Monthly Archives: May 2011


Thursday 19th May, 2011, 7 – 8pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4FM ( with podcasts to follow soon

A look at the fabulous new science fiction/fantasy exhibition ‘Out Of This World: Science Fiction But Not As You Know It’ at the British Library, London, until 25th September, 2011. Howard Aggregate takes a tour with one of the curators of the show to talk about the rare artefacts on display, from pulp magazines and art, antiquarian early-SF books, to movie stills, posters and more, as well as an upcoming series of talks by SF luminaries, from Brian Aldiss to Micheal Moorcock, amongst many others. For more info on the exhibition and events go to

Hosted by Howard Aggregate. Repeated on Tuesday 24th May, 1 – 2pm (GMT)

Clip: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954, Richard Fleischer)


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Thursday 12th May, 2011, 7 – 8pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4FM ( with podcasts to follow

Poe’s Phantasmagorical Perversions.

The haunted genius of Edgar Allan Poe is the subject of this show. Poe’s radically weird and frightful visions, his melancholic, strange life and his wonderful pageant of tortured, demented characters, are unlike anything else. We will analyse his tragic life and ascertain why he is so important in the history of horror. Plus an analysis of the (mainly Roger Corman) film adaptations of his work.

Hosted by James DC, with Howard Aggregate and John Riley. Repeated on Tuesday 17th May, 1 – 2pm (GMT)

Clip : The Fall of the House of Usher (1928, Watson/Webber)

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Thursday 5th May, 2011, 7 – 8pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4FM (, repeated on Tuesday 10th May, 1pm, with podcasts to follow.

Conspiracy Theory Catastrophe

On tonight’s show Howard Aggregate probes Steve Ash and James DC on science fiction’s contribution to contemporary conspiracy cultures. WARNING: If either guess the truth about our reptilian overlords, expect this programme to be replaced by an interview with Buzz Aldrin.

An historical overview of the most bizarre and outlandish conspiracy theories. From the supposed cover-up of aliens and UFO’s at Area 51 by the U.S. military, the Templars/Illuminati/Masons sinister global machinations, the proposition that the moon is meant to be made entirely of wood, the various 9/11 concepts, to the grand-daddy of them all, JFK and the grassy knoll, ad infinatum, we will take a serious, but also witty look at the paranoid nerds worst nightmare!

Hosted by Howard Aggregate, with James DC and Steve Ash

Clip : The Presidents Analyst (Theodore J Flicker, 1967)


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