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 know—like, how to kill
your spouse without any worry of being caught. But a crime spree hits
that can’t be stopped.
X Minus One was a half-hour radio
program broadcast in America from April
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