Sunday, September 8, 2013

Big Picture Science for 09/09/13 - Skeptic Check: Follywood Science

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Big Picture Science - Skeptic Check: Follywood Science

ENCORE: The Day After. 2001. Prometheus. There are sci-fi films a’plenty … but how much science is in the fiction? We take the fact checkers to Hollywood to investigate the science behind everything from space travel to human cloning.

Plus, guess what sci-fi film is the most scientifically accurate (hint: we’ve already mentioned it). Also, why messing with medical facts on film can be dangerous … and the inside scoop from a writer of one of television’s most successful sci-fi franchises.

And, a robot who surpasses even Tinseltown’s lively imagination: a humanoid that may become a surrogate you.

Guests:

This encore podcast was first released on July 30, 2012.

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