See previous Mad Science Hall of Fame winners HERE.
Nominees: Conjecture 2010
Conjecture 2010 will see the second induction of members to the Mad Scientist Hall of Fame. In keeping with the convention theme of “The Future is Now”, all nominees for fictional characters for this election to the Mad Scientist Hall of Fame will be characters from the future!
Not having access to actual future historical documents, nominees for real life inductees into the hall of fame will be from the 20th or 21st century.
Nominations will still be taken at any time until the end of voting, though the earlier a nominee is included the better his chances.
Individuals can vote at any time. Membership in Conjecture is not a requirement for voting. An individual may vote for up to five (5) fictional characters and one (1) historic individual.
Nominations and votes may be sent to James Hay
Invented the Excessive Machine which killed through sexual ecstacy.
Source: Barbarella (1968)
Dr. Edward Morbius
and members of the crew of the United Planets cruiser C-57D by unleashing the “Monster of the Id”.
Source: Forbidden Planet (1958)
Dr. Arik Soong
Inventions/Projects/Schemes: Engaged in illegal human genetic experimentation, creating a group of augmented humans
who subsequently tried to start a human/klingon war.
Source: Star Trek: Enterprise
Warren Mansfield aka Sledge
Source: The Humanoids by Jack Willamson
Of Bajorans, though his experiments did lead to the accidental discovery of a cure for the Fostossa virus.
Source: Star Trek: Voyager
Immortus/Kang/Rama Tut/Iron Lan/
Time Traveler/Time Protector/Conqueror
Inventions/Projects/Schemes: Used advanced future weapons to attempt to conquer
past eras. Destroyed several parallel universes as part of a scheme to destroy the Avengers.
Immortus personality entered into a time war with earlier Kang personality.
Source: Marvel Comics
Dr. Eldon Tyrell
encourage and protect human emigrants from Earth
Source: Blade Runner (1982)
Geneticist, Mass Murderer
human race using a virulent genetic pandemic to “save intelligent life from the inevitably dying society”.
Source: Oryx and Crake by Margret Atwood
Dr. Hubert Farnsworth
of converting Dark Matter into useful energy. Stopped global warming. Stopped the giant trash meteor threatening to impact on New New York.
Created the dark matter engine which moves the universe around a space ship.
Jha’Dur (aka Deathwalker)
Inventions/Projects/Schemes: During the Dilgar War, she performed sadistically
inhumane experiments on the populations of worlds she had conquered. Developed
an anti-aging serum which she offered to the League of Non Aligned Worlds.
Each dose of serum required the death on some other intelligent being.
Source: Babylon 5
Dr. Richard Daystrom
space travel. The M-5 used Daystrom’s own mental engrams and when it broke down and destroyed a manned ship during wargames, Daystrom himself
suffered a mental breakdown.
Source: Star Trek
Dr. Tolian Soran
Inventions/Projects/Schemes: After entering the eternal Nexus, a non-corporeal Utopian existence and being pulled out, he became obsessed with
returning via the Nexus ribbon. Since the ribbon was unapproachable by ship, he created a trilithium weapon capable of imploding a star and gravitationally
redirecting the ribbon to an M-class planet, allowing him to re-enter the Nexus at the cost of millions of lives.
Source: Star Trek Generations (1994)
and psychic abilities. Experiments induced psychosis in at least some patients.
Source: Firefly and Serenity (2005)
planet Exo III, but his consciousness was transferred into an android body by the remnants of an robot civilization located
under the planet’s surface. The android Korby hatched a plan to introduce his android into Federation society through the
selective replacement of individuals with replicas, including Captain James Kirk of the Starship Enterprise.
Source: Star Trek
US space program. Parsons was also a avid devotee of the occult and a strict follower of the Thelema, a sort of spiritual philosophy on life led
by Aleister Crowley. He started invoking the name of the Greek god Pan before every rocket test. He participated in a ritual known as the
Babalon Working, an attempt to summon a living goddess, with L. Ron Hubbard.
Dr. Sidney Gottlieb
in thallium. Headed the MKULTRA project, trying to use LSD for the purposes of mind control, experimenting first
on himself and his colleagues and then expanding experimentation to involve unwitting subjects.ead of the KM.K.
Cultures tissues into South African worry-dolls. Created the MEART project, involving a robot arm for
drawing art which is controlled via the internet by a culture of rat cells in a lab. The cell culture’s art has
been changing lately, developing patterns and perhaps learning.
Note: Probably the only individual on this list who you can friend on facebook.
Dr. José Manuel Rodriguez Delgado
Behavior. This work started in cats then moved on to monkey and eventually humans, including mental patients. Once demonstrated a device by
Standing in front of a charging bull and stopping the charge with his device.
Dr. Sergei Bruyukhonenko
their effectiveness, kept the severed heads of dogs alive, even demonstrating this before an audience in 1928. See the video here.
rather than individual neuroses. Later in life, broke psychiatric taboos against touching patients and worked with patients in their
underwear to improve their “orgastic potency”. Claimed to have discovered the existence of a universal, all-prevading life energy
called “orgone”. Orgone could coalesce to product organization on micro to macroscopic scales. Reich believed the energy could be
manipulated to many purposes including curing disease and controlling weather.
Dr. Duncan MacDougall
and therefore mass. To test this thesis, he modified an industrial beam scale and attached it to a hospital bed into which he
placed terminal patients. Upon their death, he looked for any change in mass which he believed he saw at a period of from
minutes to hours after death. He reached an average figure of about three-quarters of an ounce, later noted as 21 grams.
The doctor even conducted control experiments, including testing the change in his own weight with the expelling of breath
and the change of weight upon the death of presumably souless dogs. (He noted no change in either case.)
Dr. Vladimir Demikhov
Experiments involved the attachment of the heads of dogs or even the foreends of puppies onto the body of other living dogs.
J. B. S. Haldane
also co-developed a theory of enzyme mechanics. He was also a self-experimenter in less theoretical physiology work. As a boy, he helped his father
test gas masks, on themselves – his father eventually died of self-inflicted carbon monoxide poisoning. As an adult he experimented
with a barometric (pressure) chamber, inflicting it also on his wife and even an ex-prime minister of Spain. He suffered a crushed spine and perforated
ear-drums. “[T]he drum generally heals up; and if a hole remains in it, although one is somewhat deaf, one can blow tobacco smoke out of the ear in question,
which is a social accomplishment.”
The list of real world mad scientists above has certain intentional, glaring omissions, notably WWII’s Joseph Mengele (“The Angel of Death”) and Shiro Ishii (“The Father of Biological Warfare”) among other war criminals. While these individuals and their ilk certainly meet any set of criteria for mad scientists, they represent trouble that we really don’t need in his bit of silliness. All we need is to enshrine Joseph Mengele in our hall of fame and bring down the wrath of outraged groups such as the JDL. We’re just having a bit of fun here, folks.
See previous Mad Science Hall of Fame winners HERE.