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, 127 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.

    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.

    • 21 min
    Nnedi Okorafor

    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.

    • 28 min
    Kevin Kelly

    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.

    • 23 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.

    • 23 min
    Sana Amanat

    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.

    • 29 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.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 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.

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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