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.
Why are so many old people dying of starvation - yet their pockets are stuffed with money? Based on a story by H.L. Gold. this episode of X Minus One originally aired on July 17, 1956.
What if instead of reading human thoughts and feelings you could read those of machines? That's what happens to Lester Shay when he becomes the "Inside Man". Soon he is driving himself, along with friends and coworkers, crazy every time he encounters an aging, ill-treated mechanism. For Lester can feel their pain, and it won't stop till the machine is fixed and running happily again.
It's the kind of news item you read at least a dozen times a year, wonder about briefly, and then promptly forget about. The real story is the one that an actor turned sleuth is able to uncover - to his peril! The story is a unique combination of mystery and time travel by one of the giants in the field of sci-fi. An actor and a policeman investigate when a number of elderly people are found dead of starvation. The strange things is they all had large bank accounts and a great deal of money in their pockets.