Hollyweird Science: The Next Generation

From Spaceships to Microchips

  • Kevin R. Grazier
  • Stephen Cass

Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 1-27
  3. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 29-50
  4. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 51-87
  5. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 89-129
  6. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 131-183
  7. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 185-220
  8. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 221-270
  9. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 271-302
  10. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 303-328
  11. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 329-377
  12. Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
    Pages 379-404
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 405-420

About this book

Introduction

Informative, entertaining and upbeat, this book continues Grazier and Cass's exploration of how technology, science, and scientists are portrayed in Hollywood productions. Both big and small-screen productions are featured and their science content illuminated—first by the authors and subsequently by a range of experts from science and the film world. Starring roles in this volume are played by, among other things, computers (human and mechanical), artificial intelligences, robots, and spacecraft. Interviews with writers, producers, and directors of acclaimed science-themed films stand side by side with the perspectives of scientists, science fiction authors, and science advisors. The result is a stimulating and informative reading experience for the layperson and professional scientist or engineer alike. The book begins with a foreword by Zack Stentz, who co-wrote X-Men: First Class and Thor, and is currently a writer/producer on CW’s The Flash.

Keywords

Cinematic Science Hollywood Science Popular Image of Science Science Fiction Film Advisors Science Fiction Film Interview Science in Films Science in Movies Science in Science Fiction Science in the Media Television Science

Authors and affiliations

  • Kevin R. Grazier
    • 1
  • Stephen Cass
    • 2
  1. 1.SylmarUSA
  2. 2.New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54215-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54213-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54215-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-1188
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1196
  • About this book