The Day That Doctors Still Smoked

In The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), the injured alien Klaatu has been examined by doctors at a military hospital. Mr. Harley and the doctor are amazed that he has a such a long life expectancy…

…the lungs are they same as ours; that must mean a similar atmosphere, similar pressure…

and then they proceed to smoke some cigarettes!

Video: Smoking doctors.
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) is a small town doctor. Many of his patients apparently have the paranoid delusion that their loved ones are impostors.

Dr. Dan Kaufman (Larry Gates) is the town psychiatrist and his diagnosis is mass hysteria.

Dr. Bennell latter discovers that the Earth has been invaded by an alien life-form. The Pod People consume the original person and an emotionless duplicate is created.

Video: Invasion of the Body Snatchers movie trailer.
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Dr. Bennell: Maybe they’re the result of atomic radiation on plant life or animal life. Some weird alien organism – a mutation of some kind…

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Widescreen/Full Screen)

The Injured Stormtrooper

This Star Wars parody pokes fun at how easily stormtroopers die when hit.
Shouldn’t the suits give excellent protection against laser blasts? Clones are very expensive and it takes time to make new ones.
Where are the Stormtrooper medics like the ones that picked up the injured Anakin Skywalker?

Video: Injured Stormtrooper-Star Wars parody.
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I thought this suit was designed to make sure you were dead if you got hit.

This is the Stormtrooper Effect which is related to the expendable Redshirt from Star Trek.

Dr. Bashir’s Flap

Trials and Tribble-ations, Dr. Bashir and O’Brien from Deep Space 9 travel back in time to Captain Kirk’s Enterprise in the 23rd century.

Dr. Bashir: I never met my great-grandfather. This could be a predestination paradox! Come on, Chief, surely you took elementary temporal mechanics at the Academy? I may be destined to fall in love with that woman and become my own… great-grandfather.

Video: Dr. Bashir from DS9

Dune 1984

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.

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Dr. Wellington Yueh (Dean Stockwell) is seen with Dr. Liet-Kines

in this deleted scene.

Dune (Extended Edition)
Dune (Extended Edition)