Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of March 7

Before diving into this week’s listings, I’ll note that three late night hosts – Chris Hardwick, Stephen Colbert, and Neil deGrasse Tyson (yes, StarTalk counts) had brief video messages during the MythBusters Reunion episode that aired this weekend.  Presumably the reunion will air with the final episode(s) in other countries, but you’ll need to check your local Discovery network to be sure.  In the U.S., the show will air in repeats on the Science Channel for the foreseeable future.  And if you missed the last two new MythBusters episodes, they will air on that channel as part of a mini-marathon on Wednesday.

In this week’s repeats, you can catch Lucy Liu’s January appearance with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday.  Liu plays Doctor Joan Watson on Elementary.  Mayim Bialik’s appearance with Carson Daly earlier this month will repeat on Tuesday.  She plays a neuroscientist on The Big Bang Theory.

In new guests this week, Steve Wozniak is on with Conan O’Brien tonight (Monday).  He appears to be there to promote the Silicon Valley Comic Con, a new event which is apparently going to integrate technology and pop culture more than other similar events across the country.  The Talk will have a visit from its technology correspondent, Chi-Lan Lieu, on Wednesday.

Finally, astronaut Scott Kelly featured in the news last week, and in at least two late night programs.  He was mentioned on @midnight on March 2, and Stephen Colbert noted his return on March 3 on The Late Show.  On March 2 The Nightly Show continued its coverage of the water crisis in Flint, including a protest song.  On March 3 The Daily Show covered the story of why the Centers for Disease Control is restricted from researching gun violence.


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