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Published on Apr 29, 2010
The Science of Star Trek, part 1 of 8. This episode of the PBS series "The New Explorers", hosted by Bill Kurtis, aired on January 18, 1995. The show takes a look at the science portrayed in Star Trek and how some of it has translated into reality.
* Star Trek actors Leonard Nimoy (original series); Colm Meaney, Armin Shimmerman, Alexander Siddig (known at that time as Siddig El Fadil, and Avery Brooks ("Deep Space Nine"); Robert Picardo ("Voyager") * Star Trek makeup artist Michael Westmore * Star Trek science consultant Andre Bormanis * Star Trek illustrator/technical advisor Rich Sternbach (his name was listed as James for some reason) * NASA research scientists Dr. Carol Stoker and Dr. Butler Hine * Production designer Herman Zimmerman * Scenic art supervisor/technical advisor Mike Okuda * 1988 Nobel laureate in physics Dr. Leon Lederman * Lawrence Livermore Laboratory physicists Dr. David Morgan, Dr. Lloyd Hackel, Dr. Tom McEwen * Project Phoenix scientist and manager Dr. Jill Charter * MIT scientist Dr. Rodney Brooks * NASA Doctor Richard Jennings * NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd * DCX project director Bill Gaubatz
In Part 6, gotta love the mid 1990s cell phone! Also, Robert Picardo's character was listed as "Dr. Zimmerman", a name the character was never actually given.