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Your daily Sci-Fi 5 is five minutes of science fiction history. Presented by a panel of hosts who share some of the least-known details about some of the best-known stories in popular culture. Brought to you by Roddenberry, the first name in science fiction.
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From unlikely beginnings - a character created to introduce music videos to UK audiences - sprang a trailblazing, underappreciated #cyberpunk chapter in American genre TV.  Sci-Fi 5 reloads Max Headroom into your memory. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Shane Vaughn Hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry
It started as an indie comic with a cult audience, but on this day in 1995 a movie version tried to introduce a whole new audience to #TankGirl. Sci-Fi 5 fills you in on the character's origins and some spicy could-have-been casting. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry
You may know him best from the music of Blade Runner or Cosmos, but as Sci-Fi 5 celebrates composer and musician Vangelis on his birthday, there's so much more to his career than that. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Brian Clayton Hosted by Kim Horcher Music by Devin Curry
Sometimes, showrunners trying to broaden a show's palette of characters and storylines...don't quite stick the landing. Sci-Fi 5 examines the curious case of two survivors who didn't fascinate the otherwise obsessive fans of Lost. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin Curry
You may know him from non-genre hits such as The Rookie and Castle, but chances are good that you still know Nathan Fillion best as Captain Mal Reynolds from Firefly. Sci-Fi 5 aims to misbehave and wish him a happy birthday. Learn more about Nathan's charity: Kids Need To Read Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Shane Vaughn Hosted by Roberto Lewis Music by Devin Curry
The king of the ape world made his big-screen debut today in 1933, and Sci-Fi 5 scales the whole tall tower of trivia behind what made King Kong such a groundbreaking cinematic spectacle. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Matthew Comegys Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin Curry
Even if you haven't sought out the films he wrote and directed, you have seen movies - many of them in the sci-fi category - heavily influenced by legendary director Akira Kurosawa. Sci-Fi 5 charts his influence on cinematic history. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ryan Myers Hosted by Kim Horcher Music by Devin Curry
It was the last episode of the series, but it wasn't the last episode viewers saw. It was meant to lead into a second season, but the show was cancelled. Sci-Fi 5 tries to unravel tha tangle of trivia surrounding the original V finale. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hosted by Roberto Lewis Music by Devin Curry
Early American TV sci-fi was wild.  Magical TVs, puppets, a teleporting comic relief robot - anything goes!  Today's Sci-Fi 5 infuses you with super jelly bean power and tells you all about Johnny Jupiter. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Mike Richards Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry
With four years of storylines and mysteries to wrap up, was the Battlestar Galactica series finale going to satisfy everyone? Sci-Fi 5 runs down the pros and cons of one of sci-fi's most controversial endings. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla made its American debut today in 1977 - with an altered title intended to cash in on an American TV favorite. Sci-Fi 5 revisits the arrival of Godzilla's mechanical nemesis. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Vic Sage Hosted by Kim Horcher Music by Devin Curry
It was meant to propel a reliable star under studio contract to movie stardom, and was meant to absolutely not resemble any other contemporary genre films in any way. Really. Sci-Fi 5 puts out the plank for 1984's The Ice Pirates. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Shane Vaughn Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry
How close should a movie be to the book that inspired it?  And can any movie even get close to a mind-bending classic like Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Slaughterhouse-Five?  Sci-Fi 5 gives the 1972 movie adaptation a fresh look. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin Curry
With diminishing returns in his big screen sequels, it was only natural that RoboCop would start patrolling the small screen. Sci-Fi 5 tries to find out if RoboCop: The Series did the character... well... justice. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ryan Myers Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry
It was a deceptively quiet beginning to one of modern sci-fi's most picked-over endings.  Revisit part one of Battlestar Galactica's series finale, Daybreak - so say we all, and so says today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry
With a renowned special effects artist as its director, a potential human breakout star and three almost-certain robot breakout stars, Sci-Fi 5 rejoices in the distant sunlight of the cult classic movie, Silent Running. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ryan Myers Hosted by Kim Horcher Music by Devin Curry
Sci-Fi 5 halts the flow of time - for just a few minutes, at any rate - to fill you in on just a few of the strange stories behind the making of the legendary sci-fi film Star Crash. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Roberto Lewis Music by Devin Curry
Genesis of the Daleks is one of the most beloved chapters of #DoctorWho history. Sci-Fi 5 examines the origins of the Daleks' origin story and its extremely pivotal place in the lore of Doctor Who - old or new. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin Curry
Probe - March 7. 1988

Probe - March 7. 1988

2023-03-0705:01

It was a new sci-fi show that boasted, as one of its co-creators, one of literary sci-fi's all-time heavy hitters.  Sci-Fi 5 asks, with those kind of credentials, what happened to the 1988 series Probe? Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry
The Mass Effect video game franchise has indeed had a massive effect on modern gaming. Today's Sci-Fi 5 recounts how the release of Mass Effect 3 was greeted by controversies of both the real and manufactured varieties. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ryan Myers Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry
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