Check This Out: The Science of Watchmen Video
by Alex Billington
February 26, 2009
At this point, we've seen nearly everything on Watchmen that's currently available, from behind-the-scenes featurettes to trailers to TV spots and more, but this is something I guarantee not many of you have seen. University of Minnesota physics professor James Kakalios was hired as a science consultant on Watchmen and now with the release just a few weeks away, Kakalios has put together this short video talking about various scientific aspects of the film. I was hoping this would be a lot cooler than it was, but it's still a good watch and it's interesting to hear about the actual scientific side of things in Watchmen.
Special thanks to our friends at SlashFilm for first discovering this video. I would've actually like to see a lot more about the test that Jon Osterman (aka Dr. Manhattan) was performing when he got trapped and what it actually did to him. Personally, I think once he becomes Dr. Manhattan, his powers are sort of meant to be unexplainable. It would've been cool to hear more about the physics of the Owl Ship, or how teleportation could be possible, or other cool aspects of Watchmen like that. James Kakalios also wrote the book "The Physics of Superheroes", which you can pick up for pretty cheap on Amazon if you're interested.