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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.

Sep 28, 2021

Public television took to the stars on September 28, 1980 with the premiere of "Cosmos." It was an attempt to impart complex scientific concepts to a wide audience, and host Carl Sagan used science-fiction as one of his teaching tools.

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Sep 27, 2021

Hear the story of how the time lord got a do-over before he even started. On this day in 1963, cameras rolled for the Doctor Who pilot, but something wasn't right, and that footage wasn't seen again for decades. We have the "Unearthly" story on today's Sci-Fi 5.

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Sep 24, 2021

No toy collection is complete without at least a few of the iconic action figures made by Mego since the 1970s and covering a wide range of pop-culture subjects. The "father of action figures," Marty Abrams, is almost as famous as some of his creations, and today we celebrate his birthday.

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Sep 23, 2021

On this day in 2005, Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica revisited an important plot line from the original series. Hear how "Pegasus" reinvented the Cain character and the dark twists the new story took.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains references to sexual assault.

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Sep 22, 2021

It's a story of corporate intrigue and internal backstabbing. On September 22, Kevin Flynn, a bright, young programmer at ENCOM, had his hard work "annexed" by greedy competitor Ed Dillinger. What happened next was a matter of speculation and technological mystery.

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