Category Archives: Television

Atmospheric Science in Stargate: Atlantis Brain Storm

While I wrote about this a bit when the show first aired way back in the dawn of time, I recently cleaned it up and made it pretty. If you missed it the first time, you can read about it … Continue reading

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Day of the Doctor

With the Doctor Who 50th anniversary less than a day away, I’ve got a piece up on Physics Today about the astronomy and cosmology in Doctor Who. Thank you to everyone who helped with the article, particular Green College fellows … Continue reading

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2013 Dragon Con schedule — asteroids and disasters and scifi, oh my!

Officially, I’ll be visiting the Space, Science, Stargate, Science Fiction Literature, Apocalypse Rising and American Science Fiction and Fantasy Media. As always, Dragon Con schedules are subject to change with very little notice, so use the Dragon Con mobile app … Continue reading

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Continuum

I’m writing a column for reviewing science in television in movies over at Physics Today. This month’s instalment? Continuum, a police drama set in present-day and near-future Vancouver exploits the possibility of jumping back and forth in time.

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#saveBCfilm

Why do I support expanding BC tax credits to match other Canadian provinces? Because BC needs to support its knowledge-economies. The resource industry alone cannot support the hopes, dreams, careers, and futures of this province. Because BC specializes in creating … Continue reading

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Archives: a photo

I recently discovered 98 set photos from Stargate: Universe that I’d forgotten about. The collection is mostly practical photos of equations and setup so I could fix anything that was disturbed, but I thought this one was just pretty: Edited … Continue reading

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Physics Today

Points of View, the Physics Today section for unusual jobs in science, is currently featuring my piece on working as a science consultant for Stargate: Putting the science in science fiction

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Ethics of Stargate: Universe “Air”

Dr. Rush, the lead scientist in Stargate: Universe, is a character who embodies a non-standard moral stance compared to the usual characters in Stargate. The following observations on ethics and morals are used considering the initial character only, how he … Continue reading

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Stargate: From Fiction to Science

I’ve written before on the value of using good science in works of fiction; the Stargate franchise embraced this philosophy and I worked as their science consultant for several seasons. I’ve been asked why Stargate cared about having detailed, plausible … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Science of SG:A “Brain Storm”

Stargate: Atlantis “Brain Storm” problem solving boards. Continue reading

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