Des (thagirion) wrote,

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.
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