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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Weird Science

What started out as a popular 50s Magazine made by the same company that produced Tales From The Crypt and ended up as one of the staples of the late John Hughes Career.  Weird Science was considered the holy grail of Magic and Technology going hand in hand rather than at each others throats.  It was also one of the movies that started future Iron Man actor, Robert Downey Junior's career. It has had one movie, a theme song by Oingo Boingo (Most may not know the band however, you do know one of his members if you ever heard the Batman theme or Simpsons theme once in your life.  And a TV Show that mixed I dream of Jeannie in with the Twilight Zone. 

The story itself was based off the comic "Made of The Future" In which  time travelers go to the 1950s where a man discovers through them, that they have the means to provide the perfect mate for him.  This later evolves and modernizes into a story, where two genius level nerds, Gary and Wyatt decide they want to change their lives.  So they use Wyatt's computer to create the perfect woman as a stepping stone to said life.  Through a montage of magic rituals and technobabble, they finish the job by connecting a barbie doll to the computer Frankenstein.  Once they push enter it all goes to hell for lightning strikes the house and causes everything in a 100 mile radius to go nuts, from upside down dogs to random places in Shermer (not a real town.) Catching on fire.  All seemed worthless until from out of the smokey remains of Wyatt's room, appears Lisa.  A girl with great beauty and powers to match.  For it seems that Gary and Wyatt got more than they bargained for.  Not only is she a beauty, but she is undoubtedly loyal to them, and has reality warping abilities that she uses to grant their wishes.  In the process she teaches them how to be their own men and loosen up.

Now I know what you are thinking "There is absolutely no way that she can possibly exist.  I mean she's a woman they made using a computer. How is that remotely possible." And for once I do agree with you.  Even renowned mad scientist Doctor Insano couldn't figure it out and he hijacked Neutro.  (Though that doesn't explain how he has an assistant Nurse if she isn't artificial or at least mind controlled.)  Could it Exist In Real Life?

Now you guys are probably gonna call the men in white for this.  Yes she can.  Now before you dial the mental health hotline, there is actually multiple schools of thought on the subject.

First let's get the obvious out of the way.  I already got the idea of A.I. out of the way for Tron and Atop The Fourth Wall's analysis.  She could also be a homunculus.  The fact that Gary and Wyatt were inspired by Bride of Frankenstein strengthens that argument. As for being able to move freely on her own volition.  It was explained in my Who Framed Roger Rabbit analysis on how to make a hologram capable of not only being moved around but also touched like its a solid object or a person.

Now that I gotten the obvious out of the way let's get on with the supernatural aspects.  For those who seen the movie you know what I am talking about.  For those who don't hear it goes.  During the creation montage there was one ridiculous scene where after they hook the doll up to the computer, they surround it with candles and perform  a laughable ritual where they wear bras on their heads and chant in foreign tongues.  As ridiculous as it is in the movie there is some truth to it.  According to the Lesser Key of Solomon.  There exists various rituals in which a Djinn can be summoned.  To those who don't know a Djinn is a being that is capable of granting wishes to its summoner.  However depending on the source material a Djinn is either pure good or pure evil or a mix of both.   Most of these rituals actually cause the Djinn to manifest in human form while others are in spirit form, or inhabiting a vessel.  In Lisa's case she not only inhabits the body of a barbie doll, but she warped it to the point where it became a flesh and blood vessel of equal size of an adult human girl.

While this stuff could be possible in theory, I advise you not to try this out for the same reasons I advise not for you all to recreate rituals from The Craft.

As usual, debate, argue and let me know what I missed.  Stay Tuned For More.

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