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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December 13, 2013 Saluting the release of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," with an adaptation of "The Rankin/Bass Production of The Hobbit" on the Destinies Radio Theater. In memory of author A.C. Crispin, the Destinies Audiobook Sampler presents part one of her "Star Trek" novel "Yesterday's Son."
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December 6, 2013 Live telephone interview with author T.A. Barron, who returns for his seventh appearance to discuss and read an excerpt from his novel "Atlantis Rising."
November 29, 2013 Christopher DeFilippis reviews "Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor" in volume 2, number 142 of "DeFlip Side." Devo Spice performs "I Am The Doctor." The late astronaut Scott Carpenter is remembered with recordings of how he and the other Mercury astronauts were introduced to the public and trained, as well as Carpenter's "Aurora 7" flight from the Time-Life audio documentary "To The Moon: The Story In Sound."
November 22, 2013 Celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Doctor Who" by speaking with composer Murray Gold, who returns for his fourth live telephone interview to discuss and introduce selections from his scores for "Doctor Who Series 7" and "Doctor Who: The Snowmen/The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe."
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November 16, 2013 The Voice of Science Fiction starts 30 minutes later than usual to join in WUSB's Hip-Hop Marathon with an hour-long concert by Devo Spice, recorded at I-Con 29. Also features guest artist Power Salad.
November 8, 2013 A 71-year flashback on the Destinies Radio Theater features The Shadow in "The Wailing Corpse." A man orders a special glass coffin outfitted with a telephone before his mysterious death. Does he intend to place calls from beyond the grave? Find out in this episode originally aired on November 8, 1942.
November 1, 2013 Live telephone interview with composer Marco Beltrami, who returns for his second appearance to discuss and introduce selections from his scores for "Carrie," "World War Z," and "The Wolverine."
October 25, 2013 Destinies' 31st annual Halloween Special featuring The Archstone Players' performance of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat," recorded live at the Sayville Public Library on October 29, 2012. A Fall Radiothon Special. Make a pledge and receive your copy of two complete Archstone Players productions on CD.
October 11, 2013 Destinies' first Fall Radiothon special featuring a live telephone interview with author Patrick Thomas, who returns for his sixth annual apppearance to discuss and read from his latest books "Cthulhu Knows Best" and "Rites of Passage."
October 4, 2013 Christopher DeFilippis looks at different interpretations of "The Shining" in volume 2, number 141 of "DeFlip Side." Howard Margolin interviews comic book and surrealist artist Rich Buckler at the 2012 New York Comic-Con in the 28th anniversary, 191st edition of "Graphic Detail."
September 27, 2013 In a Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight Special, composer Frederik Wiedmann returns for his second appearance to discuss and introduce selections from his scores for "Green Lantern: The Animated Series Volume 2" and "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox," and talk about his work on "Beware The Batman."
September 20, 2013 Sarah Brightman sings "Who Wants To Live Forever." Christopher DeFilippis discusses his new short story, "The Punk Meets The Godfather," and plays The Who song that inspired it, in volume 2, number 140 of "DeFlip Side." In honor of the IMAX 3D release of "The Wizard of Oz," travel back to 1939 to hear "Leo Is On The Air," the complete MGM promotional "air trailer" for the film featuring an alternate take of "Over the Rainbow" sung by Judy Garland.
September 13, 2013 Part two of the Richard Matheson Memorial featuring the conclusion of Richard's phone interview originally aired on August 16, 2002. Plus, Matheson reads an excerpt from his novel "Somewhere In Time."
September 6, 2013 Part one of a two-part Richard Matheson Memorial featuring an excerpt from "A Stir of Echoes," read by Matheson, and the first half of a digitally-re-edited encore of Richard's interview originally aired on August 16, 2002.
August 30, 2013 Live telephone interview with Perseverance Records Producer Robin Esterhammer and composer/lyricist Richard M. Sherman, who discuss and introduce selections from the 45th anniversary 2-CD re-release of the "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" soundtrack.
August 9, 2013 The Destinies Radio Theater presents "The Strange Orchid," adapted by Don Kisner from a story by H. G. Wells, performed by the Archstone Players.
Mary Aversano, director of the Archstone Players, rehearses a scene from "The Strange Orchid" with actors Howard Margolin and Christopher DeFilippis
August 2, 2013 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Audrey Dettmering, Brian Krey, and Gregg Epstein) regenerates for a live review of "The Wolverine."
July 26, 2013 The Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Marco Beltrami's score for "The Wolverine." Christopher DeFilippis discusses the web series "Star Trek Continues" in volume 2, number 139 of "DeFlip Side." In memory of author Nick Pollotta, an encore of John Cornetto's interview with him originally aired on August 9, 1991, and episode 1 of "The Fantastic Adventures of Phil A. Delphia," originally broadcast in 1986.
July 19, 2013 "Graphic Detail" # 190: Live telephone interview with Harlan Ellison, who returns for his third appearance to discuss his new hardcover DC graphic novel, "7 Against Chaos."
July 12, 2013 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Brian Krey, Gregg Epstein) rides in to discuss "The Lone Ranger."
July 5, 2013 Destinies is pre-empted for the WUSB Reggae Marathon!
June 28, 2013 Preparing for the release of Disney's "The Lone Ranger" with a Destinies Radio Theater presentation of the oldest surviving episode of "The Lone Ranger." The Masked Man and Tonto deal with the Theft of Silver when they face a gang of "Abilene Horse Thieves." Originally broadcast January 28, 1938.
June 21, 2013 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil Merkel, Brian Krey, Gregg Epstein) flies in for a live review of "Man of Steel."
June 14, 2013 Saluting the release of "Man of Steel" with a Soundtrack Spotlight on the 1950s Television Series "Adventures of Superman," and "The Origin of Superman," narrated by Jackson Beck, from the 1966 album "The Official Adventures of Superman" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Plus, Christopher DeFilippis honors the 50th anniversary of Valentina Tereshkova's spaceflight in volume 2, number 138 of "DeFlip Side."
June 7, 2013 Live telephone interview with composer Bear McCreary, who returns for his ninth appearance to discuss and introduce selections from his scores for "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome," "Da Vinci's Demons," and "Defiance-The Video Game."
May 31, 2013 Live telephone interview with author Justin Gustainis, who returns for his fourth appearance to discuss his novels "Sympathy For The Devil" and "Hard Spell." Includes a specially-created audio excerpt from "Hard Spell."
May 24, 2013 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Audrey Dettmering) beams in for a live review of "Star Trek: Into Darkness."
May 17, 2013 Saluting the release of "Star Trek Into Darkness" with a Destinies Radio Theater presentation of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and a Soundtrack Spotlight on Jerry Goldsmith's score for "Star Trek: First Contact." Plus, Christopher DeFilippis reviews "A Memory of Light," the final book of "The Wheel of Time" series in volume 2, number 137 of "DeFlip Side."
May 10, 2013 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, Brian Krey, Gregg Epstein) assembles live to discuss "Iron Man 3."
May 3, 2013 Destinies' 31st year begins with author Keith R.A. DeCandido returning for his record-tying 25th appearance in a live telephone interview to discuss and read an excerpt from his novel "S.C.P.D.: Super City Police Department-The Case of the Claw," and to provide updates about his upcoming works and convention schedule.
April 26, 2013 Destinies celebrates its 30th anniversary with encore readings by Ross Rosenfeld, William Latham, Patrick Thomas, and Drew Henriksen; new music by Murray Gold, Frederik Wiedmann, Marco Beltrami, and Dennis Dreith. Plus, Synergy's version of "Classical Gas." And, Christopher DeFilippis reveals the results of "Sci-Fi Madness" in volume 2, number 136 of "DeFlip Side."
April 19, 2013 Telephone interview with Larry Tye, author of "Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero." Learn the history of the character, and how he evolved through his interpretations in comics, radio, film, and television. Find out why Larry Tye devoted three years to compiling a comprehensive story of the Man of Steel's "life." And, hear Larry's answer to the age-old question, "Is Superman Jewish?"
April 12, 2013 As part of Spring Radiothon and the celebration of Superman's 75th anniversary, the Destinies Radio Theater presents part two of "Superman On Trial." Prosecutor Lex Luthor continues his plot to have the Man of Steel exiled to the Phantom Zone for crimes against humanity, while Lois Lane maintains her defense of the Last Son of Krypton. Features testimony by Adam West, Dave Gibbons, and the Batman.
April 5, 2013 Beginning the celebration of Superman's 75th anniversary. Travel back to 1988 for part one of writer/producer Dirk Maggs' original BBC Radio drama "Superman on Trial." "Accused of crimes against humanity, the Last Son of Krypton stands powerless before a court dominated by Lex Luthor-criminal genius turned Prosecutor. Has Superman really corrupted our children? Can he justify his continued interference in world affairs? Do we know the truth about his powers? Can Lois Lane defend the Man of Steel?" Guest appearance by Jenette Kahn (then-President of DC Comics).
March 29, 2013 Spring Radiothon continues, as Christopher DeFilippis presents "Sci-Fi Madness" in volume 2, number 135 of "DeFlip Side." Go to deflipside.com to vote on the best SF TV show of all time. Saluting the release of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the Destinies Radio Theater presents G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero in "Castle of the Doomed."
March 22, 2013 In the first of Destinies' Spring Radiothon 2013 specials, author Drew Henriksen returns to the WUSB studio for his fifth live appearance to discuss and read an excerpt from his novel "Dragons and Science: Book 3 of Dragon Tales & Stories."
March 15, 2013 Howard Margolin celebrates his 29th anniversary with the Voice of Science Fiction by presenting a live telephone interview with composer Marco Beltrami, who discusses and introduces selections from his scores for "Warm Bodies" and "A Good Day To Die Hard," and tells about his upcoming projects, including "World War Z," "The Wolverine," "Snowpiercer," and "Carrie."
March 8, 2013 Saluting the release of "Wreck-It Ralph" on DVD, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Henry Jackman's score for the film. Plus, hear a Destinies Radio Theater presentation of "Wreck-It Ralph" featuring the voices of the original cast. In addition, Gregg Epstein reviews the direct-to-DVD 2-part animated adaptation of "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns."
March 1, 2013 "Graphic Detail" # 189: Part two of "Comics and Film: Are They A Perfect Match?" Presented in memory of Marc Wilkofsky, who co-hosts the panel, recorded at I-Con 24 along with MaryAnn Johanson (www.flickfilosopher.com) and Howard Margolin. Also includes comments by audience and Destinies crew members Christopher DeFilippis and Barry Loberfeld. In this portion, the panel speculates about the then-upcoming adaptations of "Fantastic Four," "Batman Begins," "X-Men: The Last Stand," "Watchmen," and "Green Lantern," and reminisces about "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Wonder Woman."
February 22, 2013 Christopher DeFilippis discusses J.J. Abrams' announcement to develop films from the games "Portal" and "Half-Life" in volume 2, number 134 of "DeFlip Side." "Graphic Detail" # 188: Part one of "Comics and Film: Are They A Perfect Match?" recorded at I-Con 24, and presented in memory of Marc Wilkofsky, who co-hosts the panel with MaryAnn Johanson (the Flick Filosopher) and Howard Margolin.
February 15, 2013 Live telephone interview with Perseverance Records Producer Robin Esterhammer, who returns for his fourth appearance to discuss and introduce selections from his company's recent releases "Creep Van" by Dennis Dreith, "The Witches of Eastwick" by John Williams, "Capricorn One" by Jerry Goldsmith, and "The Exorcist."
February 8, 2013 In a special presentation of the Destinies Radio Theater, Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane spend a weekend in a "Ghost Town," as originally aired on the October 5th, 1940 episode of "The Shadow."
January 25, 2013 Destinies' 28th annual tribute to the crews of the space shuttles "Challenger" and "Columbia" features part two of "HIgh Calling," written and read by Evelyn Husband, who describes how she met her husband, Rick, and tells about the early life and flying experiences of the final Commander of "Columbia." Then, at the I-Con 27 Cabaret, master of ceremonies John Sheehan talks about his history with the convention, stresses the importance of the proper spelling of a website address, and introduces a capella singer Glen Stollberger, who sings "We Don't Care" and "Battle Hymn of World of Warcraft," then implores the audience to "Get Sunlight."
January 18, 2013 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil's score for "Cloud Atlas." Christopher DeFilippis reviews his best and worst reads of 2012 in volume 2, number 133 of "DeFlip Side." Evelyn Husband reads part one of "High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. January 11, 2013 "Graphic Detail" # 187: Live telephone interview with author Marc Tyler Nobleman, who returns for his second appearance to discuss his latest book, "Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman," a biography of writer Bill Finger, illustrated by Ty Templeton.
January 4, 2013 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, Gregg Epstein) assembles live to list their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror movies of 2012. Also includes the list of absentee reviewer Christopher DeFilippis.
December 28, 2012 "Graphic Detail" # 186: The Graphic Detail (Howard Margolin, Phil Merkel, Brian Krey) reviews the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 2012.
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