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Two Thousand Plus (2000PLUS)

Since Y2K, we know what it is like to live in the years 2000+, but in 1950-1952, this pioneering Sci Fi program on Mutual explored the fantastic future we all dreamed about. So where in your personal robot and jet-pack? Update: additional episode and sound upgrades

16 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
or
8 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from November 13, 0000:

"Men From Mars"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Science Fiction (1950 - 52)

"Let us send our imaginations forward in time
into the years beyond 2000AD. What strange
adventures, what exciting things will we
find in the world of tomorrow? 2000 Plus!"

old time radio imageTwo Thousand Plus is known as the first of the network science fiction shows, although it ran on Mutual just a month prior to the introduction of the landmark series, Dimension X. It was a half hour of science fiction wonder in an exciting package.

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Listened to now, in the actual time of the show, the stories have a charm that is always present in science fiction of the future that is written in the past. "When The Worlds Met" takes place "at the giant space port in Washington, temporary capitol of the federated world government as in April 21, 2000 Plus 20 (2020) Spaceman on an asteroidcrowds throng as audio and televox networks cover a space ship carrying in its space hold the first load of uranium taken from the pits of Luna, satellite of Earth. "The Green Thing" (with pink eyes, and long stalks) is "a story of a horrible nightmare that wouldn't stop, even when the dreamer woke up, in the year 2000 plus 175". "A Veteran Comes Home" is about a space soldier's return from Mars to his anxiously awaiting wife and son he never saw. It's a touching (anti) war story that is as much about the early 1950s as it is about the future, as it first aired when President Truman was committing American troops to the UN Action in Korea.

The shows have intense music and acting that typify1950s "outer space" themes highlighting our fears in the post-WWII atomic and cold war eras. Sherman H. Dryer, who also produced the show, directs good radio actors such as Joseph Julian, Bill Keen, Lon Clark, Amzie Strickland and Bryna Raeburn. The shows are highlighted with dramatic orchestral music, written by composer Elliott Jacoby and conducted by Emerson Buckley.

The shows are quite well done, and are a good addition to old time radio's Sci-Fi genre best, Dimension X, X-Minus Zero, and Exploring Tomorrow. See also: Sci-Fi Listener's Favorites, Robots of Old Time Radio, and Aliens, Martians, and UFO's Collection.

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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.



    16 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 37 min
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      16 shows - total playtime 7 hours 37 minutes
      1. 2000 Plus 500329 Men From Mars.mp3
      2. 2000 Plus 500426 When Machines Went Mad.mp3
      3. 2000 Plus 500503 When Worlds Met.mp3
      4. 2000 Plus 500517 Insect.mp3
      5. 2000 Plus 500607 Other Man.mp3
      6. 2000 Plus 500621 Brooklyn Brain.mp3
      7. 2000 Plus 500628 Space Wreck.mp3
      8. 2000 Plus 500705 Veteran Comes Home.mp3
      9. 2000 Plus 500823 Flying Saucers.mp3
      10. 2000 Plus 500830 Robot Killer.mp3
      11. 2000 Plus 500906 Rocket And Skull.mp3
      12. 2000 Plus 500927 Green Thing.mp3
      13. 2000 Plus 501108 Giant Walks.mp3
      14. 2000 Plus 501115 Worlds Apart.mp3
      15. 2000 Plus 511010 Rocket And Skull.mp3
      16. 2000 Plus 511226 Temples Of Pharoahs.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    16 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 37 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      16 shows - total playtime 7 hours 37 minutes
      1. 2000 Plus 500329 Men From Mars.mp3
      2. 2000 Plus 500426 When Machines Went Mad.mp3
      3. 2000 Plus 500503 When Worlds Met.mp3
      4. 2000 Plus 500517 Insect.mp3
      5. 2000 Plus 500607 Other Man.mp3
      6. 2000 Plus 500621 Brooklyn Brain.mp3
      7. 2000 Plus 500628 Space Wreck.mp3
      8. 2000 Plus 500705 Veteran Comes Home.mp3
      9. 2000 Plus 500823 Flying Saucers.mp3
      10. 2000 Plus 500830 Robot Killer.mp3
      11. 2000 Plus 500906 Rocket And Skull.mp3
      12. 2000 Plus 500927 Green Thing.mp3
      13. 2000 Plus 501108 Giant Walks.mp3
      14. 2000 Plus 501115 Worlds Apart.mp3
      15. 2000 Plus 511010 Rocket And Skull.mp3
      16. 2000 Plus 511226 Temples Of Pharoahs.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



    16 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 7 hours, 37 min

    Disc A001

    1. 2000 Plus 500329 Men From Mars
    2. 2000 Plus 500426 When Machines Went Mad

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    Disc A002

    1. 2000 Plus 500503 When Worlds Met
    2. 2000 Plus 500517 Insect

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A003

    1. 2000 Plus 500607 Other Man
    2. 2000 Plus 500621 Brooklyn Brain

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    Disc A004

    1. 2000 Plus 500628 Space Wreck
    2. 2000 Plus 500705 Veteran Comes Home

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    Disc A005

    1. 2000 Plus 500823 Flying Saucers
    2. 2000 Plus 500830 Robot Killer

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A006

    1. 2000 Plus 500906 Rocket And Skull
    2. 2000 Plus 500927 Green Thing

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    Disc A007

    1. 2000 Plus 501108 Giant Walks
    2. 2000 Plus 501115 Worlds Apart

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    Disc A008

    1. 2000 Plus 511010 Rocket And Skull
    2. 2000 Plus 511226 Temples Of Pharoahs

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00