Slice of SciFi originally began as the voice of the SAVE ENTERPRISE campaign of Spring 2005, when loyal Star Trek fans rallied to the cause of saving a cancelled “Star Trek: Enterprise” series, and garner it a previously highly-anticipated 5th season. When that campaign fell on deaf Paramount ears, despite its success in generating fan support and unprecedented fan funding, Slice of SciFi continued to support the Star Trek fan base that had provided its starting point, but branched out into the wider arena of science fiction, fantasy and horror media: television, film, comics, and new media such as fan films, audio dramas, online animated comics and more.
The show was so popular, and garnered so much fan feedback that eventually, it was necessary to spin off the Voicemail Show, dedicated just to fan feedback, in order to keep the original show from consistently hitting running times of 90 minutes or more! Both Slice of SciFi and its companion Voicemail Show are fan favorites, and appeal to SF media geeks of all ages.
The funny, irreverent but always relevent discussion from show hosts Michael R. Mennenga, Samantha Roberts and Meghan Zehr always make for lively entertainment. Interviews with today’s top stars and genre production professionals, such as Ira Steven Behr, Walter Koenig, Jim Butcher, Samuel L. Jackson, Katee Sackhoff and an array of other top names in show business, are always on the cutting edge and timely.
In December 2005, Slice of SciFi made the jump to broadcast, finding an additional home on XM Satellite Radio, Channel 163, and bringing the show to a broad new fan base at the same time. In December 2007 Slice of SciFi became part of the growing Sirius Satellite Radio family of programming with the merger of Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio. In 2011, the Sirius-XM Radio merger consolidated and realigned many channels, and now Slice of SciFi can be heard on Channel 80 on both services.
The Slice of SciFi website doubles as an online entertainment news magazine, with Executive News Director Michael Hickerson editing and procuring the news for the website and the radio scripts, and dedicated to bringing fans the latest news and developments in SF television and film, in science, technology, space exploration, and more.
Slice of SciFi On-Air Hosts
Director, Engineer: Michael R. Mennenga
News Anchor: Samantha Roberts
Video Engineer, Commentary: Meghan Zehr
Commentary: Bret Filipek
Commentary: Ben Ragunton
Slice of SciFi Production Team
Executive Producer: Jeffrey Willerth
Executive Producer: Summer Brooks
Producer: J. Manny Hebron