Dr. Nils Rasmussen
Out of all of those old radio shows produced from the 40's to the 60's, "X-Minus One" is by FAR my favorite.
Not only is the acting quality superb, but the production, writing, & sound effects couldn't be as good if they were made today.
X-Minus One was a series that rehashed a previous series known as "Dimension X". Both sci-fi radio dramas used scripts adapted from the VERY best science fiction authors of the time. Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Sheckley, Philip K. Dick, & Robert A. Heinlein are just a few of the fantastic authors behind these short stories.
If you're a fan of science fiction, you WILL enjoy this series.
9.7 / 10.0
I'm a huge fan of those old radio plays from the 40's & 50's so at first I was a bit skeptical that they could re-create what is now an entirely lost artform. But I was blown away by how wonderful a job they did at reproducing that same atmosphere while listening.
As far as Bradbury's writing, they stuck to the original scripts extremely tightly, which was a relief. Any messing with a master's work would have been a mistake.
A great buy for a relatively cheap price.
As far as Twilight Zone episodes go, this one was pretty weak. By the end, I was left confused whether or not the story was meant to teach a lesson or not. If it was, the moral of this story is pretty much self-evident to everyone, even by a very young age.
BUT - Although the story was somewhat boring, as usual with the Twilight Zone, the acting and production were both top notch
4.25 / 10.0