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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.

Aug 19, 2021

In 1947, Gene Roddenberry was the co-pilot aboard a Pan Am plane that crashed in the Syrian desert. His heroism saved lives, and it also changed his career trajectory forever. Celebrate the centennial of Gene's birth with our audio adaptation of that story, "it's going to be okay."

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Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi

Audio production by Earl Green

Adapted from The Oatmeal by Matthew Inman

Music by Jahzzar CC-BY-SA

Voice of Gene Roddenberry performed by Daren Dochterman