History Radio / CabinPressure

17th Sep '17 6:12:42 PM nombretomado
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* SadlyMythtaken: In-universe, it seems that ''Quest for Camelot'' ([[InNameOnly not]] [[WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot that one]]) takes quite a few liberties with ArthurianLegend, to the confusion of Martin and Douglas. For one thing, Excalibur is a LivingMacGuffin, not a sword. For another, [[spoiler:he turns out to be a vampire]].

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* SadlyMythtaken: In-universe, it seems that ''Quest for Camelot'' ([[InNameOnly not]] [[WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot that one]]) takes quite a few liberties with ArthurianLegend, Myth/ArthurianLegend, to the confusion of Martin and Douglas. For one thing, Excalibur is a LivingMacGuffin, not a sword. For another, [[spoiler:he turns out to be a vampire]].
17th Sep '17 10:09:39 AM nombretomado
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* AVeryBritishChristmas: Done on a plane. In ''seven minutes''. According to Arthur, it consists of: turkey and Christmas pudding and presents and carols and stockings and silly hats and mulled wine. Additionally, Martin is adamant that (for Arthur's sake, of ''course'') that each stocking must have: an orange, a sugar mouse, and chocolate coins.
13th Sep '17 2:03:19 PM WhiteMage1
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* ReversePsychology: When Martin complains that he never wins anything, Douglas bets Martin that next air traffic controller they contact will be female. Martin is suspicious of this, given that almost all ATCs are male, and bets the other way. Predictably, he loses. This makes him incredibly paranoid when it comes to the cheesecake/strudel wager... and he still takes the long shot, [[spoiler:and loses again]].

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* ReversePsychology: When Martin complains that he never wins anything, Douglas bets Martin that next air traffic controller they contact will be female. Martin is suspicious of this, given that almost all ATCs [=ATCs=] are male, and bets the other way. Predictably, he loses. This makes him incredibly paranoid when it comes to the cheesecake/strudel wager... and he still takes the long shot, [[spoiler:and loses again]].
13th Sep '17 1:43:18 PM WhiteMage1
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* JustPlaneWrong: Averted, Finnemore does extensive research. His father was actually an airline pilot.

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* JustPlaneWrong: Averted, Finnemore does extensive research. His father was actually an airline pilot.pilot and was given a credit in the finale as "Aviation Consultant".
5th May '17 3:20:11 PM johnnye
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* BatmanGambit: Douglas' scheme in "Kuala Lumpur" (to make Martin think Carolyn had [[spoiler:shut down his secret bar, when really she'd been a regular patron before he found out about it]]) relied on Arthur being such a BadLiar that Martin would realise [[spoiler:the bar had been set up again, Martin calling Carolyn ''and then immediately regretting doing so'', and Martin picking up on his hint to give her the one bottle filled with apple juice.]] He knows his colleagues inside-out, does Douglas.

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* BatmanGambit: BatmanGambit:
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Douglas' scheme in "Kuala Lumpur" (to make Martin think Carolyn had [[spoiler:shut down his secret bar, when really she'd been a regular patron before he found out about it]]) relied on Arthur being such a BadLiar that Martin would realise [[spoiler:the bar had been set up again, Martin calling Carolyn ''and then immediately regretting doing so'', and Martin picking up on his hint to give her the one bottle filled with apple juice.]] He knows his colleagues inside-out, does Douglas.
5th May '17 5:21:18 AM johnnye
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** In St. Petersburg, [[spoiler:the episode which featured Gordon trying to steal GERTI,]] Carolyn said, "I can see the next three hours are going to fly by on gilded wings." She had no idea how right she was - it was revealed in Zurich, [[spoiler:the episode in which Gordon tried to steal GERTI yet again, that GERTI is literally partly made of gold. (her wiring)]]
** In Zurich, GERTI gets auctioned off as Lot 42. [[spoiler:Also known as [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the answer to life, the universe, and everything.]] She turned out to be the solution to everyone's problems.]]

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** "Johannesburg" [[BookEnds begins]] with the pilots being reprimanded for "dropping a bomb" ([[spoiler:a melted-together mass of party sweets]]) that narrowly missed a BMW. It ends with them [[spoiler:"firing a missile" that does hit one (a bottle of water left inside the jet exhaust)]].
** In St. Petersburg, "St. Petersburg", [[spoiler:the episode which featured Gordon trying to steal GERTI,]] Carolyn said, "I can see the next three hours are going to fly by on gilded wings." She had no idea how right she was - it was revealed in Zurich, [[spoiler:the episode in which Gordon tried to steal GERTI yet again, that GERTI is literally partly made of gold. (her wiring)]]
** In Zurich, "Zurich", GERTI gets auctioned off as Lot 42. [[spoiler:Also known as [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the answer to life, the universe, and everything.]] She turned out to be the solution to everyone's problems.]]
5th May '17 4:56:05 AM johnnye
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Carolyn speaks with a Received Pronunciation accent. Most of the time. In "Helsinki", when her Lancastrian sister turns up, Carolyn's accent gradually drifts back to her natural Lancastrian as she and Ruth spend more and more time bickering.
** Actually, her vowels are generally a little more flattened than in 'classic' RP. This is probably correct for the upmarket dormitory district of Cheshire, just south of Lancashire.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Carolyn speaks with a more-or-less Received Pronunciation accent.accent[[note]]Her vowels are generally a little more flattened than in 'classic' RP; this suggests the upmarket dormitory district of Cheshire, just south of Lancashire[[/note]]. Most of the time. In "Helsinki", when her Lancastrian sister turns up, Carolyn's accent gradually drifts back to her natural Lancastrian as she and Ruth spend more and more time bickering.
** Actually, her vowels are generally a little more flattened than in 'classic' RP. This is probably correct for the upmarket dormitory district of Cheshire, just south of Lancashire.
bickering.



* PerpetualPoverty: Poor Martin. Sometimes, for a treat, he has a baked potato.
** MJN, too.

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* PerpetualPoverty: PerpetualPoverty:
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Poor Martin. Sometimes, for a treat, he has a baked potato.
** MJN, too. (Otherwise they'd be paying Martin...)


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** He's also terrible at ''imitating'' sarcasm, when he tries to imagine what kind of quip Douglas would make in their situation:
-->'''Arthur:''' I'm ''glad'' we're stuck under this bridge. That's a ''good'' thing.
4th May '17 1:55:56 PM KneadToKnow
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* BecomingTheMask: How Douglas finally reveals to Martin that he came by his calm and resourceful demeanor: he imitated [[AcePilot his first captain]] until it became natural to him.

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* BecomingTheMask: How Douglas finally reveals to Martin that in "Zurich, pt. 2" how he came by his calm and resourceful demeanor: he imitated [[AcePilot Rory, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter his first captain]] until for "the first couple of years."
--> '''Douglas''': Then
it became natural just becomes part of who you are. That's why you have to him.pick your model carefully. You, of course, have picked ''terribly well.''
4th May '17 9:00:00 AM johnnye
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* BerserkButton: Arthur loves his mother and woe betide anyone who insults her in his presence. Admittedly his idea of going berserk is [[spoiler:putting a cake in someone's face]], but by Arthur's standards the merest hint of hostility is an extreme reaction.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Arthur loves his mother and woe betide anyone who insults her in his presence. Admittedly his idea of going berserk is [[spoiler:putting a cake in someone's face]], but by Arthur's standards the merest hint of hostility is an extreme reaction.



* CarryingACake: "Cake" is stretching things to the extreme, but Arthur's birthday... surprise for Carolyn ends up going over Ruth's head when she hits [[RelativeButton his mum]] with a blistering tirade of abuse.



* IKnowKarate: Kieran in "Helsinki", right down to the classic "my hands are classified as deadly weapons" boast. He's just ''dying'' for an excuse to use it in self-defence...



* WouldHurtAChild: In 'Helsinki', Martin finally gives BrattyHalfPint Kieran the "clip round the ear" more than one person had threatened him with. Forgetting, of course, that Kieran is an orange-belt in karate who's been itching for an excuse to use his skills in "self-defence".

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* WouldHurtAChild: In 'Helsinki', Martin finally gives BrattyHalfPint Kieran the "clip "[[DopeSlap clip round the ear" ear]]" more than one person had threatened him with. Forgetting, of course, that Kieran is an orange-belt in karate who's been itching for an excuse to use his skills in "self-defence".
3rd May '17 10:27:04 AM KneadToKnow
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*** Alas, the line is "fly by on silver wings."
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