SF70: Universe by X Minus One

This week we’ll hear an episode that came up in our Forums a little while ago.  It’s Universe from X Minus One, which first aired May 15, 1955.

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  1. Joel Owens  October 6, 2009

    This is a fascinating story, and while this was written by Heinlein in the 1950′s, I couldn’t help but be stunned by the exacting parallels in Ellison’s “The Starlost”, a TV production from the novelization “Phoenix Without Ashes”. I also noted similar and also strong parallels to Space:1999 episode “Mission of the Darians”.

    I’m glad to finally hear the *original* story and to see it credited to none other than the master of science fiction.

    Thanks, relicradio – I have really enjoyed these radio plays on my iPod.


  2. Jim  October 6, 2009

    Space:1999! I remember that show (not specific episodes though)! Glad you enjoyed this one.

  3. Miller David  October 12, 2009

    Now I’m curious to watch those TV episodes you mentioned Joel! This is probably my favorite X Minus One, it does what science fiction does best tying philosophy in with great action.

  4. jack Smith  December 4, 2009

    A wondferful thumbnail adaptation of Heinlein’s great novel “Orphans of the Sky”. Far,far superior to the brutal television adaptations seen in ‘The Starlost’ or ‘Space:1999′


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