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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:55 am 
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I mentioned this in my Review but nobody picked up on it.

What do people think of the Glyphs/Symbols etched onto backside of the Tripods?
Wells never mentions a Martian Language. Having symbols in a simmilar fashion to our own, makes them less alien. Out of all the things I don't like about the movie this bugs me the most. I just don't know why they felt the need to write on the sides of the FMs.

They did it with the updated Daleks in the new Doctor Who series. Gave them little alien symbols in a horizontal line. They even look the same as the tripod ones.

Cliched alien symbols stink.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:18 pm 
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I didn't notice those :-s . on the tripods I mean, the ones on the Daleks just say "THIS WAY UP" and "DO NOT USE THIS UNIT ON THE STAIRS". :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:28 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Sure its not salt and pepper?

When Ray is in the Basket, you can see the glyphs behind him on the machine. They are horizontal.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:59 pm 
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Loz wrote:
Sure its not salt and pepper?

=D> :lol:
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When Ray is in the Basket, you can see the glyphs behind him on the machine. They are horizontal.

I'll have to look out for those :-s


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:08 am 
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Things `Martians`would write on the back of a tripod...


"My other Walker`s a tempest."

"We break fo no one."

"If you can read this, you`re about about to be eaten."

"My kid torched your honour student."

"How`s my driving? Call 555-5277"


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:22 am 
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=D> =D> :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:31 am 
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:D :lol: :lol: :lol: =D> =D> =D> =D> :D


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excellent work :D

I have to say I didn't notice them though, anyone have a picture?


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Cool!!!! :D :D :D :D =D> =D> =D>


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Over on the main site their is a poster with them on.


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Loz wrote:
Over on the main site their is a poster with them on.

I found them, it looks like someone's been playing with different symbols on their keyboard :?


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It could say - Caution Bud on Board!

And you'd have to have read the book to get that one.


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Good one, Loz! :a103:

How about this one, just above a basket:

"If you can read this, human, then you've just been captured."


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Loz wrote:
It could say - Caution Bud on Board!

And you'd have to have read the book to get that one.

Yes, I got it :roll: [-(


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You would say that. care to explain to those who haven't or have but have forgotten?


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Loz wrote:
You would say that. care to explain to those who haven't or have but have forgotten?

:roll: Certainly. This is a play on words "Bud on board" is like the human "Baby on board" car sticker, but as the Martians do not give birth to live young, they bud-off like plants and lower animal life forms. 8)


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=D>

You can't imagine Speilbergs Aliens budding off can you? Not Alien enough.


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