History Main / WeirdScience

8th Dec '17 10:33:14 AM WaterBlap
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* TheFinalFrontier
6th Dec '17 1:36:42 PM Malady
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2nd Nov '17 9:36:54 PM PaulA
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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 "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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''Astounding Science Fiction'' (later ''Magazine/{{Analog}}''), ''Unknown'' (also known as ''Unknown Worlds''), and ''Galaxy'' published generally high quality fiction. ''Magazine/AmazingStories'', ''Weird Tales'' ''Magazine/WeirdTales'' 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 "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.)
8th Oct '17 12:01:11 AM FGHIK
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* ''ForScience!''

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1st Oct '17 9:27:27 AM nombretomado
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* {{Fenspace}} basically runs on this trope.

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* {{Fenspace}} Website/{{Fenspace}} basically runs on this trope.
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''.
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