X minus one was effectively the return of Dimension X, and although
the opening sequence was revamped and the announcer became Fred
Collins, the stories were still as bizarre and intriguing as
its predecessor. The first X minus one shows used scripts from Dimension
X, but soon created new shows, employing the talents of many great
sci–fi authors, including staff writers Ernest Kinoy and George
Lefferts, Asimov, Bradbury and Heinlein.
From the far horizons of the unknown come transcribed tales of
new dimensions in time and space. These are stories of the future,
adventures in which you'll live in a million could–be years on a
thousand maybe worlds. The National Broadcasting Company, in co–operation
with Street and Smith, publishers of Astounding science fiction
magazine, presents....X minus one.....
The series was cancelled after the 126th broadcast on January
However, the early 1970s brought a wave of nostalgia for old time radio; an
experimental new episode was created in 1973, "The Iron Chancellor" by Robert
but it failed to revive the series. NBC also tried broadcasting the old
recordings, but their irregular once-monthly scheduling kept even devoted
listeners from following the broadcasts. All episodes of the show survive.
Future Tense! was a 1974-76 radio series, produced in Michigan, with local actors performing scripts updated from X Minus
One by Professor Eli Segal. The show was a
production of WMUK, the college radio station of Western Michigan University.