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Great Scott!! The “Movie Scientist Blogathon” is Back!

17 Jun

The “Movie Scientist Blogathon: The Good, the Mad, the Lonely” is back for 2017! I am so excited to be co-hosting this event with Ruth at Silver Screenings.

The blogathon is about movie scientists. The good scientists, the mad scientists, and the lonely scientists. The idea originated from a discussion between Ruth and myself about how scientists get into all sorts of trouble because they insist on working alone (like Dr. Frankenstein) instead of getting an outside opinion that might prevent careless mistakes or unfortunate occurrences. The blogathon is not, however, limited to only lonely scientists.

When – September 8-10, 2017

Each day is dedicated to a different subset of scientists.

Day 1 (8th) – The Good

Day 2 (9th) – The Mad

Day 3 (10th) – The Lonely

How – You can sign up by filling out the form below. If you want to do more than one topic, simply fill out a separate form for each topic. Be sure to choose which day your scientist or film fits in. If you have a scientists that could be put into more than one category, feel free to choose the day that works best for you.

On the evening of each day of the blogathon, Silver Screenings and I will put up a recap of the day’s posts. To send us your post, simply paste the link of your post to one of our comments sections or tweet it to us (I can be found at @_cwehner) and we will include it in the recap. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact either me or Ruth at Silver Screenings.

Rules – Because there are so many movie scientists to choose from, we are not allowing duplicate posts on any film. Once a film has been chosen by one blogger, it is no longer available, unless you would like to compare it to another film (like comparing the 1931 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with the 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). We are also not including television scientists in this blogathon, but there are no limits on what time period the film can be from, from the silent era to 2017.

To help us get the word out, please feel free to grab one of the banners at the bottom of this post, which I want to thank Ruth for creating!

Sign-Up Below

Movie Roster View Sheet – You can also click HERE to open the roster in another window.

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96 responses to “Great Scott!! The “Movie Scientist Blogathon” is Back!

  1. Silver Screenings

    June 17, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Reblogged this on Silver Screenings and commented:
    We’re excited to bring back the Movie Scientist Blogathon for a second year! 🙂

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  2. Katrina Morrison

    June 17, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Christina
    I submitted an entry to do a post on The Man With Two Brains with Steve Martin
    I picked the “Mad Scientist” day if that is okay?
    This looks like a lot of fun 🙂

    https://wordpress.com/post/lifelessonsweb.me

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    • christinawehner

      June 17, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      That is great! I’ve been introducing myself to Steve Martin movies recently and will be really looking forward to reading your post about this film. 🙂

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      • Katrina Morrison

        June 19, 2017 at 8:53 am

        Thanks Christina. He is one of my favorite comedians and people. I hope you will enjoy my post too🙂

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  3. maddylovesherclassicfilms

    June 17, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    This sounds really fun. I’ve picked Doctor Emmett Brown from Back To The Future.

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  4. charsmoviereviews

    June 17, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    This sounds so excellent! It was a tough decision for me, but I decided to write about Metropolis. I need to see the most up-to-date restored version, and this is the perfect opportunity to do so!

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    • christinawehner

      June 17, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      Oooh, that will be great! I’m not quite sure if I’ve seen the most up-to-date one, either. Hmm…I’d better look into that.

      But you are most welcome to write about more than one topic, if there is any other films you want to write about! 🙂

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      • charsmoviereviews

        June 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

        I think there was between 30 – 45 minutes of lost footage found in a vault in Argentina in 2010/2011. So the story is definitely more of its original intent.

        I will have a think about any other films! I am participating in another blogathon set for that weekend, and I am thinking about potential travel around that time as well. But I shall have a think! Thanks again 🙂

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  5. Quiggy

    June 18, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I wanna play! I wanna play! I wanna play! The only movie that’s coming to mind right now is Forbidden Planet, which I guess would qualify as a lonely scientist entry. I’m already committed to Thoughts All Sorts for the Colours Blogathon, but as soon as I decide whether to add a Good or Mad scientist, I’ll set the date for that one to be the other date (its the 8th and 9th…)

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    • christinawehner

      June 18, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      So glad to have you!! 🙂 I finally got to see Forbidden Planet last year and was so struck with it. Looking forward to seeing what else you write about!

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      • Quiggy

        June 18, 2017 at 3:35 pm

        I’ve got a second movie but I can’t decide whether the character in good or mad. He starts out good at any rate. The character is Ray Milland’s doctor in X-The Man with X-ray Eyes.

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        • christinawehner

          June 18, 2017 at 4:26 pm

          That’s an interesting problem. He does sound like he could be in either category. Do you feel like the film is more about how a good man can become mad or how a mad man could once be good.

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          • Quiggy

            July 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm

            I’m nothing if not consistent. I said last year I was only going to do two posts and ended up doing three. Here I go again… Have you ever heard of a rather exquisite parody of 50’s sci-fi done in the early 2000’s called “The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra”? It zings the tropes of B-movie sci-fi with a passion, and is funny as all-get-out. It has both a good and a mad scientist, but since I already signed up for the “mad” category, I’ll file this one as a “good” scientist.

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            • christinawehner

              July 1, 2017 at 7:33 pm

              Oh, wow – I have not heard of it, but it sounds delightful! Even the title is distinctly catchy. I’m glad you can do three and am definitely looking forward to reading them all and adding films to my must-watch list. 🙂

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  6. silverscreenclassicsblog

    June 18, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Looking forward to this opportunity. I missed out on a previous blogathon but not this time! I will be looking at Black Friday (1940) with Boris Karloff, following the theme of a good man that turns wrong. Thanks for organising!

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    • christinawehner

      June 18, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      I’m glad you can join us this year!! I’ve not seen that one yet, but suspect that after this blogathon I will really want to.

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  7. charsmoviereviews

    June 18, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Hey! Can I also write about The Rocky Horror Picture Show?? I love musicals and I am a Halloween baby, so how can I not love this one? 😛 I would consider Dr. Frank N Furter to be a “mad” scientist for sure. Would you be able to move the date for Metropolis to the 10th, as I think Rotwang could be a “lonely” scientist as well. Thanks!

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  8. charsmoviereviews

    June 18, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Sorry to be a bother again! Can I just do Rocky Horror? It will be more manageable, and then someone else can do Metropolis if they want. Thanks for putting up with my indecisiveness haha.

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    • christinawehner

      June 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      No trouble at all! I was indecisive, too, and changed the date of my choice. I will remove Metropolis now. 🙂

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      • charsmoviereviews

        June 19, 2017 at 3:48 pm

        Ok thanks! I figured Rocky Horror would be a fun choice and probably is not the first movie that comes to mind when you think of movie scientists 😛

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        • christinawehner

          June 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

          Very true! Though I must admit I have not seen Rocky Horror yet, but can’t wait to read about it and its connection to scientists! 🙂

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  9. Sarah Brentyn

    June 19, 2017 at 6:39 am

    This looks so fun! I hope I can join but, if not, these will be great reads.

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    • christinawehner

      June 19, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Yes; I always learn so much reading everyone’s work! I hope you can join, too! 🙂

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  10. Eric Binford

    June 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Great idea for a Blogathon! I chose The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984).

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  11. Realweegiemidget

    June 20, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Hi, will have a think about this and get back to you once checked out my DVD collection x

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    • christinawehner

      June 20, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      I know how that goes. 🙂 Will be excited to find out what you pick!

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      • Realweegiemidget

        June 21, 2017 at 12:25 am

        Not sure if this counts or not but can I do The Fly with Jeff Goldblum?

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        • christinawehner

          June 21, 2017 at 11:02 am

          Definitely! It was actually the original The Fly movie that inspired the blogathon, so it seems very fitting to include a The Fly movie. 🙂

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          • Realweegiemidget

            June 21, 2017 at 11:03 am

            Cool – what day would you like to add it?

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            • christinawehner

              June 21, 2017 at 11:10 am

              Hmmm…do you think of him as a lonely scientists? I haven’t seen it yet (only the original), but does he go mad? He could be good, though he does turn into a fly.

              But perhaps if he works alone, he could be a lonely scientists?

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              • Realweegiemidget

                June 21, 2017 at 11:26 am

                Asked hubby (as he’s seen it all) as not seen it all myself and he suggested Mad x BTW can I send you my Ballet one early as will be away beginning of August?

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                • christinawehner

                  June 21, 2017 at 11:27 am

                  Absolutely! I hope you will have a wonderful trip in August. 🙂

                  Mad sounds great. We love mad scientists!

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  12. Virginie Pronovost

    June 27, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Yé! Glad this is back! 🙂

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  13. Randall Green

    June 27, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I may have gotten in over my head on this one. I picked 1970’s Trog because it struck me as kinda crazy that it is Joan Crawford’s last film. I have never seen it before, but by all accounts it’s a pretty terrible movie, which could be fun or just terrible. : )

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    • christinawehner

      June 27, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Oh, I’ve heard of that one, too! Wow, that is odd to think of that as her last film. I will be extremely interested to find out which one it is and what you think. I hope it’s fun! 🙂

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  14. tammayauthor

    July 2, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Christina! Thank you for approving my request to write about the film Metropolis. I didn’t word my request very well, though. I noticed it was recorded as “The 1920 film Metropolis”. I know it’s nitpicking, but do you mind just changing that to “Metropolis (1927)”? I hate to come off as someone who was careless with checking the actual release date for the film (i.e., 1927, not 1920). I know it’s a small point but if you could change that, I would really appreciate it.

    Tam
    The Dream Book Blog
    https://thedreambook.wordpress.com/

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    • christinawehner

      July 2, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      No problem! My pleasure. 🙂

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    • christinawehner

      July 2, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      It isn’t showing yet, but I did change it. It seems to take a little while for the sign-up sheet to catch up and show the changes that are made.

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  15. In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

    July 14, 2017 at 10:25 am

    At this stage, though I’m not sure yet if it will be in September, I will be going away for research, but if I do it in September, it will be a few days after this. I noticed that “Without Love” with Kate and Spence hasn’t been claimed yet. How is that to be. I would love to join with a post on “Without Love” if I may? I will sign up using the form though too.

    By the way, have you decided on a topic for my Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon yet? Here is the link below to register.

    https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/announcing-the-third-annual-barrymore-trilogy-blogathon/

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  16. jennifromrollamo

    July 29, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Hello! I would like to participate, with a focus on Madame Curie, so the Good Scientist category, with the movie starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon, as her scientist hubby, Pierre.

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    • christinawehner

      July 29, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      That will be great!! I adjusted it so it should now say Madame Curie on the sheet. Will be looking forward to reading about it!

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  17. MovieCritic

    August 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I have signed up for two, Brenda Bradford in Inspector Gadget (The Good), and Dr. Nefario from Dispicable Me (The Mad). I’m very excited about this!

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    • christinawehner

      August 17, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Wonderful! Those are great choices and I look forward to reading about them!

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  18. In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

    August 31, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Hi Christina. I’m going to be indecisive. Can I change my topic from “Without Love”? As much I love Kate and Spence, I’m thinking that I want to do something different. Do you know of any good scientist movies from the classic era?

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    • christinawehner

      August 31, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Absolutely! Hmm…there are some scientists in the Universal Horror films of Dracula, Frankenstein, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Wolfman. Or Them!

      The Time Machine from 1960. Doctor X. (1932). Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man or Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein are a lot of fun. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936, with Paul Muni). There is, I believe, a movie with Spencer Tracy as Thomas Edison and a film with Don Ameche playing Alexander Graham Bell.

      I hope these help!

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  19. Randall Green

    September 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    My movie scientist wound up being “the good.” Should I just post a link to the entry here on September 8? Thanks.

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    • christinawehner

      September 4, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      That will work great! No problem at all. I’m looking forward to reading about it! 🙂

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  20. John

    September 7, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Is it too late to join the party? How about Karloff in The Invisible Ray (1936)? I can do that for Saturday’s “Mad” posts. John of Jphn V’s Eclectic Avenue: http://jveclectic.blogspot.com

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  21. Gill Jacob

    September 7, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Hi Christine, Just watched the film and he seems more of a lonely kind of man so will submit my post on the 10th x

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  22. Randall Green

    September 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Okay, going to go ahead and post the link now so I don’t forget or get lost in time zones or whatever:

    https://manpointingblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/trog/

    Thanks!

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  23. WinthropJQuiggy

    September 8, 2017 at 2:35 am

    http://midnitedrive-in.blogspot.com/2017/09/in-name-of-science.html

    My first post for the blogathon is now live.

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  24. Linda Sandahl

    September 8, 2017 at 3:51 pm

     
  25. Quiggy

    September 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

     

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