If you’re going to claim that your sci-fi movie is based on any element of real world science, you had better be able to back it up because let’s face it… people just love to nitpick details. When Gravity hit theatres last year, it was slammed by some for being inaccurate, which is obviously more important than being thrilling (that was sarcasm). Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, however, was inspired by the work of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, who also served as a consultant on the film, so it must be air tight, right? Well… actually yes, as it turns out.
Famed astrophysicist and host of Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson, is back at it again, evaluating the veracity of the science of Interstellar. He sent out a barrage of tweets yesterday and also appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss it in more detail. Surprisingly, he didn’t really have anything negative to say about the movie’s presentation of wormholes, black holes or relativity, although he didn’t address some of the complaints that have turned up elsewhere. How do you feel about the accuracy of the science in Interstellar? Check out what Neil deGrasse Tyson had to say after the jump.