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Independence Day - The "No Vocal Cords" Alien
In the scene where the head scientist in Area 51(you know, the guy that played the android in Star Trek: Next Generation) shows the President and his army staff the aliens for the first time. he says that the aliens "have no vocal cords" and therefore they must communicate "by other means".
If this is the case, how come when the alien, which was brought into the base by Will Smith, is eventually killed by a shot to the head that we hear it squeal in it's death throes!!
Before this scene, there is also another when Will Smith punches the alien out and I'm sure we hear it squeal as well !
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Contributed By: MattC on 12-18-1999 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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thew writes:
Not true. Whales also don't have vocal chords. However they do produce sounds. So an alien without vocal chords could make shrieking sounds but not be able to speak in our language(which does require vocal chords) therefore needing to communicate through a human the way the alien did.
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fmc writes:
It could have something to do with the exo-skeleton things the aliens wear. when you cook sausages, they make squealing noises, but they dont have vocal cords
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captain simian writes:
the guys name is Brent Spiner.
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AJK writes:
Vocal cords make air moving over them vibrate in a certain way so as to produce coherent sounds, such as language. Without them, a creature can still produce noises, just nothing that makes sense :)
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Bobby writes:
Its just like Jurassic Park they have a hollow tube in they throat to make a squeal in their throat
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dorkdotcom writes:
A.k.a Data
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