Prisoners of Gravity - Season 3

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Episode Guide

  • Watchmen
    Watchmen
    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.
  • Children
    Children
    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.
  • Projects
    Projects
    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.
  • Alternate Histories
    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.
  • Animation
    Animation
    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."
  • Advice
    Advice
    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
  • New Worlds
    New Worlds
    Episode 10
    12/5/91
    0.0
    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.
  • Vampires
    Vampires
    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.
  • Politics
    Politics
    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
    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).
  • Awards/Rickies
    Awards/Rickies
    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.
  • New Faces
    New Faces
    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.
  • Metamorphosis
    Metamorphosis
    Episode 23
    3/12/92
    0.0
    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.
  • Dinosaurs
    Dinosaurs
    Episode 22
    3/5/92
    0.0
    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.
  • Violence
    Violence
    Episode 21
    2/27/92
    0.0
    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.
  • Death
    Death
    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."
  • World-Building
    World-Building
    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.
  • Fear
    Fear
    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.
  • Addictions
    Addictions
    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.
  • Religion
    Religion
    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.
  • War
    War
    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
    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.
  • Cyberpunk
    Cyberpunk
    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
    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
    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.
  • Justice
    Justice
    Episode 11
    12/12/91
    0.0
    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.
  • Ecology
    Ecology
    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.
  • Genetic Engineering
    Genetic Engineering
    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.
  • Censorship
    Censorship
    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.
  • Mars
    Mars
    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..
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