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- Abilene Town
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- Anatomy of a Psycho
Theresa Martinez, Assistant Vice President for Academic Outreach at the University of Utah, explains how people can get help accessing higher education and discusses the attitudes about women and education in the film “Anatomy of a Psycho.”
- And Then There Were None
Chrisoula Andreou, professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah, discusses logical problem-solving and argumentation in the classic mystery film, “And Then There Were None.”
- The Angel and the Bad Man
John Wayne plays a notorious outlaw who just might drop his gun for the right woman…
- The Ape Man
Ape Keeper Cameron Hastie of Utah's Hogle Zoo, discusses primates and the film “The Ape Man.”
- Atom Age Vampire
Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Utah, talks about radiation and the Atom Age Vampire.
- The Atomic Blonde
Physicist George Williams of the University of Utah discusses the hydrogen bomb and the film “The Atomic Blonde.”
- The Atomic Brain
Dr. Kalani Raphael, transplant nephrologist at the University of Utah College of Medicine and the Veterans Administration hospital, discusses how "The Atomic Brain" portrayal of a mind transfer differs from actual organ transplant procedures.
- Attack of the Giant Leeches
Biologist Don Feener of the University of Utah discusses leeches and the film “Attack of the Giant Leeches.”
- Beach Girls and the Monster
Professor Meredith Metzger of Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Utah discusses how ocean waves can be used to generate electricity and how she engages students in learning complex subjects.
- Beast From Haunted Cave
Avalanche forecaster Craig Gordon of the Utah Forest Service discusses outdoor safety and the film “The Beast From Haunted Cave.”
- The Beast of Hollow Mountain
Cowboys and dinosaurs face off in this weird Western...
- The Beast of Yucca Flats
Landon Weeks, UEN media production assistant and film student discusses the low budget movie Beast of Yucca Flats and how digital technology has changed how films are made and released.
- Beneath the 12 Mile Reef
Biologist Lynn Bohs of the University of Utah discusses sustainability, her work with new plant species, natural sponge harvesting and the film “Beneath the 12 Mile Reef.”
- The Big Trees
Kirk Douglas rethinks his stance on sequoias when a land use conflict turns deadly…
- Black Dragons
Plastic surgeon Grant R. Fairbanks discusses reconstructive surgery and the film “The Black Dragons.”
- The Black Raven
Roger Sweeney, Curator of Tracy Aviary, discusses the difference between ravens and crows.
Dr. Jack Broughton, zooarchaeologist at the University of Utah, uses a colony of dermestid beetles to assist in his work to prepare vertebrate specimens.
Behavioral scientist Anton Tolman of Utah Valley University discusses the science behind forensic psychology.
- Bowery at Midnight
Psychology professor Harry Hughes of Salt Lake Community College discusses social science, Bela Lugosi and the film “Bowery at Midnight.”
- The Boys From Brooklyn
Tori Baker, Executive Director of the Salt Lake Film Society, discusses how technology has influenced the ways films are created and received since the time of the 1952 film “The Boys From Brooklyn.”
- Brain From Planet Arous
Professor Greg Clark of the University of Utah’s Department of Bioengineering discusses the human brain and the film “Brain From Planet Arous.”
- The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Professor Greg Clark of the University of Utah’s Department of Bioengineering discusses the human brain and the film “The Brain That Would Not Die.”
- The Brainiac
Lynn Webster of Lifetree Clinical Research and Pain Clinic discusses the psychology of pain management.
- Bride of the Gorilla
Dr. Jonathan Marshall, professor in the Department of Zoology at Weber State University, discusses snakes and the scientific credibility of the movie Bride of the Gorilla.
- Bride of the Monster
Dr. Brian Avery is associate director of the Great Salt Lake Institute and associate professor of biology at Westminster College of Salt Lake City.
- Bucket of Blood
Art Historian Monty Paret of the University of Utah discusses Beat culture, sculpture and the film "Bucket of Blood."
- Captain Kidd
Dr. Steve Hess, former CIO of the University of Utah, discusses Captain Kidd and digital piracy.
- Carnival of Souls
Clinical psychologist James L. Poulton discusses schizophrenia and the film “Carnival of Souls.”
Registered dietician Elena Yorgason discusses the reality of stress-induced compulsive eating in connection with the fictional character played by Audrey Hepburn in the classic mystery movie Charade.
- A Christmas Wish
Professor Lien Fan Shen of the Film and Media Arts department at the University of Utah discusses animation and the film A Christmas Wish (The Great Rupert).
- Circus of Fear
David Neville and Steve Hadden of the Utah Health Department discuss the health risks seen in Circus of Fear.
- The Corpse Vanishes
David M. Cottle, director of the experimental music studios at the University of Utah School of Music, discusses the film “The Corpse Vanishes” and the relationship between math and music.
- Cosmic Man
Steve Corbato, Director of Cyber Infrastructure at the University of Utah, discusses "The Cosmic Man" and 21st century technology.
- The Crawling Hand
Physicist Pierre Sokolsky of the University of Utah discusses cosmic rays and the film “The Crawling Hand.”
- Curse of the Aztec Mummy
Anthropologist Ewa Wasilewska of the University of Utah discusses mummies and the film “Curse of the Aztec Mummy.”
- Curse of the Faceless Man
Professor Brenda Mann of the University of Utah’s Department of Bioengineering discusses artificial skin and the film “Curse of the Faceless Man.”
- Dark Eyes of London
Civil engineer Kraig Johnson discusses waterway cleanup and the film “The Dark Eyes of London.”
- The Day the Sky Exploded
Bangladesh scholar Nazmus Saquib, a University of Utah graduate student in Computational Engineering and Science, discusses international scientific teamwork and the movie "The Day the Sky Expoded."
- The Day of the Triffids
Biologist Jim Ehleringer of the University of Utah discusses carnivorous plants and the film "The Day of the Triffids."
- Dead Men Walk
Dr. Lolita Nicolova, founder of the International Institute of Anthropology and adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Utah, discusses the film Deadmen Walk.
- Death Kiss
Jeremy Nielsen of Spy Hop Productions discusses technology and filmmaking.
- Dementia 13
Clinical Psychologist Dr. James L. Poulton discusses appropriate ways to treat someone with a mental illness.
- Destination Moon
Astrophysicist Inese Ivers of the University of Utah discusses the realities of launching a space mission.
- Destroy All Monsters
Hostile space aliens unleash giant monsters in a bid to take over Earth...
- The Devil Bat
Zookeeper and bat trainer Julia Bart of Utah's Hogle Zoo discusses bat behavior and the film “The Devil Bat.”
- Devil Girl From Mars
Robert Bigelow, Education Specialist at the Clark Planetarium discusses the math of large numbers and unintended humor in the film "Devil Girl from Mars."
- Dick Tracy and the Spider Gang
Weber State University professors Brent Horn and Russ Dean discuss the fiction of Dick Tracey vs. the reality crime scene investigations and lab work.
- Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
Julie Buck, professor of Criminal Justice at Weber State College, discusses issues of eyewitness memory and Dick Tracy’s problematic investigative methods in the film “Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome.”
Jonathan Tward of the University of Utah's Department of Radiation Oncology discusses iridium poisoning, radiation treatment and the classic murder mystery, "D.O.A."
- Doctor of Doom
Psychologist Dr. Jason Watson of the Brain Institute discusses the notion of brain transplant, ethics and the film "Doctor of Doom."
- Dungeon of Harrow
Dr. Gary Oderda, professor and director of the Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center at the University of Utah, discusses international medicine and the film Dungeon of Harrow.
Anthropologist Kristen Hawkes of the University of Utah discusses human evolution, cavemen and the film “Eegah!”
- The Evil Mind
Clinical psychologist Stephen Sheppard of the University of Utah Drug and Alcohol Clinic discusses addiction and the film “The Evil Mind.”
- First Spaceship on Venus
Dr. Stacy Palen learns about physics first hand as she rides her horse Trinket, over a four foot fence.
- Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
Brenda van der Wiel, University of Utah costume designer and professor, discusses the design process for theater costuming and the film “Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe.”
- The Flying Serpent
Classics professor Margaret Toscano of the University of Utah discusses mythology and the film “The Flying Serpent.”
- Fog Island
Mechanical engineer Stacy Morris Bamberg of the University of Utah discusses booby trap design and the film “Fog Island.”
- The Fury of Wolfman
Kevin D. Bunnell, Mammals Coordinator of the Utah Division Of Wildlife Resources, discusses the truth about wolves and the film “The Fury of the Wolfman.”
Bryan Taylor of Questar Gas Company talks about energy conservation and the technology of home lighting as portrayed in the 1940 classic thriller, “Gaslight.”
- The Ghost
Physical therapy professor Kenneth Freeman of Salt Lake Community College discusses paralysis and the film “The Ghost.”
- The Ghoul
David Hess, director of the Mortuary Science program at Salt Lake Community College, discusses The Ghoul and the wide range of knowledge and skills that are required in today's funeral industry.
- Giant From the Unknown
Dr. Sam Zeveloff, a Presidential Distinguished Professorin the Department of Zoology at Weber State University, discusses dormancy and the film Giant from the Unknown.
- The Giant Gila Monster
Zookeeper Shane Provstgaard of Utah Hogle Zoo discusses reptiles and the film “The Giant Gila Monster.”
- Giant Spider Invasion
Mechanical Engineer Jake Abbott of the Telerobotics Lab at the University of Utah discusses robotics and technology in the film “Giant Spider Invasion.”
- Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
An ancient sea monster goes on a rampage when pesky humans test their H-bombs...
- Godzilla vs. Megalon
Mechanical Engineer Sanford Meek of the University of Utah discusses robotics and the film "Godzilla vs. Megalon."
- Goliath and the Vampires
Patricia Eisenman, Associate Dean of the University of Utah’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science, discusses physical strength.
Note to self: don’t separate a baby giant monster from its mama...
- Hands of a Stranger
Mechanical Engineer Sanford Meek of the University of Utah discusses hand transplantation and the film “Hands of a Stranger.”
Social worker Jacci Graham of the Utah Grandfamilies program discusses children raised by grandparents and the film “Heidi.”
- Hercules in the Haunted World
Dr. Maria Newton, Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Utah, discusses Hercules as portrayed in film and psychosocial aspects of fitness.
- Hercules Unchained
Dr. Maria Newton, Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Utah, discusses Hercules as portrayed in film and psychosocial aspects of fitness.
- The Hideous Sun Demon
Dr. Thunder Jalili, Associate Professor in the Division of Nutrition in the College of Health at the University of Utah, discusses health benefits of sun exposure and the film "The Hideous Sun Demon."
- Horror Express
Cynthia Furse, Vice President of Research at the University of Utah, discusses the ethics of research and the film “Horror Express.”
- Horror Hotel
History professor Eric Hinderaker of the University of Utah discusses the Salem Witch trials and the film “Horror Hotel.”
- Horrors of Spider Island
Silvia Torti, biologist, writer and manager of the University of Utah's Rio Mesa Center, discusses field research and the film "Horrors of Spider Island".
- House on Haunted Hill
Psychology professor Don Strassberg of the University of Utah discusses hysteria and the film “House On Haunted Hill.”
- I Bury the Living
Mathematics professor Kathy Eppler of Salt Lake Community College discusses probability theory and the film "I Bury the Living."
- The Incredible Petrified World
Geologist Matt Heumann of the University of Utah discusses the caves in the film “The Incredible Petrified World.”
- The Incredible Shrinking Man
A man’s encounter with a mysterious fog leads to combat with the family cat...
- The Indestructable Man
Kalynn Filion, Health Program Specialist for the Utah Department of Health's Cancer Program, discusses cancer and the film “The Indestructible Man.”
- Invasion of the Animal People
Matt Pinnell and Dave Hoagland of Revolution Manufacturing in Orem, Utah, discuss ski technology and the movie Invasion of the Animal People.
- Invasion of the Vampires
Pathology professor Karen Nielsen of the University of Utah discusses blood and the film “Invasion of the Vampires.”
- The Invisible Ghost
Neuropsychologist Erin Bigler of Brigham Young University discusses brain function, perception and the film “The Invisible Ghost.”
- Jack and the Beanstalk
Biologist Leslie Sieburth of the University of Utah discusses genetic mutation in plants and the film “Jack and the Beanstalk.”
Troy Jessup, Network Security Analyst for Utah Education Network, discusses parallels between internet crime and the piracy depicted in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 film “Jamaica Inn.”
- Kennel Murder Case
Professor Kerry Rood of Utah State University discusses veterinary science and the film "The Kennel Murder Case."
- The Killer Shrews
Eric A. Rickart, Curator of Vertebrates at the Utah Museum of Natural History, discusses shrews and the film “The Killer Shrews.”
- Killers from Space
Hypnotherapist Denise Lynch discusses hypnosis and the film “Killers From Space.”
- King of the Zombies
Jim Watts, Senior Mechanical Engineer with the Utah Center for Aerospace Innovation and Design at Weber State University discusses some of the technical problems with King of the Zombies.
- King Solomon's Mines
Vincent Cheng of the University of Utah discusses science, racism and the film "King Solomon's Mines".
- The Lady Vanishes
UDOT Project Director Teri Newell discusses engineering, transportation and the film "The Lady Vanishes".
- The Last Man on Earth
Professor Robert Fujinami of the University of Utah’s Neurology and Pathology departments discusses viral diseases and the film “The Last Man On Earth.”
- Last Woman on Earth
Anthropologist Mercedes Ward of the University of Utah discusses human relationships and the film “The Last Woman on Earth.”
- The Little Princess
Teresa Latta, an APRN at Primary Children’s Hospital, discusses science and technology in an NICU, cuteness and the 1939 Shirley Temple film, “The Little Princess”.
- Little Shop of Horrors
Biologist Lynn Bohs of the University of Utah discusses the Venus Fly Trap in the film “Little Shop Of Horrors.”
- Long John Silver
Yaaarrr… would it be too much to ask for another trip to Treasure Island?
- The Living Head
Lori Hunsaker, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer with the Utah State Historic Preservation Office, discusses archaeology and the film "The Living Head."
- The Living Ghost
A former PI tries to learn who has turned a wealthy banker into a virtual zombie...
- The Lost Continent
Paleontolgist Jerry Harris discusses dinosaurs, fossils in Southern Utah, and the movie "The Lost Continent."
- Man Beast
Graduate students Maura Hahnenberger and Carolyn Stwertka discuss Man Beast and how it relates to Atmospheric Sciences.
- The Man Who Changed His Mind
University of Utah graduate student Eve Miller talks about the 1936 Boris Karloff movie "The Man Who Changed His Mind," and previews her doctoral research on the psychology of memory and cognition in natural vs. urban environments.
- The Man Who Could Work Miracles
University of Utah philosophy professor Mariam Thalos discusses unlimited power and corruption in the 1937 British comedy "The Man Who Could Work Miracles."
- The Manster
History professor Matt Basso of the University of Utah discusses race and gender in the film "The Manster."
- March of the Wooden Soldiers
Brian Saam of the University of Utah’s Department of Physics and Astronomy discusses the physics and physical humor of Laurel and Hardy in the film “March of the Wooden Soldiers”.
- Mars Attacks the World
Mike Murray of Utah’s Clark Planetarium discusses the red planet and the film “Mars Attacks The World.”
- Mesa of Lost Women
Student researcher Jim Goodman and coordinator Jaimi Butler of the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College talk about spider research and the film Mesa of Lost Women.
Jeremy Nielsen, Film and Video Department Director at Spy Hop Productions, discusses the classic science fiction film Metropolis, and how he uses technical aspects of film making to teach math and science.
- Mill of the Stone Women
Janet Bassett is program manager of the MD-PhD program and the Medical Student Research Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She discusses ethical research and the movie Mill of the Stone Women.
- Missile to the Moon
Lacey Holland of the University of Utah’s Think Globally Learn Locally program discusses atmospheric science and the film, “Missile to the the Moon”.
- The Monster and The Woman
Mathematician Kevin Wortman of the University of Utah discusses geometry and the film “The Monster and the Woman” (a.k.a., "The Four-Sided Triangle”).
- Monster Demolisher
Dr. Greg Jones, Associate Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah, talks about the peer review process as it is portrayed in the movie Monster Demolisher.
- Monster from a Prehistoric Planet
Biologist Franz Goller of the University of Utah discusses avian communication and the film "Monster from a Prehistoric Planet."
- Monster From Green Hell
Dr. Jon Seger, Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah, talks about the accurate and false portrayal of science and scientists in The Monster from Green Hell.
- The Monster Maker
Endocrinologist Dev Abraham of the University of Utah discusses Acromegaly and the film “The Monster Maker.”
- The Monster Walks
Kalyn MacKenzie and Brad Parkin of Utah's Hogle Zoo discuss primate behavior and the film “The Monster Walks.”
- Monster Zero
John Armstrong, Professor of Physics at Weber State University, discusses the facts and fiction of outer space.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger
Dr. Rosemary Gray, Director of the ACCESS Program for Women in Science and Math at the University of Utah, discusses women in science and the film, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules and the Captive Women
Kristine Pankow, Associate Director of the University of Utah Seismograph Stations discusses earthquakes and the MST3K version of "Hercules and the Captive Women."
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredibly Strange Creatures
Erin Jones, Orangutan Zookeeper at Utah’s Hogle Zoo, discusses strange creatures and this week's UEN SciFi Friday film.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manos, The Hands of Fate
Utah Valley University professor Cheryl Hanewicz discusses the film Manos: The Hands of Fate and careers for women in science, technology, engineering and math.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: Merlin's Shop
Dr. Trafton Drew, a neuroscientist at the University of Utah, discusses Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders, his research and the psychology of perception.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People
Primary reptile keeper Chuck Becker of Utah's Hogle Zoo discusses hatchlings and the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 version of the Pod People.
- The Neanderthal Man
When a saber-toothed tiger appears in midcentury California, a mad scientist can’t be far behind...
- Night of the Living Dead
Angela Smith, professor of Gender Studies and English at the University of Utah, discusses her scholarship on monstrous bodies and how we can better understand politics and culture through films such as “Night of the Living Dead.”
- Night Tide
Brandon Eyre, curator of The Living Planet Aquarium, discusses the film “Night Tide” and the facts behind mermaids.
- Nightmare Castle
Kristine Pankow, Associate Director of the University of Utah Seismograph Stations discusses ultrasound, earthquakes and the ghost film "Nightmare Castle."
Michael Caron, Senior Lecturer in Plant Science at Utah State University, discusses "the vampire of the plant world" and the film "Nosferatu."
- One Million B.C.
Kenneth Carpenter, of the Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum, discusses paleontology, cave-dwellers and the scientific errors in the 1940 film “One Million B.C.”
- The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues
Biologist Joe Dickinson of the University of Utah discusses mutation and the film “Phantom of 10,000 Leagues.”
- Phantom from Space
Mathematian Graeme Milton of the University of Utah discusses the science of invisibility and the film “Phantom From Space.”
- Phantom of the Opera
Assistant Professor Sarah Null of the Center for Watershed Sciences at Utah State University discusses science and the 1925 film The Phantom of the Opera.
- The Phantom Planet
Kyle Dawson, professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah, discusses the planning phase of a remote observatory and separates science fact from science fiction in the 1961 film “The Phantom Planet.”
- The Phantom Ship
Chris Haller of Utah State Parks discusses boat safety and the film “Phantom Ship.”
- Plan 9 from Outer Space
John Elwell, lead satellite engineer with the Space Dynamics Lab at Utah State University, discusses misleading information about government relations and poor special effects in the movie, Plan 9 from Out Space.
- Robot Monster
Dr. Kalani Raphael, transplant nephrologist at the University of Utah College of Medicine, discusses why antibiotics would not stop death rays as shown in the super low budget film Robot Monster.
- The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy
Scholar Mark Christensen of the University of Utah discusses Aztec civilization and the film "The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy."
- Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Historian Bob Goldberg of the University of Utah discusses the Cold War and the film “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians."
- Scared to Death
Bioengineer Rob MacLeod of the University of Utah discusses the medical theory behind the film "Scared to Death."
Dr. Burt Uchino, professor of Psychology at the University of Utah discusses psychology and the 1935 Christmas classic Scrooge.
- The Seventh Seal
Todd C. Grey, Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Utah, discusses the science of death and the film “The Seventh Seal.”
- The Sundowners
When land use conflict in the Old West results in murder, a rancher makes a deal with the devil he knows…
- The 39 Steps
Narratologist and writer Paul Ketzle discusses science and storytelling and the film “The 39 Steps.”
- The Terror
Brendan Cook of Utah's Ghost Investigator Society discusses ghosts, ghost hunters and the film The Terror.
- They Came from Beyond Space
When rocks collect people instead of the other way around...
- Things to Come
Dr. Charles (Torch) Elliott, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah, discusses technology, communication, ethics and engineering in the film "Things To Come."
- Topper Returns
Dr. Donald Feener of the University of Utah’s Department of Biology discusses animals that hide their true natures and the film “Topper Returns.”
Social worker Randy Dow of Valley Mental Health discusses adolescent psychology and the film “Tormented.”
Arul Mishra of the University of Utah discusses “Ugetsu”, perception and the science of Neuromarketing.
- Unknown World
Geophysicist Jerry Schuster of the University of Utah discusses the Earth’s core and the film “Unknown World.”
- Vampire Bat
Heidi Harris, Director of Utah Bat Rescue and Rehabilitation, discusses the titular species of the film “Vampire bat.”
- Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory
Dan Maldonado, Director of Juvenile Justice Services, discusses the rise in the female adolescent crime rate and the film "Werewolf In A Girl's Dormitory."
- White Zombie
Todd C. Grey, Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Utah, discusses forensic pathology and the film "White Zombie."