As profiled on NPR's All Things Considered, Starship Smackdown returns for another action-packed year of scholarly debate. Who will duke it out for the highly coveted Smackdown title this year? Can the Starship Enterprise defeat the Serenity again? Will the Battlestar Galactica pulverize an Imperial Star Destroyer, and what would happen if Dr. Neil De Grasse Tyson's Starship of the Imagination came face-to-face with-wait for it-Carl Sagan's Starship of the Imagination? Oh, the humanity! Join this panel of sage spaceshipologists as they outwit, outplay, and outphaser each other. Starring Bobak Ferdowski ("Mohawk Guy" and actual spaceship builder), Daren Dochterman (VFX supervisor, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Director's Edition)Kay Reindl (Scream, Millennium), Christian Gossett (The Red Star), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels), Robert Meyer Burnett (ST: TNG Blu-ray, Free Enterprise), Jose Molina (Firefly, Agent Carter) and the Howard Cosell of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, DOA: Dead Or Alive); along with what will inevitably be some very special surprise guests. End your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this, or any other dimension, known or unknown.