Can watching Doctor Who earn you science credits?

New special explores the "science" of British sci-fi show

Coming soon to BBC America is another one of their Doctor Who specials, this time focusing on "The Science of Doctor Who."


The special basically takes clips from the show and interweaves them with interviews with actual scientists, discussing the scientific plausibility of concepts from the show. In this clip, we see a bunch of writers and scientists discussing time travel.

Considering how many real-life inventions have been created from science fiction in the past (witness all of the developments from Star Trek for example - the tricorder/smartphone, the PADD/tablet, etc.), it's not surprising to see if things like the "sonic screwdriver" could be a reality in the future. Unfortunately, I doubt that watching the show will give you a higher grade in temporal physics.

The show will air on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at 9 p.m. Eastern on BBC America.

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