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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 33 years.


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September 24, 1993 A "Star Trek" special, featuring an exclusive interview with "Deep Space Nine" actor Armin Shimerman, recorded at I-Con XII. Plus, the original Enterprise crew encounters "The Time Stealers" on the Destinies Radio Theater.

  

Interview with Armin Shimerman
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May 17, 1991 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Alexander Courage's score for the second "Star Trek" pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before." Dave McPherson lists "Things To Come" in movies, TV, books, and conventions, then reads Mike Resnick's "Malish." NASA discusses the HL-20 lifting body in "The Space Story."



music by Alexander Courage
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September 6, 1996 George Takei makes his 3rd Destinies appearance to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Star Trek" in a full-length interview recorded at I-Con XIII. Topics include George's autobiography, "To The Stars," and the original Captain Sulu audio adventure, "Transformations."

  

Interview with George Takei
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January 17, 2003 Pocket Books' Executive Editor John Ordover returns for his fourth appearance to present the 2003 Star Trek Publishing Preview in an expanded show.

Destinies presents an interview with John Ordover
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May 25, 2001 The Destinies Radio Theater presents a 58-year flashback with Agnes Moorehead starring in "Sorry, Wrong Number," as originally aired on the May 25, 1943 episode of "Suspense." Plus, the final installment of "The Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars," guest-starring Steve Armieri of "X-Radio."



Destinies Radio Theater presents "Sorry, Wrong Number."
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October 10, 1997 Tiimothy Truman and the Dixie Pistols perform "The Scout Theme." Billy Joel sings "A Minor Variation." Music from Alan Silvestri's score for "Forest Gump." "Graphic Detail" # 112: Part 2 of the interview with writers John Ostrander and Kim Yale, recorded at I-Con 15.

  

Interview with writers John Ostrander and Kim Yale part two.
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October 3, 1997 Tim Truman and the Dixie Pistols perform "Blues Crusade." "Graphic Detail" # 111: Howard Margolin interviews writers John Ostrander and Kim Yale at I-Con 15.

  

Interview with writers John Ostrander and Kim Yale
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November 6, 1998 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Christopher Franke's main title themes for "Babylon 5." Howard Margolin interviews Del Rey books editor Steve Saffel at I-Con 17, and discusses their line of "Babylon 5" novels and novelizations. The Lighthouse Mystery deepens in episode 72 of "Superman."



Interview with Del Rey books editor Steve Saffel
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December 2, 1994 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Ralph Schiano, Glenn Greenberg, and Joe Evangelista) assembles live to discuss "Star Trek: Generations" in a special hour-plus broadcast. And, find out if Joe will face the same fate as Captain Kirk as the Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars continue.



Star Trek: Generations review
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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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December 6, 1991 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Leonard Rosenman's score for "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home." NASA's Cassini Mission explores Titan in "The Space Story." Sharan Volin interviews author John Lee at I-Con X. The Android Sisters reminisce about "Ray-Dee-Oh." Find out "What A Hairy Fellow" Aldo has become in part 8 of "Dishpan Fantasy."

  

Leonard Rosenman's score for Star Trek IV
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February 16, 2001 Live telephone interview with James Austin, producer of Rhino Records' 5-CD compilation "Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection," including songs from each disc in the set. Plus, the introduction of "Joe in a Jar" leads to the creation of mp3vangelista as "The Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars" continue.



Brain in a Box!
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November 5, 1993 "Weird Al" Yankovic performs "Jurassic Park." NASA technology helps battle Phylloxera in California vineyards as described in "The Space Story." "Back Against the Wall" and "Re-Jigue" from the Alan Parsons album "Try Anything Once." Michael Dorn and Marc Okrand present lesson one of "Power Klingon."

  

"Weird Al" Yankovic performs "Jurassic Park."
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January 15, 1999 Memorial for Roddy McDowall featuring a Soundtrack Spotlight on Jerry Goldsmith's score for "Planet of the Apes," and McDowall reading from the novelizations of "Scanners 2: The New Order" and "Batman" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. On the Destinies Radio Theater, Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen learn "Aunt Louisa's Secret" as "The Mystery of Lighthouse Point" continues in episode 73 of "Superman."

  

Memorial for Roddy McDowall
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March 3, 1995 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on David Arnold's score for "Stargate." NASA's "The Space Story" looks at ways to increase the orbital life of satellites. Batman's enemies escape from Arkham and begin their rampage in episode 5 of "Batman: The Complete Knightfall Saga" on the Destinies Radio Theater.



David Arnold's score for "Stargate."
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June 11, 2004 Christopher DeFilippis discusses the state of genre television in volume 2, number 35 of "DeFlip Side." "Ghoul-A-Go-Go's" Vlad Tsepis introduces Chase Masterson, who performs a set of jazz standards at the I-Con 23 Cabaret with special guest Vaughn Armstrong.



Chase Masterson at the I-Con 23 Cabaret
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March 29, 1996 The Destinies Radio Theater Presents "Tsylana" as originally aired on the September 19, 1957 episode of "X-Minus One." Plus, Howard Margolin sings his Radiothon version of "When Tomorrow Comes."



X-Minus One
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March 19, 1999 A panel from the "X-Men Creators' Choice Volume 1" Video featuring Stan Lee, Bob Harras, Fabian Nicieza, and Scott Lobdell. In memory of Lee Falk, the Destinies Radio Theater presents an adventure of "Mandrake the Magician." Plus, music from the soundtrack of "The Phantom."

  

X-Men Creators' Choice Volume 1
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September 27, 1996 Keith R.A. DeCandido makes his third live appearance (and first solo interview) to discuss the 1996 World Science Fiction Convention, and the projects he worked on as an editor at Byron Preiss Multimedia Company, including the Marvel novels and the anthology "Otherwere."

  

Keith R.A. DeCandido at the 1996 World Science Fiction Convention
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December 25, 1992 "Graphic Detail" # 71: The Graphic Detail (Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland) list their best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 1992. Peter David reviews the comics industry events of 1992 in an exclusive audio edition of "But I Digress." Part 2 of the Dan (D.G.) Chichester interview, recorded on February 25, 1990 at Creation Convention Part II.

  

Peter David "But I Digress."
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December 18, 1992 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on a-ha and John Barry's music for "The Living Daylights." NASA discusses its personal locator beacons in a chapter of "The Space Story." "Graphic Detail" # 70: part one of an interview with Marvel Comics editor and writer Dan (D.G.) Chichester, recorded at Creation Convention Part II on February 25, 1990.



interview with Dan (D.G.) Chichester
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April 28, 1989 The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates its sixth anniversary with Jesse Flint reading Craig Flint's "The Toybox," Gravity's Rainbow performing "Into the Darkness," Kevin Conod and Brian McGuinness reading "Twist Ending" by Barry Longyear, "Weird Al" Yankovic singing "I Think I'm A Clone Now," an interview with actor Philip Akin (TV's "War of the Worlds"), Synergy's version of "Classical Gas," Joe Masset's stand-up comedy routine at the I-Con VII Cabaret, and Howard Margolin reading Ray Bradbury's "The End of the Beginning." Plus, the Destinizer turns Joe Evangelista into a one-man "Destinies" crew as the Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars continue.



Destinies 6th Anniversary
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June 28, 1991 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Miklos Rozsa's score for "Time After Time." John Cornetto speaks with Linda DeLaurentis of the Space Frontier Society. The Voyager spacecraft explore the giant planets of the solar system in an installment of NASA's "The Space Story." Dave MacPherson reviews James Morrow's novel "Only Begotten Daughter." Howard Margolin delivers comics industry news, and John Cornetto interviews writer Chris Claremont in "Graphic Detail" # 58.

  

Miklos Rozsa's score for "Time After Time."
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April 2, 1993 Live Radiothon special with in-studio guests literary agent Ralph Schiano and Marvel Comics Assistant Editor/Submissions Editor Glenn Greenberg, who discuss a variety of topics, including spending time with Richard Matheson and Julie Schwartz at the World Horror Convention, Lunacon, I-Con, the problems with unsolicited manuscripts, the state of "Star Trek" in books and on TV, and more.



Ralph Schiano and Glenn Greenberg
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February 9, 1996 Roddy McDowall reads part two of Craig Shaw Gardner's novelization of "Batman" on the Destinies Radio Theater. The Alan Parsons Project performs "To One In Paradise." The Man of Steel races to save the Harley Dam from the Yellow Mask's "Million Dollar Ransom" in episode 20 of "Superman."



Roddy McDowall reads "Batman"
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February 2, 1996 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Randy Edelman's score for "The Mask." Roddy McDowall reads part one of Craig Shaw Gardner's novelization of "Batman" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. On the Destinies Radio Theater, Lois Lane and Clark Kent continue their investigation of the Mystery of Dyreville in episode 19 of "Superman."



Randy Edelman's score for "The Mask."
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May 19, 1995 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on John Carpenter's score for "Christine." NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery prepares to rendezvous with the Mir Space Station in an installment of "The Space Shuttle." Dennis Miller rants about "Star Trek" and "The Wizard of Oz." On the Destinies Radio Theater, Bruce Wayne searches for Dr. Shondra Kinsolving, and the new Batman meets the Joker in episode 13 of "Batman: Knightfall."



John Carpenter's score for "Christine."
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August 14, 1992 "Graphic Detail" # 67: Live, in-studio interview with Glenn Greenberg, who reviews the graphic novel "Star Trek: Debt of Honor," and discusses his first six weeks as an assistant editor of special projects and submissions editor at Marvel Comics. This marked Glenn's first professional appearance on Destinies, after joining the I-Con review team as a student. Plus, Pharaoh Joe attacks as the Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars continue.



1992 interview with Glenn Greenberg
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September 4, 1998 Celebrating "Star Trek's" 32nd anniversary with "A Mirror For Futility," written by Alan Dean Foster, on The Destinies Radio Theater. Neil Norman and his Cosmic Orchestra perform "Star Trek: Encounters." In act two of a Destinies Radio Theater Double Feature, "The Happyland Mystery" concludes in episode 69 of "Superman." Plus, Joezilla attacks in another installment of "The Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars."



Star Trek's 32nd anniversary
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February 17, 1995 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Graeme Revell's score for "The Crow." The United States and Russia team up for joint missions in an installment of NASA's "The Space Story." On the Destinies Radio Theater, The Dark Knight has his first encounter with Bane in episode 3 of "Batman: Knightfall."



Soundtrack Spotlight on "The Crow."
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November 22, 1991 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal) discusses "Highlander 2: The Quickening." The Timelords perform "Doctorin' The TARDIS." NASA's J. R. Thompson is profiled in an installment of "The Space Story." The Android Sisters speak on "Telephone Wires in the Tropics." Plus, Dora asks "Am I Dreaming" in episode 6 of "Dishpan Fantasy."

  

The Destinies Film Review Team discusses "Highlander 2: The Quickening."
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August 4, 1995 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Michael Kamen's score for "The Dead Zone." NASA discusses the current state of robotic technology in "The Space Story." The Man of Steel arrives on Earth "One Hot Day in Indiana," in episode 2 of "Superman."



Soundtrack Spotlight on The Dead Zone.
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January 31, 1992 Destinies' 7th annual Space Shuttle Memorial featuring two installments of NASA's "The Space Story," "Countdown" by Rush, and Arthur C. Clarke reading "Through the Star Gate," "Grand Central," and "The Alien Sky" from "2001: A Space Odyssey." Plus, episode 14 of "Dishpan Fantasy."

  

Destinies' 7th annual Space Shuttle Memorial
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November 5, 1999 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Merle Saunders and the Grateful Dead's score for the 1985 update of "The Twilight Zone." Dwight Schultz discusses the first season episodes "Pilot" and "Deep Throat" in "The Unofficial X-Files Companion." The Mystery of the Mayan Mummy continues in episode 83 of "Superman."
  

The Unofficial X-Files Companion
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September 11, 1992 David Bowie's "Real Cool World" and Electronic's "Disappointed" from the album "Songs from the Cool World." NASA satellites use remote sensing to monitor ecological conditions in a chapter of "The Space Story." The Destinies Radio Theater presents episode 2 of "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century."


David Bowie's "Real Cool World"
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May 1, 1998 The Voice of Science Fiction begins its 16th year with I-Con 17's Author Guest of Honor Norman Spinrad introducing a performance of the theme to I-Con's TV show "Infinite Possibilties," and two songs by the Stony Brook A Capella Musicians. Plus, Clark Kent continues to investigate the Mystery of the Doll Factory in episode 59 of "Superman."


I-Con 17's Author Guest of Honor Norman Spinrad
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January 7, 2000 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin and Jim Rowland) assembles live to discuss their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure and horror movies of 1999, as well as their choice for the best genre film of the 1990s. Also includes the list of absentee reviewer Steve Lowenthal. Plus, the Destinies crew faces the threat of Joe2K as the Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars continue.


The Destinies Film Review Team assembles live to discuss the movies of 1999
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December 25, 1987 "Graphic Detail" # 35: Music from Timothy Truman and the Dixie Pistols from the "Scout" flexidisc. The Graphic Detail (Howard Margolin, Glen Semenick, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal) reviews the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 1987. Howard Margolin interviews artist Kieron Dwyer at Creation Convention.

  

"Graphic Detail" # 35: the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 1987
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May 24, 2002 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Vera D'Elisa) assembles live to discuss "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones."



The Destinies Film Review Team discuss "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones."
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February 21, 1997 Part 3 of the Destinies Radio Theater presentation of "Star Wars: Nightlily-The Lovers' Tale," adapted from the story by Barbara Hambly.



Star Wars: Nightlily-The Lovers' Tale Part Three
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February 14, 1997 The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates Valentine's Day with part 2 of "Star Wars: Nightlily-The Lovers' Tale," adapted from the story by Barbara Hambly, on the Destinies Radio Theater.

Star Wars: Nightlily-The Lovers' Tale Part Two
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February 8, 1997 The Destinies Radio Theater presents part one of "Star Wars: Nightlily-The Lovers' Tale," adapted from the story by Barbara Hambly.

Star Wars: Nightlily-The Lovers' Tale
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May 29, 1992 "Graphic Detail" # 64: Howard Margolin relates comic book industry news. John Cornetto interviews Jim Groat, Steve Saffel, and Jean (Moebius) Giraud. Songs about the Justice League, Spider-Man, and Dick Tracy. Learn about the Antarctic ozone hole in an installment of NASA's "The Space Story." The Flash confronts "The Three Faces of Mr. Big" on the Destinies Radio Theater.

  

Interview with Jean (Moebius) Giraud
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August 2, 1996 "Graphic Detail" # 98: Curt Swan Memorial featuring memories of him from artist Terry Austin, editor Mike Carlin, and writers Peter David and Elliot S. Maggin, as well as an encore presentation of an interview with Curt Swan recorded at I-Con IX.



Curt Swan Memorial
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June 1, 1990 Jesse Flint reads "View From Above" by Richard Paul Russo. The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin and John Madonia) discuss "Back to the Future Part III" and "Tales From The Darkside-The Movie."

  

Back to the Future III review!
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May 31, 1991 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight features music and dialogue from "WarGames." Dave MacPherson reviews Gahan Wilson's novel "Everybody's Favorite Duck." Learn about the Hubble Space Telescope in a chapter of NASA's "The Space Story." Rob Barkan reads his short story "Star Schlep."

  

Soundtrack Spotlight on "WarGames."
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September 7, 2001 Live telephone interview with actor and author Richard Hatch, who discusses his novel "Battlestar Galactica: Resurrection," and his multi-media project "The Great War of Magellan."



Interview with Richard Hatch
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​September 30, 2005 The themes from "Far Out Space Nuts" and "Get Smart" are played in memory of, respectively, actors Bob Denver and Don Adams. Howard Margolin teams with Tony Tellado of "Sci-Fi Talk" to conduct a press conference with actress Jewel Staite at I-Con 24.



Jewel Staite Interview
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July 27, 1990 "Graphic Detail" # 56: Full-length interview with actor, writer, and musician Bill Mumy, who discusses his work on "The Twilight Zone," "Lost In Space," and "Captain America," his graphic novel "The Dreamwalker," his bands Barnes & Barnes and Seduction of the Innocent, his "Comet Man" limited series for Marvel, the "Star Trek" story arc he wrote for DC with Peter David, and more.

  

Bill Mumy Interview
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September 27, 1991 "Graphic Detail" # 60: Celebrating the 30th anniversary of "Fantastic Four" by speaking with co-creator Stan Lee in an exclusive interview recorded at I-Con X. Then, learn "The Way It Began" for the Fantastic Four on the Destinies Radio Theater.

  

Stan Lee interview recorded at I-Con X
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January 19, 1990 The Destinies Film Review Team (Lawrence Sufrin, John Cornetto, Mike Mozzillo) discusses Disney's "The Little Mermaid." NASA debuts the concept of Virtual Reality Technology in a chapter of "The Space Story." Howard Margolin introduces a salute to "V" featuring ABBA's "The Visitors" and a Destinies Radio Theater presentation of Spider-Man in "Invasion of the Dragon Men."



Spider-Man in "Invasion of the Dragon Men."
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May 23, 2003 Live telephone interview with composer Caspar Reiff, founder of The Tolkien Ensemble, including selections from "At Dawn In Rivendell: Selected Songs and Poems from The Lord of the Rings.



interview with composer Caspar Reiff!
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August 25, 2000 "Graphic Detail" # 129: Live phone interview with Julius Schwartz, who makes his fourth Destinies appearance to discuss his memoir "Man of Two Worlds: My Life in Science Fiction and Comics."



2000 Julius Schwartz interview
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July 22, 2005 In memory of James Doohan, an encore presentation of an original "Star Trek" sketch, exclusively written for his appearance at the I-Con 5 Cabaret. Christopher DeFilippis discusses the state of spaceflight in volume 2, number 48 of "DeFlip Side." The improvisational comedy troupe "X Plus One" performs at the I-Con 24 Cabaret, introduced by Captain Zorikh.



James Doohan at I-Con 5
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​May 12, 2000 An hour-long phone interview with actress and singer Grace Lee Whitney, who discusses events from her life, as chronicled in her autobiography "The Longest Trek: My Tour of the Galaxy," and introduces songs from her cassette, "Yeoman Rand Sings."



interview with Grace Lee Whitney
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December 13, 1996 James Doohan reads part 2 of Diane Carey's "Star Trek: Final Frontier" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. In memory of actor Mark Lenard, an encore presentation of an interview with him originally aired on July 29, 1988.

    

Mark Lenard interview
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December 6,1996 William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and James Doohan read part one of Diane Carey's "Star Trek: Final Frontier" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. A suite of music from Fred Steiner's score for "Star Trek: The Corbomite Maneuver." On the Destinies Radio Theater, will Professor Hagen's scheme to destroy an experimental airplance succeed or "Backfire?" Find out in episode 39 of "Superman."

Fred Steiner "Star Trek: The Corbomite Maneuver."
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December 10, 1999 Composers Roger Bellon (making his second appearance) and Harlan Collins appear via telephone to discuss and introduce the world premiere of selections from "Highlander-A Celtic Opera."



Composers Roger Bellon and Harlan Collins
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December 4, 1992 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on John Barry's score for the 1983 James Bond film "Octopussy." Learn about Enhanced Vision technology for aircraft in an installment of NASA's "The Space Story." Hear outtakes from an interview with Marvel Comics editor/writer Dan Chichester. On the Destinies Radio Theater, David Banner gets caught up in small-town political intrigue, and The Incredible Hulk battles "The Assassin." Plus, the Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars enjoys a musical truce.

    

The Incredible Hulk in "The Assassin."
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April 27, 2001 The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates its 18th anniversary by speaking with actress Lisa Howard, in an interview recorded at I-Con 20; encore readings by Keith R.A. DeCandido, Peter David, and T.A. Barron; music by Grace Lee Whitney, Voltaire, and Julie Caitlin Brown; part 12 of Phil Farrand's "Nitpicker's Fun & Games for Classic Trekkers," read by Denise Crosby; and an acoustic version of Destinies' theme song, "Classical Gas."



The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates its 18th anniversary
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March 29, 1991 Learn about the X-29 aircraft in an installment of NASA's "The Space Story." Plus, part 2 of the Firesign Theater's "Everything You Know Is Wrong" on the Destinies Radio Theater.



The Firesign Theater's "Everything You Know Is Wrong Part 2"
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March 22, 1991 Dave MacPherson relates SF news in "Things To Come." NASA scientists study images of the moon made by the Galileo spacecraft in a chapter of "The Space Story." The Destinies Radio Theater presents part one of The Firesign Theater's "Everything You Know Is Wrong."

The Firesign Theater's "Everything You Know Is Wrong."
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November 8, 1991 In memory of Gene Roddenberry, an encore presentation of "The Star Trek Dream" from the album "Inside Star Trek" plus a Soundtrack Spotlight on James Horner's score for "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock." Dave MacPherson reviews books in "Things To Come." On the Destinies Radio Theater, Dora searches for dishwashing liquid in episode four of "Dishpan Fantasy."



James Horner's score for "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
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​June 26, 1987 "Graphic Detail" # 26: Howard Margolin interviews artist Bill Sienkiewicz at Creation Convention. John Madonia introduces part 3 of "Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds," featuring Richard Burton and Justin Hayward. Plus, "The Destinies-Joe Evangelista Wars" celebrates WUSB's 10th anniversary.



An interview with Bill Sienkiewicz
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May 28, 1985 Ralph Schiano and John Madonia review Frank Herbert's novel "Chapterhouse: Dune" and the James Bond film "A View To A Kill," then are joined by Howard Margolin to discuss the works of the late author Theodore Sturgeon. Plus, Howard interviews artist John Buscema at I-Con IV.



"A Review To A Kill!"
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September 11, 1984 The Destinies Film Review Team (Joe Leo and Kevin Sterner) discusses "Conan The Destroyer" and "C.H.U.D." then, joined by Howard Margolin, takes on "The Last Starfighter." Blue Oyster Cult performs "Veteran of the Psychic Wars." Gary Halada and Clifford Hong continue their interview with "Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine" editor-in-chief Shawna McCarthy and associate editor Sheila Williams. Joe Leo dispenses advice in "Dear Destinies."



The Destinies Film Review Team takes on "The Last Starfighter."
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January 26, 1990 Destinies 5th annual Space Shuttle memorial features Howard Margolin reading Arthur C. Clarke's "Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting." Also, music by the Intergalactic Touring Band. John Cornetto interviews artist Don Maitz at Philcon. John Madonia reviews David Wingrove's "Chung Kuo: The Middle Kingdom" in "Things To Come." And, NASA investigates the hole in the ozone layer over Antartica in a chapter of "The Space Story."

  

5th annual Space Shuttle memorial
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​November 25, 1994 The Destinies Radio Theater presents the Shadow, as he tries to smash an illegal alien smuggling ring and learns that "Death Rides High." Plus, outtakes from an interview with writer Elliot S. Maggin, recorded at I-Con IX.



Death Rides High!
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​October 25,1991 Walter Murphy performs the "Theme from Star Trek." NASA searches for Atlantis in a chapter of "The Space Story." Jeff Lynne's "Wild Times" and music by Michael Kamen from "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." John Cornetto interviews author Paul Kidd at the 1991 Worldcon. The Android Sisters perform "Invasion!" Episode 2 of "Dishpan Fantasy."



An Interview with Paul Kidd!
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June 12, 1992 A salute to filk music, with selections from the album "Songs That Go Filk In The Night," and Howard Margolin singing "Cowboy Lament." John Cornetto lists the nominees for the 1992 Hugo Awards. Learn about NASA's Planet Surface Systems Office in a chapter of "The Space Story." Flash Gordon and his friends find themselves in the court of Emperor Ming in part two of "Flash Gordon" featuring music by Queen, on the Destinies Radio Theater.



A salute to filk music!
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January 5, 2001 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin and Christopher DeFilippis) assembles to discuss their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror movies of 2000.



2000 movie show!
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March 7, 1997 "Graphic Detail" # 107: Full-length interview with Bob Rozakis, DC Comics Executive Director of Production, making his 11th appearance on the show. Plus, The Destinies-Joe Evangelistar Wars Trilogy: The Special Edition.



1997 interview with Bob Rozakis!
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April 9, 2004 Live phone interview with author James Maxey, who discusses and reads from his novel "Nobody Gets The Girl." Plus, music from "Blade" and "Marvel Comics' X-Men 2: Clone Wars." And, Robert O'Reilly and Dwight Schultz present season 4 trivia in Phil Farrand's "Nitpicker's Fun and Games for Next Generation Trekkers."



interview with author James Maxey
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October 30,1984 In Destinies' 2nd Halloween special, Ralph Schiano reads Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," Howard Margolin reads "Spring-Fingered Jack" by Susan Casper , and John Madonia reads Al Sarrantonio's "Pumpkinhead." Also hosted by Gary Halada.​

Destinies' 2nd Halloween special
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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.


image©Peter David

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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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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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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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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