"Old toy but new size"

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"Old toy but new size"

Postby Veepa » Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:55 am

Any reference to the Twilight Zone has my vote..
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Postby traubster » Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:55 am

Is there a spamusement election I don't know about?
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Postby heartspocky » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:56 am

THERE'S A FURBY ON THE WING!!! THERE'S A FURBY ON THE WING!!!


(XD It reminds me of one old episode of Johnny Brove that parodied The Twilight Zone. There was a clown on the wing. Good times, good times...)
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Postby James » Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:23 am

Surely it should remind you of the actual episode of The Twighlight Zone?
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Postby heartspocky » Sun Oct 23, 2005 2:42 am

=P Of course not! Blasphemy!
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Postby fanelian » Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:42 pm

James wrote:Surely it should remind you of the actual episode of The Twighlight Zone?


Except if, perhaps, you didn't see the actual episode, but have heard about it. It's a classic. It's also in the Simpsons in one of the Halloween specials. But the creature is destroying the School bus instead.
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Postby Alph Tech / STUART » Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:16 am

I actually watched the episode again with my family right before reading this. Spectacular.
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Postby kupo » Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:38 pm

Is the Twighlight Zone still on TV? Or do I have to continue searching for it?

Personally, I don't know whether I'd be more scared to see a Furby on the plane or a gremlin. Furbies always scared the hell out of me.
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Postby Chrono Crow » Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:51 pm

There's. . . some-one on the wing. . . some-THING!

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KHAAAAAAAN!
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Postby Alph Tech / STUART » Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:42 pm

William Shatner: Hello-I'm-William-Shatner-and-this-is-"Celebrity 911." Tonight-we-devote-the-entire-hour-to-police-calls-involving-James-Caan...
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Postby X. Ollack » Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:51 am

I never saw this famous episode, how did it go?

Even without getting the reference, this strip freaked me out.
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Postby m0nkeybl1tz » Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:56 am

The episode, as I remember it, is about a man (Shatner) flying home after being released from a mental institution. Once the plane is in the air, however, he sees a gremlin type creature tearing apart the wing. However, nobody else sees it, and his sanity is brought into question. Don't remember how it ends though... Anybody?
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Postby Chrono Crow » Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:00 am

I know how it ends in the movie, but not the series.
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Postby Indigo » Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:03 pm

Chrono Crow wrote:I know how it ends in the movie, but not the series.

I believe they end in a similar manner. There is physical damage to the plane that is seen by the viewer, but the protagonist still gets carted away by men in white coats.

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Postby kupo » Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:40 pm

Yeah the ending was the same exact thing.

The whole *gasp* the plane is damaged, yet the poor guy is getting dragged away for being "insane."

I don't know which gremlin was scarier, though. The low-tech-yet seemingly-real one of the episode, or the...more gross looking one from the movie. Bleh.

Either way, I'd prefer to see NOTHING on my airplane's wing. NOTHING. Not even wind. Go away wind.
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Postby Chrono Crow » Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:46 pm

The ending for that portion of the movie was a throwback to the beginning of the movie where the guys in the car are driving in the desert and one becomes a monster and eats the other guy. That's why it can't be EXACTLY the same.
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Postby kupo » Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:08 pm

Well..I haven't seen the movie since I was a wee little lass.
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Postby James » Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:30 am

kupo wrote:Well..I haven't seen the movie since I was a wee little lass.

And Scottish?
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Postby kupo » Sat Nov 12, 2005 3:12 pm

James wrote:
kupo wrote:Well..I haven't seen the movie since I was a wee little lass.

And Scottish?


Yes. Why, I remember the days when I was Scottish. It was a wonderful time. My father ran around in kilts. My mother played the bagpipes. 'Twas wondrous.
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Postby James » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:00 am

There are loads of kilt shops in Edinburgh. It's like the place is a stereotype of itself. They're all for tourists. Kilts were a recent invention, anyway.
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