X Minus 1

 

Krypton Radio is pleased to be able to present the remarkable science fiction radio series X Minus 1. You can tune in Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00PM Pacific time to hear a different episode every time.

Initially a revival of NBC’s Dimension X (1950–51), the first 15 episodes of X Minus One were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, 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 some original scripts by Kinoy and Lefferts. The series aired between 1955 and 1958. There were 126 episodes.

Included in the series were adaptations of Robert Sheckley‘s “Skulking Permit,” Bradbury’s “Mars Is Heaven,” Robert Heinlein’s “Universe“, and “The Green Hills of Earth“, ” Frederick 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.”

The program opened with announcer Fred Collins delivering the countdown, leading into the following introduction (although later shows were partnered with Galaxy Science Fiction rather than Astounding Science Fiction):

Countdown for blastoff… X minus five, four, three, two, X minus one… Fire! [Rocket launch SFX] From the far horizons of the unknown come transcribed tales of new dimensions in time and space. These are stories of the future; adventures in which you’ll live in a million could-be years on a thousand may-be worlds. The National Broadcasting Company, in cooperation with Street and Smith, publishers of Astounding Science Fiction presents… X Minus One.

Episode Guide

Here is a list of the episodes and their original air dates. Krypton Radio is playing them all in their original broadcast order.

TITLE EPISODE # AIR DATE
(Original Air Date)
PROGRAM LENGTH SYNOPSIS
“AND THE MOON BE STILL AS BRIGHT” PILOT 11/25/11
(04/22/55)
:30:00 Audition Show – An expedition to Mars finds all the Martians dead due to chickenpox brought to them by previous Earthmen expeditions. All the men except for one sets about destroying Martian artifacts. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast included John Larkin and Nelson Olmstead. Writer: Ray Bradbury
“NO CONTACT” 1 11/26/11
(04/24/55)
:29:40 Premiere Show – There is a barrier of some kind that the Earth ships keep crashing into – or so they think. George Lefferts wrote the story. The cast includes Luis Van Rooten, Donald Buka, Wendell Holmes and Bill Griffis. Writer: George Lefferts
“THE PARADE” 2 12/02/11
(05/01/55)
:30:00 The Martians hire an ad agency to stage a parade which will herald their arrival. The original story is by George Lefferts. The cast members include Joseph Curten, Barry Kroeger and Alexander Scourby. Writer: George Lefferts
“MARS IS HEAVEN” 3 12/03/11
(05/08/55)
:30:00 An Earth expedition finds that the houses on Mars look just like Earth 1920′s houses. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes Wendell Holmes, Peter Kapell, Bill Zuckert, Bill Lipton, Margaret Curlen, Bill Griffis, Ken Williams, Ethel Everett and Edwin Jerome. Writer: Ray Bradbury
“UNIVERSE” 4 12/09/11
(05/15/55)
:30:00 Generations of people traveling in a giant spaceship have lost track of who they are and what they set out to do. They think that their ship is the Universe. Script by George Lefferts. The cast includes Donald Buka, Peter Kapell, Bill Griffis, Abby Lewis, Edgar Stehli, Jason Seymour and Ian Martin. Writer: Robert Heinlein
“KNOCK” 5 12/10/11
(05/22/55)
:30:00 The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes Alexander Scourby, Laurie March and Luis Van Rooten as the literal-minded alien. Writer: Fredric Brown
“THE MAN IN THE MOON” 6 12/16/11
(05/29/55)
:30:00 During a Federal Missing Persons bulletin a sos is heard. When they find out where it was broadcast from, they don’t believe it since no one has been to the Moon yet. George Lefferts wrote the script. The stars are Luis Van Rooten, Santos Ortega, Ross Martin, Sidney Smith, Bob Hague, Joe De Santis and Ed Lattimer. Writer: George Lefferts
“PERIGI’S WONDERFUL DOLLS” 7 12/17/11
(06/05/55)
:30:00 A government official’s daughter finds a doll maker in Washington that makes talking dolls. Script by George Lefferts. The cast included Les Damon, Joan and Denise Alexander, Joe De Santis and Leon Janney. Writer: George Lefferts
“THE GREEN HILLS OF EARTH” 8 12/23/11
(07/07/55)
:30:00 This is the tale of the blind singer of the spaceways and his songs. Adapted by Ernest Kinoy. The cast members were Ken Williams, Nelson Olmsted, Mat Crowley, Wendell Holmes and Bill Griffis. Writer: Robert Heinlein
“DR. GRIMSHAW’S SANITORIUM” 9 12/24/11
(07/14/55)
:30:00 The story starts with narration about what was found in the cover of a fountain pen, then, a detective tells his account of what he found out about the sanitorium. The story is adapted by George Lefferts. Writer: Fletcher Pratt
“NIGHTMARE” 10 12/30/11
(07/21/55)
:30:00 A computer operator discovers that there is an increasing rate of accidents. The original story is by George Lefferts. And it features John Gibson, Joyce Gordon, Luis Van Rooten, Joe Jullian and Santos Ortega. Writer: Stephen Vincent Binet
“THE EMBASSY” 11 12/31/11 (07-28-55) :30:00 A man appears at a detective agency wanting to hire them to find the Martians that he says are on Earth. Script by George Lefferts. The cast includes Joseph Julian and Barry Kroger. Writer: Donald Wollheim
“THE VELDT” 12 01/06/12 (08-04-55) :30:00 In the future, children can change the walls in their nursery to any location or theme they want. These kids like the African desert with lions. The story is adapted by Ernest Kinoy. Heard in the program were Mary Patton, Bill Quinn, David Pfeffer, Beverley Lunsford, Charles Penman, and John Larkin. Writer: Ray Bradbury
“ALMOST HUMAN” 13 01/07/12 (08-11-55) :30:00 A criminal takes over an android for proper training and has the tables turned on him as the android is almost human. George Lefferts wrote the story. The cast includes Santos Ortega, Joan Allison, Jack Grimes, Guy Repp, Nat Pollen, Joseph Julian and Lin Cook. Writer: Robert Bloch
“COURTESY” 14 01/13/12
(08-18-55)
:30:00 The story takes place on the planet Landro where explorers need help from the natives for a serum that they don’t have with them. Writer: Clifford D. Simak
“COLD EQUATIONS” 15 01/14/12
(08-25-55)
:30:00 This is the tale of a female stowaway aboard an emergency ship bound for her husband’s planet. She finds out what it means not to have enough fuel. Script by George Leffert. The cast members were Court Benson and Jill Meredith. Writer: Tom Godwin
“SHANGHAIED” 16 01/20/12
(09-01-55)
:30:00 This is the tale of a man kidnapped onto a star ship on the eve of his wedding. He also owns the fleet. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast members were Lyle Sudrow, Luis Van Rooten, Jack Tarpley, Jack Grimes, Jim Dukas, Ross Martin, Bob Dryden, Sid Raymond and Ivor Francis. Writer: Ernest Kinoy
“THE MARTIAN DEATH MARCH” 17 01/21/12
(09-08-55)
:30:00 A youth accompanies spider like Martians in their last trek from Earth imposed reservations to their mountain homes. The cast includes Ralph Bell, David Seffer, Dick Hamilton, Roger DeKoven and Lawrence Kerr. Writer: Ernest Kinoy
“THE CASTAWAYS” 18 01/27/12
(09-15-55)
:30:00 The military is having trouble moving natives off a Pacific island that is going to be used for a bomb test. They say they won’t go because their ancestors were castaways from the bird canoe. The cast includes Karl Weber, Staats Cotsworth, Bob Hastings, Joe Julian, Roger De Koven, Luis Van Rooten, Leon Janney, Stan Early and Reese Taylor. Writer: Ernest Kinoy
“AND THE MOON BE STILL AS BRIGHT” 19 01/28/12
(09-22-55)
:30:00 An expedition to Mars finds all the Martians dead due to chickenpox brought to them by previous Earthmen expeditions. All the men except for one sets about destroying Martian artifacts. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast included John Larkin and Nelson Olmstead. Rebroadcast of the 4-22-55 program. Writer: Ray Bradbury
“FIRST CONTACT” 20 02/03/12
(10-06-55)
:30:00 Two ships meet in a remote galaxy and each wants to know where the other is from and each dosen’t want the other to know. Story adapted by Rodman. The actors were Bob Hastings, Wendell Holmes, Clark Gordon, William Malley. Writer: Murray Leinster
“CHILD’S PLAY” 21 02/04/12
(10-20-55)
:30:00 A man accidently receives a build a man kit from the future. The story is adapted by George Lefferts. The cast includes Leon Janney, and Karl Weber. Writer: Welliam Tenn
“REQUIEM” 22 02/10/12
(10-27-55)
:30:00 This is the story of a millionaire that wants to die on the moon. Adapted by Ernest Kinoy. Stars JoeDe Santis, Jim Boles, and John McGovern. Writer: Robert Heinlein
“HELLO, TOMORROW” 23 02/11/12
(11-03-55)
:30:00 In the future after the atomic wars, people live under ground and mate scientifically. Script by George Lefferts. The cast includes John Larkin and Jan Minor. Writer: George Lefferts
“DWELLERS IN SILENCE” 24 02/17/12 (11-10-55) :30:00 Earthmen return to Earth after the atomic war has ravaged their planet and find an old scientist with his youthful family. The story is adapted by George Lefferts. The cast includes Anne Seymour, Karl Weber, Ted Osborne. Writer: Ray Bradbury
“THE OUTER LIMIT” 25 02/18/12
(11-16-55)
:30:00 An experimental rocket plane disappears for ten hours when there was only ten minutes fuel aboard. The story is adapted by Ernest Kinoy. It stars Joe Julian, Wendell Holmes, Joe De Santis, Bob Hastings, and James Dukas. Writer: Graham Dorr
“ZERO HOUR” 26 02/24/12
(11-23-55)
:30:00 Two stories. The first deals with an automated house after an atomic war that has no one to serve. The second one is about children playing a game all over the world at the same time called “Invasion”. Adapted by George Lefferts. The cast includes Nina Rieter, David Seffer, Peggy Luman, Les Damon, Rolly Bester, Bob Hastings and John Larkin. Writer: Ray Bradbury
“VITAL FACTOR” 27 02/25/12 (11-30-55) :30:00 A ruthless tycoon desires space travel at all costs. The cast includes Raymond Edward Johnson, Luis Van Rooten and John McGovern. Writer: Nelson Bond
“NIGHTFALL” 28 03/02/12
(12-07-55)
:30:00 This is the planet that has night only once every 2500 years. That night is approaching and all records have been
lost from the last nightfall. Adapted by Ernest Kinoy. The cast members include: Wendell Holmes, John Larkin, Santos Ortega, Mercer McLeod, Alan Collins, Bob Hastings. Writer: Isaac Asimov
“TO THE FUTURE” 29 03/03/12
(12-14-55)
:30:00 A couple tourists in Mexico are approached by a man that says they are from the future. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes John Larkin and Jan Minor. Writer: Ray Bradbury
“MARIONETTES, INC.” 30 03/09/12
(12-21-55)
:30:00 Tale of husbands that buy androids for the times that they want to go out without their wives. Adapted by George Lefferts. Arthur Cole, Les Damon, Dick Hamilton, Carl Swenson, Ted Getz, Bob Hastings, Fredericka Chandler and Ginger Jones were the cast members. Writer: Ray Bradbury
“A LOGIC NAMED JOE” 31 03/10/12

(12-28-55)

:30:00 Computers take over all needs for humans in this tale that takes place in the future. The cast includes Mandel Kramer, Wendell Holmes, Guy Repp, William Zuckert, Bob Hastings and Joe Jullian. Writer: Murray Leinster
“THE ROADS MUST ROLL” 32 03/16/12

(01-04-56)

:30:00 Story of future transportation when rolling roads move people and goods, and the men who take care of them. Based on a Heinlein novel called “Glory Road”. The script is by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes Wendell Holmes, Ralph Bell and many more. Writer: Robert Heinlein
“TIME AND TIME AGAIN” 33 03/17/12

(01-11-56)

:30:00 A soldier is wounded in a future war and is transported back to 1945 when he was thirteen years-old with his future memory and past memory intact. The cast includes Jack Grimes, Peter Fernandez, Joe De Santis, Joe Bell, Clark Gordon, Herm Dinken, Dick Hamilton and James Dukas. Writer: H. Beam Piper
“PERIGI’S WONDERFUL DOLLS” 34 01-18-56 :30:00 A government official’s daughter finds a doll maker in Washington that makes talking dolls. Script by George Lefferts. The cast included Les Damon, Joan and Denise Alexander, Joe De Santis and Leon Janney. Repeat of the 6-5-55 program. Writer: George Lefferts
“THE PARADE” 35 01-25-56 :30:00 The Martians hire an ad agency to stage a parade which will herald their arrival. The original story is by George Lefferts. The cast members include Joseph Curten, Barry Kroeger and Alexander Scourby. Repeat of
the 5-1-55 program. Writer: George Lefferts
“CAVE OF NIGHT” 36 02-01-56 :30:00 A malfunction strands the first astronaut in orbit. The cast includes Alexander Scourby and Bob Hastings. Writer: James E. Gunn
“C-CHUTE” 37 02-08-56 :30:00 A ship from Earth is captured by chlorine breathing aliens and a group of the passengers debate if they should stay captives or fight to escape. Script by George Lefferts. The cast includes John Gibson, Lyle Sudrow, Stan Early, Bob Hastings, Mercer McLeod and Danny Auchal. Bill McCord substituting for Fred Collins as announcer. Writer: Isaac Isimov
“SKULKING PERMIT” 38 02-15-56 :30:00 This is the tale of inhabitants of a planet that change their way of life to impress Earth, with how Earth like they can be. Ernest Kinoy adapted the script and the players were Dick Hamilton, Wendell Holmes, Joe De Santis, Joseph Bolland, Alan Hewitt, Bill Quinn, Mandel Kramer and Ruby Dee. Writer: Robert Sheckley
“JUNKYARD” 39 02-22-56 :30:00 A galactic survey ship finds a lot of discarded alien machine parts on a low grade planet. When they get ready to
leave the crew has forgotten how to power the ship. George Lefferts wrote the script. The cast members were Jack Orrison, and John Larkin, Bob Hastings, Mercer McLeod and Stan Early. Writer: Clifford D. Simac
“HELLO, TOMORROW” 40 02-29-56 :30:00 In the future after the atomic wars, people live under ground and mate scientifically. Script by George Lefferts. The cast includes John Larkin and Jan Minor. Repeat of the 11-3-55 program. Writer:
George Lefferts
“A GUN FOR DINOSAUR” 41 03-07-56 :30:00 This is the story of time travel and hunting Dinosaurs in the past. The script is by Ernest Kinoy. The story
stars Alistair Duncan, Wendell Holmes, John Gibson, Donald Buka, Warren Parker and Alan Hewett. Writer: L. Sprague DeCamp
“TUNNEL UNDER THE WORLD” 42 03-14-56 :30:00 June 15th keeps repeating each day with a little change each day. Script by George Lefferts. Norman
Rose, Dean L. Olmquist, Amy Sedell, Elaine Ross, Bob Hastings, Ken Raffitte and Larry Haines were in the cast. Writer: Fredrik Pohl
“$1000 A PLATE” 43 03-21-56 :30:00 An observatory on Mars has a problem with Las Vegas fire works fogging up their photographic plates. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The stars are Bob Hastings, Carl Swenson, Mandel Kramer, Mercer McLeod, Alan Hewitt and Ralph Bell. Writer: Jack McKenty
“A PAIL OF AIR” 44 03-28-56 :30:00 A boy narrates tale of cold, almost airless Earth. The Earth was pulled away from it’s orbit by a passing
comet when he was an infant and his family live in a nest. Script by George Lefferts. The cast includes Ronnie Liss, Pamela Fitzmorris, Dick Hamilton and Joe De Santis. Writer: Fritz Leiber
“HOW-TO” 45 04-03-56 :30:00 The tale of a guy that sets out to put together a dog kit and winds up with an intelligent robot. William Welch
adapted the script. Alan Bunce, Ann Seymour, Les Demon, Joe Bell Jane Bunce, Santos Ortega and Ben Grauer were in the cast. Writer: Clifford D. Simak
“STAR BRIGHT” 46 04-10-56 :30:00 (ANNOUNCER CRACKS UP DURING OPENING) A tale of a little girl that is the vanguard of a new homo sapiens superior. Adapted by George Lefferts. The stars were Sarah Thussel, Lawson Zerbe, Bill Quin, Billy Harris, Kate Wilkinson and Ralph Bell. Writer: Mark Clifton
“JAYWALKER” 47 04-17-56 :30:00 A rocket pilot and his wife are breaking up because of the dangers in his job. But, her pregnacy causes a jaywalker problem when the ship’s routine has to be changed. George Lefferts script. The cast includes Bob
Hastings, R.E. Johnson, Terri Keane and Connie Leinke. Writer: Ross Rocklynne
“THE SENSE OF WONDER” 48 04-24-56 :30:00 Another Spaceship “Universe”. George Lefferts wrote the script. The cast includes James Bunce, Bill Quinn, Edwin Jerome, Vera Allen, Rita Lloyd and Joe De Santis. Writer: Milton Lesser
“SEA LEGS” 49 05-01-56 :30:00 Story of a colonist heading for Earth after sixteen years. He finds Earth and Earthmen not to his liking. The
script is by George Lefferts. The cast members were Bill Redfield, James Stevens, Stan Early, Charles Penman, James Dukas, Dick Hamilton, Jack Orrison, Jack Grimes, Craig MacDonald,
Ralph Bell, Kermit Murdock and Frederick Chandler. Writer: Frank Petrocchi
“THE SEVENTH ORDER” 50 05-08-56 :30:00 A blue robot tells a college campus faculty member that he is on Earth to study the planet for occupation. The script is by George Lefferts. The cast includes James Monks, Nelson Olmstead, Kate Wilkinson, James Rafferty, Dick Hamilton, Reese Taylor, Jim Stevens, Bob Hastings, Wayne Chapel and W.W. Chaplin. Writer: Jerry Sohl
“HALLUCINATION ORBIT” 51 05-15-56 :30:00 A tale of a spaceman orbiting Pluto. Did he or did he imagine what he saw? Script by Ernest Kinoy. It stars William Redfield, John Larkin, Vera Allen, John Moore, Terri Keane, Dick Hamilton and Hope Risman. Writer: J.T. MacIntosh
“THE DEFENDERS” 52 05-22-56 :30:00 East and West make war above ground with robots while both sides live underground … or do they? The script
is by George Lefferts. Lydia Bruce, Warren Parker, Grant Richards, Mike Ingram and Stan Early were cast members. Writer: Phillip K. Dick
“LULUNGAMEENA” 53 05-29-56 :30:00 Realistic tale of personalities in the galaxy on a grand central station world. Script by George Lefferts. The stars were Ralph Camargo, Ned Weaver, Jack Grimes, Bob Hastings and Kermit Murdock. Writer: Gordon R. Dickson
“PROJECT MASTADON” 54 06-05-56 :30:00 (5 MIN OF NEWS AT END) The tale of time travel and the possibilities of setting up a colony in prehistoric
America. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast members were Floyd Mack, Dick Hamilton, Charles Penman,
Raymond Edward Johnson, Frank Maxwell, Bob Hastings, John Larkin and Joe Julian. Writer: Clifford Simak
“IF YOU WAS A MOKLIN” 55 06-12-56 :30:00 (5 MIN OF NEWS AT END) Natives of a planet have an uncanny imitative property exercised in producing their offspring. Script by Ernest Kinoy. Stars Joe Julian, Patricia Weil, Karl Weber and Ralph
Camargo. Writer: Murray Leinster
“PROJECT TROJAN” 56 06-19-56 :30:00 (5 MIN OF NEWS AT END) Tale that relates to the World War II scheme of the British to fool the Nazis into
thinking they have a secret weapon. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast members included Berford
Hampton, Alistair Duncan, Ivor Francis, Alfred Shirley, Bill Quinn & was narrated by Alfred Isliff.
Writer: Ernerst Kinoy
“WHEREVER YOU MAY BE” 57 06-26-56 :30:00 (5 MIN OF NEWS AT END) Tale of a guy that gives a ride to a run a way girl. He tries to get away away from
her when he suspects she is a witch. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast members were William Redfield, Patsy O’Shea and Jack Orrison. Writer: James E. Gunn
“MR. COSTELLO, HERO” 58 07-03-56 :30:00 Tale of a sinister man and his effect on people around him. The story was adapted by George Lefferts. The cast
included Wendell Holmes, Mandel Kramer, Bob Hastings, Joe De Santis, Terri Keane, James Stevens and Raymond Edward Johnson. Writer: Theodore Sturgeon
“BAD MEDICINE” 59 07-10-56 :30:00 A homicidal Earth man accidentally buys a Martian psychiatric machine. Script by George Lefferts. The cast members are Cliff Carpenter, Bill Griffis, Alan Manson, Joe Julian and Norman Rose plays the confused
machine. Writer: Finn O’Donovan
“THE OLD DIE RICH” 60 07-17-56 :30:00 This is the tale of old people with large bank accounts that are found starved to death. Ernest Kinoy adapted
the script. The cast members were Jim Bowles, Jan Minor, Bill Zuckert, Guy Repp, Wendell Holmes, and Ralph Camargo. Writer: H.L. Gold
“STARS ARE THE STYX” 61 07-24-56 :30:00 This is the story of the lives aboard a space station that is the jumping off place for colonies. The story is adapted by Ernest Kinoy. Included in the cast were Craig MacDonald, Patsy O’Shea, Dick Hamilton, Charlotte Manson and Bob Hastings. Writer: Theodore Sturgeon
“STUDENT BODY” 62 07-31-56 :30:00 An unusual life form is discovered by an exploration team on another planet. The story was adapted by Ernest
Kinoy. The cast members were John Radee, Bob Hastings, Kate Wilkinson, Jim Stevens, Charles Carou, and M.E. Joels. Writer: F.L. Wallace
“THE LAST MARTIAN” 63 08-07-56 :30:00 This is the tale of a newspaperman investigating a man’s claim that he is a Martian placed in a human’s body.
George Lefferts wrote the script. Mandel Kramer, Elliot Reed, Santos Ortega, Ralph Bell, John McGovern, and Patricia Weil were in the radio cast. Writer: Fredric Brown
“THE SNOWBALL EFFECT” 64 08-14-56 :30:00 Tale of a university professor and his strange results on the project he is working on. The story was adapted by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes Ted Osborne, Wendell Holmes, Warren Parker, Arthur Glum, Mary Patton, Patsy O’Shea and Peggy Allenby. Writer: Kathrine MacLean
“SURFACE TENSION” 65 08-28-56 :30:00 Scientists discover the sun will explode in two weeks. The East and West meet to decide how to preserve
the human race. The story was adapted by George Lefferts. The radio cast includes Luis Van Rooten, Danny Auchal, Lawson Zerbe, Larry Haines, Mason Adams, Jim Stevens and Bob Hastings. Writer: James Blish
“TUNNEL UNDER THE WORLD” 66 09-04-56 :30:00 June 15th keeps repeating each day with a little change each day. George Lefferts wrote the script. Norman Rose, Dean L. Olmquist, Amy Sedell, Elaine Ross, Bob Hastings, Ken Raffitte and Larry Haines were in the cast. Remake of the 3-14-56 program (with different cast members). Writer: Fredrik Pohl
“THE LIFEBOAT MUTINY” 67 09-11-56 :30:00 Contractors buy a second hand ship to survey a planet not knowing that the ship is a intelligent lifeboat from a cruiser that was at war five hundred years before. The story was adapted by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes Leon Janney, Mandel Kramer, William Redfield and John McGovern. Writer:
Robert Sheckley
“THE MAP MAKERS” 68 09-26-56 :30:00 A human computer dies aboard an interstellar space ship and creates a crisis. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes John Larkin, Ed Prentiss, Bob Hastings, Tom Collins and Dick Hamilton. Writer: Fredrik
Pohl
“PROTECTIVE MIMICRY” 69 10-03-56 :30:00 Uncounterfeitable money is being counterfeited and they want to know how. The story was adapted by Ernest Kinoy. The cast members included Mandel Kramer, Terri Keane, Charles Penman, Dick Hamilton and Wendell Holmes. Writer: Algys Budrys
“COLONY” 70 10-10-56 :30:00 While a new planet is being explored objects aboard the space ship start to live. The radio script is by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes bill Quinn, Fredericka Chandler, John Larkin, James Stevens, Larry Robinson, and
Alan Bergman. Writer: Phillip K. Dick
“SOLDIER BOY” 71 10-17-56 :30:00 Army life after five hundred years of peace. The story was adapted by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes Larry Haines, Ralph Bell, Alan Hewitt, Bob Hastings, Wendell Holmes and Kermit Murdock. Writer: Michael Shaara
“PICTURES DON’T LIE” 72 10-24-56 :30:00 Tale of close encounter of the third kind being told by a newspaperman who follows the story of the deciphering of the radio signals. The story was adapted by Ernest Kinoy. The cast members were Joe De Santis, John Gibson, Sam Grey and Dick Hamilton. Writer: Katherine MacLean
“SAM, THIS IS YOU” 73 10-31-56 :30:00 This is the story about a telephone repairman that gets a telephone call from himself from the next week. The
stars are Larry Haines & Pat Holsey. Writer: Murray Leinster
“APPOINTMENT IN TOMORROW” 74 11-07-56 :30:00 Politician scientists and real scientists are at odds in this tale of the future. The story was adapted by Ernest Kinoy. The radio cast members included Ted Osborne, Dean Lymon Olmquist, Pat Holsey, Bob Hastings, Arthur Hughes and Charles Penman. Writer: Fritz Leiber
“THE MARTIAN DEATH MARCH” 75 11-14-56 :30:00 A youth accompanies spider like Martians in their last trek from Earth imposed reservations to their mountain homes. The cast includes Ralph Bell, David Seffer, Dick Hamilton, Roger DeKoven and Lawrence Kerr. Repeat of the 9/8/55 program. Writer: Ernest Kinoy
“CHAIN OF COMMAND” 76 11-21-56 :30:00 This is the story of a night watchman at a secret lab who talks with a mouse named George. Script by George
Lefferts. The cast included John McGovern, John Gibson as George and Wendell Holmes. Writer: Steven Arr
“THE CASTAWAYS” 77 11-28-56 :30:00 The military is having trouble moving natives off a Pacific island that is going to be used for a bomb test. They say they won’t go because their ancestors were castaways from the bird canoe. The cast includes Karl Weber, Staats Cotsworth, Bob Hastings, Joe Julian, Roger De Koven, Luis Van Rooten, Leon Janney, Stan Early and Reese Taylor. Remake of the 9/15/55 program (with different cast members) Writer: Ernest Kinoy
“THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS / ZERO HOUR” 78 12-05-56 :30:00 Two stories. The first deals with an automated house after an atomic war
that has no one to serve. The second one is about children playing a game all over the world at the same time called “Invasion”. Adapted by George Lefferts. The cast includes Nina Rieter, David Seffer, Peggy Luman, Les Damon, Rolly Bester, Bob Hastings and John Larkin. Repeat of the 11/23/55 program. Writer: Ray Bradbury
“HOSTESS” 79 12-12-56 :30:00 A six legged ambassador is lodging with an Earth couple and seems to be studying them. Are they studying him
too? Script by Ernest Kinoy. The radio cast includes Terri Kean, Les Damon and Kermit Murdock.
Writer: Issac Asimov
“THE RELUCTANT HEROES” 80 12-19-56 :30:00 This is the realistic story of a moon base staff. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes Mandel Kramer, Jim Grauman, Bob Hastings, Dick Hamilton and Jim Stevens. Writer: Frank M. Robinson
“HONEYMOON IN HELL” 81 12-26-56 :30:00 A super computer predicts war and with a drop in male births, a couple is sent to the moon for a honeymoon. The script is by George Lefferts. The cast includes Bill Redfield, Wilma Cure, Wendell Holmes, Charles Penman, Leon Janney, Roger De Koven and Jack Grimes. Writer: Fredric Brown
“THE MOON IS GREEN” 82 01-02-57 :30:00 Wanderer in the world after a nuclear war tries to charm a normal girl out of where she is hidden. George Lefferts wrote the script. The cast includes Joyce Gordon, Bill lipton and Ian Martin. Frank Milano was the cat. Writer: Fritz Leiber
“SAUCER OF LONELINESS” 83 01-09-57 :30:00 This is the tale about a girl that was contacted by a flying saucer, but refuses to tell any one what the
saucer said to her. Script by George Lefferts. The cast includes Elaine Ross, Nat Polen, Bill Keane,
Jock McGregor, Mandel Kramer and Wendel Holmes. Writer: Theodore Sturgeon
“THE GIRLS FROM EARTH” 84 01-16-57 :30:00 Con men on Mars claim they can provide mail order brides to the miners. George Lefferts wrote the script. The radio cast includes Mandel Kramer, Bob Hastings, John Gibson, Jim Stevens and Dick Hamilton. Writer: Frank M. Robinson
“OPEN WARFARE” 85 01-23-57 :30:00 This is the tale about a guy who meets a perfect golfer. Is he human? The script is by Ernest Kinoy. The cast
includes Jack Grimes, Larry Haines and Wendell Holmes. Writer: James E. Gunn
“CARETAKER” 86 01-30-57 :30:00 This is the story of a man left on an alien world for several years alone. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast featured Ted Osborne, Bill Lipton, Mason Adams, Raymond Edward Johnson and Betty Kane. Writer:
James H. Schmitz
“VENUS IS A MAN’S WORLD” 87 02-06-57 :30:00 This is the future when the females have dominated Earth and the males forced to Venus. A young boy traveling relates the tale of a love affair between his older sister and a Venusian stow away. Script by Arthur Small. The cast includes Bob Hague, Dennis Beabio, Jarianne Raphael, John Gibson and Fredericka Chandler. Writer: William Tenn
“THE TRAP” 88 02-13-57 :30:00 Two drunken hunters come upon a machine in the woods and the listener gets theirs as well as the alien’s
view point. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The radio cast featured Donald Buka, Ralph Bell and Bill Redfield. Writer: Finn O’Donovan
“FIELD STUDY” 89 02-20-57 :30:00 A mysterious doctor is investigated. Script by Jack C. Wilson. Featured in the radio cast were Terri Keane, Les Damon, Santos Ortega, Alfred Shirley and Kermit Murdock. Writer: Peter Phillips
“REAL GONE” 90 02-27-57 :30:00 Hep Cat’s view of an artist who produces amazing miniature statuary. The original script is by Ernest Kinoy. Jazz disc jockey, Al “Jazzbo” Collins stars, and supporting him were John Barrigray, John McGovern and Harold Huber. Writer: Ernest Kinoy
“THE SEVENTH VICTIM” 91 03-06-57 :30:00 This is the tale of the future when wars have been abolished and the violence is channeled into a murder
game. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes Lawson Zerbe, Terri Keane, Frank Maxwell. Ian Martin, and Arthur Hughes. Writer: Robert Sheckley
“THE LIGHTS ON PRECIPICE PEAK” 92 03-13-57 :30:00 Mountain climbers encounter aliens in a glacier after seeing a red glow.
Script by Ernest Kinoy. Featured in the radio cast were Jim Bowles, Joseph Helgeson, Ted Osborne
and Court Benson. Writer: Stephen Tall
“PROTECTION” 93 03-20-57 :30:00 A man accidentally acquires an alien protector, who knows every disaster in the world before it happens. The
script is by Ernest Kinoy. The radio cast includes Bill Redfield, William Keane and Elliott Reed. Writer: Robert Sheckley
“AT THE POST” 94 03-27-57 :30:00 Tale of horse players. The radio script is by Ernest Kinoy. Writer: H.L. Gold
“MARTIAN SAM” 95 04-03-57 :30:00 This is the story of the Dodgers baseball team and their Martian player hired by the new owner. The original
radio script is by Ernest Kinoy. Writer: Ernest Kinoy
“SOMETHING FOR NOTHING” 96 04-10-57 :30:00 This is the tale of a man who finds a “wishing machine”, which provides everything he wants, as long as he can keep the rightful owner from getting it back. The radio script is by Ernest Kinoy. The radio cast featured Joe Julian, Danny Auchal, Jock MacGregor, John Gibson, Wendell Holmes, Ralph
Bell and Karen Forbes. Writer: Robert Sheckley
“DISCOVERY OF MORNIEL MATHAWAY” 97 04-17-57 :30:00 A writer teams up with a Greenwich Village artist and endures his ranting so they can shoplift together. Then a man from the future discovers the
artist. The radio script is by Ernest Kinoy. The radio cast includes Leon Janney, Guy Repp, Wendell Holmes and Les Damon. Writer: William Tenn
“MAN’S BEST FRIEND” 98 04-24-57 :30:00 This is the tale of politics eight hundred years from now. The radio script is by Ernest Kinoy. The cast
features William Redfield, Wendell Holmes, Santos Ortega, Leona Powers, Raymond Edward Johnson and Bob Hastings. Writer: Evelyn Smith
“INSIDE STORY” 99 06-20-57 :30:00 A reporter is interested in getting the inside story on a leper colony on the planet Druno. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast members are Bob Hastings, Leon Janney, Ralph Bell, Dick Hamilton, Edwin Cooper and Pat
Hosley. Writer: Richard Wilson
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“THE CATEGORY INVENTOR” 100 06-27-57 :30:00 In the future when automation has taken over, men seek to make new jobs. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The
cast includes Nelson Olmstead, Betty Galen, Wendell Holmes, Joe Bell, and Burt Cowlan. Writer: Arthur Wilson
“SKULKING PERMIT” 101 07-04-57 :30:00 This is the tale of inhabitants of a planet that change their way of life to impress Earth, with how Earth like they can be. Ernest Kinoy adapted the script and the players were Dick Hamilton, Wendell Holmes, Joe De Santis, Joseph Bolland, Alan Hewitt, Bill Quinn, Mandel Kramer and Ruby Dee. Remake of the 2/15/56 program (with different cast members). Writer: Robert Sheckley
“EARLY MODEL” 102 07-11-57 :30:00 Scout to an alien planet is to wear a “Protek”, a bulky device which protects the wearer. Only these natives that have an British accent figure a way around it. Script is by Ernest Kinoy. The radio cast featured
Bob Hastings, Joe Bell, Anthony Campbell Cooper, and Alistair Duncan. Writer: Robert Sheckley
“THE MERCHANTS OF VENUS” 103 07-18-57 :30:00 This is the tale of the problem of keeping colonists on Venus. The radio script is by Ernest Kinoy. The cast featured Jackson Beck, Joe Julian, Bernard Lenrawl, Jarred Reed and Ted Osborne. Writer: A.H. Phelps Jr.
“THE HAUNTED CORPSE” 104 07-25-57 :30:00 The army is assigned to protect a invention that transposes personalities. William Welch wrote the script. The cast includes Edgar Staley, Walter Black, Dean Lymon Olmquist and Lydia Bruce. Writer:
Fredrik Pohl
“END OF A WORLD” 105 08-01-57 :30:00 The title says it all. The radio script is by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes Jack Grimes,
Larry Robinson, Peter Fernandez and Alice Yorman. Writer: F.L. Wallace
“THE SCAPEGOAT” 106 08-08-57 :30:00 A alien disguised as old man is rescued by a reporter from muggers, then sponges off him. Ernest Kinoy
wrote the script. The cast includes Karl Weber, Wendell Holmes, Jane Aymar, Bobby Alford, Guy Repp and Roger DeKoven. Writer: Richard Maples
“AT THE POST” 107 08-15-57 :30:00 Tale of horse players. The radio script is by Ernest Kinoy. Remake of the 3/27/57 program (with different
cast members) Writer: H.L. Gold
“DROP DEAD” 108 08-22-57 :30:00 A ship lands on a planet where there is only one life form and it’s only food. Script by Ernest Kinoy.
Members of the cast were Lawson Zerbe, Ralph Camargo and Joseph Bell. Writer: Clifford D. Simak
“VOLPLA” 109 08-29-57 :30:00 Man invents small creatures and teaches them to say they are from another world. The radio script is by Ernest Kinoy and Nelson Olmstead stars. Writer: Wyman Guin
“SAUCER OF LONELINESS” 110 09-05-57 :30:00 This is the tale about a girl that was contacted by a flying saucer, but refuses to tell any one what the saucer said to her. Script by George Lefferts. The cast includes Elaine Ross, Nat Polen, Bill Keane, Jock McGregor, Mandel Kramer and Wendel Holmes. Remake of the 1/9/57 program (with different cast members) Writer: Theodore Sturgeon
“THE OLD DIE RICH” 111 09-12-57 :30:00 This is the tale of old people with large bank accounts that are found starved to death. Ernest Kinoy adapted
the script. The cast members were were Jim Bowles, Jan Minor, Bill Zuckert, Guy Repp, Wendell Holmes, and Ralph Camargo. Remake of the 7/17/56 program (with different cast members)
Also a different ending. Writer: H.L. Gold
“TSYLANA” 112 09-19-57 :30:00 In a future “perfect” society a criminal appears. The radio script is by George Lefferts. The cast members are Walter Black, David Ross, Adele Ronson and Guy Repp. Writer: James E. Gunn
“THE NATIVE PROBLEM” 113 09-26-57 :30:00 A hermit uses a faster than light drive to reach a planet. Later he is discovered by an expedition from
Earth, launched long before he was born and the drive was invented. The radio script is by William Welch. Writer: Robert Sheckley
“THE WIND IS RISING” 114 10-03-57 :30:00 Colonists on a windy planet find out that the wind rises. The radio script is by George Lefferts. The cast included Les Damon, Burt Cowian, and Bill Griffis. Writer: Finn O’Donovan
“DEATH WISH” 115 10-10-57 :30:00 Ship on way to Mars is propelled out of the solar system. Script by William Welch. The cast includes Ralph Camargo, Maurice Tarplin, Walter Black, and Joe Bell. Writer: Ned Lang
“POINT OF DEPARTURE” 116 10-17-57 :30:00 The discovery of ancient writings, “The Poseidon Tablets” that contain formulas for atomic energy and rocket travel. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes Dean Lymon Olmquist, Ron Dawson and Jin Stevens. Writer: Vaughn Shelton
“THE LIGHT” 117 10-24-57 :30:00 A crewman has flashbacks on the first trip to the moon. The radio script is by William Welch. The cast includes
Karl Weber, David Kurmand and Bob Hastings. Poul Anderson
“LULU” 118 10-31-57 :30:00 The ship’s computer falls in love with the three crew members aboard and decides to elope with them. William Redfield is in the cast. Writer: Clifford D. Simak
“THE COFFIN CURE” 119 11-21-57 :30:00 The discovery of a cure for the common cold leads to other problems. The script is by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes Raymond Edward Johnson, Joe Bell, Harvey Hayes and Betty Kane.
Writer: Alan E. Nourse
“SHOCKTROOP” 120 11-28-57 :30:00 Aliens of microscopic size conquer a human. Script by George Lefferts. The cast includes Bernard Lenrawl, Edwin Cooper, John Thomas, and Ralph Camargo. Writer: Daniel Galouye
“THE HAUNTED CORPSE” 121 12-12-57 :30:00 The army is assigned to protect a invention that transposes personalities. William Welch wrote
the script. The cast includes Edgar Staley, Walter Black, Dean Lymon Olmquist and Lydia Bruce. Remake
of the 7/25/57 program (with different cast members) Writer: Fredrik Pohl
“DOUBLE DARE” 122 12-19-57 :30:00 Earth and another planet are debating which has the better technology. They trade a team of scientists to
duplicate anything each other can up with. Script by William Welch. The cast includes Ralph Camargo, Ivor Francis, Michael Ingram and Harvey Hayes. Writer: Robert Silverberg
“TARGET ONE” 123 12-26-57 :30:00 Time travelers return to the past to assinate a person that they say has messed up their time period. The
script is by George Lefferts. The cast includes Joe Bell, Frank Silvera, D.L. Olmquist, Allen Collins, Guy Repp and Charles Webster. Writer: Fredrik Pohl
“PRIME DIFFERENCE” 124 01-02-58 :30:00 Alan E. Nourse tells a tale about android substitutes. Writer: Alan E. Nourse
“GRAY FLANNEL ARMOR” 125 01-09-58 :30:00 This is the story about ad men. William Welch adapted the story. The cast members were Guy Repp, Abby Lewis, Pat Hosley, Betty Galen and Fredericka Chandler. This is last show of the series. Writer: Finn
O’Donovan
“THE IRON CHANCELLOR” 126 01-27-73 :30:00 Experimental Show by Renaissance Radio Features. Taken from the Galaxy Magazine November, 1958 issue, this story is about a maladjusted robot that takes over its employers. Writer: Robert Silverberg

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