Almost Human (Aired May 13, 1950)
Dimension X was a very effective demonstration of what could be done with science fiction on the air. It came so late that nobody cared, but some of the stories stand as classics of the medium. Bradbury's "Mars Is Heaven" is as gripping today as when first heard. His "Martian Chronicles" was one of the series' most impressive offerings. Dimension X played heavily on an "adventures in time and space, told in future tense" theme. Actors who worked regularly on the show included Joe Di Santis, Wendell Holmes, Santos Ortega, Joseph Julian, Jan Miner, Roger De Koven, John Gibson, Ralph Bell, John Larkin, Les Damon, and Mason Adams. It was directed by Fred Weihe and Edward King. The deep-voiced narrator was Norman Rose. The series played heavily on the "X" factor in the title, as did X-Minus One a few years later. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.
May 13, 1950. NBC network. "Almost Human"
. Sustaining. A large, powerful robot trained for killing, develops a sense of good and evil. The script was subsequently used on "X Minus One" on August 11, 1955. The program was rebroadcast on "Monitor" during August, 1974. Santos Ortega, Rita Lynn, Jack Grimes, Robert Block (author), George Lefferts (adaptor), Van Woodward (producer), Norman Rose (host), Edward King (director), Bob Warren (announcer). 28:30. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.