098 – Dr Seth Shostak – Science and the movies

I talk to Dr Seth Shostak, from the SETI Institute, on the topic of science and the movies. We cover:
– The portrayal and accuracy of science in entertainment
– Seth’s role as science adviser in the movie remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still”
– What does a science adviser in a movie do?
– Why is Hollywood using science advisers more of late?
– How important is it to get the science right in movies?
– Society and its view of science versus other pursuits – the difference in attitudes between the west and the east
– Seth’s new book, “Confessions of an Alien Hunter”

Seth’s book:

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