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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.

Jul 15, 2021

Netflix premiered a new show on July 15, 2016 that was a pastiche of science-fiction, horror and nostalgia. It quickly became a hit, and audiences embraced "Stranger Things" for its strong original storytelling and clever nods to '80s pop-culture. Find out how getting rejected for one project led creators Matt and Ross Duffer to their breakout show.

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Written by Ashley Thomas

Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi

Music by Devin Curry