History YMMV / Tremors

20th Oct '15 9:54:22 PM greensquid22
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** Averted in the fifth movie, the CGI is fantastic and its almost impossible to believe it's from a straight to dvd movie.
19th Oct '15 7:36:25 AM TrollMan
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* ItWasHisSled: The eel-like snake things are the graboids' tongues, the actual animal is rather large.
23rd Feb '15 2:01:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* CrazyAwesome: The Ass Blasters fly by essentially ''farting'' out combustible chemicals, creating an explosion that shoots them into the air, and from there they open their wings and start gliding.

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!!Entire franchise:

* CrazyAwesome: CrazyAwesome:
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The Ass Blasters fly by essentially ''farting'' out combustible chemicals, creating an explosion that shoots them into the air, and from there they open their wings and start gliding.



** Messerschmitt's escape from 'Sigmund and Ray' on the TV episode "Blast from the Past", during which the ass-blaster devoured two of his keepers, comes across as a lot more morbid after Roy Horn, of the ''actual'' Siegfried and Roy, suffered a career-ending mauling by the stage-magic duo's white tiger Mantecore. The gruesome on-stage accident took place six months after the episode's airdate.
* HellIsThatNoise: In ''Aftershocks'', that wailing noise a Graboid makes before the Shriekers emerge.
** For that mater, the sound that the Shriekers make themselves. Its extremely loud and acts as a dinner bell for the dozens of other Shriekers nearby.
* HilariousInHindsight: Ever wonder what the full name of "Desert Jack" from Tremors 3 was? The titles reveal it's [[{{Series/Lost}} Jack Sawyer]].

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** Messerschmitt's escape from 'Sigmund and Ray' on the TV episode "Blast from the Past", during which the ass-blaster devoured two of his keepers, comes across as a lot more morbid after Roy Horn, of the ''actual'' Siegfried and Roy, suffered a career-ending mauling by the stage-magic duo's white tiger Mantecore. The gruesome on-stage accident took place six months after the episode's airdate.
* HellIsThatNoise: In ''Aftershocks'', that wailing noise a Graboid makes before the Shriekers emerge.
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emerge. For that mater, the sound that the Shriekers make themselves. Its extremely loud and acts as a dinner bell for the dozens of other Shriekers nearby.
* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Ever wonder what the full name of "Desert Jack" from Tremors 3 was? The titles reveal it's [[{{Series/Lost}} Jack Sawyer]].



* IAmNotShazam: The monsters are called Graboids, not Tremors. Lampshaded in the third movie.
** The film title refers to the tremors, miniature earthquakes, caused by the monsters tunneling through the ground near the seismic sensors. Blame PopCulturalOsmosisFailure for people thinking the monsters were called Tremors.

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* IAmNotShazam: The monsters are called Graboids, not Tremors. Lampshaded in the third movie.
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movie. The film title refers to the tremors, miniature earthquakes, caused by the monsters tunneling through the ground near the seismic sensors. Blame PopCulturalOsmosisFailure for people thinking the monsters were called Tremors.



* MisBlamed: The TV series often gets the blame for the cancellation of ''{{Series/Farscape}}'', which earned it a great deal of backlash. However, the series was actually picked up two months before the Sci-Fi Channel's decision to cancel ''Farscape'' (which at the time had a contractual obligation for a fifth season). In fact, ''Tremors'' was originally set to premiere in January 2002 (alongside the final half ''Farscape'''s fourth season), but was delayed to that summer months after ''Farscape'' concluded in March due to special effects delays.



* {{Sequelitis}}: An interesting case. The first movie was basically a semi-BlackComedy with Creator/KevinBacon. Not having to pay Bacon's salary meant the second could afford ''lots'' more StuffBlowingUp. The third is notable for reassembling the entire (surviving) supporting cast of the first, with no characters PutOnABus.
** Each movie has its own style. The first two are (relatively) serious monster movies with a healthy dose of comedy, the third puts more focus on comedy than seriousness, and the fourth is more serious than the first two with very little comedy.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: An interesting case. The first movie was basically a semi-BlackComedy with Creator/KevinBacon. Not having to pay Bacon's salary meant the second could afford ''lots'' more StuffBlowingUp. The third is notable for reassembling the entire (surviving) supporting cast of the first, with no characters PutOnABus.
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PutOnABus. Each movie has its own style. The first two are (relatively) serious monster movies with a healthy dose of comedy, the third puts more focus on comedy than seriousness, and the fourth is more serious than the first two with very little comedy.



** Slightly averted with the second film, which only used (mostly decent) CGI for more active moments with the Shriekers, using animatronics otherwise.

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** Slightly averted with
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* HarsherInHindsight: Messerschmitt's escape from 'Sigmund and Ray' in "Blast from
the second film, Past", during which only used (mostly decent) CGI for the ass-blaster devoured two of his keepers, comes across as a lot more active moments with morbid after Roy Horn, of the Shriekers, using animatronics otherwise. ''actual'' Siegfried and Roy, suffered a career-ending mauling by the stage-magic duo's white tiger Mantecore. The gruesome on-stage accident took place six months after the episode's airdate.
* MisBlamed: The TV series often gets the blame for the cancellation of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', which earned it a great deal of backlash. However, the series was actually picked up two months before the Sci-Fi Channel's decision to cancel ''Farscape'' (which at the time had a contractual obligation for a fifth season). In fact, ''Tremors'' was originally set to premiere in January 2002 (alongside the final half ''Farscape'''s fourth season), but was delayed to that summer months after ''Farscape'' concluded in March due to special effects delays.
23rd Feb '15 1:57:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Happened a lot in the series and the later movies. Primarily the third and fourth, largely due to lower budgets and/or increased use of ConspicuousCG.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Happened a lot in the series and the later movies. Primarily the third and fourth, largely due to lower budgets and/or increased use of ConspicuousCG. budgets.
22nd Feb '15 8:21:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Anybody else feel this way after hearing Burt recount his first encounter with Shriekers?
-->'''Burt:''' Well, I dropped the first wave with semi-auto fire, but they [[ZergRush just kept coming]]. Sheer luck most of them were in front of the truck, so I just popped it into six-wheel and [[CarFu ran 'em down]]. The ones that got on board I handled with a combination of small-arms fire and hand-to-hand techniques.
** Not really - in fact, this troper considers Burt's exposition account as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, since part of the effectiveness of that scene was that we really didn't know what happened to Burt until that point, proving just how freakin' badass he is to have survived.
*** That, and shooting a scene that awesome would've been impossible.
*** Though it would have been interesting to see exactly how one uses "hand-to hand techniques" against shriekers.
22nd Feb '15 8:20:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheOtherDarrin:
** Nancy Sterngood is played by Charolette Stewart for the first and third films, and by Marcia Strassman for the T.V. series.
** Mindy Sterngood is played by Ariana Richards for the first and third films, and by Tinsley Grimes fro the T.V. series.
** Jodi Chan is played by Susan Chuang for Tremors 3, and Lela Lee for the T.V. series.
30th Oct '14 11:04:08 AM SharleeD
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** Messerschmitt's escape from 'Sigmund and Ray' on the TV episode "Blast from the Past", during which the ass-blaster devoured two of his keepers, comes across as a lot more morbid after Roy Horn, of the ''actual'' Sigfried and Roy, suffered a career-ending mauling by the stage-magic duo's white tiger Mantecore. The gruesome on-stage accident took place six months after the episode's airdate.

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** Messerschmitt's escape from 'Sigmund and Ray' on the TV episode "Blast from the Past", during which the ass-blaster devoured two of his keepers, comes across as a lot more morbid after Roy Horn, of the ''actual'' Sigfried Siegfried and Roy, suffered a career-ending mauling by the stage-magic duo's white tiger Mantecore. The gruesome on-stage accident took place six months after the episode's airdate.
30th Oct '14 11:03:44 AM SharleeD
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** Messerschmitt's escape from 'Sigmund and Ray' on the TV episode "Blast from the Past", during which the ass-blaster devoured two of his keepers, comes across as a lot more morbid after Roy Horn, of the ''actual'' Sigfried and Roy, suffered a career-ending mauling by the stage-magic duo's white tiger Mantecore. The gruesome on-stage accident took place six months after the episode's airdate.
26th Oct '14 8:10:45 AM rt2012
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* TheScrappy: Melvin and Grady, both in and out of universe.
23rd Sep '14 1:23:15 AM Malchus
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** Slightly averted with the second film, which only used (mostly decent) CGI for the Shriekers.

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** Slightly averted with the second film, which only used (mostly decent) CGI for more active moments with the Shriekers.Shriekers, using animatronics otherwise.
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