History YMMV / TheFinalCountdown

14th Jan '15 3:43:13 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The plot probably would have been much more interesting had the ''Nimitz'' actually intercepted the Japanese fleet, which would have irrevocably changed the course of history for [[ForWantOfANail better]] or [[NiceJobBreakingItHero worse]]. Instead, it is stopped at the last second by DeusExMachina.
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The plot probably would have been much more interesting had the ''Nimitz'' actually intercepted the Japanese fleet, which would have irrevocably changed the course of history for [[ForWantOfANail better]] or [[NiceJobBreakingItHero worse]]. Instead, it is stopped at the last second by DeusExMachina. Showing a 1980's air force taking on a 1941 air force would probably require modern computer graphics to get it right, though - the model budget would have been HUGE.
1st Dec '13 6:42:22 PM spoonofevil
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* GeniusBonus: At one point, Yelland's XO informs him that the Zeroes are coming straight towards the ''Nimitz'' with an armed strike group sitting on the flight deck, at which point Yelland promptly orders the Zeroes shot down. Anyone who knows their [[WorldWarII WW2]] history knows that the Japanese carrier ''Sōryū'' was sunk when she was caught in a similar predicament by U.S. warplanes.
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* GeniusBonus: At one point, Yelland's XO informs him that the Zeroes are coming straight towards the ''Nimitz'' with an armed strike group sitting on the flight deck, at which point Yelland promptly orders the Zeroes shot down. Anyone who knows their [[WorldWarII WW2]] history knows that the Japanese carrier ''Sōryū'' was sunk when she was caught in a similar predicament by U.S. warplanes.warplanes. * TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The plot probably would have been much more interesting had the ''Nimitz'' actually intercepted the Japanese fleet, which would have irrevocably changed the course of history for [[ForWantOfANail better]] or [[NiceJobBreakingItHero worse]]. Instead, it is stopped at the last second by DeusExMachina.
10th Jan '12 6:28:56 PM Orca19904
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* GeniusBonus: At one point, Yelland's XO informs him that the Zeroes are coming straight towards the ''Nimitz'' with an armed strike group sitting on the flight deck, at which point Yelland promptly orders the Zeroes shot down. Anyone who knows their [[WorldWarII WW2]] history knows that the Japanese carrier ''Sōryū'' was sunk when she was caught in a similar predicament by U.S. warplanes.
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