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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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United States

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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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@roddenberry

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English

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Episodes

Blade TV series - June 28, 2006

6/28/2022
Blade was successful enough to launch theatrical sequels but didn't fare quite as well on TV. You missed its entire three month run starting on this day in 2006? Find out what critics and audiences said on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Kim Horcher Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:04:59

WALL-E - June 27, 2008

6/27/2022
Whether you thought it was overmerchandised or underappreciated, Pixar's WALL-E premiered on this day in 2008, and today's Sci-Fi 5 looks back at its high-concept genre elements and, to coin a phrase, its morals, messages, and meanings. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Shane Vaughn Hosted by Roberto Lewis Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:04:59

Spaceballs - June 24, 1987

6/24/2022
Mel Brooks' epic sci-fi parody became one of his biggest hits despite the critics. Released on this day in 1987, "Spaceballs" got George Lucas' cooperation in every way but one. Find out what that is on today's Sci-Fi 5! Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ryan Myers Hosted by Kim Horcher Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:04:59

Adam Adamant Lives! - June 23, 1966

6/23/2022
He was a dashing gentleman spy who found himself awakened in a world that had passed him by. It's not Austin Powers but rather the short-lived series that inspired Mike Myers. Find out how complaints to the BBC led to "Adam Adamant Lives!" Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Shane Vaughn Hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:04:58

Thomas Dolby's Floating City - June 22, 2011

6/22/2022
It was a bold experiment in promoting a new album: an interactive, global online game that sparked its players' imaginations so much, it had to change to keep up with how they played it. Find The Map Of The Floating City on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Brian Clayton Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Mariette Hartley - June 21, 1940

6/21/2022
Whether you know her as the woman who married the Hulk, Zarabeth, or any of a number of other memorable genre (and mainstream) roles, today's Sci-Fi 5 celebrates the life and career of Mariette Hartley. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hosted by Roberto Lewis Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:04:59

Doctor Who: The New Adventures - June 20, 1991

6/20/2022
Doctor Who was dead on TV - long live Doctor Who in prose! On today's Sci-Fi 5, over a decade before the Doctor's TV revival, the beginning of the franchise's more modern storytelling may have happened with the New Adventures novels. 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:00:04:59

Superman III - June 17, 1983

6/17/2022
Today's Sci-Fi 5 returns to the Superman franchise with a reminder that not every 20th century Superman film landed with audiences either...but still had their redeeming qualities, as we discover with Superman III. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Roberto Lewis Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

John Cho - June 16, 1972

6/16/2022
Fans of the most recent trilogy of Star Trek movies know him as Mr. Sulu from an alternate timeline, but John Cho's life and career are much wider than that. We look back as today's Sci-Fi 5 celebrates his birthday. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Shane Vaughn Hosted by Kim Horcher Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Battle For The Planet Of The Apes - June 15, 1973

6/15/2022
As it wrapped up the original five-film cycle that initiated the Planet Of The Apes franchise, today's Sci-Fi 5 may prove that one of Battle For The Planet Of The Ape's biggest surprises may have been who was underneath some of the ape makeup. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Shane Vaughn Hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Man Of Steel - June 14, 2013

6/14/2022
This century's first attempt to reboot Superman as a film series flipped the script on some of the expectations of longtime fans of the character, but also launched the modern DC Comics film franchise. The story of Man Of Steel, on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Johnny Kolasinski Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:04:58

Logan's Sanctuary - June 13, 2000

6/13/2022
It was sold as a soundtrack to a Logan's Run sequel, though no one ever got around to making the movie. Find out which power pop practitioners created the music and the story behind "Logan's Sanctuary" on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by David Sohl Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:04:59

This Island Earth - June 10, 1955

6/10/2022
A war between two alien races, a group of unknowing human scientists, and a notorious monster to boot. Join us as we explore the construction, last-minute changes, and the eventual downfall of 1955's This Island Earth on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Tom Kozak Hosted by Kim Horcher Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:04:59

Michael J. Fox - June 9, 1961

6/9/2022
He's an actor and activist with a beloved role in one of the most popular time-travel movie franchises in history. Whether you know him best as Marty McFly or tireless crusader for those with Parkinson's Disease, today's Sci-Fi 5 celebrates Michael J. Fox. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:05:00

Prometheus - June 8, 2012

6/8/2022
It's a prequel, it's a sequel, wait... it's neither? Ridley Scott's Prometheus gave audiences a wider glimpse of the Alien franchise's lore. What behind-the-scenes changes led to the eventual creation of this 2012 film? Find out on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ryan Myers Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:04:59

Blade: The Series - June 28, 2006

6/7/2022
Blade was a big enough hit to spawn theatrical sequels, but if you blinked at the right moment you may have missed the TV series it inspired, running for a full three months, starting on this day in 2006. Hear what audiences and critics thought on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Kim Horcher Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:04:59

Karl Urban - June 7, 1972

6/7/2022
From minor roles in his native New Zealand to major roles in the Lord Of The Rings Films, the 2009 Star Trek movie, The Boys, and more, raise a glass to birthday boy Karl Urban on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:04:59

The Mission to Save Salyut 7 - June 6, 1985

6/6/2022
A small, easily damaged spacecraft with two very mortal pilots. An uncontrollably tumbling space station. A sci-fi epic? It could be...except that it really happened to the crew of a Soviet-era Soyuz mission launched on this day in 1985. Learn more in today's Sci-Fi 5. 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

Battlestar Galactica Season 1 Soundtrack - June 3, 2005

6/3/2022
Fans already awed by the music in the show itself had their first chance to hear to the music from season one of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica by itself today in 2005 - the birthdate of composer Bear McCreary's loyal listener fan base, 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

Lester Del Rey - June 2, 1915

6/2/2022
A prolific star of early 20th century literary sci-fi, Lester Del Rey wrote fascinating stories (including, occasionally, rewriting his own backstory). But was it his name that was lent to the equally prolific genre publisher? Find out in today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Brian Clayton Hosted by Roberto Lewis Music by Devin Curry

Duration:00:04:58