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NASA Attack on Absurd Sci-Fi Destroys the Myths of '2012'

Ridiculous and implausible science fiction movies number in the thousands, but one particularly absurd film has actually provoked public admonishment from NASA. According to The Australian, NASA members recently discussed Hollywood science fiction fare, particularly the inane nonsense offered by 'Armageddon,' 'The 6th Day' and the unprecedentedly terrible [Ed. note: AMAZING] '2012.'

The director of the space organization's Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission, Donald Yeomans, called the scenario in '2012' "an exceptional and extraordinary case." The NASA official basically discredited every aspect of the film's scientific material, including the purportedly cataclysmic capabilities of neutrinos and an "exaggerated" depiction of climate change. The fearful public response to the film even forced the organization to assuage concerns on its official website.

NASA's stern lecture against Hollywood's sci-fi follies also included an appeal for more accurate filmmaking. The organization cited, as reference, several plausible titles that present "good" and "realistic" futuristic possibilities, including Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' and Andrew Niccol's 'Gattaca.' Those offerings certainly seem worthy of recognition, but, come on, NASA. What about the timeless classics 'Soylent Green' and 'Mutant in the Forbidden Zone'?

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