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Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Uris Hall Auditorium, Room G01
Join us for a special evening with science fiction screenwriter Morgan Gendel, winner of the Hugo Award forStar Trek: The Next Generationfan-favorite episode The Inner Light.
The Inner Lightplaces USS Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard in an alternate life for what seems to him like 50 years. It was ranked by science fiction website io9.com as the #8 best episode from among all 725 hours of variousTrekseries. The tale of Picard’s road not taken, into a life of hearth and home, has resonated with fans for more than a quarter of a century. The episode first aired on June 1, 1992.
The screening ofThe Inner Lightbegins at 7:00 p.m. and following the screening, Mr. Gendel will discuss his inspiration for the episode and will tell all about his behind-the-scenes’ experiences in theStar Trekworld. A Q&A session will follow the talk, after which he will autograph a limited number of copies of the original writer’s draft of the Inner Light teleplay on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mr. Gendelis a former journalist and network executive who over the last 25 years has written or produced more than 200 episodes of television, includingStar Trek: The Next Generation, Law & Order, TheDresden Files and most recently, The 100.His novel Planet 6 will soon be published. His talk at Cornell coincides with the start of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning class (MAE 4900) inspired by his collaboration with Prof. Mason Peck of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering on variable-stiffness habitats