In 2013, Jovana Grbic Spoke with Distillations about how she mixes science and entertainment. Her website, she writes, began with reviews of the “sci-fi juggernauts at the time—Battlestar Galactica and the big-screen readaptation of Star Trek.”
By far the biggest thing I’ve learned is that big media loves science and that they really want to get it right. Conversations with screenwriters, showrunners (such as Breaking Bad’s Vincent Gilligan or The Big Bang Theory’s Bill Prady), and production advisers have made me realize that many in the entertainment industry idolize scientists and sincerely wish to portray them and their work in the best light possible. Scientists should not be intimidated by perceived walls between popular culture and science but rather should welcome opportunities for collaboration.
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