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Explore 'Interstellar' with Text Adventure, Science Site & April 7 Screening

Gargantua Black Hole in 'Interstellar'
The supermassive hole, dubbed "Gargantua," plays a large role in the sci-fi epic "Interstellar." In anticipation of the movie's Blu-ray and DVD release this week, fans can also enjoy an online text-based game, a website about the science of the movie, and a special screening on April 7. (Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

The science fiction movie epic "Interstellar," is being released on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, but in the meantime, fans can dive into the movie universe with an online text game, a website looking at all the science that made the movie awesome, and a special theater event on April 7.

The "Interstellar" bite size science website is a brief review of the many science themes woven into the movie's story: the search for habitable planets outside our own, a planet constantly bombarded by 4,000-foot-high (1219 meters) waves of water, and the possibility of interstellar travel through wormholes, to name a few.

In the world of "Interstellar," 12 astronauts travel to a distant solar system to see if any of the planets there could be habitable for humans. In the "Interstellar" text-based video game, players can step into the shoes of those first explorers. Players must navigate their arrival on a new, mysterious planet, and plant sensors that will determine whether or not the new world is habitable.

On April 7, in select theaters in the United States, fans can watch a presentation of "Beyond the World of 'Interstellar," which will include a screening of the film, followed by exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the movie's director, Christopher Nolan, and its science advisor, Kip Thorne, discussing the film. The screening will include more bonus features for fans, including some footage from the Blu-ray special features. Tickets and information can be found at

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Calla Cofield
Senior Writer

Calla Cofield joined's crew in October 2014. She enjoys writing about black holes, exploding stars, ripples in space-time, science in comic books, and all the mysteries of the cosmos. Prior to joining Calla worked as a freelance writer, with her work appearing in APS News, Symmetry magazine, Scientific American, Nature News, Physics World, and others. From 2010 to 2014 she was a producer for The Physics Central Podcast. Previously, Calla worked at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City (hands down the best office building ever) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California. Calla studied physics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is originally from Sandy, Utah. In 2018, Calla left to join NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory media team where she oversees astronomy, physics, exoplanets and the Cold Atom Lab mission. She has been underground at three of the largest particle accelerators in the world and would really like to know what the heck dark matter is. Contact Calla via: E-Mail – Twitter