Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of July 23

The summer doldrums continue.

On Tuesday Eric McCormack, star of Perception, visits with Conan.  He portrays a neuroscientist on the program (airing on the TNT channel in the U.S.), though his character’s fluctuating mental state gets as much attention as his occupation.

In a rare instance where I willingly include a doctor, one of David Letterman’s Wednesday night guests is Dr. Leonard Girardi, a cardiac surgeon.  I am assuming that Letterman’s own heart history (a quintuple bypass in 2000) will factor into the appearance.

I should also note that the movie Total Recall will premiere in the United States the weekend of August 3rd.  Memory factors into the plot of the film, though I don’t expect the science will get any more attention than it did in the 1990 version with Arnold Schwarzenegger.  That said, stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale will make several late night visits this week.  Farrell and Biel will visit both Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel’s programs on consecutive nights (Tuesday and Wednesday on Leno, Wednesday and Thursday on Kimmel).  Beckinsale will visit with Conan on Wednesday.


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