Black Girl Nerds

Chat with Creators of Sci-Fi Show Extant

The CBS sci-fi show Extant, which recently wrapped up its first season.  It inspired a few posts of mine about the constellation Orion, the speed of sound versus the speed of light, and the idea of being weightless. On a personal level, I enjoyed seeing a prime time sci-fi television show with a Black woman as the lead.

I was lucky enough to be invited on the Black Girl Nerds podcast to speak with Extant creator Mickey Fisher and show runner Greg Walker.  We chatted about the show, diversity in sci fi, bloopers on the set, and other shenanigans. Check it out below!

#Cosmos E10: Electric Circus

Before this week's Cosmos, I was featured on the Black Girl Nerds podcast with Danielle Lee.  We talked Cosmos and other science issues - check it out the podcast below as well as the accompanying Storify!


Episode 10 of Fox's Cosmos is titled "The Electric Boy" - and luckily has no tie in Jamie Foxx's Electro from The Amazing Spiderman 2. We see how the first electric motor and generator were created based on the observations and experiments of scientists such as Michael Faraday and Humphry Davys. With the added math of James Maxwell, the world was ready to harness the part of electricity in useful ways. 

Check out some YouTube videos from Fox's channel and the live tweet Storify conversation below!