If you’re a geek and enjoy science fiction TV and movies, you’ve probably spent at least a little time pondering how likely some of the fake science in them is. We’re willing to suspend disbelief for things like time travel, cloaking devices, and ray guns, but are we ever quite sure how much suspension is required?
Fortunately, Science Channel has been considering this very question, and has enlisted well-known theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku to help. Their new series, Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible premieres tonight at 10:00pm ET/PT, and it looks to be a really fascinating look at the subject. I was unfortunately not able to get a screener in time to review it for GeekDad, but the first episode looks at the feasibility of exploring outer space with faster-than-light travel.
In case you’ve read this far and are still on the fence about giving the series a shot, I have eight words that should convince you:
They’re going to make lightsabers that actually work.