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Oct 28 2011

Friday Cephalopod: Poised to star in the next Hollywood SFX blockbuster

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  1. 1
    ChasCPeterson

    Why, it’s the dual clenched-tentacle salute!

  2. 2
    Aliasalpha

    I thought it was fighting with the ancient art of wire-fu

  3. 3
    razzlefrog

    Or cephalopod porn. Look at them legs.

  4. 4
    Holytape

    I, for one, welcome our new kung-fu-grip-space-octopus overlords.

  5. 5
    Nangleator

    Obviously a green screen shot. The CG helicopter will be comped in later. This scene involves the hero rescuing his love interest from the baddy with the harpoon gun.

  6. 6
    Snowshoe the Canuck

    Much cuter than my neighbour’s cat.

  7. 7
    Chuck C

    A green screen? I bet he uses a teleprompter, too. What a fake.

  8. 8
    The Ys

    That’s not a green screen! This cephalopod can fly and had its pic taken against this backdrop!

  9. 9
    Zugswang

    Oh, Otto, you crazy!

  10. 10
    Anthony K

    Can you hear it screaming “Khan!” as it shakes its tentacles at the surface?

  11. 11
    Dhorvath, OM

    Chas,
    I was thinking similar, but I can’t quite tell: is there a third tentacle end up there too?

  12. 12
    Glen Davidson

    Yay, it’s Thing:

    For example, researchers who cut off an octopus’s arm (which the octopus can regrow) discovered that not only does the arm crawl away on its own, but if the arm meets a food item, it seizes it—and tries to pass it to where the mouth would be if the arm were still connected to its body.

    On the other hand, it would seem likely to greatly complicate any weight-loss plan.

    Glen Davidson

  13. 13
    Quincyme

    I’ve seen enough hentai…yadayadayada

  14. 14
    billygutter01

    Anyone else hearing Bert Lahr?

    “Put ‘em up… I could beat ya’ with most of my tentacles behind my back!”

  15. 15
    Katalina

    I was thinking Adam from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. And I am God! HAHAHA! (Or anyone else who wants to reach out and zap him to life.)

  16. 16
    Sisu

    Anyone else hearing Bert Lahr?

    “Put ‘em up… I could beat ya’ with most of my tentacles behind my back!”

    YES! That’s exactly what I thought of.

  17. 17
    'Tis Himself

    Aw, he’s so cute. I’m want to love him and hug him and pet him and call him George.

  18. 18
    Richard Smith

    Brownian (#10):

    CONCH!!!!!

  19. 19
    billygutter01

    CONCH!!!!!

    Is it too early to declare the thread won?

  20. 20
    feralboy12

    Anyone else hearing Bert Lahr?

    All I hear is Tchaikovsky.

    Aw, he’s so cute. I’m want to love him and hug him and pet him and call him George.

    What do you do if he misbehaves? There’s no fur to rub the wrong way.

  21. 21
    Sean Boyd

    First thing I thought of was the cinematic wonder Sharktopus. Maybe he can be in the sequel.

  22. 22
    anarchic teapot

    I was on the point of posting this pic on my own blog, but clearly I was right to check here first. I think this is from the storyboard for that film.

    http://twitpic.com/776zso

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    Bob Carroll

    Looks a lot like Homer Simpson.

  25. 25
    Aeolus13

    I was wondering when this article would show up here :)

  26. 26
    RealityBasedSteve

    All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up

    Steve

  27. 27
    ChasCPeterson

    is there a third tentacle end up there too?

    hmmm.
    I think you’re right.

    Well, only 2 of them are clenched.

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