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11 TV Scientists We Love!

By Beth Mishler Jul 5, 2013

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The Doctor, (Matt Smith) Doctor Who

Dialogue Sample: “I am being extremely clever up here and there's no one to stand around looking impressed!”

Made the List Because: No one has mastered gravity (or time and space) with such gravitas. A list like this without Smith is like a soup with no broth. Doctor Who is arguably the preeminent science-based show on TV right now, and watching him school peeps in random elements of science is one of TV’s greatest pleasures. The ever-clever doctor shrugs genius off as a hobby, but major, real-life scientists like Michio Kaku have lauded the show’s representation of time travel, among other things. Watching the Doctor is always a good timey wimey!

Tags: tv, science, slideshows, star trek, big bang theory, scientists

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Beth Mishler

Beth Mishler is a writer, producer, and pop culture connoisseur who has a weakness for the Whedonverse and all things sci-fi. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Beth currently lives in The Plains, Ohio, where she freelances, makes documentaries, and watches a kazillion hours of TV per week while anxiously awaiting the release of George R.R. Martin's next novel.

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