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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 14, 2022

It was the show that wasn't supposed to happen, but audiences fell in love with Jamie Sommers on "The Six Million Dollar Man" and demanded more. On this day in 1976, "The Bionic Woman" came back from the dead.

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Jan 13, 2022

The Sarah Connor Chronicles premiered on January 13, 2008 and never quite got the recognition it deserved, leading to an early cancellation. Today we look back at what made the show a worthy entry into the Terminator saga.

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Written by Ashley Thomas

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Jan 12, 2022

An on-the-nose anti-war statement in a sixties episode of Star Trek may have inadvertently spawned a long-running enemy who would take cues from Trelaine in harassing future Starfleet crews.  The origins of The Squire Of Gothos, on today's Sci-Fi 5!

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Jan 11, 2022

With TV sci-fi's sophistication steadily growing, the BBC commissioned a new genre workplace comedy to fill the gap left by an audience favorite.  Find out how an evolving cast kicked into Hyperdrive on today's Sci-Fi 5!

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Written by Earl Green

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Jan 10, 2022

It was a bold new take on the Batman mythos for a younger audience, while still being dark and pulling few of its dramatic punches.  The story of how Batman Beyond came to be, on today's Sci-Fi 5!

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Written by Ryan Myers

Hosted by Earl Green

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