It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about a superhero, a crazy genius, or a villain—every sci-fi character needs a space to work. Over the years, the movie industry has gone from showcasing libraries of mad scientist to subterranean bat lairs to slick futuristic headquarters, proving that, when it comes to innovation, these Hollywood labs are as different and unique as the top-secret projects that come out of them. The results might be awesome or completely disastrous, but one thing that all of the best laboratories have in common is the fact that they’re all about pushing the boundaries (for better or for worse). Check out Where Innovation Happens: Hollywood’s Greatest Labs and What Came Out of Them