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So bad it's good: The Core - Jun 14, 2012 at 11:53PM
Karl Decker
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My chapter of the SPS watched The Core to laugh at the Hollywood physics. It's not really a movie you can take seriously like Contact, but still worth a mention in my mind.

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Re: So bad it's good: The Core - Jun 15 2012 8:20AM
Society of Physics...
293 Posts

I've heard of a lot of "Bad Movie Physics" parties over the years, and "The Core" usually tops the list...

On my campus we had fun picking apart some movie (I think it was "Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?") that purported to use physics to "show" that the moon landings weren't real, but it seemed like in every case the attempt to invoke physics was embarrassingly riddled with some of the most common beginner errors.

I recall the 2001, 2010, 2061 Space Odyssey movies, and how much of the dynamics of the rotating and orbiting space stations seemed so impressively realistic to my eye...

Adjunct Professor of Physics, Editor of The Physics Teacher, and GWU SPS Chapter Advisor

Re: Re: So bad it's good: The Core - Jun 17 2012 4:38AM
Gerald S
4 Posts

2001 played a major role in deciding to become a physics major. Clarke was the technical director on the movie.

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