X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.
The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together.
"A great way to get a quick overview."
An elderly, invalid woman begins receiving strange, anonymous phone calls on a stormy night — phone calls, which she finds out, are routed directly through — the Twilight Zone.
"Am entering ...... The twilight zone"
A Confederate soldier has the ability to win the Civil War for the South, but to do so he must call upon the devil himself as an ally.
It... is... later... than... you... think! Radio's premier showcase for heart-stopping horror is presented in this collection of 20 great episodes of Lights Out! Produced, written, and directed by broadcasting legend Arch Oboler - and starring Boris Karloff, Mercedes McCambridge, Dinah Shore, Gloria Blondell, and more - these tales are devilishly devised to keep you up all night!
This collection features four classic, dramatized Ray Bradbury stories: "To the Future", "And the Moon Be Still as Bright", "Dwellers in Silence", and "Marionettes, Inc."
This collection features four classic, dramatized Robert Heinlein stories: "Universe", "Requiem", "The Green Hills of Earth", and "The Roads Must Roll".
"Heinlein at his Best"
On the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars. Martians invaded New Jersey! Here is the famous panic-inducing broadcast that shook the world, starring Orson Welles.
"The classic that shook the world"
Twelve of the best episodes from the original broadcasts of the Mercury Theater, featuring Orson Welles. Includes the original broadcast of War of the Worlds. Digitally re-mastered from the recordings of live, on -air performances by Orson Welles and the cast of the Mercury Theater.
This collection features three classic, dramatized Isaac Asimov stories: "Pebble in the Sky", "Nightfall", and "Hostess".
"3 classic short sci-fi stories"
"The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door." A new crop of writers emerged from the dawning of the nuclear age, grappling with humankind's place in the universe. While imagining the wonders of space exploration and the rise of technological advancements, they questioned whether we were prepared to encounter aliens, or even control the machines and weapons we'd built ourselves.
On a world where nighttime only comes every 2,500 years, what happens when darkness is about to fall? Based on Isaac Asimov's classic story, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on September 29, 1951.
"Pretty Good Adaptation"
Space explorers return from Mars to discover a post-apocalyptic Earth - and a very strange family. Based on a story from Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on July 19, 1951.
"Storytelling by a master!"
A couple travels back in time to escape their ravaged world. But can they really leave the future behind? Based on the Ray Bradbury story, "The Fox in the Forest", this episode of Dimension X originally aired on May 27, 1950.
"Time traveling to escape!"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a complete Superman radio adventure from March 7, 1949!
"A Good Listen"
The Weird Circle, featuring tales of terror and horror, aired from 1943-1947, mainly on the Mutual radio network. This episode was originally broadcast on January 1, 1945.
"NOT by Edgar Allen Poe!"
A beaten, radioactive Earth seeks to reclaim its power, its colonies, and its empire. Based on the novel by Isaac Asimov, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on June 17, 1951.
"Needs Sound Editing!"
A lone astronaut crash-lands on an unknown planet, leaving behind a destroyed world. As he is adjusting to the new planet, he discovers another crashed astronaut, a woman, and together they form an important bond.
Earthlings vs. aliens - and may the best technology win! Based on a story by Robert Silverberg, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on December 19, 1957.
Tom Corbett, Space Cadet began its dramatic life as a TV series from 1950-1955. The radio version had a short run in 1952. Tom Corbett was based on the character from Robert A. Heinlein's novel, Space Cadet. This two-part episode originally aired on May 20 and May 22, 1952.
Cadets Tom Corbett, Roger Manning, and Astro are back - and this time they're blasting off on a top-secret mission that'll take them to the far reaches of the galaxy! Assigned to a new strict commanding officer, the boys are caught in a race against two rogue rocket jockeys taking them from the luxurious Venus space station to the mysterious planet Tara, which bears untold riches that could save the solar system. Filled with all of the action, adventure, and humor of its predecessor, Tom Corbett - Danger in Deep Space is a grand space opera that travels at full speed, and never lets up.