National Association of Scientific Asshattery

I spent the first two days of the new year at work, so when I was up at absurd o'clock on Sunday, I saw on the news about the Sunday Times' article on Nasa's list of Worst Science Fiction Films [no link - daft paywall] Nasa, deciding that bad science fiction is bad for science, named and shamed the least realistic sci fi flicks and praised the most realistic (lists at bottom). Together with the Science & Entertainment Exchange (SEE), they would like to campaign for more realistic science fiction, to include Nasa specialists and vehicles as "product placements" - in films that it approves. Professor Sidney Perkowitz, member of SEE, has also designed a mark of approval: No scientific ideas were seriously hurt during the making of this movie. I had a long argument with my director friend about scientific realism in movies, based in part on TV Tropes' Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness (though his main problem was that Star...
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