The ‘Interstellar’ Trailer and the Possibility of Real Warp Drives

“The world doesn’t need any more engineers.”

The first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s next movie, Interstellar, has been making the rounds. It’s good, although, my excitement to see it is already surpassed by how annoyed I know I’m going to be by how much time will be spent debating the liberalization of the movies and climate change conspiracies, especially considering it appears as if Interstellar, at least according to Jesus Diaz, is going to feature some pretty insane-but-somewhat-realistic science:

By creating one of these warp bubbles, the spaceship's engine will compress the space ahead and expand the space behind, moving it to another place without actually moving, and carrying none of the adverse effects of other travel methods. According to Dr. White, "by harnessing the physics of cosmic inflation, future spaceships crafted to satisfy the laws of these mathematical equations may actually be able to get somewhere unthinkably fast—and without adverse effects."

We’ll just see what Neil deGrasse Tyson has to say about all of this.