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SYFY25: Origin Stories

SYFY25: Origin Stories is a collection of 15 podcasts hosted by sci-fi celebrity and superfan Adam Savage, featuring in-depth discussions with the creators, influencers and experts who have made the genre what it is today.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith, writer and director of Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma, and Tusk sits down with Adam fan to fan to obsess over Planet of the Apes reruns, Star Wars action figures and why science fiction is his personal moral compass.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #1

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Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman, award winning author of books, comic books, and films sits down with Adam to discuss the strange and powerful escapism of science fiction; how a milk bottle changed his life; and hear just how big of an emotional impact the genre can have on fans.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes, aka Star Trek The Next Generation’s Commander Riker, chats with Adam about an early role as a comic book icon; what it was like to boldly go where no one had gone before; and what the future of science fiction holds.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

23mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #3

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Kevin Kelly

Writer and Founding Editor of Wired Magazine, Kevin Kelly, sits down with Adam to talk about finding science fiction in his youth, his disappointment in early computer technology, and why the fiction we write today shapes our very real tomorrow.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

23mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #4

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Natasha Vita-More

Transhumanist philosopher Natasha Vita-More chats with Adam and explains what transhumanism means for us regular humans, how it will impact the evolution of humanity, and close we are to uploading our brains into databases, ensuring our immortality.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

25mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #5

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Nnedi Okorafor

Afro-mysticism, 3rd world technology and science fiction, blend together in the world of Nnedi Okorafor as she sits with Adam to talk about her scifi guilty pleasures, how a trash compactor monster became her muse and why the world of literary academia still sees science fiction as a lesser genre.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

28mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #6

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Rick Baker

Rick Baker, legendary special effects wizard for films like Men In Black, Star Wars, and Batman—joins Adam to talk about confusing Godzilla for King Kong; being taken under the wing of a monster-making legend; and how he fit a 12-foot-tall alien into a 6-foot-tall man.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #7

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Ron Moore

Ron Moore-- writer and producer of Star Trek TNG and DS9, Battlestar Galactica, and Outlander, among others — is in the studio with Adam to talk about the impact the early NASA shuttle launches had on him; how a set tour got him a seat on The Enterprise; and how he went from attending Star Trek Conventions as a fan, to attending them as a star.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

30mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #8

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Sana Amanat

Marvel’s Director of Content and Character Development, The Spectacular Sana Amanat, sits down with Adam to talk about the societal importance of spandex-clad heroes; how she found herself in the pages of the X-Men; and why it’s important we all have a superhero to look up to.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

29mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #9

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Chris Hardwick

Nerdist Founder and Talking Dead Host, Chris Hardwick, joins Adam to dissect where hipster and nerd converge, his emotional attachment to the science fiction community, and how his run in with Mel Brooks led to his most cherished piece of memorabilia.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #10