Join host David Mayne for a far-out afternoon of epic space and sci-fi adventures as we broadcast two original episodes of the 50’s cult classic radio program, X Minus One!
On this episode:
In a totally automatic house, there’s a totally automatic nursery, with a pack of real lions! The soundproofed “Happy Life” home had cost thirty thousand dollars, installed. It clothed and fed and rocked them to sleep…and played and sang and was good to them. Their life purred on from day to day measured and controlled by the nucleonic thermostats, the eyruthium sponge thermo brains that made the beds and washed down the bathroom floors and made sure the salt cellars flowed freely without clogging. Twice a day the house paused, rang a quiet bell and turned precisely 90 degrees on its axis in order that the view from the solaroid living room window might be varied to avoid ennui. Of course the pride of the house was the nursery the agent for the company had been most enthusiastic…
“The Duke” teaches a robot how to kill and rob. “Junior” seems eager to learn! Have you heard of the new science called cybernetics? It concerns mans efforts to develop a perfect thinking machine, a robotic electronic brain that will not only do mans work but will even think for him. A robot that is almost human…
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X Minus One