A milquetoast scientist who has been working at a museum develops a genetic dominance DNA serum that should bring out the competitive nature inherent in all of us that has been muted over ... See full summary »

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Laura White (as Jenny Levine)
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A milquetoast scientist who has been working at a museum develops a genetic dominance DNA serum that should bring out the competitive nature inherent in all of us that has been muted over the years. Trying it on himself brings out more than he bargained for. Written by DrDOS

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31 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode could have been so much more fun. It is so simplistic that it gets ruined from the get go. A researcher who has developed a method of adding strength to the weak but is himself the walking, talking emblem of weakness. His colleagues treat him like dirt, his benefactor does so, he can't walk down a street without being assaulted by passersby and he has no romance in his life. Because he is so passive, his work is not respected (which is absurd, since so many scientists can be withdrawn nerds). Of course, when he gets his weakest lab mice to become dominant when they are injected, we know he will try the stuff on himself. He begins his descent, becoming a sort of Neanderthal who now bullies and assaults those whom he encounters. He enjoys his new power but his violent actions diminish the effect of the episode. What happens is a pathetic decline where he loses his own humanity. This could have been so interesting with a little more delicate touch.


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