History Recap / TintinExplorersOnTheMoon

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.
27th Jun '17 6:20:49 AM Andyroid
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* ImNotDoingThatAgain: When Calculus proposes making a return trip to the moon, Captain Haddock absolutely ''refuses'' to take part.
-->'''Haddock:''' May I be turned into a bollard, blistering barnacles, if I so much as set foot in your flying coffin again! Never, d'you hear? You interplanetary goat, you! Never!!
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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