History Main / WeirdScience

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.
10th Sep '14 4:31:40 PM Cameoflage
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31st Aug '14 3:32:32 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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''Astounding Science Fiction'' (later ''Magazine/{{Analog}}''), ''Unknown'' (also known as ''Unknown Worlds''), and ''Galaxy'' published generally high quality fiction. ''Magazine/AmazingStories'', ''Weird Tales'' and ''Startling Stories'' and others occupied the middle strata while ''Captain Future'', ''Planet Stories'' and many, many others published the more shamelessly trashy material. (''Unknown'' and ''Weird Tales'' actually published mostly fantasy and horror, though individual ScienceFiction stories and elements would get incorporated in the stories too.) They specialized in imaginative stories of ScienceFiction, with the less highbrow magazines in particular having a good deal more "BoysOwn Adventure" flair. The actual name ''Weird Science'' comes from EC Comics ComicBook, which tended to use the KarmicTwistEnding or, more rarely, the CruelTwistEnding. (EC also published ''Weird Fantasy'', actually another ScienceFiction comic, and merged the two titles later.)
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''Astounding Science Fiction'' (later ''Magazine/{{Analog}}''), ''Unknown'' (also known as ''Unknown Worlds''), and ''Galaxy'' published generally high quality fiction. ''Magazine/AmazingStories'', ''Weird Tales'' and ''Startling Stories'' and others occupied the middle strata while ''Captain Future'', ''Planet Stories'' and many, many others published the more shamelessly trashy material. (''Unknown'' and ''Weird Tales'' actually published mostly fantasy and horror, though individual ScienceFiction stories and elements would get incorporated in the stories too.) They specialized in imaginative stories of ScienceFiction, with the less highbrow magazines in particular having a good deal more "BoysOwn "Boys Own Adventure" flair. The actual name ''Weird Science'' comes from EC Comics ComicBook, which tended to use the KarmicTwistEnding or, more rarely, the CruelTwistEnding. (EC also published ''Weird Fantasy'', actually another ScienceFiction comic, and merged the two titles later.)
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