Set in the 24th century and produced in the 1990s, Star Trek: Voyager reflects upon and updates Star Trek‘s hopeful vision for an intergalactic human future, its philosophical explorations, and its insistence on the importance of scientific inquiry and intercultural understanding. The only Trek series to feature a female captain, Kathryn Janeway, the show explores divisive issues ranging from gender and religion to environmentalism and, naturally, quantum theory.
Join us for a screening of the third season episode “Distant Origin,” followed by a conversation with Aviva Dove-Viebahn, an expert on visual culture and new media and a faculty fellow at Barrett, the Honors College, and David Williams, director of ASU’s Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies and a collaborator on a number of scientific missions to space, including the Magellan Mission to Venus, the Galileo Mission to Jupiter, the European Mars Express orbiter, and NASA’s Dawn Mission to asteroids Vesta and Ceres.
Free dinner will be served to the first 150 guests to arrive. So get there early! And RSVP today!