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* DirtyCommunists: Well, actually the [[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection unnamed "enemies of Freedom,"]] but we all know who they're meant to be.



* HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection: It's pretty obvious who they're supposed to be, being a Fifties film and all, but the GreaterScopeVillain faction is called just the "Enemies of Freedom".

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* HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection: It's pretty obvious who they're supposed to be, being a Fifties film and all, but the GreaterScopeVillain faction is called just the [[DirtyCommunists "Enemies of Freedom".Freedom"]].

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** Presumably these are shuttles belonging to those countries, who are allowed to use the space station as they are allied to the United States.

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* RunningGag: The mispronouncing of "Briteis" as "Bright Eyes", which annoys the poor woman to no end.


* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: a subtle case, but the two US Space Force's orbital shuttles we see are named "Canada" and "Mexico" -- it would be deeply odd to name your military-operated spacecraft after a foreign country. (It is also odd that the names are never addressed more explicitly, but the studio might have decided the topic was needlessly controversial and consigned it the cutting-room floor.)

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* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: a A subtle case, but the two US Space Force's orbital shuttles we see are named "Canada" and "Mexico" -- it would be deeply odd to name your military-operated spacecraft after a foreign country. (It is also odd that the names are never addressed more explicitly, but the studio might have decided the topic was needlessly controversial and consigned it the cutting-room floor.)



* QuicklyDemotedWoman: Briteis only became the first person in space (thereby being granted the rank of Colonel) because she weighed less than the hero. But Briteis makes up for this at the end of the movie by requesting that Major Moore be promoted to Brigadier General after they're married, so that he will outrank her. What a gal!
** [[VoodooShark Even though the President (thus commander-in-chief) is also a woman.]]

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* QuicklyDemotedWoman: Briteis only became the first person in space (thereby being granted the rank of Colonel) because she weighed less than the hero. But Briteis makes up for this at the end of the movie by requesting that Major Moore be promoted to Brigadier General after they're married, so that he will outrank her. What a gal!
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gal! [[VoodooShark Even though the President (thus commander-in-chief) is also a woman.]]



* SpotTheImposter: The fake Dr. Wernher gives himself away because he doesn't follow the World Series. I guess they didn't have {{nerd}}s in [[TheFifties those days]].

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* SpotTheImposter: The fake Dr. Wernher gives himself away because he doesn't follow the World Series. I guess they They apparently didn't have {{nerd}}s in [[TheFifties those days]].

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* LastNameBasis: Col. Briteis. Her first name is never even mentioned, let alone used.
* TheLoad: Downplayed. Briteis is an OverrankedSoldier who is vastly underqualified for her position but who proudly refuses to heed advice or suggestions from her more experienced subordinate Maj. Moore. However, she clearly has some skill as a pilot, she (eventually) admits her mistakes, and it's actually her idea to establish a radio relay on the crater edge once they get stranded.


* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
** Col. Briteis is introduced talking smack to the General, showing that her promotion has given her an inflated ego.
** When they get to the space station, Maj. Moore pauses to listen to a baseball broadcast. Doubles as a ChekhovsGun, as he later uses his fandom to suss out the infiltrator.



* SpotTheImposter: The fake Dr. Wernher gives himself away because he doesn't follow the World Series. I guess they didn't have nerds in [[TheFifties those days]].

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* SpotTheImposter: The fake Dr. Wernher gives himself away because he doesn't follow the World Series. I guess they didn't have nerds {{nerd}}s in [[TheFifties those days]].


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* WhoWearsShortShorts: Everyone in SPACOM wears short shorts.


* {{Fanservice}}: Briteis wears tight shorts and has a great ass. Which, as others point out, [[FetishFuel badly needs to be spanked]].

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* {{Fanservice}}: Briteis wears tight shorts and has a great ass. Which, as others point out, [[FetishFuel badly needs to be spanked]].spanked.


* {{Fanservice}}: Briteis wears tight shorts and has a great ass. Which, as others point out, badly needs to be spanked.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Briteis wears tight shorts and has a great ass. Which, as others point out, [[FetishFuel badly needs to be spanked.spanked]].


* DutchAngle: Used in the space station docking sequence to show that not every object in space approaches on the same plane.

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* DutchAngle: Used in the space station docking sequence to show that not every object in space [[TwoDSpace approaches on the same plane.plane]].

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* KarmaHoudini: The man behind the plan to sabotage the space station is never caught after his plan with the fake Dr Wernher fails.


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* OverrankedSoldier: Briteis does not show any sign of the skills or leadership ability one would expect of an O-6. Justified because she was an O-3 Captain who got her eagles for political reasons after completing a high-profile mission that she was assigned because her lighter weight made her more suitable for it than the other possible choices. Moore makes the jump from O-4 Major to O-7 Brigadier after marrying Briteis so they can justify putting him in command.


* TheSpymaster: Mr. Roundtree leads the spies of the "Enemies of Freedom". He is pretty well-prepared, with extensive files and a CriminalDoppleganger infiltrator ready for almost every important person of the other faction, which he can slip in at a moment's notice. Aside from that, well, he's probably the blandest RedScare master spy you're ever going to see.

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* TheSpymaster: Mr. Roundtree leads the spies of the "Enemies of Freedom". He is pretty well-prepared, with extensive files and a CriminalDoppleganger CriminalDoppelganger infiltrator ready for almost every important person of the other faction, which he can slip in at a moment's notice. Aside from that, well, he's probably the blandest RedScare master spy you're ever going to see.


* HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection: It's pretty obvious who they're supposed to be, being a Fifties film and all, but the GreaterScopeVillain faction is called just the "Enemies of Freedom".



* TheSpymaster: Mr. Roundtree

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* TheSpymaster: Mr. RoundtreeRoundtree leads the spies of the "Enemies of Freedom". He is pretty well-prepared, with extensive files and a CriminalDoppleganger infiltrator ready for almost every important person of the other faction, which he can slip in at a moment's notice. Aside from that, well, he's probably the blandest RedScare master spy you're ever going to see.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Briteis wears tight shorts and has a great ass. Which, as others point out, badly needs to be spanked.


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[[caption-width-right:350:Yes, sir, that tush ''is'' very spankable…]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Yes, sir, that tush ''is'' very spankable…]]
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* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: a subtle case, but the two US Space Force's orbital shuttles we see are named "Canada" and "Mexico" -- it would be deeply odd to name your military-operated spacecraft after a foreign country. (It is also odd that the names are never addressed more explicitly, but the studio might have decided the topic was needlessly controversial and consigned it the cutting-room floor.)

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