History Literature / Lensman

10th Jun '17 3:10:18 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DuelingDubs: Both Harmony Gold and Creator/StreamlinePictures released dubbed versions of the anime movie. Harmony Gold also produced a CompilationMovie of the first episodes of the [[RecycledTheSeries series]].
4th May '17 2:26:29 PM Gregzilla
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* SleazyPolitician: In the prequel ''First Lensman'', [[EvilChancellor Senator Morgan]], who mixes shady political dealing and ties with [[EvilInc corrupt corporations]] and [[TheMafia the mob]] with [[ReliableTraitor secret subservience]] to the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens evil alien empire]]. His [[TheDragon chief aide]], Herkimer Herkimer III, is probably the closest thing ''Lensman'' has to an utter monster. (Well, [[EldritchAbomination as far as human beings are concerned, at least]].) Morgan can probably also be considered a mild StrawmanPolitical against left-wing economic populism.

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* SleazyPolitician: In the prequel ''First Lensman'', [[EvilChancellor Senator Morgan]], who mixes shady political dealing and ties with [[EvilInc corrupt corporations]] and [[TheMafia the mob]] with [[ReliableTraitor secret subservience]] subservience to the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens evil alien empire]]. His [[TheDragon chief aide]], Herkimer Herkimer III, is probably the closest thing ''Lensman'' has to an utter monster. (Well, [[EldritchAbomination as far as human beings are concerned, at least]].) Morgan can probably also be considered a mild StrawmanPolitical against left-wing economic populism.
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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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.
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