Science Behind Science Fiction: Untangling Mysterio’s Web of Lies

Welcome back to Science Behind Science Fiction! With Spider-Man: Now Way Home quickly approaching it’s December 17 release date and promising to truly kick off the MCU’s multiversal madness that was hinted at with Mysterio’s menacing plot in Spider-Man: Far From Home, we’ve decided to dive into the Master of Illusion’s tech to see how …

Science Behind Science Fiction: How do Teenage Turtles become Mutant Ninjas?

When Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1984 they couldn’t possibly have imagined the incoming cultural explosion they had on their hands. In fact the turtles of today are dramatically different from their early comics.  The first TMNT drawings by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird It’s true, the Teenage …

Science Behind Science Fiction: The Physics of Star Wars

Ahhh, Star Wars, arguably one of the most popular movie franchises in history. Even if you are among the three or so people on the planet who have never seen a Star Wars film, you probably still know who Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, or Han Solo are. Who didn’t love seeing the Millenium Falcon jump …

Gremlins: The Holiday Magic of Mogwai

The rules of the mogwai have become as much a part of my Christmas tradition as Nakatomi Plaza and The Wet Bandits. Don’t get them wet, Don’t expose them to bright light, and most importantly Don’t feed them after midnight. Something about those rules stuck with me, and this holiday season we will break down …