Pebble In The Sky (Aired June 17, 1951)
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. Dimension X was a very effective demonstration of what could be done with science fiction on the air.
June 17, 1951. NBC network. "Pebble In The Sky"
. Sponsored by: Sustaining, Pepto Bismol (newscast). Earth, which is the only inhabited radioactive planet in the Empire, has plans for conquest! The recording includes five minutes of news about the Korean war. Albert Buhrman (music), Edward King (director), Ernest Kinoy (adaptor), Isaac Asimov (author), Norman Rose (host), Robert Trout (newscaster), Santos Ortega, Susan Douglas, William Welch (producer), Bob Warren (announcer), Edwin Jerome, Leon Janney. 24:07. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.