Unfortunately, the first post-Olympics week has not resulted in an increase of science and technology related guests. Sure, Johnny Galecki, who plays a scientist on The Big Bang Theory, was on with James Corden Monday night (26). But its not hard to find a talk show with a guest from that show. In fact, Galecki did double duty on Monday, also appearing on The Talk (both talk shows are CBS properties, as is The Big Bang Theory).
As is often the case, there were proper science and technology guests on the February 25th edition of StarTalk. The episode focused on long-term missions in space, and host Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with astronaut and engineer Scott Kelly was the focus of the episode. Astronaut and test pilot Terry Virts joined Tyson in studio with co-host Chuck Nice.
There was a repeat of note this week. Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays one of the scientists on Star Trek: Discovery, was on with Carson Daly in early February. The show reran that interview on Thursday night (March 1).
The next episode of StarTalk is Sunday, features an interview with Stephen Hawking, and is the last one of the current season. There is no word yet on a fifth season, but the announcement for the current season wasn’t made until after the third season had ended. Stay tuned?