Interstellar (Part 1) : Episode 38

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Interstellar (Part 1)

What: Interstellar has lots to talk about! In this episode we cover the stuff that is mostly not physics. In the movie: the world is ending and we have to mobilize!
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, Casey Afflek, Wes Bentley

Show Notes

Memories of Carl Sagan’s Contact

Kip Thorne does movie science again. Carl Sagan’s Contact. Mathew McConaughey plays two opposing roles.

Corn, Corn, and Corn

Monocultures. Blight. We talk about anthropogenic climate change even though it isn’t mentioned in the film. Reduced population. Governments.

Explorers and Pioneers

Scientific mindset. Humanity’s will to expand. Good science parenting.

Robots

TARS. 2001. Humor settings and the best robot locomotion.

Goodbyes

Don’t let me leave, Murph.

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