SETI Senior Astronomer Seth Shostack was a science advisor to The Day the Earth Stood Still, and spills his guts about the experience today in an article for Apparently he tried (sometimes vainly) to correct a lot of astronomy-related inaccuracies in the movie, and also told John Cleese the meaning of life while working on set. Apparently Cleese wasn't thrilled with his answer. It's a great article - definitely check it out. [via]