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From the Desk of Doctor Geek

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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Moment of Science - Esperanto

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For the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, Ken Spivey of The Ken Spivey Band, dedicates his song Health to the Company to all his friends and companions.  Meanwhile The Lab Staff uses the WayForward Device to see how they resolve their season one cliffhanger.

BREAKING NEWS – The very popular Facebook Page Doctor Who and The TARDIS by Craig Hurle has also recently undergone a regeneration for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.  It is now The Doctor Who Hub 

How does fiction quickly indicate that the story takes place in an altered history? Easy, the sky will be full of airships.  With few exceptions this mode of transport has been relegated to the past.  To see airships in wide spread use now is mere fantasy.  Or is it?

Mac Byers came up with this design for his final project while at the University of Huddersfield.  As you can see from the video below, it combines the luxury cruise concept with air travel.  Now all they need to do is add a little more 19th century flare, and I am sure our Steampunk brethren will be the first to purchase a ticket.

The technology behind this design is currently being developed by Aeroscraft.  Lift is primarily coming from the engines, leaving the helium to offset the weight of the cargo.

Moment of Science - Esperanto

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Meet Robert and Alex Doyle, the father / daughter team who are sending a TARDIS into Orbit for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.  There is still time to support their project before the Kickstarter ends on June 29th 2013.

 

Once the projects funds, stay connected to this dynamic duo by following their progress on their Facebook Page

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Join the Lab Staff at TimeGate 2013 where they explain the science behind fictional world of Stargate.

We had an historic moment at TimeGate 2013.  For the first time, Doctor Geek, Mr. Flask, The First Mr. Creature and Madame Oracle (also the voice of DEUS-X) were together at a convention.  It was an honor to have Doctor Geek’s Laboratory to be listed at the top of the hotel’s video marquee.

Our panel, Doctor Geek Live! The Science of Stargate was a lot of fun.  It was great to see so many people enjoying our mix of science and fiction.

Sexy Professor (The River Song), the music heard in this episode, is from The Ken Spivey Band’s new album, The Universe Yields.  Buy the album atkenspivey.com