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Posted by NicoleTheStrange (Member # 2625) on March 18, 2004, 17:10:
 
I didn't quite know where to post this, but it has to do with movies, so...

Who is your favorite geek from a movie?

Mine are:
George McFly from "Back to the Future"
Seymour from "Ghost World"
Anthony Michael Hall's character in "The Breakfast Club"
 
Posted by Bibo (Member # 1959) on March 18, 2004, 17:29:
 
Sandra Bollock - The Net
Angelina Jolie - Hackers
Pee-wee Herman - Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Anthony Michael Hall as Farmer Ted - Sixteen Candles
Spongebob Square pants
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on March 18, 2004, 18:22:
 
J F Sebastian - Bladerunner.
 
Posted by csk (Member # 1941) on March 18, 2004, 18:36:
 
How about most of the cast of Sneakers.
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on March 18, 2004, 18:46:
 
Data - TNG
Tuvok - Voyager
Daniel - Stargate (The Movie)
Brains - Thunderbirds
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on March 18, 2004, 19:55:
 
Ok, not strictly-speaking 'movie', but....


Willow.

She's an uber-geek, and gets into hot girl-on-girl action.
That's about as good as it gets !
 
Posted by Jessycat (Member # 1171) on March 18, 2004, 19:58:
 
Jordan from Real Genius [thumbsup]
 
Posted by Orpheus (Member # 2397) on March 18, 2004, 20:08:
 
Ian Malcolm - Jurassic Park
Dr. Emmitt Brown - Back to the Future
Egon Spengler - Ghost Busters
Maximilian Cohen - Pi
R2-D2 - Star Wars
Spock - Star Trek
 
Posted by Flashfire (Member # 2616) on March 19, 2004, 17:32:
 
Chris Knight -- Real Genius (which, BTW, has my vote for being Best Geek Movie of All Time)

"Would you call that a launch problem, or a design problem?"
 
Posted by Punk Rawk Poet (Member # 2174) on March 19, 2004, 17:51:
 
Gweneth Paltrow as Margot Tennenbaum. Moody theater geeks are the best. And for TFD there is some girl on girl action.
 
Posted by Mister Boo (Member # 1419) on March 19, 2004, 17:57:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Jessycat:
Jordan from Real Genius [thumbsup]

mmmmm..... Jordan!!! I had the biggest crush on her when I saw that movie. I was very disappointed that Michelle Meyrink was just a flash in the pan, and didn't make many more movies [Frown]

- Fond Memories, D.B.
 
Posted by Sinn (Member # 2111) on March 19, 2004, 19:24:
 
I have to agree with Druid, Willow is the best. With Winifred from Angel coming in second.

Hmm.. In actual movies, I think Jet from the movie Tank girl (Naomi Watts) is pretty hot.
 
Posted by smallerdemon (Member # 635) on March 19, 2004, 22:27:
 
John Crichton from Farscape (yeah, not a movie)

Buckaroo Banazai (need I really say the movie's name at that point?)

I think they may be loosely defined geeks, but I would say they fit the bill.
 
Posted by Katie (Member # 2502) on March 20, 2004, 14:01:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sinn:
I have to agree with Druid, Willow is the best. With Winifred from Angel coming in second.

Hmm.. In actual movies, I think Jet from the movie Tank girl (Naomi Watts) is pretty hot.

Ugh I hated fred from early angel.She isn't as bad now but still....arrgg
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on March 20, 2004, 14:16:
 
Seth Green in The Italian Job, aka The Napster. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on March 20, 2004, 14:20:
 
All of the above...

And then some...

Dammit Janet!


[crazy]
 
Posted by Ivan (Member # 2622) on March 20, 2004, 17:42:
 
The whole cast of nerd from Revenge of the Nerds [Wink]
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on March 20, 2004, 18:43:
 
How could I forget?
Harold Green from The Red Green Show and Duct Tape Forever!
 
Posted by supergoo (Member # 2280) on March 20, 2004, 20:14:
 
pirates of silicon valley

'nuff said.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on March 20, 2004, 21:28:
 
Well, I had to do a little thinking about this, such that I might actually have answer that was more my own, and I finally remembered this:
The Lone Gunmen, from the X-Files - especially Byers. They rock! Mulder & Sculley might make good runners up, for people from the X-Files, and oddly enough, I almost consider Sculley to be more of a geek, with her very cool, scientific manner.

Before coming to this realization, I was going to agree about Willow, because simply put - Willow is awesome (and I'm not saying that because she's a Wiccan lesbian [evil] ). Furthermore, I think I can grok her curious manner of speaking at times - it is more betterer [Big Grin] .

/me misses X-Files & Buffy, from back when they were *great* (the last seasons of both were just sad - and I don't know when I stopped watching Buffy/when it ended...if it ended).

Bored now
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on March 20, 2004, 22:14:
 
Of course, any list of best geeks must include that time-travelling uber-geek The Doctor.

/me needs a sonic screwdriver.
 
Posted by Lumina Manson (Member # 1868) on March 21, 2004, 04:15:
 
Phoebe Cates in Drop Dead Fred. She dressed like a bloody polygamist in that movie! She was so mousey, but she's a hottie, too.
Audrey Tatu in Amelie. Quiet, but always thinking. She was a total geek in that movie!
Chyler Leigh, Eric Jungmann, Cody McMaims, Samm Levine, and Sam Huntington in Not Another Teen Movie. Need I say more?

--You know I'm right, C.P.
 
Posted by icee_donut (Member # 2623) on March 21, 2004, 04:36:
 
Movie geeks;
Seymour from Ghost World was cool, but that's Steve Busemey (spelling may be wrong) and he's usually good in whatever roles he plays.
The Doc in Back to the Future plays a great part, I especially like his models and how he always says 'they may not be to exact scale, i didn't have much time'
As far a TV goes, Willow is an awsome girl and makes a great geek. Fred also makes a good geek as she is very sciencey and often goes into rambles about physics and stuff like that. I may be a bit biast towards these characters though as I am a big fan of buffy and angel.
Also the trio from series six Buffy, Andrew, Warren and Jonathon, they were quite funny.
 
Posted by Zim'et (Member # 2448) on March 21, 2004, 17:04:
 
Patrick Fugit as William Miller in Almost Famous. Counter-culture rock geeks kick ass.
 
Posted by Lumina Manson (Member # 1868) on March 22, 2004, 00:37:
 
Oh, yeah, Frisbee from Spun! He was a dorky geek! LOL!

--Ooh! That's gotta hurt!, C.P.
 
Posted by greycat (Member # 945) on March 22, 2004, 07:30:
 
Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter movies. (Yes, yes, I'll eventually get around to reading the books....)
 
Posted by Stibbons (Member # 2515) on March 22, 2004, 08:35:
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Of course, any list of best geeks must include that time-travelling uber-geek The Doctor.

/me needs a sonic screwdriver.

heh, i know a (minor) incarnation of the doctor... this guy is my physics tutor at college [Big Grin] . unfortunatly his main site's down at the moment so you can't download his videos (some of which aren't that shoddy), but he's in the middle of making a new one which should be out soon. you should hear some of the stories he's got from filming
 
Posted by SupportGoddess (Member # 822) on March 22, 2004, 09:16:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Lumina Manson:
She dressed like a bloody polygamist in that movie! She was so mousey...

You mean she accessorized with spouses?

-- If the plural of 'mouse' is 'mice', L.S.
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on March 22, 2004, 09:20:
 
How about Rachael Leigh Cook in AntiTrust?  -
 
Posted by ooby (Member # 2603) on March 22, 2004, 11:14:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Punk Rawk Poet:
Gweneth Paltrow as Margot Tennenbaum. Moody theater geeks are the best. And for TFD there is some girl on girl action.

I see your Margot.
And Raise you one Dudley
 
Posted by Lithandro (Member # 2407) on March 22, 2004, 12:50:
 
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
How about Rachael Leigh Cook in AntiTrust?  -

With extra credit for playing an art geek in She's All That.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on March 22, 2004, 17:10:
 
Colin Friels as Malcolm in 'Malcolm'

For the benefit of non-aussies who may not have seen it, this is a very funny movie about a painfully shy mechanical genius who works for the tramways, until he gets the sack for building his own tram out of spare parts. He then gets led astray by an ex-con, and uses his mechanical genius to embark on a life of crime, committing some very funny robberies.

A film no geek should miss.
 
Posted by Drazgal (Member # 984) on March 22, 2004, 17:49:
 
The Cool robots from Mystery Science Theatre (the best reason to have Sci Fi channel in the UK), no B movie is safe from their barbed comments!
 
Posted by csk (Member # 1941) on March 22, 2004, 19:16:
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Colin Friels as Malcolm in 'Malcolm'

For the benefit of non-aussies who may not have seen it, this is a very funny movie about a painfully shy mechanical genius who works for the tramways, until he gets the sack for building his own tram out of spare parts. He then gets led astray by an ex-con, and uses his mechanical genius to embark on a life of crime, committing some very funny robberies.

A film no geek should miss.

Well, bugger me, I remember that now! That's the one where the ex-con's girlfriend is walking around in something comparatively skimpy in Malcolm's presence, the ex-con tells her to put something more on, so she then goes to the opposite extreme with a big fluffy jumper, shapeless jeans, etc. Funny the things you remember.
 
Posted by Icypher (Member # 2600) on March 22, 2004, 21:47:
 
You gotta include Samantha Carter from SG-1.

Also:

Dr. Jack Horkheimer from PBS.
Eddie from Jurasic Park: The Lost World.
Thomas Dolby.
Don't know their names, but the father-daughter team of the Godzilla Detection Network from Godzilla 2K.
 
Posted by Icypher (Member # 2600) on March 22, 2004, 21:56:
 
Holy crap!!!!!!

Almost forgot the uber-geek of all time:

MacGyver!!!!
 
Posted by Lumina Manson (Member # 1868) on March 23, 2004, 00:58:
 
quote:
You mean she accessorized with spouses?
-- If the plural of 'mouse' is 'mice', L.S.

LOL, SupportGoddess, I meant that she dressed really chaste in that movie, like those polygamist in Colorado River. Everything covered, ankle socks with a dress, ewww! C'mon! The best of the worst of the late 80's/early 90's. [cry baby] I stand by my mousey look comment. [Smile]

--My foot's asleep, C.P.
 
Posted by Demosthenes (Member # 530) on March 23, 2004, 06:50:
 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
The Lone Gunmen, from the X-Files - especially Byers. They rock!

psht, langley was my favorite. in a show of my poorest taste, i loved the lone gunmen's spinoff show.

most of the cast of freaks and geeks was entirely too awesome, but my favorite member of that cast was the their D&D game master, with such choice quotes as, "every night's a makeout party with judith." [Big Grin]
 
Posted by greycat (Member # 945) on March 23, 2004, 07:17:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Lumina Manson:
I meant that she dressed really chaste in that movie, like those polygamist in Colorado River. Everything covered, ankle socks with a dress, ewww!

Can someone translate this into English for me? What's the connection between someone with multiple spouses, and chastity? I mean... polygamy and chastity are literal opposites, aren't they?

And what does either one of them have to do with clothing?

And what's Colorado River? If I google for it, I just get... the actual river by that name. Even if I put "Colorado River movie", I still get nothing enlightening.

--Dazed and confused, G.W.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on March 23, 2004, 10:39:
 
Well, there's the Colorado River which used to run to the Gulf of Mexico but doesn't because of all the damming and draining for irrigation, but I associate that more with hysterical news headlines than chaste polygamists.

Maybe she meant Colorado City. That's over on the Utah border. Lots of very fundamentalist Mormoms over there. More Mormom than their counterparts in Utah even.
 
Posted by MTB Babe (Member # 2297) on March 23, 2004, 14:35:
 
Yes, I believe the reference is to the Colorado City polygamist communities.
Very strange indeed.
 
Posted by Lumina Manson (Member # 1868) on March 24, 2004, 01:25:
 
My bad. Thanks for the linky, MTB Babe!
It's Colorodo City. I guess my mind was on Laughlin. Those girls dress really chaste but they're married to one guy. Strange, no? Yes!

--What?, C.P.
 
Posted by eDJ (Member # 1950) on March 24, 2004, 23:57:
 
Geeks before their times.....old movies

The movie "A Touch Of Evil" 1958
Crime/Film Noir/Thriller

Evil Geek [evil] ...Capt Hank Quinlan played by Orson Welles...and he had neat geek toys for his times.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on March 25, 2004, 14:46:
 
Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(and I'm not talking about that annoying git in Star Trek TNG)
 


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