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Posted on 01/27/2014 4:55:27 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy
I found this particular old time radio episode very reminiscent of themes in Star Trek, Outer Limits, Ray Bradbury, and Twilight Zone. Furthermore, it was very interesting to hear about the "Holodeck" and distopian, robotic, disassociated society the family lives in. I think you will find the same similarities and more, and look forward to comments. You can find this episode at http://archive.org. I posted the original podcast link to give props to the podcast that put this one online for their show.
You can download dozens and dozens of X Minus 1 episodes onto your iPod for free. They’re fun.
If you are considering “X Minus One” then also consider “Dimension X”. Both are excellent.
Yeppers, I love this stuff. My thread is related to the Dimension X episode called “The Veldt”.
I discovered that I liked OTR when I got a hold of some CBS radio mystery theatre stuff from a Usenet years ago.
On the last year’s road trip from EAA, my wife played a few Heinlein audio books which were good listening.
I do also.
If you decide to do a "ping list" please add me to it.
(long time fan of Duffys Tavern)
A couple of links I have in my bookmarks/favorites for old time radio programs:
I’ve been downloading OTR shows for years. It was the main reason that I wanted to get an mp3 player. I still use my old Palm Zire to play these (right now I’m in the middle of 1942 episodes of Superman) because the Realplayer on it. Listening to these things on a ipod shuffle is a pain and the ipad is too big to lug around.
“The Veldt” is a Ray Bradbury short story.
I didn’t know you could get them for free. I spent a little bit of money ordering old time radio shows from audible. I paid between 45 cents and seventy cents per episode of all the old radio classics of my grandmothers generation and love them. However they added up, my entire library cost probably about 100 to amass. Especially with Dragnet, because there were over 400 episodes. .
What is also neat is some of them, like the Shadow ones even have the original adverts with them.
Http://archive.org will give you the entire know library of known OTR recordings, all for free. All the podcasts and radio shows that play OTR get their collections from there. Its invaluable resource for classic media.
This is awesome! thanks so much!
Ping to myself for later, when I have time.
How do they get around the perpetual and eternal copyright laws for that? I shudder to think that someones great great great grandchild might not be getting royalties from something his great great great grandfather did.
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