NBC’s Debris pulls from many genres, but its core is sci-fi. Pieces from a destroyed, highly-advanced alien ship are falling to Earth. No one knows if the spacecraft arrived here by chance or if something sent it. But each fragment is capable of unfathomable powers that can defy the laws of physics. One section can instantly transport buses full of people across the world. Another can terraform whole cities. While yet another dangerous fragment can create alternate timelines and realities. It all sounds impossible. And yet the show’s science might not be as fictional as it first seems. Not only do both the government and scientists think aliens might already be here, we’re not far from unlocking the secrets of the show’s technology ourselves.
One of the weirdest things about 2020 (which is really saying something) is that the US government kept trying to tell us alien ships could