Livetweet With Us: July #DIYSciFilm
Back in June, our intrepid DIY Science Zone Events Coordinator, Torrey Stenmark, decided to apply her fandom, snark, and critical thinking by leading GeekGirlCon fans in livetweeting that 1985 masterpiece of scientific accuracy Real Genius. In between critiquing the dubious lab safety, “reasonably plausible laser science,” and unlikely hacking protocols, the livetweeters enjoyed 80s soft electronica and the “#distractinglysexy” Val Kilmer.
Can you vaporize someone from space with a laser? No. Even with a codename like Crossbow. #DIYSciFilm
— Torrey (@tereshkova2001) June 12, 2015
They also shared college anecdotes that I should really advise our readers not to try at home!
— Social Justice Bard (@vixy) June 12, 2015
You can read a round-up of the whole event over on Storify.
If you’re feeling right now like you missed out on a pretty cool event, no need to worry–it was such a hit that Torrey’s planning another one for this Thursday, July 23, at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific. This time around it’ll be the 1990 TV adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie story The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in which Hercule Poirot investigates a poisoning conundrum. Torrey is both a chemist and a costumer, perfectly poised to critique both the science and the fashions!
The Mysterious Affair at Styles is Series 3, Episode 1 of the BBC series Poirot, available on Netflix.
Written by GeekGirlCon Manager of Editorial Services Winter Downs.