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Some of Kuttner's works have been adapted for film. Written with Creator/CLMoore, their short story "The Twonky" was filmed in 1953, while "Literature/MimsyWereTheBorogroves" was adapted into ''Film/TheLastMimzy'' in 2007. Their "Literature/WhatYouNeed" was adapted as [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E12WhatYouNeed an episode]] of ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}''. Kutter's "Literature/TheGraveyardRats" was adapted as a segment of ''Film/TrilogyOfTerrorII''.

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Some of Kuttner's works have been adapted for film. Written with Creator/CLMoore, their short story "The Twonky" was filmed in 1953, while "Literature/MimsyWereTheBorogroves" "Literature/MimsyWereTheBorogoves" was adapted into ''Film/TheLastMimzy'' in 2007. Their "Literature/WhatYouNeed" was adapted as [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E12WhatYouNeed an episode]] of ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}''. Kutter's "Literature/TheGraveyardRats" was adapted as a segment of ''Film/TrilogyOfTerrorII''.


* BrownNote: In "Nothing But Gingerbread Left", a semantics professor develops a German-language ditty so catchy that a person hearing it will be able to do nothing but [[invoked]] [[EarWorm think about it]]. It is broadcast in occupied Europe as weapon against the Nazis.

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* BrownNote: In "Nothing But Gingerbread Left", a semantics professor develops a German-language ditty so catchy that a person hearing it will be able to do nothing but [[invoked]] [[EarWorm think about it]]. It is broadcast in occupied Europe as weapon against the Nazis.


* TheAlcoholic: Gallegher has a severe and probably hereditary drinking problem, which the stories [[ValuesDissonance play for comedy]].

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* TheAlcoholic: Gallegher has a severe and probably hereditary drinking problem, which the stories [[ValuesDissonance [[PlayedForComedy play for comedy]].



* BrownNote[=/=]EarWorm: In "Nothing But Gingerbread Left", a semantics professor develops a German-language ditty so catchy that a person hearing it will be able to do nothing but think about it. It is broadcast in occupied Europe as weapon against the Nazis.

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* BrownNote[=/=]EarWorm: BrownNote: In "Nothing But Gingerbread Left", a semantics professor develops a German-language ditty so catchy that a person hearing it will be able to do nothing but [[invoked]] [[EarWorm think about it.it]]. It is broadcast in occupied Europe as weapon against the Nazis.


Some of Kuttner's works have been adapted for film. Written with Creator/CLMoroe, their short story "The Twonky" was filmed in 1953, while "Literature/MimsyWereTheBorogroves" was adapted into ''Film/TheLastMimzy'' in 2007. Their "Literature/WhatYouNeed" was adapted as [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E12WhatYouNeed an episode]] of ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}''. Kutter's "Literature/TheGraveyardRats" was adapted as a segment of ''Film/TrilogyOfTerrorII''.

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Some of Kuttner's works have been adapted for film. Written with Creator/CLMoroe, Creator/CLMoore, their short story "The Twonky" was filmed in 1953, while "Literature/MimsyWereTheBorogroves" was adapted into ''Film/TheLastMimzy'' in 2007. Their "Literature/WhatYouNeed" was adapted as [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E12WhatYouNeed an episode]] of ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}''. Kutter's "Literature/TheGraveyardRats" was adapted as a segment of ''Film/TrilogyOfTerrorII''.


* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Averted in "What You Need"; the proprietor of the little shop that sells you exactly what you're about to need notes he's been there for years. It's just a very low-key place.

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* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Averted in "What You Need"; "Literature/WhatYouNeed": Despite the protagonists not noticing the store before, the proprietor of the little shop insists that sells you exactly what you're about to need notes he's been there for years. It's there; it's just a very low-key place.

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* ProportionalAging: The Hogbens. The narrator is a boy who looks and behaves like a teenager, and lost count of his age during [[UsefulNotes/OliverCromwell Cromwell's]] times, while his younger brother is teething at the age of four hundred.


Some of Kuttner's works have been adapted for film. His short story, "The Twonky", was filmed in 1953, while "Mimsy Were the Borogroves" was adapted into ''Film/TheLastMimzy'' in 2007. "What You Need" was adapted as [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E12WhatYouNeed an episode]] of ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'', and "The Graveyard Rats" as a segment of ''Film/TrilogyOfTerrorII''.

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Some of Kuttner's works have been adapted for film. His Written with Creator/CLMoroe, their short story, story "The Twonky", Twonky" was filmed in 1953, while "Mimsy Were the Borogroves" "Literature/MimsyWereTheBorogroves" was adapted into ''Film/TheLastMimzy'' in 2007. "What You Need" Their "Literature/WhatYouNeed" was adapted as [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E12WhatYouNeed an episode]] of ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'', and "The Graveyard Rats" Zone|1959}}''. Kutter's "Literature/TheGraveyardRats" was adapted as a segment of ''Film/TrilogyOfTerrorII''.




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* AfterTheEnd: ''The Black Sun Rises'' is set in the dark age following a nuclear war.
* AIGettingHigh: "The Ego Machine" has a robot putting his fingers in a light bulb socket. Apparently, it's the robot's analogue of taking a shot of whiskey.

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* AfterTheEnd: ''The Black Sun Rises'' ''Literature/TheBlackSunRises'' is set in the dark age following a nuclear war.
* AIGettingHigh: "The Ego Machine" "Literature/TheEgoMachine" has a robot putting his fingers in a light bulb socket. Apparently, it's the robot's analogue of taking a shot of whiskey.



* AlternativeNumberSystem: In "The Iron Standard", the six-fingered Venusians use base-12.

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* AlternativeNumberSystem: In "The Iron Standard", "Literature/TheIronStandard", the six-fingered Venusians use base-12.



* VenusIsWet: In "Clash by Night" and ''Fury'', Venus is an ocean world where the landmasses are dominated by uninhabitable jungle, forcing the colonists from Earth to live in underwater cities.

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* VenusIsWet: In "Clash by Night" "Literature/ClashByNight" and ''Fury'', Venus is an ocean world where the landmasses are dominated by uninhabitable jungle, forcing the colonists from Earth to live in underwater cities.


* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: "Endowment Policy"; see ConquererFromTheFuture for details.

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* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: "Endowment Policy"; see ConquererFromTheFuture ConquerorFromTheFuture for details.


** In "Time Locker", AmoralAttorney Vanning sees a small person attempting to take illict bonds he's hiding in the AppliedPhlebotinum for a client, and squashes the person. [[Turns out that all things are contracting faster than Galloway[=/=]Gallegher realizes and Vanning sent himself to the Malebolge.]]

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** In "Time Locker", AmoralAttorney Vanning sees a small person attempting to take illict bonds he's hiding in the AppliedPhlebotinum for a client, and squashes the person. [[Turns [[spoiler:Turns out that all things are contracting faster than Galloway[=/=]Gallegher realizes and Vanning sent himself to the Malebolge.]]


* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: After exploiting "Norman", a slave with great psi powers but little to no willpower, John Fowler asks for the same powers. [[spoiler:His brain cannot handle it, and the upshot is that he gets sent back in time and ''is'' Norman.]]



** In "Time Locker", AmoralAttorney Vanning sees a small person attempting to take illict bonds he's hiding in the AppliedPhlebotinum for a client, and squashes the person. [[Turns out that all things are contracting faster than Galloway[=/=]Gallegher realizes and Vanning sent himself to the Malebolge.]]



* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: "Endowment Policy".
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: "The Iron Standard"

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* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: "Endowment Policy".
Policy"; see ConquererFromTheFuture for details.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: In "The Iron Standard"Standard", Venus is ruled by the tarkomars, which are what centuries of MotiveDecay would turn a union or guild into. Anything that even looks like it could threaten their power has to be suppressed.


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* PrideBeforeAFall: Implied with Goebbels' reciting the Gingerbread Left rhyme in his head--but only to prove that he was stronger than it.

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** In "The Prisoner in the Skull", [[spoiler:Fowler exploits this major telepath devoid of volition for his own gain, only for it to turn out that "Norman" is really Fowler himself given powers his brain cannot handle and sent back in time]].


* SinglePurposeRobot: Gallegher's robot, Joe, was created after Gallegher set out to create a simple device for a single purpose, went overboard and ended up with a DoAnythingRobot with all kinds of extra abilities -- which refuses to obey any order not relating to the original single purpose.

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* SinglePurposeRobot: SingleTaskRobot: Gallegher's robot, Joe, was created after Gallegher set out to create a simple device for a single purpose, went overboard and ended up with a DoAnythingRobot with all kinds of extra abilities -- which refuses to obey any order not relating to the original single purpose.

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* SinglePurposeRobot: Gallegher's robot, Joe, was created after Gallegher set out to create a simple device for a single purpose, went overboard and ended up with a DoAnythingRobot with all kinds of extra abilities -- which refuses to obey any order not relating to the original single purpose.

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* AIGettingHigh: "The Ego Machine" has a robot putting his fingers in a light bulb socket. Apparently, it's the robot's analogue of taking a shot of whiskey.


Kuttner liked the writing of fellow science-fiction writer C. L. Moore, so a mutual acquaintance, H. P. Lovecraft, gave him Moore's address. Lovecraft failed to mention that 'C. L.' stood for 'Catherine Lucille', so Kuttner addressed his fan letter to 'Mr. C. L. Moore'. Even so, Kuttner and Moore fell in love and eventually married, frequently working as a CreatorCouple thereafter.

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Kuttner liked the writing of fellow science-fiction writer C. L. Moore, Creator/CLMoore, so a mutual acquaintance, H. P. Lovecraft, gave him Moore's address. Lovecraft failed to mention that 'C. L.' stood for 'Catherine Lucille', so Kuttner addressed his fan letter to 'Mr. C. L. Moore'. Even so, Kuttner and Moore fell in love and eventually married, frequently working as a CreatorCouple thereafter.

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