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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

Particle Fever trailer: uncovering the secrets of the universe

Scientists geek out about science! I love stuff like this. How cool is the Large Hadron Collider, anyway? Not enough people realize how exciting science is, and we need to spread the word to them. Movies like this — assuming it does its job well — can help. But only if people see them!

I first heard about this film from a talk Walter Murch gave at Sheffield Doc/Fest last spring. He edited the film, and he made it sound fascinating.

US/Canada release date: Mar 5 2014
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  • Kathy_A

    Oooh, that does look good.
    IrelatedN, Fox is already advertising for its updated version of Cosmos, hosted by the completely awesome Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Cannot wait to see that!!!

  • Bluejay


  • MisterAntrobus

    The movie looks great, but what really leaps out at me is OMG YOU GOT TO SEE WALTER MURCH LIVE! :-) I am green with envy.

  • He was amazing. Amazing.

  • Me, too! Still shocked it’s on Fox, though. I hope it does well.

  • Bluejay

    Cosmos is on Fox because of Seth MacFarlane, who — whatever one may think of his other shows — turns out to be really passionate about science education:



    Also, as I understand it, Fox isn’t the same as Fox News. Fox airs a lot of different kinds of shows including The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Bones, and Sleepy Hollow (which is a crazy-brilliant show).

    And as Tyson likes to point out, Cosmos doesn’t need to preach to the converted; it needs to reach those who aren’t yet turned on by science. If Fox reaches millions of viewers, and IF it turns out that many of those viewers are scientifically ignorant, then Fox is exactly where Cosmos needs to be.

    But Fox-haters can always watch the same-night broadcast on the National Geographic Channel, if it makes them feel better. ;-)

  • Agreed 100%. Fox the TV show channel is definitely different than Fox the (faux)News channel.
    I had no idea Seth was so cool about science.
    I sincerely hope that the show catches on, and reaches those who truly need to see it, but I have a (bad?) feeling it’ll be the already “converted” people like you and I watching, and that’s about it. I hope I’m wrong.
    It’s on the same time as The Walking Dead, so I’ll have to watch it on Nat Geo anyway. It’s on Mondays on that channel. Or I’ll catch it on On Demand.

  • Rebecca Dalmas

    Yay! This, and Cosmos, looks like good preparation for us! I am looking forward to bringing my oldest children to CERN, even organizing a group if we can.

  • Bluejay

    It’s on Mondays on that channel.

    Oh, okay. Guess the Wikipedia page needs to be updated.

  • MisterAntrobus

    Thanks for sharing. I missed that when you originally posted it. Murch is one of the great unsung heroes of cinema of the last 40 years. He literally wrote the book on editing – well, *a* book. He’s a genius of image and sound.

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