Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has searched his feelings about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and the Force is strong in his opinions.
Tyson, host of the StarTalk podcast and talk show and the of head of New York City's Hayden Planetarium, posted a flurry of messages on Twitter yesterday to both celebrate - and pick apart - some of the biggest science no-nos in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." It turns out, Tyson thinks the droid BB-8 is cuter than R2D2, still has a beef with Han Solo's 12-parsec claim on the Kessel Run with Millennium Falcon and has some deep thoughts on the practicality of the First Order's new Starkiller Base. Check out Tyson's deep thoughts on "Star Wars" below and be warned - some spoilers ahead:
I guess I did just demote R2D2 to “Dwarf Cute” status. No hard feelings though.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) December 21, 2015
Never seen Romanescu Broccoli? Fractal Earth food befitting a tale of long ago and far, far away. pic.twitter.com/NZDkWpeqOB— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) December 21, 2015
Unashamed of inanity, #TheForceAwakens repeats the Millennium Falcon boast of completing the Kessel Run in "under 12 parsecs"— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) December 21, 2015
( A Parsec is an obscure unit of distance in Astrophysics, equal to 3.26 Light Years. Neither has anything to do with time. )— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) December 21, 2015