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well done pic number 5 identified just pic 4 to go.
and as a hint it is an object not a spaceship or an animal..
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pic 4 from Godzilla? eh.

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no. also not Japenese...
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Re no. 4, I vaguely remember seeing a film at an SF convention which had weapons grown biologically out of bone and other materials, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was. Something like that?

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Nite Owl wrote:
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The Day of the Triffids, a novel by ‎John Wyndham, or the 1962 film of the same name, classics both.
Umm, the triffids weren't aliens, as I recall. Strongly bred (and this was before the understanding of the structure of DNA) by human scientists in, as I recall Siberia, and then shipped around the world as some sort of feedstock plant.
There was a comet which blinded people, and the triffids took advantage of that. But the comet didn't land and disgorge triffids.
Unless my memory of the book is totally bowdlerised.
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Re no. 4, I vaguely remember seeing a film at an SF convention which had weapons grown biologically out of bone and other materials, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was. Something like that?
yes it is a weapon but also used as a tool by its deadly user....
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RockDoctor wrote:
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Nite Owl wrote:
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The Day of the Triffids, a novel by ‎John Wyndham, or the 1962 film of the same name, classics both.
Umm, the triffids weren't aliens, as I recall. Strongly bred (and this was before the understanding of the structure of DNA) by human scientists in, as I recall Siberia, and then shipped around the world as some sort of feedstock plant.
There was a comet which blinded people, and the triffids took advantage of that. But the comet didn't land and disgorge triffids.
Unless my memory of the book is totally bowdlerised.
You're right - but it's a bit late now, we've moved on to the next question! Have a late meaningless bonus point anyway!

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Ok, my last guess on number 4, stargate SG1? :?:

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no, not any if the stargate franchise...

another clue... it is attached to the owner by an extendable and retractable wire/rope/lanyard not sure what to call it...
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Re: Triffids

Okay - Okay - Standing corrected on all counts. Let us splash on some cool sea water and allow this to melt away.
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ffutures wrote:
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You're right - but it's a bit late now, we've moved on to the next question! Have a late meaningless bonus point anyway!
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Re no. 4 - something from Farscape? Maybe something a ship grows for Crichton or another character?

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not farscape universe
ok another hint this show came out a couple of years before Farscape and out lived it but not by much,,,,
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ok another clue...
its quite a handy size....
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crickets??

ok another clue...
its dead owner used it as both a weapon and a tool.
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