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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.

Jan 15, 2021

The highly-anticipated premiere of The Martian Chronicles TV miniseries was nearly torpedoed by none other than the book's author himself, Ray Bradbury. Find out how NBC saved face and how audiences received the star-studded tale when it finally aired starting January 15, 1980.

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Jan 14, 2021

Sure, the 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards boasted an all-star lineup and heaped its praise on Star Wars. You may remember the show for a different reason though - the show-stopping rendition of Elton John's "Rocket Man" as performed by William Shatner.

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Jan 13, 2021

In a year full of underwater horror movies, one of them had to be first. Find out how DeepStar Six won the race, if not the box office or critical approval. 

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Jan 12, 2021

Holy anniversary! Today was the day Batman made the jump from comic book and serial to an iconic TV series starring Adam West. The 1966 version of the caped crusader still resonates today with Bat-fans everywhere.

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Jan 11, 2021

Living in a surveillance-state dystopia may sound like a bad idea, but at least everyone gets a smart uniform and some privacy once per week for some intimacy. Dieter Laser (Lexx) stars as "D-503" and could be the one who snaps his world out of oppression. Or not.

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