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INTERSTELLAR (2014): Infographics, Spielberg’s Script Differences, deGrasse Tyson Comments, Nolan’s Science Defense

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Interstellar Infographic, Script Differences, Neil DeGrasse Tyson Comments, and Science Defense. Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar (2014) has arrived and with it many questions, observations, conjecture, and differing points of views on what was in the film, its assumptions, and what was left out of the film. Everyone for astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to director Christopher Nolan has spoken up about various Interstellar subjects. Below we have gathered the most interesting of these for you to read and view. Warning, major spoilers below.

The Interstellar Timeline Infographic:

Interstellar Timeline Infographic

Interstellar Timeline Infographic


The Interstellar Science Infographic:

Interstellar Science Infographic

Interstellar Science Infographic


The Space of Interstellar Infographic:

Space of Interstellar Infographic

Space of Interstellar Infographic


The Interstellar Timeline Infographic:

Interstellar Timeline Infographic

Interstellar Timeline Infographic

Christopher Nolan on the validity of the science in Interstellar:

My films are always held to a weirdly high standard for those issues that isn’t applied to everybody else’s films—which I’m fine with. People are always accusing my films of having plot holes, and I’m very aware of the plot holes in my films and very aware of when people spot them, but they generally don’t.

Those issues are all buttoned-up, and Kip has a book on the science of the film about what’s real, and what’s speculation—because much of it is, of course, speculation. There have been a bunch of knee-jerk tweets by people who’ve only seen the film once, but to really take on the science of the film, you’re going to need to sit down with the film for a bit and probably also read Kip’s book. I know where we cheated in the way you have to cheat in movies, and I’ve made Kip aware of those things.

The differences between Jonathan Nolan‘s script for Steven Spielberg‘s Interstellar and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar:

1. Cooper And His Son Murph Find a Fallen Space Probe

2. A Fallen Space Probe Brings Cooper To NASA, Not a Morse-Code Gravity Communicating Bookshelf Ghost

3. The Lazarus Missions Never Happened; This Is the First Manned Mission Through the Wormhole

4. Sphere-Shaped Distortions Visit the Crew While Traveling Through The Tiny Wormhole

5. The Mission Only Travels To One Planet: The Ice Planet

6. You Won’t Believe What They Find On The Ice Planet: The Chinese?!

7. A Gravity Machine Is Discovered

8. Evil Matt Damon Never Shows Up, But Instead We Get Aliens and Bad Robots

9. Everyone On Earth Dies But The Story Doesn’t Cut Away To Show Whats Happening On Our Planet

10. Cooper and Brand Fall In Love, Have Sex In Zero Gravity

11. A Second Wormhole Is Discovered and The Distortion “Creatures” Return

12. The Ship Finds a Space Station Built Outside of Space and Time

13. A Time Traveling Wormhole is Discovered

14. Cooper Arrives Back on Earth, But Humanity Is Completely Gone From the Planet

15. The Ending on Cooper Space Station Is the Same, But Different

The original script can be found here. “The reason Christopher Nolan shares the screenwriting credit on the final film with Jonathan Nolan is because he reworked the original script with substantial changes.” From Christopher Nolan: “I had the advantage of coming onto the project late and being able to look at what these guys [Jonah Nolan and Kip Thorne] had done. A lot of my contribution was ripping things out, because they put in more of these incredible mind blowing ideas that, I felt, I could absorb as an audience member. So I spent my time and my work on the script choosing the more emotive and tactile of these ideas to grab ahold of.”

Here are Neil deGrasse Tyson’s thoughts on the science of Interstellar:

*Experience Einstein’s Relativity of Time as no other feature film has shown.

*Experience Einstein’s Curvature of Space as no other feature film has shown.

*Relativity. Gravity. Quantum. Electrodynamics. Evolution. Each of these theories is true, whether or not you believe in them.

*And in the real universe, strong gravitational fields measurably slow passage of time relative to others. GPS satellites, located farther from Earth’s center than we are, keep faster time than do our clocks on Earth’s surface. GPS Satellites are pre-corrected for General Relativity, allowing them to beam us the accurate time for Earth’s surface.

*You enter a 3-Dimensional portal in space. Yes, you can fall in from any direction. Yes, it’s a Worm Hole.

*The producers knew exactly how, why, & when you’d achieve zero-G in space.

*You observe great Tidal Waves from great Tidal Forces, of magnitude that orbiting a Black Hole might create

*All leading characters, including McConaughey, Hathaway, Chastain, & Caine play a scientist or engineer. Of the leading characters (all of whom are scientists or engineers) half are women. Just an FYI.

*They reprise the matched-rotation docking maneuver from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” but they spin 100x faster.

*On another planet, around another star, in another part of the galaxy, two guys get into a fist fight.

*There’s a robot named KIPP. One of the Executive Producers, a physicist, is named Kip. I’m just saying.

*If you didn’t understand the physics, try Kip Thorne’s highly readable Bbook “The Science of Interstellar”. If you didn’t understand the plot, there is no published book to help you.

*They explore a planet near a Black Hole. Personally, I’d stay as far the hell away from BlackHoles as I can.

*Neil deGrasse Tyson Interstellar Comments: Is It More Scientifically Accurate Than Gravity?

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Source: Slashfilm, Moptwo, Space, Dailybeast, Dogancangundogdu

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