X Minus One - Single Episodes


(4.7 stars; 116 reviews)

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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Chapters

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 26:16
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 29:58
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 28:52
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 29:39
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 22:21
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 22:16
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 22:01
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 22:03
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 20:20
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 21:29
X Minus One 73-01-27 (xxx) The Iron Chancellor 26:08

Reviews

More good stuff from the airwaves of yesteryear

(5 stars)

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.

Loved loved it!!!!!

(4.5 stars)

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

x-1

(5 stars)

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

brilliant I loved every story back to real scifi

(5 stars)

Only Second To Reading A Sci-Fi Book!

(5 stars)

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.

Wonderfully entertaining

(5 stars)

Downloaded this series to listen to on holiday, in between reading my usual novels. I never picked up a book all week, I simply couldn't wait for the next episode. I love the stories, especially the early episodes you can sense the paranoia of the time they were made and the parallels with the cold war and the space race. Really good stuff!

X Minus One

(5 stars)

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!

Pretty Good.

(4 stars)

as Spocksgirl I like the earliest episodes the best. As the series goes on, they sound too modern with too much comedy. And that annoying intro before the actual show intro!! My favorite is 'There Will Come Soft Rains'. Absolutely haunting. All in all, worth listening to.