Scientific criticism of sci-fi movies has increased lately. Neil DeGrasse Tyson had major problems with Gravity. Phil Plait took issue with Interstellar, only to issue a mea culpa afterward. Chris, Andrew and Chris discuss what responsibility filmmakers have to “get the science right” and whether it matters for movie-goers at large.
Then, what kind of director is Christopher Nolan? We look at his body of work and ask whether his films are philosophically rich or simply puzzles to be solved. Plus, our best and worst of the week.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Was A Fan of Interstellar Kind Of
Phil Plait: Interstellar Science: What the movie gets wrong and really wrong about black holes, relativity, plot and dialogue
Phil Plait: Follow-Up: Interstellar Mea Culpa
Alyssa Rosenberg: What “What X Gets Wrong about Y” Pieces Get Wrong About Pop Culture
Caitlin Dewey: What Gravity Gets Right and Wrong about Space
And, finally, that shirt: