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Old September 17 2012, 04:36 PM   #16
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Re: Why did the Pioneer Probe scream?

I'd rather the probe emitted something like this:

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Old September 17 2012, 06:47 PM   #17
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Re: Why did the Pioneer Probe scream?

It certainly would have been a better film.
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Old September 17 2012, 08:07 PM   #18
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Re: Why did the Pioneer Probe scream?

You can find all sorts of stuff like this in movies if you look hard enough. It's just a sound cue meant to subliminally enhance the viewer's emotional response to the scene.
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Old September 17 2012, 08:08 PM   #19
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Re: Why did the Pioneer Probe scream?

It just made me burst out laughing, I'm amazed I even noticed it because I wasn't really paying much attention that far in :P

I guess laughter is an emotion...
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Old September 17 2012, 08:14 PM   #20
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Re: Why did the Pioneer Probe scream?

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I'd rather the probe emitted something like this:
You are awesome for posting that.

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Old September 18 2012, 09:22 PM   #21
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Re: Why did the Pioneer Probe scream?

Shatner must've seen and was inspired by the growling shark from Jaws 4.
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Old September 19 2012, 02:04 PM   #22
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YouTube is blocked here at work. What did Admiral_M link? The (in)famous "Wilhelm scream"?

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Old September 19 2012, 02:56 PM   #23
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It sounds like a dying Ewok.
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Old September 19 2012, 03:16 PM   #24
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Re: Why did the Pioneer Probe scream?

A better question is "WHy is the Pioneer probe in, presumably, Klingon Space?"
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Old September 19 2012, 03:27 PM   #25
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For the same reason V'Ger ended up on the other side of the galaxy.
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Old September 19 2012, 04:56 PM   #26
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YouTube is blocked here at work. What did Admiral_M link? The (in)famous "Wilhelm scream"?

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No, a ten minute long Shepard tone. Pretty cool, actually, though I don't think the probe should have emitted that, either.
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Old September 19 2012, 05:20 PM   #27
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A better question is "WHy is the Pioneer probe in, presumably, Klingon Space?"
Early Federation, Pre-Federation, even Pre-Starfleet space tech always has a way of ending up in places it shouldn't be. Nomad, Pioneer, V'ger, Ares IV, Friendship One, Charybdis, the Essex, the Valiant... and I'm probably forgetting a few, too. Enough examples to qualify it as a trope.

...none of the others screamed, though. Metal stress? I don't know.
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Old September 19 2012, 09:05 PM   #28
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I'd always assumed the probe itself was a little joke at V'Ger so I suppose the scream could be an intentional part of the in-humour.
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Old September 19 2012, 09:07 PM   #29
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Its dreams of becoming a god, dashed by a Klingon pirate....
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Old September 19 2012, 09:11 PM   #30
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YouTube is blocked here at work. What did Admiral_M link? The (in)famous "Wilhelm scream"?

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The wilhelm scream was apparently used for one of the guys who gets knocked off his horse
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