I’ve posted this before as my one shining moment of glory. My ex-student (Allen Orr) and I appeared on a “science blackboard” in the dreadful movie “Evolution,” made in 2001 and starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, and a monster-killing dandruff shampoo. Another of my students spotted it and even sent me a screenshot, which you can see here. Check out what the arrow points to:
I thought this was a fake, so I had to spend good money to see the movie, and, sure enough, the scene is correct. It says, in this scene: Read Coyne & Orr. “Drosophila.” pp. 448-450.
Of course I checked up, and Orr and I never published anything on Drosophila (fruit flies) that has that pagination. There are more than 450 pages in our book Speciation, but the relevant pages are on species concepts in the Appendix, and have nothing to do with Drosophila. Some Hollywood person was obviously assigned to make the blackboard look science-y, and somehow hit upon Orr and me. How this happened, or how that factotum knew about “Coyne & Orr” has remained lost in the mists of history. As is the quotation marks around Drosophila.
At any rate, even if you’re interested in evolution, don’t waste your money on this movie.