Being both a science geek and a movie buff can be exhausting. It can make it almost impossible to sit through certain films without exclaiming things like “those human batteries aren’t obeying the law of energy conservation!” or “that’s not how gravity assisted acceleration works!” Yes, it’s pedantic, and probably extremely annoying for your fellow movie-watchers, but sometimes it just can’t be helped. So if you have a nerdy friend that loves pointing out all the fantastic follies of Hollywood science, you might want to avoid being in the same room as them when watching these movies and TV shows that feature some seriously senseless scientists.
Here are the 12 worst scientists from movies and TV of all time.
12. Dr. Peter Venkman – Ghostbusters
If it wasn’t expressly said in the movie, most people probably wouldn’t have even placed Ghostbuster Peter Venkman in the scientist category. Though the rest of the squad doesn’t fair much better, at least Egon and Raymond engage in a few scientific-sounding discussions about things like ectoplasm and total protonic reversal. Venkman always seems to be much more interested in just making money from the extermination of ghosts rather than developing ways to study and learn things from them. But he still gets a bit of credit for helping save the world from a demonic god of destruction.