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Last Hussar05 Mar 2016 1:28 p.m. PST

I've thought for some time now it would be a laugh to put together a Periodic Table of things that appear to exist in the Hollywood universe.

First- lets identify the elements: I'll start with

Explodium – What ever it is that makes vehicles (and in one movie a cannon) explode on impact.

Bulletproofium – what they make car doors, and furniture out of.

Brian Bronson Inactive Member05 Mar 2016 2:19 p.m. PST

Ammoinfinitium – what they load the firearms with

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2016 2:39 p.m. PST

Gallopperpetuum – the ability of horses to gallop non-stop and never tire.

Personal logo Sue Kes Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2016 3:02 p.m. PST

Recuvvium – characters who spray themselves in this can jump straight back up after being beaten severely by the bad guys.

Ossimendium – heals broken bones in two days.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Mar 2016 4:13 p.m. PST

Glasjawsium: What minor bad guys are made of. even a minor hit takes them out of action

goragrad05 Mar 2016 6:42 p.m. PST

Sparkium – what they put on those bullet proofium items to make sparks fly when hit with bullets composed of lead or any other material whether ferrous or not.

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2016 6:54 p.m. PST

CGIeum this cinematic element is the practice of simulating either a real-world or imaginary object through computer-generated imagery and inserting it in a scene involving actual actors and/or sets. The object can be just about anything desired, and can either be inanimate (such as an automobile) or animated (such as a dragon). Initially used as a cost-conserving tool, its use has been increasingly prevalent in many productions, in some cases replacing actual models that would have been used in older presentations, and sometimes composed of whole features.

Erosadnauseum a cinematic element consisting of excessive and often gratuitous sexual content. Such actions can involve heterosexual, homosexual, or other practices considered "taboo", the latter of which would normally not be seen by the general viewing public. Traditionally found in R-rated films and the XXX market.

Expletivium a cinematic element composed of a seemingly endless chain of expletives, mostly heard in R-rated films, but can also be heard to some extent in PG-13 films. The "F-word" is the most prevalent, followed by "G-D" and "s**t".

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2016 7:03 p.m. PST

Great minds think alike, Last Hussar! One of the cable channels here in Canada/North America already uses a similar periodic table warning for "Violencium" and other stuff. I think it's AMC (The Walking Dead station) but it could be another.

Not quite the same as your idea, but still.
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Tim

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Mar 2016 7:49 p.m. PST

Expandium- This substance can grow to many times its former size with a corresponding increase in mass even though there's no source for said mass.

Shrinkite – counterpart to Expandium. Objects can shrink with no explanation for where the mass goes.

Imperviweave – utterly indestructible fabric, used in the Incredible Hulk's pants.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2016 8:55 p.m. PST

Bombasticmusoricum – discovered by Prof. Hans Zimmer.

TNE230006 Mar 2016 12:15 a.m. PST

Unobtainium

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Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2016 4:39 a.m. PST

Pachydermis Asbestosis : The medical condition all main characters which is a complete immunity to the effects of high explosives in all but the closest proximity on the sole condition that the fireball comes within a fraction of an inch, but not touch you.

Impactite, is used to make bullets that will knock you twenty feet back into the air.

Myoxylos : A special kind of wood that when made into a bow allows you to draw it and hold it indefinitely without any trembling or visible fatigue, yet upon release will go through three guys standing behind each other.

Zombinite : The stuff that makes zombies invulnerable to heat, decay, cold, predators, parasites, rotting etc.

Gynotonine : A special hormone that gives women superhuman abilities such as the smallest waif knocking out a guy three times her size and weight with a mild uppercut without so much as a scuff on her knuckles. Allows action girls to leap twenty feet in the air as if they are held up by wires. See also Xena-syndrome.

Densocraneus : The massively thick cranium bones and the underlying padding and shock absorbers that allow characters to be repeatedly knocked unconscious without any concussion or brain trauma of any kind.

Remotium : Energy waves only accessible by Artificial Intelligences, Evil Computers and Robots that allow them to control and animate any electrical device, completely nullifying gravity and making said devices move, even if they are physically incapable of doing so.

Obscuris, Realismos and Gritatium : A secret chemcial formula in which film (and digital copies) are marinated in the magical belief that it will draw audiences in massive numbers to the movieplex.

Soundium : Used to coat spaceships so that you can hear them in a vacuum.

Last Hussar06 Mar 2016 5:17 a.m. PST

Ah the focusing crystals in lasers must be Soundium.

H&M Cannon balls are Impactite filled with Explodium.

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2016 6:20 a.m. PST

Hypocritium the element that causes people tp believe they are able to preach one thing yet publicly act otherwise loudly, ostentatiously and repeatedly. See "Family values" Madonna's court case against ex husband and Leo "I never miss the chance to fly private jet" for examples.

Recyclium- the element that results in film being recycled stories and even recycled movies and TV shows to end up on the screen as the latest "They'll LOVE this!" Effort that bombs.

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2016 7:22 a.m. PST

Ahistorium- Allows movies to be made based on an actual historical event, but where the facts and what's on the screen have little if anything in common.

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2016 10:55 a.m. PST

Come on, the obvious one "Impervium", the quality of indestructibility, notably a quality of all James Bonds.

Ridiculite: allows utter suspension of all the laws of physics.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2016 12:45 p.m. PST

Femfallium The substance that causes a fleeing female to suddenly trip and fall down.

Inkpaduta Inactive Member06 Mar 2016 2:20 p.m. PST

Dysfunctium. Every family in America is dysfunctional.

Old Wolfman08 Mar 2016 7:30 a.m. PST

Repetitivium- Same old plotlines ,recycled.

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