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Gallifrey One: 28 Years Later has ended
Saturday, February 18 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Third Law

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As proposed by the legendary Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Doctor Who has skirted the line throughout its long history, from its wibbly-wobbly junk science to the literal use of magic itself, but often times still remaining completely plausible. We’ll discuss the use of science, magic and reason in the show, and figure out what’s based in reality, what’s theoretically possible, and what has been made up for the good of the story.

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avatar for Robert Smith?

Robert Smith?

Robert Smith? is a professor of disease modelling at the University of Ottawa. Using mathematics, he studies infectious diseases such as HIV, malaria, human papillomavirus, neglected tropical diseases and zombies. He has published 13 books on academia and pop culture (including "Who's... Read More →

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Clay Dockery

co-founder, Coal Hill A/V Club
Clay is the co-founder of Coal Hill, Inc. a non-profit that creates content and performances for conventions accross the country, he is a co-host of the Coal Hill A/V Club podcast with Stephen Webb and Andy Hicks, and is the co-editor of Why I Geek: An Anthology of Fandom Origin Stories... Read More →
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Joy Piedmont

Co-Producer, Reality Bomb
Joy's a librarian and technology integrator at a Manhattan independent school. She has written for Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch and reviewed YA literature for School Library Journal. In 2018 she became the co-producer of the Doctor Who podcast, Reality Bomb, and along with Rachel... Read More →

Saturday February 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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