Dustin Hoffman wants more Science Fact in Science Fiction

Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman, who was a chemist for Maxwell House before becoming an Actor, would like to see more Science fact in Science Fiction films. He is leading a campaign and plans to host events so that scientists and directors can meet in an effort to "get it right".

Dustin is a new member of the Science and Entertainment Exchange (an initiative of the National Academy of Sciences), who promote films deemed to respect scientific principles like Jurassic Park and debunk those which are unrealistic like "The Core", (flying to the centre of the earth to get the planet spinning again).

It has been said the Actor is sick of seeing "silly" films and thinks you can make good entertaining film while still getting the message across.

While care should always be taken to avoid "lazy" science fiction (ie we can't be bothered to think of a solution so we will use Techno-babble) or the using the completely implausible, Science Fiction, in our opinion, should always be about the story and should not be constrained to current scientific understanding.

If we conformed to the above ideal, would we have ever seen the likes of "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne?