History Recap / TintinExplorersOnTheMoon

11th May '18 9:17:51 PM tinolgist1
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Discovering there were two accidental stowaways [[spoiler:and a not so accidental third]] (which is by itself a jarring circumstance) would have been enough to abort a real life space mission and force them to return to Earth. In this particular case, with their fictitious spaceship being a nuclear-powered SSTO, the decision would have been even more reasonable given that the logistic expenses of a brief return and a second takeoff would have been minimal, if any. But that, of course, would have removed all the drama from the story.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Discovering there were two accidental stowaways [[spoiler:and a not so accidental third]] (which is by itself a jarring circumstance) would have been enough to abort a real life space mission and force them to return to Earth. In this particular case, with their fictitious spaceship being a nuclear-powered SSTO, the decision would have been even more reasonable given that the logistic expenses of a brief return and a second takeoff would have been minimal, if any. But that, of course, would have removed all the drama from the story.
11th May '18 9:17:06 PM tinolgist1
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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy[=/=]ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Under the influence of whiskey, Haddock attempts to go back to Earth by ''going on an unassisted spacewalk'', without metal boots also. Fortunately, Tintin rescues him back into the rocket, before (as Calculus described it) asteroid Adonis gets a new satellite named Haddock.
* 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.

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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy[=/=]ScrewThisImOuttaHere: AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Under the influence of whiskey, Haddock [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere attempts to go back to Earth Earth]] by ''going on an unassisted spacewalk'', without metal boots also. Fortunately, Tintin rescues him back into the rocket, before (as Calculus described it) asteroid Adonis gets a new satellite named Haddock.
* AlmostOutOfOxygen / ColdEquation: 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 decision to stay on the Moon for a shorter time, and partly by the HeroicSacrifice of TheMole.



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* [[ThrownOutTheAirlock Threw Himself Out The Airlock]]: Wolff.

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* %%* [[ThrownOutTheAirlock Threw Himself Out The Airlock]]: Wolff.
23rd Jan '18 9:37:22 AM Corlagon
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* MockingMusic: The gang listens to Radio-Klow while working to repair the ship... and as soon as it comes on, the announcer says they'll be playing Schubert's "The Gravedigger".



* TragicVillain: 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.
* [[YourTelevisionHatesYou Your Radio Hates You]]: The gang listens to Radio-Klow while working to repair the ship... and as soon as it comes on, the announcer says they'll be playing Schubert's "The Gravedigger".

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* TragicVillain: 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.
* [[YourTelevisionHatesYou Your Radio Hates You]]: The gang listens to Radio-Klow while working to repair the ship... and as soon as it comes on, the announcer says they'll be playing Schubert's "The Gravedigger".
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11th Dec '17 9:25:34 AM Cieloazul
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy and ArtisticLicenseEngineering: Creator/{{Herge}} was well aware that the space suits would require helmets much like the astronauts we see today, but then the readers wouldn't be able to tell who was Haddock and who was Tintin. So, for their convenience he made the helmets more fish bowl shaped.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Discovering there were two accidental stowaways [[spoiler:and a not so accidental third]] (which is by itself a jarring circumstance) would have been enough to abort a real life space mission and ArtisticLicenseEngineering: Creator/{{Herge}} was well aware force them to return to Earth. In this particular case, with their fictitious spaceship being a nuclear-powered SSTO, the decision would have been even more reasonable given that the logistic expenses of a brief return and a second takeoff would have been minimal, if any. But that, of course, would have removed all the drama from the story.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The book portrays the Moon landing as producing exactly the same amount and direction of pressure they all suffered in the takeoff, that is, vertical and downwards. Going without mentioning that an inverse acceleration should intuitively produce pressure in the opposite direction (''upwards''), a free descent gently decelerated by the main engine acting as a retrorocket would generate infinitely less vertical acceleration than a takeoff, unless they wanted to get propelled to
the space suits would require helmets much like the astronauts we see today, but then the readers wouldn't be able to tell who was Haddock and who was Tintin. So, for their convenience he made the helmets more fish bowl shaped. again instead of performing a landing.



* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: Herge knew the bubble-top space helmets were inaccurate, but used them for this trope.

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* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: Herge knew Creator/{{Herge}} was well aware that the bubble-top space suits would require opaque helmets were inaccurate, much like the astronauts we see today, but used them then the readers wouldn't be able to tell who was Haddock and who was Tintin. So, for this trope.their convenience he made the helmets transparent and more fish bowl shaped.
7th Dec '17 3:11:01 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy[=/=]ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Under the influence of whiskey, Haddock attempts to go back to Earth by ''going on an unassisted spacewalk''. Fortunately, Tintin rescues him back into the rocket, before (as Calculus described it) asteroid Adonis gets a new satellite named Haddock.

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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy[=/=]ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Under the influence of whiskey, Haddock attempts to go back to Earth by ''going on an unassisted spacewalk''.spacewalk'', without metal boots also. Fortunately, Tintin rescues him back into the rocket, before (as Calculus described it) asteroid Adonis gets a new satellite named Haddock.
7th Dec '17 3:10:34 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy[=/=]ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Under the influence of whiskey, Haddock attempts to go back to Earth by ''going on an unassisted spacewalk''. Fortunately, Tintin rescues him back into the rocket, before (as Calculus described it) asteroid Adonis gets a new satellite named Haddock.
28th Aug '17 4:16:37 PM Exxolon
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7th Aug '17 12:29:21 PM fruitstripegum
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: In the Belvision version, Captain Haddock isn't drunk when he is pulled into orbit - instead, his feet hurt, so he takes his metal boots off.
25th Jul '17 9:34:37 AM fruitstripegum
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* KickTheDog: Jorgen breaks Snowy's leg.
25th Jul '17 8:33:16 AM fruitstripegum
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy and ArtisticLicenseEngineering: Creator/{{Herge}} was well aware that the space suits would require helmets much like the astronauts we see today, but then the readers wouldn't be able to tell who was Haddock and who was Tintin? So, for their convenience he made the helmets more fish bowl shaped.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy and ArtisticLicenseEngineering: Creator/{{Herge}} was well aware that the space suits would require helmets much like the astronauts we see today, but then the readers wouldn't be able to tell who was Haddock and who was Tintin? Tintin. So, for their convenience he made the helmets more fish bowl shaped.


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Both Jorgen and Wolff survive in the Belvision adaptation of the story. Averted in the Nelvana adaptation, however.
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