History Recap / TintinDestinationMoon

11th Dec '17 9:42:49 AM Cieloazul
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* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: While the book portrays realistically the lack of InertialDampening during the take-off, the method chosen by the rocket designers to cushion its anatomical effects on the crew is not the most efficient one, but rather the ''least''. By having the crewmembers laying on their stomach instead of sitting faceup as it is done in real life rockets, they are allowing the acceleration to effectively squeeze their lungs flat between the floor and their own bodies. The outcome shown in the take-off is accurate: everybody being painfully smothered until passing out is pretty much what they would have got in real life.
11th Dec '17 8:41:59 AM Cieloazul
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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 then again, how else are you going to get Tintin and his friends on-board?

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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: It's completely nonsensical that ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The Syldavian government allows two civilians with no formal training in space flight and a ''dog'' would to be "invited" to take part in the biggest, biggest and riskiest, riskiest attempt at manned space flight ever devised. This wouldn't have been out of place had the story been set in the Victorian times a la ''Literature/FromTheEarthToTheMoon'', when the ideal of the GentlemanAdventurer meant many expeditions were privately organized by bored rich men and thus it was usual to see unqualified people in perilous adventures only because they had connections. By the time this story is set in, however, this mentality had been completely phased out and replaced by a more professional approach similar to our modern NASA. But then again, how else are were you going to get Tintin and his friends on-board?
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.
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