Aliens have been a staple in science fiction and fantasy when humans imagine how would alternative forms of intelligent life look like and behave. This OTRCAT collection includes science fiction old time radio's versions of aliens, UFOs, Martians, and little green men, including many adaptations from science fiction writers.
Science fiction with aliens allowed audiences to play out the fantasy of invasion during the red scare by substituting Communists for aliens. Before the red scare, the precursor to alien invasion old time radio show is Orson Welles version of H.G. Welles "War of the Worlds" for Mercury Theater, which aired on October 30, 1938. On the cusp of the next great war, Orson Welles' tale of Martians invading Earth terrified the American public who were accustomed to news bulletins.
Writers allowed their imagination to expand making these science fiction old time radio show especially engaging.
- UFOs that land on military airbases
- Little green men threatening patients at a sanitarium
- Martians planning parades
- Aliens warning humans of the fate of mankind
- Meteors carrying mind-controlling alien heads
Old Time Radio Shows included in this collection: 2000 Plus, Dangerous Assignment, Dimension X, Escape, Exploring Tomorrow, Hall of Fantasy, Quiet Please, Space Patrol, Suspense, Tales of Tomorrow, X-Minus One, and more.
See also: Sci-Fi Listener's Favorites , Science Fiction Authors Collection, and Robots Collection.