Scorpions in Bond flick

Alonso99

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Just saw the Bond flick, there were some scorpions during the music intro. THey mentioned Bond was stung by a few. Im guessing they are Heterometrus sp. since he was in North Korea.
Anyone have a better guess
 

Kugellager

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Could be a lot of species....M.martensii should be present there and they could be a bit nasty...at least compared to Heterometrus...though N.Korea is by no means a tropical climate and Heterometrus is a tropical/jungle species...I wouldn't expect them to be in N.Korea.

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Alonso99

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True. then again its a movie they could have been prop Emperors/
 

Bjorgly

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I think all the scorps in that movie were computer generated.

mark
 

Alonso99

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Yeah maybe computer generated, but modelled after somethign dont you think?
 

Bjorgly

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Probabaly computer generated emperor scorpions. To me, when people think of scorpions they would think of a black scorpion - the emperor. But i saw it 2 days ago and they were definately computer generated, at least the ones crawling on and around him directly, some may have been real.

Mark
 

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I happen to be a major movie fan, who also loves all arachnids, and wants to be a director. That's all kind of beside the point. I have looked for the different species of arachids in movies. I can't say that I've seen CGI arachnids before, but I do know that the only arachnids I've ever seen in movies are Pandinus imperator, Grammostola rosea, and Brachypelma smithi. The colors are just so convenient for the directors. For example, emperor scorpions look pretty menacing because they're large and black, with huge claws, and the telson can be a very dramatic red sometimes. Anywho, just thought I'd put in my 2 cents.
 

errit

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I saw the movie also, i thought they were emperor scorpion. In the movie they were supposed to be deadly
 

Jeri

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najig21 said:
...but I do know that the only arachnids I've ever seen in movies are Pandinus imperator, Grammostola rosea, and Brachypelma smithi. The colors are just so convenient for the directors. For example, emperor scorpions look pretty menacing because they're large and black, with huge claws, and the telson can be a very dramatic red sometimes.
I have also seen T. blondi in several films.

Jeri
 

G. Carnell

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the scorps in that bond fil look very much like Heterometrus, but i cant believe u actually thought they were real!!!!!!!!!
they are extremely poorly made by computer graphics or w/e
 

woijchik89

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George Carnell said:
the scorps in that bond fil look very much like Heterometrus, but i cant believe u actually thought they were real!!!!!!!!!
they are extremely poorly made by computer graphics or w/e
Yes, most of them were computer generated. However when the torture lady held on up to his face I believe they used a real scorpion and probally a few others were also real, but they were too cheap to make them all real so they computer generated a few.

It's still an alright movie though.
 
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