DESTINIES - THE VOICE OF SCIENCE FICTION
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November 24, 2023 Destinies joins in WUSB's 24-hour Country, Bluegrass and Folk Music Marathon. Enter Science Fiction Country for the first time with a song by Roger Williams from the soundtrack of Superman III, some Gothic Country music from Aurelio Voltaire, and the return of legendary genre actors William Shatner from Star Trek, Bill Mumy from Lost in Space and Babylon 5, and Jim Byrnes from Highlander-The Series. Plus, click on the microphone above to learn about the 315 different exclusive premiums available to thank you for your pledge of support to WUSB's Radiothon at http://www.wusb.fm/pledge.
Take the TARDIS to hear all the Destinies episodes including the August 30, 1991 episode featuring James Horner's score for "The Rocketeer."
November 17, 2023 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Audrey Dettmering, Dave Campfield, and Timothy Gillespie) assembles live to discuss "The Marvels." Learn if the story is accessible if a viewer is not familiar with the events of Captain Marvel, WandaVision, and Ms. Marvel. Are the characters and story one-dimensional, or do they contain hidden depths, like a Flerken? Are the visual effects up to the usual Marvel standards? Is the musical sequence amusing, gratuitous, or just annoying? Is the film really a zero-star disaster, as Newsday described it? And, if not, what is the movie worth on the Famous Destinies $0.00-9.00 Rating Scale?
November 10, 2023 Destinies joins in WUSB's 24-hour Blues Marathon for the first science fiction blues special since 2010. Learn that the blues isn't just limited to planet Earth, with songs by Timothy P. Wood, filksinger Tom Smith, and legendary genre actors William Shatner from Star Trek, Bill Mumy from Lost in Space and Babylon 5, and Jim Byrnes from Highlander-The Series. A Fall Radiothon special. Click on the picture of the microphone to view the list of over 316 different exclusive premiums for your pledge of support, which you can make at http://www.wusb.fm/pledge.
October 27, 2023 In its extra-length 41st annual Halloween Special, Destinies celebrates the 85th anniversary of The Mercury Theater on the Air's broadcast of "War of the Worlds" with the debut of music from a new, heavy metal interpretation of the material, from the band Insensate Machine. The band's lead vocalist, and the album's writer and producer Billy Davis returns to the WUSB studio to discuss the project and introduce selections from the album. Learn about how Billy worked on this album for more than 30 years, before finally releasing it in 2023. Find out which elements of the classic broadcast most inspired the music, and how excerpts from the radio show were incorporated into the album. And discover where you can see Insensate Machine performing live in the near future.
October 20, 2023 At the Long Island Doctor Who 60th anniversary convention, Howard Margolin speaks with Katy Manning, who played the Third Doctor's assistant, Jo Grant. You'll learn about her friendship with Jon Pertwee, her feelings about reprising the role of Jo, almost 50 years after leaving the series, and her extensive career on stage, television, and audio. Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a man who has developed a new form of lie detector. Christina M. Rau reads her poem "When the Mermaids Come Out to Play." Actor Mark Goddard is remembered with a memory of his time filming "Lost in Space," and actress Phyllis Coates is memorialized with the themes from "Superman and the Mole Men," and "The Adventures of Superman."
October 13, 2023 Allan Asherman, author of The Star Trek Compendium, who died on September 22nd, at the age of 76, is remembered with an encore of an interview conducted by John Cornetto in 1988. Then, John Madonia reviews Asherman's The Star Trek Interview Book. Jumping ahead to 2015, Allan Asherman recalls his association with DC Comics' editor Julius Schwartz in his capacities as Julie's assistant and as DC's official librarian in the 239th edition of "Graphic Detail." In honor of the birthday of Chris Carter, Dwight Schultz and Nana Visitor analyze the first season episode "Miracle Man," in an installment of "The Unofficial X-Files Companion," by N.E. Genge.
October 6, 2023 Return to Meglos: 2022 for the conclusion of the Cat Smith concert. Cat, the reigning, and self-proclaimed Miss Nerdstiles, entertains the audience at the Long Island Doctor Who Convention with a set of music including "The Preamble" from "America Rock," as well as Lyn-Manuel Miranda's "Ben Franklin's Song" from "Hamildrops" and "Surface Pressure" from "Encanto," Jonathan Larson's "30/90" from "tick, tick...Boom!," Stephen Schwartz's "No Time At All" from "Pippin," and more.
September 29, 2023 Return to Meglos: 2022, the Long Island Doctor Who convention, for part one of a two-part concert by Cat Smith, a.k.a. Miss Nerdstiles, who accompanies herself on the ukelele as she sings songs about Doctor Who's wife, River Song, and covers Barenaked Ladies' "Box Set," "Weird Al" Yankovic's "One More Minute," Peter Schilling's "Major Tom," and Dar Williams' "The Pointless Yet Poignant Crisis of a Co-Ed." Plus, Cat tells the story of how she got a lap dance from "Weird Al" on her birthday.
September 22, 2023 An extra-length, special presentation of the Destinies Radio Theater, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the new audio drama mini-series "Anne Manx: Beginnings," from the Radio Repertory Company of America, featuring a live phone interview with writer Larry Wiener and producer, engineer, and composer Angelo Panetta. Discover how actresses Heather Botts and Lauren McCullough were cast as the younger versions of the characters previously played by Claudia Christian and Patricia Tallman. Find out if the stories were influenced by the political and medical situations of 2020, and how they made use of Heather Botts' extensive musical theater experience. Learn about the immersive 3-D Audio process used to present the series, and Angelo and Larry's plans for the next installment starring the original cast. And,
hear excerpts from the series, featuring Botts, McCullough, original Anne Manx cast member Richard Fish, as well as Destinies crew members Howard Margolin and Christina M. Rau.
September 15, 2023 Return to Eternal Con 2021 for the conclusion of the exclusive interview with Paul Clarke, a.k.a. Dr. Mego. In this installment, learn the stories behind Mego's aborted "Greatest American Hero" action figure, the origin of the Micronauts, why Mego never produced "Star Wars" figures, and the reason for the closing of the original Mego Corporation. Christina M. Rau reads her poem "At Home In Time For Dinner In A Factory Town." Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a role-playing king who has let power go to his head. Plus, music to celebrate the 30th anniversaries of "The X-Files," "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," and "SeaQuest DSV."
September 8, 2023 Part 2 of the 3-part exclusive interview with Paul Clarke, a.k.a. Dr. Mego, recorded at Eternal Con 2021. In this installment, Dr. Mego discusses how he chooses which classic figures to revive and update for the 21st century, how interest in Star Trek figures has been spurred by the new series Star Trek: Discovery, why he immediately decided to add Flash, Green Lantern, and Lex Luthor to the DC line, the intricacies of adapting classic and modern horror movie icons, and the circumstances behind the end of his official relationship with Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken."
September 1, 2023 In memory of actress Arleen Sorkin (10/14/55-8/24/23), you'll hear the origin of her best-known character on "The Harley Quinn Tapes," from the video game "Batman: Arkham Asylum." Then, travel back to Eternal Con 2021 for part one of a three-part interview with Paul Clarke, a.k.a. Dr. Mego. You'll learn how this child of the 1970s rediscovered his passion for Mego action figures in the 1980s and 1990s. You'll discover how he decided to become Dr. Mego by re-creating the accessories, costumes, and bodies sought by adult collectors, and how he became involved in the early days of "Robot Chicken." And, you'll find out how he was able to resurrect the Mego brand, and bring the line back, to match the sensibilities of today's more discerning fans.
August 25, 2023 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Audrey Dettmering, Dave Campfield, and Justin Paul) assembles live to discuss "Blue Beetle." Is the premise true to the comic book source material? Are the characters entertaining or just caricatures? Does the story offer anything original, or is it just a mash-up of tropes from the last 15 years of super-hero movies? If so, what elements have we seen before, and where? Does this offer a new beginning for the DC Universe, or continue this year's trend of DC disasters? And, what is the film worth on the famous Destinies' zero-to-nine-dollars rating scale? Plus, as a bonus feature on this extra-length episode, the team looks back at some of the summer's biggest films, including "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts," "Barbie," and "Oppenheimer."
August 18, 2023 The Destinies Radio Theater presents a 68-year slipback, taking you to the planet Landro, where, following an ill-fated first expedition, the second expedition team faces the accidental destruction of the serum the Earthmen need in order to immunize themselves from an indigenous plague, a plague from which the natives are immune, but which is deadly to Earthmen. In trying to get the natives to divulge the secret of their immunity, they fail on all counts, the Earthmen’s condescending, arrogant attitude toward the natives not the best of diplomatic approaches. Bret Morrison, best known as "The Shadow," stars in "Courtesy," as aired on the August 18th,1955 episode of "X Minus One."
August 11, 2023 Long Island Doctor Who convention showrunner Ken Deep materializes in the WUSB studio for an up-to-the-minute full-length preview of what he calls L.I. Who 60, to be held from August 18-20, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the world's longest-running science fiction television show. Learn about the guests who span the history of Doctor Who, including Paul McGann, Sacha Dhawan, Frazer Hines, Katy Manning, Michael Troughton, John Peel and many more, including Blake's 7 actress Jan Chappell. You'll hear about the panels and events scheduled for the convention, including a screening of the documentary Doctor Who Am I, a concert by Cat Smith, the photo opportunities with the celebrities, the announcement of the author line-up for the new book The Companions of Doctor Who, and FrazerCon 4.
August 4, 2023 Preparing for the release of The Last Voyage of the Demeter with the Destinies Radio Theater presentation of "Terror in the Snow," adapted from the story in Marvel's "Tomb of Dracula" #19 written by Marv Wolfman. Dracula and his nemesis, Rachel Van Helsing, are lost in a winter storm in the Transylvanian Alps. Will they work together to survive, or kill each other, as they have always tried to do? Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a clown who is being stalked by a groupie. Christina M. Rau reads her poem "Ganymede Has a Party." And, learn the next group of nominees for the 2023 Hugo Awards.
July 28, 2023 Saluting the release of Disney's Haunted Mansion with a full-length presentation of the "The Story and Song from the Haunted Mansion" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Travel back to 1969, when the original attraction opened at Disneyland, as two teenagers, Mike, played by Ron Howard, and Karen, played by Robie Lester, are walking home from a date, and get caught in a rainstorm. They seek shelter inside the Haunted Mansion, and experience a real-life version of the ride, meeting some of the mansion's best-known inhabitants, including the Ghost Host, the Raven, and Madame Leota. Will Mike and Karen escape? And will anyone believe what they went through? Plus, learn about the first set of nominees for the 2023 Hugo Awards.
July 21, 2023 The Voice of Science Fiction remembers writer and Oscar-winning actor Alan Arkin (3/26/34-6/29/23), with songs from Arkin's 1983 super-hero musical The Return of Captain Invincible. Plus, you'll hear Dale Grothmann's reading of "Whiskaboom," a short story written by Alan Arkin, published in the August,1955 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine. Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a man whose girlfriend is cheating on him with a sex doll. Christina M. Rau reads her poem "A Girl in Bay Leaves."
July 14, 2023 Live telephone interview with author John Kenneth Muir, who returns for his 15th appearance to talk about his latest book Horror Films of 2000 to 2009.
Learn about how the face of horror movies evolved following the events of 9/11. What were the trends and tropes that recurred in the 312 films reviewed in the book? Which were the films that John selected as the ten best of the decade? And, which film has the dubious distinction of being the worst movie of the 2000s? Plus, John talks about his audio drama series "Enter The House Between."
July 7, 2023 The Destinies Film Review Raiders (Howard Margolin, Audrey Dettmering, Dave Campfield, Justin Paul, plus DJ TK and Alex from WUSB's "Threat Level Midnight") assemble for a live discussion of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Should the franchise have remained buried, or will it yet bring Fortune and Glory to the saga? Can Harrison Ford convincingly pull off starring in an action movie at age 80, even with digital de-aging? Is Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Helena Shaw a credible successor? Was time-travel the right choice for an inexplicable plot element, and has the series benefited from a shift from the supernatural to the science fictional? How much did the film get right and wrong about setting the story in 1969? And what is the film worth on the famous Destinies zero to nine dollars rating scale?
June 30, 2023 Destinies is pre-empted by WUSB's Romulan Ale Marathon.
Sorry, that should be Reggae Marathon.
June 23, 2023 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Dave Campfield, Timothy Gillespie, Justin Paul, and WUSB's "Threat Level Midnight's" DJ TK and Alex) run in for a live discussion of "The Flash." Is the Scarlet Speedster's solo cinematic debut "the greatest super-hero movie of all time," or just another DC disappointment? What are the circumstances that trade out Ben Affleck's Batman for Michael Keaton's? Can Ezra Miller successfully play Barry Allen at two different ages? Will audiences pay to see a film about a character that just ended a nine-season run on free television? And, what is the movie worth on the famous Destinies zero to nine dollars rating scale?
June 16, 2023 The Destinies Radio Theater marks the opening of The Flash with the beginning of the story of his origin and multiple deaths, as well as the history of the multiverse, as Barry Allen narrates Graphic Audio's adaptation of the classic series Crisis on Infinite Earths. Preparing for the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, travel back to 1546 to learn how a conquistador was compelled to slaughter his men in service to a mysterious voice. Then, jump ahead to the Yucatan Peninsula in 1957, as the world's most famous archaeologist explores a Mayan temple in chapter one of James Rollins' novelization of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, read by L.J. Ganser, on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler.
June 9, 2023 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Dave Campfield, Timothy Gillespie, Natalie Voltz, and Alex from WUSB's "Threat Level Midnight") swings in for a live discussion of "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse." Does the story develop the characters beyond where they were in the last film? Who are some of the other Spider-Men who cameo within the Spider Society? Is the Spot truly a threat to all reality? How many plot problems did the team identify within the movie? And, what is the film worth on the famous Destinies zero-to-nine dollars rating scale?
June 2, 2023 The Destinies Audiobook Sampler salutes the release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse with chapter 2 of Steve Bailing's novelization of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, read by Cary Hite.
In preparation for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, learn the origin of the Transformers, and the story of how they came to Earth in "The Battle for Cybertron," written by Scott Siegel, on the Destinies Radio Theater.
Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" offers advice to a clown who is having trouble making a living when so many people are afraid of clowns. Christina M. Rau reads her poem "Thinking in Terms."
May 26, 2023 "Graphic Detail" # 238: Part 2 of the Rachel Pollack Memorial Interview, recorded at I-Con 14, in which the former Doom Patrol writer talks about her artistic collaborators on the series, and her upcoming projects in comics and prose.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the Destinies Radio Theater presents "The Ewoks Join the Fight." And, to prepare for the release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the Destinies Audiobook Sampler features the start of Miles Morales' adventures in chapter one of Steve Bailing's novelization of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, read by Cary Hite.
May 19, 2023"Graphic Detail" # 237 Honoring the memory of writer and transgender activist Rachel Pollack, who died of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the age of 77 on April 7th, with part one of a two-part encore of an interview recorded at I-Con 14. Rachel Pollack, then fresh off her two-year run as writer of DC Comics' Doom Patrol, discussed her work on the title, including how she inherited the writing reins from the legendary Grant Morrison; how she created comics' first transgender super-hero, Coagula; how she responded to the criticism of her work being called "weirdness for weirdness' sake," and some of her most memorable stories for Doom Patrol. You'll also hear about her early encounters with Neil Gaiman, her long-time interest in the Kabbalah and Tarot, and her writing of the Vertigo Tarot Deck.
May 12, 2023 The Destinies Film Review Guardians (Howard Margolin, Audrey Dettmering, and Dave Campfield) gather live to discuss "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Does the story provide satisfying arcs for the characters? Is the High Evolutionary a compelling villain or just another whiny megalomaniac? Will long-time fans be happy with the way Adam Warlock was presented, after first being teased with his appearance six years ago? Why does Nebula look so radically different this time? Who were the stand-out characters in the movie? Is the soundtrack helped by adding decades of music to its playlist, by substituting a Zune for a Walkman? And, what is the film worth on the famous Destinies zero to nine dollars rating scale?
May 5, 2023 Destinies begins its 41st year with a salute to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, featuring the prologue and chapter one of Chris Wyatt's novelization of Guardians of the Galaxy, read by Chris Patton, on the Destinies Audio Book Sampler, and a cue from Tyler Bates' "Guardians of the Galaxy" score. Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" marks five years as a monthly feature by answering a letter from a man whose pregnant and religious wife underwent an "Undivine Conception." Christina M. Rau reads her poem "Too Safe."
April 28, 2023 Hour-long 40th anniversary special, featuring encore readings from authors J.H. Nadler ("The Books of Alexandrea, Book 1: The Book Club" and "Book 2: The Between,"), J.R.H. Lawless ("The Rude Eye of Rebellion"), and Patrick Thomas ("Bikini Jones Vs. The Brainnappers from Outer Space"); never-before-aired commentary about Doctor Who from editor David Bushman; the radio debut of "Brother" from The Ten Commandments-The Musical, introduced by singer, actor, and producer David Serero; Chrstina M. Rau's poem "Like Clockwork;" and Alan Parsons' "Fare Thee Well," dedicated to the memory of his late partner Eric Woolfson, and the music they created for the Alan Parsons Project. Plus, a collection of anniversary greetings from celebrity guests who have appeared on the show during the past 40 years. A Spring Radiothon Broadcast. Click on the picture of the microphone above to view the list of Destinies Exclusive Premiums, which can be yours if you make a pledge at www.wusb.fm/pledge.
April 21, 2023 Saluting the 85th anniversary of Superman, with a presentation by the legendary Power Records on the Destinies Radio Theater. Travel back to 1975, as the Man of Steel has to protect a brilliant young scientist who has invented a revolutionary new fuel source. When evil forces intervene, will Superman be able to save the secret of "Weatherspoon's Catalyst?" Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a woman whose roommate runs an ostrich brothel and tells how you can support WUSB during Spring Radiothon. Plus, music by Hans Zimmer from his score for "Man of Steel."
April 14, 2023 Saluting the release of the movie Renfield, with a full-length presentation of the Destinies Radio Theater. Travel to London in 1963, as a reporter who has been ushered into Dracula's lair recounts his experiences with the Lord of Vampires as he types up his story. Will the reporter stand by as the Count hunts for prey in the streets of London? How will he respond to Dracula's offer to let him join his army of vampires? Will he survive to file his story? Find out in the story of "Dracula's Return," starring Gabriel Dell, from the album "Famous Monsters Speak." And, learn how you can receive your choice of over 300 different exclusive premiums, as well as many WUSB items, for your pledge of support during this Spring Radiothon special.
April 7, 2023 Honoring the memory of composer Gerald Fried, who died on February 17th at the age of 95, with a Soundtrack Spotlight Special, featuring Fried's iconic music for the Star Trek episodes "Shore Leave" and "Amok Time," as well as cues from Lost In Space, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and Mission: Impossible. Plus, you'll hear commentary by Gerald Fried himself on writing music for Star Trek and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. And, click on the picture of the microphone above and to the left to view the complete list of Destinies exclusive premiums, which you can receive for your support of WUSB during Spring Radiothon.
March 31, 2023 Destinies is pre-empted by the 24 hour student takeover!
March 24, 2023 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Dave Campfield, Timothy Gillespie, and Justin Paul) assembles live to discuss Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Learn if the movie earns the fury of the critics, or if it deserves to wield the Power of Shazam. Do the characters show any development from the first film? Have the writers learned how the SHAZAM powers are supposed to work? Whose cameo appearances worked the best? Were the Daughters of Atlas the best choice of villains for the story? And, what is the movie worth on the Famous Destinies zero to nine dollars rating scale?
March 17, 2023 Saluting the opening of Shazam! Fury of the Gods by speaking with actor Jackson Bostwick, who played Captain Marvel on TV's Shazam! in 1974. In this exclusive interview, recorded at Eternal Con 2021, you'll learn how Jackson's life-long love of Captain Marvel from the 1940's comics and serials helped him prepare for the role and find out about the bizarre circumstances that caused him to be replaced during the show's second season. Hear about his friendships with television's Lone Ranger Clayton Moore, and Captain Marvel creator C.C. Beck. And, discover his feelings about the current cinematic incarnation of Shazam, and if he would agree to a cameo in the new movie.
March 10, 2023 Host Howard Margolin celebrates his 39th anniversary with the Voice of Science Fiction by presenting an exclusive interview with actor Peter Davison, who played the Fifth Doctor Who, from 1981-1984. In this conversation, recorded at Meglos: 2022, find out why Peter chose to put a three-year limit on his term as Doctor Who. Discover how being the first Doctor to have actually grown up watching the show influenced his decision to take the part. Learn how he has continued to voice the Doctor for Big Finish Audio Productions since 1999. And, hear Peter reminisce about his roles as the Dish of the Day in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and King Arthur in the West End production of Monty Python's Spamalot. Also, Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a woman with a soap problem. Plus, Christina M. Rau reads her poem "Space is the Place."
March 3, 2023 "Graphic Detail" # 236 Live telephone interview with artist and comics historian Arlen Schumer, author and designer of "The Silver Age of Comic Book Art," which explores the way comic book art evolved between 1956 and 1972. A noted illustrator and lecturer, Arlen Schumer talks about the artists he chose to profile in his book, which was originally published in 2003, and revised in 2014, including Carmine Infantino, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Jim Steranko, Neal Adams, and many more; how he selected the spectacular array of art, and the unique way he presented it.
February 24, 2023 The Destinies Film Review Avengers (Howard Margolin, Audrey Dettmering, Dave Campfield, Justin Paul) assemble live to discuss "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania." Learn if the film has the emotional resonance of the first two. How do the Langs and the Pyms react to their return to the Quantum Realm? Is Kang the Conqueror strong enough to be the next Marvel Movie Menace? And what is the film worth on the famous Destinies zero to nine dollars rating scale?
February 17, 2023 Saluting the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania by learning why Scott Lang originally went to prison in chapter two of Marvel's Ant-Man, adapted by Chris Wyatt, and read by McCloud Andrews, on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler, as well as a Soundtrack Spotlight on Christophe Beck's score for Ant-Man and the Wasp. Christina M. Rau reads her poem "An Intense Event of Galactic Proportions." Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a Peeping Thomasina.
February 10, 2023 In a live telephone interview, editor David Bushman discusses the essay anthology A World of Demons: The Villains of Doctor Who. "From Daleks and Cybermen to Weeping Angels and The Silence, the greatest villains of the Who-niverse have achieved an iconic status all their own, haunting the nightmares of millions." For the first time, a collection of essays by 17 different Doctor Who experts, deconstructs this gallery of the Doctor's enemies, and editor David Bushman provides an overview of the articles. You'll learn which of the many monsters the Doctor has faced made the cut for this book. You'll hear how the foes of the Doctor have evolved over the past sixty years, especially between the classic and the new series. And, you'll hear contributor Ken Deep's opinion about why the Doctor's greatest enemy is himself.
January 27, 2023 In Destinies' 38th annual tribute to the crews of the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, Evelyn Husband relates the story of Rick's training for his 1999 flight as pilot of the shuttle Discovery in part 13 of High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband. The Destinies Radio Theater celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Lone Ranger with the story of his origin in "Ambush at Bryant's Gap." And, return to I-Con 30 to learn who won the coveted t-shirt and plastic trophy in "I-Con's Got Talent-The Results!"
January 20, 2023 Continuing the salute to the 50th anniversary of The Night Strangler with chapter one of Jeff Rice's second novel about reporter Carl Kolchak, read by Johnny Heller, on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Return to I-Con 30 as the competition continues with music and comedy in round two of "I-Con's Got Talent?" Plus, Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a woman on a beach volleyball team.
January 13, 2023 Travel back to I-Con 30 for part one of highlights from "I-Con's Got Talent?" featuring songs from "Jekyll and Hyde" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" Christina M. Rau reads her poem "Maggots: A Rapture." Celebrate a half-century since the second appearance of reporter Carl Kolchak as Johnny Heller reads the prologue from Jeff Rice's novel "The Kolchak Papers: The Night Strangler" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler.
January 6, 2023 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Audrey Dettmering, Dave Campfield, and Timothy Gillespie) assembles live to list their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, horror, and super-hero movies of 2022. Will any of the 94 films eligible for consideration make all the lists? Which films would the reviewers have wanted to see that they missed? What movies are the team looking forward to in 2023? Plus, look ahead to the film review list for 2023 and take a look back at Destinies: 2022.
December 30, 2022 Remembering author Greg Bear (8/20/51-11/19/22) with a TEDx Seattle talk of his recorded April 16, 2010. Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a man with a unicorn problem. Honoring the centennial of Stan Lee with his narration of the story of Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy from the 1976 album "Spider-Man: Rock Reflections of a Superhero."
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