hello-i-must-be-going asked: I forgot to set my DVR to record The Science of Doctor Who tonight, will it be on again anywhere?
It’ll be on again tonight at
1am 12am EDT!
I’m thinking of becoming a scientist just so I can make the things from Doctor Who real.
They barely get to scratch the surface. Each of these topics could be its own special. xD
Science fiction often provides the imaginative leap which drives science fact into making things happen for real. And in return, science fact opens doors into rooms science fiction writers never imagined were there. It’s an almost symbiotic relationship (assuming the scientists are the sort that enjoy Doctor Who as entertainment and don’t hoot at the physical impossibilities on display).With Steven Moffat and celebrity fans looking at The Science of Doctor Who this Saturday (August 4) on BBC AMERICA, we present five things that exist as fanciful astonishments in the Whoniverse, but could also easily (and in some cases DO easily) exist in our real world…
Read the rest at Anglophenia
(And remember that the first of four Doctor Who Specials premieres this Saturday at 9pm EDT/6pm PDT on BBC America.
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.
Read on here.
BBC America is producing a new batch of Doctor Who specials this August and we’re excited about this one in particular. Why?
Only because they got some of our favorite physicists and scientists to talk about the “science” of Doctor Who, that’s why!!!!! ヽ(^。^)ノ
Think The Doctor’s Time Traveling is science-fiction… or science-fact? Find out in this exclusive sneak peek at BBC America’s All New Special THE SCIENCE OF DOCTOR WHO before the World Premiere *** Saturday Aug 4 at 9/8c *** only on BBC America. Immediately followed by the World Premiere of THE NERDIST: TRIBUTE TO SCIENCE at 10/9c.
Here, join DW Executive Producer and lead writer STEVEN MOFFAT plus big-time scientists like Theoretical Physicists MICHIO KAKU & JIM AL KHALILI and Space Scientist MAGGIE ADERIN POCOCK as they debate the possibility of time travel using Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity and wormholes.
Don’t miss the World Premiere of an All New Special, THE SCIENCE OF DOCTOR WHO *** Saturday Aug 4 at 9/8c *** immediately followed by the World Premiere of THE NERDIST: TRIBUTE TO SCIENCE at 10/9c, only on BBC America.