DVR alert: 'The Science of Doctor Who' (USA Today)

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It’s a big day for Doctor Who fans, who are still reeling from the new trailer for the upcoming season.

While we’re waiting for those episodes to air, BBC America has scheduled a fun-sounding special called The Science of Doctor Who. The program includes interviews with show runner Steven Moffatt along with several acclaimed scientists, and it delves into the science-based aspects of the long-running series.

So does Doctor Who have a good impact on science? Experts say yes, especially if it influences children.

“Shows like Doctor Who are not meant to be educational … but very often it will inspire particularly young viewers to get interested in science early on,” notes theoretical physicist Dr. Jim Al Khalili.

Read on here.

"Shows like Doctor Who are not meant to be educational … but very often it will inspire particularly young viewers to get interested in science early on” 

The irony of this statement is mind boggling.


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    How did they know? How did they know Doctor Who made me interested in physics?
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    Well done Doctor
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