History Main / HollywoodScience

6th Jan '18 4:31:01 PM eroock
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': While running a psychology experiment Prof. Duncan has a total breakdown when he encounters the outlier of extreme patience that is Abed, ranting that his Duncan's Principle has been completely broken. Of course any scientist can tell you a single outlier is hardly enough to totally disprove a hypothesis concerning human psychology. Possibly an intentional example, since Duncan is clearly demonstrated throughout the series to be a fairly inept psychologist.
18th Dec '17 6:14:46 PM nombretomado
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* The NecroCritic loves to point out this trope. Usually by mentioning how he's "pretty sure (extremely obscure/specific scientific property) doesn't work that way". Then there was his freak out about the 2006 ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' movie:

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* The NecroCritic WebVideo/TheNecroCritic loves to point out this trope. Usually by mentioning how he's "pretty sure (extremely obscure/specific scientific property) doesn't work that way". Then there was his freak out about the 2006 ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' movie:
23rd Nov '17 9:30:18 PM Josef5678
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** Not only that, but machine life was nearly crippled in certain environments due to its inability to "observe". Brin got it wrong in ''Earth'', too...a scene near the end has a scientist ''creating a new universe'' by simply looking at an artificial singularity. Given his background in science, one might expect better...



* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' is often accused of Hollywood Science; which arguable applies to the time compression more or less necessary for dramatic purposes. Early on in the show's run, the producers stated that they made the science deliberately bad, to avoid becoming a primer on evading detection for budding criminals.

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' is often accused of Hollywood Science; which arguable arguably applies to the time compression more or less necessary for dramatic purposes. Early on in the show's run, the producers stated that they made the science deliberately bad, to avoid becoming a primer on evading detection for budding criminals.



* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' parodies this [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1804#comic here]].
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' has "[[http://xkcd.com/683/ Movie science montage / Real science montage]]" strip.

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* %%* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' parodies this [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1804#comic here]].
* %%* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' has "[[http://xkcd.com/683/ Movie science montage / Real science montage]]" strip.
17th Nov '17 9:15:27 PM Josef5678
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HollywoodScience is common in ScienceFiction, but does not generally apply to cases where the writers step outside the bounds of known science by applying generous quantities of [[AppliedPhlebotinum phlebotinum]] to circumvent the normal rules. Often times, there's a TechnoWizard to help explain how it works.

If it's an ''intentional'' change from real science, it's not HollywoodScience. Thus, for example, the claim that the pyramids are much older than Pharaonic Egypt in ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' is not HollywoodScience. However, the scene in the movie where they track a probe sent through the stargate, ''while it's dematerialized'' -- that's HollywoodScience.

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HollywoodScience Hollywood Science is common in ScienceFiction, but does not generally apply to cases where the writers step outside the bounds of known science by applying generous quantities of [[AppliedPhlebotinum phlebotinum]] to circumvent the normal rules. Often times, there's a TechnoWizard to help explain how it works.

If it's an ''intentional'' change from real science, it's not HollywoodScience. Hollywood Science. Thus, for example, the claim that the pyramids are much older than Pharaonic Egypt in ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' is not HollywoodScience. Hollywood Science. However, the scene in the movie where they track a probe sent through the stargate, Stargate, ''while it's dematerialized'' -- that's HollywoodScience.
Hollywood Science.



'''Types of HollywoodScience include:'''

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'''Types of HollywoodScience Hollywood Science include:'''



As ScienceMarchesOn, mistakes can result from discoveries made after the show was written. In these cases, we must forgive the writers, since they had no way of knowing. Thus, IWantMyJetpack and TheGreatPoliticsMessUp are not really HollywoodScience.

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As ScienceMarchesOn, mistakes can result from discoveries made after the show was written. In these cases, we must forgive the writers, since they had no way of knowing. Thus, IWantMyJetpack and TheGreatPoliticsMessUp are not really HollywoodScience.Hollywood Science.



* ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' is loaded with HollywoodScience, to the extent that it has become something of a RunningGag on the [[http://badastronomy.com Bad Astronomy website]]. Some can live with it, some can't.

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* ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' is loaded with HollywoodScience, Hollywood Science, to the extent that it has become something of a RunningGag on the [[http://badastronomy.com Bad Astronomy website]]. Some can live with it, some can't.



* ''Film/SpiderMan2'' has a depiction of nuclear fusion that is almost, but not entirely, completely unlike real fusion techniques. For instance, the machine creates a miniature sun, but it looks exactly our sun recolored under x-ray light so that it's surface is visible. It even has sunspots, even though a sun that small shouldn't have them. Additionally, nobody is blinded from looking at it.

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* ''Film/SpiderMan2'' has a depiction of nuclear fusion that is almost, but not entirely, completely unlike real fusion techniques. For instance, the machine creates a miniature sun, but it looks exactly like our sun recolored under x-ray light so that it's its surface is visible. It even has sunspots, even though a sun that small shouldn't have them. Additionally, nobody is blinded from looking at it.
7th Oct '17 4:37:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''BlackHoleHigh'' seems to want to convince children that science is kind of cool. Unfortunately, "science" is taken to generally mean, "String random scientific terms together and claim this makes sense somehow."

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* ''BlackHoleHigh'' ''Series/BlackHoleHigh'' seems to want to convince children that science is kind of cool. Unfortunately, "science" is taken to generally mean, "String random scientific terms together and claim this makes sense somehow."
2nd Mar '17 9:22:19 PM Kooshmeister
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31st Oct '16 9:48:21 PM foxley
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** HollywoodMagnetism
27th Oct '16 4:31:13 AM __Vano
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When it comes to science and history, we can't expect the writers to get all the facts right. Maybe we ''should'' be able to expect this, but such expectations will lead to disappointment. To be fair, though, good story will always trump good science.

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When it comes to science and history, we can't expect the writers to get all the facts right. Maybe we ''should'' be able to expect this, but such expectations will lead to disappointment. To be fair, though, good story will always trump good science.
science: real science tends to be gradual, methodical and incomprehensible to anyone without decent knowledge in the specific field.
5th Oct '16 7:09:52 AM BreadBull
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* ThingsAreMoreEffectiveInHollywood
28th Aug '16 9:13:50 AM erforce
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* ''Film/FantasticFour'' (2005) has a Star Trek-esque "cloud of cosmic energy" floating by Earth's orbit, and Reed believes this type of cloud may have triggered evolution, and could have untold benefits for humanity and biological science. It looks like the writers were trying to take the hokey "cosmic radiation" origin from the comics and make it more relevant to modern science. But there really is an area of concentrated space radiation right around Earth's orbit, the Van Allen Belt, where the Fantastic Four in the comics encountered high levels of space radiation due to poor shielding. The made up glowing energy blob has less of a basis in reality than the origin from the 60's.

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* ''Film/FantasticFour'' (2005) ''Film/FantasticFour2005'' has a Star Trek-esque ''Franchise/StarTrek''-esque "cloud of cosmic energy" floating by Earth's orbit, and Reed believes this type of cloud may have triggered evolution, and could have untold benefits for humanity and biological science. It looks like the writers were trying to take the hokey "cosmic radiation" origin from the comics and make it more relevant to modern science. But there really is an area of concentrated space radiation right around Earth's orbit, the Van Allen Belt, where the Fantastic Four in the comics encountered high levels of space radiation due to poor shielding. The made up glowing energy blob has less of a basis in reality than the origin from the 60's.
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