Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. Up to a point. Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds he is a changed man. This Science-Gone-Mad film is the source of the quotable quote "Be afraid. Be very afraid."
Monday, October 2, 2017
Monday, November 14, 2016
Reaching too far in arabesque I may have cracked the two bony flaps on my vertebra through. The seam is clear in the x-ray, an injury that self-soldered. I can’t recall, nor can my parents, when their child broke her back in such a crash. I only have the mirror image: straining to hold my upraised leg high, a pointed wing behind my head.
The surgeon diagrams how this inner butterfly tied to my spine must be sheared off.