History Film / RealGenius

19th Jun '16 11:10:13 PM MikeW
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--> (''Through his talk, Chris' grin has slowly faded and he's stopped chewing his gum as the others all share looks of stunned understanding.)

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--> (''Through ''(Through his talk, Chris' grin has slowly faded and he's stopped chewing his gum as the others all share looks of stunned understanding.))''
19th Jun '16 11:09:42 PM MikeW
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--> (''Through his talk, Chris' grin has slowly faded and he's stopped chewing his gum as the others all share looks of stunned understanding.)
19th Jun '16 11:06:30 PM MikeW
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: The team are celebrating creating the prototype when Lazlo interrupts and asks them to think of what they've created: A high-yield beam that unleashes a blast of energy too powerful to be used longer than fifteen seconds and not feasible for anything but one specific purpose:
-->'''Lazlo''': Look at the facts. Very high powered. Portable. Limited firing time, unlimited range. All you's need is a tracking system and a, a large spinning mirror and you can vaporize a human target from space.
-->'''Chris''': This is not good.
22nd Apr '16 12:56:39 AM fdsa1234567890
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* ScienceHero: The entire cast is made up of science and engineering students at one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
22nd Apr '16 12:52:19 AM fdsa1234567890
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* TruthInTelevision: The way in which the characters feel such guilt over their unintentional work on weapons projects is similar to many of the physicists who worked on the Manhattan Project. Notably, [[ScienceHero physics rock star]] Richard Feynman said something similar based on his experience. He was so caught up in the demanding and intellectually stimulating work that he never stopped to question whether what they were doing was a good idea.
1st Feb '16 4:33:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters: You ''can'' pop popcorn with a laser. Popped popcorn ''doesn't'' exert enough pressure to destroy a house from the inside.
18th Dec '15 6:17:40 AM 32_Footsteps
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* EveryoneHasStandards: Kent is a huge {{Jerkass}} to everyone that he isn't sucking up to, and he even sabotages Chris' prototype, which Kent knows will lead to Chris flunking out. However, even he is appalled to learn that the laser work he's contributed towards will be used as a weapon.


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Downplayed, but when Mitch (as the voice of Jesus) points out just what Hathaway has built and how Kent unknowingly helped him, Kent is visibly and audibly upset to learn that he's built a weapon.
28th Aug '15 8:20:23 PM Kalaong
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* ThereIsAGod: Kent's reaction to hearing the voice of "Jesus" (actually Mitch through a transceiver in Kent's glasses) telling him to stop [[ADateWithRosiePalms playing with himself]]. PlayedForLaughs, although it does seem to convince Kent to have a HeelFaceTurn.

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* ThereIsAGod: Kent's reaction to hearing the voice of "Jesus" (actually Mitch through a transceiver in Kent's glasses) braces) telling him to stop [[ADateWithRosiePalms playing with himself]]. PlayedForLaughs, although it does seem to convince Kent to have a HeelFaceTurn.
20th Aug '15 4:25:42 PM BlackTemplar
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** Chris ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold though the latter restricts these tendencies to the uncool characters]]).

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** Chris ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold though the latter he restricts these tendencies to the uncool characters]]).
20th Aug '15 4:24:54 PM BlackTemplar
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* JerkAss: Kent, Dr. Hathaway, Chris ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold though the latter restricts these tendencies to the uncool characters]]). Decker, who casually orders one of his colleagues murdered at the beginning of the film, and is implied he might do the same to Hathaway if he doesn't produce a working laser.

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* JerkAss: Kent, JerkAss:
** Kent
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Dr. Hathaway, Hathaway
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Chris ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold though the latter restricts these tendencies to the uncool characters]]). characters]]).
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Decker, who casually orders one of his colleagues murdered at the beginning of the film, and is implied he might do the same to Hathaway if he doesn't produce a working laser.
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