So what does Neil deGrasse Tyson think of Interstellar's sci-fi science?

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Nov 11, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Internet's favorite physicist/meme, so what does he make of Christopher Nolan’s ambitious sci-fi epic Interstellar?

Tyson doesn’t often offer his opinion on the actual quality of films, but he does like chiming in about how they portray science on the screen. Considering he’s acclaimed in his field, he has the credentials to do just that.

Tyson took to Twitter to fire off a flurry of messages about the film, digging into several different scientific elements of the script and how it worked in relation to real scientific theory. It turns out he was fairly impressed with Interstellar’s science — though, admittedly, he doesn’t go too deep into that ending (we’ll stop there for fear of spoilers).

Check out Tyson’s tweets below and let us know what you thought of the film:

Along with the tweet storm, Tyson also showed up on CBS News to talk about the science of Interstellar, and was once again impressed — largely with the way Nolan portrayed scientists as normal folks, as opposed to wild-haired weirdos.

(Via Neil deGrasse Tyson, CBS News)