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"Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range."

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CNYCacher, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. CNYCacher

    CNYCacher Well-Known Member

    I have read that phrase I don't know how many times on this board and I always wondered where it came from.

    Just found out as I was browsing THR and heard those words coming from my television, what a great scene! It definitely deserves its place as a gunny inside joke.

    ". . . Only what you see here, buddy!"

    It's on Spike TV right now, BTW
  2. Roccobro

    Roccobro Well-Known Member

    My TV was off. Where does it come from?

  3. Vairochana

    Vairochana Well-Known Member

  4. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    Da UZI 9 millimeter. Da 45 long slide with da laser sight. Da 12 gauge autoloader...

    You sure know your weapons pal

    Kinda funny though, I think that movie was in cali and he bought a full auto or two from a regular pawn shop type dealer. I wonder how many times Diane Feinstein watched that scene before she sighed the assault weapons ban :barf:
  5. Vairochana

    Vairochana Well-Known Member

    So why does a robot from the future have an Austrian accent?-does it make him more efficient or just a worse painter?
  6. PeteRR

    PeteRR Well-Known Member

    I read an article interviewing Jim Cameron long ago about the movie. There was a scene that was cut from the movie showing the Terminator converting the Uzi and AR180 into full auto.
  7. The Good

    The Good Well-Known Member

    hey just what you see pal
  8. fattsgalore

    fattsgalore Well-Known Member

    I've heard it in numerous cartoons. That and the term "I'll be your huckle berry."
    I don't know what they mean or where they originated, but they make me laugh for sure.
  9. HardRock

    HardRock New Member

    "I'll be your huckle berry" came from the Kurt Russel "Tombstone". Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday.

  10. CC Bob

    CC Bob Member

    It's "I'm your huckleberry..." , by the way...:neener:
  11. G36-UK

    G36-UK Well-Known Member

    I was just watching that last night.

    At least, that's as far as I can remember.

    It was in the Randall Frakes novel. In the Shaun Hutson novel, he's got what Hutson called a "Heckler and Koch" MP-44, and a Remington shotgun.

    Edit: Hang on, didn't one of the first drafts of the Cali AWB ban the Plasma Rifle and the M-41A?
  12. TexasP226

    TexasP226 Well-Known Member

    Did you see how huge the laser on the .45 was??? Yikes! Thank goodness for lasermax! ;-)
  13. kjeff50cal

    kjeff50cal Well-Known Member

    "I'll be your huckle berry" is a phrase that is period correct for "Tombstone". It is a tip of the hat to Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer" character Huck Finn. Huckleberry was Tom's pard in adventure.
  14. Snowdiver

    Snowdiver Well-Known Member

    And all this time I thought it was from Huckelberry Hound?
  15. 44AMP

    44AMP Well-Known Member

    Remember the age of this film, kids

    More than 20 years ago (1984?). Laser sights for pistol at that time were science fiction. Laser sights for rifles at this time were about 2 feet long, 4 inches wide and about 6 inches deep. And they were the smallest that could be built with existing technology!

    In an interview (when the movie was new), the director made a point of saying the gunshop(pawnshop) scene had deliberate factual errors, (the shotgun ammo on the counter making it simple for the terminator to load) in order to enhance the dramatic content of the scene.

    There are a many great scenes in the movie, including the seldom shown penetration of firearms. In the police station, the Terminator shoots the detective through the wall. How often does this happen? Not very often. Common are the scenes of the heroes hiding behind things that are not even remotely bulletproof, and emerging completely unscathed!

    Terminator is virtually non stop action. Other than the motel love scene, ( which I think is only there to allow the audience to catch their breath) the entire film drives along with the pace of the relentless killing machine from the future. As much as the special effects, it is the pace of the film that put it in a class by itself when it was released.

    FYI, Schwartzenegger was originally considered for the "Kyle Reese" character, but after reading the script, insisted he be the Terminator! Even with the accent, I'd say that one worked pretty well.
  16. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

    I kept wondering why I remembered the line as being from Aliens.

    Leave it to Wikipedia to make me feel a little better about my memory:

    The first time I saw the movie was in the "special edition".

  17. rc135

    rc135 Well-Known Member

    More on "I'm Your Huckleberry"

    I read a recent Ayoob article in one of the gun rags. It was about the OK Corral shootout and was VERY well written and informative. Anyway, he quotes what Doc Holiday really said, something about a daisy, don't remember exactly, but the original line by Doc isn't really translatable into modern English, so the writers used the huckleberry line instead. Read the Ayooob article if you can. I'll try to find out which magazine it's in and re-post later...

    "Nostalgia isn't what it used to be." -- Peter DeVries

    "Perhaps one should not think so much of oneself -- though it is an interesting subject." -- Norman Douglas

    Callahan: Well, we're not just gonna let you walk out of here like that.
    Hood: Who's ‘we,’ sucka?
    Callahan: Smith, Wesson, and me. -- “Dirty Harry”
  18. sansone

    sansone Well-Known Member

    it was 40 kilowatt if I remember correctly. 40 watts would barely light a bulb
  19. Notch

    Notch Well-Known Member

    The scene where Doc says "I'll be your hukleberry" isnt at the ok shootout. It takes place in a stand of trees and only doc and the antagonist are present.....
  20. Notch

    Notch Well-Known Member

    I thought that doc said "I'll be your huckleberry" when he met some guy in a stand of trees... in the movie..

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