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* CallASmeerpARabbit: One of the biologists [[AltumVidetur comes up with elaborate scientific names for the native life]], but eventually they just name them after their closest Earthly analogues.

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* CallASmeerpARabbit: One of the biologists [[AltumVidetur [[GratuitousLatin comes up with elaborate scientific names for the native life]], but eventually they just name them after their closest Earthly analogues.

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* MissingMom: Eve Hendron's mother is never mentioned.


* ArtisticLicense:Physics: The novel relates how during the first pass of Bronson Alpha and Bronson Beta, Bronson Alpha passed closed enough to collide with and destroy the moon. Several times during book, Bronson Alpha was clearly stated to be a gas giant as large as Jupiter. In reality, a gas giant that size passing close enough to earth to destroy the moon would have torn the earth to shreds with its gravity alone, no collision would have been needed.

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* ArtisticLicense:Physics: ArtisticLicensePhysics: The novel relates how during the first pass of Bronson Alpha and Bronson Beta, Bronson Alpha passed closed enough to collide with and destroy the moon. Several times during book, Bronson Alpha was clearly stated to be a gas giant as large as Jupiter. In reality, a gas giant that size passing close enough to earth to destroy the moon would have torn the earth to shreds with its gravity alone, no collision would have been needed.


In 1951 producer George Pal followed up ''DestinationMoon'' [[{{Film/WhenWorldsCollide}} with an adaptation]].

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In 1951 producer George Pal followed up ''DestinationMoon'' ''Film/DestinationMoon'' [[{{Film/WhenWorldsCollide}} with an adaptation]].


* FrenchJerk: Professor Duquesne, although maybe [[{{Determinator}} that's the type of person you need to be to decide you own countrymen's efforts are doomed to failure and cross the Atlantic and half a continent]] in order to arrive at the Ark [[JustInTime thirty minutes before it launches]].

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* FrenchJerk: Professor Duquesne, although maybe [[{{Determinator}} that's the type of person you need to be to decide you your own countrymen's efforts are doomed to failure and cross the Atlantic and half a continent]] in order to arrive at the Ark [[JustInTime thirty minutes before it launches]].


* TheArk: Five of them - two American, one British, one {failed) French, and one Japanese/Russian/German cooperative effort.

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* TheArk: Five of them - two American, one British, one {failed) (failed) French, and one Japanese/Russian/German cooperative effort.


''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin When Worlds Collide]]'' is a SpeculativeFiction novel co-written by Philip Wylie (who also wrote the [[UnbuiltTrope proto-superhero novel]] ''Literature/{{Gladiator}}''.) and Edwin Balmer. It was first published as a six-part serial between September 1932 and February 1933 in the "King of the Pulps", the magazine ''Blue Book''.

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''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin When Worlds Collide]]'' is a SpeculativeFiction novel co-written by Philip Wylie (who also wrote the [[UnbuiltTrope proto-superhero novel]] ''Literature/{{Gladiator}}''.) ''Literature/{{Gladiator}}'') and Edwin Balmer. It was first published as a six-part serial between September 1932 and February 1933 in the "King of the Pulps", the magazine ''Blue Book''.



…and naturally, they do, since the sequel, ''After Worlds Collide'', was also serialized between November 1933 and April 1934.

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…and ...and naturally, they do, since the sequel, ''After Worlds Collide'', was also serialized between November 1933 and April 1934.


* BecomingTheMask: [[InscrutableOriental Kyto]] came to the US as a secret agent for ImperialJapan but learned to love its culture and eventually revealed [[CommieNazis the Dominion's]] plan to build their own Ark.

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* BecomingTheMask: [[InscrutableOriental Kyto]] came to the US as a secret agent for ImperialJapan UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan but learned to love its culture and eventually revealed [[CommieNazis the Dominion's]] plan to build their own Ark.

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* NoahsStoryArc: A pair of rogue planets are on a direct path to hit Earth. Scientists and governments rush to make a pair of rocket ships to hold the best of the best (and supplies) to send to another planet so humanity won't be extinguished.



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* ShowSomeLeg: a ploy suggested by two of the female colonists for infiltrating the bad guys' stronghold [[spoiler: and successfully perpetrated by one of them]].

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* ShowSomeLeg: a ploy suggested by two of the female colonists for infiltrating the bad guys' stronghold [[spoiler: and successfully perpetrated by one of them]].


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The plates on which the Bronson bodies were discovered are being shipped to the United States. By oceanliner. There was telegraph and telephone at the time, but this was ''right'' before television or other means of quickly transmitting images.


* SequelHook: The book leaves open the possibility that the Vanished People may reappear (did they die off, fly off into space or go into cryogenic suspension somewhere?), but no third book was produced. (Not by the original authors, at any rate. There is an unauthorized "sequel" which is, by most accounts, pretty bad.)

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* SequelHook: The book leaves open the possibility that the Vanished People may reappear (did they die off, fly off into space or go into cryogenic suspension somewhere?), but no third book was produced. (Not by the original authors, at any rate. There is an unauthorized "sequel" published in 2011 which is, by most accounts, pretty bad.)


* RagnarokProofing: The cities are not only still in pristine shape, but repair themselves.



* RagnarokProofing: The cities are not only still in pristine shape, but repair themselves.


* SequelHook: The book leaves open the possibility that the Vanished People may reappear (did they die off, fly off into space or go into cryogenic suspension somewhere?), but no third book was produced. [[note*: Not by the original authors, at any rate - and let's not mention the unauthorized "third volume" self-published in 2011....http://www.amazon.com/The-Terrans-Beta-Collide-Series/product-reviews/1461020638/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt_lft/191-0896965-5753038?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=helpful&reviewerType=all_reviews&formatType=all_formats&filterByStar=positive&pageNumber=1]]

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* SequelHook: The book leaves open the possibility that the Vanished People may reappear (did they die off, fly off into space or go into cryogenic suspension somewhere?), but no third book was produced. [[note*: Not (Not by the original authors, at any rate - and let's not mention the rate. There is an unauthorized "third volume" self-published in 2011....http://www.amazon.com/The-Terrans-Beta-Collide-Series/product-reviews/1461020638/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt_lft/191-0896965-5753038?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=helpful&reviewerType=all_reviews&formatType=all_formats&filterByStar=positive&pageNumber=1]]"sequel" which is, by most accounts, pretty bad.)


* SequelHook: The book leaves open the possibility that the Vanished People may reappear (did they die off, fly off into space or go into cryogenic suspension somewhere?), but no third book was produced. [[note: Not by the original authors, at any rate - and let's not mention the unauthorized "third volume" self-published in 2011....http://www.amazon.com/The-Terrans-Beta-Collide-Series/product-reviews/1461020638/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt_lft/191-0896965-5753038?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=helpful&reviewerType=all_reviews&formatType=all_formats&filterByStar=positive&pageNumber=1]]

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* SequelHook: The book leaves open the possibility that the Vanished People may reappear (did they die off, fly off into space or go into cryogenic suspension somewhere?), but no third book was produced. [[note: [[note*: Not by the original authors, at any rate - and let's not mention the unauthorized "third volume" self-published in 2011....http://www.amazon.com/The-Terrans-Beta-Collide-Series/product-reviews/1461020638/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt_lft/191-0896965-5753038?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=helpful&reviewerType=all_reviews&formatType=all_formats&filterByStar=positive&pageNumber=1]]

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