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. Regular features include: the Destinies Audiobook Sampler, Soundtrack Spotlight, Graphic Detail, the Destinies Radio Theater, Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthuhlu," poetry by Christina M. Rau, the Destinies Film Review Team, and convention updates and highlights, as well as host Dr. Howard Margolin's flawless interviews. Listen Live to WUSB! Click the player to Stream Live Audio
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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."
Take the TARDIS to hear all the Classic Destinies episodes including the August 7, 1984 episode featuring "Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks."
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.
Take the TARDIS to hear all the Classic Destinies episodes including the March 5, 2004 episode featuring an interview with artist Steve Rude
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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