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Conrad Halling

Conrad Halling Somerville, MA Member Since 2008

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  • "Pretty Good Adaptation"

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    ???Nightfall,??? by Isaac Asimov, is one of the greatest science fiction short stories ever written. The premise is, what happens on a planet where total darkness occurs once every two thousand years? This adaptation is pretty good, if you don't mind old-fashioned radio acting. This is worth more than $0.95 (or $0.66 for members).

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    Dimension X: Nightfall (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
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    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.

    Conrad Halling says: "Pretty Good Adaptation"
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  • "As Advertized!!!"

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    It seems Audible has fixed the problem and all is well again. The X Minus One series is great and a steal at the price. Thanks, Audible!!

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    Engineers create conveyor-belt-like roads, the only way to keep the congested future moving. But now a strike is shutting it all down. Based on a story by Robert Heinlein, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on January 4, 1956.

    Kristi says: "An anti union story by Heinlein"

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