One Hour in the Past E604 – Science Fiction

Welcome to One Hour in the Past, a podcast series presented by the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre.

Have you ever noticed that a simple information search can lead you in strange and wonderful directions? As in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, historical research can lead you down a winding rabbit hole that might take you off your original path and lead you to new and amazing historical places!

This podcast series starts with that premise! Adrian Petry, Visitors Services Coordinator and Kathleen Powell, Supervisor of Historical Services and Curator, both from the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, have challenged each other to explore the weird and wonderful places that one hour of research on a topic will take them. Join them as they share their findings!

Science Fiction

Cue the trumpet fanfare from your favourite Hollywood sci-fi flick! On this week’s episode of One Hour in the Past, Kathleen and Adrian explore the fascinating pop-history of science fiction.



1 – Media Death Cult

2 – The Big Three: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke and Robert A Heinlein

3 – Frank Kelly Freas and his Sky Lab Patch

4 – Queen’s Album Cover for News of the World

5 – Holst vs John Williams

Leave a Reply