Join us for a conversation with Emmy-nominated Brannon Braga, an executive producer on FOX’s re-launch of “COSMOS,” the iconic 1980 television miniseries from Carl Sagan. Most recently he served as executive producer and writer on FOX’s “Terra Nova” along with Steven Spielberg.
Braga was a key creative force in one of the most enduring and well-known science-fiction franchises as a creator, writer and executive producer of more than 300 episodes of the “Star Trek” series. For over 13 years collectively, he worked on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.” His film credits include “Mission: Impossible II,” “Star Trek: Generations” and “Star Trek: First Contact.”
Braga will discuss how he creates narratives about fascinating topics such as thinking about origins, discerning the future, interacting with non-human entities that have attributes of the divine, and communicating beyond the final frontier.
The event is hosted by Lisa Bitel and Lynn Dodd, co-directors of the CRCC IRG annual seminar, with an introduction by Diane Winston, Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. Gavin Scott, former BBC journalist, novelist and screenwriter, will moderate the discussion.
The event is sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Research Group of Center for Religion and Civic Culture and co-sponsored by the USC Office of Religious Life, USC School of Religion, USC Archaeology, USC School of Cinematic Arts, and USC Spectrum.