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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.

Mar 31, 2021

The pitch meeting must have been interesting. It's martial arts with "wire-fu" and cutting edge special effects but placed in a virtual world that challenges the audience's very grasp of reality. On this day in 1999, The Matrix broke new artistic ground and changed science-fiction filmmaking for a generation.

Mar 30, 2021

We're celebrating the birthday of one of the world's top voice actors and impressionists today: Maurice LaMarche, born on March 30th, 1958. LaMarche may be best known for his spot-on Orson Welles or his many voices on "Futurama," but his early impression of Christopher Lloyd as Reverend Jim as Commander Kruge from Star...

Mar 29, 2021

When is a TV episode not just another episode? When it's actually a "backdoor" pilot meant to launch a brand new series of its own. Get the inside scoop of the Roddenberry series that never was, "Assignment Earth," with a time-traveler and his companion from Trekspert Larry Nemecek on today's Sci-Fi 5.

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Mar 26, 2021

As a Time Lord, the Doctor has had many regenerations. What was the longest-running science-fiction series already was reborn on March 26, 2005 when "Doctor Who" premiered for a whole new audience. How would the old guard accept this newcomer? Find out in today's Sci-Fi 5.

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Mar 25, 2021

One of the powerful forces behind British science fiction of the 1960s and '70s was Sylvia Anderson, born on March 25, 1967. Hear the story of her contributions, behind the camera and behind the microphone, on today's Sci-Fi 5!

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