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"You see what happens when fools play with science!" this collection contains the best science fiction old time radio episodes featuring robots.

27 old time radio show recordings
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"The Robot Killer"



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Robot & Woman

RobotThis collection includes the best science fiction old time radio episodes featuring robots. 

Humans have long been fascinated with the idea of a mechanical man.  The word robot is attributed to the Czech playwright Karel Capek's play R.U.R (Rossum's Universal Robots) in 1920. 

Many science fiction old time radio shows attempt to sift out the ethics of robotics and bigger existential questions like defining what it is to be human (free will, consciousness of being, self control, agency, etc.). 

Similar to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, the topic of human invention gone awry with murderous robots is popular in science fiction old time radio shows.  In theory, robots are incapable of error, but because humans create them they are "imperfect":

  • In the old time radio show, "The Doom Machine" a robot is created to help gather energy from the sun with calamitous consequences. 
  • In the story "Almost Human," a scientist builds a robot named Junior capable of consciousness and judgment (Dimension X and X-Minus One). 
  • In X-Minus One, "Open Warfare," a scientist challenges a championship golfer to an 18-hole match-up against his golfing robot.  The human golfer and his caddy must put their heads together to beat the mechanical plaid pants putter.  
  • In 2000 Plus "The Robot Killer," a young suburban couple wins a robotic servant, but the wife has murderous streak.  In the show's opening a professor proclaims after the robot accidently kills a kitten, Are you a Robot?"You see what happens when fools play with science!"

In science fiction old time radio shows there are often ramifications of creating intelligent beings that can surpass man's abilities both physical and mental: 

  • In the Issac Asimov story, "The Liar," a robot develops ESP and reads the minds of its creators.
  • In "Marionettes, Inc." a man creates a robot identical to himself so that he can go on vacation away from his wife. 

This collection includes robots in science fiction old time radio shows including 2000 Plus, Beyond Tomorrow, Dimension X, Planet Man, X-Minus One, and many more.  

See also: Sci Fi Listener's Favorites, Science Fiction Authors Collection, and Aliens, Martians, and UFO's Collection.

For other fang-tastic scary compilations, you won't want to miss: Boo Broadcasts, Haunted House Collection, Halloween Scary Sampler, Horror Listener's Favorites, Monster Collection, Robots Collection, and Mystery Playhouse.

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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.



    27 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 53 min
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      27 shows - total playtime 10 hours 53 minutes
      1. 2000+ The Robot Killer.mp3
      2. Beyond Tomorrow 500000 The Trouble With Robots.mp3
      3. Dimension X 500415 02 With Folded Hands.mp3
      4. Dimension X 500513 06 Almost Human.mp3
      5. Dimension X 510830 46 Marionettes Inc.mp3
      6. Exploring Tomorrow 580000 13 The Liar.mp3
      7. Exploring Tomorrow 580000 26 The Trouble With Robots.mp3
      8. Hall Of Fantasy 530727 36 Automaton.mp3
      9. Man Called X 520304 74 Robot Weather Stations In Arctic.mp3
      10. Mindwebs The Perfect Robot.mp3
      11. Mysterious Traveler 440409 019 Beware Of Tomorrow.mp3
      12. Planet Man 500000 68 A Robot Civilization.mp3
      13. Planet Man 500000 70 Robot 012 Takes Over.mp3
      14. Planet Man 500000 71 Who Is Robot T21.mp3
      15. Space Patrol 540703 092 The Robot Of Vortena.mp3
      16. Space Patrol 541030 109 Realm Of The Robot.mp3
      17. SpacePatrol 541113 111 The Frightened Robot.mp3
      18. Suspense 620304 915 The Doom Machine.mp3
      19. Tales Of Tomorrow 530101 01 Watchbird.mp3
      20. X Minus One 55-12-28 (031) A Logic Named Joe.mp3
      21. X Minus One 550811 (013) Almost Human.mp3
      22. X Minus One 551221 (030) Marionettes, Inc.mp3
      23. X Minus One 560403 (045) Howto.mp3
      24. X Minus One 560508 (050) The Seventh Order.mp3
      25. X Minus One 570123 (085) Open Warfare.mp3
      26. X Minus One 580102 (124) Prime Difference.mp3
      27. X Minus One 730127 (126) The Iron Chancellor.mp3
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    27 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 53 min
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      27 shows - total playtime 10 hours 53 minutes
      1. 2000+ The Robot Killer.mp3
      2. Beyond Tomorrow 500000 The Trouble With Robots.mp3
      3. Dimension X 500415 02 With Folded Hands.mp3
      4. Dimension X 500513 06 Almost Human.mp3
      5. Dimension X 510830 46 Marionettes Inc.mp3
      6. Exploring Tomorrow 580000 13 The Liar.mp3
      7. Exploring Tomorrow 580000 26 The Trouble With Robots.mp3
      8. Hall Of Fantasy 530727 36 Automaton.mp3
      9. Man Called X 520304 74 Robot Weather Stations In Arctic.mp3
      10. Mindwebs The Perfect Robot.mp3
      11. Mysterious Traveler 440409 019 Beware Of Tomorrow.mp3
      12. Planet Man 500000 68 A Robot Civilization.mp3
      13. Planet Man 500000 70 Robot 012 Takes Over.mp3
      14. Planet Man 500000 71 Who Is Robot T21.mp3
      15. Space Patrol 540703 092 The Robot Of Vortena.mp3
      16. Space Patrol 541030 109 Realm Of The Robot.mp3
      17. SpacePatrol 541113 111 The Frightened Robot.mp3
      18. Suspense 620304 915 The Doom Machine.mp3
      19. Tales Of Tomorrow 530101 01 Watchbird.mp3
      20. X Minus One 55-12-28 (031) A Logic Named Joe.mp3
      21. X Minus One 550811 (013) Almost Human.mp3
      22. X Minus One 551221 (030) Marionettes, Inc.mp3
      23. X Minus One 560403 (045) Howto.mp3
      24. X Minus One 560508 (050) The Seventh Order.mp3
      25. X Minus One 570123 (085) Open Warfare.mp3
      26. X Minus One 580102 (124) Prime Difference.mp3
      27. X Minus One 730127 (126) The Iron Chancellor.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



    27 recordings on 12 Audio CDs
    total playtime 10 hours, 53 min

    Disc A001

    1. 2000+ The Robot Killer
    2. Mindwebs The Perfect Robot

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    Disc A002

    1. X Minus One 55-12-28 (031) A Logic Named Joe
    2. Mysterious Traveler 440409 019 Beware Of Tomorrow

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    Disc A003

    1. Beyond Tomorrow 500000 The Trouble With Robots
    2. Planet Man 500000 68 A Robot Civilization
    3. Planet Man 500000 70 Robot 012 Takes Over
    4. Planet Man 500000 71 Who Is Robot T21

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    Disc A004

    1. Dimension X 500415 02 With Folded Hands
    2. Dimension X 500513 06 Almost Human

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    Disc A005

    1. Dimension X 510830 46 Marionettes Inc
    2. Man Called X 520304 74 Robot Weather Stations In Arctic

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    Disc A006

    1. Tales Of Tomorrow 530101 01 Watchbird
    2. Hall Of Fantasy 530727 36 Automaton

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    Disc A007

    1. Space Patrol 540703 092 The Robot Of Vortena
    2. Space Patrol 541030 109 Realm Of The Robot

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    Disc A008

    1. SpacePatrol 541113 111 The Frightened Robot
    2. X Minus One 550811 (013) Almost Human

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    Disc A009

    1. X Minus One 551221 (030) Marionettes, Inc
    2. X Minus One 560403 (045) Howto

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    Disc A010

    1. X Minus One 560508 (050) The Seventh Order
    2. X Minus One 570123 (085) Open Warfare

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    Disc A011

    1. Exploring Tomorrow 580000 13 The Liar
    2. Exploring Tomorrow 580000 26 The Trouble With Robots
    3. X Minus One 580102 (124) Prime Difference

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    Disc A012

    1. Suspense 620304 915 The Doom Machine
    2. X Minus One 730127 (126) The Iron Chancellor

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