QUICK SEARCH
CATEGORIES
   Adventure
   All Shows
   Children
   Comedy
   Compilation
   Detective
   Drama
   Gossip
   Historical
   Holiday
   Music
   Mystery-Horror
   News
   Personality
   Quiz
   Rare
   Religious
   Sci Fi
   Serials
   Soap Operas
   South African
   Sports
   Westerns
   WWII
   On Sale
   Newest Additions
   Quick Order
BROWSE BY DECADE
   1910s
   1920s
   1930s
   1940s
   1950s
LISTENER FAVORITES
01.Sam Spade
02.Philip Marlowe
03.Have Gun Will Travel
04.Sherlock Holmes
05.Best of Suspense
06.Amos and Andy
07.Gunsmoke
08.I Love a Mystery
09.Johnny Dollar (Yours Truly Johnny Dollar)
10.Inner Sanctum Mysteries
SHOPPING CART
You have no items in your cart
Old Time Radio> Mystery-Horror
Sci Fi
  Next Mystery-Horror Show (Strange Doctor Weird) >>
Next Sci Fi Show (Tales of Tomorrow) >>

STRANGE

 Strange

1 MP3 CD - 9 episodes


ADD TO CART $5.00




LISTEN TO A SAMPLE EPISODE [Help]
"Ghost Train"
Or right click here to save
the Mp3 file to your computer.


ABOUT THIS OLD TIME RADIO SHOW:
All text on OTRCAT.com are ©2014 OTRCAT INC - All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

"Tune into this same time with Walter Gibson, expert of supernatural.
Stories of ghosts, of spirts, of werewolves, and voodoo!
Each story you hear is true, but.... Sssstrraaaannngggeee...."

Ghost TrainOne version of multiverse theory posits that there are dozens of universe all around us, occupying the same space as ours, but existing in different dimensions, which makes them invisible.  While this theory doesn't conjecture about beings in one dimension somehow communicating with someone in another--information from one dimension leaking into another--it's a concept that has captivated imaginations for decades and was a staple of sci-fi culture in the 1950's.

If little energies could bound from one dimension to another, that would allow people to tell the future or read minds, to meet slightly different versions of themselves or people who have died in this dimension.  The reality we think we live in becomes warped, darkened at the edges, frightening.  This is the stuff of the short-lived, thematically-rich mid-50's series Strange.

Strange was a 15-minute program, of which eight episodes were produced.  One of the majordomos of the show was Walter Gibson, a veteran radio writer.  Gibson served on Strange as a writer and director of a few episodes, but also as the narrator.

One of the show's most frequently-appearing actors was Lawson Zerbe, a veteran who had appeared on more than a dozen series, including the outstanding, legendary Inner Sanctum.  

old time radio pictureGhost stories were a relatively-common theme on Strange, along with the dimension-hopping elements above.  In "Deja Vu in France," a woman traveling to Paris with her fiance to tie the knot got a feeling she was heading "home," a place she's been before, though not physically.  Her fiance becomes disconcerted as she stares vacantly into the distance.  "Not far away," Paul, she says, "just the opposite."

The writing and acting in Strange are both subtle.  It's a cerebral form of sci-fi, focusing on the human elements and how strange energies affect the characters and their relationships.

The show's calling card was delivered by Gibson at the dawn of each episode, when he'd intone, "the story you about to hear is true, but straaaaaaaaange."  We then meet the device of being told that we are hearing true stories being told by Gibson, and expert in the strange or paranormal.

Strange is a find worthy of the most devout radio collectors.
All text on OTRCAT.com are ©2014 OTRCAT INC - All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.



MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
9 shows: total playtime 2 hours 5 minutes
Strange 1955 Capt Robinson
Strange 1955 Deadmans Reef
Strange 1955 Dejavu In France
Strange 1955 Flying Dutchman
Strange 1955 Ghost Train
Strange 1955 Great Eastern
Strange 1955 Greenwood Acres
Strange 1955 Hillbilly Feud
Strange 1955 Phantom Wagoneer
 


LISTENERS WHO ENJOYED THESE RECORDINGS ALSO COLLECTED:


Please note MP3 CDs cannot play on standard CD players!
Please click here read more about the MP3 format or click here to see a list of audio CDs.

E-mail this page to a friend


Current Parse Time: 0.169 s with 61 queries (0.026328)