Monkeys have been trained to control a robotic arm by using their thoughts. A video shows a macaque monkey feeding itself marshmallows in a report from Nature News. Monkeys move robotic arm using brain power.
In 2003, Time Magazine reported that two rhesus monkeys with micro-electrodes in their brains could play video games by using a robotic joystick – Robo-Monkey’s Reward.
Research in brain-machine interfaces may one day allow paraplegics to use the power of thought to control prosthetic limbs and devices.
In the movie Monkey Shines (10098), a trained Rhesus monkey helps a quadriplegic man. The man’s thoughts can control the monkey … until the servant becomes the master.
Video: Monkey Shines movie trailer.
Dune (1984) was written and directed by David Lynch. The Dune novel was written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965.
This movie version strays from the novel’s story and has been criticized for its weirdness.
Suk Imperial Conditioning was used to train Dr. Wellington Yueh so that he could be trusted to treat his ruler.
Video: Dune movie trailer.
Dr. Wellington Yueh (Dean Stockwell) is seen with Dr. Liet-Kines
in this deleted scene.
Dune (Extended Edition)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Dr. Heywood R. Floyd (William Sylvester) travels to the Moon to examine a large rectangular black monolith when suddenly sends a signal to Jupiter.
The computer is named HAL. The letters that follow H-A-L in the alphabet are I-B-M.
Video: 2001: Space Odyssey movie trailer.
2001: A Space Odyssey [Blu-ray]
Planet Of The Apes (1968)
This was the movie that started the science fiction franchise movie machine. That was before Star Trek, Star Wars and The Matrix.
Dr. Zira (Kim Hunter) and scientist Cornelius (Roddy McDowell) want to help George Taylor (Charlton Heston), an astronaut who crash landed on the Planet Of The Apes. Dr. Zaius (Maurice Evans) would rather kill him.
Video: Planet Of The Apes movie trailer.
Planet Of The Apes – The Legacy Collection (6 DVDs)
The Abyss (1989)
The crew of deep sea oil rig and submersible transport a Navy SEAL team to investigate a nuclear submarine crash.
Lindsey Brigman (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) drowns and advanced cardiac life support is performed by the non-medical crew.
Video: The Abyss movie trailer.
Video link: Defibrillation and advanced life support
The Time Tunnel is a 1966-1967 science fiction TV series.
Physicist Dr. Tony Newman (James Darren) and scientist Dr. Doug Phillips (Robert Colbert) are lost in time.
Dr. Ann MacGregor (Lee Meriwether) and Dr. Raymond Swain (John Zaremba) operated the control room.
Behind the Scenes – Part 1 video
Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion) is the Scottish chief medical doctor on Stargate Atlantis.
Video link: That’s My Ass, Isn’t It!
– Dr. Carson Beckett with Dr. Weir and Dr. McCay.
“You have an arrow, Rodney, in your gluteus maximus.”
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Dr Richard Nemur and Dr Anna Straus perform experimental surgery on Charlie Gordon (Cliff Robertson) who is a mentally retarded man. Will the surgery give him intelligence?
Video: Charly video montage.
Re-enacted by bunnies at AngryAlien.com.
Video link: The War of the Worlds (1953) in 30 seconds.
In the end, the Martians were killed by our own germs…
Video link: Star Trek: TOS – Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
“Lokai is white on the right side. All of his people are white on the right side.”