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Your daily Sci-Fi 5 is five minutes of science fiction history. Presented by a panel of hosts who share some of the least-known details about some of the best-known stories in popular culture. Brought to you by Roddenberry, the first name in science fiction.

Your daily Sci-Fi 5 is five minutes of science fiction history. Presented by a panel of hosts who share some of the least-known details about some of the best-known stories in popular culture. Brought to you by Roddenberry, the first name in science fiction.

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Your daily Sci-Fi 5 is five minutes of science fiction history. Presented by a panel of hosts who share some of the least-known details about some of the best-known stories in popular culture. Brought to you by Roddenberry, the first name in science fiction.

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Episodes

The Last of Us - June 14, 2013

6/14/2021
Video games can be a fun bit of escapist storytelling, and they can also be nightmarishly depressing forays into dystopia. When "The Last of Us" was released on June 14, 2013, it sat firmly in the latter camp. Find out how players reacted to brutally-realistic fight scenes in a fungus-ravaged America on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written and hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - June 11, 1982

6/11/2021
How did a horror film about alien goblins terrorizing a farm turn into one of the most beloved family-friendly science-fiction films of all time? We'll dig into the story behind E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial which premiered on June 11, 1982. Follow the story (along with Mars candies biggest mistake) in today's podcast. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Johnny Kolasinski Hosted by Ryan Myers

Duration:00:05:00

Super 8 - June 10, 2011

6/10/2021
Director J.J. Abrams grew up with many of the same influences as other genre fiction fans. They all came together for his film "Super 8" which was released on June 10, 2011, bringing together elements of horror and science fiction. It wasn't just Abrams' love letter to Steven Spielberg either; the legendary producer/director himself was there to help along the way. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin...

Duration:00:05:00

The Cat from Outer Space - June 9, 1978

6/9/2021
It's one of those feel-good family sci-fi films about an alien's special bond with a human and their dramatic escape on a flying bike. Nope, not that one. Amid Disney's long string of live-action comedies released in the 1970s, "The Cat From Outer Space" made its debut on June 9, 1978 and made kids wonder if their own cat could really talk if they just had the right collar. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by John Champion Hosted by Earl Green Music...

Duration:00:05:00

George Orwell's 1984 - June 8, 1949

6/8/2021
Readers met Winston Smith and the dystopian future where he resides on June 8, 1949 when George Orwell's "1984" was first published. The novel's contents and political commentary have been the subject of study and debate ever since, but what, really, is the story trying to say? Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Perversions of Science - June 7, 1997

6/7/2021
With the success of "Tales from the Crypt," HBO wanted a science-fiction anthology series that could capture the same audience and push the boundaries of pay-cable. They lined up talent like William Shatner, Ron Perlman, Kevin Pollak, Tobe Hooper and more. When "Perversions of Science" premiered on June 7, 1997, audiences didn't exactly deliver the kind of hit numbers they had with "...Crypt." We'll re-examine the only 10 episodes that ever made it. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of...

Duration:00:05:00

Splice - June 4, 2010

6/4/2021
If your idea of a good time is to be simultaneously intrigued and disgusted, you might want to give a look at Vincenzo Natali's film "Splice" which premiered on June 4, 2010. Taking some cues from Cronenberg-style body horror, "Splice" creeped out audiences while also slipping in some interesting questions about bioethics and science run amok. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi

Duration:00:05:00

Turnabout Intruder - June 3, 1969

6/3/2021
It was an important moment in TV history that met with little fanfare. On June 3, 1969, the final episode of Star Trek aired in its first broadcast run. NBC seemed ready to be done with the series, and years of retrospect have put the episode's content under the microscope. We'll reconsider "Turnabout Intruder" on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written and hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Zachary Quinto - June 2, 1977

6/2/2021
There's a lot more to Zachary Quinto than playing Spock. His TV career has taken him from comedies and kids' shows to his breakout role as Sylar on "Heroes," and on top of it all, he has become a activist voice in LGBTQ causes. Happy birthday to Zachary Quinto, born on June 2, 1977. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Under the Mountain - June 1, 1981

6/1/2021
New Zealand's lush landscapes have been favorite inspirations for fantasy writers and filmmakers for years. The popular 1979 novel "Under the Mountain" put New Zealand's natural features at the center of the story, playing themselves for once, and then became a TV show that premiered on this day in 1981. Even after a 2009 movie was overlooked by most audiences, the stories have endured for a new audience. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written and hosted by...

Duration:00:05:00

After Earth - May 31, 2013

5/31/2021
Even someone as bankable as Will Smith is bound to have a dud at some point. When After Earth premiered on May 31, 2013, its writer/star/producer had high hopes for a sci-fi franchise that would launch a whole world of new stories, tie-ins and even a NASA partnership. Find out what went wrong and why Smith dubbed it "the most painful failure" of his career. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Kung Fury - May 28, 2015

5/28/2021
Put on your Power Glove because Kung Fury has everything: ninjas, David Hasselhoff, a dinosaur cop, Hitler, vikings, a killer arcade game, and did we mention David Hasselhoff? The short film premiered on May 28th, 2015, but we'll hack into the past and future of this internet phenomenon short-film to find out the rest of the story. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ryan Myers Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Paul Bettany - May 27, 1971

5/27/2021
From busker to Shakespeare, from Chaucer to... a robot? Meet Paul Bettany, born on May 27th, 1971. He caught Jon Favreau's eye who immediately thought of Bettany as the "personality-less" J.A.R.V.I.S. for the Iron Man films, and when it was time for another phase of the MCU, Bettany was the right choice to bring "Vision" to life. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Johnny Kolasinski Hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Dracula - May 26, 1897

5/26/2021
The fictional and factual origins of Bram Stoker's Dracula are today's subject, celebrating the 124th anniversary of the book's first publication on May 26th, 1897. Not exactly a hit at the time, find out the great lengths Stoker went to while developing the details for a character who would become a pop-culture staple. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Vic Savage Hosted by Alexandra August Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Alien - May 25, 1979

5/25/2021
Ridley Scott's "Alien" got a spectacular Hollywood premiere on May 25, 1979 at the famous Egyptian Theatre. With props and set pieces and a full-sized space jockey, audiences were treated to an immersive world of the Nostromo and her crew. One errant cigarette lighter later, and the whole thing became a lesson in why we can't have nice things. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Tom Kozak Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Robert Holmes - May 24, 1986

5/24/2021
Robert Holmes died on May 24, 1986 and remains so to this day. That caused quite a bit of concern for the BBC and producers of Doctor Who in its troubled 23rd season when Holmes' unfinished script was to be the basis of an epic story to save the struggling series. Find out what happened next and about Holmes' enduring legacy on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written and hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Ray Bradbury Theater - May 21, 1985

5/21/2021
In those competitive pay-cable days of the 1980s, HBO commissioned a prestige series by renown author Ray Bradbury. The anthology, each episode adapted by Bradbury himself from his stories, didn't grab new subscribers, but it found enough of an audience to merit a second life. Hear the story on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Tron Uprising - May 20, 2012

5/20/2021
On May 20, 2012, Disney XD premiered a ground-breaking animated series that further explored the world of the classic TRON series. Then, unceremoniously, Disney dumped it after one season. Hear the full story as read by our special guest host John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox, Star Trek: Enterprise)! Support the Hollywood Food Coalition - hofoco.org Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history Written by Ryan Myers Hosted by John Billingsley Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Peter Mayhew - May 19, 1944

5/19/2021
He was an unassuming hospital orderly who caught the eye of casting directors because of the size of his feet. Meet the man who defined the role of Chewbacca for millions of Star Wars fans and left behind a lifetime of charity work through his foundation. Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Support the Mayhew Foundation Written by Johnny Kolasinski Hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Krull: The Arcade Game - May 18, 1983

5/18/2021
Just like other popular arcade tie-ins to movie blockbusters, Krull made the jump from big screen to quarter-fed computer game. While the movie may have ended up more as a cult classic than some of its contemporaries, the ambitious game performed quite well for arcade owners and its fans upon its release on May 18, 1983. Get the whole story on today's show! Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Vic Sage Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00