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Science Fiction TV Dinner – Star Trek: The Original Series

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 […]

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Robots from the 1980s

Featuring TV’s Small Wonder, futurist Brian David Johnson, and digital humanities scholar Jacqueline Wernimont Small Wonder rewires the classic American sitcom with hilariously awkward circuitry, dropping an adorable humanoid robot, Vicki, into a wholesome suburban family. At this very special 1980s TV Dinner, we’ll revel in […]

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Science Fiction TV Dinner – Star Trek: Voyager

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 […]

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Highlights

Event Date: October 8, 2014
Location: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU

Episode: “Intervention” (Season 5)
Speakers: Bridget Kromhout, tech operations engineer; Astrid Atkinson, senior engineering manager, Google; Dawn Gilpin, associate professor of public relations and social media, ASU; Nina Miller, design strategist, Center for Science and the Imagination

Science Fiction TV Dinner: House, M.D. – Highlights

Event Date: September 30, 2014
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Episode: “Cane and Able” (Season 3)
Speakers: Dr. Cathy Seiler, scientific liaison at ASU’s Biodesign Institute; Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos, associate vice president of precision health services and professor of medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center of the University of Arizona; Joey Eschrich, editor and program manager, Center for Science and the Imagination

Watercolor painting, with a green background. Daffy Duck is shown pointing a ray gun at Marvin the Martian.

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Warner Bros. in Space

This Science Fiction TV Dinner (at lunchtime) is part of the Chandler Science Spectacular, a festival for all ages celebrating and exploring invention. We’ll screen a series of classic Warner Bros. animated shorts featuring the space adventures of beloved characters like Marvin the Martian and Daffy […]

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Science Fiction TV Dinner: Dollhouse

Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse imagines a future where neuroscience enables human personalities to be uploaded, reconfigured, and downloaded into brains…or erased entirely. The series wrestles with the ethical implications and technical challenges of “mind-wiping” while following the adventures of a group of clandestine operatives (“Dolls”) who are […]

SciFiTV Podcast: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Event date: October 8, 2014
Location: ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Speakers: Bridget Kromhout, tech operations engineer; Astrid Atkinson, senior engineering manager, Google; Dawn Gilpin, associate professor of public relations and social media, ASU; Nina Miller, design strategist, Center for Science and the Imagination

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SciFiTV Podcast: House, MD

Event date: September 30, 2014
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Episode: “Cane and Able” (Season 3)
Speakers: Cathy Seiler, scientific liaison, ASU Biodesign Institute; Kenneth S. Ramos, associate vice president of precision health services, Arizona Health Sciences Center; Joey Eschrich, editor and program manager, Center for Science and the Imagination

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Science Fiction TV Dinner: House, M.D.

Our Science Fiction TV Dinner series is a launch pad for new conversations about science, technology, art and society. Enjoy dinner from local food trucks, then watch a screening of the House, M.D. episode “Cane and Able,” in which misanthropic genius diagnostician Gregory House and his […]

Farscape

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Farscape

Co-sponsored by the Arizona Science Center Free Event, Registration Required; Learn more and RSVP at the Arizona Science Center website  Living starships. Super-soldiers. Sentient plants. Intergalactic empires. Wormholes. Animatronic puppets. Join us for a Science Fiction TV Dinner with Farscape, a contemporary science fiction classic from Jim Henson Productions. We’ll be […]

Quantum Leap

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Quantum Leap

Join the Center for Science and the Imagination for our first Science Fiction TV Dinner of 2014 with Quantum Leap, an early 1990s classic that blends science fiction, actual science, and time travel with sharp social and ethical insights. We’ll be screening the episode “The Wrong […]