He also promised to keep talking about science in film — so let’s get to it.
There was Tyson’s obvious irritation with “Gravity” shooting a medical doctor into space:
“Interstallar” got the gravity part right:
Whereas “Gravity” wasn’t really about gravity at all.
The zero-gravity scenes get an A+:
Whereas “Gravity” had some hair issues:
Fun fact: “Interstellar” didn’t employ green screen to convey zero-gravity. In fact, in some scenes, Anne Hathaway in zero-gravity is just Anne Hathaway convincingly floating around on one leg:
This is why Annie has an Oscar and gets paid the big bucks.
There were also comparisons to Tyson’s gold standard of space movies, “2001: A Space Odyssey”:
Tyson previously sniffed at the wonderment of zero-gravity in film. It’s so been-there, done that, got the spacesuit.
Plus he just noticed little coincidences:
Someone should congratulate Warner Bros. It appears with “Interstellar,” the studio has turned “Gravity” into an astrophysics mulligan.