Hawking: The Discovery Dramatization Show Where I'm Sure of the Existence of a Friendship Between Stephen Hawking and Benedict Cumberbatch—Translation: SQUEE!
"Religion is the enemy of science....." -slams head on desk over and over again- NOT TRUE, DAMMIT! #Hawking #neilwithit
— Lady Eden Pyrithea (@LadyEden1337) January 11, 2015
But I loved it! I loved how Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch (*said with a bit of British class*) was able to portray him, how he was able to carry across the struggles that Dr. Hawking had at the time, how he was able to be profound and smart and classy and brilliant and fighting a battle that he was not expected to win in a role that was only mirrored by Eddie Redmayne in the movie The Theory of Everything. It was beautiful! In fact, because of all this, I decided to look up tweets that tagged this feature film and include them here:
Extra-special double-unicorn magical thanks to Jenny The Bloggess Lawson for introducing me to Storify in her blogs.
Overall rating: 6,000 beautiful nebulae out of 10 stars! Or if you want it in Dalek terms, it'd be 60 plungers out of ten! (The 6,000 is a reference to Creationism being stupid by denying the evidence of the trillions of years that the universe actually IS, with its birth being the Big Bang.)
From Astrophysics to quantum physics-and-mechanics, I just had a really interesting and weird thought about protons and electrons and the Force of Star Wars!
What the F*ck Are They Thinking? The Inter-Subatomic Particle Dialogue of the Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons
I'm sure that it goes like this:
~Protons (+, the Jedi): We're the good guys! We balance out the bad guys, we want the universe to be good, because we're positively charged! Yays, positivity! Come here, electrons, so we can f*ck with you in multiple ways!
~Electrons (-, the Sith): We're the real good guys! We provide the real balance in the universe because whenever , and even though we are smaller than our positive counterparts that like to stick together in the nucleus, where it's "nice and safe" with the Strong Force keeping them all together, we're free to orbit around them, messing with their Up particles and Down particles, and we're behind the formation of molecules with other elements!
~Protons (+): No, WE'RE behind those formations!
~Electrons (-): NUH-UH!
~Electrons (-): But…but….they're so….stuck together and stuff!
~Protons (+): Yeah, but you like to move only in straight lines! It's no wonder the cool dudes at CERN picked us to be in their Large Hadron Collider!
~Neutrons (o): *Chris Hardwick voice* Points to the Protons! Also to the Electrons because we don't take sides, we're just here, partying in different isotopes.
You get the idea.
And then I had that tiny bit of an "Ah-ha!" moment: the electromagnetic force is the Force in Star Wars! I mean, come on! Emperor Palpatine was able to shoot lightning from his fingers to wrongfully kill the badass Mace Windu (who wants his motherfucking Sith off of his motherfucking ship!!!), but that's what electrons do! I mean, come on! If anything, Disney shouldn't ever kill off all the Sith, because it will throw the Star Wars universe out of balance! I mean it! Get to tweeting at or emailing to JJ Abrams, because he HAS to keep this in mind! It's not too late to save Star Wars!
Grey Jedi and I'm proud of it!
So, if any astrophysicists or particle physicists, or quantum physicists want to start complaining, go ahead. I just want you to say, "What if protons, neutrons and electrons could talk? What would they say?" I'd love to see Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Phil Plait aka Bad Astronomer, the ghost of Carl Sagan, Dr. Stephen Hawking, Leighann Lord, Chuck Nice, Eugene Mirman, Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira, and Seth MacFarlane provide their input on this. Yes, that's an invitation to discuss this, y'all. I'll be expecting to hear from you soon (if you would just please, please, please talk about this and then get back to me! PLEASE!)
So, yeah. Not sure what else to say, except to check out Diane Martin's Di-Hard Podcast. Because she's awesome and hilarious. And a band-o—YAY MARCHING BAND!!! And to listen to StarTalkRadio, to watch StarTalk TV on National Geographic, check out both MythBusters and Ghost Adventures, and to buy the Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVD/Blu-Ray because SCIENCE! (#neilwithit)
With that, I shall leave you with this picture. Enjoy it, AND YOUR TACQUITOS!