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  1. #1 Movies and TV Shows Set in Space 
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    Just out of curiosity, which one of the movie or TV series set in space do you view as the most scientifically correct and realistic one (Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly...) and which one do you find as the most entertaining?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sci-fi guy View Post
    Just out of curiosity, which one of the movie or TV series set in space do you view as the most scientifically correct and realistic one (Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly...) and which one do you find as the most entertaining?
    Well I've seen just about all of them and some are definitely better than others. However I couldn't tell you which ones might be most scientifically correct and all the good ones are very entertaining the first time you watch them. But some I've watched many times and may watch them again. I could possibly spend most of a day looking them all up, but no I think not. I'll just enjoy them as they come up and not ever worry about which ones might be more scientifically correct. But I will say when they are scientifically very wrong I usually don't like them very much.


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    Star wars has the least street cred of all when it comes to real physics.

    But like bad robot said, it's about entertainment, not accuracy. If you want an entertaining story with aliens, YOU HAVE TO HAVE FTL DRIVE, even if physics hafve to be totally ignored.

    Which is worse? To say you meet aliens that live several star systems away, while still using rockets that can't travel faster than light and ignore the travel time?

    Or just make up an FTL drive that ignores physics?

    If you gonna ignore physics, it's always better to make a replacemetn than totally ignore them. It's like leaving a hole in a pie that needs to be filled.
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    I found the complexity of Farscape universe and its indifference to humanity wholly realistic.
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    Alien - the original one directed by Ridley Scott, is still the best and most realistic science fiction film I have seen. The later Alien films directed by James Cameron were dreadful - as was Prometheus.
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