Prisoners of Gravity

Season 4 Episode 2


Aired Monday 7:30 PM Oct 08, 1992 on TVO

Episode Recap

This week, Commander Rick takes a look at how the people involved in the science fiction and comic book worlds deal with fans, and how fans deal with them in return. From Star Trek, guests Walter Koenig (Chekov) and Michael Dorn (Worf) give their perspective on things. Commander Rick also talks to science fiction authors Douglas Adams (The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy), Lois McMaster Bujold (Barrayar), Spider Robinson (Time Travelers Strictly Cash). From the comic book world, guests include: comic book creators Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Garth Ennis (Hellblazer) and Neil Gaiman (Sandman) who provide their anecdotes. Julius Schwartz and Forrest J. Ackerman explore the history and phenomenon of fandom. Harlan Ellison (The Essential Ellison) is his usual acerbic and witty self as he enlightens Commander Rick on the dark side of fandom.