[AUDIO – OTR] “UNIVERSE” — An old time radio drama reminiscent of Plato’s Cave


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.

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.


2 thoughts on “[AUDIO – OTR] “UNIVERSE” — An old time radio drama reminiscent of Plato’s Cave

  1. I love this episode. It was one of the first old time radio shows that I heard, and I fell in love with discovering more of these kind of old showswhen I heard it.

    This episode has a lot of statements about the social climate at the time it was produced that are interesting to contrast and compare to where we are tody. It may be a simple telling of the story, due to the limitation of the 30 minute format. The acting is great, and when you just sit there with your eyes closed, it makes it easy to paint the images in your imagination as you live through the drama.

    At my own blog, I run heavy on comedy, my personal favorite, but I’m expanding into more types of shows like this.

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