Star Trek, "The Trouble with Tribbles" illustration

Science Fiction TV Dinner – Star Trek: The Original Series



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Reception: 4:30 – 5:15pm / Doors Open: 5:15 / TV Dinner: 5:30

Star Trek’s original series remains perhaps our most influential and beloved vision of the future. It continues to animate our ambitions to explore space, exemplifies scientific ethics and the search for cross-cultural understanding, and even provides a design spec for Google’s dream of building a conversational, predictive machine that encompasses the sum total of human knowledge. In an era of countless end-of-the-world stories, the Enterprise and its crew remain a beacon of hope for a deeply human future that stretches far beyond Earth and throughout the cosmos.

Join us for a screening of the second season classic “The Trouble with Tribbles” and a conversation with Scott Parazynski, ASU University Explorer, former NASA astronaut, and Mount Everest climber, and Marcy Steinke, a retired Air Force Colonel, former Director of the White House Operations Directorate under Presidents Bush and Obama, and Senior Vice President of Government Relations at DigitalGlobe, a leading provider of high-resolution satellite images of Earth.

We also invite you to a reception with light refreshments at 4:30pm, in the Interdisciplinary Science & Technology IV (ISTB4) building lobby. We’ll have free dinner available for the first 150 guests at the TV Dinner itself.

This event is co-hosted by the Center for Science and the Imagination and the Space Technology and Science “NewSpace” Initiative, which connects ASU research to the burgeoning private and commercial space sector.

Parking: Parking can be challenging on ASU’s Tempe campus. We recommend that you use the Metro Light Rail to travel to the event, disembarking at the University Drive and Rural Road station. You can also use the Valley Metro bus system. If you’d like to explore options for visitor parking on campus, please visit the ASU Parking and Transit website.

Seating: Seating is first come, first served, and your RSVP does not guarantee a seat. So please arrive early, or at least on time! Doors for the event open at 5:15.