Is there any scientific way to unite the universes of McConaughey? He “witnessed” wormhole travel in Contact, opined on the nature of time and space in True Detective, and went through a portal in the fabric of space time in Interstellar. Could a wormhole to do the trick? Or woud it take something more…cool?
In the video above, I interview Interstellar‘s co-writer Jonathan Nolan (brother of Christopher Nolan), and the film’s originator and science adviser, theoretical physicist Kip Thorne. I asked them whether the movie was meant to be a success commercially, critically, and for science communication. Thorne’s response is heartening for anyone who wants to see more good science in movies.
And speaking of science, if you’re asking questions about the film’s mind-bending ending like I am, its website now has a thorough and easy-to-understand section where you can scroll through all the science featured.
The DVD and Blu-Ray combo of Interstellar, which includes hours of footage on the making of film, is available today.