How 'Star Trek' Launched This Scientist Into Planetary Exploration

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 11:36am
Updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 4:05pm

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Dave Williams

Sept. 8 marks the 55th anniversary of "Star Trek," one of the most influential entertainment franchises in pop culture history.

To celebrate, The Show spoke with a true Trekkie — Arizona State University planetary geologist Dave Williams.

He grew up with "Star Trek" and turned his passion for it into his life’s work. 

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