Scientist takes on physics in 'Star Wars'

Scientist takes on physics in 'Star Wars'
Posted at 5:13 PM, Dec 21, 2015

The newest edition of the Star Wars series may have smashed box office records, but it didn't sit well with one scientist.

Noted astrophysicist and talk show host Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter on Monday to air his grievances with the science behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Tyson took most issue with the physics surrounding some of the film's droids and spaceships.





Not even classic Star Wars rhetoric was immune to Tyson's criticism.




Tyson also took a shot at the "Dark Side's" evil army of Stormtroopers.



So, why all the hate? It could be because Tyson is a Star Trek fanboy, according to a 2013 report from Business Insider. In the video below, Tyson says that the Star Wars makes "no effort to portray real physics. At all."

Tyson has been known to take issue with science in Hollywood in the past. In 2012, Tyson's criticism of star patterns in the night sky during the movie "Titanic" led director James Cameron to fix the error before re-releasing the film on DVD.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.