Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium and presenter on the series "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey," offered a series of tweets Sunday night poking holes in various elements of the film. One example: "Nearly all satellites orbit Earth west to east yet all satellite debris portrayed orbited east to west."
Decades ago, David Letterman had a semi-regular segment called "Limited Perspective," in which guests offered deadpan commentaries on the inaccuracies in some films, such as a dentist pointing out that historical films don't work because the stars' teeth are too nice for the period.
An added astrophysics note to movie lovers: In "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," Elliott and E.T. are on a bicycle that suddenly starts flying through the air. Scientifically, that's not possible either.
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