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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.

Jul 28, 2021

Kevin Costner ignored Steven Spielberg's advice about shooting his film in open water, and that led to cost overruns and a notoriously difficult production. But does Waterworld - released on July 28, 1995 - deserve its reputation as a total disaster?

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Jul 27, 2021

After the movie Stargate was released in 1994, it wasn't long before MGM brought the franchise to TV. Two producers were hired after separate pitches, and Stargate SG-1 premiered on July 27, 1997 on pay-cable network Showtime before jumping to Sci-Fi Channel. Hear the story on today's Sci-Fi 5 and what separated...


Jul 26, 2021

It was the new spin nobody knew they wanted but Disney insisted upon anyway. On July 26, 1979 "Unidentified Flying Oddball" merged Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" with a space-warp traveling android named Hermes. Setting a course for hijinks on today's Sci-Fi 5.

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Jul 23, 2021

A favorite of the Buffy franchise, Charisma Carpenter gained fame as Cordelia on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and in its spinoff "Angel." That's just the tip of the wooden stake though, as we'll learn in today's Sc-Fi 5 celebrating Charisma's birthday - and hosted by friend and co-star Clare Kramer!

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Jul 22, 2021

More than a decade before humans did it for real, tourists in Anaheim, CA could get a taste of what it would be like to launch in a rocket from Earth and land on the moon. Disneyland premiered the "Rocket to the Moon" attraction on July 22, 1955 and gave viewers a scientific (but fantastical) trip to our nearest...