Monday, June 29, 2015

Science Faction

This week the American Journal Of Physics, which is apparently a thing, suggested that Christopher Nolan's 2015 film Interstellar should be shown in science and physics classes in order to teach students about space phenomenon.

Dr. David Jackson, editor of the Journal, examined the film and declared that its depiction of "Love" as a quantifiable, measurable force is one hundred percent accurate.

According to Jackson, "The publication will encourage physics teachers to screen the film in their classes in order to teach students woefully inaccurate concepts about the way black holes, wormholes and other cosmic phenomenon look and behave. I also encourage teachers to use the film to mislead students into thinking that "Love" is not simply a human emotion, but in fact a higher dimension and a tangible force that transcends time and space."

"Oh, and don't forget the sassy, wisecracking robot!" said Jackson. "That TARS had me rolling in the aisle! Interstellar is a literal goldmine of misinformation as to how actual robots function!"

Critics have denounced the idea of using the film in an academic setting. Morey Shoedsack, editor in chief of Screenwriter's Monthly, said that not only does the film have no business being shown in science classes, but shouldn't be seen anywhere near film schools either. "I shudder to think what would happen if future screenwriters were to study the film's needlessly dense and impenetrable plot," said Shoedsack. "Brace yourselves for an onslaught of self-important and indulgent tripe in about ten years."

Jackson remains undeterred though, and plans to call for the screening of additional sci-fi films as teaching aids, including Invasion Of The Neptune Men, Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers, The Man From Planet X, Robot Monster, Cat-Women Of The Moon, Devil Girl From Mars and the Transformers series. 

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