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, Christopher DeFilippis' "DeFlip Side," Convention 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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August 26, 2016 The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates one-third of a century on the air by traveling back two-thirds of a century to present "The Bullet," starring Ida Lupino and Elliot Lewis, as originally aired on the December 29, 1949 episode of "Suspense."
Take the TARDIS to hear all the Classic Destinies episodes including the May 25, 2001 episode featuring Agnes Moorehead starring in "Sorry, Wrong Number."
August 19, 2016 In honor of Garden City's Cradle of Aviation Museum's final "'80s Arcade and Karaoke Night," the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Henry Jackman's score for "Pixels," and "Speed Racer's" Peter Fernandez reads "The Story of Atari Super Breakout." Jerry Doyle discusses his experiences on "Babylon 5" in an excerpt from "Have You Seen My Country Lately?" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Christopher DeFilippis responds to listener comments in volume 2, number 173 of "DeFlip Side." Phil Merkel interviews actor Michael Trucco at Shore Leave. In memory of actor Kenny Baker, an encore of his I-Con 18 Cabaret performance and exclusive interview by Howard Margolin, originally aired on Destinies' May 21, 1999 broadcast. A one-hour special.
August 12, 2016 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil Merkel) assembles live to discuss "Suicide Squad," as well as a variety of other topics, including "Ghostbusters," "Star Trek: Discovery," and the return of I-Con, in an unexpectedly extended show.
August 5, 2016 Remembering the late actor and radio talk show host Jerry Doyle with an encore presentation of a press conference with him conducted at I-Con XIV by Howard Margolin, Tony Tellado of "Sci-Fi Talk," Mike Zmuda of "The Centaurian Sentinel," and writer and First Fandom member David A. Kyle. Plus, the introduction from Doyle's book "Have You Seen My Country Lately?: America's Wake Up Call" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler.
July 29, 2016 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering) assembles live to discuss "Star Trek Beyond" Plus, the last chance to win official Star Trek promotional items (baseball cap, multi-device charger, or earphones) for answering the final "Star Trek Trivia Question." Send your answer to DestiniesVoice@aol.com or tweet to @Destinies.
July 22, 2016 Saluting the release of "Star Trek Beyond" with a Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight on Jerry Goldsmith's score for "Star Trek: Insurrection," and the story of "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Christopher DeFilippis discusses why "No Lives Matter" in volume 2, number 172 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, week 3 of the Star Trek Trivia Contest. Win official "Star Trek Beyond" promotional items by e-mailing your answers to DestiniesVoice@aol.com or tweet to @Destinies.
July 15, 2016 Live telephone interview with Peter Axelrad, producer of "The Music of DC Comics Volume 2," including a Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight on the album, tracing the recorded history of DC from 1940 to 2016. Plus, your chance to win official "Star Trek Beyond" promotional items in the second of four "Star Trek" Trivia questions, leading up to the release of "Star Trek Beyond." Email your answers to
DestiniesVoice@aol.com or tweet to @Destinies.
July 8, 2016 July 8, 2016: Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad (and The FuMP) performs a full-length set at the I-Con 29 Cabaret, including his "Dr. Demento Show" hit "Hold On, I've Got To Take This," plus "She Wants An American Girl," "WarcraftWorld," "The Table Near The Band," and more. Plus, your chance to win "Star Trek Beyond" promotional items with the first in a four-part series of "Star Trek" trivia questions. Send answers to DestiniesVoice@aol.com or tweet to @Destinies.
June 24, 2016 Preparing for the release of "The Legend of Tarzan" with a Soundtrack Spotlight on Mark Mancina's score for Disney's "Tarzan." Plus, the Destinies Radio Theater presents "Tarzan's First Birthday" and "Battle With the Apes," the first two episodes of "Tarzan of the Apes," originally broadcast on September 12th and 13th, 1932..
June 17, 2016 Preparing for the release of "Independence Day: Resurgence," the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on David Arnold's score for "Independence Day." Christopher DeFilippis discusses the discovery of chiral molecules in deep space in volume 2, number 171 of "DeFlip Side." Celebrating the Cradle of Aviation's Arcade Age Exhibit with "The Story of Atari Asteroids" on the Destinies Radio Theater.
June 10, 2016 Preview of Eternal Con # 4 with the convention's president, Frank Patz, who returns for his third annual appearance, to discuss this weekend's convention of comic books, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime, and cosplay at Garden City's Cradle of Aviation Museum.
June 3, 2016 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering) assembles live to discuss "X-Men: Apocalypse."
May 27, 2016 Destinies' Marvel Month of May continues with a Destinies Audiobook Sampler/Radio Theater crossover featuring the Graphic Audio adaptation of Peter David's novelization of "Astonishing X-Men: Gifted." In honor of the release of "X-Men: Apocalypse," the Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on John Ottman's score for the film. Plus, celebrating DC's Rebirth event with "Superman's First Adventure," starring Bob Holiday, from the album "The Official Adventures of Superman."
May 20, 2016 Author Keith R.A. DeCandido returns for his 26th live appearance to discuss and read an excerpt from his novel "Thor: Dueling With Giants-Book One of the Tales of Asgard Trilogy," and preview his latest novel, "Stargate SG-1: Kali's Wrath."
May 13, 2016 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering) assembles live to discuss "Captain America: Civil War." Also includes the rating of absentee reviewer Steve Lowenthal.
May 6, 2016 Saluting the release of "Captain America: Civil War" with a Destinies Audiobook Sampler of Tom Taylorson's reading of "Captain America: The First Avenger," and a Soundtrack Spotlight on Henry Jackman's score for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Plus, Phil Merkel interviews Pokemon voice actress Michele Knotz at Immortal Con.
April 29, 2016 The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates its 33rd anniversary with encore readings by Barry K. Nelson and Patrick Thomas, new music from Marco Beltrami ("Fantastic Four," "Gods of Egypt"), Frederik Wiedmann ("Justice League: Throne of Atlantis"), and Blake Neely ("The Flash"), plus Synergy's version of "Classical Gas," and two installments of Christopher DeFilippis' "DeFlip Side," Volume 2, Number 166 (previously aired only on "The Destinies Archives Mini-Marathon"), and Volume 2, Number 170 (results of the "Temporal Tempest").
April 22, 2016 The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates Earth Day with an extra-length presentation of Seeing Ear Theatre's production of "Daughter Earth," written by James Morrow, on the Destinies Radio Theater.
April 15, 2016 "Graphic Detail" # 205: Live phone interview with writer and editor Ralph Macchio, who commemorates the 40th anniversary of his being hired at Marvel Comics.
April 8, 2016 Live telephone interview with Brian Krey, who returns to discuss his article "Echoes of the Dark Knight: The Short-Lived Radio Career of Batman," published in the Spring, 2016 issue of "Nostalgia Digest.
April 1, 2016 Destinies is pre-empted for the WUSB Student Lockin!
March 25, 2016 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Audrey Dettmering) assembles live to discuss "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice." Also includes the proxy reviews of Steve Lowenthal and Todd Zimmer.
March 18, 2016 Host Howard Margolin marks his 1,250th consecutive broadcast by speaking with Christopher DeFilippis (live in-studio) and Skipper Martin (live on phone) about their work on "11/22/63: An Event Podcast." Includes excerpts from interviews with "11/22/63" audiobook reader Craig Wasson, singer Bobby Vinton, and "11/22/63" Hulu series actress Tonya Pinkins.
March 11, 2016 Howard Margolin celebrates his 32nd anniversary with the Voice of Science Fiction by welcoming Glenn Greenberg back for his record-breaking 27th appearance, to discuss Glenn's short story, "XXX" from the anthology "The X-Files: The Truth Is Out There." Plus, Glenn tells about his own interview with "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder for Time Kids.
March 4, 2016 Saluting the New York stop of "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert Tour" with a warp speed sampling of "Star Trek" music through the decades, including cues from "Star Trek: The Naked Time," "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek Generations," "Star Trek: Voyager," "Star Trek: First Contact," "Star Trek: Insurrection," "Star Trek: Nemesis," "Enterprise," and "Star Trek Into Darkness." Plus, Christopher DeFilippis kicks off the "Temporal Tempest," this year's edition of his "Sci-Fi Madness Tournament" in volume 2, number 169 of "DeFlip Side."
February 26, 2016 Saluting the release of the movie "Gods Of Egypt" with a Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight on Marco Beltrami's score for the film, and a live phone interview with the composer himself, who discusses and introduces selections from the soundtrack album.
February 19, 2016 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Jennifer Lowenthal, Christopher DeFilippis, Audrey Dettmering) assembles live to discuss "Deadpool." Also includes the pre-recorded review and rating of Phil Merkel, and proxy commentary from Scott Margolin.
February 12, 2016 Christopher DeFilippis discusses the expanding DC TV Universe in volume 2, number 168 of "DeFlip Side." Saluting the release of "Deadpool" with a combination Destinies Audiobook Sampler and Radio Theater presentation of chapter one of Stefan Petrucha's novel "Deadpool: Paws," adapted by Graphic Audio.
January 29, 2016 Destinies' 31st annual Space Shuttle Memorial featuring a Soundtrack Spotlight on Blake Neely's score for "Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope," and Evelyn Husband reading part 5 of "High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband." Plus, Nana Visitor and Dwight Schultz discuss the first season episode "E.B.E." in another chapter of "The Unofficial X-Files Companion" by N.E. Genge.
January 22, 2016 To mark the revival of "The X-Files," author and media historian John Kenneth Muir returns for his 14th live interview to discuss his latest book, "The X-Files FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Global Conspiracy, Aliens, Lazarus Species, and Monsters of the Week."
January 15, 2016 Christopher DeFilippis lists his best and worst reads of 2015 in volume 2, number 167 of "DeFlip Side." "Moonage Daydream" from the soundtrack of "Guardians of the Galaxy," is presented in memory of David Bowie, as is William Shatner's cover of Bowie's "Space Oddity," from the album "Seeking Major Tom." Learn about the science behind the first season episode "Young at Heart" when Nana Visitor reads from "The Unofficial X-Files Companion" by N.E. Genge.
January 8, 2016 The Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on John Williams' score for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Phil Merkel interviews actress Rheka Sharma at Shore Leave 2015. Marc Gunn performs a set of "Star Wars" drinking songs at the I-Con 29 Cabaret.
January 1, 2016 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil and Jamey Merkel, and Audrey Dettmering) assembles live to list their choices for their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror movies of 2015. Also includes the list of absentee reviewer Steve Lowenthal.
December 25, 2015 "Graphic Detail" # 204: The Graphic Detail (Howard Margolin, Brian Krey, and Keith Dallas) reviews the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 2015.
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