Prisoners of Gravity - Season 2

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Episode Guide

  • Leisure
    Leisure
    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
    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.
  • Ecology
    Ecology
    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.
  • Villains
    Villains
    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.
  • Myths And Archetypes
    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.
  • Profiles
    Profiles
    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).
  • Form
    Form
    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.
  • Chaos
    Chaos
    Episode 23
    3/14/91
    9.0
    Commander Rick discusses Chaos Theory with authors, animators, artists, and computer product managers.
  • Violence
    Violence
    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.
  • Marketing & Merchandising
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  • Music
    Music
    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.
  • Families
    Families
    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.
  • M-Space: Moebius & Merril
    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.
  • Science & Technology
    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.
  • Sex & AIDS
    Sex & AIDS
    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.
  • Evoking The Future: Language
    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."
  • Stereotypes
    Stereotypes
    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.
  • Collaborations
    Collaborations
    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
    Episode 5
    11/1/90
    9.0
    Commander Rick discusses aliens with various authors and comic book creators.
  • Censorship
    Censorship
    Episode 4
    10/25/90
    9.0
    Commander Rick discusses censorship with various figures from the comic book and writing worlds.
  • Will Eisner & The Spirit
    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.
  • Heroes & Superheroes
    10/11/90
    9.0
    Commander Rick interviews comic book creators, authors and Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek) on the topic of heroes and superheroes.
  • Adaptations
    Adaptations
    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.
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