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Monstrous Wildlife, an educational film about Graboids [via]
posted by brundlefly (22 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oooo, graboids! This film reminds me of the BBC's wonderfully ridiculous 1981 adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. What fun! I'd love to see more of these from Mr. Robnik.
posted by Spinneret at 11:30 AM on August 8, 2010


Broke into the wrong God damn rec room, didn't ya you bastard!
posted by thecjm at 11:33 AM on August 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


FUCKOOLED YOU!
posted by hermitosis at 11:52 AM on August 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Sigh, now I have the urge to watch that movie again.
posted by SirOmega at 11:52 AM on August 8, 2010


If they use echolocation to avoid obstacles, how did that first one wind up crashing into the canal wall?
posted by hermitosis at 11:55 AM on August 8, 2010


Maybe it wasn't paying attention. Kind of like how a cat will get all spazzed out and run head first into a wall.
posted by brundlefly at 12:24 PM on August 8, 2010


Was this done in flash? It's really cool.
posted by dobie at 12:34 PM on August 8, 2010


This is great.
posted by Ouisch at 12:55 PM on August 8, 2010


Sigh, now I have the urge to watch that movie again.

aww, there there, it's not so bad!
posted by mannequito at 12:59 PM on August 8, 2010


"how did that first one wind up crashing into the canal wall?"
Cause they got it going so fast. it was all excited and mad...not thinking straight.

I remember when this movie came on HBO, I was still pretty young, and so I chose not to watch it. I sat in the other room and watched TV and listened to my siblings and cousins watch it. The sounds from the movie was enough, and i had nightmares that night. Watched it again 5 or so years later, and man...my stupid imagination played that movie up WAY too much.
posted by toekneebullard at 1:25 PM on August 8, 2010


I've seen the first and second movies pretty frequently latest, I believe they come on either SyFy or chiller. Never seen 3 and 4 though.
posted by dead cousin ted at 1:53 PM on August 8, 2010


It's kind of weird that Tremors has spawned any sort of fan response. It is neither good enough or bad enough to be worthy of the love. Maybe it's just the great monster design.
posted by chairface at 2:47 PM on August 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


chairface, i just find it to be an incredibly fun, goofy movie
posted by brundlefly at 3:01 PM on August 8, 2010


Well, part of the reason i liked the first one is because i grew up watching it. It is really fun and goofy though. The second one even more so.
posted by dead cousin ted at 4:12 PM on August 8, 2010


Yay Tremors! I love Tremors.

I always found the sequels amusing because of the increasingly obscure members of the original cast they had to hook in.
posted by Artw at 4:18 PM on August 8, 2010


It's kind of weird that Tremors has spawned any sort of fan response.

For me it was largely because of Michael Gross. Tremors was his first post Family Ties movie role, a role in which he played the World's Most Mild Mannered And Understanding Dad for many years and it was funnier than hell seeing him play a wild-eyed survivalist with a rec room fully stocked with armament.
posted by jamaro at 4:19 PM on August 8, 2010


"We could get in People magazine!"

"People? Hell. National Geographic!"
posted by steef at 6:46 PM on August 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


i was not aware that graboids clicked to each other in binary
posted by nathancaswell at 8:20 PM on August 8, 2010


also, this film claims graboids habitat is only nevada and australia but tremors 2 is set in mexico and tremors 3 implies graboids in argentina. what gives?
posted by nathancaswell at 8:23 PM on August 8, 2010


Part of the love for Tremors comes from it's PG-13 nature. It's not a neutered "kids" movie, per se, but it's not super scary/violent/gross either. I think Gremlins is similar - young'uns can handle it but it's still interesting and just scary enough. I can't thing of anything modern that fits that same niche.
posted by thecjm at 9:13 PM on August 8, 2010


also, this film claims graboids habitat is only nevada and australa but tremors 2 is set in mexico and tremors 3 implies graboids in argentina. what gives?

It showed graboids in mexico in the graphic. i can't help you with 3 though.
posted by dead cousin ted at 12:48 AM on August 9, 2010


I have seen all 4 Tremors movies and the entire TV series, and I wish there was more!

I swear Tremors was on the USA channel every weekend of my adolescent life.
posted by Sprocket at 12:28 PM on August 9, 2010


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