Dorks vs. Dorks
Relegated to a nerds-only society ("Pacific Tech"), college whiz kids operate in a caste system all their own. Here, engineering student Val Kilmer is the kooky Einsten ("I didn't want you guys to think I was stuffy. You know. No fun. All brain, no penis."). With help from his socially stunted roommate, he takes on school/military bureacracy.
Building a Nerd
The geeks and scientists — including the never-cool combo of Steve Guttenberg and Fisher Stevens — design a robot to learn. The military wants to use it to destroy. The real nerd here: robot Johnny Five, charmingly devoid of social skills (on seeing Ally Sheedy: "Attractive! Nice software.")
Nerds, robot win.