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Bad science in sci-fi movies

Bad science in sci-fi movies

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The adventures of Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise defined a new level of science fiction fandom in the late sixties. The image of Luke Skywalker blowing up the Death Star forever changed the impact and scope of blockbuster moviemaking. Audiences ate it all up without even batting an eye at the believability of the scientific concepts on display, but the science in such sci-fi favourites is often questionable at best. Sounds in Outer Space The dramatic screeching of TIE fighters swooping across the screen to the strains of John Williams’ Imperial March in The Empire Strikes Back is in an unforgettable part of science fiction history. So are the whooshing sounds of the Enterprise going to warp speed in the Star Trek movies. Now imagine the same images with no so...