Daily Archives: November 19, 2009

Bad Science Education In, Bad Science in Science Fiction Movies Out?

In this week’s AMC column, I explain why better basic science education, while laudable and probably necessary in a larger sense, will almost certainly not improve the bad science one finds in most science fiction movies, like the most recent Star Trek flick (or indeed much of that series). I point out Star Trek primarily because it just came out on home video, but the problem isn’t confined to that series, to be sure. Check out my thinking on the topic, and then be sure to tell me what you think in the comments. Because a day without your comment is like a day without sunshine.