Monday, December 28, 2009
Bad Geography in Movies and Television
Very Spatial links to a collection of bad geography by TV and movies from TV Tropes. Hollywood Atlas, "You Fail Geography Forever" and "The Patchwork Map" can provide chuckles to all who want to see just how bad political, physical, and environmental geography has been screwed up by the media. The websites remind me when the time when the television show 24 was set in Washington, D.C. Every week the local news would be filled with stories about how 24 made up suburbs, made commuting seem ridiculously easy, or bended space-time. In the end though, I remember the saying from Mystery Science 3000 when it comes to bad media geography: If you're wondering how he eats and breathes/ and other science facts (la-la-la),/ Just repeat to yourself, "It's just a show,/ I should really just relax..."