A question has come in to a member of our august body (okay, it was me) from an indie filmmaker who’s working on a spoofy genre script. He wants to take one of the hoariest SciFi Originals-style cliches and propel it to its most ridiculous extremes: “Hero Scientist and his estranged also-scientist Heroine wife are thrown together to stop said monster/impending mega-disaster.”

To do that, he wants to take a look at some of the most egregious examples of the cliche. How about it? what are your recommendation for sci-fi/monster flicks whose idea of characterization is “divorced yet torch-bearing”?

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