Weird Science

1998, TV Show

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Bill Paxton Is Feeling the Love

What's a fella to do when he has Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny and (that's right, and) Ginnifer Goodwin for wives (other than invest in Hallmark stock, that is)? Big-screen star Bill Paxton talks with TV Guide about getting some real action as a Viagra-popping polygamist in HBO's new dramedy Big Love (Sundays at 10 pm/ET).

TV Guide: You're a big-screen actor with a solid career who's never done a TV series. Why make the exception for Big Love?
Bill Paxton:
What I saw right away was that this was a brilliant way to take an alternative lifestyle as far out there as polygamy and use it as a prism to examine contemporary society and mores.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 7/25/1998

Season 5, Episode 18
Lisa's efforts to "erase the hate" among students at Farber High result in aliens invading Earth.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 7/18/1998

Season 5, Episode 15
Wyatt's mom tries to be the fairest of them all by using a magic mirror to get rid of all of the pretty girls in town---including Lisa!

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 7/11/1998

Season 5, Episode 14
Lisa and the guys help the ghosts of Farber High show their school spirit when they scare Scampi out of tearing down their favorite wing.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 3/7/1997

Season 5, Episode 9
With Lisa's "Bride Tracker," Wyatt finds his future wife. However, his intended isn't too intent on spending any time---much less forever---with the rushing groom.

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Bill Paxton Is Feeling the Love

What's a fella to do when he has Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny and (that's right, and) Ginnifer Goodwin for wives (other than invest in Hallmark stock, that is)? Big-screen star Bill Paxton talks with TV Guide about getting some real action as a Viagra-popping polygamist in HBO's new dramedy Big Love (Sundays at 10 pm/ET). TV Guide: You're a big-screen actor with a solid career who's never done a TV series. Why make the exception for Big Love? Bill Paxton: What I saw right away was that this was a brilliant way to take an alternative lifestyle as far out there as polygamy and use it as a prism to examine contemporary society and mores. read more

Big Love I've come to realize...

Big Love I've come to realize that as much as I worry that I watch too much TV to feel adequately optimistic about the medium, I still turn on a new HBO show hoping they've scored another Sopranos or Deadwood and not just an Arliss. Never mind that I want to see Bill Paxton in something good. I have a soft spot for the guy, since pretty much every male of a certain age can, like myself, recite line after line of him as Chet in Weird Science, and as "Game over!" space Marine Hudson in Aliens. And that's not even mentioning other great stuff like One False Move and read more

What was the strange and ...

Question: What was the strange and funky show on HBO that was a sort of risqué sci-fi anthology à la The Outer Limits and Twilight Zone? It had a CGI female robot host. The name of it is totally escaping me and all my friends.


Answer: Sounds like you're thinking of Perversions of Science, a sci-fi-oriented offering from the people who brought you HBO's Tales from the Crypt. As you say, the hostess was a buxom animated android. The lady's name was Chrome and she was voiced by actress Maureen Teefy.

Based on EC Comics' Weird Science, the show featured a pilot episode with a notably apt title, "Dream of Doom." Perversi read more

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Premiered: July 01, 1998, on Sci Fi
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Premise: Two high-school geeks create their dream girl via computer in this series based on the 1985 John Hughes movie.

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