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Movie Scientist Blogathon: Day 3 Recap – The Lonely

A fantastic third day!

Silver Screenings

Today’s Movie Scientist posts look at the lonely, often isolated nature of scientific work. The movies below examine movie scientists who work alone, or as part of a small, secluded team.

Thanks to all of you for your research, observations and hard work over these past three days. We were so impressed by your selection of films and what you wrote about them.

Also, a special thank you to Christina Wehner for being a wonderful co-host.

Christina Wehner: Gojira (1954)

Cinematic Scribblings: Letter Never Sent (1959)

Critica Retrô: Eyes Without a Face (1960)

Blogferatu: The Invisible Man (1933)

The Midnite Drive-In: Forbidden Planet (1956)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood: Roxanne (1987)

Diary of a Movie Maniac: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Taking Up Room: The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Silver Screenings:Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon(1942)

…And More Mad Scientists from Day 2

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Posted by on September 10, 2017 in Uncategorized


Movie Scientist Blogathon: Day 2 Recap – The Mad!

Another wonderful day of science! A good day to be mad. There are even some bonus good scientist!


Movies Silently explores the awesomely titled The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship

I Found It at the Movies highlights the mad Professor Foot who’s after the Beatles in Help!

Taking Up Room gives us monsters galore to accompany the mad scientist in House of Dracula

Boris Karloff is mad – in more ways than one – in The Man They Could not Hang, reviewed by Peyton’s Classics 

Reelweegiemidget Reviews writes about Jeff Goldblum in The Fly, who is good, mad, and lonely.

Ray Milland is The Man With X-Ray Eyes, reviewed by The Midnite Drive-In

John V’s Eclectic Avenue writes that Lugosi is good, but Karloff is mad in The Invisible Ray

Voyages Extraordinaires looks at one of the last films by Georges Melies, A la Conquête du Pôle (Conquest of the Poles)

Old Hollywood Films gives us the Biography of a Movie Monster: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Diary of a Movie Maniac discusses a “horror cooked rare” in Murders in the Rue Morgue

Noirish describes the sci-fi/horror/noir Indestructible Man

And an extra Good Scientist!Sat In Your Lap looks at the screwball comedy with a scientist in What’s Up Doc? 


Posted by on September 9, 2017 in Uncategorized


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#MovieScientist Blogathon Starts Friday!

#MovieScientist Blogathon Starts Friday!

Very much looking forward to this!

Silver Screenings


The biggest movie scientist blogging bash of the year starts this Friday!

We can’t wait to read your observations of the portrayal of scientists in film.

The blogathon runs this weekend, September 8-10. Remember, each day will be dedicated to a different subset of movie scientists:

  • Friday the 8th = Good Scientists
  • Saturday the 9th = Mad Scientists
  • Sunday the 10th = Lonely Scientists

On each evening of the blogathon, we’ll upload a recap of the day’s posts. If you post later in the evening – no worries! We’ll include you in the next day’s recap.

For rules and the list of participants, click HERE.

See you at this weekend’s Movie Scientist bash!

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Posted by on September 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

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