Prisoners of Gravity - Season 4

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  • Computer Games
    Computer Games
    Episode 22
    3/25/93
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    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
    Episode 21
    3/18/93
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    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
    Episode 20
    3/11/93
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    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
    Episode 19
    3/4/93
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    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
    Episode 18
    2/25/93
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    This week, Commander Rick once again profiles three creators of note: Jeff Smith, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Elisabeth Vonarburg.
  • Mystery/SF
    Mystery/SF
    Episode 16
    2/4/93
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    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
    Episode 15
    1/28/93
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    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
    Episode 17
    2/18/93
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    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
    Episode 23
    4/1/93
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    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.
  • Creators' Rights
    Creators' Rights
    Episode 27
    5/6/93
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    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
    Episode 26
    4/22/93
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    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
    Episode 25
    4/15/93
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    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
    Episode 24
    4/8/93
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    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
    Episode 14
    1/21/93
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    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
    Episode 13
    1/14/93
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    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
    Episode 12
    1/7/93
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    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.
  • First Contact
    First Contact
    Episode 1
    10/1/92
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    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."
  • Madness
    Madness
    Episode 5
    10/29/92
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    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
    Episode 6
    11/5/92
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    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
    Episode 7
    11/12/92
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    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
    Episode 8
    11/26/92
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    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
    Episode 9
    12/3/92
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    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
    Episode 10
    12/10/92
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    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
    Episode 11
    12/17/92
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    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
    Episode 4
    10/22/92
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    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
    Episode 3
    10/15/92
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    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
    Episode 2
    10/8/92
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    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
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