Perigi's Wonderful Dolls (Aired August 4, 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. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.
August 4, 1950. NBC network. "Pyrigi's Wonderful Dolls"
. Commercials deleted. The story of the little dolls with the big ideas. The program closing has been deleted. The script was subsequently used on "X Minus One" on June 5, 1955, and on January 18, 1956. The "X Minus One" program was rebroadcast on "Monitor" during August, 1973. George Lefferts (writer), Les Damon, Joan Alexander, Denise Alexander, Joe DeSantis, Leon Janney, Norman Rose (host), Van Woodward (producer), Edward King (director), Bob Warren (announcer). 29:07. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.