Science Win: Neil deGrasse Tyson Just Disproved Alf

May 16, 2018 11:17 pm
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Science Win: Neil deGrasse Tyson Just Disproved Alf

Sci-fi fans, watch out — someone’s coming for ya! Acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has already made a name for himself with his cheeky debunkings of popular films and TV shows, but the Tweetstorm he unleashed last night just about takes the cake: using science, reason, and logic, Mr. Tyson disproved Alf.

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Wow… we guess nothing slips past you, Neil!

Tyson, who is also the director of New York City’s Hayden Planetarium, has always had a bit of a grudge against unrealistic science fiction, ever since his father got plutonium poisoning and died while attempting to build the time-traveling DeLorean from Back to the Future. But he’s never gone quite so hard as he did this week when he straight-up slaughtered the legions of Alf fans who thought their beloved extraterrestrial was real.

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Yikes! Call the Twitter police, because Neil deGrasse Tyson is out for blood!

In the past, Tyson — the author of such books as “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” and “Death by Black Hole” — has held nothing back when it came to tearing popular culture a new one over factual discrepancies. Whether he was pointing out that Spock isn’t real, explaining why Chewbacca doesn’t exist, or even arguing that Wall-E is fake, Tyson has never been one to let slide the ‘fiction’ part of science fiction. But wow… he really opened up a whole new can of whoopass for fans of 1980s situational comedy “ALF.”

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R.I.P. Alf: disproven to death by science maverick Neil D. Tyson. You will be missed.

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