Star Trek Phenomenon

GUESTS: Jeff Greenwald Author, Future Perfect: How Star Trek Conquered Planet Earth (Viking) Contributing Editor Wired San Francisco, California Lawrence Krauss Author, The Physics of Star Trek (Harper Perennial) and Beyond Star Trek: Physics from Alien Invasions to the End of Time (Basic Books) Chairman, Department of Physics Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics Professor, Astronomy Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio Eric Herr Vice President HSV Technologies, Inc. San Diego, California Ever since the first episode was broadcast more than thirty years ago, Star Trek and its spin-offs—The Next Generation, Voyager, and Deep Space Nine—have become part of the planet's pop culture. In this hour, we'll get behind the scenes of the Star Trek phenomenon, including encounters with fans around the world and another look at the physics of Star Trek.



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