History Main / WeirdScience

10th Dec '16 6:39:38 PM nombretomado
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** Odd example, ConanTheBarbarian encounters a lost civilization in "Shadows of Xuthal" which has radium lighting and an elixir that both prolonged life and healed just about any wound or injury that wasn't immediately fatal.
* Literature/{{Tarzan}} sometimes encoutered lost civilizations that used this.

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** Odd example, ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian encounters a lost civilization in "Shadows of Xuthal" which has radium lighting and an elixir that both prolonged life and healed just about any wound or injury that wasn't immediately fatal.
* Literature/{{Tarzan}} sometimes encoutered encountered lost civilizations that used this.
7th Dec '16 5:41:57 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Film/{{Stargate}}'': the movie had a lot to do with this trope, as does the [[Franchise/StargateVerse series]]'.

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* ''Film/{{Stargate}}'': the movie had a lot to do with this trope, as does the [[Franchise/StargateVerse series]]'.series]].
21st Oct '16 1:17:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Note also that Weird Science is not the same as HollywoodScience; the former throws realism to the wind in order to create spectacle whereas the latter comes from not bothering to get things right that could have been. They often have similar effects, but different causes; Weird Science springs from RuleOfCool, whereas HollywoodScience grows from [[TheyJustDidntCare poor research.]] (The extreme case, most often found in comedy, is ItRunsOnNonsensoleum.)

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Note also that Weird Science is not the same as HollywoodScience; the former throws realism to the wind in order to create spectacle whereas the latter comes from not bothering to get things right that could have been. They often have similar effects, but different causes; Weird Science springs from RuleOfCool, whereas HollywoodScience grows from [[TheyJustDidntCare poor research.]] research. (The extreme case, most often found in comedy, is ItRunsOnNonsensoleum.)
12th Aug '16 5:25:47 PM TimBumpus
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The stories featured exotic worlds and gee-whiz gadgetry, [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe buxom space babes]], [[GoodOldFisticuffs two-fisted heroes]] and, most important, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment plenty of gee-whiz gadgetry]]; it is this last that can be called Weird Science. Many of the most notable names in science fiction and fantasy got their start writing in these magazines, and, as the century progressed, the standards both for storytelling and scientific plausibility increased, although an exciting story was always more important than a realistic one.

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The stories featured exotic worlds and gee-whiz gadgetry, worlds, [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe buxom space babes]], [[GoodOldFisticuffs two-fisted heroes]] and, most important, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment plenty of importantly, the gee-whiz gadgetry]]; it is this last gadgetry that can be called defines Weird Science. Many of the most notable names in science fiction and fantasy got their start writing in these magazines, and, as the century progressed, the standards both for storytelling and scientific plausibility increased, although an exciting story was always more important than a realistic one.
7th Aug '16 6:13:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheDCU DC Comics]]' anthology titles ''Mystery in Space'' and ''Tales of the Unexpected''.

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* [[TheDCU DC Comics]]' Creator/DCComics' anthology titles ''Mystery in Space'' and ''Tales of the Unexpected''.
7th Jul '16 5:05:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{GURPS}} [=IOU=] had the skill, '''Science!'''
** So does ''SpiritOfTheCentury'', a celebration of the 20s pulp era.

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* {{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} [=IOU=] had the skill, '''Science!'''
** So does ''SpiritOfTheCentury'', ''TabletopGame/SpiritOfTheCentury'', a celebration of the 20s pulp era.



* ''AllOverTheHouse'' veers into this trope almost every time Emily builds a new invention.

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* ''AllOverTheHouse'' ''Webcomic/AllOverTheHouse'' veers into this trope almost every time Emily builds a new invention.



* Anything Frederick and Doctor Franky create in ''TheLifeOfNobTMouse'' fits this trope well.

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* Anything Frederick and Doctor Franky create in ''TheLifeOfNobTMouse'' ''Webcomic/TheLifeOfNobTMouse'' fits this trope well.
2nd Jun '16 3:32:59 PM margdean56
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** Odd example, ConanTheBarbarian encounters a lost civilization in "Shadows of Xuthal" which has radium lighting and an elixir that both prologed life and healing just about any wound or injury that wasn't immediately fatal.

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** Odd example, ConanTheBarbarian encounters a lost civilization in "Shadows of Xuthal" which has radium lighting and an elixir that both prologed prolonged life and healing healed just about any wound or injury that wasn't immediately fatal.
19th May '16 5:35:29 PM erforce
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-->--'''Music/OingoBoingo [[InvokedTrope tells it like it is.]]'''

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-->--'''Music/OingoBoingo -->-- '''Music/OingoBoingo [[InvokedTrope tells it like it is.]]'''



* The ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' franchise makes heavy use of this.

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* %%* The ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' franchise makes heavy use of this.
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.
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