History WesternAnimation / TheFlightOfDragons

25th Dec '15 12:01:06 PM Lymantria
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For Massive Damage is having its wicks removed as it is now an index.
'''''The Flight of Dragons''''' is a Creator/RankinBassProductions animated film, produced in 1982, but not aired until 1986. It is loosely adapted from Creator/GordonRDickson's fantasy novel ''[[Literature/TheDragonKnight The Dragon and the George]]''. However, it replaces the main character with Creator/PeterDickinson, the real life author who wrote ''The Flight of Dragons'', an art book that proposes scientific reasons for the [[HereThereWereDragons prior existence of dragons]]. Got all that?
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'''''The Flight of Dragons''''' is a Creator/RankinBassProductions animated film, produced in 1982, but not aired until 1986. It is loosely adapted from Creator/GordonRDickson's fantasy novel ''[[Literature/TheDragonKnight The Dragon and the George]]''. However, it replaces the main character with Creator/PeterDickinson, the real life author who wrote ''The ''[[Literature/TheFlightOfDragons The Flight of Dragons'', Dragons]]'', an art book that proposes scientific reasons for the [[HereThereWereDragons prior existence of dragons]]. Got all that?

* PreMortemOneLiner: Spoken by Peter in a final attack to a desperate Ommadon, who'd suffered [[ForMassiveDamage massive wounds]] from Peter's using scientific facts to [[YourHeadASplode to destroy the dragon heads]] Ommadon was using.
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* PreMortemOneLiner: Spoken by Peter in a final attack to a desperate Ommadon, who'd suffered [[ForMassiveDamage suffered massive wounds]] wounds from Peter's using scientific facts to [[YourHeadASplode to destroy the dragon heads]] Ommadon was using.
16th Oct '15 8:11:03 AM charyon
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* OhCrap: The look on Carolinus's face when he realizes that [[spoiler: not ALL of the dragons were put to sleep. Ommaddon's dragon Bryagh is still active.
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* OhCrap: The look on Carolinus's face when he realizes that [[spoiler: not ALL of the dragons were put to sleep. Ommaddon's dragon Bryagh is still active.]]
16th Oct '15 8:01:57 AM charyon
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* OhCrap: The look on Carolinus's face when he realizes that [[spoiler: not ALL of the dragons were put to sleep. Ommaddon's dragon Bryagh is still active.
12th Aug '15 9:28:41 AM JoieDeCombat
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Repair Dont Respond. As You Know is when one character explains something to another that the other character already knows but the audience does not, as a means of providing exposition to the audience. Even if the kiss doesn't occur on-screen, Peter-in-Gorbashs-body telling Melisande about it would not be an example, since Peter is using the information to explain to Melisande that he's not actually Gorbash. Also removed some unnecessary markup on trope names.
* [[ArchEnemy Arch Enemies]]: Sir Orrin and Bryagh.
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* [[ArchEnemy Arch Enemies]]: ArchEnemy: Sir Orrin and Bryagh.

* AsYouKnow: When Peter first wakes up sharing Gorbash's body and Melisande calls him "brother," he gets embarrassed and reminds her that they kissed. The kiss did [[strike: not take place onscreen]] take place, right before Bryagh knocked Melisande to the ground and grabbed Peter.

* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]]: The Shield of Saturn and Flute of the Muses, given to the heroes at the beginning, each come in handy exactly once to overcome an obstacle.
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* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]]: ChekhovsGun: The Shield of Saturn and Flute of the Muses, given to the heroes at the beginning, each come in handy exactly once to overcome an obstacle.

* [[DaddysGirl Daddy's Girl]]: Melisande to Carolinus. It doesn't really become evident until she's in her weird coma, at which point he calls her "my darling, darling child" and weeps copiously. Possibly the most genuinely moving scene in the whole film.
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* [[DaddysGirl Daddy's Girl]]: DaddysGirl: Melisande to Carolinus. It doesn't really become evident until she's in her weird coma, at which point he calls her "my darling, darling child" and weeps copiously. Possibly the most genuinely moving scene in the whole film.

* [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Everything's Better With Princesses]]: Princess Melisande.
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* [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Everything's Better With Princesses]]: EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Melisande.

* [[WrongGuyFirst Wrong Girl First]]: Sir Orrin's love for Melisande and desire to marry her rather conveniently disappear once Danielle joins the party.
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* [[WrongGuyFirst Wrong Girl First]]: WrongGuyFirst: Gender-inverted. Sir Orrin's love for Melisande and desire to marry her rather conveniently disappear once Danielle joins the party.

* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Parents]]: Melisande accuses Carolinus of this during a moment of madness induced by the Sandmurks.
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* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Parents]]: YouKilledMyFather: Melisande accuses Carolinus of this killing her parents during a moment of madness induced by the Sandmurks.
12th Aug '15 9:10:38 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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James Gregor actually voiced both of them, would you believe?
The film features a remarkably effective voice cast: the late John Ritter is highly sympathetic as Peter, Harry Morgan an amusingly eccentric Carolinus, Victor Buono (in his last role before his untimely death) a convincingly growly Aragh, James Gregory surprisingly lovable as the elderly dragon Smrgol -- and Creator/JamesEarlJones sonorous and magisterially evil as the Red Wizard Ommadon.
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The film features a remarkably effective voice cast: the late John Ritter is highly sympathetic as Peter, Harry Morgan an amusingly eccentric Carolinus, Victor Buono (in his last role before his untimely death) a convincingly growly Aragh, James Gregory surprisingly lovable as the elderly dragon Smrgol (while also being chillingly menacing as the evil dragon Bryagh) -- and Creator/JamesEarlJones sonorous and magisterially evil as the Red Wizard Ommadon.
12th Aug '15 8:34:54 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* NeverSayDie: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], kicked in the head, set on fire and [[UpToEleven fed to a dragon]]. The movie is ''startlingly'' violent in places and ''many'' characters die (although some [[DeathIsCheap come back at the end]]).
28th Jun '15 3:09:09 AM Sabrewing
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* KnightErrant: Sir Orrin Neville-Smythe. Guess "Sir Brian" was too boring of a name...
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* KnightErrant: Sir Orrin Neville-Smythe. Guess "Sir Brian" was too boring of a name...

* TimeTravel: "Actually, it's been more like ten centuries!"
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* TimeTravel: "Actually, it's been more like ten centuries!"Carolinus travels forward to recruit Peter, bringing him into the past. [[spoiler:Melisande travels forward to join him in the ending.]]
8th Mar '15 1:39:19 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* MageTower: Each magician lives in one which reflects his elements and personality, except Carolinus, who lives in a farm. ** This might actually be a bit of fridge brilliance if you think about it. Carolinus is supposed to be the wizard of the green earth, it actually makes sense that he would live on a farm rather than in a tower as this keeps him closer to his element.
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* MageTower: Each magician lives in one which reflects his elements and personality, except Carolinus, who lives in a farm. ** This might actually be a bit of fridge brilliance if you think about it. Carolinus humble (but spacey) farm cottage which is supposed to be fitting as his status as the wizard of the green earth, it actually makes sense that earth, he would should live on a farm rather than in a tower as this keeps him closer to his element.
3rd Feb '15 6:59:43 PM GalahadPC
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* PuffOfLogic
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* PuffOfLogicPuffOfLogic: [[spoiler:Ommadon's death, shrinking and puffing away when confronted by Peter's logic.]]
22nd Jan '15 7:12:20 PM Scraggle
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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: After Bryagh sets Orrin on fire, Sir Orrin throws his sword through the flames, skewering Bryagh and setting her on fire.
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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: After Bryagh sets Orrin on fire, Sir Orrin throws his sword through the flames, skewering Bryagh and setting her him on fire.

* WouldHurtAChild: Sir Orrin's first encounter with Bryagh was when he found her ''[[ImAHumanitarian eating]]'' an entire nest of ready-to-hatch dragon eggs. After he drove Bryagh off, the last surviving egg hatched - into Gorbash.
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* WouldHurtAChild: Sir Orrin's first encounter with Bryagh was when he found her him ''[[ImAHumanitarian eating]]'' an entire nest of ready-to-hatch dragon eggs. After he drove Bryagh off, the last surviving egg hatched - into Gorbash.
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