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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

How many films, shows or novels have you come across with that specific theme (a mechanical Alien prop/Robot made in order to deceive locals)?

1) What sort of creature was it? What did it look like?

2) Did the ploy work? What could have made it successful?

3) Most importantly … would that premise make a worthwhile game setting?

Bonus Question:
What was the name of a Disney 60s(?) film with young kids making a fake fire breathing (Alien?) creature that floated on top of a barge or raft, to scare the locals off from visiting a lake?

Dan
PS. I think this picture is by Ed Emshwiller:

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haywire21 May 2018 9:47 a.m. PST

Not a robot, but to extreme extents…

Outer Limits Architect of Fear

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The Watchmen comics

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X-Files

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TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2018 11:54 a.m. PST

Ah, Robert Culp. Also, Demon with the Glass Hand.

All was not as it seemed…

Doug

Zephyr121 May 2018 3:11 p.m. PST

"Bonus Question:
What was the name of a Disney 60s(?) film with young kids making a fake fire breathing (Alien?) creature that floated on top of a barge or raft, to scare the locals off from visiting a lake?"

Don't recall anything Disney, but I believe there was a Wild Wild West episode that had that.

Daithi the Black21 May 2018 3:40 p.m. PST

That was the plot to the original "The Watchmen" comics.

Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2018 7:55 p.m. PST

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…And they would have gotten away with it, if not for those meddling kids.

Ron

Dennis Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2018 8:54 p.m. PST

The cover of the issue of Galaxy is credited to Emsh on the table of contents, so Dan for the win.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2018 12:30 p.m. PST

Also, his initials are on the computer, right next to the purple head that sits on the left side of the table.

Dan

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