Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t believe BB-8 is real

12.21.15 2 years ago

Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson can always be counted upon to give us his two cents on new sci-fi movies, and now he”s taking to Twitter to tell us his thoughts on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

This follows Tyson”s recent declaration of which he prefers – the Millennium Falcon or the Starship Enterprise.

Tyson”s tweets about the new “Star Wars” film on Monday were a mix of light-hearted observations and statements about what”s just plain not possible, even in a science fiction world.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

Like many viewers, Tyson raised an eyebrow at the sight of Starkiller Base eating a sun:

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He informed us what Earthly food Rey was eating at Maz”s cantina:

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We learned that even scientists think droids are cute:

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He took a dig at Stormtroopers:

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He pointed out that in space, no one can hear a TIE fighter scream:

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He hailed “Star Wars”” commitment to use of Roman numerals:

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He called “Star Wars” inane when tweeting about Han Solo”s famed Kessel Run, ignoring theories that the use of the unit parsec here means Han is a time traveler:

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And Tyson had trouble believing a soccer ball-esque droid like BB-8 could travel along the sand:

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The official “Star Wars” Twitter account responded, showing Tyson that BB-8 can handle himself very well on sand, thankyouverymuch:

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More “Star Wars” coverage from HitFix:
Drew McWeeny”s spoiler-free review
Alan Sepinwall”s review
Drew McWeeny and Roth Cornet”s spoiler-filled video review
7 most progressive moments from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
J.J. Abrams got his favorite Easter Egg into ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
• 12 baffling questions from ‘The Force Awakens” that ‘Star Wars” TOTALLY plans to answer later
• ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: Who is Supereme Leader Snoke REALLY? [She Said/She Said video]

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