X Minus One
I bought my first iPod a few months back — a little 2GB Shuffle — and among the reasons I was excited to have one was because it would give me the opportunity to start listening to “X Minus One” during my drive to and from work. I stumbled across an episode while flipping the channels on my Sirius Radio a while back, quickly ran home to Google it, and learned that “X Minus One” is an old NBC radio science fiction show, a precursor to Rod’s Serling’s “Twilight Zone” (yes, I’m a big TZ fan).
And when I say old, I mean OLD. I know there are some teenagers out there who will look at a movie from the 80s like “Back to the Future” and say, “Wow, that’s old!” But I’m talking 50+ years here. Half a century. The show ran from 1955-1958, and featured dramatic adaptations of works by such classic sci-fi authors as Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, and Philip K. Dick. Continue reading