History Trivia / HoratioHornblower

7th Sep '16 2:20:30 PM kazokuhouou
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The Forrester estate would only let "Mutiny" and "Retribution" film if Archie Kennedy was written out. (Not unreasonably, since his friendship with Horatio was changing Horatio's characterization too drastically from the source.) The writers convinced them to at least [[spoiler: let him die on screen. They then pulled a fast one and had Archie perform a HeroicSacrifice to save Horatio.]] And the estate couldn't do anything about it.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The Forrester estate would only let "Mutiny" and "Retribution" film if Archie Kennedy was written out. (Not unreasonably, since his friendship with Horatio was changing Horatio's characterization too drastically from the source.) The writers convinced them to at least [[spoiler: let him die on screen. They then pulled a fast one and had Archie perform a HeroicSacrifice to save Horatio.]] And the estate couldn't do anything about it. It could also be argued as a case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: they got the dour Horatio of the books, but fans (those that don't ignore Archie's death, anyway) interpret that as a result of the circumstances of Archie's death, rather than a part of his personality.]]
3rd Jul '16 7:26:09 PM Doug86
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* RealitySubtext: ''Commodore'' was less historically-researched than the others. Instead, it reflects WorldWarII: Russia's tenuous alliance with England and threat from invaders, occupied and/or neutral Baltic/Scandanavian powers, and Britain's tenuous support.

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* RealitySubtext: ''Commodore'' was less historically-researched than the others. Instead, it reflects WorldWarII: UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: Russia's tenuous alliance with England and threat from invaders, occupied and/or neutral Baltic/Scandanavian powers, and Britain's tenuous support.
27th Apr '16 3:06:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Fans may recognize several characters from the mini-series as their other rather famous creations.
** Horatio as [[Film/FantasticFour Mr. Fantastic]]
** Archie as [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Lee Adama]]
** Mr Bush as [[Series/DoctorWho the Eighth Doctor]] or [[Film/WithnailAndI "I"]]
** Young Jack Hammond is [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Tom Riddle]].
** And his father, Captain Hammond, is [[Series/GameOfThrones Barristan Selmy]].
** Captain Foster is none other than [[StarWars Wedge Antilles]].
** Gunner Hobbs lives in Series/{{Cranford}}.
** Major Côtard was a villainous English "gentleman" once, trying to seduce Marianne Dashwood as Mr Willoughby of ''Film/SenseAndSensibility''.
** Maria Mason used to be a beauty and quite a teenage brat -- as Miss Lydia Bennet of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' mini-series adaptation.
** Lieutenant Eccleston was once an officer aboard a cool ship and died in the very first episode. On ''Series/RedDwarf'', he appeared as Toddhunter.
** If you look closely in "The Fire Ship," you can see [[{{Series/Sherlock}} Anderson]] applying for a promotion in the Royal Navy.
** [[Series/GameOfThrones Maester Aemon]] was once a famous member of the British Admiralty in "The Wrong War."
** Hey, lots of guys and one gal who appeared on ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'' were in ''Hornblower''.
*** Major Nairn, a British spy master, is dying Captain Keene (Michael Byrne).
*** Colonel Fletcher is Lieutenant Buckland (Nicholas Jones). Neither has impressive fighting skills compared to the respective hero.
*** A workers' rights leader [[spoiler:and Sharpe's long-lost brother]] is Gunner Hobbs (Philip Glenister).
*** Josefina, a Spanish aristocrat and a beauty, is Senora Ortega (Katia Caballero).
*** Mr Tapling of the diplomatic service is Runciman (Ian [=McNeice=]).
*** Steward James Doughty (Ron Cook) is Napoleon. Boney himself! Holly crap, no wonder sailor Styles hated him so much.
30th Jun '15 8:59:29 AM nombretomado
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** Archie as [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Lee Adama]]

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** Archie as [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Lee Adama]]
20th Apr '15 6:48:30 PM LtFedora
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** And his father, Captain Hammond, is [[Series/GameOfThrones Barristan Selmy]].
19th Dec '14 4:41:28 PM bombadil211
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* WordOfGod: According to Jamie Bamber, Archie is the third son of Scottish lord. Given his status as a CompositeCharacter, the majority of his backstory is composed of either the actors' and writers' statements about him, or {{Fanon}}.

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* WordOfGod: WordOfStPaul: According to Jamie Bamber, Archie is the third son of Scottish lord. Given his status as a CompositeCharacter, the majority of his backstory is composed of either the actors' and writers' statements about him, or {{Fanon}}.
8th Nov '14 2:45:26 PM maxwellsilver
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* WeaponsUnderstudies: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it (more accurately) doubles as the corvette ''Papillon''.

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* WeaponsUnderstudies: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it (more accurately) doubles as the corvette ''Papillon''.''Papillon'', which [[ViolationOfCommonSense somehow]] sinks the 74 gun ''Justinian'', despite not mounting guns that could even dent her hull.
28th Oct '14 3:01:01 AM maxwellsilver
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* WeaponsUnderstudies: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it doubles as the corvette ''Papillon''.

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* WeaponsUnderstudies: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it (more accurately) doubles as the corvette ''Papillon''.
28th Oct '14 2:28:44 AM maxwellsilver
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* WeaponsUnderstudy: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it doubles as the ''Papillon''.

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* WeaponsUnderstudy: WeaponsUnderstudies: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it doubles as the corvette ''Papillon''.
28th Oct '14 2:27:34 AM maxwellsilver
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* WeaponsUnderstudy: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it doubles as the ''Papillon''.
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