Earl Grey 269: Teachers Are the Best Students / by Richard Marquez

Science in TNG, Part 1.


Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes 27 seconds

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Science is an essential part of Star Trek that has inspired generations of fans to learn more about science, to become scientists, and to make influential discoveries. The Next Generation is no exception and includes many episodes that include new inventions, the application of existing science, and important scientific questions.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by science teacher Joe Keegan to talk about science in seasons 1 through 3 of The Next Generation. The discussion includes holography, the definition of life, the special theory of relativity, premature aging syndromes, nanotechnology, and much more! Science in TNG is a series that will cover all seven seasons of The Next Generation.


Intro (00:00:00) Babel Conference Feedback (00:01:52)
Welcome, Joe! (00:04:50) Holography (00:06:59) How Do We Define Life? (00:12:38) Special Theory of Relativity (00:17:09) Premature Aging Syndromes (00:22:27) Neutronium (00:27:03) Nanotechnology (00:30:19) Technological Implants (00:32:36) Spaceborne Lifeforms (00:37:19) The Periodic Table (00:41:41) Final Thoughts (00:47:47)
Closing (00:57:38)


Justin Oser
Amy Nelson


Joe Keegan


Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)