Ootastic: PCOS in pictures

October 9, 2014

30 Film Females: The X-Files – Fight The Future (1998)

Filed under: 30 Film Females — ootastic @ 12:37 pm

As a teenager in the nineties, The X-Files made a big impression on me (yes, I had the T-shirt) – probably even inspiring me to my current day job as a biologist.  In her role as the level-headed Dana Scully, Gillian Anderson led the way for female scientists in TV shows such as Stargate SG-1NCIS and The Big Bang Theory.  (I’m sure there must be some British examples, but the best I can think of are the female pathologists in  Lewis and Midsomer Murders.)  Mulder and Scully’s big screen debut, The X-Files: Fight The Future, was a competent if not brilliant evolution of a great on-screen partnership.

As a scientist, I’m familiar with spoof karyotypes (chromosome maps) such as these for stereotypical male and inherited traits and wanted to do something similar for The X(X)-Files.  Apologies if the font is too small, unfortunately this seems typical of scientific diagrams (or at least in the journals I read).  FYI, it says “Healthy scepticism”, “Squick-proof” and “Kick-ass hair”.

Honourable mentions for 1998: Franka Potente as the the eponymous athletic girlfriend in Run Lola Run. Also, the amazing vocal talent of Jane Horrocks in Little Voice.

 

X chromosome

 

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