History Main / WeirdScience

29th Apr '16 4:15:33 AM aye_amber
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Not to be confused with the [[Film/WeirdScience movie]], [[Series/WeirdScience series]] or [[OingoBoingo song]] of the same name, though the premise certainly is.

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Not to be confused with the [[Film/WeirdScience movie]], [[Series/WeirdScience series]] or [[OingoBoingo [[Music/OingoBoingo song]] of the same name, though the premise certainly is.
24th Feb '16 5:53:58 AM MegaMarioMan
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* ''RatchetAndClank'' tends to run up against some pretty weird science and occasionally throws "science" to the wind because it's ''fun'' to have a tiny, furry alien with a tinier RobotBuddy wielding {{BFG}}s against an army of {{Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot}}s.

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* ''RatchetAndClank'' ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' tends to run up against some pretty weird science and occasionally throws "science" to the wind because it's ''fun'' to have a tiny, furry alien with a tinier RobotBuddy wielding {{BFG}}s against an army of {{Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot}}s.
21st Sep '15 6:46:25 AM Jake
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* {{Fenspace}} basically runs on this trope.
20th Jul '15 7:53:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* The "Captain Proton" adventures on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' were an unabashed celebration of this trope (somehow fitting for the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' that tended to veer away the most from scientific plausibility).

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* The "Captain Proton" adventures "Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton" on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' were an unabashed celebration of this trope (somehow fitting for the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' that tended to veer away the most from scientific plausibility).
16th Jun '15 3:58:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'' somewhat parodies this, but in an affectionate way.

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* ''MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'' ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'' somewhat parodies this, but in an affectionate way.
21st May '15 8:54:15 PM marcoasalazarm
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* WeirdHistoricalWar
7th Apr '15 6:05:02 PM nombretomado
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* As mentioned above this was a staple of the 30s and 40s pulps. DocSavage lived off this in particular.

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* As mentioned above this was a staple of the 30s and 40s pulps. DocSavage Franchise/DocSavage lived off this in particular.



* ''The Chinatown Death Cloud'' and its sequel ''The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown'' by Paul Malmont pay homage to this era with a couple of yarns in which [[DocSavage Lester Dent]], [[Radio/TheShadow Walter Gibson]], Creator/RobertAHeinlein, Creator/IsaacAsimov, Creator/LRonHubbard and other pulp writers investigate (and sometimes create) StockUnsolvedMysteries -- despite their very real flaws in comparison to the perfect straight-jawed heroes they churn out for a living.

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* ''The Chinatown Death Cloud'' and its sequel ''The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown'' by Paul Malmont pay homage to this era with a couple of yarns in which [[DocSavage [[Franchise/DocSavage Lester Dent]], [[Radio/TheShadow Walter Gibson]], Creator/RobertAHeinlein, Creator/IsaacAsimov, Creator/LRonHubbard and other pulp writers investigate (and sometimes create) StockUnsolvedMysteries -- despite their very real flaws in comparison to the perfect straight-jawed heroes they churn out for a living.
17th Mar '15 8:28:31 PM nombretomado
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* This is one of the main features of {{Fringe}}, with everything from travel between universes to Nazi biological weapons that kill everyone who is not blonde and blue-eyed.

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* This is one of the main features of {{Fringe}}, ''{{Series/Fringe}}'', with everything from travel between universes to Nazi biological weapons that kill everyone who is not blonde and blue-eyed.
2nd Mar '15 5:45:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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** {{GURPS}} 4e actually has a skill called "Weird Science" which lets you invent ridiculous devices. Whether you are believed or they work is entirely dependent on the setting.

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** {{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} 4e actually has a skill called "Weird Science" which lets you invent ridiculous devices. Whether you are believed or they work is entirely dependent on the setting.



* Gnomes in many DungeonsAndDragons settings, including {{Dragonlance}} and {{Spelljammer}}.

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* Gnomes in many DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings, including {{Dragonlance}} TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}} and {{Spelljammer}}.TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}.
28th Dec '14 3:06:51 AM NozzDogg
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* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' has Weird Science coming out of its ears, from insane scientists inserting control chips into monsters, to killer robots and matter-energy converters.
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