History Recap / TintinDestinationMoon

4th Sep '17 11:25:37 AM Gaucelm
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* BedsheetGhost: Haddock dresses up as one in order to scare Calculus out of his amnesia. He carries some chains to complete the routine. It's not very successful, until he mentions "acting the goat".


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* DemBones: The Thom(p)sons actually think that a real animated skeleton is around, and put the cuffs on a normal, non-animated one who is hanging at a physician's office.
28th Aug '17 4:14:20 PM Exxolon
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28th Jul '17 5:20:48 PM drac0blade
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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: It's completely nonsensical that two civilians with no formal training in space flight and a ''dog'' would be "invited" to take part in the biggest, and riskiest, attempt at manned space flight ever devised. But sticking Tintin in the control center on Earth would be extremely boring, so he, Snowy and Haddock become passengers.

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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: It's completely nonsensical that two civilians with no formal training in space flight and a ''dog'' would be "invited" to take part in the biggest, and riskiest, attempt at manned space flight ever devised. But sticking then again, how else are you going to get Tintin in the control center on Earth would be extremely boring, so he, Snowy and Haddock become passengers.his friends on-board?
28th Jul '17 5:11:50 PM drac0blade
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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: It's completely nonsensical that two civilians with no formal training in space flight and a ''dog'' would be "invited" to take part in the biggest, and riskiest, attempt at manned space flight ever devised. But sticking Tintin in the control center on Earth would be extremely boring, so he, Snowy and Haddock become passengers.
27th Apr '17 11:06:42 AM fruitstripegum
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* MundaneDogmatic: Hergé attempted to ensure that the two space-travel books were scientifically accurate. They reflect space flight ideas and scientific theories of TheFifties. But the rocket engine designed by Calculus works like a slowly exploding nuclear fission bomb. The engine is able to withstand the extreme heat and radiation, since it is made of "calculon", a silicon-based, extremely heat-resistant material also invented by the professor.


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* MundaneDogmatic: Hergé attempted to ensure that the two space-travel books were scientifically accurate. They reflect space flight ideas and scientific theories of TheFifties. But the rocket engine designed by Calculus works like a slowly exploding nuclear fission bomb. The engine is able to withstand the extreme heat and radiation, since it is made of "calculon", a silicon-based, extremely heat-resistant material also invented by the professor.
20th Apr '15 1:29:36 PM nombretomado
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* RetroRocket: The Moon-rocket, as seen [[http://www.torpedo-emscher.de/wr/union/rakete/img/tintin_rocket10_.jpg here]]. This is an interesting case as it's combined with a [[ShownTheirWork frighteningly prescient]] depiction of the ColdWar space program. Blueprints and launchpad shown [[http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/rocket3p.html#tintin here]]. The rocket's external appearance is based on the German V2.

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* RetroRocket: The Moon-rocket, as seen [[http://www.torpedo-emscher.de/wr/union/rakete/img/tintin_rocket10_.jpg here]]. This is an interesting case as it's combined with a [[ShownTheirWork frighteningly prescient]] depiction of the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar space program. Blueprints and launchpad shown [[http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/rocket3p.html#tintin here]]. The rocket's external appearance is based on the German V2.
6th Oct '14 8:55:50 AM Odon
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* SwissCheeseSecurity: Averted; Tintin and Haddock have to go through countless security checkpoints to get to the compound, which is even guarded by anti-aircraft guns. Nevertheless the project has somehow been infiltrated...
1st Oct '14 1:52:30 AM Silverblade2
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: This is the first time we see Calculus getting angry and it ain't pretty.
15th Feb '14 6:08:32 AM henry42
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After returning to Marlinspike following a trip, Tintin and Haddock are surprised to find that Calculus had mysteriously left some time earlier. They immediately receive a telegram from the Professor explaining that he's in Syldavia and asking them to join him there. They do so and are led to a heavily guarded scientific research compound, where they are greeted by Calculus' assistant engineer Frank Wolff and the Professor himself. The latter claims they are in Syldavia's Atomic Research Center, which recruited Calculus for their Astronautical section. Calculus is currently completing plans for a nuclear power rocket that will be able to land on the Moon...and he called Tintin and Haddock so that they will be part of the landing party. Despite both having some misgivings about the plan (especially Haddock) they accept.

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After returning to Marlinspike following a trip, Tintin and Haddock are surprised to find that Calculus had mysteriously left some time earlier. They immediately receive a telegram from the Professor explaining that he's in Syldavia [[{{Ruritania}} Syldavia]] and asking them to join him there. They do so and are led to a heavily guarded scientific research compound, where they are greeted by Calculus' assistant engineer Frank Wolff and the Professor himself. The latter claims they are in Syldavia's Atomic Research Center, which recruited Calculus for their Astronautical section. Calculus is currently completing plans for a nuclear power rocket that will be able to land on the Moon...and he called Tintin and Haddock so that they will be part of the landing party. Despite both having some misgivings about the plan (especially Haddock) they accept.
20th Sep '13 3:23:27 PM grapesandmilk
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* ContinuityNod: The Thom(p)sons are still suffering from eating Formula Fourteen pills in ''Land of Black Gold'', meaning they occasionally burp coloured bubbles and have their hair grow crazily.

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* ContinuityNod: The Thom(p)sons are still suffering from eating Formula Fourteen pills in ''Land ''[[Recap/TintinLandOfBlackGold Land of Black Gold'', Gold]]'', meaning they occasionally burp coloured bubbles and have their hair grow crazily.



* {{Ruritania}}: Syldavia. Previously featured in ''Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre'' (1939), Syldavia is an atypically detailed version ofthis trope. It has its own flag, royal dynasty, historical events and even a language created by Hergé. The made-up language, despite being written in Cyrillic script, was remarkably not Slavic but a dialect of Flemish/Dutch with some curious phonetics. In this album Syldavia becomes the setting for a fictionalized space program.

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* {{Ruritania}}: Syldavia. Previously featured in ''Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre'' ''[[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre King Ottokar's Sceptre]]'' (1939), Syldavia is an atypically detailed version ofthis of this trope. It has its own flag, royal dynasty, historical events and even a language created by Hergé. The made-up language, despite being written in Cyrillic script, was remarkably not Slavic but a dialect of Flemish/Dutch with some curious phonetics. In this album Syldavia becomes the setting for a fictionalized space program.



* SpoilerTitle: The album ends on a CliffHanger as the astronauts have passed out and Earth has lost communication with them. As mission control gets increasingly nervous, the {{Narrator}} asks the reader rhetorically (paraphrased): "Will Tintin and his friends survive this dangerous mission to make it to the moon? Find out in ''[[{{Recap/TintinExplorersOnTheMoon}} Explorers On The Moon''!" The title of the next album points out that they do make it to the Moon.

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* SpoilerTitle: The album ends on a CliffHanger as the astronauts have passed out and Earth has lost communication with them. As mission control gets increasingly nervous, the {{Narrator}} asks the reader rhetorically (paraphrased): "Will Tintin and his friends survive this dangerous mission to make it to the moon? Find out in ''[[{{Recap/TintinExplorersOnTheMoon}} Explorers On The Moon''!" Moon]]''!" The title of the next album points out that they do make it to the Moon.
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