Life Sciences

The show where real doctors tell you what’s real, what’s not, and what’s maybe possible in your favorite movies and TV shows.

July 3, 2020

Episode 11: Welcome to Earth (and Season 2!)

SUBJECTIVE

Welcome to Season 2 of Docs Watch! We're back from break with a brand new slate of episodes for you. A slight change this season: we're going to switch to an every-other-week release schedule and see how that goes. But otherwise, it's more of your favorite medically-related movie ramblings!

We're kicking off Season 2 just in time for American Independence Day. So what better way to celebrate than with a discussion of the 1996 classic movie Independence Day? This movie holds up remarkably well, but we do have some questions (natch). Why are the aliens' alien suits so poorly designed? Why don't any of the scientists have better sterile technique? And what IS Jeff Goldblum's day job anyway? The truth is out there.

OBJECTIVE

Resources, Citations, and Mentions:

ASSESSMENT

  • Deepa: 7 out of 10 aliens in parachutes dragged by Will Smith
  • Jen: 4.5 out of 5 tiny aliens inside bigger aliens

PLAN

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