Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres. Host Eric Molinsky talks with novelists, screenwriters, comic book artists, filmmakers, and game designers about their craft of creating fictional worlds. The show also looks at the fan experience, exploring what makes us suspend our disbelief, and what happens when that spell is broken. Fantasy worlds may be set in distant planets or parallel dimensions, but they are crafted here on Earth and on some level relate to our daily lives. Employing his years of experience in public radio, Eric brings a sophisticated, thoughtfully produced voice to the far-out and fantastical.
Ron Moore's new show For All Mankind imagines what if the Soviet Union landed a man on the moon first -- and what if that nightmare scenario forced NASA to be more inclusive than it was in real history?
Think of an alien abduction. Humanoid creatures. Medical experiments. Missing time. Hypnosis. But years before The X-Files, that narrative was largely unknown until Betty and Barney Hill went public about their alien abduction.
Disney’s “live action” remakes of their classic films are a box office bonanza. But will they spark nostalgia not only for the originals, but for the lost art of hand drawn feature animation in Hollywood?