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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 7, 2022

From minor roles in his native New Zealand to major roles in the Lord Of The Rings Films, the 2009 Star Trek movie, The Boys, and more, raise a glass to birthday boy Karl Urban on today's Sci-Fi 5.

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Jun 6, 2022

A small, easily damaged spacecraft with two very mortal pilots. An uncontrollably tumbling space station. A sci-fi epic? It could be...except that it really happened to the crew of a Soviet-era Soyuz mission launched on this day in 1985. Learn more in today's Sci-Fi 5.

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Jun 3, 2022

Fans already awed by the music in the show itself had their first chance to hear to the music from season one of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica by itself today in 2005 - the birthdate of composer Bear McCreary's loyal listener fan base, on today's Sci-Fi 5.

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Jun 2, 2022

A prolific star of early 20th century literary sci-fi, Lester Del Rey wrote fascinating stories (including, occasionally, rewriting his own backstory). But was it his name that was lent to the equally prolific genre publisher?  Find out in today's Sci-Fi 5.

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Jun 1, 2022

Newly acquired by Warner Brothers, which already owned DC Comics, Atari introduced the Man of Steel to the world of video games in 1979, pushing the boundaries of what its own early game hardware could do.  Learn more in today's Sci-Fi 5.

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