Aaron Eckhart stars in the new action/horror adaptation "I, Frankenstein." | Courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment

History, Science and Frankenstein

The new film 'I, Frankenstein' is the latest update to a 200-year-old cautionary tale about science and technology.

Published On 01/25/2014
6:00 AM EST
The reanimated monster, played by actor Boris Karloff, meets his maker, played by Colin Clive in a scene from the 1931 Universal Pictures production of Frankenstein. | John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images
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The cover of a 1910 edition of Edison Studio's film catalog. | Wikimedia Commons
Nikola Tesla and his famous Tesla coil. | Michael Nicholson/Corbis
Space capsules and radiation figure into the weird plot of "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster," in which Mars actually does need women. | Courtesy of Futurama Entertainment
Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman and Teri Garr appear in a scene from the 1974 movie "Young Frankenstein." | Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images