Recently, my special someone and I decided to watch NBC's Heroes, front to back (thanks, Netflix!) Not familiar with the show? Its premise: special powers imbued by random genetic mutations, sort of an X-Men-meets-Matrix hybrid serialized prime-time drama.
So, you might expect that since several major characters study molecular biology, and the show groks concepts like viral mutation, limb regeneration, and space-time fluctuations, that it would hire a scientific consultant to help with set design...right?
...Wrong. Below, I've snapped some stills from Seasons 1 & 2 of the show. No plot spoilers, just pure, unadulterated fake science-y goodness.
|Genetics professor Mohinder Suresh muses in his Brooklyn, NY apartment.|
Methinks that "ladder" thing is supposed to represent DNA.
No telling what the giant 1960s molecular models behind it are...
|Also in Season 2, main character Peter visits the home of a former molecular biologist. Of course, she, like most scientists, has framed journal covers and science art adorning every wall of her home (don't we all?). |
Guess we'll just leave this one to 'artistic interpretation.'
Update (12/1/12) - Chemjobber has SPOILED it, telling me about maitotoxin's appearance in the later episodes. I've found a 2008 post that seems to agree...