Discovering Trek: The Star Trek Universe Companion Trek Geeks #220: Dr. Erin Teaches Science to Two Idiots


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What happens when you take someone who is an astrophysicist and consults for the Star Trek franchise and subject her to explaining the science behind things

We're not sure, either, but we're pretty sure that her head exploding might be a possible outcome!

You might have seen her at STLV or maybe even in her online series, "Dr. Erin Explains the Universe." This week, we welcome Dr. Erin MacDonald to the podcast to talk about the science of things in Star Trek and whether or not some of these things make sense--including Discovery's spore drive!

Plus, we'll talk about the rescheduled dates for STLV and give you an update on our online fundraiser for Feeding America in this week's episode of Trek Geeks!


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