How much science is actually in "Airplane!", the 1980 classic disaster comedy? Not much, as most of the plot centers on a love story—boy loses girl, boy chases girl, boy becomes a hero, boy wins girl. Rated by Bravo as one of the funniest comedies of all time, the film’s satire is a response to the many popular catastrophe films of the 70s, and plays on a common fear of the rare flight crash. Satire and romance aside, it is the film’s close-ups of the operations within the B-707 cockpit and representation of technical and communication errors between the crew and air traffic control that make it a surprisingly excellent choice for the Coolidge Corner Theater’s lecture series Science on Screen?.