Your Space Battle Physics Are All Wrong, and It’s All George Lucas’s Fault

Surprising no one.

In case you needed another thing to be mad at George Lucas about, It’s Okay to Be Smart has an excellent video deconstruction of what’s wrong with the science behind fictional space battles and why it’s all Lucas’s fault. Or you could just accept that some of the scientific concessions┬ámade by space battles in movies are there as audio/visual cues for the audience’s benefit for filmmaking reasons, and others could be explained by┬áscience so advanced it seems impossible to our current, mostly non-spacefaring civilization. Your choice.

Either way, you can still benefit from analyzing the real science behind your favorite fiction.

(via Blastr)

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