History Trivia / RealGenius

20th Apr '16 1:45:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Mitch Taylor later shows up in Mission Control in ''Film/{{Apollo13}}''.
** Jordan is Judy (girlfriend of the Anthony Edwards character Gilbert) from ''RevengeOfTheNerds''.
** Professor Hathaway is one in a long line of JerkAss characters portrayed by character actor Creator/WilliamAtherton. He is probably best known for playing EPA agent Walter Peck in the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and obnoxious reporter Richard Thornburg in the first two ''Film/DieHard'' movies. Atherton, however, has been showing up in scores of movies and TV shows for over 40 years now and is active to this day (see ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''Series/TheGlades'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', and [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0040472/ many, many others]])
** Lazlo Hollyfeld is Uncle Rico from ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' and Roger Linus from ''Series/{{Lost}}''. [[Film/TheMonsterSquad He's also got nards!]]
** Sherry Nugil later became Amber Twine on ''{{Wiseguy}}'', Selena Davis on ''GuidingLight'', Lorraine Calluzzo on Season 5 of ''Series/TheSopranos'', Rose Boscorelli on ''ThirdWatch'', and Ellie on ''RescueMe''. She's also had steady work in other films and TV shows [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001091/ going back to 1968]].
** CIA project director David Decker is played by character actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0491590/ Ed Lauter]], who has over 50 film and TV credits since the year 2000 alone... and got steady work up until his death in 2013.
** Kent played Tom Hank's rival Cole Whittier in ''BachelorParty''.
** Dean Devlin is really seen only at the Tanning Invitational wearing a red t-shirt with a calculus equation on it. Devlin would later go on to produce the movies ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', ''Film/IndependenceDay'', ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'', ''Film/ThePatriot'', and the TV series ''Series/{{Leverage}}''.
** Dr. Meredith is one of a number of doctors and professors (human and otherwise) that actor Severn Darden portrayed in the 60's, 70's, and '80s. He shows up as similar characters in episodes of ''TheMonkees'',''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'', ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', the original version of ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', and ''The Paper Chase''. He also shows up in some of the ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' movies from the early '70's, ''Film/{{Hopscotch}}'', and the Rodney Dangerfield comedy ''BackToSchool''.
** Dr. Meredith's wife (Mrs. Meredith in the credits, played by actress Sandy Martin) shows up in many small roles going back to the '70s, but more recently has had recurring roles as Mac's mom on ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' and as Selma Green on ''Series/BigLove''.
** The girl Chris hooks up with at the Tanning Invitational is Lynda Wiesmeier, Playboy's Playmate of the Month for July 1982.
** One of the students was played by Yuji "[[Main/KarateKid Chozen]]" Okumoto. He's appeared in ''Film/TheGame'', ''{{Film/Inception}}'', ''Series/LoisAndClark'', ''{{Series/JAG}}'', and ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', among others.
** The "Hacking Consultant" mentioned in the credit is RobertWoodhead; which explains why the credits also thank Sir-Tech for making {{VideoGame/Wizardry}}.
23rd Mar '16 8:04:07 PM JamesAustin
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* BillingDisplacement: ValKilmer had top billing, though Gabriel Jarret played the main character and had more screen time.

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\n* BillingDisplacement: ValKilmer Val Kilmer had top billing, though Gabriel Jarret played the main character and had more screen time.






* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: This movie could only have been made in [[TheEighties the 80s]], when the Strategic Defense Initiative was a pressing concern. Not to mention that [[TechnologyMarchesOn computer technology has marched along]] quite significantly since then.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: This movie could only have been made in [[TheEighties the 80s]], when the Strategic Defense Initiative was a pressing concern. Not to mention that [[TechnologyMarchesOn computer technology has marched along]] quite significantly since then.
17th Jan '16 10:41:28 AM nombretomado
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** Professor Hathaway is one in a long line of JerkAss characters portrayed by character actor Creator/WilliamAtherton. He is probably best known for playing EPA agent Walter Peck in the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and obnoxious reporter Richard Thornburg in the first two ''Film/DieHard'' movies. Atherton, however, has been showing up in scores of movies and TV shows for over 40 years now and is active to this day (see ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''TheGlades'', ''[[LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit]]'', and [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0040472/ many, many others]])

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** Professor Hathaway is one in a long line of JerkAss characters portrayed by character actor Creator/WilliamAtherton. He is probably best known for playing EPA agent Walter Peck in the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and obnoxious reporter Richard Thornburg in the first two ''Film/DieHard'' movies. Atherton, however, has been showing up in scores of movies and TV shows for over 40 years now and is active to this day (see ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''TheGlades'', ''[[LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit]]'', ''Series/TheGlades'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', and [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0040472/ many, many others]])
5th Jan '16 4:34:21 AM Heckfire
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** Lazlo Hollyfeld is Uncle Rico from ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' and Roger Linus from ''Series/{{Lost}}''. [[Film/MonsterSquad He's also got nards!]]

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** Lazlo Hollyfeld is Uncle Rico from ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' and Roger Linus from ''Series/{{Lost}}''. [[Film/MonsterSquad [[Film/TheMonsterSquad He's also got nards!]]
5th Jan '16 4:33:14 AM Heckfire
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** Lazlo Hollyfeld is Uncle Rico from ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' and Roger Linus from ''Series/{{Lost}}''. [[Series/MonsterSquad He's also got nards!]]

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** Lazlo Hollyfeld is Uncle Rico from ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' and Roger Linus from ''Series/{{Lost}}''. [[Series/MonsterSquad [[Film/MonsterSquad He's also got nards!]]
27th Dec '15 2:09:04 PM nombretomado
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** Dr. Meredith is one of a number of doctors and professors (human and otherwise) that actor Severn Darden portrayed in the 60's, 70's, and '80s. He shows up as similar characters in episodes of ''TheMonkees'',''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'', ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'', the original version of ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', and ''The Paper Chase''. He also shows up in some of the ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' movies from the early '70's, ''Film/{{Hopscotch}}'', and the Rodney Dangerfield comedy ''BackToSchool''.
** Dr. Meredith's wife (Mrs. Meredith in the credits, played by actress Sandy Martin) shows up in many small roles going back to the '70s, but more recently has had recurring roles as Mac's mom on ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' and as Selma Green on ''Series/BigLove''.

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** Dr. Meredith is one of a number of doctors and professors (human and otherwise) that actor Severn Darden portrayed in the 60's, 70's, and '80s. He shows up as similar characters in episodes of ''TheMonkees'',''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'', ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'', ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', the original version of ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', and ''The Paper Chase''. He also shows up in some of the ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' movies from the early '70's, ''Film/{{Hopscotch}}'', and the Rodney Dangerfield comedy ''BackToSchool''.
** Dr. Meredith's wife (Mrs. Meredith in the credits, played by actress Sandy Martin) shows up in many small roles going back to the '70s, but more recently has had recurring roles as Mac's mom on ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' and as Selma Green on ''Series/BigLove''.
9th Dec '15 11:10:11 PM kensu
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** The "Hacking Consultant" mentioned in the credit is RobertWoodhead; which explains why the credits also thank Sir-Tech for making {{VideoGame/Wizardry}}.
16th Oct '15 11:45:18 PM nombretomado
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** Dr. Meredith is one of a number of doctors and professors (human and otherwise) that actor Severn Darden portrayed in the 60's, 70's, and '80s. He shows up as similar characters in episodes of ''TheMonkees'',''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'', ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'', the original version of ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', and ''The Paper Chase''. He also shows up in some of the ''PlanetOfTheApes'' movies from the early '70's, ''Film/{{Hopscotch}}'', and the Rodney Dangerfield comedy ''BackToSchool''.

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** Dr. Meredith is one of a number of doctors and professors (human and otherwise) that actor Severn Darden portrayed in the 60's, 70's, and '80s. He shows up as similar characters in episodes of ''TheMonkees'',''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'', ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'', the original version of ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', and ''The Paper Chase''. He also shows up in some of the ''PlanetOfTheApes'' ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' movies from the early '70's, ''Film/{{Hopscotch}}'', and the Rodney Dangerfield comedy ''BackToSchool''.
25th Jun '15 6:52:05 PM nombretomado
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** Dr. Meredith is one of a number of doctors and professors (human and otherwise) that actor Severn Darden portrayed in the 60's, 70's, and '80s. He shows up as similar characters in episodes of ''TheMonkees'',''KolchakTheNightStalker'', ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'', the original version of ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', ''{{Cheers}}'', and ''The Paper Chase''. He also shows up in some of the ''PlanetOfTheApes'' movies from the early '70's, ''Film/{{Hopscotch}}'', and the Rodney Dangerfield comedy ''BackToSchool''.

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** Dr. Meredith is one of a number of doctors and professors (human and otherwise) that actor Severn Darden portrayed in the 60's, 70's, and '80s. He shows up as similar characters in episodes of ''TheMonkees'',''KolchakTheNightStalker'', ''TheMonkees'',''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'', ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'', the original version of ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', ''{{Cheers}}'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', and ''The Paper Chase''. He also shows up in some of the ''PlanetOfTheApes'' movies from the early '70's, ''Film/{{Hopscotch}}'', and the Rodney Dangerfield comedy ''BackToSchool''.
9th May '15 8:23:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Lazlo Hollyfeld is Uncle Rico from ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' and Roger Linus from ''Series/{{Lost}}''. [[MonsterSquad He's also got nards!]]

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** Lazlo Hollyfeld is Uncle Rico from ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' and Roger Linus from ''Series/{{Lost}}''. [[MonsterSquad [[Series/MonsterSquad He's also got nards!]]
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