Nerd Pride Movie Night: Real Genius, 8pm 4/20 at Instructables HQ

We're hosting Nerd Pride Movie Night here at Instructables HQ at 8pm Friday the 20th of April.
First movie: Real Genius starring a young Val Kilmer. A fabulous nerd comedy classic from 1985- see it and recognize the source or all those great quotes.
Plot summary: A group of exceptionally bright students are unwittingly involved in the development of a military weapon.
We'll provide the popcorn.

Instructables, 2175 Monarch St, Alameda, CA
Note that the mapping programs don't get our location exactly right. We're in the control tower at the old Alameda naval air base.
Directions here

What is Nerd Pride Movie Night?
Nerd Pride movies celebrate nerds doing their thing. These are not just movies for nerds, or movies nerds like to watch- these movies are classic examples of nerds using their science and tech skills to overcome overwhelming (and often ridiculous) odds.

We'll be alternating Instructables Show & Tell with Nerd Pride Movie Night every month until we think of something even more entertaining to do. I'm toying with the idea of Bad Science Movie Night (The Core!), but we'll see how the nerd classics fare first.

We're starting off with the truly classic Real Genius, and will follow up in June with Ghostbusters. Feel free to offer your suggestions, but be warned that I can't stand Buckaroo Banzai, so will veto it with prejudice no matter how many votes it receives. Fire away.

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KentsOkay9 years ago
DANG! Another event I'm going to miss... Say did future me swing by for my cookie?
dsman1952769 years ago
darn i dont live there... i wanted the free popcorn!!!!!11
Goodhart9 years ago
Speaking of geeky bad movies (I prefer geek over nerd any day LOL) How about the Sci-Fi made for TV movie: Cube 2: Hypercube (2002) ?
My friend was just gripeing about those, saying they were terrible, calling them horror movies... Although, after reading Wikipedia... I do understand where he's coming from... but it sounds interesting.
It was so "unscientific" and they ended up.....oh wait, I don't want to spoil the horrible ending for you too, if you still want to see it
Yeah, so I read on wikipedia, I picked up on a lot of the unscientificness while I was reading the summary, before wiki pointed them out :P
Oh well, it takes digging through a lot of dirt to find the gems, eh ?
4/20... national weed day and hitlers birthday AND instructables movie night.. quite the day
westfw9 years ago
"The Wizard of Speed and Time" has been "released" as a downloadable DVD. Rather in keeping with the whole "Instructables" theme, too. But not such a good movie...
randofo10 years ago
Here is my list...

Nerdy Post-apocolyptic/Sci-Fi:

Silent Running
City of Lost Children
12 Monkeys
This Island Earth

Nerdy documentary:

Fast Cheap and Out of Control
The Way Things Go (<--- short, possible double-feature with something?)
Fishing with John (Tom Waits gives you fishing instructions... of questionable use)

Nerdy rock-operas:

American Astronaut
The Forbidden Zone

Nerdy comedies:

any Wallace & Gromit film
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
MST3K the Movie

Nerdy mad scientists:

The Fly
Young Frankenstein
Geek Maggot Bingo
Skeleton of Cadavra

This may be stretching it, but a marathon of the BBC Prisoner series would be awesome. Everyone likes the Prisoner and #2.... except for #6... he is not a number, he is a free man!
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