|“||It's Finkel! Finkel!||„|
|~ Dr. Finkel's last words.|
Dr. Finkel is the main antagonist of the 2009 live action film Space Buddies. He is one of the vision one mission control leaders.
He was portrayed by Kevin Weisman.
On a tour with Dr. Finkel, students see an automatic outfitter that Sam uses. The dogs, not far behind, come across the machine themselves and use it to equip suits before deciding to view the interior of the Vision 1 outside. At the Vision Enterprises' control center "Mission Control", Pi confirms the ship is now prepared to launch.
The Buddies conveniently place themselves in the seats when they become sealed in. Astro, the remote pilot, activates the shuttle, and the Vision 1 propels into the outer atmosphere with the Buddies.
As the ship returns to Earth, Dr. Finkel changes the path to divert the ship into a meteor shower, which prompts the ships built-in dodging system to quickly maneuver its way out of the situation, with a slight error that busts the data antenna to the right by a passing meteor. Budderball is sent outside the Vision 1 to repair the antenna, space walking to recalibrate it.
At Mission Control, the adults remain puzzled about the change when Sam accuses Dr. Finkel as the perpetrator. However, much to Dr. Finkel's denial, Mission Control's security footage justifies that the desk had Dr. Finkel's presence at the time of change, allowing security to apprehend him and remove him from the premises.