16 episodes

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.

SYFY25: Origin Stories SYFY WIRE

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 133 Ratings

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.

    Chris Hardwick

    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.




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    • 27 min
    David X. Cohen

    David X. Cohen

    Futurama Creator and showrunner, David X. Cohen, talks to Adam about abandoning his noble scientific pursuits for sci-fi comedy; how comedy and space best mix; and why a curmudgeonly drunken robot might be the most human character of all.




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    • 30 min
    Doug Chiang

    Doug Chiang

    Doug Chiang, Executive Creative Director of Lucasfilm, joins Adam to tell us what it’s like designing spaceships for Star Wars: the biggest universe in science fiction; where he draws inspiration from; and how the production methodologies are rapidly changing.




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    • 30 min
    Frank Oz

    Frank Oz

    Adam sits down with Jedi Master, Master Puppeteer, and Stellar Director, Frank Oz to talk about his early Flash Gordon obsession, how he found his inner Yoda, and why Grover does not use contractions.




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    • 26 min
    John Knoll

    John Knoll

    John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer of Industrial Light and Magic and visual effects legend, sits down with Adam and reveals how he cold called his way into LucasFilm, and how he had to be talked into pitching an idea he had, which ultimately became Rogue One.

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    • 21 min
    Jonathan Frakes

    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.




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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

Chilly999999 ,

Just found this. I’m addicted!!! 🤓

I am really enjoying this podcast and I’m just four episodes in. I definitely recommend. Love the diversity of all things sci-fi here comprehensively. Can we get some more episodes please? Where do we donate 💰?

froggyhi ,

I want more!

Excellent interviews and good production. I wish the conversations could have been longer. 15 interviews barely scratches the surface of SciFi history, so I genuinely hope they make more episodes!!!

Abracadammit ,

The natives are getting restless!

I love this podcast! I binged half of the episodes in one day. Tuned out a terrible boss, and fixed my day! This is very well done. Please try to do these more often!

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