Well, first of all, we have our science advisor Kevin Grazier to help us out. Whenever we come up with another “out there” idea, we’ll ask Kevin to come up with actual science to help justify the concept. After a lot of hair pulling, the brilliant Kevin actually comes up with a way to make our silliness a practical, working sci-fi reality. Kevin also does a “fact check” of each script draft to make sure that we’re not violating too many laws of physics each week…So, they have NASA planetary physicist Kevin Grazier as an advisor, and read popular science books about astronomy and physics. That may just help explain why the biology on Eureka is so bad. Of course I'm biased, but I think that the life sciences can generate just as many entertaining plot lines as physics can, and those stories deserve the same kind of scientific input that's given to robots and time travel.
But Kevin’s not always around… and yes, we’re industrious little busy bodies. Which means, we do a lot of reading. And by “a lot” we mean… A LOT.
Yes, we’ll read any science book, magazine, or periodical we can get our hands on. For example, Supervising Producer Curtis Kheel is currently reading “Physics of the Impossible” by Michio Kaku as research for an upcoming episode. And Staff Writer Eric Wallace was recently seen digesting “Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries” by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
(Yes, the post also says that they read Discover and other popular science magazines, but clearly their interest and focus is on physics.)
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