Mika McKinnon Talks Stargate Science

Mika McKinnon was a science consultant for Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe, and in her article at Physics Today, she lets her readers in on how she developed guidelines for scientists who are on the set:

  • Wear close-toed shoes
  • Accuracy creates plausibility
  • It is impossible to over-prepare
  • Be creative with the familiar
  • Photograph everything
  • Teach while learning
  • Embrace fans’ passion and curiosity
  • Be a model scientist

    McKinnon uses examples from SGA and SGU to illustrate her points, hoping ultimately to help her fellow scientists to successfully “put the science in science fiction.” It’s a fun behind-the-scenes look at the productions, so make sure to visit Physics Today for the details.