Announcement Time: NASA’s Unexplained Files


Big announcement time, everyone. Since last October, I’ve been sitting on some great news that killed me not to be able to share. But with the blackout lifted, I can finally come clean. Beginning this season, I’m going to be a recurring contributor for the hit Science Channel show, NASA’s Unexplained Files.

My segments were filmed last October right here in Milwaukee when the director and camera crew swung by for an extended interview. Since then, it’s been in editing and post-production. That work is now finished, and the sixth season’s first episode premiers tonight, April 11th, at 10pm EST on Science Channel. My first appearance won’t be until the third episode on April 25th, but tune in anyway to meet the other contributors. They’re a heady mix of physicists, astronauts, and astronomers. The show is legitimately good entertainment that stays grounded in real science, unlike an alliterative alien program I could mention.

I’ll be sending out alerts for each episode I’m appearing in this season, and I plan on blogging about each segment, going deeper into the background of each subject and the research I did preparing to talk about it, so if you haven’t done so yet, make sure to subscribe to my email list at the top of the page.

It’s going to be fun, see you on the small screen soon.

Comments (13 Responses )

  1. Dominic - 04/11/2019 - 10:42 pm #

    Fantastic. What an amazing honor. Will have to look into that show.

    • Patrick S. Tomlinson - 04/11/2019 - 11:17 pm #

      Thank you. It was actually a lot of fun. I learned quite a bit in the preparation phase, and the interview itself was very free-flowing and creative. The producers have already expressed interest in having me back for future seasons as well.

  2. Lynne Wardrop - 04/11/2019 - 11:21 pm #

    Awesome, Congrats. That show is always on our DVR list.

    • Patrick S. Tomlinson - 04/12/2019 - 3:13 am #

      Well now there’ll be a familiar face waiting for you.

  3. Karen Howard - 04/12/2019 - 12:55 am #

    Great news! Congrats! Looking forward to watching and hearing your commentary. Too bad you don’t have replacement for Twitter column.

    • Patrick S. Tomlinson - 04/12/2019 - 3:12 am #

      Find me on Instagram @pstomlinson.

  4. Nigel Igga - 04/13/2019 - 1:52 am #

    Can’t wait, my man. My ribs have been hurting something fierce, need your humor to take the edge off today.

  5. Thomas Apostle - 04/21/2019 - 3:27 am #

    [Moderator edit] Congratulations Patrick! So nice to see that Science Channel is giving an accomplished sci-fi author a chance to tell expanded stories alongside astronauts and astrophysicists. Sorry my subreddit has been such mouth-breathing douchetrons for literally no reason. Maybe I’ll tune in and learn something.

    • Patrick S. Tomlinson - 04/21/2019 - 5:35 am #

      Maybe so.

  6. Nancy Zacher - 04/28/2019 - 1:04 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS, can’t wait to watch it.

    • Patrick S. Tomlinson - 04/28/2019 - 2:22 am #

      Thanks Nancy!

  7. Big Jeans - 05/11/2019 - 11:50 pm #

    More of a netflix guy but i’ll check it out. keep on keepin on, brother.

  8. Jon Davis - 05/12/2019 - 6:26 am #

    Hey! Congratulations! It’s good to see things are going well.
    (Also, nice to see you’re still around.)