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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 40 years.

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December 27, 1985 John Madonia reviews "Neuromancer" by William Gibson and "The Secret of Life" by Rudy Rucker in "Things to Come." Joe Leo reads "The Legend of Santa Claus" by C. Bruce Hunter. The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin and John Madonia) discusses "Enemy Mine." Plus, "The Bubble" from Jerry Goldsmith's score for "Explorers."


November 15, 2002 Live telephone interview with composer Roger Bellon, who makes his third Destinies appearance to discuss and introduce selections from the compilation CD "The Best of Highlander-The Series."

October 7, 1988 John Cornetto interviews author Martha Soukup at the 1988 WorldCon. John Madonia reviews the anthologies "Weird Tales #1" and "Year's Best Horror Stories 15th Edition" in "Things to Come." Howard Margolin interviews "Star Trek: The Next Generation" writer and executive story editor Tracy Torme at Creation Convention.


April 12, 1996 Hosts Howard Margolin and Glenn Hauman welcome I-Con 15 guests Keith R.A. DeCandido (making his 2nd appearance), Susan Alston of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and author and game designer Mike Stackpole to the WUSB studio for a live mini-representation of the convention.


March 15th, 1991 Howard Margolin celebrates his 7th anniversary with the Voice of Science Fiction by reading Richard Matheson's "Pattern for Survival," and playing music from Tangerine Dream, Sara Hickman, and Trevor Jones. Also, Joey Scarbury's "Theme from the Greatest American Hero," in honor of that show's 10th anniversary. Plus, NASA's "The Space Story," and Dave MacPherson provides an I-Con X Update in "Things to Come."


December 18, 1984 John Madonia previews upcoming films and books and reviews "V: The Series" in "Things to Come." Ralph Schiano reviews Robert A. Heinlein's "Job: A Comedy of Justice." Howard Margolin reads "Statues of the Gods" by Tom von McDoniken. Ralph and John join with George Krauter to review David Lynch's "Dune."


September 29, 2000 Denise Crosby provides some second season trivia and discusses attitudes towards women in part 8 of "Nitpicker's Fun & Games for Classic Trekkers." Nana Visitor performs "Fever" from the "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" episode "His Way." On the Destinies Radio Theater, Wonder Woman meets "The Amazons from Space."

July 9, 2004 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, and Glenn Greenberg) swings in for a live review of "Spider-Man 2." How does this movie fare as a sequel to one of the best super-hero films ever made? Was it really necessary for Spider-Man to unmask as many times as he did? How does Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus compare as a villain to Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin? And what is the movie worth on the famous Destinies $0.00-7.50 Rating Scale?

November 8, 1985 "Things to Come": John Madonia previews upcoming movies and books, and reviews Carl Sagan's "Contact," and "The Postman" by David Brin. "Graphic Detail" # 3: Howard Margolin and Glenn Hauman review the first issue of "X-Factor," by Bob Layton and Jackon Guice. Ralph Schiano interviews "Doctor Who" actress Nicola Bryant. Music from Jerry Goldsmith's score for "Explorers," and John Williams' "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Also hosted by Gary Halada.


February 23, 2001 Denise Crosby relates some third season trivia and the Idiosyncracies Toteboard in part 10 of "Nitpicker's Fun & Games for Classic Trekkers." Music from John Barry's score for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, from the album "Walkabout." The Destinies Radio Theater presents samplers of Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who audio adventures.


Curtain Up! July 20, 1986 The soundtrack to "Mel Brooks' History of the World Part I" is featured, including dialogue and music from the movie. In addition, the show features songs by Mel Brooks and composer John Morris from some of their earlier collaborations, including "The Producers," "The Twelve Chairs," and "Blazing Saddles."


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