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STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, at the BLOOR CINEMA

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

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  • Joana

    Excellent!!!!!

    February 26, 2013

  • Marjory E.

    Sorry, something came up and I can't make it. Was really looking forward to it.

    February 26, 2013

  • Marianne M

    Sorry with the call for snow tonight, I don't want to get stuck , so I need to cancel, sorry again

    February 26, 2013

  • Robert Q.

    Regrets. Competing engagement

    February 25, 2013

  • Bill

    Sorry to miss this lecture/film combination. I hope to catch up with you all next week.

    February 25, 2013

  • Marjory E.

    Loved James Cromwell in this movie!

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ticket purchased. :)

    February 24, 2013

  • Marianne M

    I really liked the first of the new Star Trek movies (not the original cast) so I'm looking forward to this one

    February 21, 2013

  • Downtown D.

    They've sold ~100 seats so far. There may well be tix left to buy at the door, but no guarantees. Sorry if the EventBrite page has been causing trouble...

    February 21, 2013

  • Paul N

    Woo hoo live long and prosper.

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cannot attend due to ethical reasons.

    February 20, 2013

  • Joana

    Hi Jeff,
    For some reason i am having trouble purchasing in advance. Hope i can get a ticket at the door.
    Cheers,

    J

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fascinating! Thinking about it.
    You might appreciate this.
    My homage to Star Trek Metamorphosis.
    Low quality but with a fun twist ending:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2nXRBAV1Hs

    February 20, 2013

  • Downtown D.

    I'll be up on stage, moderating the Q&A after the screening. See you guys there!

    1 · February 20, 2013

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