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Dr. Scott Viguié (a.k.a. Doctor Geek) holds two doctorate degrees and is an archaeologist, attorney, actor and author. Before his wife will permit him to go back to graduate school, yet again, he will have to promise to move on to something that starts with a "B". As luck would have it, Scott is also the first bionic man. Well, ... not exactly.

In reality, Scott was one of the first to undergo extensive orthopedic surgery to compensate for cerebral palsy. While these cutting edge techniques did in fact grant him the ability to walk, making him better ... stronger ... faster, his new abilities did not in fact come with the cool sound effects. S o began a lifelong obsession with science, technology, and the science fiction that inspires them.

Scott's love of all things science fiction and fantasy can be heard on various podcasts, including Articles of the Shadow Proclamation, Earth Station One, and Earth Station Who. Throughout the year, Scott travels the convention circuit, appearing at such conventions as Dragon*con, Time Lord Fest, and TimeGate, where he can be seen participating in Doctor Who related panels and speaking on such topics as "The Archaeology of Stargate".

Scott established Doctor Geek's Laboratory and Doctor Geek's Science Fair in the hope that it would encourage a rekindled sense of optimism for the future. That it would bring about enthusiasm for innovation. That it would bring the fictional world of tomorrow, one step closer to today.

Scott is also a consultant for the Science & Entertaiment Exchange, a volunteer network based out of Los Angles that connects productions with experts who can add a little science to the fiction.

To contact Doctor Geek directly, email him at: scott@drgeeklab.com and follow him at www.facebook.com/thedoctorgeek.

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Hello everyone! I am pleased to announce my two latest books are now available!

The Brotherhood of Lies is the second book in Tex Ravencroft Adventurers co-written with NYT Best Selling Author Debbie Viguié (Claire) .  Here is a glimpse into what Tex has been up to:

 

Archaeologist Charles “Tex” Ravencroft’s search for the clues that will unlock the mystery of Atlantis has taken him halfway around the world. Everywhere he goes, though, shadowy figures are intent on stopping him at any cost. The sudden appearance of a specter from his past just complicates things and caught between two dangerous women he can no longer tell friend from foe. Time is running out for him and for the city he would seek to save.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As if that isn’t enough, I am also a contributor to the More Doctor Who and Philosophy anthology.  More Doctor Who and Philosophy is a completely new collection of chapters, additional to Doctor Who and Philosophy (2010), by the same editors. An added feature of this awesome new volume is that the editors have reached out to insiders of Who fandom, people who run hugely successful Who conventions, play in Who-inspired bands, and run wildly popular podcasts and websites, to share their privileged insights into why the Doctor is so philosophically deep.

 

To get these new books just click on the shop tab of the Doctor Geek’s Lab website.   UPDATE: The Brotherhood of Lies is now also available on Kobo 

 

 

 

This weekend at the Harry Potter convention CONjuration, Brazen Wench Productions, llc debuted the first ever minisode of Doctor Geek’s Moment of Science. The four and half minute video features Doctor Geek and DEUS-X as they show little Virginia what it means to apply your geekdom!

This minisode is the first of many new visual productions for Doctor Geek’s Laboratory and Doctor Geek’s Moment of Science!

Moment of Science - Esperanto

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The season two finale is here, but don’t worry the moment has been prepared for.  Amidst Professor Pedantic’s continued efforts to bend the Laboratory of Applied Geekdom to his will, Mister Flask concludes this season’s investigation into bionics.  Can Doctor Geek regain command of the lab before all is lost?

 

 

Ever since the funding for SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, was effectively killed in the 1994 federal budget that cancelled the High Resolution Microwave Survey and terminated NASA’s SETI efforts, SETI has been reduced to looking through the results of other projects such as the volunteer distributed computing project, SETI@home.  That is until now!

 

Through the formation of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner has just given SETI $100 million.

 Over the next ten years, the new initiative will be hiring prime observing time on the world’s premiere telescopes.  The telescopes to be used are 50 times more sensitive than the best previously used for SETI. They’ll also be scanning 10 times more of the sky, over 5 times more of the radio spectrum – and they’ll be doing it more than 100 times faster.

The initiative was announced by Milner on July 20th 2015 in London at The Royal Society, where he was joined by physicist Stephen Hawking, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, SETI research pioneer Frank Drake, UC Berkeley astronomy professor Geoff Marcy and postdoctoral fellow Andrew Siemion, and foundation chairman Peter Worden.

With all this new activity, who knows wat SETI will find.  Let’s hope someone is working on a universal translator so we will have it ready when SETI gets that signal from some strange new world.