Alexis recommends “Interstellar by Christopher Nolan,” an interesting piece by Adam Rogers of Wired. The accompanying video explains the science of the digital creation of the black hole in the movie with the aid of the American theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.
How much of Interstellar is based on scientific fact? And how much of it is science fiction?
I believe that, at least as Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson once put it, a lot of the science fiction lies in what was found in the black hole by Matthew McConaughey’s character and his team.
What do you think of the movie (if you have already seen it)? If not what are your impressions of what the video presents?
Dan adds: how important is scientific credibility to your enjoyment or interesting in SciFi novels or films? Scientific realism was one of the selling points of Alfonso Cuaron’s recent and very successful film Gravity; but the negligible scientific realism of Edgar Wright’s The World’s End, Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block or Rian Johnson’s Looper doesn’t prevent those movies from being entertaining, thought provoking, and in the first two cases, hilarious.
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