There are no shortage of sci-fi movies coming out this summer. So who better than astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to discuss the scientific accuracy of a few highly-anticipated big screen blockbusters?
The scientist has shared his thoughts on big sci-fi films before, even breaking down the science behind Star Wars on Twitter in 2015. So what does he think about the plot of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which just hit theaters this week?
In a segment on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Neil deGrasse Tyson broke it down for us non-astrophysicists.
And he admitted that the Marvel blockbuster should actually be a silent film, at least during certain parts. Say what?!
He explained, “I think most sci-fi films that have stuff going on in space, they all have sound. But we’ve known from the very first movie in the Alien series that in space, no one can hear you scream. So if no one can hear you scream, no one can hear you explode either. So no, in Guardians of the Galaxy, it would be a silent movie for all the scenes in space.”