Questions tagged [oblivion]

A 2013 American post-apocalyptic science fiction film based on Joseph Kosinski's graphic novel of the same name.

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If Tet controls everything, by orbital scanning, how could it miss Jack's retreat?

In Oblivion, there's a lot of various technologies used for remote control, from remote steering of drones to remote scanning and identify of DNA, orbital inspection of various assets etc. As Jack ...
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What are the two separate types of boosters on Jack's ship in Oblivion?

Wonder what's the thought behind having one type of booster for earth and one for space, since they both seem to be reaction engines.
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What would usually happen if Jack and Vika return to the Tet in Oblivion? [closed]

Wonder if the writers have thought about it. Are they killed and new clones are sent instead?
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Is mankind still doomed at the end of “Oblivion”?

I've seen this film a number of times and I end up thinking that regardless of the human's actions mankind is still doomed. The human population is tiny and heavily distributed, the seas are ...
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Where did the food come from in oblivion movie?

In Oblivion, there is a scene in which Jack and Victoria are eating something that looks like meat. From where did they get this food? The earth is contaminated with no apparent animals.
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Why the Tet imposes itself regular transmission cut-off?

In Oblivion, the Tet orbits the earth, and communicates with the towers with imposed regular transmission cutoff as a simple consequence of the Tet's being out of reach of direct radio communication. ...
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How were the thousands of clones lured into fighting humans at first?

In Oblivion, Malcolm Beach explains to Jack Harper his memory of the fight against the Tet, after mentioning the destruction of the moon and the consequences on earth, he continues: Most people ...
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Why didn't humanity fight in oblivion?

In reality in the war the Tet arrives and destroys the moon, causing earthquakes and tsunamis killing billions of people. The humans already knew of the existence of the Tet (odyssey mission), and ...
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Who created the Tet?

In Oblivion, the Tet arrived, destroyed the moon then made a cover up story that humans had fled to Titan, and it was itself a human launch pad. But in reality the Tet was an autonomously functioning ...
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Oblivion ending Sleep Chamber

In the ending we see that Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman (in the Hyper Sleep Chamber) go to the Tet and blow it up. Also, we see Julia waking up in front of the lakeside house that Tech 49 built. So ...
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Why does the TET want the water on earth when there is plenty of other water in the solar system?

The whole point of the alien entity, the TET, in Oblivion is to abstract the earth's oceans because it can use them for power. But the solar system has a lot of other water according to this article ...
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What are the radiation zone boundaries for?

In Oblivion there are radiation zones that they cannot cross. Are these really radiation zones or are they boundaries to contain...
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How does Julia not age?

Julia Harper was in a life support boat and she along with 4/5 other members had been thrown out of the ship by Jack Harper when their ship was going to enter the TET. This event was happening in 2017 ...
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When does a drone do a laser scan?

It seems like it does laser scans quite often. Is it so it can identify enemies, and, if so, why did it not do a scan on Jack before he said "Tech Four-Nine. Jack Harper."?
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Did the words “effective team” seal Jack's and Victoria's fate?

At the end of Oblivion we watch a flashback to when the astronauts are captured by the alien spaceship. Jack and Victoria are in the cockpit talking to mission control, and mission control says "you ...
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How does Tet not recognize the body inside the coffin?

During the ending of Oblivion My question is, how can the Tet not discover if the body is male or female let alone the body being Julia's. Given the Tet could recognize DNA behind layers of rocks.
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Where are the real aliens in Oblivion?

Where are the real aliens in Oblivion? Surely with the TET destroyed they'll be coming back. Are they on Titan?
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What is the significance of the artwork?

What is the significance of the artwork (that shows a woman lying in a field reaching/looking across a field of grain toward a farmhouse--the implication, perhaps, is a painting of Julia Harper)? Is ...
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In Oblivion how can Jack and Victoria live in the sky?

In Oblivion, Jack and Victoria live in some sort of flying/floating house which as far as i could tell was positioned very high up above the clouds. Then later on in the film Victoria goes skinny ...
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In Oblivion how does Julia get pregnant?

At the end of the film, after Beech and Tech 49 Jack sacrifice themselves and destroy the ship Julia is then seen with a child (who looks about 3 years old). She is then re-introduced to Tech 52 Jack ...
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Is “Oblivion” somehow linked to “Moon”?

The major plot twist in the 2013 movie Oblivion is virtually identical to the major plot twist in 2009's Moon. Oblivion also seems to borrow other details from Moon, such as the phony mission-control ...
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Why not use drones to repair attack drones in Oblivion?

(Trying to avoid spoilers with my wording) It seems like a lot of work to have humans repair the drones in Oblivion. If the TET is advanced enough to make intelligent drones, why not some sort of ...
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Who woke up the astronauts in Oblivion?

Near the end of Oblivion when Jack is having flashbacks to being an astronaut. He remembers piloting the spacecraft towards the alien ship. My understanding was that Jack and Victoria were both asleep ...