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 31, 2010 As "The Year We Make Contact" comes to a close, the Voice of Science Fiction looks back at the film and filk music of 2010. Includes score cuts from "Inception," "Resident Evil: Afterlife," ""Predators," "MegaMind," and "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," songs from "The Rocky Horror Glee Show," "Iron Man 2," and "Tangled," and new music from AeroSith and Marc Gunn.
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December 24, 2010 "Graphic Detail" # 174 featuring a review of the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 2010 by Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal, and Keith Dallas.
December 17, 2010 Saluting the release of "Tron: Legacy" with part two of "The Story of Tron," featuring dialogue, music, and sound effects from the original film starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, and David Warner. Plus, celebrating the season, Christopher DeFilippis looks at the literary origin of "The Nutcracker" in volume 2, number 108 of "DeFlip Side."
December 10, 2010 The Great Luke Ski performs his epic "Grease Wars" at the I-Con 26 Cabaret. Preparing for the release of "Tron: Legacy," the Destinies Radio Theater presents part one of "The Story of Tron," featuring dialogue, music, and sound effects from the original film soundtrack.
December 3, 2010 The Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Bear McCreary's score for "Human Target Season One," and features a live telephone interview with the composer himself, returning for his sixth appearance to discuss and introduce selections from the limited edition 3-CD set. Bear's Galactica Blog http://www.bearmccreary.com November 26, 2010 Celebrating the 47th anniversary of "Doctor Who," the Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Murray Gold's scores for "Doctor Who Series 4-The Specials," and the composer himself returns for his second live appearance via telephone to discuss and introduce selections from the 2-CD set.
November 19, 2010 The Voice of Science Fiction joins in WUSB's Hip-Hop Marathon with a new performance from nerdcore comedy rap artist Devo Spice. In a full-length set recorded at the I-Con 29 Cabaret, Devo Spice performs songs about cell phones, tech support, zombies, computers, male enhancement, and the eternal debate of Mac Vs. P.C., with special guest Power Salad. November 12, 2010 Destinies' Fall Radiothon efforts conclude with part two of Steve Moore's novelization of "V For Vendetta," read by Simon Vance, on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Christopher DeFilippis reviews "Finch" by Jeff VanderMeer and "Return" by Peter S. Beagle in volume 2, number 107 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, the Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Alexandre Desplat's score for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1."
November 5, 2010 Fall Radiothon/Guy Fawkes' Night Special featuring part one of Steve Moore's novelization of "V For Vendetta," read by Simon Vance, on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Dario Marianelli's score for "V For Vendetta," as well as "I Found A Reason" by Cat Power.
October 29, 2010 Part of WUSB's Fall Radiothon 2010 programming, Destinies' 28th annual Halloween special features an exclusive recording of the L.A. Theatre Works production of "War of the Worlds," performed live at Stony Brook University's Staller Center on October 30, 2009.
October 22, 2010 Destinies' Fall Radiothon efforts continue, along with the countdown to Halloween, as the Voice of Science Fiction presents an exclusive interview with Gothic renaissance man Voltaire, recorded at I-Con 21. Also includes his songs "Ex-Lover's Lover" and "See You In Hell."
October 15, 2010 Live telephone interview with author Patrick Thomas, who returns for his third appearance to discuss and read excerpts from his collections "Dear Cthulu: Have a Dark Day" and "Dead to Rites: The D.M.A. Casefiles of Agent Karver."
October 8, 2010 Christopher DeFilippis provides a brief history of zombies in folklore and film in volume 2, number 106 of "DeFlip Side." The man called "Happy Glenn" performs "We Don't Care" and "Destroy One Ring," and lists the "Top 13 Things To Do At I-Con" at the I-Con 26 Cabaret. Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Harry Gregson-Williams' score for "Shrek Forever After."
September 24, 2010 Saluting the sixth season premiere of "Supernatural," the Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Christopher Lennertz and Jay Gruska's score for the series. Christopher DeFilippis discusses the world's first Klingon opera in volume 2, number 105 of "DeFlip Side." And, at the I-Con 26 Cabaret, Devo Spice of Sudden Death teams up with the Great Luke Ski to perform "Cellular Degeneration" and "Pac-Man."
September 17, 2010 Marking the start of Yom Kippur with Leonard Nimoy providing an overview of the prayers and traditions of the Jewish Day of Atonement with excerpts from the album "The Birthday of the World-Part II." Kenny Young and the Eggplants perform "Pirate Radio," "Lushy the Grouse," and "Earl the Squirrel" at the I-Con 26 Cabaret. And, celebrating the 20th anniversary of "The Flash" TV series, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Danny Elfman and Shirley Walker's score for the show's pilot episode.
September 10, 2010 Celebrating the 35th anniversary of "Space:1999" by speaking with Robert E. Wood, author of "Destination: Moonbase Alpha-The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Space: 1999" in a live telephone interview.
September 3, 2010 Live telephone interview with Alan White, producer of the internet audio drama series, "Feedback: A Hero's Calling," including the series' theme song, "My Calling" by Jeffrey Wayne Kirkpatrick, and excerpts from current and upcoming episodes featuring Alan White as Outsource, Matthew Atherton as Feedback, Jarrett Crippen as The Defuser, and Howard Margolin as Paladin.
August 27, 2010 Peter Fernandez memorial featuring his reading of "The Story of Yars' Revenge" and the theme from "Speed Racer." Christopher DeFilippis discusses the 50th anniversary of SETI in volume 2, number 104 of "DeFlip Side." The Great Luke Ski performs his routine "You Might Be A Trekkie" at the I-Con 26 Cabaret.
August 20, 2010 Live telephone interview with author John Peel, who returns for his ninth appearance (and his first since 1996) to discuss and introduce excerpts from the unabridged audio adaptation of his novelization of the epic "Doctor Who" story, "The Daleks' Master Plan." Plus, an update on John's latest projects, including "The Slayers of Dragonhome" and the latest volumes in his "Diadem" series.
August 13, 2010 Eric Woolfson memorial special, honoring the co-composer, executive producer, and popular lead vocalist for The Alan Parsons Project, who passed away on December 2, 2009, at the age of 64. Features music from the Alan Parsons Project albums "Eye in the Sky" and "Ammonia Avenue," the 1990 concept album "Freudiana," and Woolfson's final album "Eric Woolfson Sings the Alan Parsons Project That Never Was."
August 6, 2010 Live telephone interview with composers Mateo Latosa and Cesar Gallegos, who discuss and introduce selections from their score for the internet TV series "The House Between." Plus, advance previews of the audio adaptations of "Space: 1999-Spider's Web" and "The Prisoner's Dilemma," read by Rupert Booth, coming soon from Powys Media.
July 30, 2010 "Graphic Detail" # 173: Live, in-studio interview with Keith Dallas, writer of IDW's "Ghostbusters: Con-Volution" as well as his own series "Omega Chase" and "The Argonauts," the editor emeritus of comicsbulletin.com, and the editor of "The Flash Companion."
July 23, 2010 In memory of F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, the Destinies Archives opens to relive his comedy performance at the I-Con 18 Cabaret. Christopher DeFilippis, discusses the Montauk Project in Volume 2, Number 103 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Rupert Gregson-Williams' score for the 2009 remake of "The Prisoner."
July 16, 2010 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, and Brian Krey) assembles live to take on "Predators." How does this movie compare with the previous installments in the "Predator" franchise? Does Adrian Brody shout "Do it! Kill me now!" with the same fervor as Arnold Schwarzenegger? And, what is this movie worth on the famous Destinies zero to eight dollars rating scale?
July 9, 2010 Saluting the release of "Predators" with a Destinies Debut World Premiere Soundtrack Spotlight on John Debney's score for the film, featuring cuts from the album selected by the composer and a telephone interview with John Debney, who makes his second appearance on the show.
July 2, 2010 Destinies is pre-empted for the WUSB Reggae Marathon!
June 25, 2010 The Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on James Newton Howard's score for "The Last Airbender." Christopher DeFilippis reviews "And Another Thing," Eoin Colfer's continuation of Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series. Plus, a capella filksinger Adam Goss performs "Mr. Narn Man," "On the Woad Again," and "The Bat and the Crow" at the I-Con 26 Cabaret.
June 18, 2010 Live telephone interview with author Barry K. Nelson, who discusses and reads an excerpt from his novel "The McKenzie Files." Plus, as part of Destinies' 12th annual contribution to WUSB's Blues marathon, music from Randy Newman, Bear McCreary, Jim Byrnes, and Signal Room.
June 11, 2010 Part 4 of "Star Wars In Concert," recorded live in 2009. Anthony Daniels introduces the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Choir as they perform John Williams' music from "A New Hope" and "Return of the Jedi."
June 4, 2010 Part three of "Star Wars in Concert," featuring John Williams' music from the original trilogy performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Choir, and narration by Anthony Daniels. Plus, in memory of author Jeanne Robinson, who passed away on May 30th, her husband, Spider Robinson, performs his love song "Belaboring the Obvious."
May 28, 2010 "Star Wars in Concert" continues as Anthony Daniels introduces the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Choir performing music from "Star Wars" Episodes I-V. May 21, 2010 Celebrating the 30th anniversary of "The Empire Strikes Back" with part one of "Star Wars In Concert," recorded live in 2009. Christopher DeFilippis discusses the differences between recent Marvel and DC movies in volume 2, number 101 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, the winners of the Nebula Awards for work in 2009.
May 14, 2010 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, and Brian Krey) assembles live to discuss "Iron Man 2." Does the Golden Avenger prove his mettle in his second cinematic outing? Has Marvel succeeded in bringing War Machine, Whiplash, and the Black Widow to life? And, what is this movie worth on the famous Destinies zero to eight dollars rating scale?
May 7, 2010 The Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on John Debney's score for Iron Man 2, as the composer himself appears in a live telephone interview to discuss and introduce selections from the album.
John Debney.com John Debney's Facebook Page April 30, 2010 The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates its 27th anniversary with encore readings by Justin Gustainis and Patrick Thomas, and an all-new reading by Gregory A. Wilson, comedy from Cirque Du So What; as well as new music by Bear McCreary, Shawn Clement, The Road, and Vanessa Mae's version of "Classical Gas." Plus, Christopher DeFilippis discusses the debut of his new website, www.deflipside.com, in volume 2, number 100 of "DeFlip Side."
April 16, 2010 Travel to the red carpet at New York City's Paley Center for Media's "Caprica" Event on March 17, 2010 to hear interviews with cast members Magda Apanowicz (Lacy Rand), Sasha Roiz (Sam Adama), Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone), and Esai Morales (Joseph Adama). Plus, Howard Margolin teams up with Tony Tellado to speak with Marc Stern, Executive Vice President of Programming for SyFy. Plus, music from Bear McCreary's soundtrack of "Caprica."
April 9, 2010 "Graphic Detail" # 172: In memory of comic book artist, editor, and executive Dick Giordano, who died on March 27, 2010 at the age of 77, an encore presentation of an interview with him recorded in November, 1986. Also includes commentaries from former DC Comics staffers Bob Greenberger and Bob Rozakis.
Giordano's self portrait from the cover of Two Morrows' "Changing Comics One Day At A Time."
April 2, 2010 Live I-Con 29 Retrospective, looking back at the high and low points of this year's incarnation of Stony Brook's convention of science fiction, fact, and fantasy, with Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Barry Loberfeld, Phil Merkel, Kristin Nelson, James Prego, and I-Con event coordinator John Hudson.
March 26, 2010 Live from I-Con 29 with in-studio guests Sarah Douglas, Ronald D. Moore, Ken Deep, Devo Spice, Power Salad, Drew Henriksen, William Latham, and Keith DeCandido (making his record-tying 22nd appearance). Co-hosted by Howard Margolin and Glenn Hauman of www.comicmix.com.
March 19, 2010 Destinies' Spring Radiothon 2010 programming begins with the live I-Con 29 Preview Special, featuring an up-to-the-minute look at the guests and events scheduled for this year's incarnation of Stony Brook's convention of science fiction, fact, and fantasy. I-Con 29 Event Coordinator John Hudson joins Howard Margolin to co-host this hour-long extravaganza. March 12, 2010 Howard Margolin celebrates his 26th anniversary with Destinies by presenting the I-Con 29 Performers Preview, featuring music by AeroSith, Marc Gunn, Power Salad, Devo Spice & Shoebox of Worm Quartet, and Voltaire. Plus, Christopher DeFilippis marks the 45th anniversary of the first spacewalk by Alexei Leonov in volume 2, number 99 of "DeFlip Side."
March 5, 2010 Live telephone interview with Gregory A. Wilson, who discusses and reads a passage from his fantasy novel "The Third Sign," and introduces a track from the upcoming album "Monomyth" by his band, The Road.
February 19, 2010 The Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Shawn K. Clement's score for the upcoming IMAX 3D computer-animated film "Quantum Quest," and the composer himself appears live via telephone to discuss the project and introduce selections from the album.
http://www.clemistry.com February 12, 2010 Live, in-studio interview with Jim Knusch aka Professor Kinema, who returns for his eleventh appearance to discuss science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror films that tie in with Black History Month, Lincoln's Birthday, Valentine's Day, and the opening of "The Wolfman."
err....Make that the Reggae Marathon! January 29, 2010 Part two of The Voice of Science Fiction's 25th annual Space Shuttle Memorial featuring the conclusion of "A True Space Adventure-Space Shuttle," featuring actual NASA recordings of Columbia''s first flight, from April, 1981, including the voices of astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen, and then-Vice-President George Bush, with narration by "Speed Racer's" Peter Fernandez. Plus, in preparation for the final season premiere of "Lost," the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on J. J. Abrams' theme and Michael Giacchino's score for season one of "Lost."
January 22, 2010 Part one of Destinies' 25th annual Memorial for the crews of the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia featuring "A True Space Adventure-Space Shuttle," narrated by "Speed Racer's" Peter Fernandez, with actual NASA recordings made during the launch and first day of the Columbia's maiden flight in April, 1981. Plus, the Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on John Frizzell's score for "Legion." January 15, 2010 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Mark Mothersbaugh's score for "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs." Christopher DeFilippis spends the last moments of his 39th year reviewing his best and worst reads of 2009 in volume 2, number 97 of "DeFlip Side." And, Vladimir Tsepis of "Ghoul-A-Go-Go" introduces Filk Guest of Honor Rob Balder at the I-Con 26 Cabaret.
January 8, 2010 Honoring the memory of composer Vic Mizzy (January 9, 1916-October 17, 2009) with a Soundtrack Spotlight Special, featuring music from many of his well-known and obscure movies and TV projects, including "The Addams Family," "Green Acres," "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken," "Captain Nice," "The Perils of Pauline," and "Spider-Man 2," as
well as a track from his 2003 album, "Songs for the Jogging Crowd."
January 1, 2010 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal, Phil and Julia Merkel, and Audrey Dettmering) discuss the best and worst science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror films of 2009, and give their choices for the best genre films of the 2000s. Also includes the list of absent member Christopher DeFilippis.
See the complete list of films we considered for the 26th annual review of the year in films by clicking the film projector below
Then read Chris' film picks by clicking Captain Kirk, he'll send you to Chris' list! December 25, 2009 "Graphic Detail" # 171: The Graphic Detail (Howard Margolin and Brian Krey) review the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 2009. Plus, music from the soundtracks of "Watchmen" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
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