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Adolescent male fantasies at the dawn of the computer age

by Critical Commons Manager

Realizing that they need more power, white suburban adolescent computer geeks hack into an unspecified data center via phone modem to create their perfect woman, scanning in physical and intellectual attributes via FAX machine. When lightning strikes their house during the process, all electronic gadgets and laws of physics in the house go haywire and a physical woman (supermodel Kelly LeBrock) appears to fulfill all their fantasies and usher them into manhood by getting them drunk and introducting them to African-American music at a Blues club. In spite of its overt stupidity and racism, this abominable film was made into a TV series nearly a decade later, spawning 88 episodes on the USA network.

Weird Science TV series opening

The only thing worse than John Hughes' original 1985 movie Weird Science is the TV spinoff, which aired on the USA network nearly a decade later. The TV series remediates numerous virtually identical scenes from the film, including this creation of the ideal woman, by computer, during a lightning storm, while watching Bride of Frankenstein on TV

from Weird Science TV (1994-97)
Creator: Tom Spezialy and Alan Cross
Distributor: USA Network
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