History Literature / Lensman

21st May '18 5:51:08 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* TheCameo: The crowd on planet Radelix in the movie features some rather surprising faces, including discolored cameos from [[Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro Nezumi Otoko]], Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial, a [[Series/UltraQ Kemur Man]], [[Series/UltraSeven Alien Metron]], and [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]].
15th May '18 1:10:41 PM Bosco13
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9th May '18 8:00:44 PM sablesword
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* HellBentForLeather: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. Much is made of the uniform of a Gray Lensman being plain, utilitarian, drab, and, well, gray, but it's only mentioned in passing that it's a gray ''leather'' uniform.
27th Apr '18 5:00:00 PM Fews1990
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* QuittingToGetMarried: Clarissa comments at the end of ''Gray Lensman'' that she's facing a huge amount of demerits for having not one, but ''three'' men in her quarters[[note]]one of them is her love interest Kinnison which under other circumstances might well be considered irregular to say the least, but the other two are ''extremely'' senior officers and all three are [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Lensmen]], so she's just joking[[/note]]. The chief surgeon (one of those men) assures her she won't get in trouble, because her resignation to marry Kinnison will be backdated to before the meeting. (Note that Clarissa hadn't said anything about resigning, everyone[[note]]including Clarissa, to be honest[[/note]] just assumed she would.) Turns into a TenMinuteRetirement when Mentor delivers a psychic DopeSlap to Kinnison at the beginning of ''Second Stage Lensmen'' ... but before she gets to go through with the wedding at the end of that book, she resigns again[[note]]from the Nursing Corps; by that point she's a Lensman herself, and you don't resign from ''that'' job while you're still breathing, or whatever your species' equivalent is[[/note]].
29th Dec '17 12:55:05 AM Cryoclaste
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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 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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* TypesOfNavalShips: UsefulNotes/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 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.
3rd Nov '17 11:50:23 PM Specialist290
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* PoweredArmor: According to many, the UrExample, certainly a very early one (decades before Literature/StarshipTroopers). Includes [[DeflectorShields protective force-fields]], [[InertialDampening inertial dampening tech]], [[JetPack rocket thrusters]], a generous [[FrickinLaserBeams heat ray]], and [[ReallyHeavyArmor the multi-kilohorsepower engines required to move it around]].

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* PoweredArmor: According to many, the UrExample, certainly a very early one (decades before Literature/StarshipTroopers). Includes [[DeflectorShields protective force-fields]], [[InertialDampening inertial dampening tech]], [[JetPack rocket thrusters]], a generous [[FrickinLaserBeams heat ray]], and [[ReallyHeavyArmor [[RealityEnsues the multi-kilohorsepower engines required to move it around]].
1st Nov '17 9:55:32 PM sablesword
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** Revealed in the following book to be a subversion. Gharlane was already dead, and Mentor was employing ExactWords: "Destroy" instead of "slay" or "kill" - and the "much and grievous harm" would be ''psychological'' harm if the 'mad Arisian' illusion cracked and Kinnison learned about the Eddorans.
31st Oct '17 6:56:23 PM sablesword
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* FinalBattle: Starting with ''Galactic Patrol,'' each book ends with a Final Battle of Civilization against Boskone. The ''final'' Final Battle, in ''Children of the Lens,'' is necessarily a psychic one, since the Eddorians [[NighInvulnerability cannot be killed by any physical force, however applied]].
12th Oct '17 2:43:51 AM TitoMosquito
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