Remember back in the ’80s when computers were magic? You know, scanners had cloning capability, teenagers were able to hack into secret government databases, that kind of thing. Weird Science is John Hughes’ throwback to the EC Comics anthology of the same name from the 1950s, but Weird Science couldn’t be indicative of the 1980s.
Does it stand the test of time? Is Anthony Michael Hall a racist? Why doesn’t Oingo Boingo provide songs for more movies? Could the whole film be viewed as a prequel to Titanic? Why was Robert Downey Jr. such a prick before he… hmm… I guess he’s always been kind of a prick.
WARNING: the podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised.