S03E17: “Star Trek Advisor Brings Fact to Fiction”

Expert advisors help ground stories in plausibility, and can be vital sounding boards for crafting projects that pass muster with fans. In this episode, host Candice Bloch talks with Dr. Erin Macdonald, the science consultant for the Star Trek franchise. Erin Macdonald (PhD Astrophysics) is a public speaker, educator, STEAM advocate, writer, and technical consultant who explains complex physics and astronomy ideas to varied audiences. She is also the founder and owner of Spacetime Productions, a film company dedicated to lifting and sharing traditionally marginalized voices. In their conversation, you’ll hear about Erin’s journey as a woman of science and a sci-fi fan, the importance of seeing smart, strong female characters on screen, and some of the science of Star Trek, past and present. You’ll also learn what it means to consult on several Star Trek shows, advising from concept development through post-production, checking the science, and helping bring the facts to these fictions.

To learn more about Erin and all of her amazing projects, visit: https://www.erinpmacdonald.com/

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