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Try this website, Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy-- he regularly reviews films and tv
for "bad science". http://www.badastronomy.com/
Star Wars is also full of "science."  There are books/articles about the physics
of Star Trek etc.



> "Mike Giazzoni [ x3885 ]" wrote:
>
> > In order to develop a writing component for my "Introduction to the
> > Natural Sciences" core class, I'm in the process of developing an
> > assignment.  Thus far, the assignment  is an essay in which the
> > student analyzes a film or play for three areas:  a brief plot summary, an
> > an analysis of the medium's treatment/depiction of scientists, and an
> > explanation of the natural science (real or fake) utilized in the story.
> >
> > I am looking for some suggestions (hint!), but here is a brief list of
> > ideas thus far:
> >
> > Film:
> > Anything by Michael Crichton (e.g. Jurassic Park)
> > Star Trek
> > Armageddon
> >
> > Plays:
> > Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Tom Stoppard)
> > Galileo (Berthold Brecht)
> >
> > If you have any ideas, please respond off-list to my address:
> > [log in to unmask]
> >
> > If anyone requests it, I'll be happy to post a compiled list to the List.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Michael Giazzoni
> >
> > ___________________________________________________
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