Science at the Movies
See You Yesterday
This is Episode 1/5 of our Wibbley Wobbley Timey Wimey miniseries. This is an excellent movie and if you haven't seen it, what the hell are you doing? It's on Netflix! Go Now! Watch it!!!!It's time travel yo!
Back to the Future
We're finally doing it! The absolute classic that is Back to the Future and the total joy of watching Mj Fox and C Llyod together. We have a bit of a movie love fest before a total nerd out about time travel. We're talking paradoxes, self-consistency principles, closed loops, many worlds, time in flux! "Gigawatts! Gigawatts!'Follow us on TikTok to catch live recordings of the episodes:TikTok: @scienceatthemoviesInstagram: @scienceatthemoviesEmail: email@example.com
Geostorm: Abi and Freda Uncut
It's another UNCUT special, back to our eighth episode and third ever dumb science movie! A two brothers classic: Geostorm. This week you get 20 extra minutes of our incredulity at the ridiculousness of this movie! EnjoyWe've got frozen deserts, exploding cities, giant tsunamis and #airlockdrama! Abi tries to understand the scientific and economic logistics of a space net while Freda just wants this movie to flush itself out of her brain. It hurts all the science parts. "I want it dead, I want it's whole family dead, I want it down in the ground!"Things you might find interesting:Will weather control happen in the future? - BBCCan China control the weather? - How Stuff WorksCloud Seeding: should we or shouldn't we? - IndependentGeostorm and the ethics of geoengineering - The ConversationThe disasters of disaster movies - Yale Climate ConnectionsProject Poyeye - Office of the Historian (US Dept of State...not an onion article)The science behind Geostorm - Smithsonian MagRockets and rocket launches - National GeographicBBC How to build a satellite - Youtube
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
For episode 54 we're going into 1960s psychiatry, so get ready. What are lobotomies and how did they happen? Are you ready for this shit? Strap in, we're giving you the lowdown on all this shit. .Here are some resources:The 1946 expose by Life Magazine: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/lobotomist-bedlam-1946/ECT: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1125470/Psychosurgery: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6384258/Psychiatric hospitals: https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/nhhc/nurses-institutions-caring/history-of-psychiatric-hospitals/Film and Psychiatry: https://news.mongabay.com/2005/04/the-methods-of-madness-one-flew-over-the-cuckoos-nest-and-awakenings/https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/we-are-still-flying-over-cuckoos-nest
It's episode 5/5 of our Teenage Dirtbag miniseries! Grease is the darkest happy movie we ever saw. Revisiting this one is a hoot. Jan really wasn't fat at all, Rizzo thinks being easy is not as bad as being coy or stealing for that matter (there's worse things she can do y'all), everyone is too hard on Frenchie and the biggest effort Danny seems to go to is putting on a cardigan. Enjoy!
Angels & Demons
Angels & Demons (2009)Antimatter bombs, the god particle, science vs religon! This movie has it all! A bioentanglement physicist (what even is that?), a daredevil symbologist (why did TH do this to us 3 times!), a scottish/italian/irish helicopter flying priest, a murdered pope, a conspiracy, a secret society! I mean what else do you want from Ron Howard! Even the science isn't that off! What is happening?Ok but seriously, the movie is dumb and no we don't forgive Tom Hanks! "Scientists need to eat too!"Follow us on TikTok to catch live recordings of the episodes:TikTok: @scienceatthemoviesInstagram: @scienceatthemoviesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgReferences for this episode:The Cern website has a lot of information and references about the topics covered in this episode.
Minisode: 10 Things I Hate About You
10 Things I Hate About You: Episode 4 of our Teenage Dirtbag MiniseriesBlack underwear, not wearing a bra, what we thought paintball was, pristine "bad" boys with perfect soft hair, nerds staying in their lane, 90s pop rock where women sing like babies, self-pity, Shakespeare and more
The Thing (1982)
**THE ANTARCTICA TREATY WILL EXPIRE IN 2048**The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1991 and came into effect in 1998. In Article 25, it cites a 50-year expiration date. If another protocol is not agreed upon, there is nothing stopping countries from seizing and occupying Antarctic land without any restrictions on protecting this precious environment. Antarctica is already under threat from Global Warming and science must continue to monitor changes and determine how to restore this habitat. Don't let it go silently.The Antarctic Treaty: https://www.ats.aq/e/antarctictreaty.htmlANYWAY, we also did an episode. Freda felt like it was time for another movie where someone loses both hands; The Thing, John Carpenter's of course! Did you know people hated it when it was first released? But today audiences love the nihilism and sometimes want to hear about the worse possible situation that could ever unfold. Abi is angry about dogs, and she has every right to be. John Carpenter got a fancy budget and spent in on Ennio Morricone but Ennio just did the music like John Carpenter did, which means John Carpenter could have saved a lot of money. We can't stop thinking about this! And then Quentin Tarantino used Ennio Morricone's John Carpenter score for the Hateful Eight and round and round it goes. Freda is afraid of her Aloe plant. Kurt Russel is a daddy and his hat is really big. The end. Other episode references:Den of Geek original reviews: https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/john-carpenters-the-thing-had-an-icy-critical-reception/Backscatter imaging: https://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Eduspace_Global_EN/SEMD4V96KQH_0.htmlAIRSAR imaging: https://asf.alaska.edu/data-sets/sar-data-sets/airsar/Editorial Perspective: Cabin fever – the impact of lockdown on children and young peopleWhat kind of science to people do Antarctica: https://www.antarctica.gov.au/science/meet-our-scientists/Winter in Antarctica: https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/curriculum-collections/antarctica/day-and-night-cycles/safety-and-wintering-over-in-antarctica