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Old 26th June 2016, 05:36 AM   #333585  /  #51
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Old 26th June 2016, 07:11 AM   #333589  /  #52
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Old 26th June 2016, 07:18 AM   #333590  /  #53
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the kitchen hand and the [insert nomenclature for that fancy equestrian gait, here] are just amazing
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Old 26th June 2016, 03:41 PM   #333621  /  #54
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Old 27th June 2016, 02:23 PM   #333748  /  #55
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Imagine a few hundred of those things, plus a couple of hundred more aerial drones, remote controlled by an awaks to act as a swarm, armed, with rapid targeting and combatant/civilian identification, coming at your front line at full pelt.
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Old 27th June 2016, 02:25 PM   #333749  /  #56
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Old 27th June 2016, 03:29 PM   #333752  /  #57
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Imagine a few hundred of those things, plus a couple of hundred more aerial drones, remote controlled by an awaks to act as a swarm, armed, with rapid targeting and combatant/civilian identification, coming at your front line at full pelt.
You know how once in a while a dream gets filed to long term memory instead of being trashed 2 min. after waking?

When I was 13 or 14, so mid 1960s, I had one of those dreams. In it, dozens and dozens of medium dog-size tanks with grasping arm turrets instead of guns invaded and many had entered my home and were rolling up the stair to do what I had no idea, it was just dismayingly scary. So your suggestion just triggered that dream memory again.
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Old 27th June 2016, 03:55 PM   #333756  /  #58
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Old 27th June 2016, 06:05 PM   #333770  /  #59
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Imagine a few hundred of those things, plus a couple of hundred more aerial drones, remote controlled by an awaks to act as a swarm, armed, with rapid targeting and combatant/civilian identification, coming at your front line at full pelt.
You know how once in a while a dream gets filed to long term memory instead of being trashed 2 min. after waking?

When I was 13 or 14, so mid 1960s, I had one of those dreams. In it, dozens and dozens of medium dog-size tanks with grasping arm turrets instead of guns invaded and many had entered my home and were rolling up the stair to do what I had no idea, it was just dismayingly scary. So your suggestion just triggered that dream memory again.
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Old 27th June 2016, 11:51 PM   #333789  /  #60
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Imagine a few hundred of those things, plus a couple of hundred more aerial drones, remote controlled by an awaks to act as a swarm, armed, with rapid targeting and combatant/civilian identification, coming at your front line at full pelt.
You know how once in a while a dream gets filed to long term memory instead of being trashed 2 min. after waking?

When I was 13 or 14, so mid 1960s, I had one of those dreams. In it, dozens and dozens of medium dog-size tanks with grasping arm turrets instead of guns invaded and many had entered my home and were rolling up the stair to do what I had no idea, it was just dismayingly scary. So your suggestion just triggered that dream memory again.
I seem to have a thing for inadvertently finding my way into your unconscious.
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Old 27th June 2016, 11:58 PM   #333790  /  #61
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Btw. You hadn't watched a sci fi film featuring a creature that looked something like a vary large legless tortoise with a long, vertical neck had you?

That's the best description I've got. Sixties movie, experiment to create a cure for cancer goes tits up. Someone here will know it.
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Old 28th June 2016, 12:17 AM   #333791  /  #62
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Nope. Missed that one.

I've been trying for years to identify a sci-fi movie I watched from hiding when I was eight though. I was supposed to be in bed but watched through the crack in the hall door.

B&W. Set in Arctic/Antarctic. Blizzard happening. Beautiful woman in scanty clothing keeps appearing to couple-three men in a base/research station/idk. Cold doesn't affect her. I don't remember what happened to the men but they became afraid of her and eventually set her up so that she was trapped in a warm room.

She melted.
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Old 28th June 2016, 01:38 AM   #333814  /  #63
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Old 28th June 2016, 02:12 AM   #333827  /  #64
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Believe it. We were living at my grandparents' then, from the living room door was a long hallway that went past the parlour where they used to lay out dead family members, then our room was upstairs from there. Surprised my heart didn't explode during my fast retreat.
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Old 28th June 2016, 02:56 AM   #333833  /  #65
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B&W. Set in Arctic/Antarctic. Blizzard happening. Beautiful woman in scanty clothing keeps appearing to couple-three men in a base/research station/idk. Cold doesn't affect her. I don't remember what happened to the men but they became afraid of her and eventually set her up so that she was trapped in a warm room.

She melted.

Ooh ooh wait I know this one

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Old 28th June 2016, 03:01 AM   #333835  /  #66
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Old 28th June 2016, 05:58 AM   #333853  /  #67
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Good one, but no.
Could it have been "She"? That's the only thing I could find regarding an Ice Queen from before 1960. And in the end she enters the sacred flame and loses her immortality and rapidly grows old and disintegrates.
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Old 28th June 2016, 06:52 AM   #333854  /  #68
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reading about nightmares and long term memory reminded me of a nightmare I hadn't thought of in years.

The dream featured a bronze colored, long, coiling snake-like creature with a sort of tetrahedron shaped head. The triangular face wasn't set at the end of the neck, exactly. The best way I can describe it is to imagine the body as a string and the head as a kite. And the face would be on the back of the kite, opposite the string-side. If it had a mouth, it would have been at the lower point of the triangle-face. The eyes were long and narrow. The face was otherwise featureless. All sorts of stuff happened in the dream that I don't remember any more, and the climax was the revelation that an influential politician was actually this creature. It towered above everything in the streets a la Martian tripods from War of the worlds.

The creature's morphology being not just non-human, but non-vertebrate, non-insect, non-fish, non-terrestrial, freaked me right out.
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Old 28th June 2016, 07:33 AM   #333855  /  #69
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Oh God Boston Dynamics Has Introduced Another Creature to Fuel Your Nightmares!

I'll take my garden variety lions/wolves/spiders nightmares any night
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Old 28th June 2016, 03:00 PM   #333866  /  #70
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Good one, but no.
Could it have been "She"? That's the only thing I could find regarding an Ice Queen from before 1960. And in the end she enters the sacred flame and loses her immortality and rapidly grows old and disintegrates.
No. I'm familiar with that movie. I've searched Wikipedia's sci-fi movies from the 40s and 50s and can't find it. I suppose it's possible it was a TV drama, but I don't think Twilight Zone or Outer Limits had even begun then. It would have been no later than 1959, as we moved to our own house by 1960.

The surviving men had a fan in front of a fire pointing at her and she collapsed and melted to death.
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Old 28th June 2016, 03:01 PM   #333867  /  #71
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reading about nightmares and long term memory reminded me of a nightmare I hadn't thought of in years.

The dream featured a bronze colored, long, coiling snake-like creature with a sort of tetrahedron shaped head. The triangular face wasn't set at the end of the neck, exactly. The best way I can describe it is to imagine the body as a string and the head as a kite. And the face would be on the back of the kite, opposite the string-side. If it had a mouth, it would have been at the lower point of the triangle-face. The eyes were long and narrow. The face was otherwise featureless. All sorts of stuff happened in the dream that I don't remember any more, and the climax was the revelation that an influential politician was actually this creature. It towered above everything in the streets a la Martian tripods from War of the worlds.

The creature's morphology being not just non-human, but non-vertebrate, non-insect, non-fish, non-terrestrial, freaked me right out.
That's the kind of nightmare that started prehistoric religions, I'd bet.
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Old 29th June 2016, 12:05 AM   #333916  /  #72
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Old 29th June 2016, 04:25 AM   #333994  /  #73
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Old 29th June 2016, 04:28 AM   #333995  /  #74
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Good one, but no.
Could it have been "She"? That's the only thing I could find regarding an Ice Queen from before 1960. And in the end she enters the sacred flame and loses her immortality and rapidly grows old and disintegrates.
No. I'm familiar with that movie. I've searched Wikipedia's sci-fi movies from the 40s and 50s and can't find it. I suppose it's possible it was a TV drama, but I don't think Twilight Zone or Outer Limits had even begun then. It would have been no later than 1959, as we moved to our own house by 1960.

The surviving men had a fan in front of a fire pointing at her and she collapsed and melted to death.
Hitchcock? Google says Twilight Zone was on by then.
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