(Audio) Dr. Clarke vs. The Flying Saucers

"In episode 2 of the Talking History podcast, host Jim Chisem speaks to Dr. David Clarke, Principal Research Fellow of the Journalism Subject Group at Sheffield Hallam University, curator of The National Archives UFO Project, and author of the critically acclaimed ‘How UFOs Conquered the World’. The pair discuss the history of the UFO phenomenon, the National Archives’ UFO files, and folklore in technological societies."

When William Shatner Took on The Politburo (and Won...)

"Back in June of 1987, as the Cold War was winding down, the World Wildlife Fund and Paramount Pictures organised a public screening of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in Moscow to celebrate the Politburo’s recent decision to ban all commercial whaling activities. It was the first time a Star Trek film had been shown in a Soviet cinema, and in deference to the occasion, Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock, and Harve Bennett, the film’s producer, decided to hop on a plane and make an appearance."