Hi everyone! This Tuesday let's do something a bit different, by watching STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT at the BLOOR CINEMA, preceeded by a talk by a PHYSICS PROFESSOR about how plausible the movie's science is. This event is part of the "Science at the Movies" series moderated by our very own (occasional) member Dan Falk. The talk (at 7:00) is by physics professor Lawrence Krauss who wrote the book "The Physics of Star Trek". The movie (to be shown afterwards) is from 1996, and features the Next Generation cast (Captain Picard et al.) and time travel and evil cyborgs and Zefram Cochrane (James Cromwell) and more. It is generally regarded as one of the best of the Star Trek movies, running 92% on rottentomatoes.com who note that it is "exciting, engaging, and visually appealing enough to entertain [even] Star Trek novices". So, please join us for this event!
SHOWTIME: The lecture is at 7:00 pm on Tuesday February 26 at the Bloor Cinema, preceeded by a book signing from 6:00-7:00 (that we can skip), and followed by the movie itself (movie length = 1h45m).
MEETING TIME: 6:40-6:50pm
MEETING LOCATION: At the Bloor Cinema main lobby, past the ticket-takers, probably just to the RIGHT (but I'm not sure since the lobby might be crowded with book-signing tables etc.). Look for tall hairy Jeff with a yellow MEETUP sign. It might be a bit crowded/chaotic in the lobby (I'm not sure); in the worst case just find yourself a seat and then we can all gather for discussion afterwards.
TICKETS: This event costs $10 (for both movie and lecture); tickets can be purchased in advance at the web page https://treehousegroup.squarespace.com/science-at-the-movies
MOVIE INFO AND REVIEWS: See http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/star_trek_first_contact/
INFO ABOUT THE EVENT: https://treehousegroup.squarespace.com/science-at-the-movies
INFO ABOUT THE PHYSICS PROFESSOR: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_M._Krauss
AFTER THE MOVIE: Let's all discuss the movie for a few minutes as a group right in the cinema lobby. Then, we can decide whether or not to go out for drinks and socialising at some nearby establishment.
I hope to see you there!
UPCOMING: The following week (March 5) I am leaning towards the new Steven Soderbergh thriller SIDE EFFECTS; comments?
Best wishes, Jeff