Watch: Tim Peake reveals what Lightyear gets right about space travel
Astronaut Tim Peake doesn’t tend to worry too much about scientific accuracy in space movies, despite having spent his fair share of time in orbit.
While many experts in their fields are critical of fiction’s desire to embellish and distort, Peake told Yahoo that he is ‘there to be entertained’.
He has now made his own journey into the world of sci-fi movies with a cameo as the voice of mission control in Pixar animation Lightyear, in which Chris Evans plays Toy Story character Buzz.
“I don’t really worry so much about the science fiction. Perhaps part of that is a defence mechanism because I want to relax and enjoy it, but I also think ‘what’s the point in picking them apart?’,” said the 50-year-old.