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The Telescope: Geek Culture & Faith

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Dec 11, 2018

Here's another episode about time travel! It's a matchup between the frozen future of Arrival and the fluid future of Terminator Salvation. Is freewill genuine or illusionary? Matt also shares his thoughts and speculations on Aqua-man and Captain Marvel. 

A satellite screw-up reaffirms Einstein's theory of gravity: 


Nov 12, 2018

Matt talks about ridiculous "as-seen-on T.V." inventions, the amazing inventions that Jules Vern foresaw, and of course, Ant-man and the Wasp. How do the revelations and characters from this installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe play into the currently untitled Avengers 4 film? No-one knows! It's still fun...


Sep 11, 2018

Matt begins this two part trilogy by discussing the philosophical implications of the Babel Fish. Don't panic! This trilogy in two parts has a heart of gold, two heads, and three arms. 

Babel Fish: http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Babel_Fish

Chicago Tribune Story: 


Aug 22, 2018

Matt opens with some trivia about Sir Christopher Lee, who was the narrator of Children of Hurin and a devout Tolkien fan. The science segment discusses an article from science news.org that details what it would take to naturally produce dragon fire. The article was inspired by a tweet by Elon Musk that said...


Aug 7, 2018

The announcement that Patrick Steward will reprise his role as the beloved Captain Jean Luc Picard in an upcoming new Star Trek series has electrified Trekkies around the world. Details about the new show are sparse, but it's still fun to dream about where this new show might boldly go. 

Picard Announcement