Archive for the 'X Minus One' Category

July 29th, 2009 - The Girls From Earth

“…says she did four years in a reformatory for shoplifting, and she’s currently on parole!”


X Minus One was an NBC revival of the series ‘Dimension X,’ and ended up running twice as long as the show that it intended to revive. This episode — ‘The Girls From Earth’ — was originally broadcast on January 16th, 1957. It has been digitally remastered for your listening pleasure.

Running Time: 22:21

July 8th, 2009 - Almost Human

“Have you heard of a new science called cybernetics?”


Here’s another episode of X Minus One called ‘Almost Human.’ This episode originally aired on NBC on August 11th, 1955. It was written by Robert Bloch, who wrote the novel ‘Psycho’ and the screenplay to the original Star Trek episode ‘Catspaw.’

Running Time: 23:51

July 1st, 2009 - The Roads Must Roll!

“Oh, If you quote that nauseating slogan at me again, I’ll divorce you!”


On the 4th of January 1956, NBC broadcast an episode of a show called ‘X Minus One,’ a venture between the broadcaster and Street and Smith, publishers of Astounding Science Fiction magazine. This episode is called ‘The Roads Must Roll,’ and is based on the Robert Heinlein story of the same name. It’s written by Ernest Kinoy.

Imagine transportation beyond the automotive freeways — Rolling roads move people and goods from place to place at speeds of up to 100 miles-per-hour. This is the story of the men who keep the roads rolling at all costs, no matter what.

Running Time: 27:42