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Summary

X Minus One is widely considered one of the best science fiction radio series to ever be broadcast. Featuring stories written by Ray Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and other science fiction writing luminaries, X Minus One set the bar for excellence in radio drama.

Noted for its superb acting and directing, and original music scores, X Minus One was hailed by critics for its stories of intelligence, heart, and sheer "scare" factor as each weekly episode transported the listener to other worldly dimensions.

These 32 episodes from season one (actually, 31 episodes as one episode was a repeat, and has been replaced here with the charming NBC Radio promotional jingle as a placeholder) have been digitally remastered and are commercial free.

Episodes:

  • "And the Moon Be Still as Bright" - Ray Bradbury
  • "No Contact" - George Lefferts
  • "The Parade" - George Lefferts
  • "Mars Is Heaven" - Ray Bradbury
  • "Universe" - Robert A. Heinlein
  • "Knock" - Fredric Brown
  • "The Man in the Moon" - George Lefferts
  • "Perigi's Wonderful Dolls" - George Lefferts
  • "The Green Hills of Earth" - Robert A. Heinlein
  • "Dr. Grimshaw's Sanitorium" - Fletcher Pratt
  • "Nightmare Stephen" - Vincent Benet
  • The Embassy - Donald A. Wollheim
  • "The Veldt" - Ray Bradbury
  • "Almost Human" - Robert Bloch
  • "Courtesy" - Clifford D. Simak
  • "Cold Equations" - Tom Godwin
  • "Shanghaied" - Ernest Kinoy
  • "The Martian Death March" - Ernest Kinoy
  • "The Castaways" - Ernest Kinoy
  • "And the Moon Be Still as Bright" (Repeat) Omitted and Replaced here with the NBC Promo Jingle
  • "First Contact" -Murray Leinster
  • "Child's Play" - William Tenn
  • "Requiem" - Robert A. Heinlein
  • "Hello, Tomorrow" - George Lefferts
  • "Dwellers in Silence" - Ray Bradbury
  • "The Outer Limit" -Graham Doar
  • "Zero Hour" - Ray Bradbury
  • "The Vital Factor" - Nelson Bond
  • "Nightfall" - Isaac Asimov
  • "To the Future" - Ray Bradbury
  • "Marionettes, Inc." - Ray Bradbury
  • "A Logic Named Joe" - Murray Leinster

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  • Alex
  • LEICESTER, United Kingdom
  • 19-04-15

Old but entertaining

Great stories. They have stood the test of time amazingly well, but then the writers are some of the best Sci-Fi storytellers ever. I recommend this to any classic Sci-Fi fans, you will love this. Some great original plots and some nice light comedy as well.

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  • Brian
  • 17-05-15

Great old radio scifi

Great old radio scifi from the twilight zone mold. What else is there to say about scifi and old radio

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  • John Testerman
  • 29-05-17

Great for long car trips

Makes the time just fly by, the 20-25 min episodes are a perfect length to keep you engaged.

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  • Prescott
  • 31-12-14

Break it UP!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The entire buncha vignettes are put into 2 piles; there needs to be a finer chaptering.
Other than that, these are some of the finest stories ever!

What other book might you compare X Minus One to and why?

Twilight Zone,

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

These are classic stories!

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  • Kelly
  • 11-06-18

good

loved it it's cool good sound effects it's pretty decent.
listen to it when the cable goes out

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-06-17

Classic Syfi

I really enjoyed listening to these classic Syfi short stories. I had read many of the stories years ago, & enjoyed the radio plays.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-05-16

A real slice of life.

Great shorts, fun commercials, classic music, and foley work. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20....really a minimum?

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