Say Hello To My Little Friend

By Brian . Created on Feb 21, 2021
Phasers, blasters, light sabers. Over the years, sci-fi shows and films have had all manner of weapons. However, sometimes these can get a bit strange or even absurd in terms of concept or design. Below are six examples, pick your side-arm wisely, or feel free to add your own in comments.
Movies and TV 187 votes | 22 Comments
The Zorg Z-F1 (The Fifth Element)

The Zorg Z-F1 (The Fifth Element)

The Noisy Cricket (Men In Black)

The Noisy Cricket (Men In Black)

The Point of View Gun (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

The Point of View Gun (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Weirding Module (Dune)

Weirding Module (Dune)

L.O.O.K.E.R Gun  (Looker)

L.O.O.K.E.R Gun (Looker)

Gristle Gun (eXistenZ)

Gristle Gun (eXistenZ)

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The Point of View Gun (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Jeanette said 1 day ago
Point of View funny concept!
The Zorg Z-F1 (The Fifth Element)
Jane said 4 days ago
Wrong guess.
The Noisy Cricket (Men In Black)
Amanda said 7 days ago
Cricket
Chuck said a week ago
Yawn
The Zorg Z-F1 (The Fifth Element)
Andria said a week ago
Hold up!!! What happened to the phaser?? I'm an old school Trekkie and not having the phaser as an option is disappointing.
Brian said a week ago
The phaser is noted in the explanation. The idea here was weapons that are in some way beyond the standard laser / ray gun.
Brian said a week ago
Okay, this one is drawing to a close. A few words on our lowest ranked choices. Looker is a film from the early 80's written and directed by Michael Chricton who will later be best known for Jurassic Park. While a rather implausible premise, it's one of the first films I recall to play around with the idea of CGI. A side concept in the film is a gun that projects light flashes that cause a sort of hypnotic effe...
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Toad said a week ago
@ Brian -- This is a great poll!
I cannot select just one, tho I want them all.
Do you recall the Laser Cats?
I think they were a skit on SNL.
Brian said a week ago
Holy crap...just watched some of these with Andy Samberg and Bill Hader running around with cats that shoot lasers out of their mouths. They get better as they go, the guys getting folks like Steve Martin, James Cameron and Steven Spielberg trying to pitch the idea to Lorne Michaels. Sigourney Weaver even shows up as 'Ripley' carrying a laser lion. No, don't recall ever seeing these, but certainly tops the bill for...
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Tiffany said a week ago
GUNS AKIMBO This full force action movie has Daniel Radcliffe, having to compete in a real life gamers portal after waking up with guns nailed to his hands.
Brian said a week ago
Haha, not head of this, one to check out. Daniel Radcliffe has done some interesting films since his Harry Potter days, refusing to be typecast. In Swiss Army Man, he plays a dead guy who washes ashore on an island Paul Dano is stranded on.
Toad said a week ago
Guns Akimbo is a blast, pun intended. 👍🏼
I rented it (from Redbox) about 1 year ago.