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Every weekday, your Sci-Fi 5 brings you five minutes of science fiction history. Our panel of hosts present the background stories and details about the creators and context around the stories you love. Brought to you by Roddenberry, the first name in science fiction.

Oct 27, 2021

Walt Disney stepped before the cameras on October 27, 1966 for what would be the last time. It was for a pitch film of a different sort - something to get industry and government behind his idea for the city of tomorrow: EPCOT.

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Oct 26, 2021

One measly dollar doesn't buy very much - unless you happen to be producer Gale Anne Hurd when cutting a deal to let James Cameron direct a movie that would become the iconic "The Terminator," released on this day in 1984. Today's episode tells the rest of the story of our favorite murder robot.

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Oct 25, 2021

It was working for Roger Corman that exposed Gale Anne Hurd to every aspect of filmmaking - an education that would make Hurd one of the most successful producers in the business. Today, Sci-Fi 5 celebrates the birthday of the woman behind some of your favorite genre films.

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Oct 22, 2021

Its publisher claimed it was the first book written by an artificial intelligence.  The truth was a little bit more nuanced than that.  Data's cat poetry, it wasn't.  Learn the strange story of The Policeman's Beard Is Half-Constructed.

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Oct 21, 2021

The British sci-fi/comedy "Red Dwarf" released an episode on this day in 1993 that is remembered as one the series' epic achievements. Find out why "Gunmen of the Apocalypse" was embraced by viewers and critics alike on today's Sci-Fi 5.

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