Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Life Imitating Science Fiction?


Star Trek:  The Motion Picture ends with Captain Willard Decker, as a representative of "the creator", merging with V'Ger, a living machine built around the fictional Voyager 6 probe.  This makes it a little odd that the "Voyager scientist" quoted in a New Scientist article about Voyager 1 is also named Decker.  Don't worry, though; he is Robert Decker.  I have no doubt he is tired of all the jokes.

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