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26th Apr '16 12:05:17 PM Mario1995
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* OvershadowedByControversy: Most people recognize the film due to its high-profile TroubledProduction as well as the negative publicity surrounding then-president UsefulNotes/BillClinton making an unauthorized cameo as well as those of real-life Creator/{{CNN}} personalities.
24th Nov '15 2:13:15 AM crashkey
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* PanderingToTheBase: Atlus marketed this game as a quasi-''VideoGame/EarthBound''ish title due to the "quirky" {{Retraux}} art style and humor, although the actual game is...a Suda51 game.

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* PanderingToTheBase: MisaimedMarketing: Atlus marketed this game as a quasi-''VideoGame/EarthBound''ish title due to the "quirky" {{Retraux}} art style and humor, and although the actual game is...a Suda51 game.tone is indeed quirky, it's not quite Earthbound-y.
20th Sep '15 12:28:07 PM starwolf
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* Narm/NarmCharm: When Drumlin says Ellie won't be taken serious as a scientist with her SETI work, she shouts back "So What?! It's my life!" It makes her sounds more like a petulant teenager than a respected scientist. It actually got a laugh when this troper saw the movie in a theater.
31st May '15 11:03:42 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Even in-universe, nobody's sure what Hadden was really after, especially [[spoiler:considering how close to death he was]]. Money? A charitable contribution to mankind's future? [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulation for its own sake]]? Scientific discovery? All of the above?
** Drumlin is very politically savvy and much of what he does lampoons Ellie. However he never does anything bad and unlike Ellie who is very condescending to those (pretty much everyone) who don't understand the science as well as she does he is very good at explaining things so regular people can understand.
** Kitz is the National Security Advisor. He would be blatantly derelict in his duties if he wasn't skeptical and cautious about everything going on. It is a theme of the movie of course, but Ellie puts a lot of faith in the aliens.
19th May '15 4:49:04 PM LtFedora
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** Creator/MatthewMcConaughey is in this film, and seventeen years later, it would be [[{{Film/Interstellar}} his turn to take a ride through a wormhole]]. WebVideo/HonestTrailers even lampshaded it, dubbing the film "Creator/ChristopherNolan's ''Contact''".
3rd Jun '14 8:04:02 PM Sheora
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!!YMMV tropes and audience reactions for the novel by Carl Sagan ''{{Literature/Contact}}'':

* HeAlsoDid: Creator/CarlSagan, astronomer and famous for the scientific documentary ''Series/CosmosAPersonalVoyage'', as well as essays and books of scientific and skeptical nature, writing a novel might sound alien for some. Indeed, it's possible to notice common points in this book which are later repeated (or are repeated from) his other works.

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9th May '14 12:31:06 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* PanderingToTheBase: Atlus marketed this game as a quasi-''EarthBound''ish title due to the "quirky" {{Retraux}} art style and humor, although the actual game is...a Suda51 game.

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* PanderingToTheBase: Atlus marketed this game as a quasi-''EarthBound''ish quasi-''VideoGame/EarthBound''ish title due to the "quirky" {{Retraux}} art style and humor, although the actual game is...a Suda51 game.
2nd Feb '14 10:50:45 AM Silverblade2
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* DeusExMachina: one of the best examples. All is lost after the destruction of the first machine. No wait! We just happened to build a second one!

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* DeusExMachina: one of the best examples. All is lost after the destruction of the first machine. No wait! We just happened to build a second one!
19th Jan '14 8:44:24 AM Kalaong
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* Deux es Machina: one of the best examples. All is lost after the destruction of the first machine. No wait! We just happened to build a second one!

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* Deux es Machina: DeusExMachina: one of the best examples. All is lost after the destruction of the first machine. No wait! We just happened to build a second one!
15th Aug '13 3:09:42 PM teachzebra
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* Deux es Machina: one of the best examples. All is lost after the destruction of the first machine. No wait! We just happened to build a second one!
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