History Literature / TheFirstMenInTheMoon

5th Nov '16 2:33:11 PM AnotherDuck
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* HeavyWorlder: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] Well, the Selenites are from the moon, where the gravity is lower, after all...


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* {{Lightworlder}}: Well, the Selenites are from the moon, where the gravity is lower, after all...
2nd Jul '16 9:20:51 AM CrypticMirror
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The 2010 film sticks much more closely to the H. G. Wells original, with Professor Cavor and Bedford engaging in their flight to the moon alone. [[spoiler:The ending is significantly changed.]]

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The 2010 film sticks much more closely to the H. G. Wells original, with Professor Cavor and Bedford engaging in their flight to the moon alone. [[spoiler:The The ending is significantly changed.]]
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17th Jun '16 5:36:32 AM Arivne
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In the 1964 film, the United Nations has launched a rocket flight to the Moon. A multi-national group of astronauts in the UN spacecraft land on the Moon, believing themselves to be the first lunar explorers. They discover a Union Jack Flag on the surface and a note naming Bedford and Cavor, claiming the Moon for Queen Victoria. This discovery drives the plot, as the UN and many journalists seek out these men to get them to recount their first mission to the moon in the 1800s. Only Bedford is still alive and tells the story.

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In the 1964 film, the United Nations has launched a rocket flight to the Moon. A multi-national group of astronauts in the UN spacecraft land on the Moon, believing themselves to be the first lunar explorers. They discover a Union Jack Flag flag on the surface and a note naming Bedford and Cavor, claiming the Moon for Queen Victoria. This discovery drives the plot, as the UN and many journalists seek out these men to get them to recount their first mission to the moon in the 1800s. Only Bedford is still alive and tells the story.
7th Mar '16 10:17:30 PM WanderingBrowser
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* RubberBandHistory: At the beginning it looks like the science will be utterly outdated [[spoiler:only to reveal at the end that Professor Cavor used a sheet of Cavorite to flush all the oxygen off the moon in a heroic sacrifice to save the Earth from a Selenite invasion, creating the deserted, airless moon discovered by Aldrin and Armstrong.]]

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* RubberBandHistory: At the beginning it looks like the science will be utterly outdated [[spoiler:only to reveal at the end that Professor Cavor used a sheet of Cavorite to flush all the oxygen off the moon in a heroic sacrifice HeroicSacrifice to save the Earth from a Selenite invasion, creating the deserted, airless moon discovered by Aldrin and Armstrong.]]



* SteamPunk
* TechnicalPacifist: [[spoiler:Cavor becomes something of a Technical Pacifist when he kills every Selenite to keep the earth safe.]]

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* SteamPunk
* TechnicalPacifist: [[spoiler:Cavor becomes something of
SteamPunk: It's a Technical Pacifist when he kills every Selenite film about Victorian adventurer-scientists traveling to keep the earth safe.moon and back. What would you expect?
* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: [[spoiler: Although initially describing himself as a pacifist, Cavor ultimately decides that the Selenites cannot be dissuaded from their plans of violent invasion. The result? He decides to ''KillEmAll'' by using his Cavorite to ''blow away the Moon's atmosphere'', suffocating the entire species and rendering the planet utterly useless for all life forever afterwards.
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23rd Jan '16 9:43:19 AM morenohijazo
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* BrainMonster: The Grand Lunar is the ruler of the "Moonies," and rests in the throne room with his exposed brain taking up most of the cathedral-like ceiling space. There are lesser Moonies that hover around moistening this huge brain. The Grand Lunar is LawfulNeutral, but takes Doctor Cavor prisoner on the belief that humans are intelligent anarchists.
13th Nov '15 2:46:11 AM Arivne
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* ScienceMarchesOn: The depiction of the moon can be rather jarring, what with air and food...
13th Nov '15 2:43:36 AM Arivne
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* InsectoidAliens: The Selenites, each of whom fulfills a specific specialized role in lunar society.
23rd Dec '13 5:10:31 PM eowynjedi
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* DamselInDistress: Kate, who does ''nothing'' but nearly getting the group killed.
* HumanityOnTrial: The Grand Lunar questioning Cavor about earthlings comes across as this, whether this was actually the Grand Lunars' intent however is left a little vague.
* JustEatGilligan: Really Cavor, you should have shot [[TooDumbToLive Kate]] with the Elephant Gun the moment she handed it to you. She has done ''nothing'' but cause problems, particularly after she's on the sphere.

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* DamselInDistress: Kate, Kate gets captured by the Selenites and held as some kind of scientific specimen when they find the sphere.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Cavor's attempt to explain humanity to the Selenites comes across as this. They focus particularly on the contradiction of humans hating war and yet honoring people
who does ''nothing'' but nearly getting the group killed.
fight in them.
* HumanityOnTrial: The Grand Lunar questioning Cavor about earthlings comes across as this, this; whether this was actually the Grand Lunars' intent however is left a little vague.
* JustEatGilligan: Really Cavor, you Cavor really should have shot [[TooDumbToLive Kate]] both Arnold and Kate with the Elephant Gun the moment elephant gun as soon as she handed it to you. She him. Kate almost gets the sphere tossed into the sun when she tries to look out the window, and Arnold does nothing but antagonize the Selenites from the moment they meet.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Bedford. He ropes his girlfriend into real estate fraud, immediately wants to use Cavorite for commercial purposes, and
has done ''nothing'' but cause problems, particularly after she's on the sphere.no respect for Cavor's intentions of peaceful exploration.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Movie. First, Kate almost dooms the expedition. Next, Arnold kills a bunch of the Selenites with little provocation. Finally, [[spoiler:Cavor infects the whole population of Selenites with his cold, killing them all]].



* PantyShot: Kate falls victim to this when the pod leaves Earth's atmosphere. Of course, she's wearing white Victorian bloomers, but still...
* PoorCommunicationKills: This seems to be the case when Bedford overhears Cavor speaking with the Selenites Grand Lunar. As the Grand Lunar openly states his concerns about how dangerous humans are from what Cavor has told him. Bedford assumes Cavor (and possibly humanity) is being [[HumanityOnTrial "put on trail"]] and starts shooting.

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* PantyShot: Kate falls victim to Since this when the pod leaves Earth's atmosphere. Of course, she's wearing white is Victorian bloomers, but still...
times, "panty shot" means seeing a pair of knee-length bloomers when the sphere lifts off.
* PoorCommunicationKills: This seems to be the case when Bedford overhears Cavor speaking with the Selenites Selenites' Grand Lunar. As the Grand Lunar openly states his concerns about how dangerous humans are from what Cavor has told him. Bedford assumes Cavor (and possibly humanity) is being [[HumanityOnTrial "put on trail"]] trial"]] and starts shooting.
15th Dec '13 8:14:07 PM firejewel
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* HumanityOnTrial: The Grand Lunar questions Cavor about earthlings, whether this was actually the Grand Lunars' intent however is left a little vague.

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* HumanityOnTrial: The Grand Lunar questions questioning Cavor about earthlings, earthlings comes across as this, whether this was actually the Grand Lunars' intent however is left a little vague.
15th Dec '13 8:13:38 PM firejewel
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* HumanityOnTrial: The Grand Lunar questions Cavor about earthlings, whether this was the Grand Lunars' intent however is a left little vague.

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* HumanityOnTrial: The Grand Lunar questions Cavor about earthlings, whether this was actually the Grand Lunars' intent however is a left a little vague.
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