What was up with the fourth wall break in Tremors 3 when the tourist calls the graboid on the billboard a “tremor?” What was the reasoning behind that? It has always sort of bothered me.

We really had to think about this question.  We did not intentionally break the fourth wall by having the tourist say something they really wouldn’t say (sort of like winking at the audience or talking right to the camera).  We put the line in because we’d learned that many Tremors fans call Graboids “tremors,” as in, “The tremor crashes up through the floor.”  Since Tremors 3 is about Graboids becoming a tourist attraction, the line seemed totally logical to us.  But THEN we thought, oh wait, in the movie world of Tremors, there isn’t a movie called Tremors, so why would anyone use that term?  The question is correct!  We did break the fourth wall!  But wait, how about this?  Before Tremors 3 takes place, there were obviously many articles and TV stories about Graboids, and some of them no doubt had titles like “Mysterious Tremors Rock Small Nevada Town.”  Or, maybe Rhonda LeBeck’s first scientific report was called, “Incredible Source of Mysterious Ground Tremors Identified.”  So, we feel we can claim we dodged the bullet.  Great question, though!

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