Neil deGrasse Tyson, in case you didn’t know, is the man who angered 2nd graders throughout the globe when he denounced Pluto’s status as a planet, and relegated it to the ranks of a “dwarf planet” or to put it simply, a rock in orbit.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is one smart S.O.B. and it doesn’t surprise me in the slightest that he went after James Cameron regarding constellations seen in the movie Titanic. Apparently, in the scene where Rose is floating on the drift wood after the ill fated ship sank, she gazes up at the stars in the night sky. The scene is quite moving HOWEVER Neil deGrasse Tyson couldn’t get past a single absolute fact….. THE STARS IN THE SKY WERE WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Neil deGrasse Tyson, being who he is, could tell that the stars in the sky were not the right stars for that night in history so he wrote James Cameron and told him so.
“Cameron tells British magazine Culture, “Oh, there is one shot that I fixed. It’s because Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is one of the U.S.’ leading astronomers, sent me quite a snarky email saying that, at that time of year, in that position in the Atlantic in 1912, when Rose is lying on the piece of driftwood and staring up at the stars, that is not the star field she would have seen, and with my reputation as a perfectionist, I should have known that and I should have put the right star field in.”
So, armed with that information, when Cameron set out to remake the Titanic for it’s 3D release, he wrote Neil back saying, “All right, you son of a b**ch, send me the right stars for the exact time, 4.20am on April 15, 1912, and I’ll put it in the movie.’ So that’s the one shot that has been changed.”
So WAY TO GO Neil deGrasse Tyson! once again you have managed to ruffle feathers enough to make people go, “OK OK OK you’re right, I’m wrong, I’ll fix it!”
Ladies, just be glad you’re not married to this guy!