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    • The Sandman
      The Sandman
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      10/20/93
      10
      This week Commander Rick profiles the comic book series that everyone is reading: The Sandman. Featuring interviews with guests Neil Gaiman, Karen Berger, Dave McKean, Charles Vess, P. Craig Russell, Jill Thompson, Mike Dringenberg, Kelley Jones, and Harlan Ellison.
    • Children
      Children
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/21/91
      10
      Commander Rick investigates how children will fare in the future, looking at science fiction for both adults and young adults.
    • Watchmen
      Watchmen
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/28/91
      10
      This week, Commander Rick pays tribute to the comic book series Watchmen, with series writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons.
    • Fairy Tales
      Fairy Tales
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      3/9/94
      9.5
      This week, Commander Rick enters the wonderful world of fairy tales. With the help of NanCy, his computer, Commander Rick learns all about these stories in interviews with guests Charles Vess, Clive Barker, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Peter Straub, Anne Rice, Jane Yolen, Nancy Kress, Neil Gaiman, Terri Windling.
    • Life In Space
      Life In Space
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      10/6/93
      9.4
      In this week's episode of Prisoners of Gravity, Commander Rick takes a look at what it's like not to be a prisoner of gravity, discussing life in space with guests Geoffrey A. Landis, Michael Skeet, Frederik Pohl, Ben Bova, Spider and Jeanne Robinson, C.J. Cherryh, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, Nichelle Nichols, and Dr. Roberta Bondar.moreless
    • Tolkien
      Tolkien
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/24/93
      9.4
      This week, Commander Rick looks at the continuing influence of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy, The Lord Of The Rings, and discusses this with guests Mike Ploog, Walt Simonson, Charles Vess, Guy Gavriel Kay, Diana L. Paxson, Sean Stewart, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles de Lint, Terry Pratchett, Suzy McKee Charnas, Carole Nelson Douglas, and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.moreless
    • Holidays
      Holidays
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      12/18/89
      9.3
      In keeping with the holiday season, Commander Rick talks about holidays in science fiction writing and the comic book world.
    • Time Travel
      Time Travel
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      12/11/89
      9.3
      Commander Rick examines time travel in fiction writing and comic books with various writers.
    • Quest
      Quest
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      10/13/93
      9.2
      This week, Commander Rick looks at the mythic quest, and discusses why this kind of story has been so popular throughout the ages with his guests Robert Silverberg, Michael Moorcock, Clive Barker, Charles de Lint, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Sean Stewart, Lucius Shepard), Greg Bear, Connie Willis, Geoff Ryman, Jack Kirby, and Neil Gaiman.moreless
    • Medicine & Nanotechnology
      Medicine & Nanotechnology
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      12/1/93
      9.2
      Commander Rick, feeling a little under the weather this week, examines the future of medicine with guests Frederik Pohl, Nancy Kress, Joel Davis, Steven Barnes, Tony Daniel, Ian McDonald, Michael Skeet, Dave Smeds, John Clute, and Greg Bear.
    • Ecology
      Ecology
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      4/18/91
      9.1
      Earth Day is April 22 this year, and Commander Rick pays tribute to this by looking at how the planet is doing in comic books and speculative fiction, interviewing various people from the comic book world and writing.
    • Amnesia/Total Recall
      Amnesia/Total Recall
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      12/15/93
      9.1
      This week Commander Rick continues to explore the theme of memory, this week looking at amnesia with guests David Cronenberg, Walter Jon Williams, C.J. Cherryh, Harry Harrison, Pat Cadigan, Nancy Kress, Kim Antieau, Samuel R. Delany, Ray Bradbury, Megan Lindholm, and Terry Pratchett.
    • Projects
      Projects
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      10/3/91
      9.1
      This week, we get a look at some upcoming projects as Commander Rick talks with guests from comics, animation, and science fiction. A behind-the-scenes look at Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is highlighted.
    • Villains
      Villains
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      4/11/91
      9.1
      This week, Commander Rick talks with his guests about the role of villains in comic books and science fiction, discussing the topic with various comic book writers, as well as Canadian and American authors.
    • Music
      Music
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/3/91
      9.0
      This week, broadcasting from Reality 1, Commander Rick airs his pirate radio station, CMDR, and counts down the week's Top 10 in genre music and musically related items.
    • Homosexuality
      Homosexuality
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      1/26/94
      9.0
      Commander Rick examines the how gay and lesbian characters are portrayed in comics and speculative fiction. John Byrne, Roberta Gregory, Samuel R. Delany, Greg Bear, Jewelle Gomez, Maureen F. McHugh, Frank M. Robinson, Melissa Scott, Jane Yolen, and Ellen Kushner.
    • Jack Kirby
      Jack Kirby
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      2/16/94
      9.0
      **Note: This week's episode of Prisoners of Gravity repeats last season's tribute to Jack Kirby in honour of his death on Feb. 5th, 1994.** This week, Commander Rick pays tribute to Jack Kirby in interviews with guests Will Eisner, Walt Simonson, Scott McCloud, Max Allan Collins, Kevin Eastman, Len Wein, Dave Gibbons, Charles De Lint, and Samuel R. Delany.moreless
    • Monsters
      Monsters
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      2/23/94
      9.0
      This week, Commander Rick looks at the question of why we're so intrigued by monsters. He tries to answer this in conversation with guests, noted monster creators: Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Melanie Tem, Brian Aldiss, Robert Sheckley, Mike Mignola, Steve Bissette, Jamie Delano, Len Wein, Stan Lee, and Frank Miller.
    • Virtual Reality
      Virtual Reality
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      3/2/94
      9.0
      This week, Commander Rick examines the concept of virtual reality, and checks in with guests Larry Niven, Steven Barnes, Douglas Adams, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Greg Bear, James Patrick Kelly, Donald A. Norman, Bill McKibben, and Jaron Lanier.
    • Stereotypes
      Stereotypes
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/15/90
      9.0
      Commander Rick looks at stereotypes in fiction writing and comic books, with interviews on the issues of race, ethnicity and gender.
    • Vampires
      Vampires
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      3/16/94
      9.0
      This week Commander Rick talks to the women who have resurrected the vampire legend. He talks to Anne Rice, Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy Collins, Nancy Baker, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Suzy McKee Charnas, Jewelle Gomez, and Tanya Huff.
    • Evoking The Future: Language
      Evoking The Future: Language
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/22/90
      9.0
      Commander Rick discusses language with various comic book creators and authors, based on the quote from William Burroughs that "language is a virus from outer space."
    • Sex & AIDS
      Sex & AIDS
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/29/90
      9.0
      Commander Rick discusses how sex and AIDS are treated in science fiction and comic books, interviewing various authors and comic book creators, including Tanya Huff, Gregory Benford, and Todd McFarlane.
    • Vietnam
      Vietnam
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      3/23/94
      9.0
      This week, Commander Rick examines the influence that Vietnam has had on comics and science fiction, which continues even twenty years after the United States pulled out of Vietnam. Commander Rick talks with guests Archie Goodwin, George Pratt, Peter Straub, Lois McMaster Bujold, Carol Severance, Lucius Shepard, Dave Smeds, and Joe Haldeman.moreless
    • Telepathy
      Telepathy
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      1/19/94
      9.0
      Commander Rick looks at telepathy in science fiction, and speculative fiction, and discusses this with guests: Nick Bantock, Frank M. Robinson, Dan Simmons, Larry Niven, Karen Haber, Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison, Howard V. Hendrix, Spider Robinson, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Peter David.
    • Post-Apocalypse
      Post-Apocalypse
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      1/12/94
      9.0
      This week, Commander Rick investigates science fiction's undying interest in the Post-Apocalypse story. David Brin, Roger Zelazny, Suzy McKee Charnas, Howard V. Hendrix, James Morrow, P.D. James, Pat Murphy, Connie Willis, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Sheckley.
    • Alter Ego
      Alter Ego
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      12/22/93
      9.0
      This week, Commander Rick examines the traditional comic book device of alter ego, asking: Who is the man behind the mask? He discusses this with guests Bob Kane, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Julius Schwartz, Neal Adams, Ty Templeton, Steve Perry, Frank Miller, Alan Grant, Scott McCloud, Dave Gibbons, Howard Chaykin.
    • Heroes & Superheroes
      Heroes & Superheroes
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/11/90
      9.0
      Commander Rick interviews comic book creators, authors and Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek) on the topic of heroes and superheroes.
    • Will Eisner & The Spirit
      Will Eisner & The Spirit
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/18/90
      9.0
      The 50th Anniversary of Will Eisner's The Spirit is celebrated, including an interview with Eisner and other comic book publishers, creators and artists.
    • The Devil
      The Devil
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/27/93
      9.0
      To celebrate Halloween, Commander Rick presents a devilishly scary show about the Prince of Darkness and his appearances in comics, speculative fiction and horror. With guests Stan Lee, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Jim Woodring, Clive Barker, Kim Antieau, Harlan Ellison, James Morrow, Greg Bear, and Parke Godwin.
    • Games
      Games
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      11/3/93
      9.0
      This week, Commander Rick examines how Science Fiction authors have used the games people play to add more dimensions to their stories. Guests are Poul Anderson, Greg Bear, John Brunner, Kristine Kathryn Rusch (a.k.a. Sandy Schofield), Iain M. Banks, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Terry Pratchett, Lynda Barry, Sean Stewart, Steven Barnes, David Pringle, and Pierre Savoie.moreless
    • Writers' Workshops/Clarion
      Writers' Workshops/Clarion
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      11/10/93
      9.0
      This week, Commander Rick takes a look at writers' workshops, focussing on Clarion, in interviews with instructors and graduates, including Damon Knight, Kate Wilhelm, Harlan Ellison, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Geoff Ryman, Connie Willis, Kim Antieau, James Alan Gardner, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, and William F. Wu.
    • Censorship
      Censorship
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/25/90
      9.0
      Commander Rick discusses censorship with various figures from the comic book and writing worlds.
    • Aliens
      Aliens
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/1/90
      9.0
      Commander Rick discusses aliens with various authors and comic book creators.
    • Memory
      Memory
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      12/8/93
      9.0
      How much of does memory shape who we are? This week, Commander Rick looks at the role of memory in speculative fiction and comic books this week with the help of guests Brian W. Aldiss, Edward Bryant, Harlan Ellison, Iain M. Banks, Harry Harrison, Howard V. Hendrix, and William Gibson, Lynda Barry, Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean, and Michael Moorcock.moreless
    • Collaborations
      Collaborations
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/8/90
      9.0
      Collaboration in comic book and fiction writing is investigated, with interviews from Gregory Benford, Spider Robinson, Peter David and publisher Jim Baen, among others.
    • Aliens
      Aliens
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      3/30/94
      9.0
      This week, Commander Rick wonders what a Martian really looks like, and what sort of creature we'd meet on fictional planets such as the planet Medea? Commander Rick talks about this with guests Nancy Kress, George R.R. Martin, Robert J. Sawyer, Greg Bear, Poul Anderson, Hal Clement, William Stout, Kelley Jones, Steve Perry, Kevin O'Donnell, Jr., and Larry Niven.moreless
    • Violence
      Violence
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      3/7/91
      9.0
      What role does violence play in science ficiton and comic books? This is the question that Commander Rick looks at this week, interviewing various authors and comic book creators to see if they can answer the question.
    • Adaptations
      Adaptations
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      10/4/90
      9.0
      Commander Rick interrupts Second Nature to look at how comics and science fiction translate to film and vice-versa.
    • Marketing & Merchandising
      Marketing & Merchandising
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      2/28/91
      9.0
      Marketing and Merchandising in the comic and science ficiton/fantasy worlds is the topic this week, and Commander Rick discusses this with various authors, comic book creators, animators, and people from both the TV- and movie-worlds.
    • Horror
      Horror
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      2/21/91
      9.0
      From Reality 1, Commander Rick looks into the topic of horror, talking to writers, directors, artists, cartoonists, and movie distributors.
    • Projects
      Projects
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      2/14/91
      9.0
      Upcoming projects from some of Commander Rick's favourites are this week's topic, including comics, movies and animation.
    • Humour
      Humour
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      2/7/91
      9.0
      Commander Rick talks about the business of being funny, with various guests from the science fiction world and beyond.
    • Voice/American Artform
      Voice/American Artform
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      1/31/91
      9.0
      Commander Rick delves into the question of whether a Canadian voice truly exists in comics and science fiction, or whether works in these artforms have succumbed to Americanization.
    • Robots & Artificial Intelligence
      Robots & Artificial Intelligence
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      1/24/91
      9.0
      Commander Rick attempts to talk about Robots, but NanCy, his cybernetic computer, would rather talk about Artificial Intelligence, and changes the topic. He interviews various authors, as well as Frank Miller, the screenwriter for Robocop 2.
    • Animation 1
      Animation 1
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      1/17/91
      9.0
      The release of a restored Fantasia by Disney leads Commander Rick to talk about animation, with interviews by various leaders in the field, including an original Disney animator.
    • Evoking The Future: Setting
      Evoking The Future: Setting
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/10/91
      9.0
      Setting is important when evoking a future world, and this week, Commander Rick talks to various science fiction authors and comic book creators about the role that setting plays.
    • Chaos
      Chaos
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      3/14/91
      9.0
      Commander Rick discusses Chaos Theory with authors, animators, artists, and computer product managers.
    • Form
      Form
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      3/22/91
      9.0
      Comics and speculative fiction take different forms, and this week Commander Rick looks at those forms, interviewing cartoonists, animators, writers, and editors.
    • Profiles
      Profiles
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      3/28/91
      9.0
      This week, Commander Rick profiles some of his favourite artists: Daniel Clowes (writer/artist in comic books), Peter Straub (author), and Marv Newland (movie maker).
    • Alternate Histories
      Alternate Histories
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/10/91
      9.0
      This week, Commander Rick takes a look at alternate histories; what the world would be like if certain historical events had different outcomes, and discusses this with various guests.
    • Science & Technology
      Science & Technology
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/6/90
      9.0
      Science and Technology are the subject of debate for Commander Rick in his interviews with various authors including Gregory Benford, Robert J. Sawyer and Spider Robinson.
    • Leisure
      Leisure
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      5/2/91
      9.0
      In this week's show, Commander Rick asks the question: how will we spend our leisure time in the future? He talks with authors and comic book creators about this topic.
    • Women
      Women
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      4/25/91
      9.0
      This week, Commander Rick looks at how women are represented in both comic books, speculative and science fiction, talking with women who work in the field.
    • M-Space: Moebius & Merril
      M-Space: Moebius & Merril
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/13/90
      9.0
      This week, Commander Rick takes an in-depth look at Moebius (Jean Giraud), as well as Judith Merril, both influential in their fields.
    • Myths And Archetypes
      Myths And Archetypes
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      4/4/91
      9.0
      The importance of myths and archetypes is the topic for this week's discussion. Commander Rick talks to various authors, comic book writers and creators, and a horror expert, and shows a few movie clips.
    • Families
      Families
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      12/20/90
      9.0
      Alone again at holiday time, Commander Rick takes a look at what role families play in various genres, including comic books and science fiction.
    • Computer Games
      Computer Games
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      3/25/93
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick looks at computer games, and interviews guests Douglas Adams, Frederik Pohl, Dave Gibbons, as well as creators from the gaming companies Psygnosis and Sierra On-Line.
    • Utopia
      Utopia
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      3/18/93
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick discusses utopia with guests Clive Barker, Bruce Sterling, Samuel R. Delany, James Morrow, Geoff Ryman, Iain M. Banks, Sean Stewart, Kim Stanley Robinson, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Mark Buckingham.
    • Immortality
      Immortality
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      3/11/93
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick looks at immortality, and discusses the pros and cons with guests Anne Rice, Clive Barker, Larry Niven, Joan D. Vinge, Spider Robinson, Joe Haldeman, Ian MacDonald, Vernor Vinge, Brian Stableford, Gregory Benford, Neil Gaiman, Len Wein, and Peter David.
    • Cyberbook
      Cyberbook
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      3/4/93
      0.0
      As a tie-in to Freedom To Read Week (March 1 - 8, 1993), Commander Rick takes a look at the future of electronic books and how new technology affects reading and literature, with guests Douglas Adams, Clive Barker, Michael Moorcock, Ben Bova, Pat Cadigan, Sergio Aragones, John Byrne, Carl Lieberman, Paul Wollaston, and John Lowry.moreless
    • Profiles
      Profiles
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      2/25/93
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick once again profiles three creators of note: Jeff Smith, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Elisabeth Vonarburg.
    • Mystery/SF
      Mystery/SF
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      2/4/93
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick takes a look at the cross-over between mystery and science fiction, with guests P.D. James, John E. Stith, Sean Stewart, Vernor Vinge, Martin H. Greenberg, Maxim Jakubowski, Garfield and Judith Reeves-Stevens, Sharyn McCrumb, Mike Resnick, Beth Meacham, and Jane Yolen.
    • Awards
      Awards
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/28/93
      0.0
      In this week's episode, Commander Rick talks about awards with award winners. Guests are: John Brunner, Samuel R. Delany, Harlan Ellison, William Gibson, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, James Morrow, Jerry Pournelle, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Lisa Tuttle, Neil Gaiman, Sharyn McCrumb, and Dave Gibbons.
    • Racism
      Racism
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      2/18/93
      0.0
      As a tie-in to Canadian Black History Month, Commander Rick looks at how racism is dealt with in speculative fiction and comic books, interviewing guests Samuel R. Delany, Jewelle Gomez, Owl Goingback, William F. Wu, Karen Haber, Spider Robinson, Andre Norton, WIll Eisner, Denys Cowan, Louise Simonson, Gilbert Hernandez, and Dan Piraro.moreless
    • Crime & Punishment
      Crime & Punishment
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      4/1/93
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick examines the ideas of crime and punishment, in interviews with guests, featuring P.D. James, Sean Stewart, David Brin, Lois McMaster Bujold, Walter Jon Williams, James Patrick Kelly, Roger MacBride Allen, Michael G. Coney, and Garfield & Judith Reeves-Stevens, John Byrne, Matt Wagner, and M.W. Kaluta.
    • The Brain & Artificial Intelligence
      4/20/94
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick thinks about thinking, and examines how the human brain works, and then looks into computer intelligence, and discusses this with guests: Timothy Leary, Marvin Minsky, Greg Bear, Vernor Vinge, Frederik Pohl, Harry Harrison, Jack Williamson, Jerry Oltion, John Brunner, Amy Thomson, Roger Zelazny, Robert J. Sawyer, Howard Rheingold, and Donald A. Norman.moreless
    • Comic Book Layout
      Comic Book Layout
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      4/13/94
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick takes a look at how comics are crafted and speaks to some of the foremost people in the genre. Guests are: Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Mike Ploog, Joe Kubert, Scott McCloud, Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Howard Chaykin, Denys Cowan, and Frank Miller.
    • Sexism & Feminism
      Sexism & Feminism
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      4/6/94
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick speaks with the creators of various female characters in both Science Fiction and comic books. Female characters have been criticized for their portrayal, however some creators are trying to change this. Commander Rick speaks with guests: Trina Robbins, Colleen Doran, Jill Thompson, Andre Norton, Lisa Tuttle, Martha Soukup, Pat Murphy, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, David Brin, Samuel R. Delany, and Suzy McKee Charnas.moreless
    • Creators' Rights
      Creators' Rights
      Season 4 - Episode 27
      5/6/93
      0.0
      This week on Prisoners of Gravity, Commander Rick examines the issue of the ownership that creators have over their creations, featuring interviews with Harlan Ellison, Scott McCloud, Will Eisner, Neal Adams, Len Wein, Dale Keown, Kevin Eastman, and Dave Sim.
    • Ecology
      Ecology
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      4/22/93
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick takes a look at the effects of over-population on current ecological concerns, as well as the Zero Population Growth movement. Featured guest interviews include David Brin, Frederik Pohl, Kim Stanley Robinson, Joe Haldeman, Jerry Pournelle, Barry B. Longyear, and Paul Chadwick.
    • Autobiography
      Autobiography
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      4/15/93
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick examines how and why creators put themselves into their stories. Featured interviews are with Will Eisner, Barry Windsor-Smith, Neil Gaiman, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Seth, Joe Matt, Chester Brown, Daniel Clowes, Samuel R. Delany, Michael Moorcock, Michael Coney, and Anne Rice.
    • God
      God
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      4/8/93
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick looks at the concept of God. The Commander's guests include Harlan Ellison; Terry Pratchett, James Morrow, Spider Robinson, Donald Westlake, Connie Willis, Salman Rushdie, Douglas Adams, Clive Barker, and Brian Stableford.
    • Information
      Information
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/21/93
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick examines the Information Age, and how science fiction is dealing with the effects of this new culture. With guests Timothy Leary, Douglas Adams, Bruce Sterling, Robert J. Sawyer, John Brunner, George Zebrowski, Martha Soukup, Clifford Stoll, Bill McKibben, and Paul Wollaston.
    • Weapons
      Weapons
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      1/14/93
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick looks at the role of weapons in science fiction and comic books, from magic swords to nuclear weapons, with guests Terry Pratchett, Iain M. Banks, Lois McMaster Bujold, Michael Moorcock, Warren Murphy, Sean Stewart, Walter Jon Williams, Jerry Pournelle, Shirley Meier, Kevin Eastman, M.W. Kaluta, and Mike Baron.moreless
    • Jack Kirby
      Jack Kirby
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/7/93
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick pays tribute to Jack Kirby in interviews with guests Will Eisner, Walt Simonson, Scott McCloud, Max Allan Collins, Kevin Eastman, Len Wein, Dave Gibbons, Charles De Lint, and Samuel R. Delany.
    • World-Building
      World-Building
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      1/16/92
      0.0
      Commander Rick looks at how authors go about creating the universes that their works are set in, talking with various authors, and spotlighting science fiction and fantasy series.
    • Death
      Death
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      1/23/92
      0.0
      How is death portrayed in speculative fiction and comic books? Commander Rick discusses this with various guests, including Alan Moore, Douglas Adams, Brian Stableford and Christopher Fowler. Also featured is the Crash Test Dummies music video "Superman's Song."
    • Vampires
      Vampires
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      1/30/92
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick talks about vampires and how they're being portrayed in the genre, with authors Nancy Collins and Tanya Huff, editor Ellen Datlow and others.
    • Animation
      Animation
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      2/6/92
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick discusses animation with Steve Bingham, founder of Alias Research, developer of the special effects software for Terminator 2. He also looks at the animated series Beetlejuice, as well as Michael Jackson's video "Black or White."
    • Politics
      Politics
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      2/13/92
      0.0
      Commander Rick takes a look at how politics are portrayed in science fiction, fantasy, and comic books in interviews with writers, artists and editors, including Alan Moore and Gardner Dozois.
    • Profiles
      Profiles
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      2/20/92
      0.0
      Commander Rick profiles three guests this week: Nebula Award-winning science fiction author Pat Murphy (The Falling Woman), Hugo Award-winning author John Brunner (Stand on Zanzibar) and World Fantasy Award-winning artist Dave McKean (for the comic book series, The Sandman).
    • First Contact
      First Contact
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      10/1/92
      0.0
      The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence is the topic of discussion this week as Commander Rick talks with authors, editors and comic book writers, as well as taking a look at the documentary "In Advance of the Landing."
    • Cyberpunk
      Cyberpunk
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/9/92
      0.0
      Commander Rick looks at the cyberpunk movement, featuring interviews with William Gibson, credited with starting cyberpunk, and Bruce Sterling.
    • Covers
      Covers
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/2/92
      0.0
      Commander Rick and guests discuss and debate the artistic merits of comic book covers as well as those of science fiction and fantasy novels.
    • Cosmic Cavalcade
      Cosmic Cavalcade
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      12/19/91
      0.0
      In this year's holiday episode, Commander Rick looks at upcoming projects in the speculative fiction and comic book worlds, interviewing Alan Moore, Nancy A. Collins, and Alan Grant, among others. Also, viewers are invited to send in their votes for the upcoming Ricky Awards.
    • Religion
      Religion
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/17/91
      0.0
      Commander Rick takes a look at how religion is portrayed, and what role it plays in the future in his discussion with guests from the science fiction, speculative fiction and comic book worlds.
    • Addictions
      Addictions
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/24/91
      0.0
      Will addictions still exist in the future? And how are they depicted in science fiction and comics? Commander Rick discusses this with various authors and comic book creators, as well as police officers and professionals from the Addiction Research Foundation.
    • Fear
      Fear
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/31/91
      0.0
      In honour of Halloween, Commander Rick looks at fear and what scares people, and discusses fear with his various guests.
    • War
      War
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/7/91
      0.0
      In a Remembrance Day special, Commander Rick talks with various guests from the comic book and science fiction worlds about war in these genres.
    • Dreams
      Dreams
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/14/91
      0.0
      Dreams are the topic of this week's discussion; Commander Rick talks with various authors and The Sandman comic book creator, Neil Gaiman.
    • New Worlds
      New Worlds
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      12/5/91
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      Commander Rick celebrates the relaunch of the New Worlds magazine, responsible in its original form for introducing many "new wave" authors to the public. Past and current contributors and editors talk with Commander Rick about the new venture.
    • Justice
      Justice
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/12/91
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      Justice, including the topics of retribution, revenge and vigilantism are the topics that Commander Rick discusses this week. He also looks at the ipact that technology has had on justice in interviews with comic book writers and artists, speculative fiction authors and actors Michael Dorn and Walter Koenig.
    • Violence
      Violence
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      2/27/92
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      This week, Commander Rick takes a look at violence and how it is depicted in science fiction, fantasy, horror and comic books in discussions with guests including Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Dan Simmons and James Morrow.
    • Dinosaurs
      Dinosaurs
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      3/5/92
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      This week, the dinosaur craze is the topic under discussion as Commander Rick talks to guests including Robert J. Sawyer, Gardner Dozois, Mark Schultz, and paleontologist Dr. Dale Russell.
    • Metamorphosis
      Metamorphosis
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      3/12/92
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      Commander Rick discusses metamorphosis with his guests, featuring interviews with Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, John Harrison, Bruce Sterling, Charles De Lint, Geoff Ryman, and movie makers Steve Williams, Julian Grant, and David Cronenberg.
    • Madness
      Madness
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/29/92
      0.0
      It's Halloween, and Commander Rick gets into the spirit of things by looking at madness in science fiction and comic books with guests Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Doris Lessing, James Morrow, Steven Gould, Peter David, Mike Baron, Michael D. Allred, Alan Grant, Pete Milligan, and Dave Gibbons.
    • Space Travel
      Space Travel
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/5/92
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick takes a look at space travel both in science fiction and the real world. Guests include: J. Brian Clarke, James Patrick Kelly, Robert J. Sawyer, Bob Shaw, Iain M. Banks, Ray Bradbury, Bruce Sterling, Ben Bova, and Jerry Pournelle.
    • The City
      The City
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/12/92
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick looks at how the city affects the characters who live in it and the way that the story is told, talking with guests Will Eisner, Peter Kuper, Alan Grant, Dave Gibbons, Terry Pratchett, Mary Gentle, James Patrick Kelly, William Gibson, and Michael Moorcock.
    • Sex
      Sex
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/26/92
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick looks at the role that sex plays in speculative fiction and comics, with guests Ben Bova, Spider Robinson, Lisa Tuttle, James Morrow, Lesley Choyce, Ellen Datlow, Alan Moore, Melinda Gebbi, and Aline Kominsky-Crumb.
    • Time Travel
      Time Travel
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      12/3/92
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick takes a look at how time travel is used in science fiction with guests Connie Willis, L. Sprague de Camp, Michael Moorcock, Gregory Benford, John Gribbin, Robert Silverberg, Spider Robinson, Geoffrey A. Landis, and Joe Haldeman.
    • Shared Worlds
      Shared Worlds
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/10/92
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick looks at shared worlds, with special emphasis on some of the most popular multi-author books. Guests are: James Morrow, George R.R. Martin, C.J. Cherryh, Neil Gaiman, Fabian Nicieza, Walt Simonson, John Byrne, Peter David, Garfield and Judith Reeves-Stevens, J.M. Dillard, and Harlan Ellison.
    • Medea/Murasaki
      Medea/Murasaki
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      12/17/92
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick looks at shared worlds again, this time focussing on two specific worlds. The first is Medea, with guests Harlan Ellison, Frank Kelly Freas, Kate Wilhelm, Robert Silverberg, Frederik Pohl, and Jack Williamson. The second is Murasaki, with guests David Brin, Gregory Benford, and Nancy Kress.
    • Ray Bradbury
      Ray Bradbury
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/22/92
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick pays tribute to the ground-breaking science fiction author Ray Bradbury, who authored such classics as The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451. He interviews Ray Bradbury as well as Bradbury's first agent, Julius Schwartz. Also interviewed are Robert J. Sawyer, Ben Bova, Dave Gibbons, and P. Craig Russell.moreless
    • Outlaws
      Outlaws
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/15/92
      0.0
      Why are outlaws and rebels so appealing? That's the topic for this week's discussion, and Commander Rick talks with guests Andre Norton, Monica Hughes, Nancy Holder, Charles de Lint, S.N. Lewitt, Bruce Sterling, Pat Cadigan, Lewis Shiner, Paul de Filippo, William Gibson, Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Denny O'Neil, and Peter David.moreless
    • Fans
      Fans
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      10/8/92
      0.0
      This week Commander Rick looks into fandom, and discusses this topic with guests including Walter Koenig and Michael Dorn from Star Trek; as well as authors Douglas Adams, Spider Robinson, and Lois McMaster Bujold; from the comic book world, Dave Gibbons, Garth Ennis, and Neil Gaiman. Julius Schwartz and Forrest J. Ackerman give the history of fandom, and Harlan Ellison talks about the dark side of it all.moreless
    • Mars
      Mars
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      3/19/92
      0.0
      This week's topic of discussion is Mars, and our fascination with it. Commander Rick talks about this with guests, including Robert J. Sawyer, Terry Bisson, Kim Newman, Kim Stanley Robinson, Michael Moorcock, Ray Bradbury, and Canadian Solar Sail project director Steve Horvath..
    • New Faces
      New Faces
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      3/26/92
      0.0
      Commander Rick takes a look at 6 new faces on the horizon this week: Roger MacBride Allen; Christopher Fowler; Gwyneth Jones; James Robinson; Seth; and Martha Soukup.
    • Censorship
      Censorship
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      4/2/92
      0.0
      Both the censoring of and censorship in comics and speculative fiction is the topic for Commander Rick and his guests this week. Guests include Connie Willis, Jane Yolen, George Alec Effinger, David Cronenberg, Paul Stockton and John Callahan.
    • Genetic Engineering
      Genetic Engineering
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      4/9/92
      0.0
      Commander Rick looks at the topic of genetic engineering with guests including: Dafydd ab Hugh, Gregory Benford, Lois McMaster Bujold, Mercedes Lackey, Spider Robinson and Jack Vance, among others.
    • Advice
      Advice
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      4/16/92
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick asks for advice on how to break in to the science fiction and comic book fields, in interviews with guests including: authors Neil Gaiman, Tanya Huff, Nancy Kress, and Kim Stanley Robinson. And from the comic book world, guests include: Sergio Aragones, Frank Miller, M.W. Kaluta, and Dan Piraro.moreless
    • Ecology
      Ecology
      Season 3 - Episode 29
      4/23/92
      0.0
      To celebrate Earth Day on April 22 this year, Commander Rick takes a look at ecology in science fiction and comics, with guests Denny O'Neil, Neal Adams, Alan Moore, John Brunner, Nancy Kress, Kim Newman, Larry Niven, Bruce Sterling and William Stout.
    • Awards/Rickies
      Awards/Rickies
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      4/30/92
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick announces the winners for The Rickies. Guests include: Clive Barker, Gregory Benford, Lois McMaster Bujold, Neil Gaiman, Tanya Huff, Nancy Kress, James Morrow, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Will Eisner, and Alan Moore.
    • Evolution
      Evolution
      Season 5 - Episode 25
      4/27/94
      0.0
      This week, Commander Rick asks the question, "Where do we go from here?" with respect to evolution. To help him answer this question, Commander Rick talks with guests, science fiction authors: Connie Willis, Douglas Adams, Michael Swanwick, John Brunner, Bruce Sterling, Walter Jon Williams, Robert J. Sawyer, Dr. Richard Leakey, and Joel Davis.moreless
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