Created By: Buraindo on June 1, 2013 Last Edited By: Koveras on July 10, 2013
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And Mission Control Rejoiced

After the hero/heroine/heroes avert an impending crisis, Mission Control explodes in cheering

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After the hero/heroine/heroes avert an impending crisis, Mission Control explodes in cheering after sitting in suspense ("He/She/They did it!"). May include ecstatic crying, sudden hugging, and a resolution to earlier conflicts in Mission Control.

Subtrope of Mission Control. Contrast Missing Mission Control.

Examples:

Anime
  • Gundam Wing: When battleship Libra is falling to Earth, all the characters come to destroy it before the impact. Heero arrives but is without his most powerful weapon because he lost it in a recent battle. All of a sudden Wufei finds it and brings it to him and informs mission control. "I've given Heero his Buster Rifle!" Mission Control erupts in cheers--and he hasn't even used it yet.

Film
  • At the end of Air Force One, sparked by a C-130's announcement of the successful rescue of the president from the stricken Air Force One.
  • Happens in Armageddon after Harry Stamper's team defeats the comet -- with one notable exception.
  • Happens at the end of Apollo 13, when the crew responds after entering the atmosphere.
  • In The Cabin in the Woods, the control room staff celebrate and break out the champagne when the ritual finally seems to have succeeded in pleasing the Elder Gods for another year.
  • Independence Day. After Russell Case flies his jet into the alien ship's primary weapon and destroys it, the mission control personnel in Area 51 start cheering.
  • Iron Man 2 after Tony saves the fighter pilot by punching his parachute.
  • Star Wars: After the destruction of the original Death Star in A New Hope and the new one in Return of the Jedi.
  • WarGames. When David Lightman manages to convince the JOSHUA AI inhabiting the W.O.P.R. computer to not launch all of the U.S.'s missiles at the Soviet Union and start World War III, the NORAD command staff begins to cheer.
  • In Without Warning, we are cut back to HQ while everyone's cheering and celebrating for a moment.

Live-Action TV
  • In the Stargate SG-1 episode "Tangent" Teal'c and Jack are trapped in a modified death glider on a ballistic course out of the solar system. After Sam, Daniel, and Jacob Carter get there and beam them off the SGC control room erupts in cheers upon receiving their radio message.

Video Games
  • Happens after significant plot events in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, such as when you shoot down your first UFO and the game cuts back to HQ where everyone's cheering and celebrating this for a moment, or after taking down the akien HQ in Africa.
  • In Ninja Gaiden 3, everyone in the control room cheers after Ryu succeeds in jumping between two planes so that he can get in time to the Black Narwhal (the aircraft carrier used by the villains).

Western Animation
  • Family Guy: The Griffin family accidentally launch themselves in the space shuttle. After they successfully land, mission control erupts in cheers except one guy.

Real Life
  • Mars rover Curiosity's successful landing and the subsequent celebration at NASA (pictured above) is the iconic example from The New Tens.

Community Feedback Replies: 21
  • June 1, 2013
    Lyendith
    ... Wait, you mean we didn't have that? That's certainly awfully common.

    Film:
    • Happens at the end of Apollo 13, when the crew responds after entering the atmosphere.

    Video Games:
    • In Ninja Gaiden 3, everyone in the control room cheers after Ryu succeds in jumping between two planes so that he can get in time to the Black Narwhal (the aircraft carrier used by the villains).
  • June 1, 2013
    Skylite
    • Happens in Armageddon after Harry Stamper's team defeats the comet -- with one notable exception.

    Real Life

    • Curiosity's successful landing on Mars generated this from NASA the Trope Maker for all Mission Control sequences.
  • June 3, 2013
    Stratadrake
    For titles, the idea of And Mission Control Rejoiced comes to mind. Sort of snowcloning And The Fandom Rejoiced, but...

  • June 4, 2013
    Arivne
    Film
    • War Games. When David Lightman manages to convince the JOSHUA AI inhabiting the W.O.P.P.E.R. computer to not launch all of the U.S.'s missiles at the Soviet Union and start World War III, the NORAD command staff begins to cheer.
    • Independence Day. After Russell Case flies his jet into the alien ship's primary weapon and destroys it, the mission control personnel in Area 51 start cheering.
  • June 4, 2013
    StarSword
    ^The acronym is WOPR, not WOPPER.

    Film:
    • At the end of Air Force One, sparked by a C-130's announcement of the successful rescue of the president from the stricken Air Force One.

    TV:
    • In the Stargate SG 1 episode "Tangent" Teal'c and Jack are trapped in a modified death glider on a ballistic course out of the solar system. After Sam, Daniel, and Jacob Carter get there and beam them off the SGC control room erupts in cheers upon receiving their radio message.
  • June 4, 2013
    robinjohnson
    Seconding And Mission Control Rejoiced. It's not a snowclone, it just happens to be based on the same cultural phrase.
  • June 4, 2013
    StarSword
    Agreed. Not a bad snowclone.
  • June 4, 2013
    Skylite
    Point of order: the computer in War Games is just WOPR.
  • June 4, 2013
    Stratadrake
    Fixing typoes is a free action.
  • June 4, 2013
    acrobox
    • Gundam Wing: When battleship Libra is falling to earth, all the characters come to destroy it before the impact. Heero arrives but is without his most powerful weapon because he lost it in a recent battle. All of a sudden Wufei finds it and brings it to him and informs mission control. "I've given Heero his Buster Rifle" Mission Control erupts in cheers and he hasn't even used it yet.
  • June 8, 2013
    Arivne
    Film
    • Under Siege. After Chief Ryback transmits the destruct code to the nuclear armed cruise missile and saves Honolulu from incineration, the military personnel in the Pentagon situation room start cheering and applauding.
  • June 8, 2013
    eowynjedi
    • From The Earth To The Moon: Being about the U.S. program from Mercury to Apollo, this occurs frequently. Not always for a crisis, either--getting all stages of a Saturn V rocket to work properly is a stressful and impressive achievement.
  • June 8, 2013
    Prfnoff
    This trope could be launched, I think, if some examples were straightened out a little.
  • June 10, 2013
    RandomSurfer
    Family Guy: The Griffin family accidentally launch themselves in the space shuttle. After they successfully land, mission control erupts in cheers except one guy.
  • June 10, 2013
    Chernoskill
    • In The Cabin In The Woods, the control room staff celebrate and break out the champagne when the ritual finally seems to have succeeded in pleasing the Elder Gods for another year.
  • June 10, 2013
    Stratadrake
    Still prefer And Mission Control Rejoiced to "applause". Every time I think of this trope I think of the guys cheering and hollering, not just clapping hands.
  • June 11, 2013
    DracMonster
    Contrast Missing Mission Control, where the monsters got to them first.

    Another vote for And Mission Control Rejoiced.
  • June 12, 2013
    Arivne
    Edited by Arivne to put a line under a picture that was breaking YKTTW. Original poster was Buraindo. Buraindo, to put your name back on this post just edit it in any way, such as by deleting this paragraph.

    Changed Trope name to And Mission Control Rejoiced, updated examples, and revised the explanation. I already see the five hats, but is the format ok like this? Should I add a picture already? I like this one, personally:
  • June 12, 2013
    DracMonster
    Uh, you probably figured this out, but YKTTW doesn't like images in replies. (Fortunately it popped up correctly when I hit reply.) Anyway, looks like a winner to me.
  • June 13, 2013
    robinjohnson
    Eeh, I tried to fix the image in the description but it still isn't quite right. And should we be hotlinking? Someone who knows the wiki magic better than me can fix it. Anyway, once that's done, I think it's good to go.
  • July 10, 2013
    Koveras
    For some reason, the site search sent me here first, so I assumed this YKTTW was abandoned and made some edits before discovering it was long launched...
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