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X Minus One - Single Episodes

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X Minus One aired on NBC from 24 April 55 until 9 January 58 for a total of 124 episodes with one pilot or audition story. There was a revival of the series in 1973 when radio was attempting to bring back radio drama and it lasted until 1975. The show occupied numerous time slots through out its run in the 50's and thus was never able to generate a large following.

X Minus One was an extension of Dimension X which aired on NBC from 1950-51. The first fifteen scripts used for X Minus One were scripts used in the airing of Dimension X; however, it soon found its own little niche. The stories for the show came from two of the most popular science fiction magazines at the time; Astounding and Galaxy. Adaptations of these stories were performed by Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts. They even wrote a few original stories of their own. The writers of the magazine stories were not well known then but now are the giants of today. These stories came from the minds of Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Poul Anderson to name a few.

This series has survived from its original airing in high quality to be enjoyed today.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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X Minus One 55-04-24 (001) No Contact

27:58

X Minus One 55-05-01 (002) The Parade

28:18

X Minus One 55-05-08 (003) Mars Is Heaven

26:23

X Minus One 55-05-15 (004) Universe

28:10

X Minus One 55-05-22 (005) Knock

28:24

X Minus One 55-05-29 (006) The Man in the Moon

28:08

X Minus One 55-06-05 (007) Perigi's Wonderful Dolls

28:17

X Minus One 55-07-07 (008) The Green Hills of Earth

23:58

X Minus One 55-07-14 (009) Dr Grimshaw's Sanitarium

23:24

X Minus One 55-07-21 (010) Nightmare

24:10

X Minus One 55-07-28 (011) The Embassy

23:37

X Minus One 55-08-04 (012) The Veldt

23:53

X Minus One 55-08-11 (013) Almost Human

23:50

X Minus One 55-08-18 (014) Courtesy

24:16

X Minus One 55-08-25 (015) Cold Equations

23:58

X Minus One 55-09-01 (016) Shanghaied

22:56

X Minus One 55-09-08 (017) The Martian Death March

23:26

X Minus One 55-09-15 (018) The Castaways

22:05

X Minus One 55-09-22 (019) And the Moon Be Still as Bright

24:00

X Minus One 55-10-06 (020) First Contact

22:54

X Minus One 55-10-20 (021) Child's Play

23:07

X Minus One 55-10-27 (022) Requiem

23:44

X Minus One 55-11-03 (023) Hello, Tomorrow

23:30

X Minus One 55-11-10 (024) Dwellers in Silence

23:47

X Minus One 55-11-16 (025) The Outer Limit

28:08

X Minus One 55-11-23 (026) Zero Hour

14:22

X Minus One 55-11-30 (027) The Vital Factor

29:04

X Minus One 55-12-07 (028) Nightfall

28:51

X Minus One 55-12-14 (029) To the Future

28:49

X Minus One 55-12-21 (030) Marionettes, Inc

29:06

X Minus One 55-12-28 (031) A Logic Named Joe

27:06

X Minus One 56-01-04 (032) The Roads Must Roll

27:42

X Minus One 56-01-11 (033) Time and Time Again

28:19

X Minus One 56-01-18 (034) Perigi's Wonderful Dolls

24:18

X Minus One 56-01-25 (035) The Parade

27:27

X Minus One 56-02-01 (036) The Cave of Night

28:19

X Minus One 56-02-08 (037) C-Chute

28:46

X Minus One 56-02-15 (038) Skulking Permit

28:57

X Minus One 56-02-22 (039) Junkyard

29:28

X Minus One 56-02-29 (040) Hello, Tomorrow

24:14

X Minus One 56-03-07 (041) A Gun for Dinosaur

29:36

X Minus One 56-03-14 (042) Tunnel Under the World

27:58

X Minus One 56-03-21 (043) A Thousand Dollars a Plate

27:24

X Minus One 56-03-28 (044) A Pail of Air

29:57

X Minus One 56-04-03 (045) How-2

28:24

X Minus One 56-04-10 (046) Star, Bright

28:11

X Minus One 56-04-17 (047) Jaywalker

28:15

X Minus One 56-04-24 (048) The Sense of Wonder

27:55

X Minus One 56-05-01 (049) Sea Legs

28:28

X Minus One 56-05-08 (050) The Seventh Order

29:00

X Minus One 56-05-15 (051) Hallucination Orbit

28:43

X Minus One 56-05-22 (052) The Defenders

28:07

X Minus One 56-05-29 (053) Lulungomeena

28:28

X Minus One 56-06-05 (054) Project Mastadon

23:20

X Minus One 56-06-12 (055) If You Was a Moklin

23:28

X Minus One 56-06-19 (056) Project Trojan

23:44

X Minus One 56-06-26 (057) Wherever You May Be

23:43

X Minus One 56-07-03 (058) Mr Costello, Hero

27:47

X Minus One 56-07-10 (059) Bad Medicine

28:55

X Minus One 56-07-17 (060) The Old Die Rich

28:03

X Minus One 56-07-24 (061) Stars Are the Styx

29:07

X Minus One 56-07-31 (062) Student Body

28:40

X Minus One 56-08-07 (063) The Last Martian

28:51

X Minus One 56-08-14 (064) The Snowball Effect

24:03

X Minus One 56-08-28 (065) Surface Tension

28:36

X Minus One 56-09-04 (066) Tunnel Under the World

29:05

X Minus One 56-09-11 (067) The Lifeboat Mutiny

28:51

X Minus One 56-09-26 (068) The Map Makers

28:45

X Minus One 56-10-03 (069) Protective Mimicry

29:11

X Minus One 56-10-10 (070) Colony

29:41

X Minus One 56-10-17 (071) Soldier Boy

28:58

X Minus One 56-10-24 (072) Pictures Don't Lie

28:26

X Minus One 56-10-31 (073) Sam, This Is You

29:04

X Minus One 56-11-07 (074) Appointment in Tomorrow

27:31

X Minus One 56-11-21 (076) Chain of Command

28:27

X Minus One 56-12-05 (078) There Will Come Soft Rains - Zero Hour

29:38

X Minus One 56-12-12 (079) Hostess

28:13

X Minus One 56-12-19 (080) The Reluctant Heroes

28:39

X Minus One 56-12-26 (081) Honeymoon in Hell

28:58

X Minus One 57-01-02 (082) The Moon Is Green

28:27

X Minus One 57-01-09 (083) Saucer of Loneliness

28:51

X Minus One 57-01-16 (084) The Girls from Earth

22:20

X Minus One 57-01-23 (085) Open Warfare

21:25

X Minus One 57-01-30 (086) Caretaker

22:08

X Minus One 57-02-06 (087) Venus Is a Man's World

22:20

X Minus One 57-02-13 (088) The Trap

22:06

X Minus One 57-02-20 (089) Field Study

22:13

X Minus One 57-02-27 (090) Real Gone

22:20

X Minus One 57-03-06 (091) The Seventh Victim

22:12

X Minus One 57-03-13 (092) The Lights on Precipice Peak

21:03

X Minus One 57-03-20 (093) Protection

22:15

X Minus One 57-03-27 (094) At the Post

22:03

X Minus One 57-04-03 (095) Martian Sam

21:14

X Minus One 57-04-10 (096) Something for Nothing

21:54

X Minus One 57-04-17 (097) The Discovery of Morniel Mathaway

21:42

X Minus One 57-04-24 (098) Man's Best Friend

22:18

X Minus One 57-06-20 (099) Inside Story

21:08

X Minus One 57-06-27 (100) The Category Inventor

21:21

X Minus One 57-07-04 (101) Skulking Permit

2:31

X Minus One 57-07-11 (102) Early Model

22:05

X Minus One 57-07-18 (103) The Merchants of Venus

21:50

X Minus One 57-07-25 (104) The Haunted Corpse

21:37

X Minus One 57-08-01 (105) End as a World

21:37

X Minus One 57-08-08 (106) The Scapegoat

21:28

X Minus One 57-08-15 (107) At the Post

0:12

X Minus One 57-08-22 (108) Drop Dead

21:17

X Minus One 57-08-29 (109) Volpla

20:37

X Minus One 57-09-19 (112) Tsylana

20:13

X Minus One 57-09-26 (113) The Native Problem

20:36

X Minus One 57-10-03 (114) A Wind Is Rising

21:14

X Minus One 57-10-10 (115) Death Wish

21:26

X Minus One 57-10-17 (116) Point of Departure

20:08

X Minus One 57-10-24 (117) The Light

20:01

X Minus One 57-10-31 (118) Lulu

21:39

X Minus One 57-11-21 (119) The Coffin Cure

21:35

X Minus One 57-11-28 (120) Shock Troop

20:31

X Minus One 57-12-12 (121) The Haunted Corpse

20:26

X Minus One 57-12-19 (122) Double Dare

20:02

X Minus One 57-12-26 (123) Target One

20:59

X Minus One 58-01-02 (124) Prime Difference

19:45

X Minus One 58-01-09 (125) Gray Flannel Armor

21:28

X Minus One 73-01-27 (xxx) The Iron Chancellor

26:08

Bewertungen

More good stuff from the airwaves of yesteryear

(5 Sterne)

I just wanted to say yesteryear, thanks. Seriously, DR. GRIMSHAW was great. I think that must be the earliest work of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Oh dear you must hear the ending! Meoww! Hard to believe these are from the 50s; they sound as modern as Nightfall and vanishing point (almost). THE GREEN HILLS OF EARTH is interesting of course, being often anthologized. But the singing in it sounds so 70s you can't believe it.

X Minus One

(5 Sterne)

Episode 38 Skulking Permit is worth the 5 stars just on its own – if you just listen to one episode make it that one. I could see the ending coming a mile off and it didn't arrive instead it proved to be even more subversive than I thought it was going to be well done Robert Sheckley – won't give the ending away here. Episode 36 Cave of Night was the first one I listened to as I had already heard all of Dimension X. This was whilst walking home through town and Earth signeled the space ship I started to cry – got even more funny looks than usual. So far I'm only up to episode 50, I hope there is at least another episode as good as #38

x-1

(5 Sterne)

I'm watching Twilight Zone on TV and listening to dr. Grimshaw's sanitairium on my smartphone. .. I prefer the latter. it is great!

Only Second To Reading A Sci-Fi Book!

(5 Sterne)

These X Minus One series are just gems that need to be treasured for future generations. In this era of CGI and other computer manipulated images, the simple telling of science fiction tales through just the audio mode is still thrilling and effective. The imaginative juices are just kicked to jumpstart and go places where no joysticks on the video control panels have gone before. Like I said in the title, the only things that beat these radio shows, in terms of thrilling imaginations, are the science fiction books that I had read over the years.

X Minus One

(5 Sterne)

I was 5 years old when this radio show went off the air. It was truely brilliant and the precursor to TV shows like "The Twlight Zone", "The Outer Limits", and “Star Trek”. I thank you for re-opening the best 3-D experience possible. The theater of the mind!

Loved loved it!!!!!

(4,5 Sterne)

The only reason for the half star is because some stories are repeated. Otherwise great stuff was still wanting more when it ended!

brilliant I loved every story back to real scifi

(5 Sterne)

Secret Space Program

(5 Sterne)

Spending the past several months in NASA Technical and Training servers reading abstracts around advanced propulsion has me beginning to question if in some ways parts of this might be truer than the books jaundra might imply. Could there actually be... might we in reality have a Black or Dark Fleet..? https://drive.google.com/open?id=1g7DlsthMsDbpgLWG3pM2VDvD7vepK31L It's all quite suggestive, perhaps some say the original authors may have been individuals possessing "psychic" competencies as their understanding of resonant frequency emergent field structure capacities of one's cognizant consciousness. Think I'll listen to all of X Minus One this rainy Saturday... and Dimension X will follow whilst continuing my research, perhaps acquiring some inspiration from more of this so brilliantly articulated and sentiently authored work. Additionally, allow me to note the sound effects are quite immersive lending themselves well to the storyline... Remembering before, how humanity perceived with their minds and there were no screens flashing imagery that so incessantly programed societal behavior visually and concepts were so well conveyed over an auditory spectrum we merely detect but a fraction of with our ears, yet is still only another form of electromagnetic wave propagation.