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22nd Jan '18 1:38:53 PM NumberFortyFour
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* InsectGenderBender: the Grand Lunar and the common worker selenites are referred to as male despite being said to be similar to ants. Male ants are simply drones for procreation and usually die after fertilizing the queen.
16th Jul '17 5:54:50 PM ScrewySqrl
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* PublicDomainArtifact: Cavorite (often in lower case) has been adopted as a standard anti-gravity material in scores of sci-fi stories.
27th Jan '17 11:39:39 AM Xtifr
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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.]]



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* 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.
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