History Recap / TintinExplorersOnTheMoon

28th Apr '16 7:49:58 PM katrinahood
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Debatable example when Tintin finds ice in a crevasse--for a long time it was thought there was no ice on the moon, but more recently this has been called into question again.
** Still, any ice on the moon could only exist buried underground and intimately mixed with rock; open ice in a cave, as depicted in the book, is impossible.
11th Mar '16 1:16:30 PM OlfinBedwere
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* GoodIsDumb: Indirectly invoked by Jorgen when he escapes on the return trip, pointing out that while Tintin's morals may not have allowed disposing of him and Wolff, he himself has no compunctions about executing the rocket crew in order to ensure that he makes it home alive.


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* PragmaticVillainy: While Jorgen clearly has no qualms about the prospect of marooning Haddock, Calculus and the detectives on the moon, he isn't motivated so much by revenge -- especially considering that he never met the detectives in his debut story, while Haddock and Calculus didn't make their own debuts until later -- as the simple fact that were he and Wolff to take them prisoner, they'd be trying to sustain seven people on oxygen supplies meant for four, and wouldn't have a prayer of making it back to Earth alive.
4th Mar '16 3:33:20 AM OlfinBedwere
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* DarkerAndEdgier: While people have been killed in a number of ''Tintin'' stories, this is the first to cover the topic of suicide, excluding Mitsuhirato's suicide near the end of ''The Blue Lotus''.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: DarkerAndEdgier:
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While people have been killed in a number of ''Tintin'' stories, this is the first to cover the topic of suicide, excluding Mitsuhirato's suicide near the end of ''The Blue Lotus''.Lotus''.
** The vast majority of characters who die during the series are [[SparedByTheAdaptation spared by]] the Nelvana animated adaptation. Neither Jorgen nor Wolff is afforded that treatment in the adaptation of this story, making it seem much darker than the rest of the series.
3rd Mar '16 9:42:08 AM OlfinBedwere
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* TheLoad: Thomson and Thompson are easily the most incompetent they've ever been here. Not only do they accidentally stow away on-board the rocket (leading to the oxygen crisis), unwittingly release Jorgen and generally make a nuisance of themselves throughout the storyline, at no point do they ever do anything that even vaguely helps the mission, unless you count Thomson's not stopping Wolff when he sneaks out to eject himself into space (and even then Thomson failed at the job he was actually given).
17th Jun '15 10:41:23 AM drac0blade
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30th May '15 1:41:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* DrivenToSuicide: Frank Wolff leaves the rocket so that the others have enough oxygen to survive the trip back home.
* HeroicSacrifice: Wolff.

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* DrivenToSuicide: HeroicSacrifice: Frank Wolff leaves the rocket so that the others have enough oxygen to survive the trip back home.
* HeroicSacrifice: Wolff.
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9th Mar '15 5:58:57 PM Vilui
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* AlmostOutOfOxygen / ColdEquation: The biggest problem during the book, beginning with the discovery that the Thompsons accidentally found themselves on board during liftoff... and even that doesn't cover the extent of the stowaways on board. It's solved in part by the HeroicSacrifice of TheMole.

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* AlmostOutOfOxygen / ColdEquation: The biggest problem during the book, beginning with the discovery that the Thompsons accidentally found themselves on board during liftoff... and even that doesn't cover the extent of the stowaways on board. It's solved in part by the decision to stay on the Moon for a shorter time, and partly by the HeroicSacrifice of TheMole.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Frank Wolff leaves the rocket so that the others have enough oxygen to survive the trip back home.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Wolff]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Frank Frank Wolff leaves the rocket so that the others have enough oxygen to survive the trip back home.]]
home.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Wolff]].Wolff.



* KilledOffScreen: [[spoiler:Jorgen and Wolff died outside the view of the reader.]]

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* KilledOffScreen: [[spoiler:Jorgen Jorgen and Wolff died outside the view of the reader.]]



* TragicVillain: [[spoiler:Frank Wolff was the first character in the Tintin universe who wasn't particularly good, but not particulary bad either. He sides with Colonel Jorgen to sabotage the flight, but is more or less manipulated by him. When Jorgen wants to shoot everybody Wolff protests and interferes, killing Jorgen accidentally with his own gun. Wolff is forgiven by Tintin, but later feels remorse and decides to commit suicide by throwing himself out of the rocket so that the others can safely travel home again.]]

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* TragicVillain: [[spoiler:Frank Frank Wolff was the first character in the Tintin universe who wasn't particularly good, but not particulary bad either. He sides with Colonel Jorgen to sabotage the flight, but is more or less manipulated by him. When Jorgen wants to shoot everybody Wolff protests and interferes, killing Jorgen accidentally with his own gun. Wolff is forgiven by Tintin, but later feels remorse and decides to commit suicide by throwing himself out of the rocket so that the others can safely travel home again.]]
1st Nov '14 4:40:14 AM Odon
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* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: Herge knew the bubble-top space helmets were inaccurate, but used them for this trope.
6th Oct '14 11:58:44 PM Odon
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After the events of ''[[Recap/TintinDestinationMoon Destination Moon]]'' Tintin, Haddock, Snowy, Professor Calculus and his assistant Frank Wolff are currently en route to the Moon in Calculus' rocket. Shortly into the trip however, a serious predicament arises: Thomson and Thompson are found inside the rocket, having decided to "guard it" having thought the time of the launch was at 1:34 AM instead of 1:34 PM and the oxygen supply was designed for four people (plus Snowy), not six.

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After the events of ''[[Recap/TintinDestinationMoon Destination Moon]]'' Tintin, Haddock, Snowy, Professor Calculus and his assistant Frank Wolff are currently en route to the Moon in Calculus' rocket. Shortly into the trip however, a serious predicament arises: Thomson and Thompson are found inside the rocket, having decided to "guard it" having thought the time of the launch was at 1:34 AM instead of 1:34 PM and -- the oxygen supply was designed for four people (plus Snowy), not six.


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* PratFall: Haddock [[VisualPun when he says his final line]], so he's lying on the ground.
6th Oct '14 9:05:08 AM Odon
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* AlmostOutOfOxygen: The biggest problem during the book, beginning with the discovery that the Thompsons accidentally found themselves on board during liftoff... and even that doesn't cover the extent of the stowaways on board. It's solved in part by the HeroicSacrifice of TheMole.

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* AlmostOutOfOxygen: AlmostOutOfOxygen / ColdEquation: The biggest problem during the book, beginning with the discovery that the Thompsons accidentally found themselves on board during liftoff... and even that doesn't cover the extent of the stowaways on board. It's solved in part by the HeroicSacrifice of TheMole.
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