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Was really hesitant to watch Shrieker Island after Tremors 5 and 6, but after watching it, I do think it's a nice step above those movies. It's not without flaws, and the acting is definitely pretty hit or miss, but overall, not too bad at all imo.
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Haven't seen any of the films, but I hope to next year.

On personal notes:
1. My headcanon is the graboids are magical in nature, being Anaye, a type of demon from Navajo mythology; it would help explain why there's none of them in the fossil record while still being present by the time of the old west.

1.5 Related to the above, its given me two separate ideas for spinoffs. The first is Tremors: Earthmaster, a soft reboot/prequel about a young navajo man who rides on a graboid to fight other monsters in the Pre-Columbian age.

The other is an animated series akin to Godzilla: The Series. I'm surprised Universal never thought to make one in the 9's when cheap cartoon adaptations of films were all the rage.
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Is Tremors sold out already!? I'm gonna be awfully peeved if it is. Would have grabbed it as soon as it came out but was told not to buy any blurays or DVDs till after Christmas.
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Al Diplodocus wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:58 am Haven't seen any of the films, but I hope to next year.

On personal notes:
1. My headcanon is the graboids are magical in nature, being Anaye, a type of demon from Navajo mythology; it would help explain why there's none of them in the fossil record while still being present by the time of the old west.

1.5 Related to the above, its given me two separate ideas for spinoffs. The first is Tremors: Earthmaster, a soft reboot/prequel about a young navajo man who rides on a graboid to fight other monsters in the Pre-Columbian age.

The other is an animated series akin to Godzilla: The Series. I'm surprised Universal never thought to make one in the 9's when cheap cartoon adaptations of films were all the rage.
In the films graboid fossils are found dating to the pre-Cambrian era
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Vakanai wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:26 pmIn the films graboid fossils are found dating to the pre-Cambrian era
I know that. But wasn't this disconfirmed by the TV serries as being misidentified? Besides, the writers felt that any answer given would be cliche and would be used in other monster movies before, and they felt it was unlikely the normal residents of a small town would be able to determine the answer themselves anyway.
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Al Diplodocus wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:41 pm
Vakanai wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:26 pmIn the films graboid fossils are found dating to the pre-Cambrian era
I know that. But wasn't this disconfirmed by the TV serries as being misidentified? Besides, the writers felt that any answer given would be cliche and would be used in other monster movies before, and they felt it was unlikely the normal residents of a small town would be able to determine the answer themselves anyway.
Arguably the later movies disconfirmed the tv series mostly if not entirely, with Burt still calling them pre-Cambrian in the last most recent one. Plus I haven't see the tv series for years so can't comment on if it did. As for the writers not wanting to give the monsters a known origin, I can only say I know that's been mentioned for the first movie, but don't know how they felt about it being revealed in the sequel.
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Vakanai wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:56 pm
Al Diplodocus wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:41 pm
Vakanai wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:26 pmIn the films graboid fossils are found dating to the pre-Cambrian era
I know that. But wasn't this disconfirmed by the TV serries as being misidentified? Besides, the writers felt that any answer given would be cliche and would be used in other monster movies before, and they felt it was unlikely the normal residents of a small town would be able to determine the answer themselves anyway.
Arguably the later movies disconfirmed the tv series mostly if not entirely, with Burt still calling them pre-Cambrian in the last most recent one. Plus I haven't see the tv series for years so can't comment on if it did. As for the writers not wanting to give the monsters a known origin, I can only say I know that's been mentioned for the first movie, but don't know how they felt about it being revealed in the sequel.
You should get the TV series on DVD if you can. For one thing, the 13 episodes are in order of occurrence instead of the messed-up broadcast order they were first shown in, so if you watch it that way, it'll make sense for once.
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mikelcho wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:52 pm
Vakanai wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:56 pm
Al Diplodocus wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:41 pm I know that. But wasn't this disconfirmed by the TV serries as being misidentified? Besides, the writers felt that any answer given would be cliche and would be used in other monster movies before, and they felt it was unlikely the normal residents of a small town would be able to determine the answer themselves anyway.
Arguably the later movies disconfirmed the tv series mostly if not entirely, with Burt still calling them pre-Cambrian in the last most recent one. Plus I haven't see the tv series for years so can't comment on if it did. As for the writers not wanting to give the monsters a known origin, I can only say I know that's been mentioned for the first movie, but don't know how they felt about it being revealed in the sequel.
You should get the TV series on DVD if you can. For one thing, the 13 episodes are in order of occurrence instead of the messed-up broadcast order they were first shown in, so if you watch it that way, it'll make sense for once.
I do have it on dvd - that's how I watched it...just haven't rewatched it sense.
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Vakanai wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:58 am
mikelcho wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:52 pm
Vakanai wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:56 pm

Arguably the later movies disconfirmed the tv series mostly if not entirely, with Burt still calling them pre-Cambrian in the last most recent one. Plus I haven't see the tv series for years so can't comment on if it did. As for the writers not wanting to give the monsters a known origin, I can only say I know that's been mentioned for the first movie, but don't know how they felt about it being revealed in the sequel.
You should get the TV series on DVD if you can. For one thing, the 13 episodes are in order of occurrence instead of the messed-up broadcast order they were first shown in, so if you watch it that way, it'll make sense for once.
I do have it on dvd - that's how I watched it...just haven't rewatched it sense.
Okay, I didn't know that.

That's interesting, though, that, according to what you've told me, after Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (am I right here?), the TV series is seemingly and mostly dropped from the storyline altogether (again, am I right here?).
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Tremors: 7-Film Collection is in stores now and probably has been for a while.

I hope to get it soon so I can replace the last collection I got.
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mikelcho wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:55 am

That's interesting, though, that, according to what you've told me, after Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (am I right here?), the TV series is seemingly and mostly dropped from the storyline altogether (again, am I right here?).
The series has nothing to do with the films 5-7. The only connection to the films I can recall is the episode with the assblaster that got caught and sold in Tremors 3.
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The series is the last thing done by the original creative team. Bloodlines on is an entirely new group of people. That said I wouldn't be surprised if they dropped a few things established in the series. Honestly wish Mixmaster would make a comeback. Would help to develop more varied storytelling ideas.
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Ah Tremors is a masterpiece as far as I am concerned. Two thumbs up.
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