History Film / Screamers

3rd Feb '17 6:26:39 PM Kalaong
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* AdaptationDistillation: The original short story takes place on a [[ApocalypseHow post-apocalyptic earth]] with an [[WorldWarIII escalated cold war]] being the backstory. The movie replaces this with a colony world run by {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s. The story itself is largely unchanged. [[spoiler: Except for a drastic change to the ending.]]

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* AdaptationDistillation: The original short story takes place on a [[ApocalypseHow post-apocalyptic earth]] with an [[WorldWarIII escalated cold war]] being the backstory. The movie replaces this with a colony world run by {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s. The story itself is largely unchanged. Even the endings have similarities;
**In "Second Variety",
[[spoiler: Except for it's a drastic change to BittersweetEnding; the ending."claws", having [[MechanicalEvolution evolved]] enough that TheyLookLikeUsNow, manage to smuggle one of their number onto a space transport so they can wipe out what's left of humanity - the catch is that part of what made them convincing was that they were capable of [[ApeShallNeverKillApe killing other claws]], which leaves the protagonist grimly satisfied; humanity is finished, but the screamers will kill themselves off in the same manner, as they are NotSoDifferent.]]
**In ''Screamers'', [[spoiler:it's ZigZagged. The Type V screamers have evolved so that they can "smile, cry, bleed, fuck" - which enables the a Type V-Jessica to come within moments of hijacking the space transport to Earth. However, Jessica has become human enough to not want to kill humans anymore, and sacrifices herself to save Hendrickson from one of her duplicates. Averted in that it turns out the ''teddy bears'' carried by Type III's are ''also'' screamers, and Hendrickson brought one onto the transport...
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* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler: Jessica is a screamer, but she defends Hendrickson from ''another'' Jessica, to allow him to escape to Earth.]]

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* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler: Jessica is a screamer, but she defends Hendrickson from ''another'' Jessica, to allow him to escape to Earth.]]Earth]].



* DangerTakesABackseat: [[spoiler:The film ends with a shot of a doll in the back of the one-man spacecraft used by the protagonist to escape the planet. The doll is the type previously seen carried by the CreepyChild KillerRobot. Just before the movie ends we see the doll start to move of its own accord.]]

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* DangerTakesABackseat: [[spoiler:The film ends with a shot of a doll teddy bear in the back of the one-man spacecraft used by the protagonist to escape the planet. The doll teddy bear is the type previously seen carried by the CreepyChild KillerRobot. Just before the movie ends we see the doll teddy bear start to move of its own accord.]]
28th Jan '17 1:19:25 PM Xtifr
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''Screamers'' is a 1995 SciFiHorror film based off of the Creator/PhilipKDick story ''Second Variety''.

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''Screamers'' is a 1995 SciFiHorror film based off of the Creator/PhilipKDick story ''Second Variety''.
"Second Variety".
24th Jul '16 9:20:27 AM JackG
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** Before attacking, the Type [=IIIs=], which resemble young boys, open their mouths to reveal several nested rows of mechanical razor-sharp teeth.

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** Before attacking, the Type [=IIIs=], which resemble young boys, open their mouths to reveal [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily several nested rows of mechanical razor-sharp teeth.teeth]].
24th Jul '16 9:19:18 AM JackG
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* DeliberatelyCuteChild: The Type III is designed to play on a soldier's sympathy, so he'll take it into a sealed bunker.
10th Mar '16 3:57:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* RoboticReveal: Happens to the humanoid Screamers. ExaggeratedTrope; there are so many new generations that the protagonist eventually has trouble believing that anyone besides him is even human. In fact, [[spoiler:he visits the enemy camp (dwindled down to three remaining soldiers) and the soldier who is killed under suspicion of being a Screamer turns out to be the only one who ''wasn't'' a robot.]]

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* RoboticReveal: Happens to the The humanoid Screamers. ExaggeratedTrope; there Screamers successfully infiltrate human camps before they're revealed. There are so many new generations that the protagonist eventually has trouble believing that [[ExaggeratedTrope anyone besides him is even human. human]]. In fact, [[spoiler:he he visits the enemy camp (dwindled down to three remaining soldiers) and the [[spoiler:the soldier who is killed under suspicion of being a Screamer turns out to be the only one of the three who ''wasn't'' a robot.]]
9th Nov '15 12:42:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* CruelTwistEnding: [[spoiler:The last survivor escapes the planet after a number of horrifying revelations (and gruesome deaths) and falls asleep, safe at last... turns out, the teddy bear he kept as a souvenir is also a Screamer.]]


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* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler:The last survivor escapes the planet after a number of horrifying revelations (and gruesome deaths) and falls asleep, safe at last... turns out, the teddy bear he kept as a souvenir is also a Screamer.]]
17th Jun '15 4:05:43 AM Morgenthaler
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''Screamers'' is a 1995 Sci-Fi/Horror film based off of the Creator/PhilipKDick story ''Second Variety''.

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''Screamers'' is a 1995 Sci-Fi/Horror SciFiHorror film based off of the Creator/PhilipKDick story ''Second Variety''.
11th Jun '15 7:30:13 PM Morgenthaler
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29th Apr '15 10:08:14 AM Black_Diesel
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29th Apr '15 10:07:35 AM Black_Diesel
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