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Star Wars

Star Wars is packed to the brim with epic scenes of starship dogfights. The many “pewpews” of laser cannons and massive explosions characterise this classic science fiction film series. However, this is an example of a classic “unscientific fiction”.

The great explosions of ships would never generate a loud sound as in space, there is no air or any medium to carry the sound waves. As the tagline for the movie Alien states: nobody can hear you scream in space.
In this regard, 2001: A Space Odyssey is most accurate in its portrayal of space. Not only does it have absolute silence during its scenes outside in space, but it also has accurate portrayals of space-science such as magnetic boots and rotating toilets to generate gravity.

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