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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 15, 2022

Inspired by a children's sci-fi novel that rails against giving in to conformity, the BBC series The Tripods debuted on this day in 1984, introducing viewers to the mechanical menaces, "capping", and, as today's Sci-Fi 5 recalls, the disappointment of an unresolved cliffhanger.

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Written by Earl Green

Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi

Music by Devin Curry