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Dr. Erin Macdonald is an astrophysicist, aerospace engineer, and science fiction consultant. She has served as the science adviser for the Star Trek franchise since 2019, and worked in this capacity on the third, fourth, and fifth seasons of Star Trek: Discovery, the second and third seasons of Star Trek: Lower Decks, the second and third seasons of Star Trek: Picard, and the entire Star Trek: Prodigy and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds series.

She also wrote the children's book Star Trek: My First Book of Space released in 2022.

She also voiced her in-universe namesake, the character Doctor Erin Macdonald in the Star Trek: Prodigy first season episode "Supernova, Part 2" and the second season episodes "Temporal Mechanics 101" and "Ouroboros, Part II". The fictional Doctor Erin was also mentioned in LD: "First First Contact". [1]

Aside from Prodigy, she has also voiced the in-universe Doctor ErinErin Macdonald (β) in Star Trek Online.

She appeared in TRR: "Memento Mori" in a segment "The Science of Star Trek with Dr. Erin Macdonald" to explain the science behind brown dwarf stars, gravity wells, escape velocity, gravitational redshift, and black holes as depicted in SNW: "Memento Mori".

She also appeared in TRR: "No Win Scenario" to discuss her role as science advisor as well as the science of gravity wells, nebulas, and unusual life forms as depicted in PIC: "No Win Scenario".

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