The Seventh Victim (Aired May 20, 1974)
Future Tense was the title given to two short series of shows that aired at various times in 1974 through 1976 on WMUK, college radio station of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. The shows were announced as being produced by WMUK Special Projects and used local actors. Professor Eli Segal updated some X Minus One and Dimension X scripts, changing place and time to local area and time, as required. The series used original X Minus One music opening, closing and scene bridges although it didn't use the X Minus One "blast off" sequence. (It did use it at least once as a sound effect). In the first series aired in May of 1974, with the shows broadcast Monday through Thursday (from a comment at the end of one show). From information found, the first series appears to have been repeated in June of 1974 and again in August of of 1976 (from corrections to "Science Fiction on Radio: A Revised Look At 1950-1975", see Log Comments). The second series is believed to have aired in July of 1976 (from the Gold Index, see Log Comments). In 1975, "Pail of Air" was awarded the Ohio State Award for "network quality radio drama". "Cold Equation" won a Peabody Award in 1978 "for championing radio drama".
May 20, 1974. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "The Seventh Victim"
. Sustaining. It's not easy to join the "Tens Club." After six kills, a hunter finds an unusual "victim" who presents an unsual defense. The script was used previously on "X Minus One" on March 6, 1957. Eli Segal (producer, director), Robert Sheckley (author), Tom Small, Eric Grandstaff, Peg Small, Mark Spink, Richard Atwell. 26:19. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.