DESTINIES - THE VOICE OF SCIENCE FICTION
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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.
December 21, 2012 In honor of the Mayan apocalypse, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Harald Kloser and Thomas Wander's score for "2012," featuring a song by George Segal and Blu Mankuma. Continuing the memorial for author Josepha Sherman, Boyd Gaines reads part two of "Star Trek: Vulcan's Soul Book One-Exodus" by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Christopher DeFilippis discusses the origins of Santa's Elves in volume 2, number 132 of "DeFlip Side."
December 14, 2012 Saluting the release of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" with "The Rankin/Bass Production of The Hobbit" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on David Cain's score for the BBC Radio adaptation of "The Hobbit," performed by David Munrow. And, in memory of author Josepha Sherman, the Destinies Audiobook Sampler presents part one of "Star Trek: Vulcan's Soul Book One-Exodus."
December 7, 2012 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Frederik Wiedmann's score for "Green Lantern: The Animated Series," and the composer himself appears live via telephone to discuss and introduce selections from the album.
November 30, 2012 "Graphic Detail" # 185: Glenn Greenberg returns for his record-setting 25th appearance to discuss his article "Tabloid Team-Ups: The Giant-Size DC-Marvel Crossovers," published in Back Issue Number 61.
November 23, 2012 An epic-length show, celebrating the 49th anniversary of "Doctor Who." Features include an exclusive interview with actor Paul McGann recorded at I-Con 31. Then, the Destinies Radio Theater presents the full version of the Eighth Doctor's first audio adventure, "Storm Warning." The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Alistair Lock's score for "Storm Warning." Plus, Elisabeth Sladen and Nicholas Courtney present a retrospective of the first "30 Years" of "Doctor Who" with a 1993 BBC radio documentary.
November 16, 2012 The Destinies Radio Theater presents a 71-year flashback. When the killing of a notorious gambler is at the center of a web of murders that baffles even the police, only Lamont Cranston's invisible alter-ego can solve "The Case of the Three Frightened Policemen," as originally aired on the November 16, 1941 episode of "The Shadow."
November 9, 2012 Saluting the release of "Skyfall" and 50 years of James Bond in films, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on John Barry's score for the 1969 007 movie, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." The Destinies Radio Theater presents an adaptation of the Bond's first cinematic outing, "Dr. No." Plus, Christopher DeFilippis reviews the latest novels by Jeffrey E. Barlough and Glen Hirshberg in volume 2, number 131 of "DeFlip Side."
imageŠillustrated 007 Blog November 2, 2012 Destinies joins in WUSB's Hip-Hop Marathon with a sampling of nerdcore rap. Tony Goldmark laments about "Tech Support," The Great Luke Ski performs "What's Up Spock?," and Logan Whitehurst and the Junior Science Club sing the praises of "Robot Cat." Then, at the I-Con 27 Cabaret, Devo Spice of Sudden Death performs "Pillagers," "Blood, Guts, and Boobs," and "My Atari."
imageŠCHRIS-WHETZEL.COM. October 26, 2012 Destinies' 30th annual Halloween special, featuring a live telephone interview with author John Kenneth Muir, who returns for his 11th appearance to discuss his book "Horror Films of the 1990s."
October 19, 2012 Live telephone interview with author Patrick Thomas, who returns for his fifth appearance to discuss his latest books, "Fairy Rides the Lightning: A Terrorbelle Novel," "Mystic Investigators: Once More Upon A Time," and "Mystic Investigators: From The Shadows." Includes an excerpt from "Fairy Rides The Lightning" read by the author.
October 12, 2012 Howard Margolin celebrates his birthday on the air for the first time since 1990 by presenting an encore of an interview with the late actor Michael O'Hare, recorded at I-Con 13. Christopher DeFilippis discusses the broadcast premiere of "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" and the rise of independently-produced internet video programming in volume 2, number 130 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, music to mark the 40th anniversary of "Gatchaman." A Fall Radiothon Special.
September 28, 2012 In The Voice of Science Fiction's second Fall Radiothon broadcast, the Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Nathan Johnson's score for "Looper." And, continuing the celebration of the 25th anniversary of "The Princess Bride," director Rob Reiner reads part 2 of William Goldman's original novel on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler.
September 21, 2012 A Destinies Audiobook Sampler Double Feature kicks off the Voice of Science Fiction's Fall Radiothon 2012 efforts. Learn more about the powers behind Mega City One as Ted Maynard reads part two of the novelization of "Judge Dredd." And, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the movie "The Princess Bride," director Rob Reiner reads part one of William Goldman's original novel.
September 14, 2012 In memory of actor Michael Clarke Duncan, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Thomas Newman's score for "The Green Mile," the film which earned Duncan an Oscar nomination. Christopher DeFilippis reflects on the movies of 1981 in volume 2, number 129 of "DeFlip Side." And, to prepare for the release of "Dredd 3D," the Destinies Audiobook Sampler presents part one of the novelization of "Judge Dredd," read by Ted Maynard. September 7, 2012 Continuing the two-part memorials for astronaut Neil Armstrong and composer Joel Goldsmith. Boyd Gaines reads chapter one of James R. Hansen's authorized biography, "First Man: The Life Of Neil A. Armstrong" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. And, the Soundtrack Spotlight on Joel Goldsmith's score for the TV series "Witchblade" resumes with the conclusion of the digitally-remastered encore of Joel's interview, originally aired on November 2, 2007. Plus, a listing of the winners of the 2012 Hugo Awards.
Stargate in Moon image by galadriel34 August 31, 2012 Part one of a two-part memorial for Neil Armstrong and Joel Goldsmith. President Kennedy's inspiring speech and Rick Armstrong's memories of his father and the launch of Apollo 11 are featured in the introduction for "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Plus, a digitally-remastered encore of a phone interview with composer Joel Goldsmith featuring music from his scores for "Kull the Conqueror," "Stargate: Atlantis," and "Witchblade.
August 24, 2012 The Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Walter Murphy's score for "Ted." Christopher DeFilippis describes his finding of a dream book in the I-Con 31 dealers room in volume 2, number 128 of "DeFlip Side." After a battle between Ghoul-A-Go-Go and John Sheehan to see who will host, the I-Con 27 Cabaret begins with songs by Tim Russ of "Star Trek: Voyager."
August 17, 2012 Live telephone interview with author Ross Rosenfeld, who discusses and reads an excerpt from his novel "The Stolen Kingdom."
August 10, 2012 The Destinies Radio Theater presents part two of "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm." Plus, music from Dario Marianelli's score for "The Brothers Grimm."
August 3, 2012 Brian Krey reviews Tracy Hickman's new hardcover Batman novel "Wayne of Gotham." The Destinies Radio Theater celebrates the 50th anniversary of "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" with part one of the original soundtrack album, featuring dialogue and music from the film.
July 27, 2012 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, Brian Krey, Gregg Epstein) assembles live to review "The Dark Knight Rises" in an extra-length show.
July 20, 2012 In honor of the 43rd anniversary of the first moon landing, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Murray Gold's score for the two-part "Doctor Who" story "The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon." Christopher DeFilippis describes his trip through the Bermuda Triangle in volume 2, number 127 of "DeFlip Side." Saluting the release of "The Dark Knight Rises," the Destinies Radio Theater presents "The Joker's Revenge" from the 1966 album "The Official Adventures of Batman and Robin."
July 13, 2012 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Audrey Dettmering, Brian Krey, Gregg Epstein) assembles live to discuss "The Amazing Spider-Man."
July 6, 2012 Destinies is pre-empted for the 2012 Summer Reggae Marathon!
June 29, 2012 Preparing for the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man," the Destinies Radio Theater presents "The Scorpion's Tale of Woe," adapted from David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane's story for "The Amazing Spider-Man" # 319. Christopher DeFilippis discusses his passion for old-time radio and radios in volume 2, number 126 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, selections from "Dark Shadows: The 30th Anniversary Collection," in memory of actor Jonathan Frid, who died at age 87 on April 14th.
June 22, 2012 Part two of the Boogie Knights interview, recorded at WUSB during I-Con 21. In this installment, the members of the medieval filk group select and introduce their personal choices from their first two CDs, "Oh, The Horror," and "Cavalier Attitude." Songs include "Put A Wooden Stake Through His Heart," "Arthurian Pie," "Happy To Get Her," "Spanish Armada," Dragon Feeds Tonight," and "The King's Crusade Took My Hubby Away." Plus, a preview of the Macabre Faire Film Festival (www.macabrefairefilmfestival.com) , held from June 22-24 in Rockville Centre, NY.
The Boogie Knights at the Farpoint convention in February 2007: Standing, l-r: Krad the Obscure (Keith R.A. DeCandido), the Lady Pinqe (Linda Swann), Theodoric of York (Dave Keefer), and Lady Sarah of McLachlan (Heather Scheeler). Kneeling, l-r: Sir John of Denver (John Scheeler) and Lady Dionne of Warwick (Sharon Palmer). Photo by Tish Wells.
Photo courtesy of Keith R.A. DeCandido KRAD website June 15, 2012 Part one of a two-part interview with the Boogie Knights, recorded at WUSB during I-Con 21. Theodoric of York, Medieval Disc Jockey; Sir John of Denver, Dionne of Warwick, and Lady Sarah of McLachlan discuss the origin and durability of the then-20-year-old filk group, and introduce "Castle Transylvania," "On My Oath," and "She's A Medusa" from their first two albums, "Oh, The Horror," and "Cavalier Attitude."
June 8, 2012 In memory of Ray Bradbury, the Destinies Radio Theater presents "Mars Is Heaven," adapted for radio by Morton Fine and David Friedkin, as originally aired on the June 2, 1950 broadcast of "Escape."
June 1, 2012 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, Brian Krey, and Gregg Epstein) assembles live to review "Men In Black 3."
May 25, 2012 Saluting the release of "Men In Black 3," the Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Danny Elfman's score for the film. Christopher DeFilippis discusses new developments in brain preservation after death in volume 2, number 125 of "DeFlip Side." And, actress Sarah Douglas makes her third appearance on the show and talks about her work on "Superman II," "Witchville," "Strippers Vs. Werewolves," and "Green Lantern: The Animated Series" in an exclusive update interview recorded at I-Con 31.
May 18, 2012 Live telephone interview with author William Latham, making his third appearance on the show, who discusses his "Space: 1999" novels "Omega" and "Alpha," as well as his memoir of writing the duology, "Chasing the Cyclops." Features a reading from "Space: 1999-Alpha" by William Latham and host Howard Margolin.
May 11, 2012 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, Brian Krey, and Gregg Epstein) assembles live to discuss "Marvel's The Avengers."
May 4, 2012 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Murray Gold's score for "Doctor Who Series 6," and features a live telephone interview with the composer himself, who discusses and introduces selections from the 2-CD set.
April 27, 2012 The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates its 29th anniversary with encore readings by Patrick Thomas, Peter David, T.A. Barron, and Roy Mauritsen; all-new music from Bear McCreary ("The Cape"), Nick Glennie-Smith ("The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne"), Gene Pool Zombie, and Daphne Ashbrook; Chet Atkins version of Destinies' theme song, "Classical Gas;" volume 2, number 124 of "DeFlip Side;" and a sneak preview of the latest Destinies celebrity promo.
April 20, 2012 A Soundtrack Spotlight special, featuring a live telephone interview with composer Mark Isham, who discusses and introduces selections from his score for the ABC-TV series "Once Upon A Time."
April 13, 2012 Joining in WUSB's Local Music Marathon, Destinies presents Long Island resident, anime voice actress, and vocalist Kristen Nelson in concert at the I-Con 29 Cabaret.
April 6, 2012 I-Con 31 Retrospective, with Howard Margolin, Barry Loberfeld, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, Kristen Nelson, Roy Mauritsen, and I-Con staff members Neils Olesen and Katrina Lovett.
March 30, 2012 Live from I-Con 31, hosts Howard Margolin and Glenn Hauman welcome actors Nana Visitor and J.G. Hertzler; authors Keith R.A. DeCandido, Aaron Rosenberg, and Drew Henriksen; Big Finish Producer Jason Haigh-Ellery, and physicist Dr. Helio Takai.
March 23, 2012 Live I-Con 31 Preview Special featuring an up-to-the minute discussion of the guests and events scheduled for the latest incarnation of Stony Brook's convention of science fiction, fact, and fantasy. Hosted by Howard Margolin, with I-Con Media Track Leader Ken Deep, Fandom Track Leader Billy Davis, and Promotions Director Neils Oleson.
March 16, 2012 Howard Margolin celebrates his 28th anniversary with the Voice of Science Fiction by presenting the I-Con 31 Performers Preview. Devo Spice asks "Why Are You Friending Me On Facebook?" Marc Gunn sings "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea." Voltaire introduces and performs "Brains." And, Nana Visitor analyzes the science behind the first season episode "Genderbender" in an installment of "The Unofficial X-Files Companion" by N.E. Genge. Plus, in memory of actor Dick Tufeld, the "Lost In Space" Robot provides comments throughout the show.
March 9, 2012 Saluting the release of "John Carter" with part two of John Bolen's reading of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "A Princess of Mars" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Linda Eder performs "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Tilles Center on Februrary 11, 2012. Dwight Schultz discusses the first season episode "Beyond the Sea" in an installment of "The Unofficial X-Files Companion" by N.E. Genge. Christopher DeFilippis reviews William Shatner's one-man Broadway show, "Shatner's World" in volume 2, number 123 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, Shatner performs his closing song, "Real," at his February 26, 2012 performance. A Radiothon special. Click on the picture of the microphone to view the list of premiums available for a pledge to WUSB. Destinies premiums requested through online pledges at www.wusb.fm will be honored.
March 2, 2012 Linda Eder performs "Mad Hatter" from "Wonderland, "Someone Like You" from "Jekyll and Hyde," and "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" from "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" in concert at the Tilles Center on February 11, 2012. To prepare for the release of "John Carter," John Bolen reads part one of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "A Princess of Mars" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler.
www.roymauritsen.com February 17, 2012 Marking the release of "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Christopher Young's score for the first "Ghost Rider" movie. Young Anakin Skywalker answers to his master, Watto, for his loss in the podrace in chapter 2 of Terry Brooks' novelization of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace," read by Alexander Adams, on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. In honor of Leap Month, Christopher DeFilippis discusses the current state of "Quantum Leap" in volume 2, number 122 of "DeFlip Side."
February 10, 2012 Saluting the release of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D," the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on John Williams' score for the film. Alexander Adams reads part one of Terry Brooks' novelization of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace." Plus, an interview with Daniel Logan, who played young Boba Fett in "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones," recorded at I-Con 30.
January 27, 2012 Destinies' 27th annual Space Shuttle Memorial featuring part 2 of "The Return," written by Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes, and read by Scott Brick, on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler; an excerpt from Bear McCreary's "Fanfare for STS-135;" and an interview with Gil Gerard from "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century," recorded at I-Con 30.
photo by Leonard J. Provenzano
January 20, 2012 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Henry Jackman's score for "Puss In Boots." Christopher DeFilippis lists his best and worst reads of 2011 in volume 2, number 121 of "DeFlip Side." Scott Brick reads part one of Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes' novel "The Return" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler.
January 13, 2012 "Graphic Detail" # 184: In memory of Les Daniels, who died on November 5, 2011, a full-length tribute featuring excerpts from his three Destinies interviews in which he discussed his books "DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes," Superman: The Complete History," "Wonder Woman: The Complete History," and "Batman: The Complete History."
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by BOB BOOTH January 6, 2012 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Christopher DeFilippis, Audrey Dettmering, Brian Krey, and Gregg Epstein) assembles live to discuss their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror movies of 2011. Also includes the list of absentee reviewer Phil Merkel.
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.
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