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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.

Apr 15, 2021

The first generation of Star Wars fans had their imaginations fired up for space travel and robotics with their favorite movie. In April of 1979, C-3PO and R2-D2 became the stars and teachers in a real-world science book that challenged kids with complex ideas about gravity, lasers, space exploration and the vastness of...


Apr 14, 2021

Every regeneration of the Doctor brings along unique personality traits and stories that fit the strengths of the new character. In 2013, Peter Capaldi (born on April 14, 1958) stepped into Doctor Who and brought along a whole new way to explore the Doctor's empathy toward others. We'll find out what made him so...


Apr 13, 2021

So many 1960s sci-fi properties, so many reboots. When it comes to Lost in Space, we seem determined to not leave the space family Robinson languishing in fandom of the past. The most recent incarnation, and the one that seems to have stuck, got its start on Netflix on April 13, 2018.

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Apr 12, 2021

Astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen boldly pioneered NASA's space shuttle program when they sat aboard the Columbia orbiter on April 12, 1981 - the first launch of a complete (and untested!) reusable spacecraft system. Movie fans may have already been familiar with how it would all work though, as we'll explore...


Apr 9, 2021

Today we celebrate the birthday of Marty Krofft, one half of an enduring and distinctive producing partnership with his brother Sid. The Krofft's filled Saturday morning TV with live-action fantasy and adventure as well as science fiction in just part of their storied careers. Hear all about it in today's Sci-Fi 5!