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uniderth December 29 2013 12:35 AM

First Contact Jeep Thing
 
In the first few shots of earth we see half of some sort of vehicle. Does anyone know what it is?

http://i40.tinypic.com/rbf5ur.jpg

trekker670 December 31 2013 06:40 PM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
Probably some left over vehicle from WWIII

Peach Wookiee December 31 2013 07:39 PM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
^I'm inclined to agree.

Frontier December 31 2013 08:27 PM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
Tweet Frakes and ask him, maybe he'll remember?

uniderth December 31 2013 10:31 PM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
Quote:

trekker670 wrote: (Post 9070279)
Probably some left over vehicle from WWIII

Haha. Of course. But is it an actual surplus vehicle they used for filming, or did they custom build it? Or maybe it's just the back end and there is no front.


Quote:

Frontier wrote:
Tweet Frakes and ask him, maybe he'll remember?

"Hey, Jon, remember that little movie you made a few years ago? Good, there is the rear end of a vehicle in one of the scenes. Do you remember what vehicle that is?"

Eh that might be a bit long for a tweet.

CorporalClegg January 1 2014 02:45 AM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
It was Zee's getaway car for when Lily started nagging.

Borjis January 2 2014 07:17 PM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
Perhaps a makeshift water well pump? like that truck turning a water pump in predator.

JarodRussell January 2 2014 11:54 PM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
Is it even a truck or just something with a wheel or barrel next to it?

Pondwater January 3 2014 12:09 AM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
Looks like some kind of farming vehicle.

bbailey861 January 4 2014 02:42 AM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
Personally, I like the description 'Jeep Thing'.

Maurice January 4 2014 03:33 AM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
I think what you're seeing is the rear wheel and fender of this.

J. Allen January 4 2014 04:21 AM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
Quote:

Maurice wrote: (Post 9082447)
I think what you're seeing is the rear wheel and fender of this.

Zeframe Cochrane drinking? Don't be silly. He doesn't even have wheels. Not yet, anyway.

Tosk January 4 2014 05:05 AM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
You can also see it during the final pullback at the end of the film. I always notice it because the different elements that make up that effects shot drift out of alignment just a little bit. ;)

Armored Saint January 4 2014 06:22 AM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
Perhaps it was the Patrick Stewart's Jeep.

uniderth January 6 2014 07:48 AM

Re: First Contact Jeep Thing
 
Thanks for those other screen caps. I think it's clear that as is it's not a real world military vehicle. At least not any I'm familiar with. It just looks like a kit bash. I think the vehicle Maurice posted is the same thing. A few elements look different, but a lot looks the same. I'll have to rewatch the film and be on the look out for the "Jeep Thing."


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