Welcome to The Real News Network. Back infor those of you who remember, August 5 was the day that then-president Ronald Reagan fired more than 11, striking air traffic controllers. They were demanding a pay raise, a shorter workweek, and better working conditions.
Enthusiasts take an old steam engine out of the museum. The Dark Knight Returns after ten years. Cutting-edge technology is usually superior to the older stuff.
But sometimes heroes can't use the latest equipment: So what do they do? They take the older stuff out of storage and make do with it. And more often than not, the ancient devices still work just fine. May lead to Chekhov's Gun or Chekhov's Exhibitif said museum piece has been noted earlier in the plot.
Sometimes said museum piece is a Super Prototype that was too costly for mass production — or had other flaws that they will just have to risk. There is a certain degree of Truth in Television involved in this trope. Often the newer and more "advanced" a technology is the more points of failure it can have.
Older technologies may not be as efficient, however, they can still get the job done without the drawbacks of the newer technology. Yes, the latter isn't as precise of a method, however, it doesn't rely on complicated electronics which can malfunction, be jammed, run out of power, etc.
As long as it is not a cloudy night a knowledgable mariner can easily get to where he needs to go. This trope is about using old equipment. If the museum piece is used Reagan and the patco strike of something newer it's Retro Upgrade.
See also Invincible Classic Car. Contrast with Unfinished, Untested, Used Anywayin which the piece of equipment is usually a prototype or one-of-a-kind that's put into service before being properly put through its paces.
Although the hull had some changes done during all the series, the Wave Motion Gun's place at the bow doesen't change appearances alot. Fun fact, the Wave Motion Engine actually works with vacuum as explained in the original series and the remake.
It turns out that the old man has also given the Shuttle much-improved engines, as it's able to take off conventionally on a runway and reach orbit under its own power without the aid of booster rocketsneither of which the real-life Shuttles could do. For added museum-piece value, it's towed out of the hangar by a WWII-era tank.
The rescue is a success, but the shuttle is thoroughly trashed during the reentry and landing Note that this episode originally aired before the Columbia accident. Towards the end of the movie a number of museum piece aircraft are brought out. Some of the designs don't exist yet and some are museum pieces in the present day.
Unlike usual, many of them are in Thankfully the pilots all had parachutes. In Mobile Suit Gundam 00the final battle between Setsuna and Ribbons sees them trashing their incredibly powerful new Gundams and forced to pilot their originals, Exia and 0 Gundam albeit with some upgrades.
In Mobile Suit Gundam Wing the Tallgeese is the first military mobile suit ever made, but it was never used because it was so overpowered that it killed all the test pilots. When the Gundams appear and start ripping OZ's new models limb from limb, a student of Zechs Merquise's suggests using the Tallgeese specifically because it's overpowered, meaning it might match the Gundams.
It's Lampshaded in the anime when a soldier comments he didn't know Zechs flew "antiques". This can happen mainly because the military is still using the weakened version of Tallgeese, the Leo weakened so pilots don't get killed by the G-Force at full throttle as its main battle weapon.
It is only a museum piece because it is the first prototype, too powerful to pilot and see combat, not because it is super old. It fits more in the Super Prototype trope. Having lost out to the Zaku I for the role of Zeon's main fighting machine due to a habit of exploding when flying too fast.
The prototype Zudah are later pulled out again, renumbered the EMS and touted as new Superweapons in a desperate bid of propaganda.
Only the suit's genuinely high performance makes up for the fact that the truth was quickly discovered by the enemy. The Sleeves themselves supplemented the attack and earlier, defended Palauwith a mix of new mobile suits and a couple from the Gryps Conflict.PATCO’s $ million strike fund was frozen, the strike was broken and eventually the government decertified the union.
Reagan finished what President Jimmy Carter had begun in . "Still purrs, like it was yesterday." — Batman tanking out the Bat Tank in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns after ten years. There is a certain degree of Truth in Television involved in this trope.
Often the newer and more "advanced" a technology is the more points of failure it can have. Older. The PATCO Strike came to a close when the FAA refused to compromise with the air traffic controllers. In a recent essay on the strike Rebecca Pels says, “The FAA’s handling of the strike is the most obvious proof of its outlook.
In August , the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) called an illegal strike. The new president, Ronald Reagan, fired the strikers, establishing a reputation for both decisiveness and hostility to organized labor.
The attitude of government towards unions has shifted throughout history as have citizens attitudes in general. Throughout the mid eighteen hundreds and into the industrial revolution America embraced a laissez faire approach as it hurtled towards industrialism.
Aug 03, · THIRTY years ago today, when he threatened to fire nearly 13, air traffic controllers unless they called off an illegal strike, Ronald Reagan not only transformed his presidency, but also.