08/29/2014

Science In The Writers’ Room

17:23 minutes

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Ira Flatow playing himself, interviews Sheldon Cooper on “The Big Bang Theory.”
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When Hollywood’s biggest T.V. and film writers are also science fans, their passion for the field has a way of cropping up on the big screen. In Pasadena, Ira gets a peek into the writers’ room. He asks Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, An Inconvenient Truth), Zoanne Clack (Grey’s Anatomy) and Eric Kaplan (The Big Bang Theory) how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

[These six sci-fi and fantasy authors take us to their favorite “other worlds.” Let’s join them, shall we?]

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Segment Guests

Scott Z. Burns

Scott Z. Burns is a screenwriter (Contagion, Side Effects, The Informant!) and producer (An Inconvenient Truth) in Los Angeles, California.

Eric Kaplan

Eric Kaplan is co-executive producer and senior writer of The Big Bang Theory (CBS) in Los Angeles, California.

Zoanne Clack

Zonanne Clack is executive producer and writer fro Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) in Los Angeles, California.

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