Is there any science fiction films out there where the scientists do not have to turn into complete and utter idiots in order to advance the plot?
I was asked this question recently by a friend of mine who had just watched Prometheus, and realized I could not think of a single example I had watched. So I'm wondering if this board can help me come up with an answer or five.
Argh, I need to start proofreading my posts better. That was meant to read "Are there any science fiction films out there [...]", obviously.
Them! does a pretty decent job. Most of the people around him are fairly skeptical of the scientist, but imo that parallels America's anti-intellectual attitude pretty well.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Every sci-fi serial ever. The scientists aren't just scientists, they're superheroes!
Quatum leap, sliders — those I watched and was quite satisfied.
What else would you recommend just after entry level has been cleared?