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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.

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Back in Episode 2, we introduced you to Dr. Paul Moller, and his Skycar.  Recently, Dr. Moller announced plans for a demonstration flight of the Skycar are going forward and that he is giving supporters a way to get in on the event.

“Today, we have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to do just that,” said Dr. Moller. “We are announcing that we are opening up the testing of the M400 Skycar to the public, and to join us and participate in the historic Official First Flight,” he said.

Dr. Moller stated that with the recent increased horsepower breakthroughs that the company has made to the Skycar’s engines, any funds raised during the crowdfunding campaign would specifically be used to complete the installation of the new, higher-power engines and fly the first un-tethered Skycar flight with a pilot on-board.

“We’re excited that we’ve had three companies agree to match a portion of funds raised – dollar-for-dollar, and they’ve pledged almost $1 million toward this milestone event.  With the public’s help, we know we can raise the remaining funds that we need to undertake their first official flight.” Moller goes on to say. “In exchange for help from our Indiegogo donors, we are offering a number of limited-edition, commemorative and unique Skycar Flight Test Team gear. For the top donors, we are offering a flight aboard the Skycar itself, once we’re cleared to do so by the FAA,” he stated.

The M400 Skycar is classed as a “Powered-Lift” category aircraft, and is the only civilian aircraft to carry that designation. Moller plans to carry out the Official First Flight in front of the donors and legions of the Skycar’s fans, enthusiasts and followers in June of 2014 at a lakeside water park north of Sacramento, California. The Skycar®, explained Moller, is unique amongst a growing number of “flying cars” that are being developed, in that it is capable of vertical takeoff and landing, and yet remains small enough to use on the road and stored at home.  “Ultimately we see Skycar owners backing out of their garage and driving a short distance to pick up their Starbucks® coffee and then to a designated area, where at the push a button, they take off and fly to work 100 miles away,” he said.

Moller went on: “Our campaign not only allows the pilots flying on-board to make history –but there is an extra added benefit,” he said. “There are only a hand-full of pilots in the world with flight time in powered-lift aircraft of any type, and currently, there are none with any time in powered-lift aircraft of this type. We are offering not only the chance to ‘log’ flight time in the Skycar, but also the chance to make aviation history by being part of the team that tested an air vehicle that is bound for the National Air and Space Museum.”

Moller stated that the proceeds from the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign would be used to prepare the Skycar for its Official First Flight – off of a tether and to a higher altitude – in contrast to previous tests that were tethered and unpiloted. He also stated that the funds would be used to fly the Official First Flight in front of the public, and any additional funds that might be raised would be used to continue to fly and test the Skycar.  The Company wants to be able to fly the Skycar at different events throughout the United States and the world, where the people that donated to the campaign can have the opportunity to see the historic air vehicle that they helped to fly.

“We’ve seen crowdfunding being used for a variety of unique reasons, including the rebuilding of historic aircraft destined for museums, but this is the first time that the public will be able to participate in the test and historic first flight of a prototype aircraft,” Moller said. “We’re making history together – our supporters, our sponsors and us…and even more importantly, together we’re also helping to advance the state of transportation by giant leaps.”

For more information on the Official First Flight of the Moller M400X Skycar, please go here

It is with great pride, that I announce that Doctor Geek’s Laboratory will now be airing weekly on Krypton Radio.

What is Krypton Radio?  Just the only internet radio station dedicated to all things sci-fi!  We will be airing on Thursdays at 2:30 AM, 10:30 AM then 6:30PM (all times PST)

That puts us on immediately after Superman in all three time slots.  For a station called Krypton, I can’t think of a better lead in, can you?

Moment of Science - Hawking

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Happy Halloween everyone!  We have quite the treat in store for you.

The investigation into Our Companion the Robot concludes.  Robot helicopters are here, can Skynet be far behind?  Meanwhile Dr. Geek must face Professor Pedantic in a battle of the labs.  Little do they know the future is at stake.

Back in Episode 3 we brought you an in depth discussion of Terrafugia’s Transition.  Now we are proud to update that investigation with news that the world’s first street legal aircraft is set to enter the market in 2015.