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(Science Daily)   Robotic ants mimic ant colony. Doesn't anyone remember Phase IV? Well no they probably don't, 'cause that's obscure even for Fark   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 31
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2013-03-30 06:17:09 AM
The local UPN station's early Saturday afternoon movie made sure that I knew precisely what the hell you were talking about, subby.

Weeeeeiiiird film, that one.  I'm not one for remakes usually, but there's one that could use it.  The inherent idea is creepy as hell, and the presentation works in places, but overall it needed a lot of work.
 
2013-03-30 08:49:38 AM
I've seen it. Very trippy.
 
2013-03-30 08:50:20 AM
They wanted....US!
 
2013-03-30 08:52:41 AM
 
2013-03-30 08:58:08 AM

yukichigai: The local UPN station's early Saturday afternoon movie made sure that I knew precisely what the hell you were talking about, subby.

Weeeeeiiiird film, that one.  I'm not one for remakes usually, but there's one that could use it.  The inherent idea is creepy as hell, and the presentation works in places, but overall it needed a lot of work.


Way too obscure for fark, no? Farked in 1 post. ;)
 
2013-03-30 09:07:12 AM
Phase I - III were better; before Jason started just phoning it in....
 
2013-03-30 09:07:53 AM
Phase III is profit.
 
2013-03-30 09:07:58 AM
oi46.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-30 09:08:28 AM
I would have gone with  It happened at Lakewood Manor  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076214/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
 
2013-03-30 09:21:24 AM
Next up, syringe wielding robot spiders.
i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-30 09:25:37 AM
http://mst3k.wikia.com/wiki/Phase_IV

I learned about it through MST3K
 
2013-03-30 10:18:02 AM
Time to stomp out the Zanti menace.
 
2013-03-30 10:35:49 AM
Hopefully not the bees
 
2013-03-30 10:55:30 AM

fzumrk: Next up, syringe wielding robot spiders.
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According to Mr. Simmon's account, he got the role in that film (Runaway, 1984) because Michael Crichton asked him to stare at him for several minutes without any expressions, and he did it creepily enough to suit Crichton (And maybe made him soil himself, who knows?)

I find it odd that Crichton directed a movie that was pretty much based on an Asimov short story.
 
2013-03-30 11:21:33 AM

Fano: Time to stomp out the Zanti menace.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-30 11:49:23 AM
I liked the movie where they had to drive the vw covered in killer bees into the superdome and then lower the temperature to put the bees to sleep.
ABC movies of the week FTW.
 
2013-03-30 12:25:08 PM
Loved that movie even as weird as it was.  Super smart ants vs. group of scientist with really weird bug killers.  Made me afraid to walk around on dirt for weeks after I first saw it.
 
2013-03-30 01:03:59 PM
I remember the close up of the ant crawling on the girl's nipple and the one scientist guy getting eaten by the ants.
 
2013-03-30 01:04:39 PM
 
2013-03-30 04:01:23 PM
I've seen and made at least a half dozen Phase IV references myself over the years, so no, it's not obscure.

When are you dumb Farkers going to wake up and realize nothing is obscure on Fark.

NOTHING
 
2013-03-30 04:17:31 PM
It's been years since I've seen it, but yeah...

Hand scene.
 
2013-03-30 05:28:23 PM
That movie scared the shiat out of me.
 
2013-03-30 08:40:14 PM
Double feature with "The Bee Girls," which probably had a lot more production values, but was still on the (ahem) B side.
 
2013-03-30 09:10:35 PM
That's how you get ants!
 
2013-03-30 09:27:09 PM
What I remember about it was being about 13 (I think...), and it was pretty darn boring.

However, it was entertaining, none the less. Was sitting there considering bailing and wandering the town, returning just before the end of the movie so the folks could pick me up, not knowing that I'd spent the time catting around.

But then, I noticed that way down in front was John, a distant cousin, and behind me were some town kids I didn't like so much from school, and they were cutting up. And they were throwing red hots and 'good n plenty' or some sort of hard candy at each other.

John is large. And hirsute. And short tempered. Sort of like Crenshaw from Boggy Creek II, only mean if you pissed him off. And it looked like ol' John was really ENJOYING Phase IV.

So, I bought some good n plenty, because it throws better than red hots, and started pelting John in the head with it every time the guys behind me started laughing. Eventually, he went ballistic, jumped up and started screaming about going to kill the little shiats behind him and came lumbering up the aisle with murder in his eye. The townies took off screaming and I slid to the floor so he couldn't see me. Ah, youth.
 
2013-03-30 10:10:36 PM
I remember seeing that movie on TV when I was a kid.  Not sure if it was a random movie on the Sci-Fi channel or if it was on MST3K.  I don't remember much about it, other than it being in the desert and at the end the ants were talking to them and trying to kill them.
 
2013-03-31 09:10:43 AM
I also saw it on TV way back.  I think it was a made-for-TV movie, and if not it sure seemed like it.  Occasionally I've caught reruns.  Wasn't a bad movie, just slow.

/ ant heat-ray revenge
 
2013-03-31 09:50:03 PM
Nothing rerun that often in the 1980s on local TV channels counts as obscure. I must have seen it four times or so. That, and "Day Of The Dolphin". And that awesome thing with the ocean liner that sank 40 years ago and there were still people living on it. And that weird thing with the giant turtle -- no, not Gamera, this was American or Canadian or something and there were ghosts. And a giant turtle. In the Bermuda Triangle, I think.
 
2013-04-01 09:28:23 AM
Empire of the Ants....more bad cinema on display.  Speaking of "on display"...nice grapes.
 
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2013-04-01 07:21:17 PM

exparrot: I liked the movie where they had to drive the vw covered in killer bees into the superdome and then lower the temperature to put the bees to sleep.
ABC movies of the week FTW.


Holy crap, that was actually a movie!?

I... I thought that was just a dream that I had when I was a kid.
 
2013-04-03 06:06:59 AM

scalpod: I've seen and made at least a half dozen Phase IV references myself over the years, so no, it's not obscure.

When are you dumb Farkers going to wake up and realize nothing is obscure on Fark.

NOTHING


And where your head is was NOTHING!
 
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