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Star trek. I'm working on that : a trek from science fiction to science fact
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Over the past three decades, Star Trek has become a global phenomenon. Its celebration of mankind's technical achievements and positive view of the future have earned it an enduring place in the world's psyche. It has inspired countless viewers to become scientists, inventors, and astronauts. And they, in turn, have wondered if they could make even a little piece of Star Trek real in their own lifetime. As one noted scientist said when he saw a plywood, plaster and plastic set that represented the ship's warp engines, "I'm working on that.
Kirk, and his co-author, Chip Walter, take us on an adventure to discover the people who are working on the future we will all share.
From traveling through space at warp speeds to beaming across the continent, noted scientists from Caltech to Mit explore the realms of what was once considered improbable and show how it just might be possible. Over five decades, Star Trek's celebration of mankind's technical achievements and positive view of the future have earned it an enduring place in our global culture. Its scientific vision has also had a profound effect on the past thirty years of technological breakthroughs. Join William Shatner, the original captain of the Starship Enterprise, as he reveals how Star Trek has influenced and inspired some of our greatest scientific minds -- the people behind the future we will all share.
In interviews with dozens of scientists we learn about the inventions that will revolutionise our lives and the discoveries that will make it truly possible to explore the last great frontier -- space. As one Nobel Laureate commented on being shown a wood and plastic model of the engine core from a Star Trek: The Next Generation starship: "I'm working on that. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Get a Life!
In addition to his role as Captain James T. Kirk, he stars as Denny Crane in the hit television series from David E.
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