How Does Science Fiction Deal with Science?

Image: Rhett Allain. My fan art version of the explosion of Death Star I

The Merriam-Webster definition of science fiction:

Fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets.

Of course we could always argue about which films are science fiction and which ones aren’t. However, I want to instead focus on…