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Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible: Season 2: Episode 12 -- According to Hollywood, evil robots are all around us, disguised as cars and trucks. But what kind of mechanical power allows a Camero to stand and move around like a human? Dr. Michio Kaku is on a quest to build a real life shapeshifting Transformer.


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1 December 2009 (USA) See more »
What if those science fiction stories were true? Here's the science that would make them possible... or not.
What first appears to be a send-up of classic science fiction is in fact a thorough examination of the real-world science behind the sensationalism... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 9)

Michio Kaku ... Narrator / ... (29 episodes, 2009-2011)

Zorikh Lequidre ... Death Star Repairman (10 episodes, 2010)

Series Directed by
Stuart Rose (6 episodes, 2009-2010)

Fred Hepburn (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Anthony Lacques (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Tim Pastore .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2010)
Stuart Rose .... producer (6 episodes, 2009-2010)

Luke Ellis .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Fred Hepburn .... producer (unknown episodes)
Matthew P. Hickey .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Christopher Hutchings .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Guy Thomas (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Mike Hodder (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Adam Vardy (3 episodes, 2009-2010)

Lon Magdich (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Keren Aarons (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steve Clinch (2 episodes, 2010)

Warren Baxter (unknown episodes)
Thomas Henry Durant (unknown episodes)
Nick Termini (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Scott Juergens .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Bennet Maples .... dubbing mixer (22 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brian Miklas .... sound recordist (12 episodes, 2010)
David Scaringe .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2010)

Dave Erwin .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Dave Moorman .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Liz Elkington .... visual effects producer (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Libby Redden .... visual effects artist (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jim Walters .... visual effects artist (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Grahame Watts .... digital compositor (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steven Edward Roberts .... visual effects artist (5 episodes, 2010)
Chris Suddaby .... visual effects artist (4 episodes, 2009-2010)

Adam Levermore .... illustrator (unknown episodes, 2008)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Danielczik .... additional cinematographer (5 episodes, 2009-2010)

Brandon Green .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Peter Krajewski .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Lon Magdich .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Dylan O'Brien .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Morgan Schmidt-Feng .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Daniel F. Lapham .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Eric B. Johnson .... colorist / on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Clifford V. Johnson .... technical advisor (unknown episodes)

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USA:30 min | USA:30 min (including commercials) | USA:45 min (excluding commercials)

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Great Show!, 14 September 2010
Author: sedativchunk from United States

I love Sci Fi Science! I am a big space and science enthusiast as well as a fan of science fiction. Unfortunately in todays world there is a brick wall that separates the factions of both those things. Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible is one show that thins the line between science fiction and real science, and that is a great thing.

When I first watched this show a few weeks ago, I was very skeptical. It seemed silly and unrealistic. Lasers on the Moon? Asteroids crashing into Mars to terraform the planet? As ridiculous as Michio Kaku's ideas sound at first, they are, in my opinion, very realistic as well as practical. Kaku is attempting to explain things scientifically that many other ignorant so called scientist seem to put off as being impossible. Isn't science supposed to be about making the impossible a reality? The main thing that turned me off of this show at first was the overall quality and narration. After recently watching Stephen Hawking's brilliant "Into the Universe" series, this show seemed to be lacking. It wasn't quite at the level Hawking's three part series was. But Stephen Hawking spent over two years editing and narrating three episodes of his show, so of course they are going to be of high quality. Kaku's show is more simplified and is geared towards being a weekly television show rather than a huge one time only deal show, so I lowered the bar for this show and embraced it for what it is. In the end, I found I actually enjoyed it!

Kaku's show seems to be more geared towards sci fi fans more than actual scientist, but that does not mean it is not worth checking out if you are a scientist or science enthusiast. How would you go about creating a society on Mars? What is the best way to protect Earth's ecosystem permanently from killer asteroids? Colonizing Mars and protecting Earth from killer asteroids are more than science fiction. They both could happen one day hundreds of years from now. I think it is nice to see a real scientist actually talk about real problems of the future and come up with a practical solution on how to solve them. For the skeptics, I will talk about one of Kaku's episodes and challenge it's ideas. Being a curious person and computer scientist myself, I challenged Kaku's theory on terraforming Mars. Kaku did an episode of Sci Fi Science where he talked about how we would be able to attach rockets to asteroids from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, slingshot them around Jupiter and send them hurling towards Mars. When the asteroids would impact, they would theoretically melt the polar ice caps on Mars and create a greenhouse effect on Mars to heat the entire planet. This would hypothetically make the planet suitable for life as well as protect it from the Sun's deadly radiation.

As much as I tried to challenge this asteroid concept, in the end, I couldn't find a better solution. There are variables involved. How would we attach rockets to massive asteroids? How would we navigating them back through the asteroid belt after sling shotting around Jupiter? How long would the process take? How long would Mars be hot for or how long would the effects last? As many questions as there are, the idea is practical and realistic. How else do you heat an entire planet? Mirrors reflecting light from the sun on the planet? Changing the albedo of the entire surface of the planet? The cost and ideas of those other theories are astronomical. Building guided missiles and sling shotting objects in space has been done before, so why can't that be applied to asteroids and Mars?

Have fun and watch this show, challenge Kaku's ideas and you will find that his show is not all just silly business for science fiction. It is real, practical science. Give this show a try. It may not be everyones flavor of science, but I like it more than the typical Discovery Channel type show.

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