Science (or the lack of it) in QOS

Over at Boxwish Blog, they’ve turned up an academic, Professor Keith Ross of Salford University, who objects to Quantum of Solace’s explosive climax at a luxury hotel using fuel cells as a power source.

From the story:

“Professor Ross is currently working on a research project into hydrogen and its viability as a more eco-friendly and economical alternative to petrol and diesel and was disturbed by its depiction in Quantum of Solace. For those not in the know about the 007 adventure, there is a dramatic showdown between Bond (Daniel Craig) and his nemesis Dominic Greene (Mathieu Almaric) where the pair fight to a backdrop of exploding hydrogen fuel cells, a scene which Professor Ross believes will lead people to fear the fuel as unstable and dangerous.

‘I was perturbed to watch the James Bond film’s climax,’ says Professor Ross. “It was unrealistic and may perpetuate the fear that hydrogen should be avoided.'”

Of course, this would not be the first time film makers bent the laws of science. For example, it’s really, REALLY hard to make a car blow up by sending it over a cliff without using explosive charges. But that has stopped generations of directors.

To read the entire story, click RIGHT HERE.

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