Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the science of pop fiction and superheroes with comedian Chuck Nice and astrophysicist Charles Liu, PhD. We dive right into speed-of-light communication in space. If two parties are communicating light years away from each other, how would they be able to share the same sense of time during the conversation? You’ll learn how Star Trek’s “subspace” solved this problem. We discuss how the Doppler effect impacts our real-life space communications today. You’ll find out which science fiction and superhero movies Neil and Charles appreciate given their level of, or purposeful disregard for, science accuracy. We take a hard look at the 1966 Batman movie, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, Dr. Strange, and others. And, Neil gives us details on his cameos in The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time and Ice Age: Collision Course. We ponder the science of invisibility like how Wakanda disguises itself in Black Panther. Lastly, Neil and Charles tell us what superpower they would want that’s enabled by gene editing. Get the NEW Cosmic Queries book (5/5 ⭐s on Amazon!): 🤍amzn.to/3dYIEQF Support us on Patreon: 🤍🤍patreon.com/startalkradio FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE to StarTalk: Twitter: 🤍twitter.com/startalkradio Facebook: 🤍🤍facebook.com/StarTalk Instagram: 🤍🤍instagram.com/startalk About StarTalk: Science meets pop culture on StarTalk! Astrophysicist & Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities & scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! #StarTalk #NeildeGrasseTyson 00:00 - Science in Pop Fiction 00:30 - Communicating Lightyears Away 03:05 - Science in Superhero Movies 06:05 - Could a society disguise itself like Wakanda? 10:10 - Gene Editing Super Powers
ok again I have to pause and say thank you Uncle Chuck, you really are knocking out my anxiety spells
It's not only Wakanda, but Stargate Atlantis cloaked the entire city of Atlantis against the Wraith and their puddle jumper ships had the same cloaking technology.
Great Episode. This reminds me of science shows I used to watch as a kid. We need more of this. Thanks guys. You're benefitting society.
"you do realize you can say no to these projects?" Hahahahahaha Great Chuck !!
Niel and Chuck have to stop Chuck with their chosen powers :P
So Chuck’s new name should be Chuck Not So Nice.
No seriously. Never have a medical emergency in Manhattan.
Seeing multiple wavelength at the same time would make the world really weird.
There are images that show what you would see.
Would be better if you could choose at will which wavelength to see. Like we already do with devices.
qIte6aMusM0&t=6m45s 6:45 Hey give us spoiler alert warning first! 😉😆😆😆
Super strength and some measure of invulnerability have to come with flight.
I'm guessing that the first question wasn't about the doppler effect, but relativity. The wire through a wormhole (subspace) can just travel along with the wormhole. But people traveling at different speeds experience time at different rates. However, having watched a lot of Star Trek i think the simple answer is relativity does not exist in that universe. Sure it's been used as a plot device now and then, but in general those ships move really fast, both in and out of warp, and everyone appears to experience time at the same rate. Also the ships and objects seen from the ships don't change color regardless of speed, so I don't think the Star Trek universe has a doppler effect.
qIte6aMusM0&t=11m53s 11:53 Chuck literally just wants to be Cell from DragonBall Z
Getting more people interested in science is important but why use american pop culture ? Why not Asian culture ? An Asian scientist doesn't talk about his own culture, he is completely into american culture. This is sad.
Imagine if you were Thanos AND actually got all the Infinity Stones. It will simply be GAME OVER but Thanos being just another typical dummy foolish villain, we ended up with a whole pile of illogical (even by the "fantasy" standards) time travel shenanigans.
The title question "How real is pop fiction?" is a bad question.
Arthur C Clarke: Any science sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic.
WAT ABOUT EXPANSE ON AMAZON PRIME???
me: puts a tiny pancake in mouth
neil: watch out for the cliff! too late
me: goes to laugh and looses pancake