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Science Fiction Television Series: Histories, Casts and Credits for 58 Prime Time Shows, 1990 - 2004 by Frank Garcia & Mark Phillips

A comprehensive showcase of 58 prime-time science fiction television series produced from 1990-2004. Each program is covered with an in-depth chapter, containing conversations with actors, writers, directors and producers. Plus "Who Goes There?" short quotes section, A Look Back at Science Fiction Television Series 1959-1989 and a Bibliography.
To be published in the Fourth Quarter of 2008.

These are just some of the revelations included...

  1. What scene in FIREFLY brought a director to tears during filming? Answer
  2. What was the historical visit in QUANTUM LEAP that backfired for fans and its director? Answer
  3. Which of the SeaQuest crew did many of the writers feel embarrassed by? Answer
  4. What made Enterprise actor Vaughn Armstrong stop dead in his tracks while attending a German Star Trek convention? Answer
  5. Who gave a bizarre audition on TREMORS that terrified the director? Answer
  6. What was X-Files Dean Haglund's most terrifying real-life memory as a child? Answer
  7. Why doing TRACKER was like being a coroner on the scene of a crime for one director? Answer
  8. What was the name of the actress who almost snatched the female lead on Mann & Machine? Answer
  9. On what show did the producers actually mistake a delivered package as a bomb? Answer
  10. What famous singer sang, in an uncredited contribution, "Amazing Grace" on MYSTERIOUS WAYS? Answer
  11. What was the highest testing pilot in the history of 20th Century Fox? Answer
  12. What short-lived TV series found themselves caught in the middle of the Rodney King riots of 1993 and had to shut down?  Answer

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  1. Capturing an emotional moment with actor Adam Baldwin, when a statue in Jayne's likeness was struck down. Next question
  2. When Sam Beckett "leaped" into JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Next question
  3. Darwin, the dolphin. Next question
  4. When the audience began singing the theme song to him while a video tribute of his work played behind him. Next question
  5. A desperate Mexican local, who fancied himself as a would-be actor Next question
  6. Floating heads on a TV commercial, bobbing to a Carpenters song Next question
  7. Because the show was cancelled and morale was taking a dive. Next question
  8. Julianna Margulies (of NBC's E.R. fame) Next question
  9. Dark Skies: The LAPD bomb squad arrived, only to discover it was... an unsolicited script! Next question
  10. Natalie Maines, one-third of The Dixie Chicks country group. She is the wife of series star Adrian Pasdar. Next question
  11. Roswell, a series that lasted for three seasons on two networks. Next question
  12. Space Rangers starring Jeff Kaake and Clint Howard.

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Some of the individuals whose exclusive comments appear in the book:


  • Alan Scarfe
  • Alan Van Sprang
  • Alex Zahara
  • Alisen Down
  • Anthony Michael Hall
  • Barclay Hope
  • Bill Mumy
  • Bruce Boxleitner
  • David Ogden Stiers
  • Dean Haglund
  • Ellen Dubin
  • Enid-Raye Adams
  • Jonathan Frakes
  • Justina Vail
  • Kathrin Nicholson
  • Keegan Connor Tracy
  • Ken Tremblett
  • Kim Poirier
  • Lisa Ryder
  • Luke Perry
  • Malcolm Jamal Warner
  • Marjean Holden
  • Peter Williams
  • Richard Leeshock
  • Vaughn Armstrong


  • Aaron Harberts
  • Alan Brennert
  • Carleton Eastlake
  • Chris Dickie
  • David Carren
  • Deborah Pratt
  • Ethlie Ann Vare
  • Greg Bear
  • Gretchen Berg
  • Jackie Blain
  • James Hudnall
  • Jane Espenson
  • Javier Grillo-Marxuach
  • Jeff Hayes
  • Jeri Taylor
  • Joe Menosky
  • Kathryn Reindl
  • Larry Raskin
  • Laura J. Burns
  • Marc Scott Zicree
  • Mark Verheiden
  • Melinda Metz
  • Melinda Snodgrass
  • Patrick Hasburgh
  • Rockne O'Bannon


  • Art Monterastelli
  • Brad Wright
  • Brent Friedman
  • Bryce Zabel
  • Daniel Sackheim
  • David Nutter
  • Edward Zuckerman
  • Grant Rosenberg
  • Hans Beimler
  • James Cameron
  • Jeff F. King
  • Jeff Hayes
  • Jeri Taylor
  • Jesus Trevino
  • Joe Napolitano
  • John Kretchmer
  • Jonathan Frakes
  • Jonathan Glassner
  • Kenneth Johnson
  • Manny Coto
  • Mark Sobel
  • Michael Piller
  • Pen Densham
  • Peter O'Fallon
  • Tracy Torme
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