Episode 420: An Embarrassment of Richards

This episode contains: All three of us come together on a Monday morning to mostly talk about DART and Andor. Devon tried to burn down his backyard while Steven’s wife came home from a work trip with Covid. Ben has gotten his fourth Covid vaccination.

This Week in Space: NASA is hitting an asteroid with a space ship. NASA’s DART mission hits asteroid in first-ever planetary defense test. After 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration — successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space.




Steven also notes the new images of Neptune taking by the James Webb Telescope.


Science Fiction: We discuss the new Disney Plus Star Wars TV Show: Andor. It’s really good. Steven thinks Devon needs to give it a watch. We also talk about the other Star franchise with Lower Decks. We talk about how the conspiracy theorists on Lower Decks reference one of the most gruesome episodes of TNG:


We end with Steven’s review of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.