George Takei will serve as the very first guest on Neil deGrasse Tyson's upcoming late-night program, StarTalk, when it debuts April 20th at 11 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel. The Star Trek legend and the astrophysicist will discuss Trek's long and far-reaching influence, or, as the National Geographic Channel's press release puts it, "Star Trek as an inspiration for the future."

Other guests set to appear during the early weeks of StarTalk, which is an extension of Tyson's popular podcast of the same name, are Charles Bolden, Richard Dawkins, President Jimmy Carter, Chris Hadfield, Ariana Huffington, Biz Stone, Norman Lear and Christopher Nolan. The plan is for Tyson to conduct a one-on-one interview with each week's guest, and then to invite a comedian co-host and influencers in media, science and pop culture to join him in front of a studio audience at the American Museum of Natural History’s Rose Center for Earth and Space in Manhattan to further explore the week's theme.

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