Weird Science/I Dream of Gene

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I Dream of Gene
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Season 5, Episode 1
Airdate January 5, 1997
Production Number K1906
Written by Jeff Vlaming
Directed by Sandy Smolan
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I Dream of Gene is the first episode of the fifth season of Weird Science, and the seventy-first episode overall.

Starring: Michael Manasseri (Wyatt Donnelly), John Mallory Asher (Gary Wallace), Lee Tergesen (Chett Donnelly)

and Vanessa Angel (Lisa)

Special Guest Star: Bruce Campbell (Gene)

Guest Star: Leslie Jordan (Boyd Butayne)

Co-Starring: Rainer Grant (Clarisse)

with David Heisey (Drunk Guy), Sonya Morales Stephens (Lupe)


Plot Overview

Lisa finds another genie named Gene. This causes the boys to get worried when Lisa spends all her time with him.


Arc Advancement



  • Chett lies about Gene leaving her for another woman upon being freed, but doesn't know she knows the truth.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • When Gene is freed he exclaims "Groovy", no doubt a reference to the popular quote from Bruce Campbell's character Ash Williams from the Evil Dead trilogy. He later delivers another Ash quote from Army of Darkness when he tells Lupe, "Gimme some sugar, baby".

Memorable Moments


  • Gary: This isn't going to make us sterile, is it?
Lisa: Like it matters.