StarTalk: Time Travel at the Movies

According to Einstein’s Theories of Relativity, time travel is possible.

No one is traveling back to the future yet, but it’s fun to imagine the many excellent adventures that would ensue if we could transport ourselves to different eras, as well as ponder the paradoxes and problems that might pop up.

Neil discusses the science of time travel with Phil Plait, the – “Bad Astronomer”. Along with comedian Leighann Lord, they take us on a journey through the many movies that have played with this possibility, including Planet of the Apes, Back to the Future, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Star Trek, and the Terminator series.



Science, pop culture & comedy collide on StarTalk w/ astrophysicist & Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-hosts, celebrities & scientists.

Science Topics
Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Physics
Music, Art, and Language Arts Topics
Film & TV
High School, College
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, College, Adults

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