From recent blockbusters like James Cameron’s, “Avatar” to the 1902 movie, “A Trip to the Moon”, science has been a steady source of inspiration throughout the history of film. But how much of the science presented on the silver screen is accurate, and how much is misguided or just plain wrong? From the mineral “unobtainium” in “Avatar”, to the genetics of “Jurassic Park” and “Gattaca”, Phil Plait, “The Bad Astronomer”, joins Neil and comedian Leighann Lord to review the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of science in the movies.
Episode: Season 2, Episode 17 – Science at the Movies
Air Date: 18 April 2011
Co-Host: Leighann Lord: comedian
Running Time: 42 minutes
ISBN: Digital Download 978-1-61544-920-0