Gravity in HBO’s Watchmen

Rhett Allain
Jun 25, 2020 · 7 min read
HBO: Watchmen. Trieu’s spacecraft leaving the surface of Europa.

I finally finished the HBO show Watchmen. I liked it. It was a different take on superhero shows.

OK, enough of the idle chat. Let’s get to the physics. Of course there are a bunch of things that aren’t realistic in the show. I mean, come on — it’s a story with Dr. Manhattan, a dude that pretty much can do anything. Honestly, I’m fine with crazy and impossible physics. That’s what makes the show fun. However, I’m…