Weird Science

1998, TV Show

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Big Love I've come to realize...

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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 Full Article

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 7/25/1998

Season 5, Episode 17
Lisa inadvertently gives birth to a junior genie in a misconceived attempt to teach Chett a lesson about responsibility.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 7/11/1998

Season 5, Episode 13
Lisa seeks help from the "genie master" when she becomes discouraged by her faulty powers. Meanwhile, Wyatt and Gary become obsessed with a magic box.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 4/11/1997

Season 5, Episode 12
After Lisa sends Gary and Wyatt off to school, she dons a virtual reality headset and dials up a new adventure: "The Genie Detective," a black-and-white detective movie.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 2/16/1997

Season 5, Episode 7
As a way of dressing down Chett for his lecherous behavior, Lisa turns him into an exotic dancer in Vegas. But he turns the tables and proves he can strip with the best of them.

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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

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

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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