History Literature / Sphere

26th May '17 2:40:12 AM TinMan
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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Defied. Norman specifically included having a psychologist on the ULF team to avoid the dangerous consequences of this trope. It comes back to bite him in the ass when the Navy selects him to be said psychologist.
10th May '17 1:22:32 PM fgenzo159
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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Harry believes that he and his colleagues are doomed to die because the crashed spaceship's computer logs indicate exactly when and why it crashed, but also that it was an unknown anomaly. Thus, Harry argues, if they make it back to the surface and report what they've learned, the ship [[TemporalParadox won't crash because the mistake in the "future" will never happen]] [[note]]Not exactly, he says they ''will'' crash, but without calling their travel through the black hole an "unknown entry event"[[/note]]. Since it still crashed, they must all have died in the "past." [[spoiler: In the end, they TakeAThirdOption by choosing to use the Sphere's power to erase their memories of what happened, keeping themselves alive while preserving the integrity of the timeline.]]

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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Harry believes that he and his colleagues are doomed to die because the crashed spaceship's computer logs indicate exactly when and why it crashed, but also that it was an unknown anomaly. Thus, Harry argues, if they make it back to the surface and report what they've learned, the ship [[TemporalParadox won't crash because the mistake in the "future" will never happen]] [[note]]Not exactly, [[note]]In the movie, he says they ''will'' crash, but without calling their travel through the black hole an "unknown entry event"[[/note]]. Since it still crashed, they must all have died in the "past." [[spoiler: In the end, they TakeAThirdOption by choosing to use the Sphere's power to erase their memories of what happened, keeping themselves alive while preserving the integrity of the timeline.]]
10th May '17 1:10:24 PM fgenzo159
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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Harry believes that he and his colleagues are doomed to die because the crashed spaceship's computer logs indicate exactly when and why it crashed, but also that it was an unknown anomaly. Thus, Harry argues, if they make it back to the surface and report what they've learned, the ship [[TemporalParadox won't crash because the mistake in the "future" will never happen]] [[note]]Not exactly, he says they ''will'' crash, but without calling their travel through the black hole an "unknown event"[[/note]]. Since it still crashed, they must all have died in the "past." [[spoiler: In the end, they TakeAThirdOption by choosing to use the Sphere's power to erase their memories of what happened, keeping themselves alive while preserving the integrity of the timeline.]]

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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Harry believes that he and his colleagues are doomed to die because the crashed spaceship's computer logs indicate exactly when and why it crashed, but also that it was an unknown anomaly. Thus, Harry argues, if they make it back to the surface and report what they've learned, the ship [[TemporalParadox won't crash because the mistake in the "future" will never happen]] [[note]]Not exactly, he says they ''will'' crash, but without calling their travel through the black hole an "unknown entry event"[[/note]]. Since it still crashed, they must all have died in the "past." [[spoiler: In the end, they TakeAThirdOption by choosing to use the Sphere's power to erase their memories of what happened, keeping themselves alive while preserving the integrity of the timeline.]]
10th May '17 1:08:32 PM fgenzo159
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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Harry believes that he and his colleagues are doomed to die because the crashed spaceship's computer logs indicate exactly when and why it crashed, but also that it was an unknown anomaly. Thus, Harry argues, if they make it back to the surface and report what they've learned, the ship [[TemporalParadox won't crash because the mistake in the "future" will never happen]]. Since it still crashed, they must all have died in the "past." [[spoiler: In the end, they TakeAThirdOption by choosing to use the Sphere's power to erase their memories of what happened, keeping themselves alive while preserving the integrity of the timeline.]]

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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Harry believes that he and his colleagues are doomed to die because the crashed spaceship's computer logs indicate exactly when and why it crashed, but also that it was an unknown anomaly. Thus, Harry argues, if they make it back to the surface and report what they've learned, the ship [[TemporalParadox won't crash because the mistake in the "future" will never happen]].happen]] [[note]]Not exactly, he says they ''will'' crash, but without calling their travel through the black hole an "unknown event"[[/note]]. Since it still crashed, they must all have died in the "past." [[spoiler: In the end, they TakeAThirdOption by choosing to use the Sphere's power to erase their memories of what happened, keeping themselves alive while preserving the integrity of the timeline.]]
5th May '17 4:36:28 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ArcWords: "We are all tired".
5th May '17 4:04:29 PM TinMan
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* ClosedCircle: A typhoon makes it impossible to leave the underwater enviroment for a week.

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* ClosedCircle: A typhoon makes it impossible to leave the underwater enviroment environment for a week.week.
* CompositeCharacter: In the novel, the Habitat is staffed by four female Navy sailors, who get picked off one by one as the story progresses. For the movie, they were amalgamated into Queen Latifah's Fletcher character, [[spoiler:who is the first to die to a flock of jellyfish.]]
* CrypticConversation: Subverted. When Norman enters the sphere, the voice inside at first explain the Power to him via riddles only for Norman, who is exhausted, to ask for a plain and simple explanation, which he is promptly given.


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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In the novel, when Norman enters the Sphere, a voice explains the Power to him and it's left ambiguous as to whether it was the Sphere speaking to him or his own consciousness. Or both.
2nd Apr '17 6:43:10 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* RiddleForTheAges: The characters speculate but the origins, capabilities, and purpose of the Sphere are never discovered. Harry doesn't think the effects it has on them are even deliberate.
28th Jan '17 4:33:03 PM Mdumas43073
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''Sphere'' is a 1987 novel by Creator/MichaelCrichton, which was given a 1998 [[TheFilmOfTheBrook film adaptation]]. Both works combine elements of two genres: ScienceFiction and PsychologicalThriller. The film was directed by Creator/BarryLevinson, previously known for such films as ''Film/{{Disclosure}}'' and ''Film/WagTheDog''. The main stars were Creator/DustinHoffman, Creator/SharonStone, and Creator/SamuelLJackson.

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''Sphere'' is a 1987 novel by Creator/MichaelCrichton, which was given a 1998 [[TheFilmOfTheBrook [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]]. Both works combine elements of two genres: ScienceFiction and PsychologicalThriller. The film was directed by Creator/BarryLevinson, previously known for such films as ''Film/{{Disclosure}}'' and ''Film/WagTheDog''. The main stars were Creator/DustinHoffman, Creator/SharonStone, and Creator/SamuelLJackson.
28th Jan '17 4:32:47 PM Mdumas43073
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''Sphere'' is the name shared by a 1987 novel by Creator/MichaelCrichton and its 1998 film adaptation. Both works combine elements of two genres: ScienceFiction and PsychologicalThriller. The film was directed by Creator/BarryLevinson, previously known for such films as ''Film/{{Disclosure}}'' and ''Film/WagTheDog''. The main stars were Creator/DustinHoffman, Creator/SharonStone, and Creator/SamuelLJackson.

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''Sphere'' is the name shared by a 1987 novel by Creator/MichaelCrichton and its Creator/MichaelCrichton, which was given a 1998 [[TheFilmOfTheBrook film adaptation.adaptation]]. Both works combine elements of two genres: ScienceFiction and PsychologicalThriller. The film was directed by Creator/BarryLevinson, previously known for such films as ''Film/{{Disclosure}}'' and ''Film/WagTheDog''. The main stars were Creator/DustinHoffman, Creator/SharonStone, and Creator/SamuelLJackson.



* '''Dr. Harry Adams''' (Jackson). A mathematician.
* '''Captain Harold Barnes''' (Creator/PeterCoyote). Assigned to represent the Navy's interests and nominally in charge of the mission.
* '''Jane Edmunds''' (Marga Gomez). A navy engineer, assigned to handle monitor duty.
* '''Alice "Teeny" Fletcher''' (Music/QueenLatifah). A navy engineer.
* '''Dr. Ted Fielding''' (Creator/LievSchreiber). An astrophysicist.
* ''' Dr. Norman Goodman''' (Hoffman) A psychologist.
* '''Dr. Elizabeth "Beth" Halperin''' ("Halpern" in the novel: see AdaptationNameChange) (Stone). A marine biologist.

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* '''Dr. Dr. Harry Adams''' Adams (Jackson). A mathematician.
* '''Captain Captain Harold Barnes''' Barnes (Creator/PeterCoyote). Assigned to represent the Navy's interests and nominally in charge of the mission.
* '''Jane Edmunds''' Jane Edmunds (Marga Gomez). A navy engineer, assigned to handle monitor duty.
* '''Alice Alice "Teeny" Fletcher''' Fletcher (Music/QueenLatifah). A navy engineer.
* '''Dr. Dr. Ted Fielding''' Fielding (Creator/LievSchreiber). An astrophysicist.
* ''' Dr. Norman Goodman''' Goodman (Hoffman) A psychologist.
* '''Dr. Dr. Elizabeth "Beth" Halperin''' Halperin ("Halpern" in the novel: see AdaptationNameChange) (Stone). A marine biologist.


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11th Dec '16 5:20:08 AM lu127
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* LetThemDie: After entering the sphere and acquiring the Power, Norman decides to abandon Harry and Beth by taking the rescue sub to the surface without them. It's only when he realizes that he's manifesting his own worst fear, the fear that he doesn't actually give a fuck about anyone besides himself, that he turns back.

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* LetThemDie: MurderByInaction: Almost. After entering the sphere and acquiring the Power, Norman decides to abandon Harry and Beth by taking the rescue sub to the surface without them. It's only when he realizes that he's manifesting his own worst fear, the fear that he doesn't actually give a fuck about anyone besides himself, that he turns back.
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