History YMMV / Scanners

20th Sep '17 6:53:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[spoiler:Dr. Paul Ruth. While he's clearly a MadScientist and AbusiveParent who was willing to [[GuineaPigFamily experiment on his own family]], it's not really clear what became of his wife. Maybe she died in childbirth or maybe they just divorced, but it's not inconceivable that either of his psychic sons might have something to do with her absence. This would lend a lot more weight to Ruth's apparent resentment of Revok and Vale.]]
20th Sep '17 6:43:40 AM Morgenthaler
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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 see the part with the [[YourHeadASplode exploding head]].
13th Mar '17 12:00:34 PM Silverblade2
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2nd Feb '17 7:44:38 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MemeticMutation: The infamous YourHeadASplode scene is used as a reaction image, especially on Website/{{Cracked}} and the late Blog/ToplessRobot.

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* MemeticMutation: The infamous YourHeadASplode scene is frequently used as a reaction image, especially on Website/{{Cracked}} and the late Blog/ToplessRobot.
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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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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"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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Dick Smith's makeup effects are still very impressive over thirty years after the film's release.
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