Sun May 29 2011 - *** Memorial Day Weekend *** Today on The 'X' Zone with Rob McConnell


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SEGMENT 1: 10 pm - 11 pm / 7 pm - 8 pm Pacific
'X' MINUS ONE - Amonst Human -
Episode: 013 - A scientist builds a robot - "Junior" - capable of intelligence and consciousness, but the machine is stolen by a criminal who has other ideas for its uses. Junior, however, has plans of his own. Story by Robert Bloch. Another version of this story originally appeared on Dimension X. See also 'Beware Tomorrow' (The Mysterious Traveler).

SEGMENT 2: 11 pm - 12 am Eastern / 8 pm - 9 pm Pacific
'X' MINUS ONE - Courtesy -
Episode: 014 - An expedition to the planet Landro meets with disaster when a strange inexplicable plague strikes. The natives seem immune, but reluctant to offer any assistance. Story by Clifford Simak. NOTE: The same characters appear again in a later episode, 'Junkyard'. Another version of this story originally aired on Dimension X.

SEGMENT 3: 12 am - 01 am Eastern / 9 pm - 10 pm Pacific
'X' MINUS ONE - The Cold Equations -
Classic story about the pilot of an EMS (Emergency Medical Shuttle), on a mission to deliver vital serum to a plague world, who discovers a young woman stowaway whose extra weight must condemn her to death for lack of sufficient fuel. Versions of this story also appeared on Exploring Tomorrow, Future Tense, Sci-Fi Radio, and the CBC pilot Faster Than Light .

SEGMENT 4: 01 am - 02 am Eastern / 10 pm - 11 pm Pacific
'X' MINUS ONE - Shanghaied -
A man is drugged and press-ganged from his own stag party to serve on board a deepspace freighter outward bound on a fifteen year round trip to Alpha Centauri. Another version of this story originally appeared on Dimension X.

SEGMENT 5: 02 am - 03 am Eastern / 11 pm - 12 am Pacific
'X' MINUS ONE - The Martian Death March -
On a Mars conquered by Earthmen, the last remnants of the spider-like Martian race escape from their reservation to embark on a desperate trek across the deserts to their mountain homelands, lead by a human religious fanatic. X Minus One produced two separate versions of this story. Also, versions were produced for Dimension X and Future Tense. See also 'And the Moon be Still as Bright' (X Minus One, Omni Audio Experience and Dimension X)

SEGMENT 6: 03 am - 04 am Eastern / 12 am - 01 am Pacific
'X' MINUS ONE - The Castaways -
Nuclear testing on a remote Pacific island goes awry when the natives - rather than be relocated - threaten to commit mass suicide to put a curse on the project. Two separate versions of this story were produced for X Minus One. Also, an original production appeared on Dimension X.

SEGMENT 7: 04 am - 05 am Eastern / 01 am - 02 am Pacific
'X' MINUS ONE - And the Moon be Still as Bright -
As though wiping out the Martian race with Earthborn diseases weren't enough, humans demonstrate a hostile contempt for what relics and monuments the Martians left behind - until one man with a conscience and a gun decides to stand up for the dead. Story by Ray Bradbury; part of the Martian Chronicles future history. Other versions of this story aired on Dimension X and Omni Audio Experience.

SEGMENT 8: 05 am - 06 am Eastern / 02 am - 03 am Pacific
'X' MINUS ONE - First Contact -
Classic story of a starship which encounters an alien vessel in the Crab Nebula, and the dilemma they both face when they realize that neither ship dares depart for fear of giving away clues as to their origin. Story by Murray Leinster. Versions of this story also appeared on Dimension X and Exploring Tomorrow.

SEGMENT 9: 06 am - 07 am Eastern / 03 am - 04 am Pacific
'X' MINUS ONE - Child's Play -
A milquetoast lawyer accidentally receives a package in the mail containing a cloning machine from the future, with which he sets about making a duplicate capable of turning his life around. Story by William Tenn. Another version of this story originally aired on Dimension X. A more recent version was produced by Seeing Ear Theater. See also 'Marionettes, Inc.' (Dimension X and X Minus One) and 'Prime Difference' (X Minus One)

SEGMENT 10: 07 am - 08 am Eastern / 04 am - 05 am Pacific
'X' MINUS ONE - Requiem -
A tycoon with a dangerous heart condition who'd always dreamed of setting foot on the Moon hires two ex-astronauts to fly him there illegally in a ship he has built in secret. Story by Robert Heinlein.
Versions of this story also appeared on Beyond Tomorrow and Dimension X. See also 'The Vital Factor' (Dimension X and X Minus One).

SEGMENT 11: 08 am - 09 am Eastern / 05 am - 06 am Pacific
'X' MINUS ONE - Hello, Tomorrow -
To escape a world devastated by nuclear radiation, Mankind has retreated underground, but the Final War still rages on. A woman betrays her 'country' by falling in love with an Asiatic POW from the other side, a capital crime punishable by exile to the ruined surface.

SEGMENT 12: 09 am - 10 am Eastern / 06 am - 07 am Pacific
'X' MINUS ONE - Dwellers in Silence -
The first explorers from a colonized Mars to return to Earth generations after the Atomic War discover the last survivors, a family with some very odd peculiarities about them. Story by Ray Bradbury; part of the Martian Chronicles series.

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