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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.

Jun 18, 2021

Nick Conrad was a new super hero for prime time, a teacher turned crime-fighter with a bulletproof suit! With a production team pulled from some of TV's most popular shows, "Exo-Man" was sure to be a hit when it premiered on June 18, 1977! Except it wasn't. But if you know your super-hero memes then you know "Exo-Man"...


Jun 17, 2021

You may know the story of the space race between the American and Soviet governments, but did you know about the third competitor? How the Duchy of Grand Fenwick bamboozled money out of the superpowers and beat them to the moon? Today you'll hear the story of "The Mouse on the Moon" which premiered on June 17, 1963.


Jun 16, 2021

Paving the way for women in the space program, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, made her historic trip on Vostok 6 on June 16th, 1963. Find out how the Soviets beat the Americans to diversifying space and why June 16 hold even more distinction in Earth's space history.

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Jun 15, 2021

A child star who made it through a career re-birth and became a favorite of stage and screen, Neil Patrick Harris was born on June 15, 1973. It might be debatable if "Doogie Howser M.D." was science-fiction, but NPH's first big adult role in "Starship Troopers" definitely was. A stop off with "Harold and Kumar" led...


Jun 14, 2021

Video games can be a fun bit of escapist storytelling, and they can also be nightmarishly depressing forays into dystopia. When "The Last of Us" was released on June 14, 2013, it sat firmly in the latter camp. Find out how players reacted to brutally-realistic fight scenes in a fungus-ravaged America on today's Sci-Fi...