When the trailer was released for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, complaints emerged that the droid BB-8’s way of moving was impossible. Then it silenced nitpickers by rolling onto the stage at a Star Wars convention. This book argues that nitpickers do a disservice to science. A film-maker’s imagination can help inspire innovation and push the scope of what’s possible in the real world. At the same time, having a scientific adviser on board from an early stage can provide screenwriters with armfuls of material they would never have come up with alone. Together, film and science provide a powerful way to explore our world.
Hollyweird Science: The Next Generation
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