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|Subject: Reptilicus Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:37 am|| |
Resembling a giant dragon-like serpent with webbed wings, Reptilicus, with near-impenetrable armor-plated skin, had the ability to regenerate itself from any segment as well as fly (a feature obscured in the US version, when AIP removed the flying scene). In the US version, an effect was added (albeit randomly and clumsily) where Reptilicus shot a neon-green acid slime from his mouth.
The special effect used to bring Reptilicus to life is a wired marionette.
Danish miners dug up a section of a giant reptile's tail from the frozen grounds in Lapland, where they were drilling. The section was flown to the Denmark Aquarium in Copenhagen, where it was preserved in a cold room for scientific study. But due to careless mishandling, the room was left open and the section began to thaw, only for scientists to find that it was starting to regenerate.
Professor Martens, who was in charge of the Aquarium, dubbed the reptilian species "Reptilicus" (upon a reporter's suggestion), and compared its regeneration abilities to that of other animals like earthworms and starfish.
Once fully regenerated from the tail section, Reptilicus went on an unstoppable rampage from the Danish countryside to the panic-stricken streets of Copenhagen (including one of its famous landmarks, Langebro Bridge), before finally being killed with poison by ingenious scientists and military officers.
However, the monster's foot was not destroyed, and it sunk to the bottom of the sea. The movie is left open-ended, because of the possibility that the foot could regenerate.