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** In both "Achilles Heel" and "Outsiders", she is completely blind to the strange patterns of behaviour and relatively obvious warning signs displayed by two emotionally disturbed men as she is too distracted by her attraction to them. She does realise that they have problems but believes that they are of the kind that can be solved by her kissing them.

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** In both "Achilles Heel" and "Outsiders", she is completely blind to the strange patterns of behaviour and relatively obvious warning signs displayed by two emotionally disturbed men as she is too distracted by her attraction to them. She does realise that they have problems but believes that they are of the kind that can be solved by her kissing them.


* {{Zeerust}}: The series takes place in 2003, a time when the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, China and Brazil all have moonbases. A European manned probe to Venus is discussed at some length in "Achilles Heel".

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* {{Zeerust}}: The series takes place in 2003, a time when the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, China and Brazil all have moonbases. A European manned probe to Venus is discussed at some length in "Achilles Heel".
Heel" and an unmanned British mission to the Moon in 1993 is mentioned in "View of a Dead Planet".


* AbsentAliens: There are no aliens on the series, though are rumours about a lunar monster in "Behemoth".

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* AbsentAliens: There are no aliens on the series, though there are rumours about a lunar monster in "Behemoth".


* OurGraphicsWillSuckInTheFuture: The computers were certainly more advanced looking than those used in 1973 - considering that they didn't take up a room - but there are no graphic interfaces. The series did a good job at predicting what computers would look like in the 1980s, just not 2003.

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* OurGraphicsWillSuckInTheFuture: The computers were certainly more advanced looking than those used in 1973 - considering that they didn't take up a room - but there are no graphic interfaces. The series did a good job at predicting what computers would look like in the 1980s, just not 2003.


** In both "Achilles Heel" and "Outsiders", she is completely blind to the strange patterns of behaviour and relatively obvious warning signs displayed by two emotionally disturbed men as she is too distracted by her attraction to them. She does realise that they have problems but believes that they are of the kind that can be solved by her kissing them. As such, there is a sexist dimension to the character's ineffectiveness which is unfortunately typical of the period.

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** In both "Achilles Heel" and "Outsiders", she is completely blind to the strange patterns of behaviour and relatively obvious warning signs displayed by two emotionally disturbed men as she is too distracted by her attraction to them. She does realise that they have problems but believes that they are of the kind that can be solved by her kissing them. As such, there is a sexist dimension to the character's ineffectiveness which is unfortunately typical of the period.


* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The Soviet Union still exists in 2003. It operates Moonbase 2, one of five lunar outposts (the others being operated by the US, Europe, China and Brazil). Furthermore, in the fifth episode "Castor and Pollux", it is revealed that the Soviets are on the verge of sending a manned mission to Mars and that their long-term goal is to launch a manned orbital flight of Jupiter using Mars as a springboard.

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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The Soviet Union still exists in 2003. It operates Moonbase 2, one of five lunar outposts (the others being operated by the US, Europe, China and Brazil). Furthermore, in the fifth episode "Castor and Pollux", it is revealed that the Soviets are on the verge of sending a manned mission to Mars UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} and that their long-term goal is to launch a manned orbital flight of Jupiter UsefulNotes/{{Jupiter}} using Mars UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} as a springboard.


* BusCrash: Caulder is appointed to his position as base director after his predecessor is killed in a shuttle crash caused by the pilot suffering a mental breakdown while en route to Earth.

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* BusCrash: In "Departure and Arrival", Caulder is appointed to his position as base director after his predecessor Dr. Tony Ransome is killed in a shuttle crash caused by the pilot pilot, Harry Sanders, suffering a mental breakdown while en route to Earth.


** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite his misgivings, Lebrun refuses to relieve Caulder of command when ordered to do so in the episode "Castor and Pollux".


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite his misgivings, Lebrun refuses to relieve Caulder of command when ordered to do so in the episode "Castor and Pollux".


''Moonbase 3'' was a [[ShortRunners short-lived]] [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] sci-fi drama created by ''Series/DoctorWho'' producers Terrance Dicks and Barry Letts, originally broadcast in 1973.

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''Moonbase 3'' was a [[ShortRunners short-lived]] [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] sci-fi drama created by ''Series/DoctorWho'' producers Terrance Dicks Creator/TerranceDicks and Barry Letts, originally broadcast in 1973.


* MundaneUtility: The show practically ''lived'' on this trope, as all the equipment was designed according to real-world technical specifications.

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* MundaneUtility: MundaneDogmatic: The show practically ''lived'' on this trope, as all the equipment was designed according to real-world technical specifications.


* TheShrink: Dr. Helen Smith is such a straight example of The Well-Meaning, But Dopey And Ineffective Shrink version of this trope that it borders on parody. She has empathy to the beat the band but she really isn't very good at her job.
** In "Departure and Arrival", she does not treat the matter of Harry Sanders' erratic behaviour with the seriousness that it deserves - though Caulder found that she was not at fault in that instance. Things could worse from there.

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* TheShrink: Dr. Helen Smith is such a straight example of The Well-Meaning, But Dopey And Ineffective Shrink version of this trope that it borders on parody. She has empathy to the beat the band but she really isn't very good at her job.
** In "Departure and Arrival", she does not treat the matter of Harry Sanders' erratic behaviour with the seriousness that it deserves - though Caulder found that she was not at fault in that instance. Things could get worse from there.


* TheShrink: Dr. Helen Smith is such a straight example of The Well-Meaning, But Dopey And Ineffective Shrink version of this trope that it borders on parody. She has empathy to the beat the band but she really isn't very good at her job. In "Departure and Arrival", she does not treat the matter of Harry Sanders' erratic behaviour with the seriousness that it deserves - though Caulder found that she was not at fault in that instance. Things could worse from there. In "Behemoth", she failed to take any notice of Heinz Laubenthal's similarly erratic behaviour. In both "Achilles Heel" and "Outsiders", she is completely blind to the strange patterns of behaviour and relatively obvious warning signs displayed by two emotionally disturbed men as she is too distracted by her attraction to them. She does realise that they have problems but believes that they are of the kind that can be solved by her kissing them. As such, there is a sexist dimension to the character's ineffectiveness which is unfortunately typical of the period.

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* TheShrink: Dr. Helen Smith is such a straight example of The Well-Meaning, But Dopey And Ineffective Shrink version of this trope that it borders on parody. She has empathy to the beat the band but she really isn't very good at her job.
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In "Departure and Arrival", she does not treat the matter of Harry Sanders' erratic behaviour with the seriousness that it deserves - though Caulder found that she was not at fault in that instance. Things could worse from there.
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In "Behemoth", she failed to take any notice of Heinz Laubenthal's similarly erratic behaviour. behaviour.
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In both "Achilles Heel" and "Outsiders", she is completely blind to the strange patterns of behaviour and relatively obvious warning signs displayed by two emotionally disturbed men as she is too distracted by her attraction to them. She does realise that they have problems but believes that they are of the kind that can be solved by her kissing them. As such, there is a sexist dimension to the character's ineffectiveness which is unfortunately typical of the period.


%% MundaneUtility: The show practically ''lived'' on this trope.

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%% * MundaneUtility: The show practically ''lived'' on this trope.trope, as all the equipment was designed according to real-world technical specifications.

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