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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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Moment of Science - Esperanto

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We’re pleased to announce the release of episode 3 which wraps up the investigation into the flying car.  The lab staff investigates The Transition, the world’s first street legal aircraft, while Mr. Creature is interrupted by his own mental transitions.

To celebrate the release of the episode we are holding a contest.

You may have noticed quite a few pop and geek culture quotes in our podcasts.  Well, now you have a chance to put your observational powers to good use!  Identify as many of the quotes that we use from geek culture as you can.  Include your name, email address, and the total number of quotes you found as well as the quotes themselves (so we can check your work).  IMPORTANT: you need list only quotes from the scripted portions of the show.  Any quotes contained within either the interview with Terrafugia or the wrap up of the discussion of the flying car will NOT be counted.   When submitting, write out the quote (or enough of it to make it clear what you’re referencing) and what movie/television show/book it came from.

One point will be awarded for each valid quote.  The person who has the greatest number of points will win a Dr. Geek’s Lab coffee mug AND a $10 Amazon gift card.  In the event of a tie we will have a drawing to determine the winner.  The winner will also be entered into an end-of-season contest where they will have an opportunity to compete for an awesome grand prize.  The deadline for entry is Sunday, December 23rd.  Good luck everyone!

Traci O. is the winner of our first Reference Library contest.  She wins a Dr. Geek’s Lab logo mug and a $10 Amazon gift card. 

There will be another contest when episode 3 comes out.  Check back later for more information!

You may have noticed quite a few pop and geek culture references in our podcasts.  Well, now you have a chance to put your observational powers to good use!  Identify as many of the references as you can and submit a list via the form below.  Include your name, email address, and the total number of references you found as well as the references themselves (so we can check your work).  IMPORTANT: you need list only references from the scriptedportions of the show.  Any references contained within either the interview with Dr. Moller or the Geek Culture segment will NOT be counted.   When submitting, write out the quote (or enough of it to make it clear what you’re referencing) and what movie/television show/book it came from.  For example:

“Elevators, Oracles, and Skycars, Oh My!” – homage to the Wizard of Oz

One point will be awarded for each reference that we consider valid.  One bonus point may be obtained by liking us on our Facebook page which can be found by clicking here.  Additional bonus points will also be given for each friend that you get to like our Facebook page up to a total of 5.  Please indicate in your entry if you have liked our page and the names of those who have liked our page at your suggestion.

The person who has the greatest number of points will win a Dr. Geek’s Lab coffee mug AND a $10 Amazon gift card.  In the event of a tie we will have a drawing to determine the winner.  The winner will also be entered into an end-of-season contest where they will have an opportunity to compete for an awesome grand prize.  The deadline for entry is Tuesday, November 20th.  The winner will be announced on Thanksgiving.  Good luck everyone!

Moment of Science - Esperanto

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I am proud to announce the 2nd episode of Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom.  This is not a Halloween trick, just an October surprise.   I am so proud of my staff. This is quite literally a quantum leap from our first episode.

So what is in this episode?  In addition to our interview with Dr. Paul Moller, of Moller International, maker of the Skycar, this episode has everything!  It has tests and challenges! Devices of such lethal cunning!  Confused?  Don’t worry it will make sense ….eventually.    Don’t believe me?  Check it out on here on the website or subscribe in iTunes under Dr. Geek’s Laboratory Podcast.

For more information about the Moller Skycar, check out our YouTube channel,www.youtube.com/drgeeklab and www.moller.com.

The Investigation into the Flying Car Continues