fire.
14th Apr '15 5:15:00 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Captain Nicholl, as Ardan and Maston find out the day of the duel.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Captain Nicholl, as Ardan and Maston find out the day of the duel. He's a massive animal lover.



* SceneryPorn: ''Around the Moon'' contains loving, highly-detailed descriptions of the Moonscape the astronauts are passing over. Unfortunately, [[ScienceMarchesOn virtually every word of it is wrong]].

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* SceneryPorn: ''Around the Moon'' contains loving, highly-detailed descriptions of the Moonscape the astronauts are passing over. Unfortunately, [[ScienceMarchesOn virtually every word of it is wrong]].wrong.



* ScienceMarchesOn: Some of the facts are wrong, but you can’t blame Verne for not knowing something that nobody else knew. ''Around the Moon'' in particular suffers from this, considering the book is mostly about three people discussing the moon and the space around them.
* ShownTheirWork: Verne went to great lenghs to specify solid numbers to support the characters’ plan. There are also things that he predicted correctly, like the location the astronauts would launch from, the number of astronauts and, within a range of error, where they would land.

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* ScienceMarchesOn: Some of the facts are wrong, but you can’t blame Verne for not knowing something that nobody else knew. ''Around the Moon'' in particular suffers from this, considering the book is mostly about three people discussing the moon and the space around them.
* ShownTheirWork: Verne went to great lenghs lengths to specify solid numbers to support the characters’ plan. There are also things that he predicted correctly, like the location the astronauts would launch from, the number of astronauts and, within a range of error, where they would land.



* WriteWhoYouKnow: Michel Ardan is based on a Verne's close friend Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, a famous photographer, journalist and aeronautics enthusiast, better known as [[SignificantAnagram Nadar]].
** Ironically, in the sequel Ardan mentions Nadar as a model that the moonmen may have had a copy of.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Michel Ardan is based on a Verne's close friend Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, a famous photographer, journalist and aeronautics enthusiast, better known as [[SignificantAnagram Nadar]].
** Ironically, in the sequel Ardan mentions Nadar as a model that the moonmen may have had a copy of.
21st Dec '14 10:08:07 AM Chabal2
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* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Michael Ardan is asked whether it is not foolish, since there is little or no air on the Moon? "Then I will only breathe on special occasions!" he quips.

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* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Michael Ardan is asked whether it the project is not foolish, since there is little or no air on the Moon? Moon. "Then I will only breathe on special occasions!" he quips.quips.
* BiggerIsBetter: The Gun-Club really likes this trope, but none more that J. T. Maston, who envisions a gun half a mile long. [[Warhammer40K Da orks]] would be proud.



--> '''J. T. Maston''' (upon hearing the Moon Gun should be a reasonable 225ft long): ''"Ridiculous! As well take a pistol." ''
* HookHand: J. T. Maston, due to him being a Civil War veteran. [[WordOfGod The given explanation]] is he lost the hand and got a horrible head wound (which he covers with a guttapercha skullcap) when [[HoistByHisOwnPetard a giant mortar he designed exploded at first shot]] killing 375 men an disabling even more.
** All but one member of the gun club are missing a limb or two. They work with explosives all the time, pre-TNT and pre-computers.

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--> '''J. T. Maston''' (upon hearing the Moon Gun should be a reasonable 225ft long): ''"Ridiculous! As Might as well take a pistol." ''
* HookHand: J. T. Maston, due to him being a Civil War veteran. [[WordOfGod The given explanation]] is he lost the hand and got a horrible head wound (which he covers with a guttapercha skullcap) when [[HoistByHisOwnPetard a giant mortar he designed exploded at first shot]] killing 375 men an and disabling even more.
** All but one member of the gun club (its president) are missing a limb or two. They work with explosives all the time, pre-TNT and pre-computers.


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* LensmanArmsRace: The reason for Nicholl and Barbicane's rivalry: The former makes armor plating, the latter designs cannons. So of course each man's product is tested on the other's, and the end of the war means the question remains unresolved.


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* UnknowRival: Averted: Nicholl and Barbicane are very much aware of each other's existence (see LensmanArmsRace), but they've never met in person thanks to mutual friends. The trope comes in full force when the end of the war prevents Nicholl's latest invention from being tested, he demands Barbicane shoot it from ever-shorter distances, but he refuses. Nicholl's final offer is to put his plate at twenty-five yards from the cannon and stand behind it, Barbicane answers that were Nicholl to stand in front of it, he wouldn't fire.
7th Sep '14 1:27:53 PM Carnildo
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* Defictionalization: In the most awesome way ever Neil Armstrong even mentioned the book during the return of trip of Apollo 11 to earth.
** Apollo 11 was not the defictionlaization incidnetally, in the books they only orbited, which was done by Apollo 8.

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* Defictionalization: In the most awesome way ever Neil Armstrong even mentioned the book during the return of trip of ''Not'' Apollo 11 to earth.
** Apollo 11 was not the defictionlaization incidnetally, in
11. In the books they only orbited, which was done by Apollo 8.8, and the free-return trajectory followed by the projectile is most similar to the path of Apollo 13.



* FrictionlessReentry: Explicitly stated in ''From the Earth to the Moon'': the characters doing the trajectory calculations state that atmospheric friction can be ignored because the shell will traverse the atmosphere in less than five seconds.



* SequelHook
* SceneryPorn

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* SequelHook
SequelHook: ''From the Earth to the Moon'' ends with some uncertainty as to the fate of the astronauts, which is resolved in the sequel.
* SceneryPornSceneryPorn: ''Around the Moon'' contains loving, highly-detailed descriptions of the Moonscape the astronauts are passing over. Unfortunately, [[ScienceMarchesOn virtually every word of it is wrong]].



* SpaceIsCold

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* SpaceIsColdSoftWater: A key element of both the return to Earth and testing the shell's shock-absorbing system is the fact that falling into deep water completely eliminates the force of impact. Oops.
* SpaceIsCold: Specifically, -140C, as measured by sticking an alcohol thermometer outside the projectile for a few hours. One of the more realistic depictions, as cooling isn't instant, and is only an issue when the astronauts are out of direct sunlight for a while.
9th Jul '14 9:40:17 PM Khathi
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*** And then just 20 years later the electrolytic Hall–Héroult process was invented, which radically dropped the prices and made the aluminum to cost basically only about the price of electricity it is made with — today the cost of energy is ~40-50% of the overall cost of the primary aluminum, the ore extraction, purification, delivery and the end metal distribution taking the other half. So it's more the case of the [[TechMarchesOn Tech Not Marching On]] ''fast enough''.
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