Astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson loves to debunk the science that goes into science fiction. Recently he’s questioned the science of movies such as Gravity and The Martian, and sometimes he gets a little too carried away with his realistic approach to the world of movies, ruining the fun for the rest of us.
But in the case of The Good Dinosaur, the scientist doesn’t explain why the Pixar Animation movie isn’t realistic simply because it has talking dinosaurs. Instead, he imagines what the world might actually be like if dinosaurs had survived as they have in this new family adventure hitting theaters this week. Watch! Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
Who originally auditioned to play Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy? How can you prep for the Jessica Jones Netflix series? What would a George Miller Superman be like? Does Neil deGrasse Tyson think Batman or Iron Man would win in a fight? Is Ryan Reynolds worried about Deadpool‘s superhero movie competition? Where and when will Wonder Woman take place? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
There are plenty of people who are already sold on The Martian, the latest sci-fi drama from Ridley Scott. It’s one of our 30 Movies to Be Excited for Before the End of 2015, and the most recent trailer really showed how good it looks.
But 20th Century Fox still has a little over a month to go before the film hits theaters, and they’re continuing their impressive viral marketing campaign with yet another cool video focusing on the crew of the Ares 3, another manned mission to the surface of Mars. This time, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson examines the upcoming mission in the style of the recent Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey series.
Watch The Martian Neil deGrasse Tyson video after the jump! Read More »
If you’re into toys and video games, this is a particularly solid edition of Star Wars Bits. The rest is pretty good too. Below, read about the following:
- Neil deGrasse Tyson agrees to help on Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.
- Amazing images from the original trilogy section of Disney Infinity 3.0 hit the web.
- Geonosis and Tatooine in Disney Infinity 3.0 are revealed.
- Read an interview with the writer of Star Wars #6.
- Check out some Indiana Jones easter eggs in The Clone Wars.
- Find out the names and sizes of all the Force Awakens LEGO sets.
- What went into bringing Ashoka back for Star Wars Rebels?
- The company which designed BB-8 is expanding.
- Find out a few more details on Star Wars: Uprising.
- See what First Order bed sheets look like, licensed from The Force Awakens.
- Could we see Ewoks in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
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There’s lots of fun stuff to discuss in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.
- Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One writer Chris Weitz asks for the help of Neil deGrasse Tyson.
- Carrie Fisher may have autographed herself into a Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoiler.
- The second Star Wars Anthology film is reportedly still on track for 2018.
- See a quick preview of the Lando Marvel Comic.
- A new official Star Wars canon timeline has been released.
- The books set between Return of the Jedi and Force Awakens will be called The Aftermath Trilogy.
- Season one of Star Wars Rebels may hit Blu-ray in September.
- Several European release dates for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are revealed.
- How many Funko Pop figures based on The Force Awakens will there be?
- John Williams is currently scoring Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
The cosmos is a big place. Like terrifyingly, staggeringly big. Really too big to be comprehended, and certainly too big to fit into one measly TV season. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the people behind Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey are considering a second. Hit the jump for more on the possible Cosmos Season 2. Read More »
Major Spoilers For Interstellar
The finale of Interstellar has been quite a point of contention among film fans. Some intrinsically understand and decipher what Matthew McConaughey‘s character, Coop, experiences. Others are just totally in the dark and can’t grasp what’s happening once he goes into the black hole. And a very few actually know exactly what’s going on. No matter what, it would be nice to understand exactly what is happening once Coop begins floating around at the end of the film.
Enter Neil deGrasse Tyson, who has already had lots of interesting things to say about Christopher Nolan‘s film. In a new video, he explains how the five dimensions needed to understand the ending of Interstellar work in very plain, simple English. Watch the Interstellar ending explained by Neil deGrasse Tyson below. Read More »
Yesterday, I told you how astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took to CBS News and Twitter to praise the scientific accuracy of Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar. This surprised many people because Tyson was very critical of Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, even narrating a 9-minute long Everything Wrong With the movie Gravity video. But Neil deGrasse Tyson is not without questions, and has returned to list nine mysteries that have been bothering him. What logic holes keep Tyson up at night? Hit the jump.
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Update: We have updated with video of Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about the scientific accuracy of Interstellar.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been critical of Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity in the past, and in particular, some of the film’s scientific inaccuracies. He even narrated a 9-minute long Everything Wrong With the movie Gravity video. So what did Tyson think of Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar? The Cosmos host took to twitter to praise some of the film’s ambitions and scientific accuracy. Hit the jump to read the Neil deGrasse Tyson Interstellar comments.
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