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* FiveFingerFillet: Boyler sucks at it.

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* LiteralCliffhanger: Pinback in the elevator shaft.
* LogicBomb: "Let there be light."

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* %%* LiteralCliffhanger: Pinback in the elevator shaft.
* %%* LogicBomb: "Let there be light."



* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: The entire crew.

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* %%* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: The entire crew.



* PluckyComicRelief: Pinback and Bomb No. 20.

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* %%* PluckyComicRelief: Pinback and Bomb No. 20.


Not to be confused with the video game featuring the cast of ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'', the final level in ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', or the SealedEvilInACan from VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory

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Not to be confused with the video game featuring the cast of ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'', the final level in ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', the Music/GratefulDead song, or the SealedEvilInACan from VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory


* NotNowKiddo: When Talby finds out about the laser malfunction, he tries to communicate this to Doolittle, but the latter is too busy with the detonation maneuver that he decides to cut the communication line to Talby. Disaster ensues.

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* NotNowKiddo: When Talby finds out about the laser malfunction, he tries to communicate this to Doolittle, but the latter is too busy with the detonation maneuver that he and decides to cut the communication line to Talby. Disaster ensues.


* HumanPopsicle: The dead commander was put into deep-freeze where his half-living souls could still be contacted through an electronic device.

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* HumanPopsicle: The dead commander was put into deep-freeze where his half-living souls soul could still be contacted through an electronic device.



* MagicalSecurityCam: during the asteroid storm, the ship's computer displays an image of the bomb clearly taken from outside the ship, and from the perspective of the audience.

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* MagicalSecurityCam: during During the asteroid storm, the ship's computer displays an image of the bomb clearly taken from outside the ship, and from the perspective of the audience.


* BiggerOnTheInside: There's simply no way that the ship can hold 20 or more bombs the size of the ones we see in its hold. Also, the elevator shaft is considerably deeper than the ship's size would indicate.



* ComedicSociopathy: TheMovie! Most notably when Pinback tries to tell Doolittle and Boiler about the pet alien trying to kill him, and they react with annoyed indifference.



* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: This movie was originally a 68-minute student short film. When it was acquired for distribution, new footage was added by the producer. Later, John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon re-edited the film into a [[ReCut director's cut]], removing much of the footage shot for the theatrical release and adding new special effects.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion:
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This movie was originally a 68-minute student short film. When it was acquired for distribution, new footage was added by the producer. Later, John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon re-edited the film into a [[ReCut director's cut]], removing much of the footage shot for the theatrical release and adding new special effects.effects.
** Additionally, some nudie pinups on the walls of the crew quarters were digitally blurred in the 2012 Blu-Ray release, presumably to keep the film's PG rating.


* MistakenIdentity: Pinback tells the others a story about how he isn't the real Sergeant Pinback; supposedly the real Sergeant Pinback drowned himself in a fuel tank, and the guy was mistaken for Pinback because he'd put Pinback's spacesuit on while preparing to save him. It's uncertain if that's the truth or just a story he made up trying to distract everyone from the maddening tedium of the voyage (if the latter, doesn't work because nobody cares).

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* MistakenIdentity: At one point Pinback tells the others a story about how he isn't the real Sergeant Pinback; supposedly Pinback. Supposedly the real Sergeant Pinback one drowned himself in a fuel tank, and the guy he was mistaken for Pinback because he'd put Pinback's spacesuit on while preparing to save him. It's uncertain if that's the truth or just a story he made up trying to distract everyone from the maddening tedium of the voyage (if voyage. If the latter, doesn't work because nobody cares).cares.


* PublicDomainSoundTrack: Pinback's plight of being trapped in the elevator is not made any easier being accidentally turning on a track from '''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville''.

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* PublicDomainSoundTrack: Pinback's plight of being trapped in the elevator is not made any easier being by accidentally turning on a track from '''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville''.''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville''.


* RaceAgainstTheClock: The movie's climax in which the crew has to stop the detonation sequence of Bomb #20 after it wouldn't drop out of the ship's bomb bay.

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* RaceAgainstTheClock: The movie's climax in which the crew has to stop the detonation sequence of Bomb #20 after it wouldn't drop out of the ship's bomb bay.'
* RandomEventsPlot: The movie's mostly about a bunch of idiot non-astronauts just farting around in space trying to fend off boredom and not succeeding terribly well.

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* PublicDomainSoundTrack: Pinback's plight of being trapped in the elevator is not made any easier being accidentally turning on a track from '''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville''.


* MistakenIdentity: Pinback tells the others a story about how he isn't the real Sergeant Pinback; supposedly the real Sergeant Pinback drowned himself in a fuel tank, and the guy was mistaken for Pinback because he'd put Pinback's spacesuit on while preparing to save him. It's uncertain if that's the truth or just a story he made up trying to distract everyone from the maddening tedium of the voyage.

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* MistakenIdentity: Pinback tells the others a story about how he isn't the real Sergeant Pinback; supposedly the real Sergeant Pinback drowned himself in a fuel tank, and the guy was mistaken for Pinback because he'd put Pinback's spacesuit on while preparing to save him. It's uncertain if that's the truth or just a story he made up trying to distract everyone from the maddening tedium of the voyage.voyage (if the latter, doesn't work because nobody cares).

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* MistakenIdentity: Pinback tells the others a story about how he isn't the real Sergeant Pinback; supposedly the real Sergeant Pinback drowned himself in a fuel tank, and the guy was mistaken for Pinback because he'd put Pinback's spacesuit on while preparing to save him. It's uncertain if that's the truth or just a story he made up trying to distract everyone from the maddening tedium of the voyage.


* UsedFuture: Taken to the extreme. Quite possibly also the TropeCodifier, predating its later uses in ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'', both of which co-writer Dan O'Bannon was involved with (special effects in the former and writing the original script for the latter, which was heavily reworked from this film after it failed at the box office).

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* UsedFuture: Taken to the extreme. Quite possibly also the TropeCodifier, predating its later uses in ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars: A New Hope]]'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'', both of which co-writer Dan O'Bannon was involved with (special effects in the former and writing the original script for the latter, which was heavily reworked from this film after it failed at the box office).

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* NoOshaCompliance: The entire second half of the movie wouldn't have happened if they had thought to program the bombs to not start their detonation timers until ''after'' they clear the launch bay.





* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Doolittle succeeds at convincing Bomb #20 that its external sensory data is a lie and it itself is the only thing it can be sure exists, in a desperate gambit to make the bomb disregard a stray signal telling it to detonate while still attached to the ship.]] Unfortunately, the character in question uses this new 'insight' to become a solipsist and eventually decides that, in the absence of anything else having any proof of existence, this means it is, in fact, God. And God said "let there be light"... And there was light...

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* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Doolittle succeeds at convincing Bomb #20 that its external sensory data is a lie could be an illusion and it itself is the only thing it can be sure exists, in a desperate gambit to make the bomb disregard a stray signal telling it to detonate while still attached to the ship.]] Unfortunately, the character in question uses this new 'insight' "insight" to become a solipsist and eventually decides that, in the absence of anything else having any proof of existence, this means it is, in fact, God. And God said "let there be light"... And there was light...

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