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DESTINIES - THE VOICE OF SCIENCE FICTION airs on Fridays at 11:30 PM on WUSB, 90.1 FM, the radio station of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Hundreds of writers, artists, editors, actors, producers, directors, and musicians have appeared on the program since its debut in April, 1983. Here are some of the best Classic Destinies episodes from the last 40 years.

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June 28, 2002 Celebrating WUSB's 25th anniversary with a one-hour look back at 1997 featuring "Arianne," by Kyle Vincent; a Destinies Audiobook Sampler of "Men In Black;" an interview with composer David Arnold regarding his score for "Tomorrow Never Dies;" plus other film, Broadway, and television music from 1997. Part of WUSB's "25 years in 25 hours" special programming.


July 19, 1996 Jon Pertwee Memorial Special Part 1: Ralph Schiano interviews Jon Pertwee at Whovent '85. Learn how Pertwee got the part of the 3rd Doctor Who, and his thoughts about playing the role. Part 1 of Pertwee's performance at the I-Con V Cabaret, recorded on April 5, 1986.

July 26, 1996 Jon Pertwee Memorial Special Part 2, featuring Pertwee's 1972 single "Who Is The Doctor?," and the conclusion of his performance at the I-Con V Cabaret, including "Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back."

August 20, 2004 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Jerry Goldsmith's score for "Looney Tunes: Back In Action." Christopher DeFilippis discusses the "Stranger than Fiction" history of Count Cagliostro in volume 2, number 37 of "DeFlip Side." Vlad Tsepis introduces the science fiction improvisational troupe X Plus One at the I-Con 23 Cabaret.


January 11, 1991 Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the "Batman" TV series with selections from the original soundtrack album, and an exclusive interview with actress Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl, recorded at the 1989 Creation Summer Expo.


May 21, 1999 Actor Kenny Baker performs at the I-Con 18 Cabaret, telling jokes and playing the harmonica, joined by Sylvester McCoy on the spoons. Howard Margolin interviews Kenny in the I-Con green room. John Williams' "Duel of the Fates" from the soundtrack of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace." Plus, outtakes from Howard's interview with author Harlan Ellison.


November 17, 2000 Exclusive telephone interview with Tom Lehrer, in which he discusses and introduces selections from his Rhino Records Box Set, "The Remains of Tom Lehrer," including "Introduction," "Silent e," "That's Mathematics," and "So Long, Mom."


February 4, 2000 Live in-studio discussion of the current activities of the Stony Brook Science Fiction Forum with Treasurer Robert Anders and Librarian Dawn Boniface.

November 19, 2004 Christopher DeFilippis provides some thoughts on Thanksgiving and what science fiction fans should be thankful for in Volume 2, Number 40 of "DeFlip Side." Remembering astronaut Gordon Cooper (3/6/27-10/4/04) with an audio transcript of his 1963 Faith 7 flight from the LP "To the Moon: The Story in Sound." The Brobdingnagian Bards perform "Angel's Lament," "Do Virgins Taste Better," and "Jedi Drinking Song" at the I-Con 23 Cabaret, introduced by Vlad Tsepis.

May 1, 1992 Destinies celebrates its 9th anniversary with encore presentations of Jesse Flint reading "The Road to Hell," Dave MacPherson reading "Jamais Vu," and Howard Margolin reading "Nellthu" and "Pattern for Survival;" Bobby Enriquez's version of "Classical Gas," Maynard Ferguson's interpretation of the theme from "Star Trek," and Dennis Daniel and Steve Morrison's "Star Trek VI: The Search for Depends Diapers." Plus, a new installment of NASA's "The Space Story" featuring Carl Sagan, and an interview with author John Peel, recorded at I-Con XI.

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


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


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