Conferees exploring the next millennium of space exploration focus on education and imagination

Authors

  • Randy Showstack


Abstract

Actor Robert Picardo's daughter once innocently asked why he drove to work. “Why doesn't a spaceship beam you up?”

Picardo, who portrays a 24th century holographic doctor in the Paramount Pictures television series Star Trek: Voyager, readily acknowledges that the show is far from a documentary. But he said the main role of science fiction is to teach viewers and reader.

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