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December 30, 2011 "Graphic Detail" # 183: The Graphic Detail (Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal, and Keith Dallas) review the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 2011.

December 23, 2011 Destinies' annual Holiday special featuring Christopher DeFilippis exploring the legend of the Yule Goat in volume 2, number 120 of "DeFlip Side," and a Soundtrack Spotlight on Alan Silvestri's score for "The Polar Express." Plus, the late Jerry Robinson, the artist who co-created the Joker and Robin, is remembered with a digitally re-edited encore presentation of his speech at the Jerry Siegel Memorial Service on May 3, 1996, in the 182nd edition of "Graphic Detail."

December 16, 2011 Author T.A. Barron returns for his sixth live telephone interview, to discuss and read a passage from his latest hardcover, "Merlin: The Book of Magic," and to talk about his next projects.

December 9, 2011 Soundtrack Spotlight Memorial for composer Fred Steiner, featuring suites from his scores for "The Twilight Zone: King 9 Will Not Return," the "Star Trek" episodes "Balance of Terror" and "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" and the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "Code of Honor."

December 2, 2011 Live telephone interview with composer Bear McCreary, who returns for his eighth appearance to discuss and introduce selections from his latest albums, including "The Cape," "The Music of Battlestar Galactica for Solo Piano," and "Chillerama Presents Zom-B-Movie."


November 25, 2011 Jennifer Lowenthal reviews "World of Warcraft: Wolfheart" by Richard A. Knaak. On the Destinies Radio Theater, Commissioner Gordon and Oracle continue their search for the Batman in part two of "Batman: The Lazarus Syndrome," starring Michael Gough as Alfred.

November 18, 2011 Christopher DeFilippis sides with the 1% of true science fiction fans in volume 2, number 119 of "DeFlip Side." Actor Michael Gough, who died on March 17, 2011 at the age of 94, is remembered with a special presentation of the Destinies Radio Theater, as he reprises his role of Alfred Pennyworth in part one of "Batman: The Lazarus Syndrome."
November 11, 2011 Veterans' Day special featuring stories of two generations of super-soldiers. First, Captain America goes behind enemy lines to destroy the Nazis' plans to build an atomic bomb on the Destinies Radio Theater. Then, in 1984, G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero contends with COBRA's plans to conquer the world by controlling the weather with "The Deadly Satellite." Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Alan Silvestri and Alan Menken's music for "Captain America: The First Avenger."

November 4, 2011 The conclusion of Voltaire's concert at I-Con 26, featuring "Goodnight, Demonslayer," "The Beast of Pirate Bay," "The Sexy Data Tango," and "When You're Evil." A Fall Radiothon production, so please check out the list of premiums by clicking on the microphone to the side, and then go to www.wusb.fm to make an online pledge.

October 28, 2011 Destinies' 29th annual Halloween special, featuring part one of a two-part (or two-and-a-half-part, if you count last week's soundcheck) concert by the Goth comedy musician Voltaire, recorded at I-Con 26. In his first-ever afternoon I-Con show, Voltaire performs "Death, Death, Devil, Devil, Evil, Evil Songs," "Rammstein," Ex-Lover's Lover," "Zombie Prostitute," "Land of the Dead," and "Brains." Still part of Radiothon 2011, so click on the picture of the microphone to the left to see the list of Destinies' exclusive premiums, then go to www.wusb.fm
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October 21, 2011 In the second of Destinies' Fall Radiothon 2011 broadcasts, Christopher DeFilippis discusses the stuff of nightmares in volume 2, number 118 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, Voltaire performs an extended soundcheck before his concert at I-Con 26. Be sure to check out the list of Destinies Exclusive Radiothon premiums by clicking on the picture of the microphone on this page, then make an online pledge at www.wusb.fm.

October 14, 2011 Live telephone interview with author Patrick Thomas, who returns for his 4th appearance to discuss and read excerpts from his latest collections "Dear Cthulhu: Good Advice For Bad People" and "Lore & Dysorder: The Hell's Detective Mysteries."

October 7, 2011 In memory of actress Elisabeth Sladen, who died on April 19, 2011, the Destinies Radio Theater presents "Doctor Who: Exploration Earth," originally aired on BBC Radio 4 on October 4, 1976. As the 4th Doctor and Sarah-Jane Smith follow the stages of the Earth's development in the TARDIS, they must contend with Megron, the High Lord of Chaos, who has his own designs for the planet. Plus, the finale of the I-Con 26 Cabaret featuring Voltaire's "When You're Evil."

September 30, 2011 Destinies is pre-empted for the
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September 23, 2011 "Graphic Detail" # 181: Part two of the Jerry Weist Memorial Interview, originally aired in 2004, and digitally re-edited, regarding his book "100 Greatest Comic Books." Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Henry Jackman's score for "X-Men: First Class."

September 16, 2011 Christopher DeFilippis turns to the dark side of book collecting in volume 2, number 117 of "DeFlip Side." On the occasion of what would have been his 62nd birthday, the late Jerry Weist, science fiction and comics historian, collector, and author, is remembered with part one of a digitally-edited encore of his 2004 interview about his hardcover coffee table book "100 Greatest Comic Books" in the 180th edition of "Graphic Detail."

September 9, 2011 "Graphic Detail" # 179: The Graphic Detail (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Phil Merkel, Brian Krey, Gregg Epstein) assembles to review the first 14 titles of DC Comics' New 52.

September 2, 2011 The Brobdingnagian Bards perform a full-length concert of Celtic and comedy classics at the I-Con 26 Cabaret.


August 26, 2011 "Graphic Detail" # 178: Live telephone interview with David Miller, writer, artist, and publisher of "Avatar of the Futurians," a recent mini-series that revives the character created by the late Dave Cockrum in 1983 for "The Futurians" graphic novel.

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August 19, 2011 Saluting the debut of the new "Conan" film with part two of "The Story of the Exciting Movie, Conan the Barbarian," adapted from the 1982 motion picture, on the Destinies Radio Theater. Plus, Howard Margolin reads and Christopher DeFilippis responds to messages received via www.deflipside.com, in volume 2, number 116 of "DeFlip Side."

August 12, 2011 Preparing for the release of the new Conan movie, the Destinies Radio Theater presents part one of an adaptation of the 1982 movie "Conan the Barbarian." Plus, music from Basil Poledouris' score for "Conan the Barbarian."

August 5, 2011 Live, in-studio interview with Peter David (making his 21st appearance) and Glenn Hauman, discussing their new publishing venture, Crazy 8 Press. Features Peter David reading the Foreword from his new novel, "The Camelot Papers," the first offering from Crazy 8 Press.

July 29, 2011 Last week, Captain America invaded movie theaters to become the latest summer cinema super-hero. Does the Sentinel of Liberty transition well to the big screen? And what is the movie worth on the famous Destinies zero to eight dollars rating scale? Find out when the Destinies Film Avengers (Howard Margolin, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, and Gregg Epstein) assemble to review "Captain America: The First Avenger."

July 22, 2011 Saluting the release of "Captain America: The First Avenger" with a full-length Destinies Radio Theater presentation of "Captain America: The Living Legend," a detailed account of his origin, adapted from the story in Captain America # 255 by Roger Stern and John Byrne.

July 15, 2011 In celebration of the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2," the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight goes back to the beginning to shine on John Williams' score for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Marking 10 years of his regular segment, Christopher DeFilippis discusses the final mission of the space shuttle "Atlantis" in volume 2, number 115 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, to prepare for the opening of "Captain America: The First Avenger," composer John Debney introduces a cue from his score for "Iron Man 2" that represents a character that links both super-heroes, in an unused sequence from Destinies' 28th anniversary special.

July 8, 2011 Telephone interview with composer Bear McCreary, who returns for his seventh appearance to discuss and introduce selections from his 2-CD soundtrack for the Sony Playstation 3 game "SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs." Plus, you'll hear the radio premiere of two unreleased tracks from Bear's score for the NBC series "The Cape."

'Battlestar' composer aims for Holy Grail of game music in 'SOCOM 4'

June 30, 2011/April 27, 1983 The original Destinies pilot, digitally re-edited to modern standards. Gary Halada reviews L. Ron Hubbard's "Battlefield: Earth." Mike Botwin interviews Dr. Isaac Asimov, shortly before his appearance at I-Con 2. Plus, music by Synergy from the album "Sequencer." Encore broadcast June 30, 2011.

June 24, 2011 The Destinies Film Review Corps (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil Merkel, Brian Krey, and Gregg Epstein) assembles live to discuss "Green Lantern."

June 17, 2011 Saluting the opening of "Green Lantern" with a Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight on Robert J. Kral's score for the 2009 animated film "Green Lantern: First Flight," as well as John Gart's theme from the 1967 "Green Lantern" animated series, with narration by Ted Knight. Christopher DeFilippis presents his summer fantasy reading list in volume 2, number 114 of "DeFlip Side." And, the Destinies Radio Theater prepares for the release of "Cars 2" with a presentation of "Cars" featuring dialogue and sound effects from the original movie.

June 10, 2011 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Christopher DeFilippis, Audrey Dettmering, Brian Krey, and Gregg Epstein) assembles live to discuss "X-Men: First Class."

June 3, 2011 In honor of the opening of "X-Men: First Class," the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Robert J. Walsh's "Music From and Inspired by the Original TV Movie 'Pryde of the X-Men,'" performed by the Encino Light Orchestra. Plus, Grover Gardner reads Richard Matheson's short story "Clothes Make The Man," from the anthology "The Box" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler.

May 27, 2011 In memory of Fred Foy, who died on December 22, 2010 at the age of 89, the Destinies Radio Theater presents the 20th anniversary episode of "The Lone Ranger," originally aired on January 30, 1953. When the Lone Ranger takes his nephew, Dan Reid, to the site where the Lone Ranger began, he must also face "The Return of Butch Cavendish." Starring Brace Beemer as the Lone Ranger and Fred Foy as the announcer.

May 20, 2011 Christopher DeFilippis discusses the finale of "Smallville" in Volume 2, Number 113 of "DeFlip Side." The Destinies Radio Theater salutes the release of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" with a presentation of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," featuring dialogue and sound effects from the original movie soundtrack.

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May 13, 2011 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, Brian Krey, and Gregg Epstein) assembles live to review "Thor."

Stan Lee on the difference between Marvel and DC.
May 6, 2011 Live telephone interview with Perseverance Records producer Robin Esterhammer, who returns for his third appearance to discuss and introduce selections from his company's recent releases, including "The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne," "Slipstream," "Jason and the Argonauts," and "Red Sonja."

April 29, 2011 Destinies celebrates its 28th anniversary with Christopher DeFilippis honoring the 50th anniversary of Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first spaceflight in volume 2, number 112 of "DeFlip Side;" plus encore readings by authors Patrick Thomas and Barry K. Nelson, new music from composers Bear McCreary, Murray Gold, Mateo Latosa, and John Debney; the studio version of Kasey Lansdale's "Hard To Be A Lady," and the California Guitar Trio's interpretation of "Classical Gas."

April 22, 2011 Live I-Con 30 Retrospective featuring a look at the high and low points of Stony Brook's annual convention of science fiction, fact, and fantasy by Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Barry Loberfeld, and Rob Rasch.

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April 15, 2011 Live, I-Con 30 Mystery Guest Special featuring in-studio guests Joe R. Lansdale (Author Guest of Honor), Kasey Lansdale, Damian Maffei, Marcus Koch, Lance Roger Axt, Bill Dufris, Aaron Rosenberg, Neal Levin, and Keith DeCandido (making his record-tying 23rd appearance) joining hosts Howard Margolin and Glenn Hauman.

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April 8, 2011 Live I-Con 30 Preview special featuring an up-to-the-minute look at the guests and events scheduled for Stony Brook's latest convention of science fiction, fact, and fantasy, hosted by Howard Margolin, I-Con 30 Event Chair Jeanette Stauffiger, and Science and Technology track leader John Hudson.

April 1, 2011 Destinies' I-Con 30 Quadrilogy begins with the ninth Performers Preview, featuring music from I-Con 30's Filk Guest of Honor Heather Dale, special guest Voltaire, plus Roberta Rogow, AeroSith, Worm Quartet, Kasey Lansdale, and Captain Zorikh.

March 25, 2011 Radiothon 2011 Broadcast featuring part two of the late Nicholas Courtney's Memoirs "A Soldier In Time," on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Plus, an excerpt from Filk Guest of Honor Roberta Rogow's concert at I-Con 29.

March 18, 2011 Christopher DeFilippis discusses the strange origins of some saints in volume 2, number 111 of "DeFlip Side." Joey Scarbury performs "Some Of My Old Friends" in honor of the 30th anniversary of "The Greatest American Hero." Actor Nicholas Courtney reads part one of his memoirs, "A Soldier In Time," in a special memorial presentation of the Destinies Audiobook Sampler.

March 11, 2011 "Graphic Detail" # 177: Host Howard Margolin marks his 27th anniversary with The Voice of Science Fiction by teaming up with Tony Tellado of "Sci-Fi Talk" to interview Dwayne McDuffie, in a press conference recorded at I-Con 27. Presented in memory of Dwayne McDuffie, who died on February 21st at the age of 49, you'll learn how he got into writing comics and later, animation; how Milestone Media came to be affiliated with DC Comics; how his work on "Justice League Unlimited" led to his receiving the assignment to write the "Justice League of America" comic, and how his plans for the book were delayed by DC's numerous cross-over events. Plus, you'll hear James L. Venable's "End Title Theme" from the McDuffie-written animated film "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths."

March 4, 2011 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight presents a musical eulogy for composer John Barry (1933-2010), featuring Michael Crawford's version of "Somewhere in Time" from "EFX," and death-related score cuts from "Goldfinger," "Thunderball," "Diamonds Are Forever," "The Living Daylights," and "Raise the Titanic," plus a track from Barry's original album "Eternal Echoes."

February 25, 2011 "Graphic Detail" # 176: Howard Margolin celebrates his 1,000th consecutive broadcast of Destinies by speaking with his very first guest, Bob Greenberger, who returns for his sixth appearance to discuss "The Essential Superman Encyclopedia," and to remember the late Dwayne McDuffie in a live telephone interview.

February 18, 2011 In memory of Joanne Siegel, the widow of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, and artist's model for Joe Shuster's original drawings of Lois Lane, the Destinies Archives opens to encore her speech at Jerry Siegel's Memorial Service, held by DC Comics in May, 1996. Plus, Christopher DeFilippis salutes Black History Month in volume 2, number 110 of "DeFlip Side."

February 11, 2011 "Graphic Detail" # 175: A live, in-studio interview with Scott Snyder, writer/creator of Vertigo's "American Vampire," and writer of "Detective Comics."

February 4, 2011 Destinies is pre-empted for the WUSB Reggae Marathon!

January 28, 2011 26th annual Space Shuttle Memorial, featuring President Ronald Reagan's Challenger Crew tribute speech, recorded on January 31, 1986. Christopher DeFilippis reviews his best and worst reads of 2010 in volume 2, number 109 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, the Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Daft Punk's score for "Tron: Legacy."

January 21, 2011 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Jim Rowland, Steve Lowenthal, Phil Merkel, and Brian Krey) assembles to discuss "The Green Hornet."

January 14, 2011 Saluting the release of "The Green Hornet" with "There Was a Crooked Man," an adventure of the Green Hornet originally aired in the spring of 1939. When a prosecutor's daughter is kidnapped by the criminals her father was gathering evidence against, can the Green Hornet return her safely, defeat the gang, and maintain his secret identity?

January 7, 2011 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, and Brian Krey) assembles live to discuss the best and worst science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror movies of 2010.

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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.

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.

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