History Film / RealGenius

23rd Dec '16 2:47:56 PM Kalaong
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: The laser technology in general is real, but Chris's breakthrough on the five megawatt laser is pure {{Technobabble}}. Some of the college pranks, like Ick's "ice", toe the line because nobody bothers to explain exactly what it is.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: The laser technology in general is real, but Chris's breakthrough on the five megawatt laser is pure {{Technobabble}}. AppliedPhlebotinum: Some of the college pranks, like Ick's "ice", toe the line because nobody bothers to explain exactly what it is.is. On the other hand, the laser technology in general is real, but Chris's breakthrough on the five megawatt laser is pure {{Technobabble}}. WordOfGod is that they used real cutting-edge research into high-energy lasers, but purposefully screwed it up a little so anyone with the resources to re-create it couldn't hurt themselves.
20th Dec '16 9:23:57 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: {{Subverted}} by Mitch when he resists Sherry Nugil's advances, but promptly DoubleSubverted when he then proceeds to make out with Jordan, with the implication that they had sex or are at least now dating.
28th Aug '16 12:27:42 PM jackattack
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* BuffySpeak: "Put simply - in deference to Kent - it's like lasing a stick of dynamite."
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.
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