Tag Archives: Science

The pitfalls of writing time travel (part one)

Time travel is a wondrous gift that keeps giving to science fiction.  It has become as important a staple as the intelligent machine or the spacecraft.  This is how it should be.  As Terry Pratchett said, if only one person … Continue reading

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Nitpickers’ shame: Interstellar

My name is James, and I am a nitpicker. I am sorry but I can’t control myself and will nitpick now, but at least I will warn people and do it in a form that can be ignored if they … Continue reading

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When it ain’t a nit to pick

Does all bad science in films annoy me?  No.  When Star Wars spacecraft handle (and sometimes sound) like planes with piston engines, no problem, because Star Wars is unashamedly a fairy tale in SciFi clothes.  When a damsel in distress … Continue reading

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Metro grief and human behaviour…

Why, oh why, do people getting on to a crowded Metro train stop just inside the doors and prevent other people getting on when there is loads of space further down the carriage? At first, it just seemed like another bit … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the film “Gravity”?

If you don’t have a physics degree and you aren’t planning to work as an astronaut, then it just suffers a few clichés and character violations, but it can be forgiven those for its overall quality and spectacle. If you … Continue reading

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