Tonight’s the first meeting of my Science and Popular Culture class, and I am super-friggin-thrilled about it. Tonight we’ll be enjoying and discussing:
- Some common tropes for representing scientists in pop culture, like the nutty professor, the intrepid explorer, the mad scientist, and sexy sexy Jeff Goldblum.
- They Might Be Giants, “Science is Real”
- That hilarious Monsanto parody video.
- Star Trek: The Original Series, “The Galileo Seven”
- Zachary Quinto yelling “Kahn!!!” in JJ Trek Into Lensflareness
- The Venture Brothers, “Careers in Science”
- Clips from “Why Study Science” – ’50s educational video
Next week: The Island of Doctor Moreau by HG Wells, Dr Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog, clips from Frankenstein (old and Young), Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical, the Protomen, and much more.
It’s going to be a fun semester.