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Dr Who

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Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was renowned as one of the most brilliant scientists of the 20th century. The Doctor claimed to have met Einstein. (DW: The Stones of Blood)

In the 1940s, the Rani kidnapped Einstein and brought him to Lakertya so that his genius could be used to help create her Time Brain. (DW: Time and the Rani)

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Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) was a human who lived on Earth during the 19th and 20th centuries. Einstein would later become one of the most well known physicists in human history.

Einstein was born in Germany, and lived most of his life in that nation. Einstein traveled to the United States of America in late 1932 to work as a guest lecturer. With the rise of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, as Einstein was an Austrian member of the Jewish faith he decided not to return to Southern Germany, and spent the rest of his life living in the United States.

Einstein was particuarly famous for the equation E = mc², and for his work on the Theory of General Relativity, and his work became the basis for development of technologies such as nuclear fission and fusion reactors, warp drive, and transporters.

Einstein was believed to have failed mathematics when he was at school. (DS9 novel: The Siege)

When Lieutenant Reginald Barclay's intelligence was drastically increased by the Cytherian probe, Barclay felt a need to explore some aspects of advanced physics. Using the holodeck, he used a recreation of Einstein to discuss his ideas. Losing all track of time, Barclay spent the entire night talking to Einstein. When La Forge saw this he realized that something had happened to Barclay in their encounter with the Cytherian probe. (TNG episode: "The Nth Degree").

Several years later, Lieutenant Commander Data played poker with a holographic recreation of Albert Einstein, along with recreations of Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking to see how the three men would interact with each other in such a setting. In the final hand before the bridge ordered a red alert, Einstein was confident that Hawking was bluffing, but soon learned that Hawking had a stronger hand than he did. (TNG episode: "Descent").

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A queue area poster at Muppet*Vision 3D in Florida.
Eliot Shag explains time travel as Albert

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a theoretical physicist known to the world as one of the most important figures in 20th-century science.

The Season 20 version of Sesame Street’s opening title sequence began with a shot of a statue of Einstein. Sculpted by Robert Berks in 1979 from a bust he created in 1953 of a live Einstein, the larger than life-size statue sits on the lawn of the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C. at Constitution Avenue & 22nd Street NW, just 400 yards north of the Lincoln Memorial. [1]

Einstein reached such worldwide fame that he became a figure of celebrity, and thus the subject of many pop-culture references that exist to this day. A particular facet of his personality that was a favorite of satirists was his accent. As a result, caricatures of scientists in situation comedy roles are frequently equipped with a mock German accent. One such example is the Sesame Street character Professor Nucleus Von Fission.

One of the most important contributions Einstein made to the world was his formula stating that energy equals mass times the square of the speed of light inside a perfect vacuum, or, E=mc². It was this discovery that would lead to a number of advances in science, and only helped to advance his popularity. The formula itself exists as a celebrity, having made appearances in countless cases that have called for simple scientific formulae. One such example can be found in the 1966 film The Idea Man, when The Floating Face speaks of ideas that have already been thought of, while Bunsen Honeydew was often fond of scribbling variations of the formula in his notes found in the pages of Muppet Magazine (one illustrated representation of his mind included the equation E=mice² next to a doodle of his mother). Other instances have included a representation of Dorothy's thoughts about school in a segment of Elmo's World, a visualized thought in a classic recurring Muppet sketch, a book titled with the equation in a Muppet comic strip, and a Muppet folder by Mead which parodies the equation as grEen=mc² (referencing both Kermit's skin color and an environmentalist angle, as the folder was part of a "Save the Pond" themed binder).

In the late 1990s, Apple Computer's "Think Different" campaign commissioned a one minute commercial showcasing some of the widely considered "geniuses" of our time, including Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog. Einstein's image opens the montage.

Though Einstein himself died before the Muppets reached prominence, he was a known fan of television puppetry. On one occasion, the physicist interrupted a high-level conference by announcing, "You will have to excuse me, gentlemen. It's Time for Beany." [1]

References

  • The Muppet Show episode 503 features a plot with Beauregard charged with "taking care of" the rats. Realizing quickly that Beau can easily be duped, the rats take advantage of his dim wits, and sarcastically refer to him as "Einstein."
  • In the Dog City episode "Future Schlock," which revolves around time travel, Eliot Shag dons an Einstein wig and a light German accent to explain the basic principles at work to a befuddles Ace Hart.
  • In Sesame Street Episode 4069, Snuffy receives a magic ukelele in the mail from Hawaii, which turns him invisible when he strums it. Big Bird figures out that what looks like a floating ukelele, is really invisible Snuffy holding the instrument with his snuffle. At this realization, Snuffy declares, "Albert Einstein, eat your heart out! Bird, you are a genius!"
  • In a series of queue area posters at Muppet*Vision 3D, Muppet Labs details proper usage of the attraction's 3D glasses. The posters (illustrated from the perspective of Bunsen Honeydew) contain numerous doodles, subtle jokes and references, including a possible "new look" illustration, in which Bunsen sports an Einstein-like mustache and hairdo. These posters also contain numerous references to E=mc².
  • Farscape referenced Albert Einstein on multiple occasions. The most notable example occurs in the fourth season episode "Unrealized Reality," as John Crichton is interrogated about his wormhole knowledge by an interdimensional being in a suit. Crichton dubs the being "Einstein," a reference both to the latter's intelligence and to the Einstein-Rosen Bridge, an early exploration into the wormole concept. "Einstein" re-appears in Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, which also paraphrases a quote from the real Einstein: "God does not play dice with the Universe."

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Sources

  1. It Only Hurts When I Laugh, Stan Freberg, Times Books, 1988.
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Sometimes ally of Kid Colt, Two-Gun Kid, Rawhide Kid, the Phantom Rider and other heroes

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Mustache

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Scientist, teacher

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Honorary degree, refused

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Ulm, Germany

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Albert Einstein was a German scientist born in 1879, with a Reed Richards-level intelligence. He developed the relativity theory at 26 and then worked as a teacher of theoretic physics in the University of Zurich, the German University at Prague and the Prussian Academy of Sciences.

Einstein's time was captured by a chronovore and sent to Dodge City on 1871 (8 years before his own birth). He understood he had time-travelled against his will, and struggled to find an explanation, especially when different anachronism began to appear in the area.

There, he met western heroes Kid Colt, Two-Gun Kid, Rawhide Kid and the Phantom Rider. They decided that "Uncle Al" was the only person who could discover something, and decided to help him. They provided Einstein with advanced alien technology from other displaced people, the alien Krozzar, and protected his hut to help him pinpoint the cause.

Unfortunately, a desperado gang led by ruffian "Faro" John Hobart thought that the heroes where protecting valuable food or something, and attacked them in different raids. They were eventually defeated by the western heroes and other heroes from the 20th century.

Einstein theorized that time could not be destroyed, only displaced. Some kind of "time magnet" was attracting people, and he tried to develop a machine to pinpoint it. Unfortunately, he lacked an energy source for it, and he would need two days of non-stop work to finish it. Meanwhile, the heroes had less than two days to stop the Krozzar from blowing up all the area.

Einstein eventually found a mountain as the source of the anomaly. He went there with the time-travelling heroes and found a chronovore. They were all "swallowed" by it, and had to travel among the historical events inside of it, trying to reach its brain. Unfortunately, movement without time was impossible, and they had to find an alternate means of reaching the brain.

They eventually found the brain of the creature, which was being tortured by Doctor Doom. The heroes defeated Doom and his minions, and Einstein had a chance to examine Doom's machine. It was wired to the monster's brain. Einstein managed to use it so that the monster could regurgitate all of their timeline, although the chronovore was killed in the process. The last problem was making the chronovore vomit history in the correct order.

After a success in this task, Albert Einstein was returned to his time.

Einstein would became a legend, with his name being remembered in later days. Reed Richards would name his childhood dog "Einstein". An Albert Einstein robot met the New Warriors in the 21st century.[1] Einstein also met the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Genius-level intelligence

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Human level

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  1. New Warriors Vol 3 #5

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