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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 highlights from
1985 - 2008, as well as host Dr. Howard Margolin's flawless interviews.

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December 26, 2008 "Graphic Detail" # 168: A live review of the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 2008 by Howard Margolin and Brian Krey, featuring the debut of the William Katt promo.





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December 19, 2008 Annual Holiday special featuring Christopher DeFilippis' reflections on the 40th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 8 in volume 2, number 87 of "DeFlip Side." Col. Steve Austin and Oscar Goldman travel to the North Pole to investigate the melting of the Polar ice cap, and get involved in an "Elves' Revolt" in this Christmas adventure of "The Six Million Dollar Man" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Plus, in memory of composer Derek Wadsworth, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on his music for "Space: 1999 Year Two."

 
http://www.derekwadsworth.com


Obituary

December 12, 2008 Celebrating the 30th anniversary of "Superman-The Movie" as author John Kenneth Muir returns for a live telephone interview to discuss the landmark film, as well as the second edition of "The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television."



December 5, 2008 "Graphic Detail" # 167: A live telephone interview with William Katt, star of "The Greatest American Hero" and publisher of Catastrophic Comics, who reminisces about his time in the red suit, talks about his recent and upcoming film and TV projects, and discusses the offerings from Catastrophic Comics, including the super-hero-noir series "Sparks," and the new "Greatest American Hero" mini-series.


William Katt in 2005

November 28, 2008 Part two of the March 24, 2006 Emerald Rose concert at Stony Brook University, featuring "Urania Sings," "We Come From Monkeys," "Red-Haired Mary," "Come to the Dance," and "Donald Macgillavry."



http://www.emeraldrose.com

November 21, 2008 Part one of the Emerald Rose concert recorded on March 24, 2006. Returning to Stony Brook, the Celtic-American Folk Rock Band performs songs from their album Archives of Ages To Come, including "Four Jacks," "Take Me Down (To Her Water)," and "Queen of Argyll," plus the rousing "Go, Lassie, Go," and "The Concerned Hobbits Drinking Set" featuring music from "The Lord of the Rings."

November 14, 2008 A Fall Radiothon 2008 Special: Saluting the release of the latest 007 movie with part two of Ian Fleming's "A Quantum of Solace," read by Anthony Valentine, on the James Bond Audiobook Sampler. Christopher DeFilippis reflects on the meaning or meaninglessness of life in volume 2, number 86 of "DeFlip Side." And, in memory of author Michael Crichton, Anthony Heald reads part two of "The Lost World" in a Destinies Audiobook Sampler extra.



November 7, 2008 A Fall Radiothon 2008 Broadcast: Preparing for the release of the new James Bond film, Anthony Valentine reads part one of Ian Fleming's original story "A Quantum of Solace," on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on John Barry's score for the 1967 007 film "You Only Live Twice." And, in memory of Michael Crichton, Anthony Heald reads part one of "The Lost World" in an Audiobook Sampler Extra.

October 31, 2008 Destinies' 26th Annual Halloween Special featuring "Calling All Souls," as originally broadcast on the October 31, 1948 episode of "Quiet Please." When Louis is condemned to die for a murder he didn't commit, he decides to release his soul from his body to search for the spirits of the victims, who wander the Earth on Halloween, and beg them to give him the name of the true killer.



October 24, 2008 In "Destinies'" 2nd Fall Radiothon 2008 broadcast, Christopher DeFilippis discusses his choices for some seasonally-appropriate reading, when he reviews "Anchorwick" by Jeffrey E. Barlough and Neil Gaiman's "Coraline" in Volume 2, Number 85 of "DeFlip Side." Howard Margolin and "Sci-Fi Talk's" Tony Tellado team up to interview actor Jeffrey Combs, who talks about his roles in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Enterprise," "The 4400," "Justice League Unlimited," and "The Re-Animator." Plus, Jeffrey Combs reads from H.P. Lovecraft's "Herbert West, Re-Animator," on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler.


Jeffrey Combs in 2008

October 17, 2008 The Voice of Science Fiction presents a live telephone interview with Jarrett Crippen, aka The Defuser, the winner of season two of "Who Wants To Be A Superhero?" You'll learn how his life has changed since being named "Stan Lee's Next Great Superhero," learn some behind the scenes secrets of the show, and hear about the



non-profit organization that Jarrett and his wife have set up to raise money for local (to the Austin texas area) cancer related charities.



October 10, 2008 This week's show is a live phone interview with Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of "Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman," an illustrated biography of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster written for a young audience.



October 3rd, 2008 Destinies pre-empted for WUSB's Salsa Marathon.



September 26, 2008 "Graphic Detail" # 166 featuring a live, hour-long, in-studio interview with Peter David, who returns for his 20th appearance to discuss and read from his new novel, "Tigerheart," as well as talk about "Wolverine: Election Day," "The Dark Tower," "Fallen Angel," "Sir Apropos of Nothing," "X-Factor," "She-Hulk," and "Star Trek: New Frontier."


Peter David in 2007

Destinies Promo from September, 19 2008
played at 7:45am during the COOP Sky Blue show on WUSB 90.1fm.


September 19, 2008 Christopher DeFilippis tackles the conflict between science and politics, historically, and in relation to the current presidential race, in volume 2, number 84 of "DeFlip Side." Then, the late Johnny Byrne, writer and script editor for "Space: 1999" is remembered with material recorded at the Main Mission: 2000 convention in New York City. Byrne discusses how he started with "Space: 1999," why he left the series, and with the help of historian John Kenneth Muir, talks about the writing of the short film "Message From Moonbase Alpha."

Message From Moonbase Alpha script link


Johnny Byrne, John Kenneth Muir, Kathryn Muir and Nick Tate at
Breakaway 1999 in Los Angeles

September 12, 2008 A live telephone interview with
David J Williams, author of "The Mirrored Heavens," published by Bantam Spectra. Includes an excerpt from the novel read by the author.


photo by Scott Edelman

September 5, 2008 Destinies is live with Author Patrick Thomas creator of the popular Murphy's Lore™ fantasy humor series and the syndicated satire advice column Dear Cthulhu™


left to right: V, Terry McGarry, C E Murphy, Patrick Thomas
and Carol Emshwiller at I-Con 25 in 2006

August 29, 2008 The Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Star Wars The Clone Wars composer Kevin Kiner in a live interview as Destinies listens to Eine Kiner Clone Music.


www.starwarsthemusic.com

August 22, 2008 Joining in WUSB's Blues Marathon, Destinies presents its 10th annual Science Fiction Blues Special. Performers include: Captain Zorikh , Emerald Rose, The Boogie Knights, Laurence Rosenthal, Tim Russ, Jim Byrnes, Robert Rodriguez, Taj Mahal, and Dick Hyman.

This show is dedicated to the memory of Robbie Greenberger, who lost his battle with leukemia on August 14, at the age of 20.
Donations in his memory can be made to
www.tommyfund.org



August 15, 2008 Saluting the release of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" with a "Star Wars" special, featuring part two of R.A. Salvatore's novelization of "Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones," read by Jonathan Davis, on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler, as well as a Soundtrack Spotlight on John Williams' score for "Attack of the Clones." Plus, a 2008 press conference with Ray Park, who played Darth Maul in "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace."

  

August 8, 2008 Christopher DeFilippis celebrates the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games with a look at the mythical and factual history of the Olympic Torch in volume 2, number 83 of "DeFlip Side." Prepare for the release of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" with part one of R. A. Salvatore's novelization of "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" read by Jonathan Davis on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on John Debney's score for the swiftly-out-of-theaters motion picture "Meet Dave."

August 1, 2008 In the first live trans-Atlantic interview in Destinies' history, author Andy Remic calls in to discuss and read an
excerpt from his Combat-K novel "War Machine."



http://www.andyremic.com


Andy Remic's Blog


http://www.solarisbooks.com


July 25, 2008 The Destinies Film Review Team is up at bat to
review The Dark Knight. with Steve Lowenthal, Jim Rowland and Phil Merkel



July 18, 2008 "Graphic Detail" #165: Saluting the release of "The Dark Knight" with part two of the 2006 Michael Uslan Press Conference conducted by Howard Margolin and Michelle Pirraglia. Then, the Destinies Radio Theater presents "The Fake Boy Wonder" in an official adventure of Batman and Robin, recorded in 1966.


Michael Uslan and Eva Mendes at the New York City Comic Con, April 2008

July 11, 2008 Christopher DeFilippis marks the seventh anniversary of his monthly segment with a discussion of the latest developments in space exploration in volume 2, number 82 of "DeFlip Side." Then, the Voice of Science Fiction prepares for the release of "The Dark Knight" with part one of a two-part press conference with Michael Uslan, executive producer of all the Batman movies and TV shows since 1989, conducted in 2006 by Howard Margolin with Michelle Pirraglia of "Suffolk Life."

July 4th, 2008 Destinies pre-empted for WUSB's Reggae Marathon.

June 27th, 2008 The Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Thomas Newman's score for "Wall-E." Then, in a world where robots have taken over many of man's jobs, an unemployed bassoon player named Gilbert finds himself unable to fit any position until he meets "The Category Inventor," in a Destinies Radio Theater 51-Year Flashback, presenting an episode of "X-Minus One" originally aired on June 27, 1957



June 20th, 2008 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil Merkel, and Audrey Dettmering) assembles live to discuss "The Incredible Hulk."



June 13th, 2008 The Destinies Radio Theater salutes the release of "The Incredible Hulk" with the story of his origin, narrated by "Speed Racer's" Peter Fernandez. Christopher DeFilippis discusses paraskavedekatriaphobia,
the fear of Friday the 13th, in volume 2, number 81 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, in memory of "Star Trek" composer Alexander Courage, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on his score for the 1966 episode
"The Naked Time."



June 6th, 2008 The Destinies Film Review Team assembles to discuss "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." In a broadcast postponed from May 30th, the crew engages in spirited debate about whether or not the new film is worth the 19-year wait since "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," if the characters are engaging, if the special effects are up to par, and if Indiana Jones works as well in the 1950s as he did in the 1930s. And what is the film worth on the famous Destinies zero-$7.50 rating scale? Find out when Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal, Christopher DeFilippis, and Audrey Dettmering take on "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."



May 30th, 2008 Destinies is pre-empted for Stony Brook Seas Wolves Baseball



May 23rd, 2008 Saluting the release of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" with part two of "The Story of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Escaping from the Austrian castle where they are held prisoner, Indiana and Henry Jones travel to Berlin to retrieve Henry's Grail diary. After fight scenes involving biplanes and tanks, they end up in the desert and find the cave where the Holy Grail rests. Can Indy pass the three final challenges and save his father? Find out when Harrison Ford and Sean Connery star in "The Story of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," narrated by John Rhys-Davies, and featuring dialogue, music, and effects from the original film soundtrack.

May 16th, 2008 Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction prepares for the release of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" with part one of a two-part Destinies Radio Theater presentation of "The Story of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." The tale begins in 1912, when young Indy has his first adventure in the Utah desert, then cuts to 1938, when Dr. Indiana Jones travels from New York to Venice to Austria in search of his missing father and the Holy Grail. Narrated by John Rhys-Davies, starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, and featuring dialogue, music, and effects from the original film soundtrack.

May 9th, 2008 The Destinies Film Review Team assembles to discuss "Iron Man." How does the latest Marvel adaptation stack up in comparison to previous super-hero movies, and how does it compare to the original source material? And what is it worth on the famous Destinies $0.00-7.50 rating scale? Find out when Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Phil Merkel, Christopher DeFilippis and Audrey Dettmering take on "Iron Man."



May 2nd, 2008 Saluting the release of "Iron Man" with the story of "How Iron Man Began" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Plus, songs from Pete Townshend's musical "The Iron Man." Also, Christopher DeFilippis discusses the tragic story of Laika, the Russian dog who was launched into orbit aboard Sputnik II in volume 2, number 80 of "DeFlip Side.



April 25, 2008 Hour-long 25th anniversary special, featuring music by Murray Gold, Joel Goldsmith, Neil Norman, Sudden Death, and Synergy; encore readings by T. A. Barron, C. C. Ekeke, and Justin Gustainis; plus, Christopher DeFilippis discusses why April 27 (Destinies' actual birthday) is an historically significant date in volume 2, number 79 of "DeFlip Side." Also, Barry Morse's toast from the 2005 "Space: 1999" convention, and a sneak preview of "Feedback: A Hero's Calling" episode 8.



April 18th, 2008 "Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction," celebrates the 70th anniversary of the release of Action Comics #1 and the first appearance of Superman with examples of the oldest and newest Superman-related recordings. In a Destinies Radio Theater Double Feature, Superman races against time to stop the destruction of the Y-Boat, the latest weapon in America's defense fleet, by the saboteur known as "The Shark," in the unaired 1939 auditions for the "Superman" radio series. Also, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Robert J. Kral's score for the 2007 animated film "Superman: Doomsday."



April 11th, 2008 "Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction" concludes its I-Con 27 series with the live, hour-long retrospective special. A panel of I-Con veterans will gather to discuss the high and low points of last weekend's convention of science fiction, fact, and fantasy. With Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Barry Loberfeld, Phil Merkel, and Audrey Dettmering.


Who will be voted off I-Con Island?
April 4th, 2008 Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction fills the studio with a mini-representation of Stony Brook University's convention of science fiction, fact, and fantasy. It's an impromptu on-air meet-the-pros party featuring writers, musicians, and maybe even a media guest in the I-Con 27 Mystery Guest Special. Featuring Glenn Hauman, Terri Osborne, Adam Goss, Sudden Death, Aaron Rosenberg, Drew Henriksen a few Boogie Knights and (making his 20th appearance) Keith DeCandido.



March 28th, 2008 Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction continues its Radiothon efforts with the live I-Con 27 Preview Special. In this hour-long event, you'll get an in-depth and up-to-the-minute look at the guests and events scheduled for this year's convention of science fiction, fact, and fantasy at Stony Brook University, as well as a chance to receive a full 3-day membership to I-Con as a bonus premium for your support of WUSB. (Click to Donate!) With Howard Margolin and I-Con 27 Film Track Coordinator Jim Knusch.



March 21st, 2008 Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction begins its I-Con 27 Quadrilogy with its 7th annual Performers Preview. In its second Radiothon 2008 broadcast, offering a limited number of full 3-day I-Con 27 Memberships as bonus premiums for your pledge of support for WUSB (Click to Donate!), this sneak preview of the acts that will be performing at this year's Cabaret and Masquerade also includes an introduction from 2008 Gallun Award-winner Ray Bradbury. Featured musicians include Adam Goss, Aerosith, the Boogie Knights, the Brobdingnagian Bards, Filk Guest of Honor Kathy Sands, Sudden Death, Tim Russ, and Zorikh Lequidre.

March 14th, 2008 Destinies The Voice of Science Fiction salutes the DVD release of "Stargate: The Ark of Truth" by presenting a press conference with actor Don S. Davis, who played General Hammond on "Stargate SG-1." Recorded at I-Con 22, this interview reveals Davis' military history, his original desire to be an artist, and his passionate belief about the quality of the writing and special effects of the longest-running American science fiction TV series. With Howard Margolin and Tony Tellado.

  

March 7th, 2008 The Voice of Science Fiction prepares for the TV debut of "The Spectacular Spider-Man" by presenting the story of "How Spider-Man Began" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Christopher DeFilippis discusses recent advances in regenerative medicine and cloning in volume 2, number 78 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, the Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on James Horner's score for "The Spiderwick Chronicles."



February 29th, 2008 Celebrate Leap Day with a leap to a parallel world in which All-American Comics successfully spun off from DC Comics in the 1940s, and the original Green Lantern and Flash became the multi-media sensations that Superman and Batman are in our timeline. Former DC Comics Executive Director of Production Bob Rozakis returns for his 18th appearance to discuss a multi-part article he is writing for "Alter Ego" and "Back Issue" magazines about this alternate history of the comics industry from the Golden Age to the Bronze Age in the live, full-length 163rd edition of "Graphic Detail."

       

February 22nd, 2008 Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates the 10th anniversary of Christopher DeFilippis' first appearance on the show with his original "Quantum Leap" short story, "Somewhere Between Limbo and Lightning," in volume 2, number 77 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, in preparation for next week's alternate history of DC Comics, learn the origin of the Golden Age Green Lantern on a special presentation of the Destinies Radio Theater.



February 15th, 2008 "Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction" makes a final visit to the I-Con 25 Cabaret for a full-length performance by the multi-talented Voltaire. In a "themed" set, the Goth comedian/singer performs "One-Semester Lesbian," "Coming Out for Christmas," and his Star Wars parody "Cantina." And, by popular demand, he encores "Bomb New Jersey."



February 8th, 2008



Er...I meant to say, Destinies is pre-empted for the Reggae Marathon which is running from February 7th through February 10th. See you next week!

February 1st, 2008 Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction presents a live telephone interview with author Justin Gustainis, who will discuss his latest novel "Black Magic Woman," and even introduce a specially-created audio excerpt from the book.

   

January 25th, 2008 23rd annual Space Shuttle Memorial, saluting the memories of the crews of Challenger and Columbia with "G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero-Operation Outer Space" on the Destinies Radio Theater.



Plus,
Christopher DeFilippis discusses the best and worst books he read in 2007 in volume 2, number 76 of "DeFlip Side."



Christopher DeFilippis' List of Number One books from the past ten years.

1998: Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
1999: The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
2000: Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose
2001: Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
2002: Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
2003: Giant Bones by Peter S. Beagle
2004: Derby Dugan’s Depression Funnies, By Tom DeHaven
2005: The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin
2006: Misery by Stephen King
2007: The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow

January 18th, 2008 "Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction" presents a live telephone interview with writer/director John Kenneth Muir , who returns for his 9th appearance on the show to discuss the second season of his internet TV series, "The House Between."




January 11th, 2008 The Voice of Science Fiction presents a live telephone interview with Matthew Atherton, aka Feedback, the winner of season one of "Who Wants To Be A Superhero?" You'll learn how his life has changed since being named "Stan Lee's Next Great Superhero," learn some behind the scenes secrets of the show, and hear excerpts from the
internet audio drama series




"Feedback: A Hero's Calling."


January 4th, 2008 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, and Phil Merkel) assembles live to discuss the best and worst science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror movies of 2007.

See the complete list of films we considered for the 24th annual review of the year in films by clicking the film reel below





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.






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