Mad scientists get all the press. Everyone loves a good mad scientist. But what about a good good scientist? I think it has been proven conclusively today that good scientists abound in film and are every bit as charismatic, brilliant, romantic, fascinating and fun as their mad counterparts.
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The Last Drive In explores “The Menacing Altruism of Boris Karloff” in Corridors of Blood.
Phantom Empires discussed the dangers of artificial intelligence and science in Colossus, The Forbin Project.
The Midnite Drive-In goes bonkers with The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension.
Sister Celluloid gives us the backstory of Vivacious Lady, while showing that scientists are romantic, too.
Blog of the Darned analyzes the Ghostbusters team and what makes them such a great team.
The Love Pirate shows us what makes a good scientist in Jurassic Park.
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies celebrates The Absent Minded Professor, complete with recipe for making flubber.
MovieFanFare shows how Edward G. Robinson searched for a cure for syphilis in Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet.
Movies Silently gives us science, x-rays and a little spooning from 1897 in The X-Rays.
Silver Screenings shows the trials of being a good scientist amidst theocratic tyranny in The Planet of the Apes.
Pop Culture Pundit explores the kind of environment scientists need to create and flourish in Meet the Robinsons.
F For Film feelingly gives us a portrait of Master and Commander’s Stephen Maturin.
Ramblings of a Cinephile gives us dreams and crime in Paprika
The Wonderful World of Cinema shows how entomology can be thrilling in Highly Dangerous.