Kevin Grazier

Kevin Grazier

Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D. served as the Science Advisor for several television series and movies, including SyFy Channel series "Defiance," the TNT series "Falling Skies," and the film "Gravity." He performed the same role for four seasons on the Peabody Award winning "Battlestar Galactica", as well "Eureka", "Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome", "The Event," and "The Zula Patrol". He also produced the award-winning short "D.N.E.: Do Not Erase."

Grazier co-authored the book The "Science of Battlestar Galactica", and was an editor and contributing author for the American Chemical Society anthology "Hollywood Chemistry: When Science Met Entertainment," as well as for previous anthologies "The Science of Dune", "The Science of Michael Crichton," and "Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips, and Mad Scientists."

He teaches classes in basic astronomy, planetary science, cosmology, the search for extraterrestrial life, and the science of science fiction at UCLA, Santa Monica College, and College of the Canyons. He has appeared on several episodes of History Channel's "The Universe," Science Channel's "Alien Encounters," and National Geographic's "Naked Science". Previously he was a research scientist and science planning engineer for 15 years at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on the Cassini/Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan.