- Bizarro Episode
- Critical Research Failure: Hergé admitted that the Aurora is an unrealistic boat and couldn't possibly had sailed.
- Nightmare Retardant: The Giant Spider which Tintin finds on the meteor would clearly be a terrifying thing to come across in real life, but in the comic it's rendered with silly cartoon eyes that give it a dimly quizzical and not at all frightening appearance. (In the animated series, though, it looks much scarier.)
YMMV / Tintin: The Shooting Star