Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of September 18

The first day of autumn is Friday, but you wouldn’t be off to note a change of season from this week’s science and technology guest listings, which marks a notable uptick from the summer.

First, last night’s (Monday’s) edition of The Late Late Show had two guests of note.  Sonequa Martin-Green, who is the lead of Star Trek Discovery and plays a scientist on that show, was a guest, and Professor Robert Winston made a return visit.  Winston conducted some scientific demonstrations on the program.  Martin-Green will also be on Friday’s edition of The Talk.

Since the new season of The Big Bang Theory premieres next week, the cast is making the rounds.  Mayim Bialik, who is a neuroscientist and plays one on the program, visits The Late Late Show on Wednesday.  Jim Parsons, who plays a scientist on the program, will be on with Stephen Colbert Thursday night.

Joining Parsons on Thursday’s Daily Show is Tatiana Maslany, fresh off her turn as several distinct clone characters on Orphan Black.  She’s promoting her latest film, but it wouldn’t surprise me is Stephen Colbert asked about her most notable role(s) to date.

The Daily Show came to play this week as well.  Ellen Pao, a Silicon Valley tech investor, will be on Wednesday night, and Bill Gates is Thursday’s guest.

Topping the week on Friday will be an appearance by Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Harry.

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