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X Minus One – Lifeboat Mutiny 560911

Posted by tom on August 2, 2014

Episode 067. Two men planning an expedition across the sea of an alien planet buy a lifeboat from a junk dealer, unaware that said boat is a relic of an ancient alien war. The boat’s computer is programmed to protect its occupants at all costs, which is fine if you happen to be a Drome instead of a human being.

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X Minus One – Lights on Precipice Peak 570313

Posted by tom on August 1, 2014

Episode 092. Two men determine to find the cause of strange glowing lights emanating from atop a high Wyoming mountain.

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X Minus One – mans best friend 570424

Posted by tom on July 31, 2014

Episode 098. In the 28th century, a reclusive man is chosen by a central computer to assassinate the Overlord and take his place. All of society is egging him on, including the Overlord himself, but the computer has ulterior motives.

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X Minus One – honeymoon in hell 571226

Posted by tom on July 30, 2014

Episode 081. Under the dual threat of a nuclear war and a serious drop in male birth, civilization seems doomed. Until a supercomputer concocts a plan to send a man for our side and a woman from theirs on a mission to the Moon to hopefully conceive a son.

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X Minus One – field study 570220

Posted by tom on July 29, 2014

Episode 087. An unorthodox healer selling placebos seems to be achieving a phenomenal number of cures.

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X Minus One – Discovery of Morneal Matheway 570417

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Episode 097. A worthless artist receives a visitor from the future who tells him his art will come to be known as the work of a genius.

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X Minus One – The Embassy. ep11, 550728.

Posted by Keith on July 28, 2014

In all the universe, there could be other worlds and civilazations. One day we may contact them, but what if they contact us first?

On the streets of New York, a strange man inquires about the Martian embassy. What is he, some kind of nut case? Is he just being practical in gathering intelligence on a potential enemy?A couple of detectives are hired to locate the embassy, and think it’s going to be a free ride.

They only casually serch, but when one of the detectives turns up dead, could it be a warning sign? Was his deth just a freak accident, or is there something more sinister going on? How could there be anything evil when it deals with a little old lady and her son who still lives at home?

Whether detective Broderick expected to ever find that Martian Embassy or not, I think he just did. They live among us, and the invasion is planned. With the secret out, it’s curtains for our detective. Will he be rescued from the evil clutches of the Martians? Will it even matter once Broderick discovers who his oddball client really is?

2000 Plus – The Men from Mars. ep3, 500329

Posted by Keith on July 13, 2014

Schoolboys in a futuristic year talk about the possibilities of a mission to Mars, and such historical events as the first space ship to the moon in 1980, the Christopher Columbus. Hey, you all remember that… right? They pitch in their money to buy an old crate, an old 1989 space rocket, and try to build their own spaceship for the journey to Mars.

The boys don’t have a license to fly, and things could fall apart if the space patrol should catch them. Fortunately one of the boys has a dad who works as a cop, and a few tidbits of intelligence is gleaned to give them a break at their flight. There’s just one matter they didn’t count on, getting caught in a tractor beam and being taken captive on a Martian ship.

Have the boys bitten off more than they could chew? Will they face certain disintegration at the hands of the Martians? The small fries are tossed back into the poool, but now they know something important. Will they be in trouble if they come clean about sneaking away? Will anybody believe their story of a pending Martian invasion? Desperate to be believed, and to save the world, they blast off for space to face the aliens one more time. Will it work?

2000 Plus – The Robot Killer. 500830

Posted by Keith on July 10, 2014

A radio show sponsor is to give away as a contest prize, a mechanical man, a robot. XR23 is 6 feet tall, made of metal, yet with human like features. The robot responds to voice requests, even in doing the most petty of tasks. The radio DJ tries to show how gentle the robot can be the robot still needs some tweaks in that department.

Happy Sam, the happy man goes into his on air spiel. Hey, how about those Krylon suits. I wonder if that’s where Krylon paint got its name? Michael the Mechanical Man takes center stage. Don’t you just love the way that computator made the selection for the winner? Two way TV sets? I wonder if that is supposed to be the Internet?

The story shifts to the couple who won. The wife has some mental insability, and too much excitement might upset the apple cart of her mind. As she gets braced to recieve the prizes her husband goes to get Michael the Mechanical Man. I think her neighbor lady friend is a tiny bit jealous of her winnings. John, the husband is skeptical that the robot will be little more than a child’s toy.

Though John is somewhat afraid of the strength and potential of the robot, XR23, Mary seems to take comfort in the robot. She gives him commands and teaches the robot to love. But can a robot truly love? Or is it just responding to commands?

If a robot can love, it might just as easily learn to hate and kill. That lady neighbor better watch out. The worried husband tries to intervene, but should he be worrying? The experts say there’s nothing to worry about. What could happen? Robots can’t kill. They’re just not programmed to do that… right?

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PS: This episode is Retrobot approved.

2000 Plus – Flying Saucers. 1950

Posted by Keith on July 7, 2014

A secret, experimental installation has been bothered by several sightings of flying saucers. As a letter is dictated to national headQuarters, we learn the sensitive details. Will the test project being conducted cause the flying saucers to return? How dangerous might it be? Dr Bronson sends his devoted secretary Eilene away to safety.

Those pesky UFO’s, they keep coming back to interfere with the plans of us human beings. Don’t they know that we’re self important, and must not be stopped in conducting our high tech experiments? Has a lucky break sprung up when a UFO is captured? What secrets might be learned from the alien ship?

Bronson and Eilene soon find themselves captive, and viewing the earth from outer space. An explanation is demanded. This whole abduction thing is not part of the plan. Where are you taking us? The psychologist alien tries to get the mechanical engineer to see things from the alien perspective. Will there be an enlightening and meeting of the minds? Have the aliens under estimated the power of human emotion?