• Question: what is your favourite sciency movie and why?

    Asked by Olivia Vincent to Alice, Bose, Christian, Emma, Steve on 10 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Alice Harpole

      Alice Harpole answered on 10 Mar 2016:

      Probably Interstellar, because the subject matter is closest to the kind of science that I work on! I thought the simulation of the light bending around a black hole was really cool, and loved how they showed time dilation near a black hole.

    • Photo: Steve Marsden

      Steve Marsden answered on 10 Mar 2016:

      The Martian. Absolutely loved the book and can’t recommend it enough. The film makes a good effort of reproducing it.

    • Photo: Benjamin Bose

      Benjamin Bose answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      I think it has to be either ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ or ‘Predestination’ – both very different films in many senses but both with an interesting take on time travel. Very rarely does a film deal with the paradoxes of time travel well, both these exceeded expectations on that front 🙂

    • Photo: Christian Killow

      Christian Killow answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      The Martian is good, Interstellar is good, but I’d have to go 2001: A Space Odyssey. Brilliant. HAL 9000 still creeps me out.

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      Emma Dean answered on 15 Mar 2016:

      Back to the future!! Because it’s a classic with time-travel and a nutty professor- what more do you need?!!