When it comes to science in films, Neil deGrasse Tyson is very vocal on what’s real and what’s not. Which brings us to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Tyson took to Twitter to reveal what he thought about the science of the movie. Here is what he said.
“REMINDER: Never look to me for opinions on new films. All I do is highlight the science one might or might not find in them.
In #Interstellar: They explore a planet near a Black Hole. Personally, I’d stay as far the hell away from BlackHoles as I can.
In #Interstellar, if you didn’t understand the plot, there is no published book to help you.
In #Interstellar, if you didn’t understand the physics, try Kip Thorne’s highly readable book “The Science of Interstellar”
In #Interstellar: On another planet, around another star, in another part of the galaxy, two guys get into a fist fight.
In #Interstellar: Of the leading characters (all of whom are scientists or engineers) half are women. Just an FYI.
In #Interstellar: They reprise the matched-rotation docking maneuver from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” but they spin 100x faster.
In #Interstellar: You enter a 3-Dimensional portal in space. Yes, you can fall in from any direction. Yes, it’s a Worm Hole.
In #Interstellar: You observe great Tidal Waves from great Tidal Forces, of magnitude that orbiting a Black Hole might create.
In #Interstellar: The producers knew exactly how, why, & when you’d achieve zero-G in space.
Relativity. Gravity. Quantum. Electrodynamics. Evolution. Each of these theories is true, whether or not you believe in them.
In #Interstellar: Experience Einstein’s Curvature of Space as no other feature film has shown.
In #Interstellar: Experience Einstein’s Relativity of Time as no other feature film has shown.
In #Interstellar: And in the real universe, strong gravitational fields measurably slow passage of time relative to others.
In #Interstellar: There’s a robot named KIPP. One of the Executive Producers, a physicist, is named Kip. I’m just saying.
In #Interstellar: All leading characters, including McConaughey, Hathaway, Chastain, & Caine play a scientist or engineer.”