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Expanse's Naren Shankar and Stargate's Brad Wright on Amazon, Star Trek, and Science in Sci-Fi

Welcome to a special 30-minute version of Brad Wright’s Conversations in Sci-Fi Episode 5 with special guest Naren Shankar, a writer and producer whose career has taken in everything from Star Trek: The Next Generation to Farscape to his current show The Expanse. For diehard fans, there’s an epic 72-minute extended cut available only to members of The Companion. Also check out the library of Stargate articles, videos and full versions of the podcasts here .

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In the full conversation, The Expanse executive producer talks to Brad about swearing on Syfy, the lack of science in Star Trek, taking his show to Amazon Prime, and the genius of authors Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham. The two veteran showrunners also share war stories from their time together on The Outer Limits creating ray guns out of garden tool extensions, as well as answer your questions on working with puppets on Farscape and Stargate.

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