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26th Nov '16 7:29:10 AM Kalaong
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* CluelessAesop: A subplot that didn't make it into the movie was Ellie's rocky relationship with her mother and [[StayInTheKitchen chauvinist]] stepfather - especially as her mother [[ParentWithNewParamour remarried]] just two years after her doting father died. [[spoiler:Turns out that her mother ''cheated'' on him with said future stepfather, resulting in Ellie's conception. Sagan describes this as a massive shock to Ellie's worldview, but when one considers how her father did all he could to encourage Ellie to enrich herself and her GlorifiedSpermDonor ''refused to pay for Ellie's college because he thought women were too stupid to be scientists'', many adoptees would think that Ellie was completely justified in adoring the man they betrayed and giving them the cold shoulder. That her mother was too ashamed to admit it while she was alive just makes both of them even more despicable]].

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* CluelessAesop: A subplot that didn't make it into the movie was Ellie's rocky relationship with her mother and [[StayInTheKitchen chauvinist]] stepfather stepfather, John Staughton - especially as her mother [[ParentWithNewParamour remarried]] just two years after her doting father father, Ted Arroway, died. [[spoiler:Turns out that her mother ''cheated'' on him with said future stepfather, resulting in Ellie's conception. Sagan describes this as a massive shock to Ellie's worldview, worldview - that she had spurned her "real" father in favor of a "fake" - but when one considers how her father Ted did all he could to encourage Ellie to enrich herself and her GlorifiedSpermDonor John ''refused to pay for Ellie's college because he thought women were too stupid to be scientists'', many adoptees would think that Ellie was completely justified in adoring the man they betrayed and giving them the GlorifiedSpermDonor the cold shoulder. That her mother was too ashamed to admit it while she was alive just makes both of them even more despicable]].
10th Nov '16 12:53:40 PM brianify
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** Palmer is every bit as unhelpful and obstructive of Ellie as Kitz or Drumlin, for both unscientific and selfishly personal reasons, but gets away with it because he's [[LoveInterest Matthew McConaughey]].
12th Oct '16 3:13:54 PM Kalaong
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29th Sep '16 11:04:56 AM Kalaong
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* MagnificentBastard: Hadden. There's no other way to put it.

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* MagnificentBastard: S. R. Hadden. There's no other way to put it.
29th Sep '16 11:03:30 AM Kalaong
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* CluelessAesop: A subplot that didn't make it into the movie was Ellie's rocky relationship with her mother and chauvinist stepfather - especially as her mother [[ParentWithNewParamour remarried]] just two years after her doting father died. [[spoiler:Turns out that her mother ''cheated'' on him with said future stepfather. Sagan describes this as a massive shock to Ellie's worldview, but when one considers how her father did all he could to encourage Ellie to enrich herself and her GlorifiedSpermDonor ''refused to pay for Ellie's college because he thought women were too stupid to be scientists'', many adoptees would think that Ellie was completely justified in adoring the man they betrayed and giving them the cold shoulder. That her mother was too ashamed to admit it while she was alive just makes both of them even more despicable]].

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* CluelessAesop: A subplot that didn't make it into the movie was Ellie's rocky relationship with her mother and chauvinist [[StayInTheKitchen chauvinist]] stepfather - especially as her mother [[ParentWithNewParamour remarried]] just two years after her doting father died. [[spoiler:Turns out that her mother ''cheated'' on him with said future stepfather.stepfather, resulting in Ellie's conception. Sagan describes this as a massive shock to Ellie's worldview, but when one considers how her father did all he could to encourage Ellie to enrich herself and her GlorifiedSpermDonor ''refused to pay for Ellie's college because he thought women were too stupid to be scientists'', many adoptees would think that Ellie was completely justified in adoring the man they betrayed and giving them the cold shoulder. That her mother was too ashamed to admit it while she was alive just makes both of them even more despicable]].
23rd Sep '16 7:17:45 PM Kalaong
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* CluelessAesop: A subplot that didn't make it into the movie was Ellie's rocky relationship with her mother and chauvinist stepfather - especially as her mother [[ParentWithNewParamour remarried]] just two years after her doting father died. [[spoiler:Turns out that her mother ''cheated'' on him with said future stepfather. Sagan describes this as a massive shock to Ellie's worldview, but when one considers how her father did all he could to encourage Ellie to enrich herself and her GlorifiedSpermDonor ''refused to pay for Ellie's college because he thought women were too stupid to be scientists'', many adoptees would think that Ellie was completely justified in adoring the man they betrayed and giving them the cold shoulder. That her mother was too ashamed to admit it while she was alive just makes both of them even more despicable]].



* ValuesDissonance: A subplot that didn't make it into the movie was Ellie's rocky relationship with her mother and chauvinist stepfather - especially as her mother [[ParentWithNewParamour remarried]] just two years after her doting father died. [[spoiler:Turns out that her mother ''cheated'' on him with said future stepfather. Sagan describes this as a massive shock to Ellie's worldview, but when one considers how her father did all he could to encourage Ellie to enrich herself and her GlorifiedSpermDonor ''refused to pay for Ellie's college because he thought women were too stupid to be scientists'', many adoptees would think that Ellie was completely justified in giving them the cold shoulder, and that her mother was too ashamed to admit it while she was alive just makes both of them even more despicable]].

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* ValuesDissonance: A subplot that didn't make it into the movie was Ellie's rocky relationship with her mother and chauvinist stepfather - especially as her mother [[ParentWithNewParamour remarried]] just two years after her doting father died. [[spoiler:Turns out that her mother ''cheated'' on him with said future stepfather. Sagan describes this as a massive shock to Ellie's worldview, but when one considers how her father did all he could to encourage Ellie to enrich herself and her GlorifiedSpermDonor ''refused to pay for Ellie's college because he thought women were too stupid to be scientists'', many adoptees would think that Ellie was completely justified in giving them the cold shoulder, and that her mother was too ashamed to admit it while she was alive just makes both of them even more despicable]].
23rd Sep '16 7:16:36 PM Kalaong
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*ValuesDissonance: A subplot that didn't make it into the movie was Ellie's rocky relationship with her mother and chauvinist stepfather - especially as her mother [[ParentWithNewParamour remarried]] just two years after her doting father died. [[spoiler:Turns out that her mother ''cheated'' on him with said future stepfather. Sagan describes this as a massive shock to Ellie's worldview, but when one considers how her father did all he could to encourage Ellie to enrich herself and her GlorifiedSpermDonor ''refused to pay for Ellie's college because he thought women were too stupid to be scientists'', many adoptees would think that Ellie was completely justified in giving them the cold shoulder, and that her mother was too ashamed to admit it while she was alive just makes both of them even more despicable]].
27th Jul '16 4:41:36 PM TitoMosquito
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* NightmareFuel: The Hitler speech video. The noise from the message are in sync with chanting "Seig Heil! Seig Heil! Seig Heil..."
30th Jun '16 2:23:37 PM DynamiteXI
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* During the opening trip through the solar system, the chorus from the {{disco}} standard "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is played at the exact same time we see the planet Mars. This is somewhat funnier after ''Literature/TheMartian'', with the running gag that the only music left with Mark Watney on Mars is disco.

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* ** During the opening trip through the solar system, the chorus from the {{disco}} standard "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is played at the exact same time we see the planet Mars. This is somewhat funnier after ''Literature/TheMartian'', with the running gag that the only music left with Mark Watney on Mars is disco.
30th Jun '16 2:23:08 PM DynamiteXI
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* During the opening trip through the solar system, the chorus from the {{disco}} standard "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is played at the exact same time we see the planet Mars. This is somewhat funnier after ''Literature/TheMartian'', with the running gag that the only music left with Mark Watney on Mars is disco.
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