Sat June 4 2011 - Today on The 'X' Zone Radio Show with Rob McConnell

The following interviews can be heard starting at 10 pm - 2 am Eastern / 7 pm - 11 pm Pacific (Network 1) 2 am - 6 am Eastern / 11 pm - 2 am Pacific (Network 2) 6 pm - 10 pm Eastern / 3 pm - 7 pm Pacific on The TalkStar Radio Network from our Washington DC Affiliate at or Apple iTunes at or at The 'X' Zone Podcast website at

SEGMENT 1: 10 pm - 11 pm / 7 pm - 8 pm Pacific
'X' Minus One - The Outer Limit - Episode: 025 - A test pilot on an experimental high altitude aircraft with only ten minutes worth of fuel disappears from radar for ten hours, yet returns safely. Of course, it is impossible...

SEGMENT 2: 11 pm - 12 am Eastern / 8 pm - 9 pm Pacific
'X' Minus One - Zero Hour - Episode: 026 - A very popular story with radio producers. Neighborhood children invent a new game called 'Invasion' - or is it just a game? Story by Ray Bradbury. Two versions of this story were made for X Minus One, a full length half hour show (ep. # 026), and an abbreviated one to run as a companion piece to 'There Will Come Soft Rains'. Versions of this story also appeared on Future Tense, Adventure Theater, Suspense (3 versions), Dimension X, and Escape.

SEGMENT 3: 12 am - 01 am Eastern / 9 pm - 10 pm Pacific
'X' Minus One - The Vital Factor - Episode: 027 - Wayne Crowder, the ruthless head of Crowder Industries, assumes the Herculean task of being the first man in history to achieve space travel. Building the ship proves easy, but to propel it at sufficient speed seems impossible, until one man shows up with an answer - and a heavy price for achieving the stars. Another version of this story originally appeared on Dimension X. Yet another was produced for television on the program Tales of Tomorrow, with Lee J. Cobb as Crowder.

SEGMENT 4: 01 am - 02 am Eastern / 10 pm - 11 pm Pacific
'X' Minus One - Nightfall - Episode: 028 - Classic tale of an alien civilization whose world circles a multiple star system of six suns, and faces worldwide insanity and social collapse when night descends once every 1200 years. Story by Isaac Asimov. Another version of this story originally aired on Dimension X.

SEGMENT 5: 02 am - 03 am Eastern / 11 pm - 12 am Pacific
'X' Minus One - To the Future - Episode: 029 - A couple escape the totalitarian, war-torn world of 2155 for the carefree gaiety of 20th century Acapulco. Unfortunately, however, the husband is a scientist too valuable for the government of the future to allow to escape. Inevitably, the Seekers must show up to find them...Story by Ray Bradbury. A version of this story under the same title originally aired on Dimension X, and also as 'The Fox in the Forest' on Bradbury 13.

SEGMENT 6: 03 am - 04 am Eastern / 12 am - 01 am Pacific
'X' Minus One - Marionettes, Inc.- Episode: 030 - A husband looking to get away from his wife for a vacation purchases a robot duplicate of himself to take his place. Bad idea.... Story by Ray Bradbury. Versions of this story were made for Dimension X and an independently produced series called Audion Theater. See also 'Child's Play' (Dimension X and X Minus One) and 'Prime Difference' (X Minus One).

SEGMENT 7: 04 am - 05 am Eastern / 01 am - 02 am Pacific
'X' Minus One - A Logic Named Joe - Episode: 031 - An enterprising computer company releases a PC capable of answering any question put to it. Unfortunately, some of the questions people want answers to are not ones that members of a civilized society should be asking... Story by Murray Leinster. A version of this story was also produced for Dimension X.

SEGMENT 8: 05 am - 06 am Eastern / 02 am - 03 am Pacific
'X' Minus One - The Roads Must Roll - Episode: 032 - In the future the country depends on an electro-hydraulic road system which acts as a conveyor belt to transport people and cargo. The system works well, until the engineer's union which maintains the roads stages a strike as a bid to gain power. Story by Robert Heinlein. Another version of this story originally appeared on Dimension X.

SEGMENT 9: 06 am - 07 am Eastern / 03 am - 04 am Pacific
'X' Minus One - Time and Time Again - Episode: 033 - A soldier dying on a battlefield of the future suddenly finds himself transported back to his own childhood. Story by H. Beam Piper. Another version of this story also appeared on Dimension X.

SEGMENT 10: 07 am - 08 am Eastern / 04 am - 05 am Pacific
'X' Minus One - Perigi's Wonderful Dolls - Episode: 007 - Dollmaker sells a father an unusual doll which seems capable of responding to people, presumably by recording voices and replaying them in its own voice. Is it just a bit of technical wizardry, or is there something more to this doll than meets the eye? A version of this story also appeared on Dimension X.

SEGMENT 11: 08 am - 09 am Eastern / 05 am - 06 am Pacific
'X' Minus One - The Cave of Night - Episode: 034 - An astronaut trapped in orbit inspires a worldwide rescue effort - but does he need it? Story by James Gunn.

SEGMENT 12: 09 am - 10 am Eastern / 06 am - 07 am Pacific
'X' Minus One - C-Chute - Episode: 035 - A mixed group of humans is made captive when their spaceliner is boarded and hijacked by enemy aliens. Story by Isaac Asimov.

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