StarTalk x The Film Theorists: Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Science of Rick and Morty

Wubba lubba dub dub! On this very special video of StarTalk Radio we’re teaming up with @The Film Theorists to explore the science of Rick and Morty! Neil deGrasse Tyson is joined by comic co-host Chuck Nice and MatPat of The Film Theorists to dive into some iconic science portrayed on one of the most popular animated shows in recent years.
Discover more about dark matter. Rick uses dark matter to power his spaceship but MatPat wants to know if that’s actually scientifically possible. Neil tells us why the show might say dark matter but actually mean dark energy. You’ll learn more about the differences between the two and why dark energy would be more capable of being used over dark matter.
We also dive into antimatter. On Season 2, Episode 2, Rick and Morty of have to destroy a gaseous being named Fart and they do so by using an antimatter gun. So, what exactly is antimatter? Neil explains why antimatter is the “favorite fuel of science fiction” and just how antimatter works in real life.
All that, plus, we explore the multiverse of Rick and Morty with The Film Theorists right here: viproject.info/it/video/f6zEw7amZZekl7I
About the prints that flank Neil in this video:
"Black Swan” & "White Swan" limited edition serigraph prints by Coast Salish artist Jane Kwatleematt Marston. Please visit Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, inuit.com/ for more information about this artist and her work.
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  • ID LOVE TO HEAR BOTH OF YOUR POINTS OF VIEW ON OUR CURRENT SITUATION IN THE US AND WHAT THE NEXT 1-5 YEARS MAY LOOK LIKE FOR US!?

    FATOMMYSAVAGEFATOMMYSAVAGE5 giờ trước
  • Question if anti matter and the opposite matter collide what type of energy will it create Ex. The sun turning hydrogen into helium using energy

    James SitumeangJames Situmeang19 giờ trước
  • The Vatican got their anti-matter from the same place I got mine: The Church of Science-ology garage sale. They've got buckets of the stuff.

    Jeremy JonesJeremy JonesNgày trước
  • way above my pay-grade

    jamesha175jamesha175Ngày trước
    • Is dark energy a output of particles that pops in and out of existence in a vacuum of space?

      soinu foigsoinu foig16 giờ trước
  • Ah yes a Neil deGrasse Tyson ad on a Neil deGrasse Tyson video

    Bryce DuncanBryce DuncanNgày trước
  • BUT hey its JUST a THEORY a FILM theory And Cut

    Zyrum XXZyrum XXNgày trước
    • Dark matter doesn't stuck together? No wonder the recipe concentrated dark matter is water by all.

      soinu foigsoinu foig16 giờ trước
  • How do you contain anti matter without causing a quantum disaster?

    Lowes gameingLowes gameingNgày trước
  • Okay. So, what your saying is- That- Dark matter is basically Ghosts.

    WaterFoxWaterFoxNgày trước
    • just listen to his take on some of the episodes

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  • I thought it ran off a micro verse

    Sean KoskeSean KoskeNgày trước
    • Who'd want to see Neil's reaction to some of the Rick and morty eps? That'd be fun right? If love to see him potential brake down the science to some of the from the series o

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  • If you create anti matter in a lab does that mean you can create matter as well since there two sides of the same coin?

    Shoeshine BoyShoeshine BoyNgày trước
  • New theory: Chuck is actually Neil's cybertronic personal companion unable to record video... Each blink is a single frame image being taken

    Thomas D'TrainThomas D'TrainNgày trước
  • So if anti matter turns matter into pure energy is there any way we could use that energy

    The King GamingThe King GamingNgày trước
  • dE=dMC^2

    RO VideosRO VideosNgày trước
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="463">7:43</a> Citadel of ricks: (drake no) Citadel of tysons: (drake yes)

    Charming nowhere to hideCharming nowhere to hideNgày trước
  • Could there be an antimatter for things like Cancer

    Gavin ArthursGavin ArthursNgày trước
  • got an ad for master class of neil degrasse

    Owen FletcherOwen Fletcher2 ngày trước
  • real life geniuses are kinda intimidated by Rick

    Tahseen AhmedTahseen Ahmed2 ngày trước
    • Tbh, Beelze-Boson sounds like an amazing villain name

      Charming nowhere to hideCharming nowhere to hideNgày trước
  • What if you find yourself from another dimension and that your anti-matter?

    Azerath AragamiAzerath Aragami2 ngày trước
  • Here's my take on the dark matter thing with Rick's spaceship: the fuel Rick made was water, cesium, and dark matter. The writers saw some video of alkali metals reacting with water, they'd heard that figure of dark matter having 6 times the gravitational pull of regular matter, then they thought, "the cesium and water go boom and the dark matter pulls the energy in from that reaction so that it's stable enough use as fuel" That's my best guess at what their reasoning was.

    Dirty DanDirty Dan2 ngày trước
  • Dark matter doesn't stuck together? No wonder the recipe concentrated dark matter is water by all.

    Andrew PrahstAndrew Prahst2 ngày trước
  • Is dark energy a output of particles that pops in and out of existence in a vacuum of space?

    BAKALBAKAL2 ngày trước
  • Congratulations for the One Million !

    Jesse UribeJesse Uribe2 ngày trước
  • pleas not only cartoons mess with science in dumb ways. just look at; Zuthera, Star trek, starwars, the day the earth stood still, and all of Batwoman

    Radio WaveRadio Wave2 ngày trước
  • Who'd want to see Neil's reaction to some of the Rick and morty eps? That'd be fun right? If love to see him potential brake down the science to some of the from the series or just listen to his take on some of the episodes

    Terrence HamiltonTerrence Hamilton2 ngày trước
    • I got a Neil degrasse Tyson ad while watching this

      soinu foigsoinu foig2 ngày trước
  • Chuck said BeelzuBoson. 😂😂🤣🤣

    Real Surreal MusicReal Surreal Music2 ngày trước
    • is it weird that i got an ad for neil's master class before the video started?

      soinu foigsoinu foig2 ngày trước
  • So that explain why you can’t see or feel gravity

    Prabin MishraPrabin Mishra2 ngày trước
    • a higher amount of dark matter than usual in such a container, and then also move it around since that container's inner surface would interact with dark matter.

      Ask to seduce MissAsk to seduce Miss2 ngày trước
  • Based on the law of conservation of energy and conservation of mass? How does anti-matter + matter create energy? For my basic analysis of the chemistry involved how is energy created? I figured it’s either based on kinetics or other methods and not to be created by the unification of anti-matter & normal matter? Then where does mass go if the particles become energy?

    Nicolas NavarroNicolas Navarro2 ngày trước
    • discovered yet, which dark matter does interact with, to the inside of an ordinary material container, if you get dark matter in there, it should technically contain concentrated da

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  • He’s Morty’s math teacher

    Muqtada HameedMuqtada Hameed2 ngày trước
  • Petition to get a Citadel of Tyson

    seouldragonyt and have have a good dayseouldragonyt and have have a good day2 ngày trước
  • So i cant believe i just found this channel. I love listening to neil talk science. Thank you Matpat for the link and thank you neil and chuck for the new source of entertainment! I love hearing people laugh but hearing neil lose it to chucks jokes was special for me. I love the dynamic between you two and your laughs are both contagious 😄

    Probably A PomegranateProbably A Pomegranate3 ngày trước
  • i feel really bad for matpat ... they are humiliating him

    C.E.O. Of MunchosC.E.O. Of Munchos3 ngày trước
  • Tbh, Beelze-Boson sounds like an amazing villain name

    Surble ChevSurble Chev3 ngày trước
  • Citadel of Tysons, kinda reminds me of library of Thoth from Gods of Egypt

    Aryan HegdeAryan Hegde3 ngày trước
    • So if we know how to create anti-matter we don’t really have a trash problem??

      Ask to seduce MissAsk to seduce Miss2 ngày trước
  • Hope you enjoy your gold plate

    The Bossbrothers123The Bossbrothers1233 ngày trước
    • 3 mins in and Neil is being condescending and rude. Nice.

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  • This just felt pretty insulting for the first half

    Rian SeecrestRian Seecrest3 ngày trước
    • im beating my dark matter friend to death

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  • today i relised im dumb

    diverse gamerdiverse gamer4 ngày trước
    • brought here by film theory, but neil, you are providing a great service here

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  • If matpads part is Preis rekorded, why is his audio quality so bad

    JanPanJanPan4 ngày trước
  • All they said is FACTS

    King NationKing Nation4 ngày trước
  • is it weird that i got an ad for neil's master class before the video started?

    The Big Dee 9o2The Big Dee 9o24 ngày trước
  • I got a Neil degrasse Tyson ad while watching this

    Mr. DitkovichMr. Ditkovich4 ngày trước
  • I personally have a theory about time travel though it's not really time travel it's more like multiverse world theory ware their are two worlds that are exactly the same besides the time the worlds are created with means if a person that lives on one world figured out how to go to the other it would seem to them they traveled though time but really all that they did was travel through diminson's to a world that began at a different time in it's past

    Bryce DuncanBryce Duncan4 ngày trước
  • Would it not be possible to collect and contain dark matter if you did manage to have something that interacts with it? Say you bind some form of matter/energy/force we haven't discovered yet, which dark matter does interact with, to the inside of an ordinary material container, if you get dark matter in there, it should technically contain concentrated dark matter. Sure it won't experience pressure like ordinary matter does when there's a lot of it in a confined space, so it won't *seem* concentrated, but you should still be able to have a higher amount of dark matter than usual in such a container, and then also move it around since that container's inner surface would interact with dark matter.

    Liran PiadeLiran Piade4 ngày trước
    • It does not ineract with each other? I thought it does by gravity. Can enough dark matter form a black whole?

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  • congrats!

    Alexander RyfinskiAlexander Ryfinski4 ngày trước
    • Can there be planets and live forms based on anti matter?

      Deep hugDeep hug4 ngày trước
  • I hail from the fourth dimension, I came to hit that subscribe button.

    Satou_OwUSatou_OwU4 ngày trước
    • I got an add on his yt channel while watching a vid on his yt channel.

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  • Here from Game Theory. Congrats on 1M.

    Shin MegamiShin Megami4 ngày trước
  • mattpatt got me here

    Anthony CarltonAnthony Carlton4 ngày trước
    • Glad Neil kept his integrity as always, letting these fans know that Rick & Morty mostly is for people that want to think they’re smart.

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  • i was searching for people not knowing who matpat is but I only find people who came from his video XD

    Evelyn Rocks Your LifeEvelyn Rocks Your Life4 ngày trước
    • I don't know who matpat is🤷‍♂️

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  • 3 mins in and Neil is being condescending and rude. Nice.

    bskinner22riannabskinner22rianna4 ngày trước
  • So if we know how to create anti-matter we don’t really have a trash problem??

    snakestubesnakestube4 ngày trước
  • brought here by film theory, but neil, you are providing a great service here

    Nate ONate O4 ngày trước
  • im beating my dark matter friend to death

    TheMemeDoge21TheMemeDoge214 ngày trước
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="360">6:00</a> There's some question whether dark matter interacts with itself or not. www.space.com/29115-dark-matter-interactions-galaxy-collisions.html

    William JacobsWilliam Jacobs4 ngày trước
  • I'm wondering if dark mater or dark energy may be related to virtual particles.

    Mewkaryote16 AllenMewkaryote16 Allen4 ngày trước
  • congrats

    Stove Games GamesStove Games Games4 ngày trước
  • Wouldn't it be possible for a lot of dark matter to be localized in a single point therefore concentrating it?

    unnamedunnamed4 ngày trước
  • 😂😂😂

    Manny MartinezManny Martinez4 ngày trước
  • Well they made it to 1 million !

    FreesheepFreesheep4 ngày trước
  • Can there be planets and live forms based on anti matter?

    JustnoooJustnooo4 ngày trước
  • It does not ineract with each other? I thought it does by gravity. Can enough dark matter form a black whole?

    JustnoooJustnooo4 ngày trước
  • Glad Neil kept his integrity as always, letting these fans know that Rick & Morty mostly is for people that want to think they’re smart.

    VvmopzVvmopz4 ngày trước
  • I got an add on his yt channel while watching a vid on his yt channel.

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  • Me: sees that I missed the 1Mil Me: (nooo’s in Darth Vader*)

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  • Watching this before i start watching RM next week :)

    BarichnelBarichnel5 ngày trước
  • That 1st cartoon law of physics is also very common in tom and jerry, isn't it? 😂

    BarichnelBarichnel5 ngày trước
  • You crossed 1 mil fast

    RishitasRishitas5 ngày trước
    • finally someone smart enough to explain that crazy science !

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  • Then it would be established that black holes and the center of planets and stars all contain dark matter.

    Godwin Immanuel Zane GabralGodwin Immanuel Zane Gabral5 ngày trước
  • neil is trying not to laugh

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  • Master Class Neil Degrasse Ad on a Neil Degrasse video

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  • So, if the universe is constantly expanding, would dark energy just be the constant expansion between the dark matter and the pull of dark energy just an ever expanding vacuum of space?

    Rian WademanRian Wademan5 ngày trước
    • prob

      ROM KNOWSROM KNOWS5 ngày trước
  • hilarious

    Jeremy JarvisJeremy Jarvis5 ngày trước
  • I'm sorry doc, i don't think i completely understand anti matter. are there different elements or subsets of antimatter. or will all different kinds of matter be converted to energy my the same, one, antimatter

    mathew nunezmathew nunez5 ngày trước
  • Is it possible that dark matter is what's left over from matter and antimatter collisions? Without being able to detect it other than its gravity, how would could ever know if we're creating dark matter in a lab? Furthermore, could we possibly collide so much matter and antimatter that we increase the Earth's gravity?

    Robert DuranRobert Duran5 ngày trước
  • baby loony tones made fun of this in one where they needed to walk across a cavern but they just didnt look down

    Tim CarverTim Carver5 ngày trước
  • wut happens if anti matter got shot or eaten by a person?

    Andrzej kretschmerAndrzej kretschmer5 ngày trước
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="868">14:28</a> Yes!

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  • Dark matter = absence of matter? Like cold / hot, light - dark ?

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  • 2 of my favorite people having a crossover. :)

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  • finally someone smart enough to explain that crazy science !

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