The essays in this issue showcase some of the numerous discourses surrounding science in popular audio-visual media. In view of the growing skepticism towards scientific knowledge and attendant belief in pseudoscience fueled by populist rhetoric, they underline that we need to take more seriously popular audio-visual media as important catalysts in the communication of science, its practices, subjects, and effects.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Science and Popular Audio-Visual Media (Michael Fuchs & Martin Butler)

The Mathematician as Hero in Audio-Visual Media (Roslynn & Raymond Haynes)

On the Siting of Science: Laboratories, Scientific Practice, and Its Subjects in the U.S.-American Television Show Breaking Bad (Martin Butler)

Creating a Market for Technology Through Film: Diegetic Prototypes in the Iron Man Trilogy (Rudolf Spennemann & Lindy A. Orthia)

Capturing the Shark: White (Eco-)Masculinity and the Pursuit of Science in the Docuseries Expedition Great White (Michael Fuchs)