History YMMV / Scanners

5th Jul '16 7:50:14 PM bt8257
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Most people nowadays have heard of this movie because it's "that movie with the exploding head", and if they're watching it, it's so they can [[WatchItForTheMeme see the part with the exploding head]].


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13th Jun '16 1:28:23 PM avon
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* PlayingGertrude: Patrick [=McGoohan=]'s character, Dr. Ruth was said to have founded a biochemical company in 1942. That would make him somewhat older than [=McGoohan=] who was only about 13 or 14 at the time. This is somehwat tempered, though, by [=McGoohan=] looking and sounding [[YoungerThanTheyLook older than he was]] at this point in his career (possibly attributed to his reputed alchoholism, he did not age well after his mid-late forties).
15th May '16 12:46:38 PM erforce
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* MemeticMutation: The infamous YourHeadASplode scene is used as a reaction image, especially on Website/{{Cracked}} and Blog/ToplessRobot.

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* MemeticMutation: The infamous YourHeadASplode scene is used as a reaction image, especially on Website/{{Cracked}} and the late Blog/ToplessRobot.
28th Aug '15 4:49:37 AM Kalaong
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** Arguably also the name of Dr. Ruth, considering this was just before ''that'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Ruth_Westheimer Dr. Ruth]] started becoming more well-known. Cronenberg possibly knew about her, as the Dr. Ruth in ''Scanners'' was once [[spoiler:a biochemist researching drugs for pregnant women.]]

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** Arguably also the name of Dr. Ruth, considering this was just before ''that'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Ruth_Westheimer Dr. Ruth]] started becoming more well-known. Cronenberg possibly knew about her, as the Dr. Ruth in ''Scanners'' was once [[spoiler:a biochemist researching drugs for pregnant women.]]women]].
10th Aug '15 1:46:21 PM bt8257
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* MemeticMutation: The infamous YourHeadAsplode scene is used as a reaction image, especially on Website/{{Cracked}} and Blog/ToplessRobot.

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* MemeticMutation: The infamous YourHeadAsplode YourHeadASplode scene is used as a reaction image, especially on Website/{{Cracked}} and Blog/ToplessRobot.
10th Apr '15 8:49:11 AM erforce
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Revok's moment is [[YourHeadASplode obvious]]. Vale's is probably the final twist in the film.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments:
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Revok's moment is [[YourHeadASplode obvious]]. Vale's is probably the final twist in the film.



* HilariousInHindsight: "Nobody's ever 'switched off' a scanner before."
** Arguably also the name of Dr. Ruth, considering this was just before ''that'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Ruth_Westheimer Dr. Ruth]] started becoming more well-known. Cronenburg possibly knew about her, as the Dr. Ruth in Scanners was once [[spoiler:a biochemist researching drugs for pregnant women.]]
* MemeticMutation: The infamous YourHeadAsplode scene is used as a reaction image, especially on Website/{{Cracked}} and ToplessRobot.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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"Nobody's ever 'switched off' a scanner before."
** Arguably also the name of Dr. Ruth, considering this was just before ''that'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Ruth_Westheimer Dr. Ruth]] started becoming more well-known. Cronenburg Cronenberg possibly knew about her, as the Dr. Ruth in Scanners ''Scanners'' was once [[spoiler:a biochemist researching drugs for pregnant women.]]
* MemeticMutation: The infamous YourHeadAsplode scene is used as a reaction image, especially on Website/{{Cracked}} and ToplessRobot.Blog/ToplessRobot.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Dick Smith's makeup effects are still very impressive over thirty years after the film's release.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: VisualEffectsOfAwesome:
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Dick Smith's makeup effects are still very impressive over thirty years after the film's release.
29th Mar '15 4:08:40 PM crazyrabbits
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* FridgeBrilliance: The scanner duel between Vale and Revok. [[spoiler:Revok has taught himself how to kill people horrifically with his powers as befits his methods and goals as a psychic terrorist, hence the severe hemorrhaging he easily inflicts during his attempt to "suck (Vale's) brain dry". Vale received far more expert training from first Ruth and then Obrist, and is capable of just as much more subtlety, such as [[{{Technopath}} scanning a computer]] over a ''phone line.'' Vale is thus mortally injured almost as soon as the duel begins, but eventually calls on that training to enter a state of TranquilFury and [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor give Revok exactly what he demands]] - and [[GrandTheftMe then some.]]]]
21st Mar '15 6:49:56 PM Kalaong
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* FoeYay: In ''Scanners 2'', Drak constantly calling David "pretty boy".



** Arguably also the name of Dr. Ruth, considering this was just before ''that'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Ruth_Westheimer Dr. Ruth]] started becoming more well-known. Cronenburg possibly knew about her, as the Dr. Ruth in Scanners was once [[spoiler:a chemist researching drugs for pregnant women.]]

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** Arguably also the name of Dr. Ruth, considering this was just before ''that'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Ruth_Westheimer Dr. Ruth]] started becoming more well-known. Cronenburg possibly knew about her, as the Dr. Ruth in Scanners was once [[spoiler:a chemist biochemist researching drugs for pregnant women.]]
6th Feb '15 7:25:46 PM redfox5367
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** Blowing up an entire computer room with nothing but his mind probably counts as well. It's a pity the gas station and phone booth had to get caught in the crossfire.
28th Dec '14 12:07:05 PM Morgenthaler
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