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Listen to X Minus One Episode 11 The Embassy

Tagged Under : 1950, 1950s, dark side of the moon, Dimension X, episode, Mars, Martian, Moon, Old Time Radio, OTR, Radio, Rocket, Rocketship, sci-fi, science fiction, X-1

This show is part 9 of 9 in the series X-1
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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 base “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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Listen to X Minus One Episode 06 The Man in the Moon

Tagged Under : 1950, 1950s, dark side of the moon, Dimension X, episode, Moon, Old Time Radio, OTR, Radio, Rocket, Rocketship, sci-fi, science fiction, X-1

This show is part 8 of 9 in the series X-1
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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 X Minus One Episode 05 Knock

Tagged Under : 1950s, 1955, classic, Dimension X, Old Time Radio, Radio, science fiction, X-1

This show is part 7 of 9 in the series X-1
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X-1 Classic Science Fiction Radio Show

Based on the short story by Frederick Brown the story starts and ends with “The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door…”

The show’s announcer begins by saying “Tonight, we have a strange story to tell, a sweet, bloodcurdling little story that is really only two sentences long — ‘The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock at the door…’” The story goes on and elaborates on those two sentences and builds a more complete story around them.

The story is about Walter Phelan, associate professor of anthropology at Nathan University, the last man on Earth. An Immortal space faring race, from Planet Seven in the Third Galaxy in the Fourth Quadrant, calling themselves the Zan have invaded the earth and have killed off all life other than pairs of animal specimens for their zoo.

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Listen to X Minus One Episode 04 Universe

Tagged Under : 1950s, 1955, classic, Dimension X, Old Time Radio, Radio, Ray Bradbury, science fiction, X-1

This show is part 6 of 9 in the series X-1
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Based on a story by science fiction legend Ray Bradbury originally titled Orphans of the Sky. The inhabitants of a generation starship, that is a space Ark, the humans have spent generations aboard, on a never ending journey to nowhere. They have been traveling for so many generations that they have long ago forgotten their origins and purpose. They think that their ship is the entire Universe, not realizing they live inside a spaceship, to them, “the Ship is All.”

The inhabitants are divided into two factions, the lower decks occupied by humans, and the upper by mutants.

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Listen to X Minus One Episode 03 Mars Is Heaven

Tagged Under : 1950s, 1955, classic, Dimension X, Ernest Kinoy, invasion, Mars, Martians, Old Time Radio, Radio, Ray Bradbury, science fiction, X-1

This show is part 5 of 9 in the series X-1
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Our story opens with the announcer: “When the first space rocket lands on Mars, what will we find? Only the ruins of a dead and deserted planet, or will there be life? Intelligent life in some strange form that we can only imagine. Will we be welcomed with open arms? Or will the Martians treat us as invaders? Only one thing is certain. Some day a giant metal ship will take off from earth to travel through the black velocities, the silent gulfs of space, to descend at last into the darkness of the upper Martian atmospheres. And on that day, man will finally know the answers, the day we first land on Mars.”

This show is a radio adaption of a short story from Ray Bradbury’s classic series of short stories “The Martian Chronicles.” The short story collection chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans fleeing from a troubled and eventually atomically devastated Earth, and the conflict between aboriginal Martians and the new colonists.

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Listen to X Minus One Episode 02 The Parade

Tagged Under : 1950s, 1955, classic, Dimension X, Galaxy, invasion, Mars, Martian, Martians, Old Time Radio, Radio, science fiction, X-1

This show is part 4 of 9 in the series X-1
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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 Looshaw 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 Looshaw 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. ” Looshaw wants the ad campaign to culminate in a parade on June 1st which will be called “Martian Day.” The parade will herald the Martians arrival. Looshaw immediately approves authorizing a one million dollar budget. Looshaw 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 X Minus One Episode 01 No Contact

Tagged Under : 1950s, 1955, Old Time Radio, OTR, Spaceship, X-1

This show is part 3 of 9 in the series X-1
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Premiere episode for the X-1 Radio Show series. In the far distant future of 1982, when trips to the moon, Mars and beyond are common place, spaceships are encountering a barrier of some kind that the Earth ships keep crashing into, or so they think. Six expeditions have been lost trying to cross it and their fate is a mystery, apparently no signal can pass through the barrier and radar signals bounce back, no one has ever heard from the spacefarers again.

Now, it is 2 June 1987, there is to be sixth attempt to breach what has become known as the wrecker of spaceships, the Galactic Reef, or the “Great Galactic Barrier.” The spaceship, Star Cloud has been selected for the latest mission and prepares to launch on it’s mission to breach the “Great Galactic Barrier.”

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Series Log for Classic SciFi Antholgy Radio Series X Minus One (X-1)

Tagged Under : 1950s, air dates, Old Time Radio, OTR, Outer Space, Rocketship, sci-fi, science fiction, Spaceship, X-1

This show is part 2 of 9 in the series X-1
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X-1 Classic Science Fiction Radio Show

Below is a series List of the classic science fiction anthology radio show X Minus One which aired from 24 April 1955-04-24 to 9 January 1958 with one revival attemp episode on 27 January 1973.

With its magazine affiliation, two dozen shows from Astounding Science Fiction were followed by almost 90 that were from the pages of Galaxy Magazine. A total of 125 programs were broadcast, some repeats or remakes, were aired until the last show of 9 January 1958.

For those of you who are collectors of Old Time Radio shows all of these episodes are in existence and available.

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Introduction To The Old Time Radio Science Fiction Anthology Series X-1

Tagged Under : 1950s, Galaxy, manned space, Mars, Martian, Old Time Radio, OTR, Outer Space, sci-fi, science fiction, Spaceship, Spacmans Luck, X-1

This show is part 1 of 9 in the series X-1
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X-1 Classic Science Fiction Radio Show

X-1 was a half-hour NBC science fiction anthology series first heard on 22 April 1955 that was a revival of NBC’s earlier science fiction anthology series, Dimension X which ran from 8 April 1950 through 29 September 1951. Both series’s are remembered for their really high quality science fiction stories.

With its magazine affiliation, two dozen shows from Astounding Science Fiction were followed by almost 90 were from the pages of Galaxy Magazine. A total of 125 programs were broadcast, some repeats or remakes, were aired until the last show of 9 January 1958.

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