DESTINIES - THE VOICE OF SCIENCE FICTION
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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, Christopher DeFilippis' "DeFlip Side," I-Con updates and highlights, as well as host Dr. Howard Margolin's flawless interviews. Listen Live to WUSB! Click to Stream Live Audio
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September 19, 2014 The Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on John Paesano's score for "The Maze Runner." Christopher DeFilippis discusses America's return to spaceflight in volume 2, number 152 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, master of ceremonies John Sheehan introduces a musical performance by anime voice actress Kristen Nelson at the I-Con 27 Cabaret.
Take the TARDIS to hear all the Classic Destinies episodes including the August 30, 1991 episode featuringJames Horner's score for "The Rocketeer!"
September 12, 2014 Live telephone interview with author John Kenneth Muir, who returns for his 13th appearance to discuss and read an excerpt from his "Space: 1999" novel, "The Whispering Sea."
September 5, 2014 Live telephone interview with composer Marco Beltrami, who returns for his third appearance to discuss and introduce selections from his scores for "Snowpiercer" and "The Giver."
August 29, 2014 Extra-length show featuring a Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight on Robert J. Kral's score for "Batman: Assault on Arkham." Joe R. Lansdale reads his short story "Cowboy" at I-Con 30. Phil Merkel interviews actor Michael Welch at Shore Leave 2014. At the I-Con 27 Cabaret, Master of Ceremonies John Sheehan relates an anecdote about Harlan Ellison, then introduces a capella filksinger Adam Goss. Big Finish Audio celebrates the 40th anniversary of "Doctor Who" with a documentary about the making of their 2003 multi-Doctor crossover, "Zagreus."
August 22, 2014 Part 2 of the Bob Hastings/Robin Williams Memorial. Robin Williams performs "Friend Like Me" from "Aladdin," and "The Grim Rapper" from "Robin Williams Live 2002." On the Destinies Radio Theater, Bob Hastings is featured as Commissioner James Gordon in "Moon of the Wolf," adapted from the episode of "Batman: The Animated Series" written by Len Wein.
August 15, 2014 Part one of a two-part memorial for actors Bob Hastings and Robin Williams. Robin Williams performs as "Grandpa Funk" from his first album, "Reality, What a Concept." Bob Hastings stars in "Inside Story," as originally aired on the June 20, 1957 episode of "X-Minus One."
August 8, 2014 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Audrey Dettmering, Phil and Julia Merkel) assembles for a live discussion of "Guardians of the Galaxy."
August 1, 2014 The Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Fernando Velazquez's score for "Hercules." Christopher DeFilippis discusses his renewed passion for comic book collecting in volume 2, number 151 of "DeFlip Side," which also serves as the 195th edition of "Graphic Detail." I-Con 30's Author Guest of Honor Joe R. Lansdale reads his short story, "Firedog."
July 18, 2014 Christopher DeFilippis describes his pilgrimage to the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk in the 13th anniversary edition, volume 2, number 150 of "DeFlip Side." The Destinies Radio Theater presents a 57-year flashback with "The Merchant of Venus," starring Jackson Beck, as originally aired on the July 18, 1957 episode of "X-Minus One."
July 11, 2014 Saluting the release of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" with the Power Records adaptation of "Planet of the Apes" on the Destinies Radio Theater. At the I-Con 27 Cabaret, master of ceremonies John Sheehan introduces Captain Zorikh of the Death Star Repairmen.
July 4, 2014 Destinies is pre-empted for the WUSB Reggae Marathon!
June 27, 2014 Saluting the release of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" with a Soundtrack Spotlight on Steve Jablonsky's score for "Transformers." The Autobots must prevent the Decepticons from draining the world's oil in the Destinies Radio Theater presentation of "When Continents Collide." Plus, Christopher DeFilippis discusses the latest X Prize competitions in volume 2, number 149 of "DeFlip Side."
June 20, 2014 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Frederik Wiedmann's score for "Son of Batman," and Frederik himself returns for his third live phone interview to discuss and introduce selections from the soundtrack album. Plus, Frederik discusses the art of scoring movie trailers and gives examples from his album "ICON: Dawning Promises."
June 13, 2014 In a live Soundtrack Spotlight Special, Producer Robin Esterhammer returns for his sixth appearance to discuss and introduce selections from the latest releases from Perseverance Records, including Michael Picton's scores for the "Flash Gordon" SyFy series, Donald Rubenstein's "Dawn Imagined," Richard Band's score for "The Pit and the Pendulum," and three volumes of Don Peake's music for the original "Knight Rider" series.
June 6, 2014 Live preview of Eternal Con # 2, featuring a telephone interview with Eternal Con President Frank Patz.
May 30, 2014 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, Brian Krey) assembles live to discuss "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
May 23, 2014 "Graphic Detail" # 194: Live, telephone interview with writer/artist Dan Jurgens, who discusses DC Comics' "The New 52: Futures End," as well as "Aquaman and the Others," and his work on such memorable stories as 1992's "The Death of Superman," 1994's "Zero Hour," and 1999's "Superman/Fantastic Four."
May 16, 2014 Saluting the release of the new "Godzilla" movie with the story of "Godzilla Vs. Amphibion" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Guest of Honor Joe R. Lansdale reads his short story "Godzilla's Twelve-Step Program" at I-Con 30.
May 9, 2014 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard and Rachel Margolin, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, and Brian Krey) swings in for a live discussion of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
May 2, 2014 Saluting the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" with a Soundtrack Spotlight on Danny Elfman's score for "Spider-Man," and an adaptation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's first story in "The Amazing Spider-Man" # 1 from the album "The Amazing Spider-Man: A Young Hero's Journey" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Plus, Christopher DeFilippis discusses NASA's planned mission to Europa in volume 2, number 148 of "DeFlip Side."
April 25, 2014 The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates its 31st anniversary with encore readings by Scott B. Pruden, Patrick Thomas, Keith R.A. DeCandido, and T.A. Barron; new music from Murray Gold, Frederik Wiedmann, Marco Beltrami, Bear McCreary, Devo Spice, and the soundtrack of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang;" and volume 2, number 148 of Christopher DeFilippis' "DeFlip Side."
April 18, 2014 In memory of former Destinies crew member Patrick Lonergan, the Destinies Archives open to present encore readings of his versions of the stories of "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" originally aired on October 30, 1987. The Destinies Radio Theater features "Time Stowaway" from Act One Audio, starring John Archer. A man travels back more than 100 years in the past to find information that can save the world of 2014. A Radiothon special.
April 11, 2014 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, and Brian Krey) assembles live to review "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
April 4, 2014 In a Spring Radiothon special, the Voice of Science Fiction salutes the release of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" with "The Strange Death of Captain America, adapted from the story by Jim Steranko, on the Destinies Radio Theater. Plus, author William Freedman reads an excerpt from his new super-hero novel "Mighty Mighty" at L.I. Con.
March 28, 2014 Christopher DeFilippis discusses the results of his "Sci-Fi Madness Film Franchise Tournament" in volume 2, number 146 of "DeFlip Side." Howard Margolin interviews actor and photographer Robert Leeshock at I-Con 30. Music from Micky Erbe and Maribeth Solomon's "Earth: Final Conflict" score. A Destinies Radio Theater memorial for author Frederik Pohl features "Tunnel Under the World," as originally broadcast on the March 14, 1956 episode of "X Minus One.
March 21, 2014 Live Preview of L.I. Con, Long Island's newest convention of science fiction, science fact, fantasy, and anime, with Chairman Carl Fink and Director of Corporate Marketing Katrina Lovett.
March 14, 2014 Dr. Howard Margolin celebrates his 30th anniversary with the Voice of Science Fiction by presenting a live telephone interview with comedy rap artist Devo Spice, who returns to discuss and introduce selections from his "Doctor Who" tribute album, "I Am The Doctor."
March 7, 2014 Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman's first appearance in Detective Comics # 27 with the conclusion of "The Case of the Laughing Sphinx," a full-length adventure of Batman and Robin, the Teen Wonder on the Destinies Radio Theater.
February 28, 2014 Christopher DeFilippis kicks off his second annual "Sci-Fi Madness Tournament," this year focusing on film franchises, in volume 2, number 145 of "DeFlip Side." At the I-Con 27 Cabaret, Master of Ceremonies John Sheehan introduces filk guests Kathy Sands and Mark Glasser. The celebration of Batman's 75th anniversary begins with the origin of Robin in part one of "The Case of the Laughing Sphinx" on the Destinies Radio Theater.
February 21, 2014 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Phil Merkel, Brian Krey, Gregg Epstein) assembles live to discuss the remake of "RoboCop." How does the new film compare to the original? And what is it worth on the newly-expanded Destinies Rating Scale of zero to $8.50?
February 14, 2014 In a Destinies Radio Theater 69-year flashback, when the Masked Man and Tonto receive a packet of documents and a letter addressed to the President of the United States from a dying man who turns out to be a Federal Agent, will they be able to see that the package gets safely to the Agent's contact? It's a riverboat race to the death in "Firewater," originally aired on the February 14, 1945 episode of "The Lone Ranger."
January 31, 2014 Destinies' 29th annual tribute to the crews of the space shuttles "Challenger" and "Columbia" features Evelyn Husband describing how her relationship with "Columbia" commander Rick Husband began. Christopher DeFilippis lists his best and worst reads of 2013 in volume 2, number 144 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Steven Price's Oscar-nominated score for "Gravity."
January 24, 2014 Live telephone interview with Barry Hoffman, publisher of Gauntlet Press, who discusses his company's output, his own writing, the publication of "Leave Yesterday Alone and Musings" by Richard Matheson, and his long-time friendship with Richard Matheson.
January 17, 2014 Live telephone interview with Glenn Greenberg, who returns for his record-breaking 26th appearance to discuss his article "The Televised Hulk," appearing in "Back Issue" # 70.
January 10, 2014 "Graphic Detail" #193: Live telephone interview with Peter David, who discusses "All-New X-Factor," his work on "Stephen King's The Dark Tower," and his upcoming "Deadpool" miniseries, as well as his novels "Fearless," "Artful," and "Astonishing X-Men: Gifted." Plus, he talks about his 2012 stroke and subsequent recovery.
January 3, 2014 The Destinies Film Review team (Howard Margolin, Phil and Julia Merkel, Brian Krey, Bob Longman and via telephone, Rachel Margolin and Christopher DeFilippis) assembles live to discuss their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror movies of 2013.
December 27, 2013 "Graphic Detail" # 192: The Graphic Detail (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Phil Merkel, and Brian Krey) assembles for a live review of the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 2013.
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