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Bad Astronomy’s Review of the Science of ‘Star Trek’

174 Bad Astronomy’s Review of the Science of ‘Star Trek’

But I am here to review the science of the movie. I won’t worry about warp drive, transporter tech, or time travel; I’ll concentrate on the real stuff. And never fear: I am not going to reveal the overall plot here. I avoided as many spoilers as I could before watching it, and I’m glad I did. It really made the movie more exciting and fun to watch.

But I do have to do what I do, so do it I will. While I won’t reveal the plot, I have to reveal some details to write a review. So:

Bad Astronomy’s Review of the Science of ‘Star Trek’ |

He claims to love it, but in the link above, he goes out of his way to look at the “science” that Star Trek 11 abuses so liberally.

John Scalzi On Star Trek (2009)

trek red John Scalzi On Star Trek (2009)

What I didn’t like: Good lord, was the science in this one bad. Dear Kurtzman and Orci: The next time you play with black holes, won’t you please talk to an actual scientist? Also: “Red Matter”? Seriously? Mind you, I don’t expect much out of Star Trek, science-wise, because, well. Let’s just say the track record’s just not there. Even so, at a certain point the science in one’s science fiction should at least wave in the general direction of plausibility. It’s not too much to ask for.
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