History Film / RealGenius

17th Sep '17 11:41:06 PM marcoasalazarm
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Some of the college pranks, like Ick's "ice", toe the line because nobody bothers to explain exactly what it 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.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Some of the college pranks, like Ick's "ice", toe the line because nobody bothers to explain exactly what it 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, [[AndSomeOtherStuff but purposefully screwed it up a little so anyone with the resources to re-create it couldn't hurt themselves.themselves]].
4th Jul '17 3:42:58 PM VicGeorge2011
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: A RunningGag throughout the film is that Kent is a masturbater and that gets used near the end when Mitch does his GodGuise through a transmitter implanted in Kent's braces to get some information out of Kent about what Jerry Hathaway is doing with the laser.
4th Jul '17 3:34:17 PM VicGeorge2011
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* SmiteMeOMightySmiter: Kent after he goes into Jerry Hathaway's house after being warned not to go inside by Jesus and by his fellow students cries out, "Okay, God, let me have it!" It is then that the student's laser project is activated from the plane and projects its beam straight through the window of the house to activate what amounts to a giant Jiffy-Pop.
9th Jun '17 2:20:04 PM CobaltJacket
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* KubrickStare: Mitch, as the recording of him crying to his parents is playing on the cafeteria Public Address system.
27th Mar '17 6:00:16 AM BlackTemplar
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** There's also mention of mutant hamster races and a Madam Curie lookalike contest.
31st Jan '17 10:16:34 PM kensu
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* IgnoredEpiphany: A year before the film takes place, Lazlo tells Chris the story of how he snapped and ended up in the steam tunnels. From this he learns the perils of solving problems without thinking through what the things he create will be used for. He forgets this when Hatheway attacks his ego, and ends up creating a weapon. He later laments on this fact and says "I'm such an asshole." Lazlo helpfully replies: "I know how you feel, Chris, and [[WithFriendsLikeThese you're right]]."
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.))''
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