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Production, Writer
Erin Macdonald is a tattooed astrophysicist and currently lives in Los Angeles working as a writer, producer, and the science advisor for the Star Trek franchise. She is also available for 1AD work.
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Every Morning (Short) - Lead Producer, UPM, 1AD
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - Technical Consultant
Star Trek: Picard - Technical Consultant
Star Trek: Prodigy - Technical Consultant
Star Trek: Lower Decks - Technical Consultant
Star Trek: Discovery (Seasons 3 & 4) - Technical Consultant
Orbital Redux - Technical Consultant

Outstanding Achievement Award for LGBTQ+ Short - Indie Short Fest (Jan 2023)
Third Place (Screenwriting Feature) - The Monthly Film Festival (Jan 2022)
Quarterfinalist - Genre Screenplay Competition (2022)
Quarterfinalist - Diverse Voices (Fall 2021)

Personal Details


Los Angeles

United States

Brian Goldberg - WPA

Work Details

Producer, Executive Producer, UPM, Line Producer, First Assistant Director
Writer, Script Consultant

Erin Macdonald is a tattooed one-woman career panel for an astrophysics degree and currently lives in Los Angeles working as a technical consultant for the Star Trek franchise. She received her PhD at 25 from the University of Glasgow in Scotland doing research with the LIGO Collaboration on general relativity and gravitational waves. After research she moved into public education at museums and colleges before consulting for the federal government (Department of Defense and, what is now, the US Space Force). As a product of "The Scully Effect" Erin then followed her passion into writing and entertainment consulting where she could tell the types of stories that can inspire future generations. She is a recurring writer for the popular YouTube channel Extra Credits, and wrote and narrated the Audible Original The Science of Sci-Fi. Currently living in Los Angeles she works as the science consultant (non-exclusive) for the Star Trek franchise on all five current shows (since 2019).

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