Fantastic Four science

For every science-inspired film there’s at least one expert ready to grab headlines by talking about how that film’s science is all wrong. Sometimes the arguments are pedantic and tiring, but at best they’re interesting, and can be a good way to get some actual facts and theories out to a wide audience.

For example, there’s the fact that Antony, the winged ant used as a steed by Paul Rudd’s character in Ant-Man, is actually female. That fact comes from a great interview with a professor of biology who has a lot to say about ants, and the relationship of their on-screen depiction to real-world behavior.

Getting out in front of the whole “impossible science of Reed Richards” discussions, Fox has recruited Michio Kaku for a set of Fantastic Four science videos that discuss the actual science and theories behind some of the concepts seen in the film, and the comics that inspired it.  Read More »

Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physicist at the City University of New York, makes an appearance in the special features of the new Back to the Future Blu-ray set explaining the science behind time travel and how Back to the Future is one of the only movies to get it right — more specifically, sticking with the “River of Time” theory. Watch the clip embedded after the jump.

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