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24th Oct '16 9:39:20 PM nombretomado
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** When the ''Enterprise'' was designed, GeneRoddenberry made sure to steer clear of this trope, which was a remarkable move at the time. Matt Jefferies, the original designer of the ''Enterprise'', recalls that Roddenberry "emphasized that there were to be no fins, no wings, no smoke trails, no flames, no rocket."

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** When the ''Enterprise'' was designed, GeneRoddenberry Creator/GeneRoddenberry made sure to steer clear of this trope, which was a remarkable move at the time. Matt Jefferies, the original designer of the ''Enterprise'', recalls that Roddenberry "emphasized that there were to be no fins, no wings, no smoke trails, no flames, no rocket."
2nd Sep '16 1:12:01 PM AgProv
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* The use of this design for sci-fi spacecraft in the post-1945 period would have been heavily influenced by what was known about German V-weapons: until the late 1950's, the V-2's were the only man-made rockets that had ever been outside the boundaries of Earth's atmosphere, albeit only to gain enough height on the way up to describe a parabola with sufficient momentum to bring them down over London. The drawing-board designs for even larger V-3 weapons capable of hitting New York or Moscow were also public-domain knowledge. The V-2 was in every visible respect a retro-rocket of tail sitter configuration.
10th Jun '16 6:35:18 PM Prfnoff
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* There's one of these in ''Myst''. It doesn't actually take you anywhere, but just holds the link to the Selenitic Age. (You link into an identical spaceship, a remnant of the fact that at one point in the game's development you were supposed to fly in the spaceship.)

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* There's one of these in ''Myst''.''VideoGame/{{Myst}}''. It doesn't actually take you anywhere, but just holds the link to the Selenitic Age. (You link into an identical spaceship, a remnant of the fact that at one point in the game's development you were supposed to fly in the spaceship.)



* The Blasterpals have a purple one in ''[[BlasterSeries Math Blaster Episode 1]]''. It gets shot down the sequel.

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* The Blasterpals have a purple one in ''[[BlasterSeries ''[[VideoGame/BlasterSeries Math Blaster Episode 1]]''. It gets shot down the sequel.sequel.
* In ''Rolo to the Rescue'', Rolo takes a brief excursion to the moon on a ''wooden'' rocket.
1st May '16 10:33:54 PM JackG
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* The obscure (at the time) Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky developed a design back in ''1903'', involving the teardrop-hull shape but without fins.



* The obscure (at the time) Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky developed a design back in ''1903'', involving the teardrop-hull shape but without fins.

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* The obscure (at the time) Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky developed a design back in ''1903'', involving the teardrop-hull shape but without fins.
1st May '16 10:33:00 PM JackG
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* The obscure (at the time) Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky developed a design back in ''1903'', involving the teardrop-hull shape but without fins.
13th Apr '16 10:22:59 PM mariic
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* The focus of [[http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/index.php Atomic Rockets]]
9th Apr '16 10:28:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* The spaceship in ''EarthGirlsAreEasy'' is very much an homage ship. Not a 'tailsitter' but very close to the 1930s ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' serial ships.

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* The spaceship in ''EarthGirlsAreEasy'' ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy'' is very much an homage ship. Not a 'tailsitter' but very close to the 1930s ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' serial ships.



* ''AttackOfTheClones'': The Techno Union Hardcell-class ships.

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* ''AttackOfTheClones'': ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'': The Techno Union Hardcell-class ships.
8th Apr '16 5:53:38 PM Dave92F1
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Only very indirectly related to the small rocket motors used to provide retrograde thrust to an orbiting spacecraft (which even the earliest SpaceRace orbiters had). Also shares its name with a type of rocket engine that uses chemical reactions between a solid and a fluid of some kind to produce thrust.

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Only very indirectly related to the small rocket motors used to provide retrograde thrust to an orbiting spacecraft (which even the earliest SpaceRace orbiters had). Also shares its name with a type of rocket engine that uses chemical reactions between a solid and a fluid of some kind to produce thrust.
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24th Mar '16 11:58:43 AM WillKeaton
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-2 V2]], while it never carried a manned payload or any means to perform a soft landing, likely served as the inspiration for the general aesthetics of Retro Rockets.
* The logo for the British comics and sci-fi collectibles shop [[http://forbiddenplanet.com/ Forbidden Planet]].
* The German Chaos Computer Club has [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/dajmonpills/6599936811/ this]] [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtop-hh/8320513137/ thing]].

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-2 V2]], V2,]] while it never carried a manned payload or any means to perform a soft landing, likely served as the inspiration for the general aesthetics of Retro Rockets.
* The logo for the British comics and sci-fi collectibles shop [[http://forbiddenplanet.com/ Forbidden Planet]].
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* The German Chaos Computer Club has [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/dajmonpills/6599936811/ this]] [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtop-hh/8320513137/ thing]].thing.]]
24th Mar '16 11:54:49 AM WillKeaton
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** ''Mad as a Mars Hare'', where Bugs takes a trip to Mars in one of these ships. Watch him land [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoHUGHb97MA starting at 1:50]].

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** ''Mad as a Mars Hare'', where Bugs takes a trip to Mars in one of these ships. Watch him land [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoHUGHb97MA starting at 1:50]].1:50.]]



** The rocket ships in ''Sunprobe'' and ''Day of Disaster'' were each examples of this trope. The [[http://davidszondy.com/future/Thunderbirds/sunprobe.htm Sunprobe]] was a Vostok-style engine cluster with loads of extra fins and a full-on RetroRocket stuck on the nose. The Mars Probe in ''Day of Disaster''...[[http://davidszondy.com/future/Thunderbirds/marsprobe.htm Well, see for yourself]].

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** The rocket ships in ''Sunprobe'' and ''Day of Disaster'' were each examples of this trope. The [[http://davidszondy.com/future/Thunderbirds/sunprobe.htm Sunprobe]] was a Vostok-style engine cluster with loads of extra fins and a full-on RetroRocket stuck on the nose. The Mars Probe in ''Day of Disaster''...[[http://davidszondy.com/future/Thunderbirds/marsprobe.htm Well, see for yourself]].yourself.]]
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