History Literature / Lensman

8th Mar '17 4:57:35 PM Rebu
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* JokerImmunity: Boskone could give HYDRA a run for its money. It just ''keeps coming back''.
4th Mar '17 7:12:51 PM Chariset
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* HeroesWantRedheads: Kim and Clarissa. The SF-nal tradition of redheaded heroines may trace back to Heinlein, or it may trace back to Smith.

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* HeroesWantRedheads: Kim and Clarissa. The SF-nal non-Kinnison line of the Arisians' human breeding project was marked by "red-bronze-auburn" hair. Its apex is [[FieryRedhead Clarissa MacDougal]], Kimball Kinnison's LoveInterest. The science-fiction tradition of redheaded heroines may trace back to Heinlein, or it may trace back to Smith.
4th Feb '17 9:29:56 AM morenohijazo
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* MultipleChoiceChosen: Takes place at a species level. The Arisians have been selectively breeding four species to the point where their offspring would be Stage 3 Lensmen. They eventually settle on humans.
13th Jan '17 12:59:14 PM Bisected8
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* LiterallyPrizedPossession: In "Children of the Lens" Kimball Kinnison wins ten millos in a side bet with his son. He has the one-cento coin mounted in a thousand-credit frame and presented to the librarians who won the bet for him.
25th Dec '16 11:05:06 AM Specialist290
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25th Dec '16 11:04:40 AM Specialist290
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5th Dec '16 11:50:53 AM jjnonken
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* TakeUpMySword: Kim is given his lens by a dying Lensman he finds when he saves the ''Britannia'' from crashing. (Of course, Lenses ''just don't work that way'' in the original series.) The anomaly is immediately [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the film.

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* TakeUpMySword: Kim is given his lens by a dying Lensman he finds when he saves the ''Britannia'' from crashing. (Of course, Lenses ''just don't work that way'' in the original series.) [[note]]During an early screening at Worldcon '84, the fans in the audience were horrified and started screaming "No, don't touch it!" until the lens was shown not to be deadly.[[/note]]) The anomaly is immediately [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the film.
5th Dec '16 11:40:45 AM jjnonken
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** Kim Kinnison pulls a neat trick when rehabilitating the drug-blasted mind of a young woman who had been hypnotised into being an enemy agent prior to biting an amnesia capsule when captured. He leaves something in her head as protection for her, against the next person who tries that on.

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** Kim Kinnison pulls a neat trick when rehabilitating the drug-blasted mind of a young woman who had been hypnotised into being an enemy agent prior to biting an amnesia capsule when captured. He leaves something in her head as protection for her, against the next person who tries that on.on her.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Kinnison and his big, thick, rare, beefsteaks.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Kinnison and his big, thick, rare, rare beefsteaks.



* TypesOfNavalShips: Played with. Speeders are smallest (room for one or two people) and fastest. Covettes, frigates, and destroyers aren't used at all. Cruisers are generally designed for specialized tasks, such as prevent hostile ships from going "free", scouting, or launching negabombs. Battlecruisers are used for commerce raiding (by the Boskonians), or for fighting commerce raiders (by the Patrol). Battleships and super-dreadnoughts are front-lime combat units although we see far more of the later then former. Finally, the slow maulers and super-maulers were designed for planetary bombardment, although thanks to the strength of theater shields they proved more successful in ship to ship combat.

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* TypesOfNavalShips: Played with. Speeders are smallest (room for one or two people) and fastest. Covettes, frigates, and destroyers aren't used at all. Cruisers are generally designed for specialized tasks, such as prevent hostile ships from going "free", scouting, or launching negabombs. Battlecruisers are used for commerce raiding (by the Boskonians), or for fighting commerce raiders (by the Patrol). Battleships and super-dreadnoughts are front-lime combat units although we see far more of the later latter then former. Finally, the slow maulers and super-maulers were designed for planetary bombardment, although thanks to the strength of theater shields they proved more successful in ship to ship combat.
30th Jul '16 9:20:41 AM Specialist290
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* MakeSureHesDead: One of the first signs that Helmuth is not your run-of-the-mill pulp villain is the fact that he refuses to take Kinnison's [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat apparent death]] at face value and ''explicitly'' commands his underlings to look for the body to verify.
21st Jul '16 8:37:41 AM Morgenthaler
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** Helmuth of Boskone is DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to know never to assume NoOneCouldSurviveThat and insists to his mooks that they ''always'' try to find the body. It's not enough to save him in the long run, but it does help make him one of Kinnison's most dangerous opponents.

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** Helmuth of Boskone is DangerouslyGenreSavvy smart enough to know never to assume NoOneCouldSurviveThat and insists to his mooks that they ''always'' try to find the body. It's not enough to save him in the long run, but it does help make him one of Kinnison's most dangerous opponents.
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