oh my god

Oct. 22nd, 2009 08:32 am
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someone actually did it in REAL LIFE.

Wait.

MORE THAN ONE theoretically reality-based group has, actually, used the name "Project Icarus."

MIT, you're supposed to be smarter than that!

Beyond those, I'm actually surprised to see how few examples TV Tropes has come up with: an orbital mirror system from a James Bond film (falls), not one but two ships from a sci-fi B-movie called Sunshine (destroyed by literally getting too close to the sun), the ship which carried Sheridan's wife to Z'ha'dum on Babylon 5 (captured, all aboard dead or suborned), and a project name from Stargate Universe (literally blows up). Of course, I know they're missing the X-Files reference, so the list is obviously incomplete.

If I ever make a sci-fi film, I'm totally naming a ship "Balder." It will be captained by Agamemnon Q. Icarus. And then it will go through the entire movie utterly unmolested.

Date: 2009-10-22 03:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dr_whom
The ship in The Matrix is called Nebuchadnezzar, and the haven city is called Zion, but for some reason—in a particularly spectacular symbolism fail—Nebuchadnezzar did not cause the fall and destruction of Zion.

Date: 2009-10-23 03:12 am (UTC)
dr_whom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dr_whom
I thought Zion ends up not being destroyed.

Date: 2009-10-23 03:34 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] locke61dv.livejournal.com
But in the final analysis: was Zion really not destroyed?

Date: 2009-10-22 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khyros.livejournal.com
Will there also be a character with the initials J.C. who makes no sacrifices whatsoever despite having multiple opportunities to do so?

Date: 2009-10-22 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] occultatio.livejournal.com
Yes. There will also be a hacker whose ultimate codebreaking algorithm is named "Ganesh," but never works even once.

Date: 2009-10-22 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] edjoesu.livejournal.com
There are also now-defunct Ecuadorian and Greek airlines named after Icarus, which I find to be even more impressive.

Date: 2009-10-22 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aurelia-star.livejournal.com
Wow, that is a true epic fail. *facepalm* I guess they only flew at night, then?

~Emily

Date: 2009-10-22 08:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] weirdquark
But what if there's another ship called "Hod" which has missile weapons called Mistletoe (It makes as much sense as having a weapon called Wombat) and faulty sensors that keep blanking out and a weapons malfunction that makes it fire on "Balder" accidentally?

Date: 2009-10-22 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] occultatio.livejournal.com
Whyever would that happen?

Date: 2009-10-22 09:17 pm (UTC)
weirdquark: Stack of books (Default)
From: [personal profile] weirdquark
Loki Virus?

Date: 2009-10-23 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] occultatio.livejournal.com
"Captain Icarus, sir! Someone's uploaded this file called 'loki.exe' into our central computer, Dolchstoss!"

Date: 2009-10-22 09:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] locke61dv.livejournal.com
I'm ready to fanfic this motherfucker if you are.

Date: 2009-10-23 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] occultatio.livejournal.com
so long as we refer to the project as "Challenger," I'm good.

Date: 2009-10-23 12:30 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] locke61dv.livejournal.com
As in the Space Shuttle? That might be a little morbid.

How about "Ulysses".

OOH or "Cerberus Saga" or even better "Ulysses: the Cerberus Syndrome".

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