Friday, November 10, 2017

Literary Treks 208: Something Something Dilithium Crystals

Treknology
The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive

Exclusive interview with author Dr. Ethan Siegel


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Ever since Star Trek first hit television screens in 1966, audiences have been fascinated by the amazing technologies that are a part of every day life in the 23rd century. Over the past 51 years, Trek fans have imagined what it would be like to transport instantaneously from one place to another, have any kind of food or material replicated with a simple voice command, or travel to the stars aboard a warp-capable starship.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther are joined by author and scientist Dr. Ethan Siegel to discuss his new book, Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive. We talk about a number of technologies covered in the book, the process of writing it, the influence Star Trek has had on our collective imaginations and the technology of modern society, where our technologies may go in the future, and wrap up with where you can find Dr. Siegel online.

In our news segment, we reveal the back-cover blurb for Dayton Ward's upcoming Discovery: Drastic Measures, and review two comics: Boldly Go #12 and New Visions #18.


Literary Treks 208: Something Something Dilithium Crystals
Exclusive interview with Dr. Ethan Siegel, author of
Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive


 


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