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Scientists (And Steven Moffat) Debate Whether Doctor Who’s Time Travel Is Legit

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

Theoretical physicists Michio Kaku and Jim Al Khalili, and space scientist Maggie Aderin Pocock joined Steven Moffat in a BBC America special last weekend titled The Science of Doctor Who. In it, they attempted to break down some of the science-fiction of the show and decide how close we are to making it become a reality. Here we have one segment of the episode in which they talk about the most important part of Doctor Who – time travel. I’m still waiting for my psychic paper.

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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