Tag Archives: X Minus One

November 15

X Minus One – “Hello, Tomorrow”

The year is 4195.  After the third atomic war mankind was forced to eke out its existence underground in tightly controlled communities.  Hundreds of years have passed and a geneticist finds something startling. X Minus One – “Hello, Tomorrow” –  February 29, 1956  

November 01

X Minus One – “Requiem”

Another Robert Heinlein classic about an older man nearing the end of his life and all he wants before he dies is to visit the moon.  He asks a Doctor to have dinner with him after he was turned down for a moon ride at the annual fair.   The man happens to be the owner […]

June 19

X Minus One – “Child’s Play”

A timid lawyer receives a mysterious package, which turns out to be a kit from two hundred years in the future.  What could be inside? X Minus One – “Child’s Play” – October 20th, 1955

May 02

X Minus One – “First Contact”

A classic story of the first encounter with an alien race and the mutual distrust that would involve—neither ship wishes to be the first to depart for fear of giving away clues of their origin to a potential adversary. X Minus One – “First Contact” – October 6th, 1955

April 24

X Minus One – “And the Moon Be Still as Bright”

An expedition to Mars finds all the Martians dead due to chickenpox brought to them by previous Earthmen expeditions. All the men except for one set about destroying Martian artifacts. X Minus One – “And the Moon Be Still as Bright” – September 22nd, 1955

April 13

X Minus One – “The Castaways”

“In the South Pacific night comes on rapidly, the sun dips below the flat horizon, the sea is crimson for a moment and then night falls. But on Tohonihaito giant park lights turn night in to day. Across the waters of the lagoon within the barrier reef launches and tugs skitter back and forth while […]

March 19

X Minus One – “The Martian Death March”

A man who was a boy at the time tells the story of the death march of the Martians in 1997. He tells the tale of how the spider-beings have escaped from the reservations and are making their way home to the mountains lead by an Earthman.  The story is an allegory detailing how native […]

February 19

X Minus One – “Shanghaied”

A man ends up on a spaceship right before his wedding. Jeff has been drugged and kidnapped only to be put on this ship that is getting st for liftoff. He will be forced to work as a crew member on this ship for 15 years unless he stops it. Will he stop the spaceship […]

February 09

X Minus One – Cold Equations

Aboard an Emergency Dispatch Ship, a pilot named Barton is headed for the planet Woden. Shortly after leaving Barton discovers a young woman hiding in the stowaway hitching a ride to Woden to see her husband. Barton realized keeping her on the ship has ruined the mission by adding weight and not having enough fuel […]

January 10

“Courtesy” – X Minus One

“This is the story of the second expedition to the planet of Landor. I’m recording it for any future expeditions which might land on this God forsaken sphere in the hope that they may learn from our tragic example. As I write there are two of us left – just two out of the original […]

September 21

X Minus One – “Almost Human”

“Have you heard of the new science called cybernetics? It concerns mans efforts to develop a perfect thinking machine a robot electronic brain that will not only do mans work but will even think for him. A robot that is almost human…” X Minus One – “Almost Human” by Robert Bloch – August 11, 1955

September 11

X Minus One – “The Veldt”

Based on Ray Bradbury’s story “The Illustrated Man”, the retelling of a story about an odd completely automated nursery that takes care of all of the child’s needs.  However; something is never what it seems. X Minus One – “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury.  August 4, 1955  

August 22

X Minus One – “The Embassy”

What if there was a secret Martian embassy in downtown New York! X Minus One – “The Embassy” July 28th, 1955

August 11

The CE Library: X Minus One

Initially a revival of NBC’s Dimension X (1950–51), the first 15 episodes of X Minus One were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, of newly published science fiction stories by leading writers in the field, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederik Pohl and Theodore Sturgeon, along with some original scripts by […]

August 08

X Minus One – “Nightmare”

An unimportant clerk, in an unimportant job, uses his Einiac to discover what the computers are up to! The story is based on the poem, “Revolt Of The Machines” by Stephen Vincent Benet. The script was previously used on “Dimension X” on June 10, 1951. The progam was rebroadcast as part of “Monitor” during December, […]

July 18

X Minus One – Dr. Grimshaw’s Sanitarium

“What you will hear transcribed in the next half hour represents either a magnificent hoax or the true explanation of the famous Grimshaw sanatorium scandal, which made the headlines back in 1947. The manuscript upon which this account is based was removed by the New York State Police from a fountain pen cover found in […]

April 25

X Minus One – The Green Hills of Earth

“This is the story of Riesling, the singer of the space ways. Future generations of school children have sung his songs in English, French or German, the language doesn’t matter, but it was an Earth tongue. But the real story of Riesling is not found in the footnotes of a scholars critique or a publishers […]

April 11

X Minus One – The Man in the Moon

An S. O. S. is heard from the moon.  What do we do?  X Minus One, “The Man in the Moon” originally aired  May 29, 1955. Initially a revival of NBC’s Dimension X (1950–51), the first 15 episodes of X Minus One were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by […]

April 04

X Minus One – Knock

What if you’re the last person on Earth.  What if to preserve the species you were put in a zoo?  Then comes the knock.  Knock originally aired May 22nd 1955. Initially a revival of NBC’s Dimension X (1950–51), the first 15 episodes of X Minus One were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder […]

March 28

X Minus One – Universe

Special treat for you tonight!  Imagine this…you are the last of humanity’s descendants aboard a space Ark flying through space.  However; on the Ark there the crew is divided into two factions. The lower decks are occupied by humans, and the upper by your mutant over lords. One man dares probe the upper levels and […]

March 21

X Minus One – Mars is Heaven

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?  Mars in Heaven […]

March 14

X Minus One – The Parade

When a martian comes to town he needs to creative way to announce his arrival.  What better way then to hire an advertising company!  The Parade originally aired on January 25, 1956. Initially a revival of NBC’s Dimension X (1950–51), the first 15 episodes of X Minus One were new versions of Dimension X episodes, […]

March 07

X Minus One – No Contact

“No Contact” originally aired on April 24, 1955 as a feature from the very popular series X Minus One radio series. Initially a revival of NBC’s Dimension X (1950–51), the first 15 episodes of X Minus One were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest […]