39 – Scientific Accuracy in Stories

The Mythcreant Podcast

Dr. Brandon Kier joins Oren, Mike, and Chris in discussing scientific accuracy – or lack thereof – in popular stories. They speculate on whether scientific accuracy is important, describe stories and scenes with questionable science, and highlight how science and the scientific process is itself portrayed.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

Lucy vs. Intersteller

Intersteller black hole

Deja Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Threshold, Star Trek: Voyager – SF Debris Review

Obeying the Celestial Speed Limit

Star Trek (2009)

Killed by Death, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

In the Forest of the Night, Doctor Who


The Time Traveler’s Wife

Blink, Doctor Who

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Time Squad

I, Frankenstein

Booby Trap, Star Trek: The Next Generation

The Geth from Mass Effect



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  1. Peter Molnár

    Alastair Reynolds’ works. That is all. :-)) A happy medium between very hard science and outlandish technologies and societies, without sacrificing story or characters. My personal gold standard.

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