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*** After the Xandoxan has been unmasked, the video game starts saying, "Ko-Dan... Ko-Dan... Ko-Dan..." over and over again. Later, when Alex is trying to signal Centauri, the video game "glitches" again, repeating "Xur... Xur... Xur..." The video game is clearly trying to ''warn'' anyone around what's going on. While Alex doesn't quite grasp it, he's able to figure out something's wrong.


*** The novelization has a helmet placed over the spy's head, which then contracts, slowly crushing his skull. At the end, all that's left of his head is a pointed nub of bone.



** The novelization has Xur's execution of the Star League spy -- a helmet is placed over his head, then contracts, slowly crushing his skull. At the end, all that's left of his head is a pointed nub of bone.

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** The novelization has Xur's execution of the Star League spy -- a helmet is placed over his head, then contracts, slowly crushing his skull. At the end, all that's left of his head is a pointed nub of bone.


* FridgeBrilliance: The placement of Alex in the front seat of the Gunstar, with Grig's pilot seat in the back, seems odd, but it makes sense given the Gunstar is a weapons platform, and it gives the Starfighter the maximum field of view to fire. This also parallels the design of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, which went into service around the same time as the movie.

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* FridgeBrilliance: The placement of Alex in the front seat of the Gunstar, with Grig's pilot seat in the back, seems odd, but it makes sense given the Gunstar is a weapons platform, and it gives the Starfighter the maximum field of view to fire.fire (this is considered so important to the in-universe ship designers that they even made the chair the gunner sits in rotate to allow maximum viewing ability). This also parallels the design of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, which went into service around the same time as the movie.

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** Safan also did the incidental music for ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', and riffs from the show can be heard in the more incidental music.

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* FridgeBrilliance: The placement of Alex in the front seat of the Gunstar, with Grig's pilot seat in the back, seems odd, but it makes sense given the Gunstar is a weapons platform, and it gives the Starfighter the maximum field of view to fire. This also parallels the design of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, which went into service around the same time as the movie.

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** Centauri peeling off his "face" and polishing his eyeballs, then turning to show Alex a black reptilian face with glowing eyes.


* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaDY7DPe2LM score]] composed by Craig Safan.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaDY7DPe2LM score]] composed by Craig Safan.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While the effects were ObviousCGI even at the time (the CGI effects were done with the equivalent of a smartphone's processor), the Death Blossom and Star Car sequences still hold up.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While the effects were ObviousCGI ConspicuousCG even at the time (the CGI CG effects were done with the equivalent of a smartphone's processor), the Death Blossom and Star Car sequences still hold up.



** Even if the CG ships are very primitive by today's standards, they arguably paved the way for a whole new way to look at ships moving in space, a tradition carried on by their {{SpiritualSuccessor}}s in ''Series/Babylon5''.

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** Even if the CG ships are very primitive by today's standards, they arguably paved the way for a whole new way to look at ships moving in space, a tradition carried on by their {{SpiritualSuccessor}}s {{Spiritual Successor}}s in ''Series/Babylon5''.


* TearJerker: The death of [[spoiler:Centauri]]

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* TearJerker: The death of [[spoiler:Centauri]][[spoiler:Centauri]].


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** When the Star League base is attacked.


* UncannyValley: An accidental case. Further scenes with Beta required reshoots, and Lance Guest had to wear an obvious wig, which just emphasizes that he's playing a robot pretending to be human.



* VindicatedByCable: {{Creator/HBO}} was the best thing to happen to the film.

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* VindicatedByCable: {{Creator/HBO}} While the film did make money in theaters, it was the best thing to happen to the film.a hit on video and {{Creator/HBO}}.


** When Xur broadcasts the execution of the spy he's captured to the Star League.

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** The Xandoxan's severed arm reaching up, raygun clutched in its hand, to fire at Alex (the bolt that "killed" Centauri). Burning off it's ''arm'' with a raygun won't stop it, ''what the hell will?!''
** When Xur broadcasts the execution of the spy he's captured to the Star League.


** Even if the CG ships are very primitive by today's standards, they arguably paved the way for a whole new way to look at ships moving in space, a tradition carried on by their SpiritualSuccessors in ''Series/Babylon5''.

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** Even if the CG ships are very primitive by today's standards, they arguably paved the way for a whole new way to look at ships moving in space, a tradition carried on by their SpiritualSuccessors {{SpiritualSuccessor}}s in ''Series/Babylon5''.

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** Even if the CG ships are very primitive by today's standards, they arguably paved the way for a whole new way to look at ships moving in space, a tradition carried on by their SpiritualSuccessors in ''Series/Babylon5''.


* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: ...for the time, anyway. As it says on the main page, the CGI effects were done with the equivalent of a smartphone's processor, and they look outdated, but the Death Blossom sequence still holds up.
** As does the Star Car, which is almost indistinguishable from the real life-size model.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: ...for VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While the time, anyway. As it says on effects were ObviousCGI even at the main page, the time (the CGI effects were done with the equivalent of a smartphone's processor, and they look outdated, but processor), the Death Blossom sequence and Star Car sequences still holds up.
** As does the Star Car, which is almost indistinguishable from the real life-size model.
hold up.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Grig says he prefers to think of death as going to another dimension. One wonders if the team behind the infamously Bowdlerized first English dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' took inspiration from this.

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