Our 2024 Celebrity Guests! Updated 7/9/2023
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TAWNY NEWSOME voices the lead character of “Ensign Beckett Mariner” on the Star Trek animated series, Star Trek Lower Decks on Paramount+. She stars in Netflix’s live action series Space Force opposite Steve Carrell and John Malkovich. Tawny also starred in the Kevin Hart & Wesley Snipes limited series True Story for Netflix. Additional credits include IFC’s Brockmore, Sherman’s Showcase and Documentary Now, the Seeso Original Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, BET’s The Comedy Get Down, and NBC’s Perfect Harmony and The Carmichael Show.
Newsome is the co-host of the comedy-meets-culture podcast Yo, Is This Racist? on Sub-Optimal Pods, the independent podcast network she created. She’s also the host of the official Star Trek Podcast, Star Trek: The Pod Directive with friend and co-host Paul F. Tompkins. She’s a musician and singer, and released the DIY indie album Material Flats in 2020 on her homegrown imprint Fine Alpinist Records.
J. LEE is an American actor, writer, and musician known for playing Lt. Commander John LaMarr on the science fiction comedy drama television series The Orville. He is a classically trained pianist who performed at Carnegie Hall at the age of 12. J is a first place winner in the DeBose National Piano Competition, a three-time winner of the Beethoven Young Artist Festival, and a two-time bronze medal winner of the American Music Scholarship Association World Piano Competition. Follow J online through Instagram and Twitter.
CATHAL “CAL” DODD is an Irish-Canadian voice actor and singer. He is best known for his portrayal of the Marvel Comics character Wolverine in X-Men: The Animated Series, the Marvel vs. Capcom series of video games and the upcoming Disney+ animated series X-Men ’97. Cal also provided the voice of the hero/villain Random Virus in the BBC series Ace Lightning and has provided voices for Fraggle Rock, Rescue Heroes and PAW Patrol. Follow Cal online through Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
ERIN MacDONALD is an astrophysicist, aerospace engineer, and science fiction consultant. She currently advises all of the Star Trek universe of series on Paramount+. Erin hosts the YouTube channel, Dr. Erin Explains the Universe, teaches STEM through popular culture, and consults with science fiction creators on projects in all types of media. Follow Erin online through Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
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