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They are the explorers, researchers, and geniuses of cinema. They study space, time, and beyond. Be it retrieving ancient artifacts or dissecting alien species, these scientists are eccentric, offbeat, or just downright mad. Over the decades, film has had no shortage of its take on any and every facet of science, the asking and answering of “what”, “how”, and “why”.

Everything from robotics to cloning to time travel, cinema’s portrayal of the men and women who dedicate their life to understanding the world around us has been anything but bland. They can be a comical parody or a serious commentary on humankind, film has a long list of those who discover more about the past, present, and future.

Sometimes with good intentions gone bad, or evil all along, I present 15 of film’s most off-kilter and unconventional scientists, be it in their research or personality, and some of those »

- Chris Combs

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