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My Science Project

My Science Project movie poster
Directed by Jonathan R. Betuel
Produced by Jonathan T. Taplin
Written by Jonathan R. Betuel
Starring John Stockwell
Danielle von Zerneck
Dennis Hopper
Richard Masur
Barry Corbin
Music by Peter Bernstein
Bill Heller
Cinematography David M. Walsh
Editing by Carroll Timothy O'Meara
Release date(s) August 9, 1985
Running time 94 min.
Country USA
Language English
Budget N/A
IMDb profile

My Science Project is a 1985 comedy/adventure/science fiction film. The film is directed by Jonathan R. Betuel. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (499x755, 80 KB) This image is of a movie poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... Stockwell John R. Stockwell is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving in the Agency for twelve years serving seven tours of duty. ... Dennis Hopper (born May 17, 1936) is an American actor and film-maker. ... Richard Masur (born 20 November 1948, New York, New York) is an actor who has starred in over 80 movies during his career. ... Leonard Barrie Barry Corbin (born October 16, 1940 in Lamesa, Texas) is a U.S.-based character actor with over 100 credits in film and television and several in computer gaming. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... Look up adventure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ...


Tagline: The funniest sci-fi movie this summer.


We must not destroy the world.

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Plot summary

Michael (A class room drop-out but a true auto fanatic) and Ellie (The school nerd) break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael's class. Michael accidentally falls through a trap door into an old underground fallout shelter, and upon exploring the shelter discover a strange glowing orb (a prop which was actually what is now a common plasma lamp). Michael, unknowingly activates the device while trying to clean it, so it could pass as his science project. Referring to it simply as the "gizmo", it demonstrates strange properties, such as absorbs electricity from any nearby electronic devices. After Michael and his friends plug it into a power source, it begins to materialise objects from other times and dimensions. When his school lecturer experiments by plugging the orb into the power grid, it starts a chain reaction that starts to twist dimensions and warp time around it. Past, present and future collide, in a whirling vortex which engulfs the school and puts Michael and his friends into an adventure to stop it. This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... A sign pointing to an old fallout shelter in New York City. ... A plasma lamp The effect of a conducting object (such as a hand) in close proximity to the plasma globe glass The central electrode of a plasma globe Plasma lamps (also variously plasma globes, plasma balls, plasma domes, plasma spheres, or plasma orbs) are novelty items which were most popular...


As alluded to in the movie's introduction, the orb itself came from a crashed alien vessel that was found by the US Military in 1957. The military general ordered the vessel destroyed (possibly fearing that it would cause panic among earths population). The orb (which could have been some kind of temporal engine, which allowed the craft to enter different times and dimensions) was placed in a military junkyard for future analyzing. But over time the device was forgotten and became lost. A purported 1952 photo of a UFO over Passaic, New Jersey, from an FBI document. ... The military of the United States, officially known as the United States Armed Forces, is structured into five branches consisting of the: United States Army United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Air Force United States Coast Guard (recently converted to reporting to the Department of Homeland Security...


Cast

John Stockwell (b. ... Fisher Stevens, born Steven Fisher Ass Lick Penis Stroker, (November 27, 1963) in Chicago, Illinois is an American actor, living in New York City. ... Raphael Sbarge Raphael Sbarge (b. ... Richard Masur (born 20 November 1948, New York, New York) is an actor who has starred in over 80 movies during his career. ... Leonard Barrie Barry Corbin (born October 16, 1940 in Lamesa, Texas) is a U.S.-based character actor with over 100 credits in film and television and several in computer gaming. ... Elizabeth Ann Wedgeworth (born January 21, 1935 in Abilene, Texas) is an American actress, best known for her role as Lahoma Vane Lucas on the daytime dramas Another World (1967-1970) and Somerset (1970-1973). ... Dennis Hopper (born May 17, 1936) is an American actor and film-maker. ... Patrick Simmons Vocals/Guitar Patrick Simmons was born in the rainy western coastal town of Aberdeen, Washington on October 19, 1948. ...

Trivia

  • In an interview for Starlog magazine prior to the film's release, one of the young actors boasted of becoming the first person to use the "f-word" in a Disney film. Although My Science Project was ultimately released under Disney's Touchstone Pictures branch (with allowed films to contain adult content), the scene in which the word was allegedly uttered was cut from the final print.
  • The issue of X-Men passed between the protagonists in typing class was X-men Classics issue #3 (Nov. 1986)

Starlog is a science-fiction film magazine published by Starlog Group Inc. ... The Touchstone lightning logo, used from 1986 to 2003. ...

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Science Project Primer | Science Service (628 words)
When brought to completion, the project is an amalgamation of reading, writing, spelling, grammar, math, statistics, ethics, logic, critical thinking, computer science, graphic arts, scientific methodology, self-learning of one or more technical or specialty fields, and (if the project qualifies for formal competition) public speaking and defense in front of expert judges.
When a student completes a science fair project, year after year, through junior and senior high school, the science fair process yields mature, self-confident, skilled, and competitive young leaders who have career goals and the preparation, discipline, and drive to attain them.
The project usually is based on scientific questions or interests that the students already have, and allows them to develop the questions independently into formal, testable, solvable problems.
Neuroscience for Kids - Science Fair Projects (1923 words)
Projects become frustrating to students, parents and teachers when they are left to the last minute and thus don't have the chance to be as good as they possibly can.
Your particular science fair rules and guidelines may use slightly different words to describe them, but be sure you address each of them as you go through your project and then again as you write it up.
In science fair projects as in life, "a picture is worth a thousand words." Plan to take pictures of the materials you used and of the experiment as it is being carried out.
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