jasonvatch: Wouldn't "transmitters" make more sense?
phlegmmo: "Does this receiver make my thorax look big?"
baka-san: Scared the crap out of me as a kid.
Dallymo: I knew I was unforgivably old when I told the young guy at the dealership that my car was making a noise like THEM! and he had no idea what I was talking about.Mechanics: A car making a noise like THEM! has a slipping belt. Make a note of it./also scared crapless by this movie as a kid
baka-san: *golfclap*Nice one subby.Scared the crap out of me as a kid.
whither_apophis: Is this Phase I?
Suede head: Add me to the list. Scared the shiat out of me as a kid..
Pyynk: [blastr.com image 550x476]"Geez guys, save some money and just call me, alright?"
phlegmmo: "Does this receiver make my thorax look big?"[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x384]
phlegmmo: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Now we'll start having ant carnage because of collisions when they get distracted trying to find a good station/♫ I'm on a formicidae radio.... ♫
brantgoose: Them! remains one of the best movies of the SF genre. It's one of the few that depict scientists as caring, intelligent, patriotic and, well, scientific, people. Well done all round. Only a handful of 50s SF movies are of high quality. Forbidden Planet is another good one, seeing as it is based on the plot to William Shakespear's popular play, The Tempest. Leslie Nielsen, the Canadian dramatic and comic actor made his début in it, and Walter Pidgeon, who was born in Saint John, New Brunswick (home also to Donald Sutherland) played the "Prospero" role. Forbidden Planet inspired Star Trek and has much of the same look and feel with a bigger budget. Pidgeon's character was a good scientist but suffered from hubris as many of the mad scientists do.When they are done tracking the ants with tiny radio devices, maybe they should give them tiny cellphones and see if they get any work done.I did some genealogical research on Walter Davis Pidgeon and his family to see if they were related to some cousins of mine, but they seem to be from quite different backgrounds. Caleb Burpee Pidgeon was a merchant taylor, who owned a couple of clothing stores in Saint John, and apparently for a time in Cape Breton for some reason.Pidgeon began as a singer on the stage at 12 and then moved to Boston, then New York and Broadway and the movies, back to Broadway, and so forth. He made a tremendous number of Hollywood movies, about 140, IIRC. He had a good singing voice but he made his name playing well-spoken Englishmen, so much so that many people thought he was English.His other claim to fame appears to be that he was once the youngest paper boy in Saint John, NB, due to the same tremendous work ethic that resulted in 140 movies (see above).You know who else has a tremendous work ethic? Well, the ant with the tiny brief case pictured above, I imagine.
Fursecution: whither_apophis: Is this Phase I?If so, I can't wait until Phase IV.
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