The Science of Star Wars
An Astrophysicist's Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots as Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and BooksBook - 1999
Could the science fiction of Star Wars be the actual science of tomorrow?-How close are we to creating robots that look and act like R2-D2 and C-3PO?-Can we access a "force" with our minds to move objects and communicate telepathically with each other?-How might spaceships like the Millennium Falcon make the exhilarating jump into hyperspace?What kind of environment could spawn a Wookiee?-Could a single blast from the Death Star destroy an entire planet?-Could light sabers possibly be built, and if so, how would they work?-Do Star Wars aliens look like "real" aliens might?-What would living on a desert planet like Tatooine be like?-Why does Darth Vader require an artificial respirator?Discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions as a noted scientist and Star Wars enthusiast explores The Science of Star Wars.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Characteristics: xv, 255 p. ;,24 cm.