Skepchick's Top Eleven Hot Movie Scientists
by Rebecca Watson
them on the screen, with their tight lab coats, their fawning undergrad
admirers, and their sexy, sexy Erlenmeyer flasks. With a life like that,
who wouldn't want to sign right up for the advanced science courses at
the local university? Or at the very least, who wouldn't want to fantasize
about bedding one of those brainy babes? Here are Skepchick's top picks
for filling your fantasies.
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Peter Weller, AKA Robocop, plays the rock star/brain surgeon who invents
the oscillation overthruster at the crux of the plot. For our money, Weller
can oscillate and overthrust us any day of the week.
Before Richard Dreyfuss became more well-known for playing "old uptight
guy," he left the ladies drooling as a hot young egotistical marine
biologist in one of the greatest movies ever, Jaws. Word has
it that during filming Dreyfuss bedded every girl on Martha's Vineyard,
and I believe it.
Evelyn Carnahan, The
Some people accused The Mummy of being just a poor man's
Indiana Jones. To them I say this -- Indiana Jones never had Rachel Weisz.
John Nash, A
Russel Crowe deftly shows off his acting chops by playing the
dreamiest paranoid schizophrenic mathmatician genius to ever star in a
hit Hollywood movie.
Dr. Laurel Weaver, Men
Whether she's fighting aliens, talking sass, or performing pathology-related
research, Dr. Weaver is so gorgeous we don't care if she's up to her wrists
in Martian guts.
Seth Brundle, The
Kafka may have had deeper subtext, but Cronenberg had the quintessential
sexy nerd scientist Jeff Goldblum. Never before and never again have we
been so attracted to a disgusting, oozing giant bug.
Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic
Maybe it's the accent. Maybe it's the paleontology. Whatever it is, we're
just happy he didn't get eaten by a dinosaur.
Indiana Jones, Raiders
of the Lost Ark
When he wasn't fighting Nazis, cracking whips, and fleeing snakes,
Dr. Jones was charming the skirts off giggling co-eds.
Jean Grey, X-Men
We'd pay good money to see Famke Janssen star in the obvious pornographic
cousin to this mutant action movie, XXX-Men. Not only is she the resident
ultra-hot researcher of the team, but she can also make things move --
with her mind! Imagine the possibilities.
Clyde Martin, Kinsey
Peter Sarsgaard plays this bisexual psychologist who hooks up with Liam
Neeson and Laura Linney. Need we say more? Hot!
Dr. Ellie Arroway, Contact
IMDB.com lists the following "goof" for the movie Contact:
"Ellie gets out of bed after having sex, pulls her sweater on and
walks to the end of the bed, clearly braless. Seconds later as she leaves,
she has somehow miraculously acquired a bra." All I have to say is
that Carl Sagan, had he lived to see the final cut of the movie, would
never, never have stood for such an egregious insult to science
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