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Listen to Dimension X Episode 27 No Contact (Rebroadcast)

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This show is part 17 of 17 in the series Dimension X
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This episode of Dimension X is a rebroadcast of the the No Contact episode first broadcast on Dimension X on 50-04-22 as episode 4 of the new series. The George Lefferts story No Contact was again heard on radio as the premeire episode for the (New) Science Fiction Anthology radio show X Minus One (X-1) on 04-24-55.

In the far flung future of 1982 (no kidding), Spacemen discover The Great Galactic Barrier. Manned space flights to the moon and mars are common. Now they are trying to travel to the planet Volta (not sure where this is or eve what solar system). Volta is beyond the barrier. The Great Galactic Barrier is a strange invisible barrier which is frustrating Man’s attempts to explore the depths of space. So far five ships have attempted the voyage, but none have ever returned, their fate a mystery since no signal can pass through the barrier.

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Listen to Dimension X Episode 26 And the Moon Be Still as Bright

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This show is part 16 of 17 in the series Dimension X
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This is the story of Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles and is of the Fourth Mars Expedition. The previous three Mars Expedition’s had all failed with the rocketships landing on Mars then after 24 hours of landing no further contact with them was made.

Our story of the Fourth Expedition begins as they make their landing on the surface of Mars. After landing they send out a scouting party, lead by the crew’s physician, Hathaway and assisted by archaeologist Spender, to a nearby Martian city. Meanwhile the rest of the crew remain near the ship awaiting the return of the Hathaway search party and are gathering firewood against the cold Martian evening.

Hathaway and Spender’s search party returns and reports that all of the Martians have died of chickenpox (most likely brought by one of the earlier three expeditions). In a celebratory fashion the Captain authorizes alcoholic beverages to be issued and the crew began partying and celebrating the end of the Martians.

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Listen to Dimension X Episode 21 The Parade

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This show is part 15 of 17 in the series Dimension X
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A not so successful Madison Avenue ad executive named Syd Ryan is setting at his office desk when his assistant Oliver comes in and states that there is potential client waiting to see him. Syd has him sent in. The client identifies himself as simply Looshar a Martian and says he wants to engage the ad agency for a campaign to announce the “Martians are Coming.” Thinking he’s a nut Syd immediately begins to throw Looshar out when he offers a $5,000 cash retainer.

Once Syd gets his creative thoughts going he proposes a suspense campaign with some mysterious press releases announcing “The Martians are coming. ” Looshar wants the ad campaign to culminate in a parade on June 1st. The parade will herald the Martians arrival. Looshar immediately approves authorizing a one million dollar budget. Looshar continues that “We are selling a concept,” he tells the ad-man Syd Ryan. “The concept of invasion–from Mars.”

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Listen to Dimension X Episode 20 The Martian Chronicles

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This show is part 14 of 17 in the series Dimension X
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The Dimension X production of Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles is a compilation of several of his Martian Chronicles short stories, weaved into a single storyline. Includes abbreviated versions of “Rocket Summer”, “Ylla”, “–and the Moon be Still as Bright”, “The Settlers”, “The Locusts”, “The Shore”, “The Off Season”, “There Will Come Soft Rains”, and “The Million-Year Picnic”.

Our story opens in a wintry small town in Ohio in January 1999 when a flooding sea of hot hair crosses the land. A little girl explains it is “Rocket Summer” where nearby a rocket launches toward Mars.

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Listen to Dimension X Episode 17 Potters of Firsk

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This show is part 13 of 17 in the series Dimension X
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Our story begins in an office of a government official who is the Regional Administrator in the Department of Interplanetary Affairs, where the narrator describes a yellow pottery bowl on the Administrator ‘s desk. It is a masterful piece of craftsmanship decorating his desk. Michael Tom, the Administrator and owner of the yellow pottery bowl, takes over story, telling us the bowl’s origin.

Michael Tom reflects back on the time in 1992 when he was assigned to the planet Firsk as Assistant Resident. The natives near the village of Penolpon are divided into two tribes, one agricultural, the Metooans and the other Potters.

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Listen to Dimension X Episode 15 The Man in the Moon

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This show is part 12 of 17 in the series Dimension X
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The Federal Bureau of Missing Persons is broadcasting it’s latest coded bulletin transmission with a list of recently missing persons when they receive a CQ (SOS) radio message from a crank calling earth who claims to be calling from the Moon. Triangulating to locate the offender, radio operator Charlie Stafford discovers that the message did in fact come from the Moon from a man identifying himself as Cornelius Otterburn. Of course the call is dismissed, until a minor member of the Federal Bureau of Missing Persons begins to suspect that the call is related to a strange series of disappearances over the past several years.

Charlie Stafford tells Federal Bureau of Missing Persons records clerk Henry Stinton who recognizes the name and decides to investigate the name Cornelius Otterburn and finds only one person with that name has gone missing and he was an Atomic Physicist who had disappeared 5 years previously on June 5th 1945.

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Listen to Dimension X Episode 14 Mars Is Heaven

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This show is part 11 of 17 in the series Dimension X
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This episode is one of Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles. The story begins in 1987 when the first astronauts from Earth aboard the spaceship XR-57 and a 17 Man crew have just landed on Mars. The landing party leaves the ship into a fog and the first thing they hear after emerging from their ship is the crowing of a rooster. Then they find an old fashioned lawn ornament in the shape of an iron deer sitting in the yard of a regular old fashioned house complete with a porch swing. As the fog clears the crew are shocked to discover a Rockwellian 1920′s small town, eerily similar to those they left on Earth.

Peering through the first house’s window they see a piano complete with sheet music. Their confusion becomes even greater when a little old lady answers the door bell. When they explain that they are from Earth the lady replies “you mean out of the ground?” Captain Black insists they are from earth and that this is Mars she replies insistently that this is Green Acres, Wisconsin in the United States of America in 1928.

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Listen to Dimension X Episode 12 Destination Moon

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This show is part 10 of 17 in the series Dimension X
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This episode of Dimension X was developed as a means of advanced promotion of the George Pal’s 1950 movie of Destination Moon. The Dimension X episode was based on an advanced copy of the screenplay.

Like the movie the story was based on the legendary Robert A. Heinlein’s novel “Rocket Ship Galileo” (1947) depicting man’s first flight to the moon.

In this radio adaption our story begins later in the story when General Thayer arrives at the rocket launch site to announce their permission to test the atomic motor was denied. They then anticipate that a court order will soon follow preventing them from launching and prepare for immediate launch and sure enough a court officer arrives and our crew launch to the moon.

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Listen to Dimension X Episode 10 The Green Hills of Earth

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This show is part 9 of 17 in the series Dimension X
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This is the legend of old time spaceman “Noisy” Rhysling a blind singer of the spaceways who lost his sight saving a ship and then spends the rest of his life bumming rides on spaceships singing his songs. He is the poet laureate of space, part Homer, part Robert Burns, and part Rudyard Kipling. The space-going songwriter and radiation-blinded spaceship engineer crisscrosses the solar system writing and singing songs.

The story begins when the aged Rhysling is signed aboard the Tramp Spaceship Gartalk as a Jet Man. There is an engine malfunction and and Rhysling looses his sight.

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Listen To Dimension X Episode 09 The Embassy

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This show is part 8 of 17 in the series Dimension X
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In the future year of 1955 a mysterious visitor, named Graffious, to the Broderick Detective Agency, in downtown New York, hires Detective Broderick and his assistant “Iron Man” Doolan to find the Martian Embassy. Both Broderick and Doolan think Graffious is crazy and start to throw him out of their office. But Graffious flashes a $500.00 bank note and suddenly they are all ears.

Grafiius explains that he is an eccentric that believes that if the Martians were on Earth they would be here only as a prelude to an invasion. That if they are indeed on Earth they would have their “Embassy” in New York the center of economic and political activity. Their Embassy would act as a listening post to gather intelligence for their planned invasion.

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