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[Phys-L] Thorne, executive producer. Was: Re: Interstellar

“Interstellar,” an outer-space survivalist epic created by the director Christopher Nolan and his brother Jonathan, with whom he co-wrote the screenplay, is ardently, even fervently incomprehensible, a movie designed to separate the civilians from the geeks, with the geeks apparently the target audience.
“Interstellar” and “The Theory of Everything” Reviews

As the crew members enter the distant passage, with its altered space-time continuum, they testily debate one another, referring, in passing, to theories advanced by Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Kip Thorne. (Thorne, a theoretical physicist and a longtime friend of Hawking’s, served as an adviser and an executive producer on the film.)

bc, subs the NYer.

On 2014, Nov 09, , at 17:33, Paul Lulai <> wrote:

I've heard mixed reviews.
Neil deGrasse Tyson likes it..

reported here also.

Bad Astronomy guy doesn't...

I didn't realize Kip Thorne actually wrote an accompanying piece. I will have to look that up.
I haven't had a chance to go. I actually got a poster in the mail with activities for the movie, but I haven't had a chance to look at any of them. Don't know how I got on that mailing list.

Have a good one.

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Subject: [Phys-L] Interstellar

I saw this movie today. The story is convoluted and far-fetched, but the science is very accurate (involving celestial mechanics, time travel, black holes, relativity, and quantum physics). The film is a bit long at nearly 3 hours, but it makes you think about our humanity and the complexities of intergalactic space travel.

Anyone else seen it?

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