Robert Heinlein Radio Dramas
- Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
- Release date: 22-05-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Radio Spirits, Inc.
Humans occupy the lower decks of a space ark; mutants control the upper decks. But is there life beyond? Based on a story by Robert Heinlein, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on August 2, 1951.
A dying tycoon wants to live out his final days on the Moon. Based on a story by Robert Heinlein, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on September 22, 1951.
The Green Hills of Earth
Based on Robert Heinlein's classic story of "Noisy" Rhysling, a blind space-traveling singer who longs to return to Earth, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on July 7, 1955.
The Roads Must Roll
Engineers create conveyor-belt-like roads, the only way to keep the congested future moving. But now a strike is shutting it all down. Based on a story by Robert Heinlein, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on January 4, 1956.
Featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense", Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950, through September 29, 1951. The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction, including Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon, and many others.
X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.
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By derecett67 on 05-04-18
Nice American 1950's Radio.
Being old enough to remember listening to radio science fiction on the BBC back in the late 1950's, pre-television era for my family, these shows bring back memories of sitting in the dark enjoying such stories. Great fun!
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By Chris on 21-08-07
Heinlein at his Best
These Stories have appeared in several anthologies (green hills of earth and revolt in 2100). The Radio Dramas are the Best way to get the feeling of Heinlein's short works. The story of "the Green Hills of Earth" and "Requiem" are quite touching. I would recommend any of Heinlein's radio Dramas to anyone Young or Old. A great ride into the Grand Master's Mind.
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By Stephen on 25-07-09
A great way to experience Heinlein's short stories
Honestly, I'd never heard a radio drama before hearing this. I doubt many young people have. But it was really fun hearing classic Heinlein stories acted out with actors, music, and sound effects. Now that people have iPods and can listen to this stuff in their car, while exercising, or while pretending to work, there's no reason the radio drama shouldn't be rediscovered.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful