In Interstellar, blight has caused humankind to regress to an agrarian society, and Cooper’s (Matthew McConaughey) simple white T-shirt, work jacket, and jeans suggest he’s done the same. But his pilot’s watch hints that he’s still hanging onto his greater ambitions.
In Prometheus, David 8 (Michael Fassbender) is a next generation robot from Weyland Industries capable of simulating human emotion. On the upside, he enjoys the film Lawrence of the Arabia; on the downside, he develops an ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy.
In Moon, Sam Bell (played by Sam Rockwell) is at the end of his 3-year stint supervising a mining operations alone on the dark side of the moon. His only companion has been a computer named GERTY, until he starts seeing visions of “other” humans…
Despite a highly successful career as an engineer and astronaut, Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) gets mocked constantly by his friends in The Big Bang Theory. He considers himself a ladies man, but that female attention comes mainly from his mother.