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This edition: Season 3, Episode 4: Lynda Obst - Producing the Science Movie in Hollywood (Part 1 of 2)

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 20, 2016.

First aired: January 6, 2017.

In episode #304 of Science Goes to the Movies, legendary film producer Lynda Obst joins the show for part one of a conversation about her career in movies and working closely with iconic scientists Carl Sagan and Kip Thorne to develop and produce hit scientific films, Contact and Interstellar. Obst explains her determination to make films that are scientifically accurate and shares stories about Sagan’s first foray into film, then details Interstellar’s decade in development and the way in which the film brought about a new direction in wormhole research, the rare instance of art furthering science.

Guest List

Lynda Obst Film Producer

  • Evil, Outsiders, and the Other
  • Thursday, September 21 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, September 23 - 5:30pm
  • Teenagers and Superheroes
  • Thursday, September 7 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, September 9 - 5:30pm
  • Sunday, September 10 - 7:30am
  • Tuesday, September 12 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • The Physics of "Hidden Figures"
  • Friday, August 25 - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 26 - 5:30pm
  • Sunday, August 27 - 7:30am
  • Tuesday, August 29 - 9:30am, 3:30pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, September 1 - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, September 2 - 5:30pm
  • Sunday, September 3 - 7:30am
  • Tuesday, September 5 - 7:00am, 1:00pm