Chances are, if you’ve seen a science fiction movie recently and been stunned to hear actual science mentioned, you have a scientific advisor to thank. A small cadre of science experts have started lending their expertise to movies like Thor, 2012, Tron Legacy and the upcoming Doctor Strange. Here’s their story, via Popular Mechanics’ David Kushner.

In late 2009, a writer, a producer, a director, and three scientists sat in a Los Angeles conference room. They were discussing Marvel’s Thor — a film based on a comic book that was in turn inspired by the Norse god of thunder — about an arrogant warrior who, at the start of the film, violates a truce by attacking the Frost Giants.

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via The Experts Who Put Actual Science into Hollywood Science Fiction.

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