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Guest Picks: Kate Mulgrew

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Captain Janeway prefers her chicken and potatoes fried.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Becoming Captain Janeway, Confronting Motherhood

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Kate Mulgrew is known for the strong women she's played--Captain Janeway on Star Trek; the tough-as-nails "Red" on Orange is the New Black.

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Movies on the Radio

A 'Star Trek' Journey, in Memory of Leonard Nimoy

Saturday, March 07, 2015

This Saturday at 9 pm, in memory of the late Leonard Nimoy, who compellingly played the character Mr. Spock, David Garland presents music from the first six "Star Trek" movies.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Leonard Nimoy

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, who played the iconic role of the cold and calculating officer Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," died today at the age of 83. Listen to our 2002 interview with Nimoy here.

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How George Takei Conquered Facebook

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The actor talks about his breakout role as Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek," his activism, becoming a social media phenomenon, the new documentary about his life - "To Be Takei," directed by Jennifer Kroot.

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Studio 360

Flying Cars and Tricorders: How Sci-Fi Invented the Present

Friday, July 04, 2014

From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to George Orwell’s 1984 to Spike Jonze’s Oscar-winning Her, artists have imagined what the future will look like. In this week’s episode, Kurt Andersen explores how science fiction has shaped the world we’re living in right now. The inventor of the cell phone gives credit to ...

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Kirk to Enterprise: The Piece of Star Trek in Your Pocket

Friday, July 04, 2014

“By 2013, I literally envisioned that I would be retiring on the moon,” says Candy Torres, a former software engineer for the International Space Station. Like so many scientists of her generation, Torres grew up watching Star Trek in the late 1960s. On the Enterprise ...

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Kirk to Enterprise: Star Trek in Your Pocket

Friday, January 24, 2014

“By 2013, I literally envisioned that I would be retiring on the moon,” says Candy Torres, a former software engineer for the International Space Station. Like so many scientists of her generation, Torres grew up watching Star Trek in the late 1960s. On the Enterprise ...

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Flying Cars and Tricorders: How Sci-Fi Invented the Present

Friday, January 24, 2014

From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to George Orwell’s 1984 to Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated Her, artists have imagined what the future will look like. In this week’s episode, Kurt Andersen explores how science fiction has shaped the world we’re living in right now. The inventor of the cell phone gives credit to

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Movies on the Radio

Soundtrack Trends and Styles in 2013, Part II

Saturday, January 04, 2014

In this second of two parts, David Garland presents music from 2013 science fiction and adventure films such as "Gravity," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Europa Report," and several others.

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Movies on the Radio

The Emotional Modernism of Leonard Rosenman

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Brooklyn-born musician Leonard Rosenman started composing for movies when his friend James Dean was cast in Elia Kazan's "East of Eden." Dean suggested that Rosenman score the film.

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On The Media

A Week of Scandals, Catholic Whistleblowers, and More

Friday, May 24, 2013

Looking at the media's governmental scandal narrative, an American blog rocks Canadian politics, and whistleblowers in the Catholic Church.

On The Media

Qapla!

Friday, May 24, 2013

In September 1966, Gene Roddenberry dispatched the crew of the Starship Enterprise on its maiden voyage through space and time and into the American living room. It was an inauspicious start, but almost fifty years later the Star Trek universe is still expanding. The new film debuted last weekend with a $70 million opening. In a piece we originally ran in 2006, Brooke explores the various television incarnations of the franchise and the infinitely powerful engine behind it all: the fan.

Star Wars Theme/Star Trek Theme

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Movies on the Radio

Michael Giacchino Premieres his Music for 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Composer Michael Giacchino returns to Movies on the Radio for the broadcast premiere of selections from his score to "Star Trek Into Darkness."

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Spinning on Air

Star Trek - The Original Music for the Original Series

Sunday, December 16, 2012

David Garland presents selections from a new 15-CD boxed set of every note of music composed for the original Star Trek, plus an interview with Jeff Bond, one of the collection's producers.

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Movies on the Radio

Star Trek: The Original Music for the Original Series

Saturday, December 08, 2012

A new 15-CD box set contains of every note of music composed for the original "Star Trek" television series. One of the set's producers talks about the dramatic, evocative music heard on the show.

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Movies on the Radio

Star Trek: The Motion Pictures

Saturday, June 23, 2012

David Garland presents music from the first six "Star Trek" movies, plus the 2009 cinematic re-launch of the franchise. These include scores by Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner and Michael Giacchino.

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Studio 360

William Shatner

Friday, October 21, 2011

It was forty-odd years ago that William Shatner played Captain Kirk on Star Trek. But it was the show’s afterlife, in reruns during the seventies and on, that turned Shatner into a cult figure and a representative of America’s love of science fiction. Today a new cohort of fans who never knew him as Kirk adores Shatner as Denny Crane ...

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Captain's Log

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ronald D. Moore has one of the coolest jobs in Hollywood -- he gets to play god in science fiction worlds that he creates. Before 're-imagine' and 'reboot' were buzzwords, Moore re-invented the cheesy 1980s TV show “Battlestar Galactica” as an allegory for the War on Terror. His new series on the Syfy Network is called “Caprica,” and it's a prequel to “Battlestar.” For Studio 360's series on works of art that have changed people’s lives, I talked with Moore about how “Star Trek” has been his creative muse since he was a kid.

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Aha Moment: Star Trek

Friday, September 17, 2010

In college, Ronald D. Moore's Captain Kirk dorm room poster prompted teasing, but his passion for the original "Star Trek" has paid off. A few years ago he transformed the sci-fi TV genre when he reimagined the cheesy 1980s "Battlestar Galactica" into a gripping allegory for ...

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