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04 May 2018 @ 10:48 am
Nedry's Cryocan  
So Chris is all anxious for his TV and can't wait. Constantly checking the tracking and website. I know exactly what that's like as I was the same way impatiently waiting for my Jurassic Park Cryocan to arrive. I got it on Wednesday. It was a day off and we waited at home for the mail to arrive. We filmed the unboxing so you get to hear my excitement.


At the end I try to do a reference to Nedry's squeal when he is show one the cryocan works by Dodson. But gosh I don't know how he did that and I can't squeak that high no matter how I tried. We did a few takes and this was the best I could do. What's great is he sounds like a raptor. I wonder if the creators noticed that.


I don't know why this scene is such a fan favorite. I have found many fan recreations of this. Some good some bad. But the amount is funny to me. Even two great techno songs have come out of this both called "We've got Dodson here." That I ripped for my JP playlist. I find this scene fascinating for the exchange between Nedry as an jerk ENTP and Dodson as the stoic ISTJ. You get to see a pinch of emotion in Dodson when he asks how he's going to beat security but that's about it. I also love how Dodson tries to go invisible and folds his hands when Nedry points him out "We've got Dodson here!" I think all introverts do that.

Nedry Steals the Embryos


Here you can see close ups of the vial that Nedry steals and I love the thumping music in this that's just soft enough to cause some tension. You know something bad is going to happen.

So back to my Cryocan. I love it. I am still extremely happy about this. I now have a new goal. I plan to collect more props. I've been focusing so much on the Jeep, but that's a difficult and expensive prop to own. I will get one eventually. I'm tenacious like Ellie. All good INTJ's are. But for now I think I want to own another hand held sized prop like this. I may try to find someone to commission to make me John Hammond's cane. I now own two Park brochures also which are amazing. We're still in the slow process of getting rid of the estate stuff and fixing up our house. Getting rid of our own stuff too we just don't use or need. I hope to get some glass display cases and have one of my living spaces be dedicated to my fave movie of all time.

After having a Jeep and seeing other JP fans that make their own realistic props I have started thinking what is it that drives us and causes us to do this. Other fandoms that have fans like us are Back to the Future and Ghostbusters. I think of it that we were all kids growing up in the 80s and 90s. These movies were so important to us that they just weren't movies they were a way of life for us. They were constantly in our heads when we weren't watching them and we had many of the toys. And many of the toys were disappointing as they did not look like the movie counterparts. So we grew up and many of these kids became wood workers, metal workers, engineers, scientists etc and still inspired by our fave films. We love them so much we don't just want a fantasy in our heads or a badly made toy. We want to own a part of the real movie so making screen accurate props and vehicles is our way of making the fantasy a reality. It's the closest we can get to having been in that story. I think that's a wonderful thing and like I said in the movie I'm thrilled to own a piece of Jurassic Park.
actipton80actipton80 on May 4th, 2018 08:18 pm (UTC)
I think after watching the clip where Nedry squeaks, the squeak he does is an overtone. Your overtones would be too high to hear. I can't squeak like that either.
Des: Hummmthagirion on May 4th, 2018 09:14 pm (UTC)
I just looked up overtones. I watched a video from a music stand point and one from a physics stand point and I still don't know what's going on. I understand harmonic which I know is tied to it. So is it more of a harmonic so another note in the next octave is made by him and that's what we hear? If so you're right. If I have an overtone or a harmonic you probably won't hear it in the next octave provided I have something else vibrating. Still that's crazy he was able to make that funny raptor noise.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on May 5th, 2018 10:54 am (UTC)
That sure is a good quality Cryocan. I can see why you are excited to have it.

I heard that squeak! You did your very best rendition of it.

I like how you copy the bit about the mint, too :)
Des: YAY Dogthagirion on May 5th, 2018 01:35 pm (UTC)
It's amazing how he made that so spot on. I love it.

Ha yes, it's very hard to imitate.

Ha, awesome you caught the other reference! I love it when people get them. Usually only Chris gets them.
kabuldurkabuldur on May 6th, 2018 09:50 am (UTC)
Yes, very well made.

I watched the clips, that's how I picked them up. I've never actually watched the whole thing!
Desthagirion on May 7th, 2018 11:57 am (UTC)
You've never seen Jurassic Park? Do you have a DVD player? You could rent it. If they still do that.
kabuldurkabuldur on May 9th, 2018 12:05 pm (UTC)
No, I have not. *Says proudly* Lol :D

I might just have to rent it out or something. Not something I am automatically attracted to, but now I've heard so much about it...

Yes, I do have a DVD player! And a video player...although most videos would have decayed by now. I also have the options of USB sticks and computers and things :)
Calzephyrcalzephyr77 on May 6th, 2018 06:59 pm (UTC)
I don't remember that Dodson scene at all! It's been at least ten years since I watched the movie though.
Desthagirion on May 7th, 2018 11:57 am (UTC)
Oh dear. Do you own the movie? Well it never gets old. I was glad to share the clips.
jokerforeverjokerforever on May 11th, 2018 02:01 am (UTC)
How nice it must be to now own a part of JP in the palm of your hands. I agree with what you say about media that we grew up with in the 80s & 90s being such a big part of our lives. Such moments in history are treasured and toys back then didn’t always do justice for the real deal. Ironically, since this is a JP post, this makes me think of the jusrassic world toys when the film finally came out. All those toys were terrible! Definitely didn’t do the film justice.

Anyway that prop looks great. Nice to see that you now have a new goal due to it. Ha I love Nedry’s squeal.IDont think I could ever pull that squeal off either, it seem one of a kind.
Des: Jurassic Parkthagirion on May 11th, 2018 11:33 am (UTC)
It is a great feeling. I just love this. I think collecting props is now my new thing. I'm glad you feel the same. Those special movies and shows really helped shape us in profound ways. You'd think they'd do better with toys now that we live in this more advanced Age but yes you're right. I bought very few Jurassic World toys three years ago because they were mostly bad. I only got one set of raptors which was decent, no humans, a few vehicles, a mosasaur and that's it. This year they are doing way better with the humans. Some dinos look better too. But yeah it's not straight out of the film.

Haha, no one can squeal like Nedry unless they are a raptor. I agree I think only he can do that.