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Summary

An alien lands on Earth and only talks to one woman. And she's not revealing what she heard. Based on a story by Theodore Sturgeon, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on January 9, 1957.

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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©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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"[ X Minus One] brought current SF to radio, providing adaptations of many excellent new stories and thus allowing the public to appreciate the best science fiction available at the time." (Michael Ashley, The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines)

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  • 03-01-21

Loneliness is truly universal

The story starts out as a melodramatic romance, complete with slapping an hysterical woman to calm her down(!), but by the end it touches a deep nerve and you can forgive most of early trite stuff. Loneliness is universal, as is love.

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  • Mark
  • 28-03-18

powerful images

This is a deeply reflective and compassionate story and performance. it was courageous in the 1950s and very relevant today.

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  • Melody
  • 29-04-14

Pretty good

I listened to three episodes of X Minus One from Audible. The recordings reminded me of my uncle's love for old radio programs. Each episode was different and the character's brought the short stories to life. I would be interested in listening to more episodes.