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. ralesk says:

    eXistenZ... how much I loved that movie!

  2. carrijuana says:


  3. 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.

  4. neraka says:

    that top one looks like the bone gun from eXistenz

  5. 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...


  6. maramala says:

    They did call it the noisy cricket.