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Foreword .......................................................................................................................... xi Preface ............................................................................................................................. xv Science Reaches the Screen 1. "Creation": When Art and Science Collide .......................................................... 3 Natalia Reagan and Jon Amiel 2. Science Fictions and Fictional Science: A Brief Tour of Science in the Star Trek Universe .......................................................................................................... 17 Andre Bormanis 3. A Gram of Prevention Is Worth a Kilogram of Cure: Teaching Writers Science ..................................................................................................................... 25 Michael S. Brotherton 4. How The Universe Is Made .................................................................................... 35 Colin Campbell 5. Narrative Alchemy: From Vision to Visual ......................................................... 47 Alexis R. Gambis 6. The Science Advisor's Journey ............................................................................. 57 Kevin R. Grazier 7. Consonance and Dissonance: The Art and Science of Film Music ................... 79 Bear McCreary, Meghen Miles, and Kevin R. Grazier 8. The Science & Entertainment Exchange: The National Academy of Sciences Goes to Hollywood .................................................................................. 97 Ann G. Merchant 9. Making the Science of TV Meth Crystal Clear .................................................. 111 Donna J. Nelson and Melodie R. Lettkeman 10. Getting the Science Right: Tales from the Eureka Writers' Room ................. 123 J. Paglia Science Reaches the Public 11. Visions of the Past ................................................................................................ 133 Stephen Cass 12. Constructing Crimes: How the CSI Effect Is Created ..................................... 145 Stephen Cass, Kevin R. Grazier, Bradley Thompson, and Corinne Marrinan 13. Cosmic Catastrophes in Movies .......................................................................... 153 Joshua Colwell 14. Solving for x When x Is the Audience: A Case Study within Fan Culture ..... 163 Carrie J. Cole 15. The Chemist as Anti-Hero: Walter White and Sherlock Holmes as Case Studies ................................................................................................................... 175 Declan Fahy 16. Using the Space Program from Mercury to Apollo as Portrayed in the Movies The Right Stuff and Apollo 13 and in the Mini-Series From the Earth to the Moon as a Teaching Tool ........................................................................... 189 James G. Goll 17. Using Movie Clips To Teach Chemistry Formally and Informally ................. 199 Mark A. Griep and Marjorie L. Mikasen 18. The Materials Science of Marvel's The Avengers--Some Assembly Required ................................................................................................................ 215 James Kakalios 19. Censoring Science in 1930s and 1940s Hollywood Cinema .............................. 229 David A. Kirby 20. Entertainment Media Portrayals and Their Effects on the Public Understanding of Science .................................................................................... 241 Matthew C. Nisbet and Anthony Dudo 21. The Character of Science on Television ............................................................. 251 Thomas Parham and Jovana J. Grbic 22. Hollywood Science: Good for Hollywood, Bad for Science? ........................... 263 Sidney Perkowitz 23. Hollywood Aliens ................................................................................................. 279 Seth Shostak 24. Beyond Teaching and Learning: Bringing Together Science and Society with and through Movies ..................................................................................... 289 Erik Stengler 25. How Hollywood Inspires the Exploration of Space .......................................... 299 Randii R. Wessen Editors' Biographies .................................................................................................... 313 Indexes Author Index ................................................................................................................ 317 Subject Index ................................................................................................................ 319

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Donna J. Nelson is affiliated with the University of Oklahoma. Kevin R. Grazier is a Science Advisor for the SyFy Channel and Turner Network Television. Jaime Paglia is a Co-Creator and Writer of Syfy Channel's Eureka. Sidney Perkowitz is affiliated with Emory University.

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