Space Truckers is essentially a low budget, B movie space opera that's a parody of low budget, B movie space operas. Die! Buy a Pajiba T-Shirt at the Pajiba Store. At this point, “Armageddon” is less of a movie than a Michael Bay checklist. Where’s the risk of space madness in that?!) Join us, Keri, David, and our newest member Melanie in a trek through the stars, Where we will be taking a look back at the Star trek franchise starting with the original series and working our way up to Picard. Something about the deep recesses of outer space seems to inspire insanity in a lot of fictional characters. There’s drilling (not a euphemism). One of the justifications for the short-lived push for women astronauts in the late 1950's was that studies had shown they could cope with isolation better than men. Gemini 7 was an endurance test for Frank Borman and Jim Lovell. Back then, I thought he was foxy, but now I realize Deep Impact had Ron Eldard, who, honestly? I don’t understand it—Nicolas Cage wins an award for Leaving Las Vegas, but gets bupkis for the greatest cinematic achievement of all time, Con Air? "Compounded of claustrophobia, ennui--boredom, if you will--and the instinctive dread of a species, born on a planet surface, of living outside its native environment.... A mania that evidently is highly contagious. GOD is CALLING! Tag: Armageddon. See, it has come to my attention that it is not a given that Armageddon is universally known as the superior 1998 movie about an asteroid hitting the earth, and frankly, I’m shocked. Or the mind that can't handle the emptiness itself long enough starts to make things up to fill it. Find out in… Armageddon. Deep Impact doesn’t have a terrible yet good and catchy ballad from the band, set to a music video of the singer’s daughter making out with Ben Affleck and crying over her dad, who died in the movie, and is Steven Tyler in real life, so she definitely has multiple reasons to cry, here. Play. Parodied on an episode of satirical British series, This is a theorized origin of the Reavers in, This is quite possibly what happens in David Bowie's song, Why this should produce insanity is a question best left to. We will be boldly going episode by episode shedding a nerdy light on all things in the trek universe. It's full of cheesy lines, cheesy set design, and cheesy special effects. Passed through contact, the disease is shared with Sulu, our newest navigator Kevin Thomas Riley, Nurse … Action movies are my wheelhouse, and I consider myself a subject matter expert because this one time, a guy was advertising in a newspaper that if I sent him $50 and my social security number, he’d send back a certificate of expertness in any given area that you requested. OK. First off, let’s get this out of the way: Armageddon has a lot more cool action shots. The trope takes its name from an episode of The Ren and Stimpy Show, about, well, Ren's space madness (and only Ren's, because his moronic sidekick Stimpy seems to be immune). 2017 Preview SONG TIME Space Madness. Now, before it is too late. So, for all these reasons Armageddon is the superior film, and if we had Eldard instead of Affleck as the love interest, it would have been a perfect movie. Armageddon. I mean, sure, that’s totally what it is—and to compare it to Michael Bay’s surface level-look at what happens when Bruce Willis becomes a space hero, it may appear to be an apples and oranges comparison. The relationships that break down, the relationships that strengthen, and how we try to rise above our base instincts in the face of futility. All The Tropes Wiki is a FANDOM Anime Community. Also in Niven (same universe, Known Space), human (and probably Kzin, kdatlyno, Zaphod Beeblebrox proved to be completely immune to it. Who you gonna call? Can We Get Space Madness? However, this is the internet. There’s training for space and what not (Deep Impact the astronauts are already trained, and thus competent for their jobs. A place full of many ways to kill a man, a ship, a Vulcan and a planet. Asimov has also written a story called "I am in Marsport without Hilda" which is based around the fact that most people cannot travel in space without a dose of special medication... and it is very difficult to conceal the fact said medication can be cooked into a super drug in anyone's kitchen. Remember what Dr. McCoy said: It's "disease and danger, wrapped in darkness and silence." As the recent experiments Mars-100 and Mars-500, mentioned below, show, while there could be some frictions, they're nothing that cannot be dealt with. Where’s the risk of space madness in that?!) The European Space Agency locked 6 people in a house/mock-spaceship for over 500 days, as an experiment to see how people would cope with a trip to. I certainly hope we will. Batman The Brave and the Bold: Dynamic Double Team. North Carollina Robot Street Fight (NCRSF) - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds. His suit was on fire, and he saw the Earth through the flames... making the Earth appear to be on fire. Bonus points for second one telling the code just minutes before sealing the ship. Which is hilarious because if there is one human being who actually looks like Ren in real life, it is Steve Buscemi. Space Madness: Rockhound's "space dementia" and the Russian cosmonaut's behavior. Prelimnary Rounds Winner Loser Aggression Damage Strategy Total Link Round 1 The Pipe: Sparky v2.0: N/A N/A N/A TKO Space Madness: Bait * * * 32-13 Mini Mer: Some Parts * * * 25-20 The Raven : Dennis the Non-Venomous Water Snake * * * 26-19 UGV Scorpion: Reaper * * * 33-12 Dude of Destruction: Robot X: N/A N/A N/A KO Evil Squirrel: Bot Product * … Another version is that he had this code in a sealed envelope inside his capsule and he wasn't supposed to know it beforehand. The only way to solve the puzzle was to kill the crew in a way that would leave HAL with plausible deniability to itself, since it was also programmed to protect the crew. North Carollina Robot Street Fight ... Black Hawk vs. Armageddon. Madness reigns as the Enterprise crew faces its inner demons under the influence of a strange alien disease. I did! Turns out a giant asteroid is on its way and boy howdy do they need some help figuring out how to drill a hole in it and blow it up (I feel like there’s a metaphor here). Space Madness The Asteroids Harmony Keeper Galaxy Fireballs Armageddon The Martianin. Mission Rover Avoid Slugs Unknown Sector MarsQuest Planet Champion Bomber Invaders Asteroids Jumper Bang! In fact, it's such a cheesy movie that it sometimes makes The Rocky Horror Picture Show look like The Godfather. ", He snaps out of it when he nerves himself up to rescue a kitten stuck on a ledge, The real reason was that he was exposed to it while in a pocket universe specifically designed for him... therefore he actually, but it turns out their air-circulation system was sabotaged, causing a gas imbalance that impaired their reason. (Not me.). Fox.). Hunter J Pierce RETURNS with a new main menu banger for The Company™Play for FREE: http://OhGodSomeBodyHelp.Me This present age is coming to an END. The way you win … It isn’t okay that it’s “just a movie.” It pretends that it knows what it is doing, and shovels ignorance down people’s throats with the help of Liv Tyler’s child-bearing hips and Aerosmith’s whiny soundtrack. Space is a homicidal maniac. Regardless, a good chunk of fiction seems to link outer space with insanity. Take That: In the first scene, a bunch of toy Godzillas are attacked by a small dog. Those people would be wrong. CAN’T YOU READ THE SIGNS? But he had too much clout to be simply ignored, so they were forced to play along. some loansharks like Steve Buscemi in Armageddon when he doesn’t want to ever return to Earth because he gets the Ren & Stimpy space madness. It’s baffling. (…but only once, because it was pretty bad, if I remember, but Eldard? On this Special Easter Edition of The TrekQuest Podcast, orange shower curtains can’t protect Spock and expendable crewman Joe from contacting a psychosis-inducing red liquid substance. Armageddon is a 1998 High Concept disaster movie from Touchstone Pictures, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, co-written by J. J. Abrams, and featuring an All-Star Cast. things that mankind was never meant to encounter, https://allthetropes.fandom.com/wiki/Space_Madness?oldid=83579, For extra humor, the man who gives him this advice is. Mission Rover Avoid Slugs Unknown Sector MarsQuest Planet Champion Bomber Invaders Asteroids Jumper Bang! 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