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Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact Checked STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact Checked STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

When it comes to anything related to space, it would be foolish not to listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson. The man of many scientific hats knows more about astrophysics, cosmology and the general scientific world than most of us could ever dream of knowing. So of course we take notice when he decides to analyze space-related things in pop culture, most especially Star Wars.

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Tyson [spoilers ahead] took to Twitter [spoilers ahead for real] and critiqued Star Wars: The Force Awakens with his special brand of humor and scientific perspective that we love him for. If you haven’t seen the movie, now would be the time to stop reading and instead just ogle the picture above until you do. But for those of you that have seen it, prepare for a delightful roundup of NDT tweets.

The tweets ranged from analysis of Starkiller Base…

…to everyone’s new favorite astromech, BB-8.

As one could expect, Tyson even voiced his opinion about a common gripe with a certain smuggler’s badge of honor.

As with most of Tyson’s critiques of pop culture, it was all in good fun. The replies to these tweets–as you can imagine–were varied with some participating in his critique and way too many people trying to remind him that it is, after all, a fictional universe. However there is one observation that he made that you would think in 30+ years of tactical uniform design that The Empire and First Order would would have at least tried to solve by now.

Did you have similar musings about the film? Let us know in the comments below! And if you have seen the movie already (spoiler alert), make sure to check out our favorite moments from the film below!

HT: Polygon

IMAGES: Neil deGrasse Tyson; Fox

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