Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible

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Original run: 1 Dec 2009 – 10 Nov 2010

Country of origin: US

Genre: Sci-Fi

Network: Science US

Watched by: 468 of 676 141 0.07%

Total running time: 8 hours 48 minutes

Episode duration: 22 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.6 of 10 359

kinopoisk.ru rating: 7.62 of 10 140

MyShows rating: 3.82 of 5 184

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What first appears to be a send-up of classic science fiction is in fact a thorough examination of the real-world science behind the sensationalism. In the pilot episode, the physics behind a hypothetical alien invasion are explained. With the help of scientists and engineers from NASA, JPL, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Army, a major special effects studio, and various universities, the Sci-Fi Science crew explores force fields, lasers, lightning guns, rail guns, extrasolar planets and other "science fiction" concepts that are in fact, quite real. A campy, animation-rich alien invasion of Los Angeles provides the jumping-off point for real science demonstrations.

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