The foreword is written by a guy who went to Radio Shack for advise from a genius nineteen year old name Bill Prady. Together they began a small and successful computer company until Bill's love of comedy led him on another path. Ultimately, Bill moved to Hollywood, met Chuck Lorre and pitched a show about four nerds. We all know the rest, except for the phone call Bill made to his original business partner asking if he could use his name for one of the four main characters. Now this man's moniker is as well known as any on television...Howard Joel Wolowitz.
The book that author Zobel wrote is both informative and humorous. Each episode of Big Bang introduces theories and terms that seem completely made up, yet each theory and term is checked for validity before being presented. This book explains the process to us, and then it goes on to explain what it all means. It tells us that while these four scientists are often less than serious, the Institute that they work for, CalTech, is ALWAYS serious and ahead of the game.
I enjoyed reading the quotes from the various episodes as the author tried to explain some of the titles and some of the theories. Don't get me wrong, this is not a particularly easy book to read. I am reading it very slowly as I try to fully understand these explanations. I love the puns interspersed throughout the science and the peek into the minds of the "nerds" who are such an important part of our lives.
Although I am still a couple chapters from finishing this book, I can highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have enough knowledge to share a meal with Sheldon and the gang. I am hoping the show stays around long enough for Dave Zobel to write a sequel to The Science of TV's The Big Bang Theory.
Publisher - ECW Press
Date of Publication - June 1, 2015