Dr. Cyclops

Dr. Cyclops (1940) is a horror film.

Physicist Dr. Thorkel is a mad scientist and he uses radioactivity to miniaturize living things to one-fifth of their normal size.

Dr. Cyclops is an example of a very mad scientist. Was the story inspired by the Cyclops in Homer’s Odyssey?

Video: Dr. Cyclops movie trailer.
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Dr. Jack Shephard

Dr. Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) is a spinal surgeon on Lost. His father who also was a surgeon died in Australia. Shephard was on the return Oceanic Flight 815 to Los Angeles with his father’s coffin when the plane crashed in the South Pacific.

Video Link: LOST- Top 7 Badass Jack Moments

Comments:
“What did you do for a living before you became Moses? ”
“I don’t know my bloody blood type!”

Science Fiction Stars

Video: Planets and stars size in scale.
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Planets and stars size in scale, Uranus isn’t shown but it’s barely bigger than Neptune.

The Stars:

  • Sirius
  • Pollux
  • Arcturus
  • Rigel
  • Betelgeuse
  • Antares
  • MY Cephei
  • W Cephei
  • Rigel is a star in the Star Trek universe.
    Project Arcturus was an attempt by the Ancients of Stargate Atlantis to extract zero point energy from their own universe.
    And then there is the movie Beetlejuice.
    Can you find more mentions of these stars in science fiction movies and television shows?

    Stargate Universe

    From the official site at stargate.mgm.com -

    SGU follows a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth.  Faced with meeting the most basic needs of food, water and air, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship’s Stargate to survive.  The danger, adventure and hope they find on board the Destiny will reveal the heroes and villains among them.

    Dr. Nicholas Rush is a genius scientist and head of the Icarus program.
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    Dr. Olivia Benford

    Dr. Olivia Benford (Sonya Walger) from FlashForward (2009) is a surgeon in a major city hospital. She is married to FBI Special Agent Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes).
    All humans on Earth mysteriously lose consciousness for 137 seconds while they a vision of their life six months into the future.

    Video Link: Janis Hawk – Back in surgery.
    Dr. Benford’s aggressive approach to surgery is questioned by surgical intern Bryce Varley. Is she trying to preserve Jane’s fertility because of her ‘FlashForward’?

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    Robotic Monkey Shines

    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.
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