One year ago, on today’s date, a new blog named ScriptPhD.com was launched—the first of its kind. What started out as a simple idea, to write about science and technology in entertainment, has evolved and grown beyond our wildest expectations. We have met astronauts. We have hung out with the MythBusters. We have interviewed movie stars and writers. We have engaged scientists, engineers, and doctors into thinking about and discussing science in a completely new perspective. But most importantly, we have expanded our coverage to include media, advertising, and relevant pop culture topics to fully encapsulate the portrayal of science in the messages we collectively absorb. For those that have been faithfully on board since day one and for our newest fans, we wish to extend warm gratitude for the support and encouragement and a retrospective of our best work from the past year. We also share some exciting, ambitious plans for the year ahead, all under the “continue reading” cut!
ScriptPhD.com was delighted to join Discovery Channel in celebrating 25 years of science, specials, animals, crazy experiments, and educating the public viewing audience last week in Pasadena, CA. There, we met up with the likes of the MythBusters, Animal Planet, The Science Channel and more to get scoop for our fans and be a proud part of the best pure science television programming on air today. To help Discovery Channel celebrate, ScriptPhD.com is announcing a giveaway and fan contest that you don’t want to miss, especially if you’re a MythBusters fan! For more photographs, party coverage and details on our contest, please click “continue reading”.
Ahhhhhh Comic-Con! That great gala of gathering geeks. Nowhere else do you see grown men ask where the line is for the unicorn forest, feel out of place if you’re not dressed like a superhero, hear “Maus” and “Ghost World” referred to with hushed, reverent awe as “the classics” or witness a panel moderator pick a question from “the Wookie in the back… no the other one… behind the Klingon.” What started in 1969 as a small, impromptu conclave of comic book artists and fans has grown into one of the largest fan conventions in the world, with last year’s Con attracting over 150,000 devotees. Content has also expanded far beyond the graphic arts world to include must-see sneak previews and first looks of upcoming films, television programs, video games and novels. This year, tickets sold out faster than ever, but if you just missed out or couldn’t attend, fear not. Armed with a press pass and a vat of Purell (sadly, a Tyvek suit wasn’t available), Ye Olde ScriptPhD will circumnavigate through a sea of humanity to bring you exclusive wall-to-wall, behind-the-scenes coverage all four days. Click “continue reading” to see our tentative schedule and coverage.