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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 24, 2022

Mel Brooks' epic sci-fi parody became one of his biggest hits despite the critics. Released on this day in 1987, "Spaceballs" got George Lucas' cooperation in every way but one. Find out what that is on today's Sci-Fi 5!

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Written by Ryan Myers 

Hosted by Kim...


Jun 23, 2022

He was a dashing gentleman spy who found himself awakened in a world that had passed him by. It's not Austin Powers but rather the short-lived series that inspired Mike Myers. Find out how complaints to the BBC led to "Adam Adamant Lives!" 

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Written by Shane...


Jun 22, 2022

It was a bold experiment in promoting a new album: an interactive, global online game that sparked its players' imaginations so much, it had to change to keep up with how they played it.  Find The Map Of The Floating City on today's Sci-Fi 5.

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Jun 21, 2022

Whether you know her as the woman who married the Hulk, Zarabeth, or any of a number of other memorable genre (and mainstream) roles, today's Sci-Fi 5 celebrates the life and career of Mariette Hartley.

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Written by Earl Green

Hosted by Roberto Lewis

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Jun 20, 2022

Doctor Who was dead on TV - long live Doctor Who in prose!  On today's Sci-Fi 5, over a decade before the Doctor's TV revival, the beginning of the franchise's more modern storytelling may have happened with the New Adventures novels.

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Written by Earl...