I wrote the following post for the National Media Museum‘s blog. You can access the full article using the link below.
This week marks the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, a science fiction extravaganza which is full of fantastic technologies and science way beyond our abilities today. I was invited over to the Sky News studios in west London to talk about whether science has inspired the Star Trek TV programmes and films, and indeed whether Star Trek has inspired science.
We spoke about how strange the world of Star Trek must have appeared to audiences when it was first released in the mid sixties. Trying to put myself in their shoes reminded me that in the 1960s, atomic energy had been realised, many businesses had computers, and the first steps toward the Internet were being taken in the form of a network called ARPANET.
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