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  • Tabasco 27 Apr 2011 18:31:36 5,791 posts
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    This is a long shot and I can only remember the following -

    Film about a meteor (that has alien creatures that I think are crab-like inside) that crashes and are taking to a secret gov run lab of some sort. Guy (who I thought was Sam Neill, but after looking through IMDB, looks like it isn't) running the tests and experiments towards the end of the film, takes them home.

    Might be a TV film.

    I vividly remember the weird castle-like structures the crab things build in the sand within the enclosures that contain them.

    I cannot remember why the guy takes them home, maybe the experiment was terminated or something, but he does steal them from the lab...

    Anyway, does this crap rings any bells? Cheers!
  • localnotail 27 Apr 2011 18:36:32 23,084 posts
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    Evolution?
  • monkehhh 27 Apr 2011 18:38:45 3,910 posts
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    Sounds like an episode of The Outer Limits - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandkings
  • Dante_Cubit 27 Apr 2011 18:38:56 1,964 posts
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    The Piano?
  • localnotail 27 Apr 2011 18:40:11 23,084 posts
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    monkehhh wrote:

    Sounds like an episode of The Outer Limits - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandkings

    Oh, good call. Bad band.
  • Tabasco 27 Apr 2011 18:41:02 5,791 posts
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    monkehhh wrote:
    Sounds like an episode of The Outer Limits - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandkings

    Holy shit that was fast :oD

    Spot on that man. Thanks very much.

    Beau Bridges NOT Sam Neill..hehe...
  • mrpon 27 Apr 2011 18:41:07 30,598 posts
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    http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/movie/pid/5436993/a/Attack+Of+The+Crab+Monsters.htm
  • BinaryBob101 27 Apr 2011 18:41:08 25,721 posts
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    Is it Enemy Mine?

    I'm pretty sure it's Enemy Mine.
  • monkehhh 27 Apr 2011 18:42:29 3,910 posts
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    Tabasco wrote:
    monkehhh wrote:
    Sounds like an episode of The Outer Limits - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandkings

    Holy shit that was fast :oD

    Spot on that man. Thanks very much.

    Beau Bridges NOT Sam Neill..hehe...
    Hah :) It's the one episode of The Outer Limits I watched, or that I remember anyway!
  • Tabasco 27 Apr 2011 18:45:21 5,791 posts
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    Didn't realise that The Outer Limits went to 7 seasons with 154 episodes! Having a quick read, the Sand Kings was the first ever episode and ran to 92 minutes as a double bill.

    Might need to see if I can find the seasons somewhere...
  • BinaryBob101 27 Apr 2011 18:47:13 25,721 posts
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    It's never fucking Enemy Mine.

    NEVER.
  • FWB 27 Apr 2011 18:47:22 48,554 posts
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    I remember that episode. It's the one that got me into the Outer Limits. Good stuff.

    EDIT: Ahh of course it got me into them... it was the first episode. Doh. Anyway, it was rather good. Anyone got a stream for it online?
  • Tabasco 27 Apr 2011 18:49:00 5,791 posts
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    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    It's never fucking Enemy Mine.

    NEVER.
    :oD
  • monkehhh 27 Apr 2011 18:53:06 3,910 posts
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    It was a great starting episode for sure, the things making stuff in sand was cool.. don't they make an image of his face at some point?
  • Midian 27 Apr 2011 18:55:57 93 posts
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    TV show - The Outer Limits - the episode is called something like "The Sandkings" (the little crab things are called Sandkings I think)

    DOH! teach me to open lots of tabs and not refresh before replying :p
  • Tabasco 27 Apr 2011 19:07:18 5,791 posts
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    Monk- Yep they sure do. From the Wiki it says that they are from Mars.

    Midian - Thanks anyway ;o)

    Doesn't seem to be too easy to pick up the seasons on DVD, at least on Amazon and the like.
  • monkehhh 27 Apr 2011 19:13:01 3,910 posts
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    Nice to know this stuck with everyone else, thought I was the only one :)
  • Whizzo 27 Apr 2011 19:18:34 43,952 posts
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    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    It's never Lupus.

    NEVER.
    /Housed
  • craigy Staff 27 Apr 2011 19:34:04 8,177 posts
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    I'm with BinaryBob; it's Enemy Mine.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 27 Apr 2011 19:38:02 17,036 posts
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    Ghostbusters 2?
  • FWB 28 Apr 2011 00:43:33 48,554 posts
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    Managed to find a nice.. ahem.. source for the Outer Limits online and watched that first episode again. Some laughable puppetry going on in parts. Not as great as I remember it, but not awful.
  • Genji 28 Apr 2011 02:30:52 19,682 posts
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    Mine Enemy?
  • Gambit1977 28 Apr 2011 05:23:15 10,389 posts
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    I watched Enemy Mine the other day, having not watched it in over 20 years.

    It was shit.
  • coolbritannia 2 May 2011 02:24:21 1,334 posts
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    Got four films I need help with, the first one is about this future war where one of our pilots get shot down with an enemy alien pilot and they become friends, at Tanagra, or something.

    The second one is really, really old school. It's an old kids movie they showed at our school cinema nights, and it involved these little silver balls that could melt and reform T-1000 style, dodgy production values and may have been made in the '70's.

    The third one all I can remember is this family on a beach, and the hot evil boss woman on a giant TV screen threatening them or something, it's on another world, or a future Earth I think.

    The last one is another dodgy late 70's/early 80's thing, another kids show or movie I think, my only real memory is a ball of alien 'flesh' rolling down a silvery corridor chasing the kids.

    I just realised how all these could be supressed memories of child abuse. Hmm.
  • NimbleMinx 2 May 2011 11:47:53 85 posts
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    The second one is really, really old school. It's an old kids movie they showed at our school cinema nights, and it involved these little silver balls that could melt and reform T-1000 style, dodgy production values and may have been made in the '70's.

    Ooo I think I know this one!

    is it.... http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0192075/ .... Glitterball!?
  • coolbritannia 2 May 2011 12:17:14 1,334 posts
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    Holy shit, thank you Nimbleminx, that's sterling work!
  • coolbritannia 2 May 2011 12:30:57 1,334 posts
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    Glitterball is on youtube!
  • craigy Staff 2 May 2011 18:47:07 8,177 posts
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    I have one for you!

    What's the name of the movie where the guy is shrunk down and gets injected inside someone elses body?

    I think there might be a baddy who's also in there at the same time.

    Heeellp!
  • nickthegun 2 May 2011 18:49:00 64,331 posts
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    Innerspace.

    Jack putter machine: zero defects
  • coolbritannia 2 May 2011 18:50:54 1,334 posts
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    Or fantastic voyage, but way more likely to be innerspace.
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