Drones on Television


The Big Bang Theory is a widely known television show that applies scientific concepts in a lighthearted easily understandable way. It mixes comedy with science and science fiction. When I saw an episode with the drone in it, I was super excited. The whole episode focuses on how difficult it is to set up the drone, then when it is finally completed the drone seems to take control of itself and fly away. In the show it makes drones seem so complicated that three PhDs and an engineer can’t understand its basic processes. After learning how to set up a drone in real life, I realize that the tv version was slightly exaggerated. When you know what to do, it is quite simple to set up a drone. Turning it in circles to set up the compass should be less complicated than they make it out to be. Also they make beginner mistakes such as setting up the drone for flight indoors. Also, you should always turn on your remote before setting up the drone so that it gets its signal from you and not another flier. Despite the fact that drones are put in a dangerous light by the entertainment industry, the fact that it is put on television is beneficial for public awareness about this new technology.

"The Graduation Transmission" -- Wolowitz (Simon Helberg, right) questions his engineering abilities when he and Sheldon (Jim Parsons, left) can't get a toy drone to fly, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, April 23 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

“The Graduation Transmission” — Wolowitz (Simon Helberg, right) questions his engineering abilities when he and Sheldon (Jim Parsons, left) can’t get a toy drone to fly, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, April 23 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

2 Comments

  1. that is really interesting that television is even utilizing these into their shows now. I guess they absorb culture and this is definitely a new form of our culture. Kinda funny how they over exaggerate it complications also, maybe to make them seem less desirable.

  2. Drones showcased in a television show is entertaining to say the least. The drone point of view where the pilot almost hits himself almost made me fall out of my chair laughing. Great way to show drones in a humorous rather than a bloodshed combat setting.

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