Dimension X - The Embassy (06-03-50)


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The Embassy (Aired June 3, 1950)
Dimension X was first heard on NBC April 8, 1950, and ran until September 29, 1951. Strange that so little good science fiction came out of radio; they seem ideally compatible, both relying heavily on imagination. Some fine isolated science fiction stories were developed on the great anthology shows, Suspense and Escape. But until the premiere of Dimension X -- a full two decades after network radio was established -- there were no major science fiction series of broad appeal to adults. This show dramatized the work of such young writers as Ray Bradbury, Robert (Psycho) Bloch, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Kurt Vonnegut. In-house script writer was Ernest Kinoy, who adapted the master works and contributed occasional storied of his own. Dimension X was a very effective demonstration of what could be done with science fiction on the air. THIS EPISODE: June 3, 1950. NBC network. "The Embassy". Sustaining. A strange man hires a private detective to find the Martian Embassy, which is hidden somewhere in New York. Joe DeSantis, Don Abbott (engineer), Albert Buhrman (music), Donald Wollheim (author), George Lefferts (adaptor), Joseph Julian, Berry Kroeger, Van Woodward (producer), Norman Rose (host), Edward King (director), Bob Warren (announcer), Dan Ocko, John McGovern, Elaine Rost, Bryna Raeburn, Joseph Boland. 29:44. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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