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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.

May 11, 2021

Just another lighthearted science-fiction story - one that ruminates on death, string theory, quantum entanglement and the multiverse. It's "Einstein's God Model" which was released on May 11, 2016 and racked up a few awards along the way for blend of science and metaphysics.

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May 10, 2021

There's a lot more depth to the Hulk than just being the big, strong, scary green guy that he is. Would you imagine a literary background with ties to Mary Shelley and Robert Louis Stevenson? Get to know Stan Lee's inspiration and the many forms The Incredible Hulk took over the years after his debut on May 10, 1962.


May 7, 2021

It was the show that promised exciting space adventures... on a garbage scow. Legendary comic writer Buck Henry dreamed up "Quark," an homage to science-fiction TV, that premiered on May 7, 1977. The Star Trek ties ran deep, but the audience mostly shrugged.

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May 6, 2021

He was an actor, producer, director, writer... and one of the pioneers of science-fiction storytelling in mass media. Orson Welles was born on May 6, 1915, and he left behind a body of work that, to this day, lives in legend.

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May 5, 2021

If you've ever heard the haunting, futuristic theme from Doctor Who, you've probably wondered how it was produced. Meet the creative genius behind those electronic sounds, Delia Derbyshire, who was born on May 5, 1937 and defined a music genre a full decade before the digital synthesizer existed.

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