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The art of Science Fiction goes back to the time when a young person stepped away from the campfire, looked towards the stars and wondered "What's out there?" The Sci Fi genre gained respectability as it moved from the pages of pulp magazines to network radio programs, Beyond Tomorrow features stories from the masters of Sci Fi, including Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.

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"Requeim"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Science Fiction (1950)

Robert Heinlein, writer
Robert Heinlein, writer

The 1950s saw both the twilight of the Golden Age of Radio and the birth of the science fiction radio series. Science fiction was not new to radio before 1950, but it was either targeted to juvenile audiences or were SF shows in a broader series, for example, Escape: "The Time Machine". On March 15, 1950, the first show of Mutual's 2000 PLUS aired, becoming the very first true science fiction seriesin the US. Three shows and one audition were transcribed to disk, but it's not certain if they were actually broadcast, despite announcements in newspapers. Robot Attack!

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In the audition, the series title was Beyond This World and the audition show was "The Outer Limit". The first show under the series name Beyond Tomorrow was "Requiem", a story by Robert Heinlein, which was later be done in Dimension X. The last show, which was the same as the audition, "The Outer Limit", may be the most often used science fiction story in radio. It was also heard in Escape (Feb 7, 1950), Dimension X (Apr 8, 1950 and Sep 8, 1950), Suspense (Feb 15, 1954) and X Minus One (Nov 16, 1955).

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With only three shows prepared, it's possible the series may have been canceled before any were aired. Fortunately, the disks survived and we have a taste of what could have been an interesting series. See also: Sci-Fi Listener's Favorites, Robots of Old Time Radio, Science Fiction Authors Collection, and Aliens, Martians, and UFO's Collection. For additional reading see also: Article on Science Fiction in Radio.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    4 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 56 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 1 hours 56 minutes
      1. Beyond Tomorrow 500223 Audition The Outer Limit.mp3
      2. Beyond Tomorrow 500405 01 Requeim.mp3
      3. Beyond Tomorrow 500411 02 Incident At Switchpath.mp3
      4. Beyond Tomorrow 500418 03 (last show] The Outer Limit.mp3
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    4 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 56 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      4 shows - total playtime 1 hours 56 minutes
      1. Beyond Tomorrow 500223 Audition The Outer Limit.mp3
      2. Beyond Tomorrow 500405 01 Requeim.mp3
      3. Beyond Tomorrow 500411 02 Incident At Switchpath.mp3
      4. Beyond Tomorrow 500418 03 (last show] The Outer Limit.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    4 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 56 min

    Disc A001

    1. Beyond Tomorrow 500223 Audition The Outer Limit
    2. Beyond Tomorrow 500405 01 Requeim

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    Disc A002

    1. Beyond Tomorrow 500411 02 Incident At Switchpath
    2. Beyond Tomorrow 500418 03 (last show] The Outer Limit

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