Thursday, March 18, 2010

Primitive Prador.

Larry here (sfaddict elsewhere) just sent me this image from a 1931 SF magazine:



















Nope, not quite how I see the prador. This is much more like something out of the Starship Troopers film. If you want to get closer to how I see them, combine the two pictures below ... maybe ...

9 comments:

Larry said...

Oh nice spider there Neal! I like spiders and have 4 tarantulas of my own! A Prador sized spider would make an awesome enemy!

Michael Stone said...

What the heck is that spider?! Please tell me it's tiny and that pic is seriously magnified.

Mark T Croucher said...

So the Prador definitly have 8 legs, or do crabs have 6 + 2 claws? I've confused myself!

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

doesn't the prador have some kinda oval thing goin on for the stalk eyes?
i'm remembering that Shadow of the Scorpion "dont tread on me" scene.
i just want a hug now.

Hitch said...

Hmmm, I always picture them as a Lobster when I read about them. Dunno why! Don't think I could imagine them as anything spidery because to be quite honest i'd freak to much! Spiders are... (shivers)

Larry said...

Michael,its a Jumping Spider, family Salticidae,tiny spiders so yea,its magnified.

Mark,crabs come from a similar line to spiders and so have 8 monorabous (independant) appendages and 2 claws-spiders have 8 legs and 2 palps

AngryMurloc said...

Think crabs have 8 legs + 2 claws. I swear to god the first thought I had when I saw that spider was 'awww cute'. Then I realised it was a spider u.u

Larry said...

@AngryMurloc, yea both spiders and crabs have 8 legs and 2 auxillaries; claws for crabs, pedipalps for spiders, tho ancestrally spiders come from 12 legged organisms-the 2 spinnerets at the rear being the 'lost' two legs

Friso said...

I seem to be the only one, but I've always imagined them as looking like horseshoe crabs. I.e., a shell overlapping the legs and an integrated visual turret. Also, more than 8 legs to hold all the guns and horrid implements (two main claws and a few secondary manipulators). A recent rereading has proven me wrong on several accounts but hey, it's my head and I can do what I want in it.