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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. Regular features include: the Destinies Audiobook Sampler, Soundtrack Spotlight, Graphic Detail, the Destinies Radio Theater, Christopher DeFilippis' "DeFlip Side," and I-Con updates and highlights, as well as host Dr. Howard Margolin's flawless interviews.

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December 28, 2007 "Graphic Detail" #162: a full-length review of the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 2007 by Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal, and Brian Krey.



December 21, 2007 Keeping the "Chris" in Christmas, Christopher DeFilippis discusses the Three Wise Men and the Star of Bethlehem in volume 2, number 75 of "DeFlip Side." Colonel Steve Austin also learns the truth about the Star of Bethlehem when the Six Million Dollar Man travels into space in search of "Christmas Lights" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Plus, a Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight on Geoff Zanelli's score for "Hitman."



December 14, 2007 Saluting the release of "I Am Legend" with part two of a reading of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Plus, a press conference with Jamie Bamber, who plays Lee ("Apollo") Adama on the SciFi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica"
recorded at I-Con 26.



December 7, 2007 Prepare for the release of "I Am Legend" with part one of a reading from Richard Matheson's 1954 novel on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Then, return to the I-Con 25 Cabaret for a performance by the Celtic Folk Rock band Emerald Rose, including their hit "Freya, Shakti," "Four Jacks," and the pro-evolutionary "We Come From Monkeys." Plus, a special appearance by Voltaire.

November 30, 2007 Destinies remembers the late composer, Shirley Walker, who died on November 30, 2006 with a Soundtrack Spotlight Memorial Special featuring selections from her scores for "Memoirs of an Invisible Man," "Escape From L.A.," "Space: Above and Beyond," "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm," "Superman: The Animated Series," and "Batman Beyond." Plus, Christopher DeFilippis reviews the internet series "Star Trek: New Voyages," in volume 2, number 74 of "DeFlip Side."



November 23rd, 2007 Destinies celebrates the 44th anniversary of "Doctor Who" with an adventure of the Eighth Doctor on the Destinies Radio Theater. Paul McGann and India Fisher star in "Living Legend."



November 16th, 2007 Destinies celebrates the 30th anniversary
of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" with the Destinies Radio Theater presentation of "The Official Dramatized Recording of Close Encounters of the Third Kind."



November 9th, 2007 Soundtrack Spotlight Memorial to Basil Poledouris, who died on November 8, 2006. In a musical eulogy to the composer, death and funeral songs from his scores for "Conan The Barbarian," "Conan the Destroyer," "RoboCop," "RoboCop 3," "The Hunt for Red October," and "Starship Troopers" are featured, as well as music from "Hot Shots! Part Deux," "The Jungle Book," and "Les Miserables."


Basil recording commentary for the Starship Troopers Special Edition DVD image ©Basil Poledouris, Inc

November 2nd, 2007 Destinies is live with Joel Goldsmith composer of the scores for Kull the Conqueror, Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis and Witchblade



October 26th, 2007 In a live telephone interview, author John Kenneth Muir returns for his 8th appearance on the show to discuss his book "Horror Films of the 1980s," including what went into the process of reviewing the 325 films covered in the text, the Top 15 Horror Films of the decade, and which is the single worst movie he watched. Plus, an update on the second season of John's original internet TV series, "The House Between."



October 19th, 2007 Return to the I-Con 25 Cabaret for the music of the Brobdingnagian Bards. Recorded live in Stony Brook's Student Activities Center auditorium, the Bards perform a selection of their crowd-pleasers such as "The Jedi Drinking Song," "Donald, Where's Your Trousers?", "Bog Down in the Valley," and "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." Plus, Christopher DeFilippis examines Hudson Valley Horror, including "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" as he makes his 100th Destinies appearance in volume 2, number 73 of "DeFlip Side."

October 12th, 2007 Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction is pre-empted
to bring you the:



Destinies will return on October, 19th 2007

October 5th, 2007 Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates the 10th anniversary of "Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict" by presenting a full-length press conference with Anita LaSelva, the actress who played the Taelon known as Zo'or. Originally recorded at I-Con 22.


Anita LaSelva at I-Con 22

September 28th, 2007 Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction salutes the debut of "Bionic Woman" with an adventure of the original Jamie Sommers on the Destinies Radio Theater. When Jamie is assigned to prevent an experimental jet engine disruptor from falling into enemy hands, will she be in time to stop its creator from flying on "Wings of Death?"



Also,
Christopher DeFilippis reflects on the work of the late Robert Jordan, author of the "Wheel of Time" series.

And, in honor of the 25th anniversary of "Knight Rider,"

Michael Knight becomes a "Target for Revenge" in a special presentation of the Destinies Audiobook Sampler

Knight Rider



September 21st, 2007 Destinies brings you back to ICON 24 for part two of the Brobdingnagian Bards concert recorded on
April 10th, 2005



September 14th, 2007 Destinies brings you back to I-Con 24 for part one of a two part concert starring the Brobdingnagian Bards recorded on
April 10th, 2005



September 7th, 2007 Destinies is live with C.C. Ekeke , author of Star Brigade
First Renaissance!



August 31st, 2007 Destinies is live with Neil Norman, head of production for GNP Crescendo Records whose latest CD is Science Fiction Hits Vol. 5

August 24th, 2007 Destinies is live with an interview with T.A. Barron author of the Great Tree of Avalon Trilogy.

 
image Copyright 2007 Thomas A. Barron

August 17th, 2007 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Murray Gold, composer for the current series of Doctor Who and the new Frank Oz film, Death at a Funeral which opened today.


image British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

August 10th, 2007 Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction salutes the debut of SciFi's new Flash Gordon series with an "Official Adventure of Flash Gordon" on the Destinies Radio Theater. The original Flash Gordon, Buster Crabbe, stars with "Speed Racer's" Corrine Orr as Dale Arden in "The Decoys of Ming The Merciless." In addition, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Howard Blake's score for the 1980 Flash Gordon film. And, Christopher DeFilippis discusses movie sequels in volume 2, number 71 of "DeFlip Side."



August 3rd, 2007 Destinies celebrates the direct to DVD release of, "Babylon 5 The Lost Tales" with part two of a reading by Jeanne Cavalos from her Babylon 5 novel Casting Shadows The Passing of the Technomages. Also music by Kenny Young and the Eggplants from the ICON 25 cabaret



July 27th, 2007 Destinies celebrates the direct to DVD release of, "Babylon 5 The Lost Tales" with part one of a reading by Jeanne Cavalos from her Babylon 5 novel Casting Shadows The Passing of the Technomages. Also music by Spider Robinson from the ICON 25 cabaret

July 20th, 2007 It's Destinies Ninth annual Science Fiction Blues Special featuring Christopher DeFilippis' tribute to the Blues Brothers in Volume 2, Number 70 of "DeFlip Side," plus songs by Adam Goss, Claudia Christian, Chris Conner, Jim Byrnes, and Buckwheat Zydeco, and selections from the soundtracks of "Trekkies 2," "The Science of Sleep," "Blade Runner," and "Tucker: The Man and His Dream."



July 13th, 2007 Destinies is live as Glenn Greenberg author of Star Trek: Corps of Engineers e-book, "The Art of the Comeback" is on the Destinies Hotline to discuss the book.

July 6th, 2007 Destinies is pre-empted for the WUSB Reggie Marathon


Uh....make that the Reggae marathon!

June 29th, 2007 Destinies Radio Theater celebrates the opening of the Transformers movie with the audio adventure, "Storms of Destruction". Christopher DeFilippis discusses 19th century Science Fiction in Vol. 2 #69 of, "DeFlip Side" and the Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Victor Youngs score for the 1956 version of Around the World in 80 Days.



Click the link to see the orginal book that went along with this audio adventure on Steve-o's Transformers Site.

Storms of Destruction Book Link

June 22nd, 2007 Destinies is live as the film review team assembles to discuss Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer with Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal, Bryan Krey and Phil Merkel

June 15th, 2007 Destinies celebrates the premiere of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer with the Classic Fantastic Four story, "The Menace of the Miracle Man" in the Destinies Radio Theater.

June 8th, 2007 Destinies celebrates the 25th anniversary of ET The Extra Terrestrial with Part Two of an audio Adaptation of the film starring the original cast and narrated by Michael Jackson.

June 1st, 2007 Destinies celebrates the 25th anniversary of ET The Extra Terrestrial with Part One of an audio Adaptation of the film starring the original cast and narrated by Michael Jackson.

May 25th, 2007 Destinies Radio Theater presents Part Two of Donovan's Brain which originally aired on the May 25th, 1944 broadcast of Suspense





May 18th, 2007 Destinies Radio Theater presents a 63 year flashback to
Part One of Donovan's Brain which originally aired on the
May 18th, 1944 broadcast of Suspense

May 11th, 2007 Your Friendly Neighborhood Destinies Film Review Team gets Spider-Man 3 into their web. Featuring Christopher DeFilippis and Phil Merkel



May 4th, 2007 Destinies 25th year begins with Vol. 2, # 68 of Christopher DeFilippis' "DeFlip Side" in which Chris discusses one of our favorite engineers' flight into the final frontier. Then the Destinies Radio Theater celebrates the opening of Spider-Man 3 with The Amazing Spider-Man: On The Waterfront and some Spider-Man rap by the Great Luke Ski and Sudden Death.

April 27th, 2007 Destinies' 24th Anniversary Special, featuring encore readings by Brandon Sigrist, Michael Cavallaro, Drew Henriksen, Marc Vun Kannon, and Peter David, as well as music by Joseph LoDuca from the soundtrack of "The Triangle," and a new version of "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams and Zoe McCulloch, plus sneak previews of new promos by Dean Haglund and Claudia Christian.

April 20th, 2007 Destinies interviews Kenneth Eng Author of
Dragons: Lexicon Triumvirate

April 13th, 2007 "Graphic Detail" # 161:
Part two of the Spider-Man panel with Glenn Greenberg
and Mark Bernardo, recorded at I-Con 16.

April 6th, 2007 "Saturday Show" by the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players in memory of Rabbi David Honigsberg; "Graphic Detail" # 160:
Part one of the Spider-Man panel with Glenn Greenberg
and Mark Bernardo, recorded at I-Con 16.



March 30th, 2007 The Destinies Convention Review Team aka "Destinies: CRT" discusses I-CON 26 in an hour long live show featuring Adam Goss, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil Merkel and Audrey Dettmering.
Hosted by Howard Margolin





March 23rd, 2007 Live from ICON 26 it's the 22nd Annual Destinies Mystery Guest Special! featuring Adam Goss, Sudden Death, Keith DeCandido, Terri Osborne, Claudia Christian and the Destinies Mystery Guest.
Can you figure out who it is?



Check out my ICON 26 blog as I try to write something coherent during each day of the convention!

Captain Phil thinks about ICON 26

March 16th, 2007 The Live hour-long I-Con 26 Preview Special featuring Destinies own Christopher DeFilippis.



March 9th, 2007 I-Con 26 Performers Preview featuring Denise Crosby, Claudia Christian, Kenny Young and the Eggplants, Rob Balder, Sudden Death, The Great Luke Ski, Captain Zorikh, Aerosith, and the Brobdingnagian Bards.



March 2nd, 2007 Christopher DeFilippis discusses lunar eclipses throughout history in volume 2, number 67 of "DeFlip Side;" Paul Simon performs a song from the soundtrack of "The Wild Thornberrys;" Comedy Rapper Sudden Death recorded at the I-Con 25 Cabaret.



February 23rd, 2007 Destinies is live with writer director John Kenneth Muir discussing his new internet series The House Between!



February 16th, 2007 A special live Destinies with music from Gigi Edgley, Midnight Syndicate, Signal Room, and John Tesh. Segments recorded at the 2005 Official Space: 1999 Convention with Barry Morse, Zienia Merton, and a tribute to Terry Bowers.

        
        Zienia Merton image from the
Space 1999 Catacombs

The 2005 Space: 1999 Convention Pictures and Audio pages

February 9th, 2007 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Howard Shore's "The Lord of the Ring's: The Two Towers-The Complete Recordings;" Christopher DeFilippis discusses collectible books in volume 2, number 66 of "DeFlip Side;" the I-Con 25 Cabaret begins with an introduction by emcees Vlad Tsepis and Creighton and the music of Captain Zorikh.



Febraury 2nd, 2007 Destinies is pre-empted for the WUSB Reggie Marathon



Oops! That should be a Reggae Marathon! Sorry Reggie! As you can see tpyos are my constnat compnaion.

January 26th, 2007 22nd annual Space Shuttle Memorial featuring Soundtrack Spotlight on Philip Glass' score for Roving Mars; Part two of Homer Hickam, Jr.'s Back to the Moon read by Boyd Gaines on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler; Dwight Schultz discusses the first season episode "Fallen Angel" in N. E. Genge's "The Unofficial X-Files Companion;" and the title track from Don Adams' pre-Get Smart comedy album "The Detective."

     
Challenger Memorial Station,    
Meridiani Planum, Mars        


January 19th, 2007 The Destinies Audiobook Sampler presents part one of Back to the Moon by Homer Hickam read by Boyd Gaines. Christopher DeFilippis returns with the best and worst reads of 2006 in volume 2, number 65 of "DeFlip Side," and the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on the Henry Mancini and Michael Kamen score for Lifeforce.



January 12th, 2007 The Destinies radio theater honors the memory of the late Jack Williamson (April 29, 1908 November 10, 2006) with an adaptation of the classic story, "With Folded Hands" originally aired on the
April 15th 1950 episode of Dimension X.


     Click for Williamson Bibliography    Click for David Brin Williamson essay

July 1991 Jack Williamson Interview conducted by Larry McCaffery for Science Fiction Studies #54 Volume 18, Part 2

January 5th, 2007 Destinies presents the best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Action/Adventure films of 2006 as the Destinies Film Review team assembles. Featuring Jim Rowland, Christopher DeFilippis and Phil Merkel. The complete list of films we considered is available by clicking the film reel





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