Witchdoctor – Stargate Atlantis

In Stargate Atlantis, an expedition is sent through a newly discovered Stargate and they travel to the submerged city of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy.

Dr. Meredith Rodney McKay is a Canadian and the Chief Scientific Adviser of the Atlantis Expedition.
Dr. Carson Beckett is Scottish and the former Chief Medical Doctor of the Atlantis Expedition.

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The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain (1971) is based on the 1969 novel by Michael Crichton.

Dr. Jeremy Stone (Arthur Hill), Dr. Charles Dutton (David Wayne), Dr. Mark Hall (James Olson) and Dr. Ruth Leavitt (Kate Reid) investigate a deadly disease caused by an alien organism. They must discover why an infant and an alcoholic man are unaffected before the disease threatens all life on Earth.
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The Andromeda strain virus causes death by coagulating the blood and it has the ability to mutate.

Video: Andromeda Strain movie trailer.
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The Andromeda Strain
The Andromeda Strain

Facehugger Infertility

This Facehugger inspired by the movie Alien (1979) must be infertile because it did not deposit an embryo that should have matured into a Chestburster.

Why does a parasitic Chestburster take the hard way out and exit through the ribs and sternum of a human thorax? If such a life-form really existed then it would have evolved on a planet where the host organism had an exoskeleton. Therefore, it would not have the instinct to change its exit strategy.

Video: Facehugger from the Space channel
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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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Dr. Jon Osterman

Also known as Doctor Manhattan in Watchmen. Scientist Dr. Jonathan Osterman was transformed in 1959, after being disintegrated in the Intrinsic Field Subtractor.
Doctor Manhattan has true super powers. He can control sub-atomic particles and forces at the quantum level. He can observe his own past, present and future. He is almost a god, but a tachyon generator could disrupt his ability to see the future and he is not immune to emotional manipulation.

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