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DESTINIES - THE VOICE OF SCIENCE FICTION airs on Fridays at 11:30 PM on WUSB, 90.1 FM, the radio station of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Hundreds of writers, artists, editors, actors, producers, directors, and musicians have appeared on the program since its debut in April, 1983. Here are some of the best Classic Destinies episodes from the last 31 years.


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April 17, 1998: "Graphic Detail" # 117 Live telephone interview with Elliot S. Maggin, author of the novelization of "Kingdom Come." ​



interview with author Elliot S. Maggin.​
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June 21, 2002 Live telephone interview with author Jon F. Merz, who discusses and reads an excerpt from his vampire-espionage novel, "The Fixer."



interview with author Jon F. Merz.​
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December 20,1996 "Graphic Detail" # 104: The Graphic Detail (Howard Margolin and Jim Rowland) review the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 1996. Then, Howard Margolin and Glenn Greenberg interview artist Tom Palmer at I-Con XIII.​



Howard Margolin and Glenn Greenberg interview artist Tom Palmer at I-Con XIII.​
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September 13, 1991 Music by Roger Powell, plus songs from the soundtrack of "My Stepmother Is An Alien" by Animotion and Dan Ackroyd. Learn about the impact crater in the Yucatan Peninsula in an installment of NASA's "The Space Story." John Cornetto reads the list of the 1991 Hugo Award winners. In part 3 of the Destinies Radio Theater serialization of "The Adventures of the Lone Ranger," "He Finds Dan Reid." ​



"The Adventures of the Lone Ranger," "He Finds Dan Reid."
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August 30, 1991 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on James Horner's score for "The Rocketeer." Learn about the Magellan spacecraft's mapping of Venus in NASA's "The Space Story." In episode two of the Destinies Radio Theater serialization of "The Adventures of the Lone Ranger, "He Finds Silver." Plus, Melora Hardin sings "Begin the Beguine."



Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight on James Horner's "The Rocketeer!"
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April 28, 2000 Destinies celebrates its 17th anniversary with music from Tim Russ, Tom Smith, Evan Chen, The Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, Alan Parsons, "Highlander: A Celtic Opera," as well as Mason Williams and Mannheim Steamroller's collaboration on "Classical Gas." Plus, encore readings by authors Mark Hertzberg and T.A. Barron; an interview with actor Peter Woodward; and the Destinies Radio Theater adaptation of "Space: 1999-Death's Other Dominion."



Peter Woodward interview!
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October 23, 1998 Live telephone interview with composer Roger Bellon, who discusses and introduces selections from his scores for "Highlander: The Series."



Roger Bellon interview!
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June 18, 1999 DeForest Kelley Memorial featuring "McCoy's Rx For Life" from Gene Roddenberry's "Inside Star Trek" album. "Graphic Detail" # 124: Howard Margolin interviews artist Alex Ross.



Alex Ross interview!
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September 19, 1997 Remembering Burgess Meredith with "Batman Pows the Penguin" from the soundtrack of the 1966 "Batman" TV series. Saluting the debut of "The New Batman/Superman Adventures" with a Destinies Radio Theater Double Feature of old Batman and Superman adventures. First, a gathering of Batman's enemies discuss how they "Almost Got 'Im" in a story adapted from "Batman: The Animated Series." Then, "The Weather Mystery" begins in episode 52 of "Superman."



Destinies Radio Theater Double Feature!
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August 22, 1986John Madonia discusses news about upcoming books from Isaac Asimov and David Brin and reviews "Firechild" by Jack Williamson in "Things To Come." Howard Margolin provides information about the 1986 Worldcon, concludes his interview with author David Gerrold, then teams with Glenn Hauman to read "The Humanic Complex" by Ray Russell. Plus, the Destinies-Joe Evangelistar Wars Trilogy begins.



Interview with David Gerrold Part Two!
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August 15, 1986 John Madonia discusses "The Fly" and Confederation, the 1986 Worldcon, and reviews David Brin's "The Practice Effect" and "Startide Rising," in "Things To Come." Howard Margolin interviews author David Gerrold at Creation Convention, then teams with Gary Halada to read R.A. Montana's story "The Diana Syndrome." Plus, music from the soundtrack of "Howard The Duck." ​



Interview with David Gerrold!
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September 10, 1993 Destinies first-ever live telephone interview featuring a conversation with legendary artist Roger Dean, who discusses the re-release of his books "Views" and "Magnetic Storm." Plus, the Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars enter "Joe-rassic Park."



Interview with Roger Dean!
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July 20, 2001 Celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the first lunar landing with part 2 of "Man's Incredible Venture to the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11," featuring actual NASA recordings of the flight.



Man's Incredible Venture to the Moon Part Two
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July 13, 2001 Christopher DeFilippis reflects on the 32nd anniversary of the first lunar landing in volume 2, number 1 of "DeFlip Side." Part one of "Man's Incredible Venture to the Moon," featuring actual NASA recordings of the Apollo 11 mission. ​​

Man's Incredible Venture to the Moon
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September 30, 1994 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Jerry Goldsmith's score for "Planet of the Apes." NASA reflects on the Magellan mission to Venus in an installment of "The Space Story." Han Solo and Leia battle Luke Skywalker and The Emperor in episode 10 of "Star Wars: Dark Empire" on the Destinies Radio Theater. ​



Jerry Goldsmith's score for "Planet of the Apes."
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July 23, 2004 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Trevor Jones' score for "Around the World in 80 Days." Christopher DeFilippis discusses the flight of Spaceship 1 and the Ansari X Prize in volume 2, number 36 of "DeFlip Side." Devo Spice of Sudden Death performs comedy rap at the I-Con 23 Cabaret.



Trevor Jones' score for "Around the World in 80 Days."
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June 30, 1989 "Graphic Detail" # 50: Part 2 of Howard Margolin's interview with writer Peter David, recorded at Creation Convention. The Destinies Film Review Team (John Madonia, Howard Margolin, Glen Semenick, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal, and Jennifer Young) discuss "Batman."



The Destinies Film Review Team discuss "Batman."
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June 23, 1989 "Graphic Detail" # 49: Howard Margolin interviews writer Peter David at Creation Convention in New York City. The Destinies Film Review Team (John Madonia, Howard Margolin, Glen Semenick) discuss "Ghostbusters 2." John Cornetto previews Empiricon.



Empiricon Preview
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June 26, 1984 Gary Halada reports from Dimension Convention in New York City, where he interviews DC Comics Vice-President and Executive Editor Dick Giordano, Dimension's General Manager John Estrin, and a number of Dimension Convention attendees. Howard Margolin introduces the final chapter of "Doctor Who and The Pescatons," starring Tom Baker as the Doctor.



"Doctor Who and The Pescatons," starring Tom Baker
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March 14, 1997 The Destinies Radio Theater presents "On The Air" by Glenn Hauman, adapted from his story in "The Ultimate X-Men." Starring Glenn and Brandy Hauman, Bob Longman, and Howard Margolin, who celebrates his 13th anniversary with the Voice of Science Fiction.​



"On The Air" by Glenn Hauman
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October 1, 1999 Live, in-studio interview with Dr. Mark Hertzberg: optometrist, comedian, and author of "Memories of Tomorrow: The Adventures of Comicman." ​



Live, in-studio interview with Dr. Mark Hertzberg
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June 5, 1998 "Godzilla" Music by Akira Ifukube and David Arnold. Nana Visitor and Dwight Schultz analyze the first season episode "Born Again" in an installment of "The Unofficial X-Files Companion," by N. E. Genge. On the Destinies Radio Theater, Clark Kent searches to find Lois Lane before she is "Set Adrift" by Hans Holbein and his assistant Joe in episode 61 of "Superman." ​



1998 "Godzilla" Music by Akira Ifukube and David Arnold.
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May 10, 2002 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal) assembles live to discuss "Spider-Man." ​



The Destinies Film Review Team discusses "Spider-Man!"
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June 20, 1997 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Dennis McCarthy's score for "Star Trek: The Next Generation-Hollow Pursuits." Howard Margolin interviews actor Rene Auberjonois at I-Con 16. On the Destinies Radio Theater, the Man of Steel seeks to stop the Flores gang before the opening of "The Pioneers National Monument," in episode 45 of "Superman." Plus, comics industry news in Graphic Detail # 110.



Rene Auberjonois at I-Con 16!
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April 25, 1997 The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates its 14th anniversary with tributes to the science fiction notables who were memorialized in the previous year: Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan, Mark Gruenwald, Carl Sagan, Mark Lenard, Terry Nation, Jon Pertwee, and Kim Yale. Also features music by Bill Mumy, Tom Smith, Mason Williams, and Alan Parsons.



The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates its 14th anniversary!
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June 10, 1994 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on "Quantum Leap," including a song by and an interview with Scott Bakula. Learn how the Electronic Chart Display helps airborne firefighters in an installment of NASA's "The Space Story." Michael Dorn and Mark Okrand teach higher Klingon mathematics in part 5 of "Conversational Klingon."



Soundtrack Spotlight shines on "Quantum Leap."
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June 24, 1994 Learn about eating in Klingon restaurants in lesson 7 of "Conversational Klingon." NASA tests the Dante robot explorer in an installment of "The Space Story." Music from "For Your Eyes Only." Part two of "The Rocketeer" on the Destinies Radio Theater.



Part Two of "The Rocketeer."
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June 17, 1994 Michael Dorn and Mark Okrand give helpful hints for visitors to Klingon planets in part 6 of "Conversational Klingon." Learn about the International Microgravity Laboratory in an installment of NASA's "The Space Story." The Destinies Radio Theater presents part one of "The Rocketeer."

Part One of "The Rocketeer."
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November 8, 2002 In memory of Jonathan Harris, a medley of John Williams' themes from "Lost In Space." Dwight Schultz and Robert O'Reilly provide second season trivia and the Damage Toteboard as they read Phil Farrand's "Nitpicker's Fun & Games for Next Generation Trekkers." An interview with Robert Leeshock from "Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict," recorded at I-Con 19. And, the "Main Title" from Micky Erbe and Maribeth Solomon's score for "Earth: Final Conflict."



Robert Leeshock interview from I-Con 19!
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March 21, 2003 Howard Margolin provides a preview of the guests and events scheduled for I-Con 22.



Dr. Howard Margolin previews I-Con 22!
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March 11, 1994 Dr. Howard Margolin celebrates his 10th anniversary with the Voice of Science Fiction by reading Mike Resnick's "Excerpt from the Diary of Dr. Morris Finkelstein" from "The Further Adventures of Superman," and opens the Destinies Archives to reveal the interview that got him his job on Destinies (featuring special guest Jeanmarie Lally). Learn about Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in an installment of NASA's "The Space Story." The spirit of Jonathan Kent tries to convince his adopted son to return to life in episode 9 of "Superman Lives" on the Destinies Radio Theater.



Dr. Howard Margolin celebrates his 10th anniversary with Destinies!
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July 11, 1997 Bibi Besch reads part two of Michael Jan Friedman's "Faces of Fire" on the Star Trek Audiobook Sampler. The Destinies Radio Theater presents the conclusion of the Audio Action-Adventure "Batman & Robin."



The Destinies Radio Theater "Batman & Robin."
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July 4, 1997 Bibi Besch reads part one of Michael Jan Friedman's "Faces of Fire" on the Star Trek Audiobook Sampler. The Destinies Radio Theater presents part one of "Batman & Robin." Plus, announcing the birth of Rachel Arianne Margolin.

The Destinies Radio Theater "Batman & Robin."
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July 24, 1987 Max Headroom interviews Dr. Ruth Westheimer in front of a live audience in New York. The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Ralph Schiano, John Madonia, Glen Semenick) discuss "The Lost Boys" and "RoboCop." The Narrator (Richard Burton) learns about the plans of the Artilleryman (David Essex) to build "A Brave New World" in part 7 of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of "The War of the Worlds." Plus, a high-tech installment of "The Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars."



The Destinies Film Review Team discuss "RoboCop."
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June 25, 1993 Learn how materials grown in microgravity environments can have multiple uses on Earth in an installment of NASA's "The Space Story." On the Destinies Radio Theater, the Lone Ranger encounters "The Army Mule," in an episode originally aired on June 14, 1954.



Destinies Radio Theater featuring
The Lone Ranger

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April 13, 2001 Edward Herman and Jim Lovell read from "Apollo 13" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. The Destinies Radio Theater presents ZPPR Productions' "A Long Friday."



Edward Hermann and Jim Lovell read from
"Apollo 13"

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November 3, 1989 In part two of Destinies' annual Halloween special, Howard Margolin reads Richard Matheson's "Big Surprise," and John Madonia reads "The Savage Mouth" by Sakeo Kamatsu. Plus, music from J. Peter Robinson's score for "Return of the Living Dead." Also hosted by Jesse Flint.



Howard Margolin reads Richard Matheson's
"Big Surprise."

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November 20, 1992 Celebrating the 15th anniversary of "The Incredible Hulk" TV series with "Black Chasm" on the Destinies Radio Theater. NASA looks for life on Mars in "The Space Story." Plus, the James Bond Soundtrack Spotlight shines on John Barry's score for "Moonraker."


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15th anniversary of
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March 8, 1996 "Graphic Detail" # 90: Live telephone interview with Peter David who returns to discuss his "Incredible Hulk" novel "What Savage Beast," the TV series "Space Cases," and his comic book series "Supergirl," "Aquaman," and "Marvel Vs. DC." Plus, the Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars continue.


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1996 Peter David Interview
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January 03, 1986 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, John Madonia, Joe Leo, and Glenn Hauman) discuss their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror films of 1985, and take calls from the audience in the first live Destinies Year-In-Film show.



The first live Destinies Year-In-Film show.
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January 10, 1986 John Madonia reviews "Radio Free Albemuth" by Philip K. Dick and lists his choices for the best books of 1985, then joins Gary Halada to discuss "Bioblast" by Raymond Z. Gallun. "Graphic Detail" # 6: Howard Margolin and Glenn Hauman review the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 1985. Plus, another installment of the Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars.



Graphic Detail # 6
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November 15, 1996 George Takei reads part 2 of Vonda McIntyre's "Enterprise-The First Adventure" on the Star Trek Audiobook Sampler. The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Fred Steiner's score for the classic "Star Trek" episode "Mudd's Women." Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen attempt to decipher "The Coded Message" as the Airplane Mystery continues in episode 38 of "Superman" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Plus, the Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars continue.



Part Two of
Star Trek: Enterprise-The First Adventure!

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November 8, 1996 William Shatner introduces the "Star Trek 25th Anniversary Audio Collection," and Vonda McIntyre's "Star Trek: Enterprise-The First Adventure," read by George Takei and Leonard Nimoy on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Music by Fred Steiner from the classic "Star Trek" episode "Charlie X." Plus, Clark Kent visits "Dr. Hagen's Lab" as the Airplane Mystery continues in episode 37 of "Superman."



Star Trek: Enterprise-The First Adventure!
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December 3, 1999 Live telephone interview with author T.A. Barron, who returns for his third appearance to discuss and read an excerpt from his novel "The Mirror of Merlin."



1999 interview with author T.A. Barron!
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April 29, 1988 Destinies celebrates its 5th anniversary with "The Five Hosts." Featuring readings by Gary Halada, John Madonia, and Howard Margolin; interviews with former Destinies host Fred Coulter and 7th Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy; and music by Howard Weinstein, Mason Williams, and Gravity's Rainbow. Also features time-warped appearances by Destinies co-creator Mike Botwin.



Destinies 5th Anniversary!
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June 7, 2002 A memorial for "Doctor Who" producer John Nathan-Turner, with an encore presentation of an interview originally aired in 1987, and a Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight on the Seventh Doctor's debut adventure, "Time and the Rani." Plus, Christopher DeFilippis discusses how digital special effects have revolutionized science fiction movie storytelling in volume 2, number 11 of "DeFlip Side."



A memorial for "Doctor Who"
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March 28, 2003 Co-hosts Howard Margolin and Glenn Hauman are live from I-Con 22 with actor Keith Hamilton Cobb, author Keith R.A. DeCandido, comedy rap artist Tom Rockwell a.k.a. Devo Spice of Sudden Death, and a capella filksinger Adam Goss.



Live from I-Con 22
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October 9-10, 1986 Celebrating the third anniversary of the "Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars" with Gary Halada and Howard Margolin presenting a retrospective containing nearly all the Joe introductions between 1983 and 1986. Also includes the entire Joe Evangelista Show which followed this episode.



"Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars"
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October 4, 1985 Howard Margolin presents the first edition of "Graphic Detail." The Destinies Film Review Team (Ralph Schiano, John Madonia, Stefan Jones) discusses "The Creature" and "The Stuff." Plus, music by the Intergalactic Touring Band, Rick Springfield, and Giorgio Moroder and Philip Oakey. Also hosted by Gary Halada. And, the Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars resume.



Howard Margolin presents the first edition of "Graphic Detail."
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March 13, 1992 Jesse Flint provides an I-Con XI update. Learn about NASA's Gamma Ray Observatory in an installment of "The Space Story." Part 2 of "The Wizard of Oz," featuring dialogue and music from the original film soundtrack, on the Destinies Radio Theater.



The Wizard of Oz Part Two
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March 6, 1992 Learn about NASA's George M. Lowe Award in an installment of "The Space Story." John Cornetto speaks with filmmaker Mike Jittlov ("The Wizard of Speed and Time"). The Destinies Radio Theater presents part one of "The Wizard of Oz," featuring dialogue and music from the original film soundtrack.



The Wizard of Oz Part One
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June 11, 1993 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Elliot Goldenthal's score for "Alien3." Howard Margolin reads Richard Matheson's short story "Lemmings." Plus, two installments of NASA's "The Space Story."



Lemmings.
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July 2, 1985 John Madonia discusses upcoming books and films in "Things To Come." Howard Margolin reads Richard Matheson's short story "The Holiday Man," utilizing the read-edit-mix technique still in use today for the first time. "Video Junkies" Ralph Schiano and John Madonia enter the TARDIS for a sampling of the history of "Doctor Who." Also hosted by Gary Halada and George Krauter.



The Holiday Man
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January 23, 1998 Live telephone interview with Mitch Allen, executive producer of the audio dramatization of "Created, The Destroyer," the first adventure of Remo Williams.

Interview with Mitch Allen
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October 25, 2002 Live telephone interview with author Scott Nicholson, who discusses and reads an excerpt from his novel "The Red Church," and tells how his writing career began.



Interview with author Scott Nicholson
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August 13, 1993 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on James Horner's score for "Brainstorm." NASA studies new propulsion systems in an installment of "The Space Story." Deborah Burros reads her short story "Roses."



Deborah Burros reads her short story "Roses."
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July 21, 2000 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Dr. Pornstar, and the Tin Buddha) assembles live to discuss "X-Men."



X-Men Review!
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August 16, 1991 Destinies' 6th annual comedy special featuring Dennis Daniel and Steve Morrison's "Star Trek VI: The Search For Depends Diapers," recorded at I-Con X, and "Invitation to Annihilation," episode 12 of "The Fantastic Adventures of Phil A. Delphia."



Destinies' 6th annual comedy special!
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May 7, 1999 Destinies begins its 17th year with Harlan Ellison describing his ongoing relationship with Marvel Comics in "Graphic Detail" # 123. The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Christopher Franke's score for the "Babylon 5" episode "The Face of the Enemy," which featured Ellison in a cameo appearance. And, the Man of Steel solves the Mystery of the Pillar of Fire in episode # 78 of "Superman" on the Destinies Radio Theater.



Harlan Ellison describes his ongoing relationship with Marvel Comics
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August 23, 1991 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Michael Kamen's score for "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen." NASA uses satellite imaging to study earthquake fault lines in an installment of "The Space Story." John Cornetto interviews artist Sheila O. Barrera. "The Origin of the Lone Ranger" is revealed on the Destinies Radio Theater.

The Origin of the Lone Ranger!
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July 31, 1987 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Ralph Schiano, John Madonia, Glen Semenick, Kevin Conod, Jim Rowland, Claudia Milano, Pat Lonergan, Steve Lowenthal, Marco Giamberadino) examines "Superman IV: The Quest For Peace." Howard Margolin interviews Adam West at Creation Convention. Plus, the conclusion of Jeff Wayne's musical adaptation of "War of the Worlds" starring Richard Burton.



Superman IV review!
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July 10, 1992 A salute to the heroes of the Golden Age of Science Fiction with music by L. Ron Hubbard from his soundtrack to "Battlefield Earth," a Soundtrack Spotlight on Stu Phillips' score for "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century," episode 6 of "Flash Gordon" featuring music by Queen, and "Superman: The Man From Krypton" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Plus, comics news in "Graphic Detail" # 66.



Salute to Golden Age Science Fiction heroes!
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November 18, 2005 Live telephone interview with author Ann Tonsor Zeddies, including an excerpt from "Blood and Roses: A Jayne Taylor Novel."



Interview with author Ann Tonsor Zeddies!
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November 28, 1986 John Madonia reads one author's reflections on the Thanksgiving season. Howard Margolin and Glenn Hauman review "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home." Hillary Hess reads "But Not The Herald" by Roger Zelazny." Plus, music from John Barry's score for "Somewhere In Time." And, Ming the Merciless attacks WUSB DJ Bob Longman.



Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home review!
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September 6, 1991 Celebrating "Star Trek's" 25th anniversary with a Soundtrack Spotlight on James Horner's score for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and an interview with "Star Trek" comics inker Arne Starr in the 59th edition of "Graphic Detail." Plus, learn about the Orbiting Solar Laboratory in a chapter of NASA's "The Space Story."



Soundtrack Spotlight on "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"!
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May 10, 1991 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Alexander Courage's score for the original "Star Trek" pilot, "The Cage." Learn about the Gamma Ray Observatory in an installment of NASA's "The Space Story." Dave MacPherson reads Theodore Sturgeon's "The Heart." Spider-Man meets "The Mad Hatter of Manhattan" on the Destinies Radio Theater.



Soundtrack Spotlight on Alexander Courage!
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April 15, 1994 Destinies' live I-Con 13 Mystery Guest Special featuring Lolita Fatjo and Michael Cuneo from behind the scenes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek" comics artist Arne Starr, Marvel Comics' editor and writer Glenn Greenberg, "The Chronic Rift" co-host Keith DeCandido (making his first appearance), with returning co-hosts Dr. Gary Halada, Ralph Schiano, and Glenn Hauman, joining host Dr. Howard Margolin in the WUSB studio.

I-Con 13 Mystery Guest Special featuring Keith DeCandido!
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April 24, 1998 Destinies celebrates its 15th anniversary with music from "Jekyll & Hyde," Tom Smith, Claudia Christian, Mason Williams and Mannheim Steamroller, "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," and The Don't Quit Your Day Job Players. Author Deborah Burros reads her short story "Perseverance." The late Kim Yale discusses her battle with breast cancer. "Graphic Detail" # 118 features interviews with Julius Schwartz and Murphy Anderson. Clark Kent investigates a "Mystery In Melville," and finds "Lois in Peril" in episode 58 of "Superman."



Destinies celebrates its 15th anniversary!
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May 31, 1996 "Graphic Detail" # 92: DC Comics' Jerry Siegel Memorial Service begins with tributes by Paul Levitz, Jenette Kahn, and Mike Carlin. Gyp Danelli enacts his "Scheme for Revenge" against Jimmy Olsen's mother in episode 29 of "Superman."

Jerry Siegel Memorial Service
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March 7, 2003 LeVar Burton reads part 2 of his novel "Aftermath" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Sharon Abreu: performs "Seeking Sanctuary." The Six Million Dollar Man experiences "The Loch Ness Syndrome" on the Destinies Radio Theater.

Sharon Abreu: performs "Seeking Sanctuary."
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February 28, 2003 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Marco Beltrami's score for "Blade II." Christopher DeFilippis discusses the space shuttle Columbia disaster in volume 2, number 19 of "DeFlip Side." Sharon Abreu performs her song "Truth." LeVar Burton reads part one of his novel "Aftermath" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler.



The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Marco Beltrami's score for "Blade II."
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December 8, 2000 Live telephone interview with author Les Daniels, who returns for his third appearance to discuss his books "Wonder Woman: The Complete History" and "Batman: The Complete History."



2000 interview with author Les Daniels
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February 6, 1998 Deborah Burros reads her original short story "Perseverance." LeVar Burton and James Doohan read part one of Michael Jan Friedman's novelization of "Relics" on the Star Trek: The Next Generation Audiobook Sampler. On the Destinies Radio Theater, Clark Kent races against time and "The Moving Mountain" in episode 56 of "Superman."

Deborah Burros reads her original short story "Perseverance."
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February 3, 1989 In Destinies' 4th annual Challenger memorial, Howard Margolin reads Ray Bradbury's "The End of the Beginning." John Madonia lists his ten best science fiction novels of 1988. Jesse Flint introduces "Orion" from Jethro Tull's album "Stormwatch." Plus, episode 2 of "Isaac Asimov's Robot City," starring Peter MacNicol and produced by Mike Sargent.

Howard Margolin reads Ray Bradbury's "The End of the Beginning."
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January 16, 2004 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Don Davis and Juno Reactor's score for "The Matrix Reloaded." Christopher DeFilippis reviews his best and worst reads of 2003 in volume 2, number 30 of "DeFlip Side." Robert O'Reilly and Dwight Schultz read part 6 of Phil Farrand's "Nitpicker's Fun and Games for Next Generation Trekkers."



Christopher DeFilippis reviews his best and worst reads of 2003.
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August 21, 1987 "Graphic Detail" # 28: Howard Margolin and Glenn Hauman interview comics writer and artist (as well as musician and Canadian TV personality) Ty Templeton at I-Con VI. Also includes appearances by Bob Segarini and Jan Harpes. Plus, the Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars continue with a violent entry.



Interview with comics writer and artist Ty Templeton.
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January 2, 2004 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal, Christopher DeFilippis) assembles live to discuss their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror movies of 2003.

The Destinies Film Review Team discuss the movies of 2003.
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December 24, 2004 "Graphic Detail" # 151: The Graphic Detail (Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal) reviews the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 2004.

"Graphic Detail" # 151
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November 22, 1996 A Star Trek Special, featuring a Soundtrack Spotlight on Sol Kaplan's score for "The Doomsday Machine." Plus, an interview with then-Pocket Books Star Trek editor John Ordover.



Soundtrack Spotlight on Sol Kaplan.
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October 23, 1987 The Destinies Film Review Team (John Madonia, Patrick Lonergan, Brian McGuinness) review "Prom Night 2: Hello, Mary Lou," "Fatal Attraction," "Near Dark," "The Outing," and "Like Father, Like Son." "Graphic Detail"# 33: Howard Margolin and Glen Semenick review the Marvel Graphic Novel, "The Incredible Hulk and The Thing: The Big Change." Tangerine Dream performs "Network 23." John Madonia reviews the animated, radio, and parody versions of J.R.R. Tolkien's works.



John Madonia reviews the animated, radio, and parody versions of J.R.R. Tolkien's works.
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December 7, 1990 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Bill Conti's score for "The Right Stuff." NASA describes the science and concerns about building habitats on other worlds in a chapter of "The Space Story." Dave MacPherson reads "Expendable" by Philip K. Dick.

Soundtrack Spotlight Bill Conti's score for "The Right Stuff!
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April 18, 1997 Memorials for Terry Nation and Martin Caidin, featuring an encore of an interview with Terry Nation recorded in 1986, and The Six Million Dollar Man in "The Man From The Future" on the Destinies Radio Theater.



Memorials for Terry Nation and Martin Caidin
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November 10, 2000 Author John Kenneth Muir makes his first Destinies appearance, in a live telephone interview, to discuss his books "Exploring Space: 1999" and "An Analytical History of Television's Battlestar Galactica."



John Kenneth Muir's first Destinies appearance!
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April 27, 1990 Destinies' 7th anniversary special, featuring story readings by Jesse Flint, John Madonia, and Howard Margolin; music by Dennis McCarthy and Mason Williams; an interview with Burt Ward, and Dennis Daniel and Steve Morrison's "Star Trek: The Generation Gap." Plus, the Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars continue.

Destinies' 7th anniversary special!
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April 29, 1994 Destinies celebrates its 11th anniversary with readings of short stories by Deborah Burros and Mike Resnick, an interview with Michael O'Hare, an installment of NASA's "The Space Story," lesson one of "Conversational Klingon" by Michael Dorn and Mark Okrand, episode 13 of "Superman Lives," and music by Mason Williams and Alan Parsons.

1994 interview with Michael O'Hare
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October 16, 1987 "Graphic Detail" # 32 features an interview with DC Comics writer Paul Kupperberg by Howard Margolin. John Madonia reviews J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King." Music from Mark Knopfler's score for "The Princess Bride." And, the Destinies Film Review Team (John Madonia, Brian McGuiness, and Robert Downes) discusses "The Princess Bride."

Destinies interview with DC Comics writer Paul Kupperberg
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July 21, 1989 Saluting the 20th anniversary of Apollo 11 with "The First Man on the Moon-July, 1969" narrated by Hugh Downs. Howard Margolin interviews Greg Trocchia of the Long Island Space Frontier Society at I-Con VIII. Plus, music from "2001: A Space Odyssey," "SpaceCamp," and "Capricorn One." And, an appropriate installment of the Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars.

interview with Greg Trocchia of the Long Island Space Frontier Society
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August 31, 1986 Howard Margolin hosts his final episode of "Curtain Up," then WUSB's weekly program of Broadway cast albums and film soundtracks, with a spotlight on the music of composer Jerry Goldsmith.

The final episode of Curtain Up
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June 26, 1992 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal) discusses "Batman Returns." Part four of "Flash Gordon," featuring music by Queen on the Destinies Radio Theater. "Graphic Detail" # 65: Marvel news and an interview with Steve Saffel, editor of "Marvel Age."



The Destinies Film Review Team discusses "Batman Returns."
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September 22, 2000 Jeff Daniels reads part two of "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Peter David makes his 11th appearance on the show in the 131st edition of "Graphic Detail." Plus, music from the compilation CD "Space and Beyond 3."

2000 Peter David Interview
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September 15, 2000 Jeff Daniels reads part one of H.F. Saint's "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of "Space: 1999," the Destinies Radio Theater presents "Mission of the Darians."


Animated gif by Ken Scott of
The Moonbase Alpha Homepage

25th anniversary of "Space: 1999"
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April 8, 2005 Live, I-Con 24 Mystery Guest special featuring Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, filksinger Adam Goss, and authors Keith R.A. DeCandido, John Kenneth Muir, and Terri Osborne. The longest-ever Destinies broadcast.

The I-Con 24 Mystery Guest special!
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September 25, 1998 A full-length salute to "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" featuring part two of J.M. Dillard's novelization of "Emissary," read by Nana Visitor on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler, and more music from Dennis McCarthy's score for "Emissary" on the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight. Plus, an exclusive interview with Nana Visitor recorded at I-Con 17.



DS9 Emissary,read by Nana Visitor Part Two!
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February 12, 1993 Returning from a 5-week hiatus, Destinies celebrates Valentine's Day with music from "Beauty and the Beast," "Jekyll and Hyde," and "Thumbelina." Plus, two installments of NASA's "The Space Story" in the delayed 8th annual tribute to the crew of the space shuttle Challenger. And, John Cornetto interviews author David Brin at the 1991 Worldcon.



1993 Interview with David Brin!
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June 18, 1993 Live, in-studio interview with Greg Costikyan, game designer and author of the novel "By The Sword: Magic of the Plains Volume 1." Includes Joe Evangelista introduction and response.

1993 Interview with Greg Costikyan!
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February 27, 1998 Live, in-studio interview with Christopher DeFilippis, who makes his Destinies Debut discussing and reading an excerpt from his "Quantum Leap" novel, "Foreknowledge."



Christopher DeFilippis' Destinies Debut!
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May 28, 1999 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal) assembles live to discuss "Star Wars Episode I: the Phantom Menace." Also includes an appearance by Joe Evangelista.



Star Wars Episode I film review.
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February 25, 2005 Live telephone interview with Gary Tigerman, author of "The Orion Protocol," featuring an excerpt from the novel read by Richard Dreyfuss.

photo by Wendy Tigerman


2005 interview with Gary Tigerman!
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December 11, 1998 Live telephone interview with author Les Daniels, who makes his second Destinies appearance to discuss his book "Superman: The Complete History-The Life and Times of the Man of Steel."


1998 interview with Les Daniels!
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October 6, 1995 Graphic Detail # 85: Live telephone interview with Les Daniels, author of "DC Comics: 60 Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes."


1995 interview with Les Daniels!
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December 26, 2003 "Graphic Detail" # 146: Live review of the comic book industry for 2003 with Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal, and Marco Giamboridino.
2003 comic book industry review!
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December 19, 2003 Christopher DeFilippis reads his original Christmas poem, "The Last Little Elf," in volume 2, number 29 of "DeFlip Side." On the Destinies Radio Theater, Superman must stop a mad scientist who says "Light Up the Tree, Mr. President." And, to salute the release of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," filksinger Tom Smith performs "Return of the King, Uh Huh."


2003 Holiday Special!
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December 4, 1998 Author T.A. Barron returns for his second appearance, to discuss and read a passage from his novel
"The Fires of Merlin."
1998 T.A. Barron interview
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July 17, 1984 Gary Halada reads "Double Standard" by Fredric R. Brown. Episode 1 of "Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks" starring Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen. Plus, music from Tangerine Dream's score for "Firestarter," and the Intergalactic Touring Band.


Elisabeth Sladen in Doctor Who:
Genesis of the Daleks!

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November 12, 2004 "Graphic Detail" # 150: Live, unedited telephone interview with comics and science fiction historian Jerry Weist, author of "100 Greatest Comic Books."

2004 unedited interview with Jerry Weist
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August 19, 1988 "Graphic Detail" # 44: Howard Margolin interviews editor Julius Schwartz and writer Elliot S. Maggin at the Golden Island Comic Show Superman Spectacular.


1988 interview with Julius Schwartz and
Elliot S. Maggin!

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August 12, 2005 "Graphic Detail" # 153: Live telephone interview with Marv Wolfman, author of "Crisis on Infinite Earths," including a reading from his novelization of the epic maxi-series.


2005 interview with Marv Wolfman!
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July 28, 1995 A re-edited encore of an interview with Dave Cockrum, recorded at I-Con IV, precedes an update interview with Cockrum and writer Clifford Meth, recorded at I-Con XIV, in the 84th edition of "Graphic Detail." The Destinies Radio Theater begins its longest-running serialization with episode 1 of "Superman," originally broadcast on February 12, 1940. Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Thomas Newman's score for "The Shawshank Redemption."


Dave Cockrum Aurora Model Kit Article



1995 interview with Dave Cockrum
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August 23, 1996 "Graphic Detail" # 99: In memory of Marvel Comics writer, editor, and artist Mark Gruenwald, Howard Margolin presents a re-edited encore of his interview with Mark, originally recorded at Long Island Comics in 1985. Plus, Mike Post's theme for "Captain America II: Death Too Soon," and Tom Smith performs his Jim Henson tribute song "A Boy and His Frog."



Destinies interview with Mark Gruenwald
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February 8, 1991 Celebrating Captain America's 50th anniversary with Howard Margolin's reading of "Captain America Foils The Traitor's Revenge," the first text piece written by Stan Lee, as well as Captain America and the Falcon in "And a Phoenix Shall Arise" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Plus, Dave MacPherson discusses upcoming books and films in "Things To Come." And, learn about the National Space Society in an installment of NASA's "The Space Story."



Destinies celebrates Captain America's 50th anniversary!
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January 29, 1988 Destinies' third annual Challenger memorial, featuring Howard Margolin reading Isaac Asimov's short story "The Last Shuttle." Plus, the Destinies Radio Theater presents parts one and two of "Doctor Who: Slipback" starring Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant.

Destinies' third annual Challenger memorial
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December 24, 1999 "Graphic Detail" # 126: In the last Destinies of the 1990s, the Graphic Detail (Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, and Bob Rozakis), lists their best, worst, and most disappointing developments for the comic book industry in 1999. Plus, part two of the interview with DC Comics Editor Kevin Dooley, recorded at I-Con 18.



Part two of the 1999 Kevin Dooley interview
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December 17, 1999 "Graphic Detail" # 125: "Graphic Detail" # 125: Part one of an interview with DC Comics editor Kevin Dooley, recorded at I-Con 18. Plus, music from Michael Kamen's score for "The Iron Giant."
Part one of the 1999 Kevin Dooley interview
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July 14, 2000 Patrick Stewart discusses the "X-Men" movie at Creation Entertainment's Hofstra University convention. Jason Carter performs his original poetry, introduced by Dr. Demento, at the I-Con 19 Cabaret. Plus, music by Dennis McCarthy from the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" series finale, "All Good Things."



Patrick Stewart discusses the "X-Men"
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February 21, 1992 "Graphic Detail" # 62, featuring a full-length interview with Walt and Louise Simonson, recorded at Creation Part II, on February 24, 1990. Topics include "Thor" and "Art of Walt Simonson" trade paperbacks, "X-Factor," "New Mutants," "Avengers," "Fantastic Four," and "Havok and Wolverine: Meltdown."

Walt and Louise Simonson at the 2010 Baltimore Comic Con
1990 interview with Walt and Louise Simonson!
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March 11, 2005 Live, two-hour Soundtrack Spotlight Special, featuring a telephone interview with Robin Esterhammer, producer of Perseverance Records, and selections from the soundtracks of Prince Valiant, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and The Deadly Spawn.


2005 interview with Robin Esterhammer,
producer of Perseverance Records!

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April 24, 1984 Destinies' unheralded first anniversary special featuring the first full-length I-Con Retrospective. Fred Coulter, Gary Halada, Ralph Schiano, John Madonia, Kevin Sterner, George Krauter, and Anthony Detres review the high and low points of I-Con III.


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Destinies first post I-Con Special!
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April 3, 1984 Destinies' first post-I-Con show featuring Howard Margolin (who also co-hosts for the first time) reviewing the comics track at I-Con III, Landscape performing "Shake the West Awake" and "Computer Person," NASA discussing the Manned Maneuvering Unit in a chapter of "The Space Story," Gary Halada listing the Locus monthly Bestseller List, and the final installment of "Restaurant at the End of the Universe."


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Destinies first post I-Con Special!
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April 4, 1986 Live from I-Con V for Destinies' first I-Con Mystery Guest Special with writers Esther Friesner and Susan Shwartz, and film publicist Tom Sciacca joining hosts Gary Halada and Howard Margolin in the WUSB studio. Featuring a special appearance by Joe Evangelista and the Daleks.

Destinies first I-Con Mystery Guest Special!
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