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Superman's crusade for truth, justice, and a better tomorrow took to the airwaves as the Man of Steel battled an enemy with its roots in the headlines rather than fantasy. Today's Sci-Fi 5 rewinds to an era when superheroes were heard and not seen. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Vic Sage Hosted by Roberto Lewis Music by Devin Curry
Alien3 - May 19, 1992

Alien3 - May 19, 1992

2022-05-1905:01

On today's Sci-Fi 5, the third movie in the Alien saga has sparked debate in the years since its release...but how did the story radically change between the earliest scripts and when the movie premiered on this day in 1992? Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ryan Myers Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin Curry
Today's Sci-Fi 5 offers you just a peek into the expansive career of fantasy and sci-fi novelist Diane Duane, including her Star Trek credits both in print and on screen. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry
It was a momentous day in Star Wars movie history, with the release of Episode II.  That also means this is the anniversary of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog expertly trolling a line of fans waiting at the theater, on today's Sci-Fi 5! Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hosted by Kim Horcher Music by Devin Curry
Classic Batfans know her as TV's Batgirl, while Star Trek fans know her as Marta - but today's Sci-Fi 5 proves there was so much more to Yvonne Craig's life and career than that. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Kim Horcher Hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry
The Soviet film "Solaris" broke ground in Russia with its slow, brooding examination of humanity, using sci-fi metaphor to get around banned discussions of god. It premiered 50 years ago today in Cannes and took home the Grand Jury Prize. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by David Sohl Hosted by Kim Horcher Music by Devin Curry
With a script written by Monty Python's Terry Jones, and featuring not just Simon Pegg, but voice roles for the rest of the surviving members of Monty Python plus Robin Williams, what could go wrong?  Today's Sci-Fi 5 answers: Absolutely Anything. 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 was a film by an infamous auteur, intended to bring his hero, Bela Lugosi, back into the limelight.  But, as often happened with the legendary films of Ed Wood, Bride Of The Monster just didn't quite shake out that way, as today's Sci-Fi 5 attests. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Tom Kozak Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry
A decades-old sci-fi series featuring a starship crew in brightly-colored costumes while exploring space? It's not Star Trek, but it is "Phoenix Five" that brought the final frontier to some Australian TV screens on this day in 1970. 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
In a crowded field of robot movies in the '80s, a comedy stood out with an endearing central character and existential questions, as well as a problematic stereotype. We look back at "Short Circuit" and forward to its possible reboot! Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ryan Myers Hosted by Roberto Lewis Music by Devin Curry
From an early career start as a rising Disney Channel star, to a stint in the series Terra Nova, to donning the armor of the Pink Ranger, today's Sci-Fi 5 celebrates the life and career of actress Naomi Scott. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry
Even as the original Star Wars trilogy was nearing its end, the first generation of video gamers was still itching the relive the final battle at the Death Star.  Despite the limits of technology at the time, Atari's Star Wars arcade game was worthy of mention in the Jedi Archives - and on today's Sci-Fi 5. 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
The Clone Wars are over, and yet some of the clone warriors keep on fighting the good fight.  Today's Sci-Fi 5 marks a year since they get their own series in the form of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and gets you caught up on the ongoing story. 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 intended to be George Pal's latest epic journey into the fantastic...but instead, it became an exercise in cutting corners just to ensure the film's completion.  Today's Sci-Fi 5 sets sail for Atlantis: The Lost Continent! Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Johnny Kolasinski Hosted by Roberto Lewis Music by Devin Curry
You may know him from TV projects such as Daktari, Land Of The Giants, Star Trek, or even the first series created by Gene Roddenberry, The Lieutenant.  Today's Sci-Fi 5 celebrates the life and career of actor and activist Don Marshall. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Shane Vaughn Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry
On this day in 2006, fans of Doctor Who were treated to a reunion with one of the Doctor's most beloved companions, Sarah Jane Smith. The touching story excited audiences who wanted even more, leading to Smith's next adventures, along with a familiar robot. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Shane Vaughn Hosted by Roberto Lewis Music by Devin Curry
Remember that time Fred Willard starred in the comedy Space Force?  No, not Netflix's Space Force...the one-off 1970s sitcom that came long before there was a real Space Force.  Learn more about this obscure corner of sci-fi TV history on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ryan Myers Hosted by Kim Horcher Music by Devin Curry
An alien sent to Earth in ancient times and recently reawakened, Judson Scott was "The Phoenix" in 1981 (and, afterward, for a very brief series run).  Found out what inspired the series on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry
A seemingly typical episode in the midst of the first season of the first American sci-fi TV anthology holds special significance in hindsight.  Was this a future Star Trek star's first sci-fi exposure?  Find out more in today's Sci-Fi 5. 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 first sci-fi film distributed in color featured a boy's nightmare and a disembodied Martian head calling the shots. On this day in 1953, "Invaders from Mars" cemented its place in history and quickly became a cult classic. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by John Champion Hosted by Ryan Myers Music by Devin Curry
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