This week's episode features Astrophysicist and Science Consultant for the Star Trek Universe Dr. Erin Macdonald. She joins Brandon and Robbie in Ten Forward for a discussion on the real-life physics behind warp speed, the science of ship-to-ship combat and shielding, and why some ships have holes in their hulls. An expanded chat with Dr. Macdonald is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Also, your Community Q submissions are shared, this week's question is announced, and the latest All Hands on Deck Drill has two fan-favorite ships go head-to-head. Don't forget, hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.