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'Star Trek' to 'Simpsons,' Hawking was our pop culture physicist

Jul 5th 2020, 7:43 am
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Theoretical physicist and enormous pop culture celebrity? Only Stephen Hawking, https://clcessentials.co.za/OSClass/user/profile/1128428 whose death at age 76 was announced Tuesday, could swing both of those titles.

Despite the fact that few people outside the realm of science understood what Hawking really did for a living, he became a beloved figure in the entertainment world. His wheelchair and robotic-sounding computer voice made him instantly recognizable, whether in cartoon form or being portrayed by handsome actor Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Hawking in 2014's "The Theory of Everything."

Here's a look at some of the times when the scientist hit the big (and little) screen.

'The Simpsons': Forever a fan

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