Star-crossed lover no. 1
Seth ‘Brundlefly’ Brundle (Jeff Goldblum)
Star-crossed lover no. 2
Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis)
The meet cute
Brilliant but unhinged science geek Seth picks journo Veronica up at a swanky science-mag do: she’s looking for a scoop, he’s looking to do some scooping, so he offers to show her his teleportation device (hey, we’ve all tried it). It’s not long before they’re eating steak, discussing metaphysics and getting genetically entangled – and not just with each other.
Happily ever after?
Sadly, no. Once Seth becomes part housefly, the writing is pretty much on the wall. When he attempts to fuse with (and thereby destroy) Veronica and their unborn child, there’s nothing left for poor Veronica to do but pop a couple of sawn-off shells in his confused, insect noggin. And we were really rooting for those two crazy kids…
Words of love
‘Is this a romance we’re having? Is that what this is?’