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Santiago Canyon College Presents BioScience Theatre 3000 on April 26


​(Orange, CA) - Taking a page from the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 playbook, Santiago Canyon College’s (SCC) Biotechnology Department presents BioScience Theatre 3000 on April 26.

Much like its more famous film-watching model, BioScience Theatre 3000 will screen the 2013 film, World War Z, complete with commentary from biotechnology professors who will use their science knowledge to explain events taking place on screen. Regardless of how factual the scenes onscreen are, SCC’s instructors will explain scenarios, including the science of the film’s zombie apocalypse, hidden Easter eggs and movie goofs, in a humorous way that will have audiences laughing from start to finish.

“The science professors point out the scientific nonsense and other movie flaws as we watch, which is entertaining if you like that,” said Biology Department Co-Chair Denise Foley. “If someone wants to watch a movie in peace and quiet this isn’t for them. This is a community building activity. The people who like science and want to answer the question, ‘is that possible?’ will enjoy the experience.”

According to Foley, BioScience Theatre 3000 began when the department was looking for a fun way to engage students while raising awareness of the biotechnology program.

“We started with an intro to the program and a slide show of science trivia related to the movie interspersed with program info,” she said. “It looped as people were coming in. It was a huge success. Last semester, we had over 130 students sign into our Jurassic Park movie, which is a big event around here.”

The event is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Audiences are asked to arrive by 6:00 p.m. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Santiago Canyon College, Room H-106, 8045 E. Chapman Avenue in Orange. Light refreshments and snacks will be available. Visit for more information.

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About Santiago Canyon College

Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves more than 17,000 credit and noncredit students each semester. In 2017, SCC was ranked #13 among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the U.S. by College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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