History Literature / TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle

13th Aug '16 12:58:31 PM Ridureyu
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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood - for some background, everyone on the ship was a scientist, all from different schools of thought. Grosvenor, the main POV character, studies "nexialism," which is a vague generalist overview of all the sciences (as opposed to specializing in one). His view s presented as the superior, and only way to study science (i.e. specialists are always wrong and narrow-minded, generlaist views are best). Nobody listens to his warnings of danger, and nobody signs on to NExialism, so eventually he hypnotizes the entire crew through the ship's PA system to force them to turn to Nexialism. It works, and by the end of the book, all the ship's scientists become Nexialists and learn from him.

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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood - for some background, everyone on the ship was a scientist, all from different schools of thought. Grosvenor, the main POV character, studies "nexialism," which is a vague generalist overview of all the sciences (as opposed to specializing in one). His view s presented as the superior, and only way to study science (i.e. specialists are always wrong and narrow-minded, generlaist views are best). Nobody listens to his warnings of danger, and nobody signs on to NExialism, Nexialism, so eventually he hypnotizes the entire crew through the ship's PA system to force them to turn to Nexialism. It works, and by the end of the book, all the ship's scientists become Nexialists and learn from him.
13th Aug '16 12:57:10 PM Ridureyu
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A recurrent theme of the stories was that the ship's science officer gave a warning of danger, but was ignored and always ended up having to save the crew by himself.

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A recurrent theme of the stories was that one of the ship's science officer officers gave a warning of danger, but was ignored and always ended up having to save the crew by himself.


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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood - for some background, everyone on the ship was a scientist, all from different schools of thought. Grosvenor, the main POV character, studies "nexialism," which is a vague generalist overview of all the sciences (as opposed to specializing in one). His view s presented as the superior, and only way to study science (i.e. specialists are always wrong and narrow-minded, generlaist views are best). Nobody listens to his warnings of danger, and nobody signs on to NExialism, so eventually he hypnotizes the entire crew through the ship's PA system to force them to turn to Nexialism. It works, and by the end of the book, all the ship's scientists become Nexialists and learn from him.
24th Jul '16 10:45:45 AM nombretomado
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* MeaningfulName: The title is an obvious reference to the HMS ''Beagle'', the ship whose voyage of exploration included CharlesDarwin (and the story has a similar discovery-of-new-species theme.)

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* MeaningfulName: The title is an obvious reference to the HMS ''Beagle'', the ship whose voyage of exploration included CharlesDarwin UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin (and the story has a similar discovery-of-new-species theme.)
19th Oct '15 3:55:46 AM Conradus
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* MeaningfulName: The title is an obvious reference to the S.S. ''Beagle'', the ship whose voyage of exploration included CharlesDarwin (and the story has a similar discovery-of-new-species theme.)

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* MeaningfulName: The title is an obvious reference to the S.S. HMS ''Beagle'', the ship whose voyage of exploration included CharlesDarwin (and the story has a similar discovery-of-new-species theme.)
26th Jul '15 9:20:00 PM Ridureyu
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality - When people do not listen to, agree with, or vote in favor of the nexialist scientist, he brainwashes and hypnotizes or imprisons them to get what he wants. This is viewed as a good thing because he is "right."
20th Dec '14 2:10:58 PM nombretomado
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Although obscure today, the stories were enormously influential; to the point that some of the creatures Vogt invented have been openly imitated, most notably the telepathic, cat-like Coeurl (which became a recurring monster in the ''FinalFantasy'' series) and even the xenomorphs from ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' might have been based on Vogt's work (he certainly believed so.)

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Although obscure today, the stories were enormously influential; to the point that some of the creatures Vogt invented have been openly imitated, most notably the telepathic, cat-like Coeurl (which became a recurring monster in the ''FinalFantasy'' ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series) and even the xenomorphs from ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' might have been based on Vogt's work (he certainly believed so.)
19th Oct '13 6:05:59 PM LeeM
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''The Voyage of the Space Beagle'' is a Science Fiction novel by Creator/AEVanVogt. To be more precise, it is actually the compilation of several short stories that van Vogt had written for a magazine years before. All the stories had in common the involvement of the ''Space Beagle'', an Earth starship sent to explore new areas of space, encountering ever more fantastic -and dangerous- alien lifeforms along the way.

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''The Voyage of the Space Beagle'' is a Science Fiction novel by Creator/AEVanVogt. To be more precise, it is actually the compilation of several short stories that van Vogt had written for a magazine years before.before (including the first two he ever wrote). All the stories had in common the involvement of the ''Space Beagle'', an Earth starship sent to explore new areas of space, encountering ever more fantastic -and dangerous- alien lifeforms along the way.
19th Oct '13 5:59:50 PM LeeM
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* AndIMustScream: Ixtl's human victims are paralyzed with its eggs inside them, waiting for the hatchlings to eat their way out. [[spoiler:The crew extract the eggs in time and the paralysis wears off.]]

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* AndIMustScream: Ixtl's human victims are paralyzed with its eggs inside them, waiting for the hatchlings to eat their way out. [[spoiler:The crew extract doctor extracts the eggs in time and the paralysis wears off.]]
19th Oct '13 5:58:58 PM LeeM
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Although obscure today, the stories were enormously influential; to the point that some of the creatures Vogt invented have been openly imitated, most notably the telepathic, cat-like Coeurl (which became a recurring monster in the ''FinalFantasy'' series) and even the xenomorphs from ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' might have been based on Voght's work (he certainly believed so.)

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Although obscure today, the stories were enormously influential; to the point that some of the creatures Vogt invented have been openly imitated, most notably the telepathic, cat-like Coeurl (which became a recurring monster in the ''FinalFantasy'' series) and even the xenomorphs from ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' might have been based on Voght's Vogt's work (he certainly believed so.)



* AndIMustScream: Ixtl's human victims are paralyzed with its eggs inside them, waiting for the hatchlings to eat their way out. [[Film/Alien Sound familiar?]]

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* AndIMustScream: Ixtl's human victims are paralyzed with its eggs inside them, waiting for the hatchlings to eat their way out. [[Film/Alien Sound familiar?]] [[spoiler:The crew extract the eggs in time and the paralysis wears off.]]
19th Oct '13 5:57:44 PM LeeM
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* AndIMustScream: Ixtl's human victims are paralyzed with its eggs inside them, waiting for the hatchlings to eat their way out. [[Film/Alien Sound familiar?]]


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* EldritchAbomination: Ixtl.


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* TimeAbyss: The crew theorize that Ixtl is a creature from a previous incarnation of the universe, and had been drifting in space since before the Big Bang until it encountered the ''Beagle''.
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