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Neil deGrasse Tyson Reads Mean Tweets About His Sci-Fi Critiques

If you follow Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter, you know that the acclaimed astrophysicist enjoys commenting on the accuracy (well, usually, the lack of it) of the science used in outer space movies and other sci-fi films. Like most everything Tyson does, the tweets are informative and funny. However, not everyone feels the same way, and since the internet is designed to let you yell at people (people you voluntarily follow for their free opinions). Those disgruntled people let him know about it.

So on National Geographic this week, Tyson had a special movie edition of his reading mean tweets series, where he addressed a number of accusations thrown his way.

The first one, and maybe the biggest, is that no one cares about the science in science-fiction movies. Tyson said, “If you watch science fiction movies for the science, you can get ideas about how to invent tomorrow.”

As for all of his careful analyses of these films, someone said Tyson “seems like the worst person to watch movies with.” Tyson said he doesn’t talk during the movies, only after, but the real beauty of his response is his disgust for what he calls the real worst person to watch a movie with: someone that read the book.

It seems as though more than one person thinks he spoils movies with his tweets, an accusation he actually kind of admits to, though not intentionally. It’s nice to see that no matter how brilliant a mind, no one truly knows how to handle spoilers.

Who is the actual worst person to see a movie with? Name them in the comments below.

Image: National Geographic/YouTube

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