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Phil Plait


Phil Plait was born as Philip C. Plait. He is known for his work on Arrival (2016), Salvation (2017) and Bill Nye Saves the World (2017). See full bio »

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Space's Deepest Secrets
The Universe's Greatest Hits (S1, Ep1)
Fri, Dec 14 4:00 AM EST on SCIENCE (132)

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Known For

Arrival Miscellaneous Crew
(2016)
Salvation Miscellaneous Crew
(2017-2018)
Nova Miscellaneous Crew
(2006)

Filmography

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 2017 Bill Nye Saves the World (TV Series) (head science writer - 1 episode)
- Earth Is a Hot Mess (2017) ... (head science writer)
 2015-2016 Crash Course: Astronomy (TV Series documentary) (writer - 46 episodes)
- Everything, the Universe... And Life (2016) ... (writer)
- Deep Time (2016) ... (writer)
- A Brief History of the Universe (2016) ... (writer)
- Cosmology Part 2: Dark Energy (2015) ... (writer)
- Cosmology Part 1: The Big Bang (2015) ... (writer)
 2010 Bad Universe (TV Mini-Series documentary) (book "Death from the Skies" - 1 episode)
- Alien Attack! (2010) ... (book "Death from the Skies")
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Official Sites:

Official Site | Twitter

Alternate Names:

Dr. Phil Plait | Philip C. Plait
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"Armageddon" got some astronomy right. For example, there is an asteroid in the movie, and asteroids do indeed exist. And then there was... um... well, you know... um. Okay, so that was about all they got right. See more »

Trivia:

Writing a second book under the working title, "Death from the Skies", which details multiple ways astronomical events could wipe out life on Earth and is due out in Spring of 2008.

Nickname:

The BadAstronomer

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