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The Science of Star Trek Is So Complicated We Brought in an Experimental Physicist (Part 1 of 3)

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Published on Jun 28, 2018

Star Trek is often regarded as being one of the more fact-based sci-fi franchises, but how much science is there... really?

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“The writers of the show are not scientists, so they do sometimes get science details wrong. For instance, there was an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in which Dr. Crusher and Mr. LaForge were forced to let all of the air escape from the part of the ship they were in, so that a fire would be extinguished.”

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