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X Minus One (30 min)

Show Description

Science fiction anthology of the 1950’s at its best, recast for the 21st century. In our pilot episode (“A Logic Named Joe”), robots are full of information, and can tell you anything you need to knowlike, how to kill your spouse without any worry of being caught. But a crime spree hits that can’t be stopped.

Show History

X Minus One was a half-hour radio program broadcast in America from April 1955 to January 1958 on NBC.

A revival of Dimension X, X Minus One is widely considered among the finest radio dramas ever produced. The first fifteen episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations of newly published science fiction stories by respected writers such as Frederik Pohl, Theodore Sturgeon, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, with a few original scripts.

Among the best episodes are Pohl’s “Tunnel Under The World”, J.T. McIntosh‘s “Hallucination Orbit”, and Fritz Leiber‘s “A Pail of Air.”

The X Minus One series was cancelled in 1958, but the early 1970’s brought a wave of nostalgia for old-time radio. NBC tried broadcasting the old recordings, but their irregular once-monthly scheduling kept even devoted listeners from following broadcasts.


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