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Shotguns in science fiction

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Slater, Mar 27, 2006.

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  1. PaladinVC

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    Then why are they so stupid?
     
  2. mrmeval

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    Cause someone pee'd in their gene pool?
     
  3. Big John II

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    Robocop had plenty of shotgun action too. They were lucky they weren't picking up Peter Weller up with a sponge after all the rounds he took before he became Robocop.
     
  4. Georgian87

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    The Run Down with the Rock fro WWF has a really good shotgun seen. One handing two Remington 870's, lol.
     
  5. Crom

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    John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars and The Thing (the 1980's remake) had shotgun scenes.

    Tim Robbins brandished what looked like a short-barreled Mossberg 500 in Spielberg's The War Of The Worlds.
     
  6. Devonai

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    A couple of the characters in the sequel to my book (see sig) make liberal use of a well-worn Remington 870 against some alien species. 00 Buck is cheaper than a universal translator.
     
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    What was that lever-action shotgun that Arnold used in Terminator 2? I always thought it was cool the way he worked the lever action, even though it seems unrealistic at best. :D
     
  8. sterling180

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    Resident Evil Computer Game

    Not exactly a movie or a tv programme but on a computer-game

    In resident evil 1, the original, the only shotgun you could get was a Remington M870, 7-shot 12 guage pump-action.

    In Resident Evil 2, Leon Kennedy gets a Remington 1100 pump-action riot shotgun and later the parts, to transform it in to the enhanced shotgun(Remington 1100 semi-automatic sporting Shotgun.)

    In Resident Evil 3, Jill Valentine gets the Benelli M3 12 guage Pump-Action Shotgun and later a Lever-Action Ithica M37.

    In Resident Evil Survivor and Code Veronica-Ark Thompson and Chris Redfield, both acquire the SPAS-12 guage shotgun.
     
  9. Spec ops Grunt

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    Resident Evil 4:

    Remington 870
    Striker/StreetSweeper/Protecta
    Benile M4
     
  10. G36-UK

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    Terminator had a cut-down 10-gauge Winchester M1887, If I
    recall.

    Half-Life and HL2 had SPAS-12 shotguns.

    Warhammer 40K has shotguns used by the Arbites. (38,000 years from now and they're still using them. Not bad.)

    The Chief in I Robot had what looked like a cut-down SPAS-12.

    Chris Lambert had a cut-down shotgun of some sort in Fortress 2.

    Hudzen-10 in Red Dwarf Series 3: The Last Day had some sort of shotgun.

    If Manga counts, the Barjack in Angel of Death used SPAS-12s. Buckethead had a SPAS-15 with the 12's folding stock.
     
  11. Run&Shoot

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    The professional hunter hired as security at the park has a rack of shotguns with fold-over stocks.

    I am always amazed that no sci-fi writer ever gives their characters decent weaponry. In this case, a professional hunter is hired for security at the park. Supposedly he would be familiar with dangerous game hunting and appropriate firearms. And his "go to" gun is a 12 ga? >:banghead:

    While the 12 ga. pump shotgun is a fairly adaptable and capable weapon it would not be my first choice for running herd on raptors, T-Rex, etc. I would be thinking of at least a couple of tanks, armored humvees with roof mount 50 BMG, some double rifles in 470 NE, or at least .458 WM or .416 RM. A couple of flame throwers for "suppression" :evil:, a grenade launcher (at least the M79 thumper, or better the Mk 19 40mm auto), lots of M240 MG and FAL/HK/M1A; and every guest gets their own .50 S&W in a shoulder holster! :what:

    I can understand the scenarios where a creature attacks out of the blue and you have to fight with what you got, but in the scenarios where they are knowingly going into a bad situation with "other than earthly creatures", please sci-fi writers, start giving these poor schmucks something more than a pistol, AR-15 or shotgun! :D
     
  12. Skofnung

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    Firefly:
    Jayne uses a Mossberg 500 with a side folder and laser sight in a few episodes. "It's his will ya'll need to worry 'bout thwart'n."
    Stitch uses a sawed off Winchester Model 12 in Jaynestown and pops a "mudder" with it.

    Serenity:
    Zoe uses an old Winchester pump (not sure which 1800 model it is...) with a strange optical sight added.
     
  13. 2TransAms

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    In Resident Evil, Alice snatches a shotgun(methinks its a Winchester but it's been a while) from the squad car right at the end when she leaves the hospital.

    Then in Resident Evil:Apocalypse she totes around a pistol grip shotty of some sort. Hmmm...can't remember that one either,but it's not a Mossberg...here somebody help me out:

    Resident_Evil_Apocalypse_80.jpg
     
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    Hey I can't believe nobody said this yet...Neo and Trinity in the Matrix! Didn't they use some SPAS-12's in Morpheus' rescue?
     
  15. Devonai

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    Looks like a Mossberg from the position of the safety.

    If you watch the special features on the DVD, you'll learn that the weapon in that picture is not a prop. Now that I look at that picture you can see Milla's biceps and deltoids are quite flexed holding it up. :D

    /me saves pic
     
  16. beerslurpy

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    Look closely at Vera, Jayne's custom rifle. It is really a saiga 12.
     
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    Actually in the Novel this guy has something more practical

    Run and Shoot
    You may or may not have read the Jurrasic Park novel(I have and I loved it.),you would know that the Professional Hunter-who is called Robert Muldoon-is a professional game hunter from the UK who had been working in Africa,prior to being recruited by John Hammond to work in his newly-created Jurrasic Park Island-on the Costa Rican island of Isla Nublar.

    Anyway in the novel Muldoon has access to a weapon far more powerful than his SPAS-12 Shotgun and his holstered-pistol.This weapon is either a bazooka,a rocket-launcher or a grenade-launcher and was ordered to be custom-made for his use in Jurrasic Park, to despatch dangerous dinosaurs with, if ever there was a disaster like the one that occurred later on in both the novel and movie.

    He takes INGEN lawyer Donald Gennaro(that guy who is eaten on the toilet-in the movie.) for a ride in a gasoline-powered jeep, to find Dennis Nedry-and when they find Nedry's jeep, they find his bloated corpse next to the jeep.So Muldoon opens the back door and removes the piece of metal-tubing and it's ammunition and proceeds with Gennaro back to their jeep-and they start heading back-I think-to either the Raptors pen or the visitors centre.Muldoon kills a few raptors with the launcher, but unfortunately he hands the ammo to Gennaro- who acted as his loader-but Gennaro craps his pants and runs away leaving old Muldoon with an empty launcher at the mercey of few angry, very much-alive raptors.

    I don't understand why Speilberg did'nt give Muldoons character a rocket or grenade-launcher, in addition to his Spas12 shotgun.:) :)
     
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  18. THE DRILL INSTRUCTOR

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    If we delve into japanese animation, there was some freekin' cool slow motion shotty-action at the begining of the movie Appleseed.
     
  19. justsurvivingincalifornia

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    FYI The shotgun in Starship Troopers was a Ithaca 37 with a short barrel under the ruger mini 14 in a bull-pup-stock.
    I recognize the bolt becuase I own one.
     
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