X Minus One - Old Time Radio

(4.6 stars; 12 reviews)

nitially a revival of NBC's Dimension X (1950-51), X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations 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 a few original scripts.[1] Episodes of the show include adaptations of Robert Sheckley's "Skulking Permit," Bradbury's "Mars Is Heaven," Heinlein's "Universe" and "The Green Hills of Earth", " Pohl’s "The Tunnel under the World," J. T. McIntosh’s "Hallucination Orbit," Fritz Leiber’s "A Pail of Air" and George Lefferts' "The Parade." Complete Episode Details

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.



A Gun for Dinosaur 29:36
A Pail of Air 29:58
Almost Human 23:51
And the Moon Be Still as Bright 24:00
Appointment in Tomorrow 27:31
At the Post 22:03
Bad Medicine 28:55
C-Chute 28:46
Caretaker 22:08
Cave of Night 28:19
Chain of Command 28:27
Colony 29:41
Courtesy 24:17
Death Wish 21:27
Discovery of Morniel Mathaway 21:42
Double Dare 20:02
Drop Dead 21:18
End as a World 21:37
First Contact 22:54
Gray Flannel Armor 21:29
Hallucination Orbit 28:43
Honeymoon in Hell 28:58
Hostess 28:13
How-To 28:24
If You Was a Moklin 23:29
Inside Story 21:08
Jaywalker 28:16
Junkyard 29:28
Lulu 21:40
Lulungameena 28:29
Mars Is Heaven 26:24
Martian Sam 21:15
Nightmare 24:10
No Contact 27:58
One Thousand Dollars a Plate 27:24
Open Warfare 21:25
Point of Departure 20:08
Prime Difference 19:46
Project Mastadon 23:20
Project Trojan 23:44
Protective Mimicry 29:12
Real Gone 22:20
Saucer of Loneliness 28:51
Sea Legs 28:28
Shanghaied 22:56
Shocktroop 20:32
Skulking Permit 22:01
Something for Nothing 21:54
Star Bright 28:12
Stars Are the Styx 29:07
Student Body 28:40
Target One 20:59
The Castaways 22:05
The Cold Equation 23:58
The Defenders 28:07
The Embassy 23:38
The Girls from Earth 22:21
The Green Hills of Earth 23:59
The Last Martian 28:52
The Lifeboat Mutiny 28:51
The Lights on Precipice Peak 21:03
The Man in the Moon 28:08
The Map Makers 28:46
The Martian Death March 23:26
The Merchants of Venus 21:50
The Moon Is Green 28:27
The Native Problem 20:36
The Reluctant Heroes 28:39
The Roads Must Roll 27:42
The Scapegoat 21:28
The Sense of Wonder 27:55
The Seventh Order 29:00
The Seventh Victim 22:12
The Trap 22:06
There Will Come Soft Rains - Zero Hour 29:39
Tsylana 20:14
Tunnel Under the World 27:58
Universe 28:10
Volpla 20:37
Wherever You May Be 23:43
Zero Hour 28:40


X minus one is really good!

(5 stars)

I love the humorous stories . . . "The Trap" is great, as are "Chain of Command," "A logic named Joe," "How to," "Protective Mimicry," "Lifeboat Mutiny" (with Leon Janney) to name a few. There are only a handful of weak or lame stories in the whole bunch. Try the funny ones first would be my suggestion to 1st time listeners.

Usually great, but some dogs

(4 stars)

I usually love X-minus one, but i just listened to "JAYWALKER" and boy, is it a stinker. If you are into the best-of-the-worst, this one is right up there. Sappy love story with insecure wife risking the lives of others just to get some reassurance from her pilot husband. The show overall gets high ratings, though.


(5 stars)

Love these old stories. It shows how far we've come. They give us a look into yesterday as well as the intended glimpse of tomorrow. Great listening!