enough about cicadias already

 bezoar:  The sound of the phaser in the original Star Trek TV series was the sound of a cicada brood. I know this because I went on a camping trip in 1982, just as these little fuckers were coming out of the trees and flying everywhere. I woke up, and heard the sound of phasers, everywhere around me.

Worst. camping. trip. ever.

 jwz:  I had no idea there was so much Cronenberg technology lurking in the Federation's past. Just think what the Phaser Breeding Vats must be like!
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13 Responses:

  1. capt_yossarian says:

    Haha, genius.

  2. ralesk says:

    eXistenZ... how much I loved that movie!

  3. carrijuana says:


  4. tongodeon says:

    To each his own, but I grew up in Maryland and always thought the cicaidas sounded great. I loved falling asleep to them.

  5. neraka says:

    that top one looks like the bone gun from eXistenz

    • jwz says:

      No shit?

      • neraka says:

        no shit at all, actually. sweet flick. threw me for a loop for a good year or so.

        • jwz says:


          Do you think that ...


          The reason the image is LINKED TO THE IMDB ENTRY FOR EXISTENZ might indicate something?


          That I like...

          knew that?

          • neraka says:

            Why... yes. It could. Why would I say something so asinine... only to have you respond and call me out on it?

      • neraka says:

        and i've hated james woods since the spirits within. he plays such a great evil prick though.

  6. kallisti says:

    A friend of mine worked on the "Gun out of the TV" effect", which I always thought was the coolest effect in the movie, even before I found out Rabbit (his nickname) worked on it. It might even be his hand you see...


  7. maramala says:

    They did call it the noisy cricket.