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Greetings, Earthling!  Buck Rogers on the RadioFeaturing the imagined would-be world of technology, scientific possibilities, and futurist predictions, Science Fiction is one of my all-time favorite old time radio genres. Although, it is one of the rarest genres in old time radio, Science Fiction radio shows offer the listener top notch entertainment.

On the television or movie screen in the mid-20th century, the visual effects of Science Fiction sometimes look unbelievable or even corny as the special effects were not as developed as they are today. However, in the mind's eye anything is possible from moon men to outer space to alien invasions. Your imagination is your only limitation.

Writers of Science Fiction old time radio were some of the biggest names in the business including Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Isaac Asimov, Orson Welles, Arch Oboler, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederik (Fred) Pohl, and many more. Many of the episodes were original works by these great authors while some were adapted from short stories and novels.

Here are some top Science Fiction Old Time Radio picks:

Dimension X
is the old time radio show that really brought science fiction into it's own. Featuring human drama stories and compelling original scripts, Dimension X's writing is out of this world and the show has stellar performances and sound effects.

X Minus One
is revived version of Dimension X using many of the same scripts and storylines. The show is directed a little bit tighter and in my opinion better than the original Dimension X. Amazingly, all know episodes of X Minus One have survived and are available.

Journey Into Space
is an Old Time Radio serial. Although, a bit too much of airtime is left to hearing airlocks open and shut, there is a forceful attempt at realism. Being a serial, each show ends with a cliff hanger. The first time I heard this show, I had to listen to every episode straight in a row to see what happened to Jet Morgan and friends.


These other sci fi compilations are also an amazing listen about the future ... from radio past:

Aliens
Aliens Martians
and UFOs


Aldous Huxley
Collection

Apocolypse Collection
Apocalypse
(End of the World) Collection

Atomic Radio
Atomic Radio
Collection

Frederic Brown
Fredric Brown
Collection

Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Collection

Robots
Robots
Collection

Sci Fi Favorites
Science Fiction
Listener Favorites 

Sci Fi Favorites
Science Fiction
Authors Collection

 

Time Travelers
Time Travelers
in Old Time Radio

 



Click here for all Science Fiction radio shows
and be sure to check out the Science Fiction radio history guide.



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