It’s a big day for Doctor Who fans, who are still reeling from the new trailer for the upcoming season.
While we’re waiting for those episodes to air, BBC America has scheduled a fun-sounding special called The Science of Doctor Who. The program includes interviews with show runner Steven Moffatt along with several acclaimed scientists, and it delves into the science-based aspects of the long-running series.
So does Doctor Who have a good impact on science? Experts say yes, especially if it influences children.
"Shows like Doctor Who are not meant to be educational … but very often it will inspire particularly young viewers to get interested in science early on,” notes theoretical physicist Dr. Jim Al Khalili.
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