Science Fiction Film Series
Although Hollywood has never
been accused of making a movie that was too scientifically
accurate, they sometimes hide a few real biological ideas
amid the suspense, thrilling chases, and big explosions.
In this mini-series, we will show three Hollywood movies
with biological themes: X-Men, The Thing, and Pitch
Each movie will be preceded by an overview of the biological
principles it addresses, and we will conclude after watching
the film with discussion and question period focusing on
the biology in the film.
All films start at 7:30 p.m.
in Seelye 106
January 12: X-Men (2000)
Genetics: Mutations and their effects on phenotype and
January 14: The
Development: Focusing on stem cells and cell differentiation.
January 16: Pitch
Ecology: Food webs and resource partitioning.