Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Five science fiction movies that get the science right

Shaun Saunders sends in an article from NewScientist online science magazine that takes a pretty unflinching look at how the science fiction movie portrays good science. As they put it: all too often Hollywood's use of science involves shocking blunders: including spaceships making whooshing noises in Star Wars to the journey to the centre of the Earth in The Core. In the article they picked out five sci-fi films that go against the grain, and contain some accurate, plausible science. What a twist huh? For example:

In 2001: A Space Odyssey extremely realistic space travel was portrayed.
In Alien the creature's life cycle has analogs in Earth biology.

And other excellent examples. Click story title for the complete article or here for more.

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