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‘Bad movie science’ a snooty pleasure

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Picking on the incorrect science in fiction films is a popular pastime in the science communication world. There are gagillions of websites, books and events out there that take pleasure in mocking and criticising movies for having crap physics, silly chemistry or unrealistic forensic biology … Read More

Nerds on film: the depiction of scientists in movies

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A shabby lab-coat clad boffin with greasy hair is doubled over an esoteric machine which spews out ‘special vapour’ and flouro-green death-rays. Immediately we all get the hint: he’s a scientist. Almost definitely an evil –  and probably insane – genius. We ought to be … Read More