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Making fictional science a reality

Fascinating Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gear Based Technologies Daniel J. Glenn

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Making fictional science a reality

    Ep. 49 Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Ep. 49 Star Trek: The Next Generation

    TNG revived in the Star Trek franchise and lead it in all new directions, including the introduction of one of the most iconic Star Trek enemies:  The Borg.  Listen as we discuss all the cybernetic advancements this series introduced, including the advantages of a cubed ship, removing biological parts in favor of superior technological ones, […]

    • 34 min
    Ep. 48 Star Trek: The Original Series

    Ep. 48 Star Trek: The Original Series

    The original series of Star Trek premiered in 1966, and even then it was ahead of its time.  From machines that create food out of thin air, to medical devices that can diagnose you with the wave of a wand, Star Trek has accurately predicted several technological advancements.  The Brain Trust takes a look at […]

    • 32 min
    Ep. 47 Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Ep. 47 Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Have you ever noticed a sudden shift in a friend’s demeanor, or felt like something about them was a little off?  It is quite possible that they fell asleep close to an alien plant, and were replaced with a similar, albeit insidious facsimile.  How could this happen?  If Invasion of the Body Snatchers is any […]

    • 33 min
    Ep. 46 Journey to the Center of the Earth

    Ep. 46 Journey to the Center of the Earth

    Even in the rising tide of Flat Earth theories, one thing we do know for certain is that the Earth is solid and not hollow.  However, if it was, what would it be like to adventure there?  That is the exact question Jules Verne asked over 100 years ago.  The result:  One of his masterpieces […]

    • 36 min
    Ep. 45 Logan’s Run

    Ep. 45 Logan’s Run

    Logan’s Run is a classic 70’s Sci-Fi in every sense.  It captures the hopes and fears of the future, the carefree 70’s culture, and the outlandish fashion that made this time period stand out.  There are also a ton of technologies to discuss, including a real life chat roulette, a tube-based transportation system, and a […]

    • 38 min
    Ep. 44 The Fly

    Ep. 44 The Fly

    The Fly is a movie about one of the biggest “whoops” moments in science fiction history, and is a shining example of Murphy’s Law.  Scientist Seth Brundle accidentally splices his DNA with that of a housefly while trying to teleport himself across the room.  This causes him to slowly turn into a fly.  The question […]

    • 33 min

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