Future Tense

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


13272. Future Tense. September 19, 1973. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "The Martian Death March". Sustaining. The often repeated story of man's inhumanity to Martians. An allegory of the westward expansion and mistreatment of the American Indians. The script was previously used on "Dimension X" on Janaury 14, 1951 (see cat. #54687) and on "X Minus One" on September 8, 1955 (see cat. #39838) and November 14, 1956 (see cat. #175). See cat. #13266 for the same production released as "Project '73." Ernest Kinoy (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), Mark Spink, Brent Spink, Jerry Raffel, Arnold Nelson. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

17070. Future Tense. May 6, 1974. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "A Pail Of Air". Sustaining. A story about the last family left on a frozen Earth. The script was used previously on "X Minus One" script on March 28, 1956 (see cat. #138). The script was used again on "Audion Theatre" on September 1, 1990 (see cat. #63983). George Lefferts (adaptor), Roy Beck, Cullen Bailey, Mark Spink, Fritz Leiber Jr. (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), Pat Pulano, Peg Small, Rita Gillespie. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

17069. Future Tense. May 7, 1974. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "The Old Die Rich". Sustaining. A story about old folks who travel in time and die of malnutrition. The script was previously used on "X Minus One" on July 17, 1956 (see cat. ##2171) on September 12, 1957 (see cat. #51627) and subsequently on "Audion Theatre" on July 21, 1990 (see cat. #63968). Eli Segal (producer, director), H. L. Gold (author), Ernest Kinoy (adaptor), Mark Spink, Peg Small, Richard Niessink, John Scott, Robert L. Smith, Martin Gingerich. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13277. Future Tense. May 8, 1974. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "The Tunnel Under The World". Sustaining. The ultimate experiment in mind control. It June 15th today...and tomorrow...and tomorrow. The script was used previously on "X Minus One" on March 14, 1956 (see cat. #52957) and September 4, 1956 (see cat. #3827). Frederick Pohl (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), Mark Spink, Ruth Heinig, Richard Niessink, Richard Atwell, Peg Small. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13271. Future Tense. May 9, 1974. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Zero Hour". Sustaining. The story of the coming of "Drill" and the game of Invasion." The program includes an essay on pinball. The script was previously used on "Dimension X" on June 17, 1950 (see cat. #3818), on "Escape" on October 4, 1953 (see cat. #48220), on "X Minus One" on December 5, 1956 (see cat. #1099), and on "Suspense" on April 5, 1955 (see cat. #16388 and #76073) and May 18, 1958 (see cat.#16427). Ray Bradbury (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), Fran Harding, Peg Small, Mark Spink. 26:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13279. Future Tense. May 13, 1974. Program #15. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "The Parade". Sustaining. A genuine Martian hires an advertising agency to publicize a parade. The Martians are coming! The script was used previously on "Dimension X" on August 25, 1950 (see cat. #39847), and on "X Minus One" on May 1, 1955 (see cat. #59391) and January 25, 1956 (see cat. #2172 and #11108). Rita Gillespie, Richard Atwell, Liam Routt, Garrard Macleod, John Scott, Mark Spink, George Lefferts (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), Bill Routt, Richard Niessink. 24:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13274. Future Tense. May 14, 1974. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "The Defenders". Sustaining. Far in the future, robots have taken over the surface of the Earth, while those humans that are left live far underground. The script was used previously on "X Minus One" on May 22, 1956 (see cat. #3831). Eli Segal (producer, director), Phillip K. Dick (author), Mark Spink, John Provancher, Peg Small, Tom Small, John Scott. 25:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13273. Future Tense. May 15, 1974. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Protection". Sustaining. A student at Columbia University comes under the protection of a Valadusian Durg, but there are drawbacks. Whatever you do, don't Lesnerize! The script was used previously on "X Minus One" March 20, 1957 (see cat. #289). Eli Segal (producer, director), Robert Sheckley (author), Greg Moody, Bill Routt, John Stott. 23 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13270. Future Tense. May 16, 1974. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Saucer Of Loneliness". Sustaining. When a flying saucer is found in New York's Central Park, the woman who receives a message from outer space refuses to say what it is! The script was used previously on "X Minus One" on January 9, 1957 (see cat. #1524) and on September 5, 1957 (see cat. #51626). The program includes a special message from Eli Segal (who thinks he's an Eico Oscillator). Theodore Sturgeon (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), Mark Spink, Tom Small, Peg Small, Richard Niessink, Martin Gingerich, John Scott. 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13276. Future Tense. 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 (see cat. #11112). Eli Segal (producer, director), Robert Sheckley (author), Tom Small, Eric Grandstaff, Peg Small, Mark Spink, Richard Atwell. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13278. Future Tense. May 22, 1974. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Cold Equations". Sustaining. A good story without the expected happy ending. A beautiful young girl stows away on a spaceshop and must be killed. The script was used previously on "X Minus One" on August 25, 1955 (See cat. #11102) and subsequently on "Audion Theatre" on October 6, 1990 (see cat. #64145). Eli Segal (producer, director), Tom Godwin (author), Peg Small, Tom Small, Mark Spink, John Scott, Richard Niessink. 28:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13267. Future Tense. May 23, 1974. Program #12. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Pictures Don't Lie". Sustaining. A radio signal originating from interstellar space turns out to be a television picture. It seems to be coming from an alien spacehip heading towards the Earth! A series produced in Kalamazoo and directed by Eli Segal for Western Michigan University. Professor Segal used original "X Minus One" scripts and local talent. The series is well-done and won Ohio State and Peabody awards for drama. The script was used previously on "X Minus One" on October 24, 1956 (see cat. #417). Eli Segal (producer, director), Katherine MacLean (author), Mark Spink, Greg Moody, Bud Phillips. 27:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13268. Future Tense. May 27, 1974. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Knock". Sustaining. The last man on Earth sat in a room, there was a knock on the door. The script was previously used on "Dimension X" on May 6, 1950 (see cat. #3813) and on "X Minus One" on May 22, 1955 (see cat. #39848). Frederic Brown (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), Greg Moody, Mark Spink, Mary Godfrey, Douglas Dudley. 33:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13269. Future Tense. May 28, 1974. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "With Folded Hands". Sustaining. The perfect "mechanicals" from another planet make humans unnecessary, and they are always "at your service." The script was used previously on "Dimension X" on April 15, 1950 (see cat. #3811). Jack Williamson (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), Mark Spink, Roy Beck, Douglas Dudley, Peg Small, Connie Segal. 28:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13275. Future Tense. May 29, 1974. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Really Heavy," and "Third From The Sun". Sustaining. "Third From The Sun" was used subsequently on "Audion Theatre" on July 28, 1990 (see cat. #63969). Dissatisfied citizens relocate to a new planet. The script of "Really Heavy" was previously used on "X Minus One" (as "Real Gone") on February 27, 1957 (see cat. #140). It's the story of Ralph Therian and his unusual art medium. Ernest Kinoy (author of "Really Heavy"), Richard Matheson (author of "Third From The Sun"), Eli Segal (producer, director), Roy Beck, Peg Small, Mark Spink, Buck Evans, Richard Niessink, John Scott. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13280. Future Tense. May 30, 1974. Program #16. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Born Of Man and Woman," and "Dr. Eitar's Experiment". Sustaining. The story of a kid who an walk on the wall...and drips green blood! "Dr. Eitar's Experiment" is an original drama for this series about agelessness, and it's a good story. "Born Of Man and Woman" who also broadcast in October, 1974 on "Halloween Horror" (see cat. #16949). Richard Matheson (author of "Born Of Man and Woman"), Eli Segal (producer, director), Mark Spink, Peg Small, John Scott, Richard Atwell, Martin Gingerich (writer of "Dr. Eitar's Experiment"), Robert Luscombe. 30:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

43358. Future Tense. 1976. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Star Bright". Sustaining. A little girl travels throguh many dimensions...and decides not to come back! The script was previously used on "X Minus One" on April 10, 1956 (see cat. #2176) and subsequently on "The Grip Of Terror" in 1977 and "Audion Theatre" on August 18, 1990 (see cat. #63981). Mark Clifton (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), Richard Niessink, Peg Small, Robert Luscombe, Robert Griffin, Kate Bailey. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23801. Future Tense. July 1976. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Double Dare". Sustaining. To invent an impossible machine, all you need is someone to enjoy a copy! The script was used previously on "X Minus One" on December 19, 1957 (see cat. #39670 and #11132). Robert Silverberg (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), John Scott, Robert Luscombe, Tom Small. 18:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23800. Future Tense. July 1976. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Mars Is Heaven". Sustaining. The classic story about the first expedition to Mars from the Earth....and what was found. The script was used previously on on "Escape" on June 2, 1950 (see cat. #24307), on "Dimension X" on July 7, 1950 (see cat. #39679 and #54687) and "X Minus One" on May 8, 1955 (see cat. #1097 and #12027). Ray Bradbury (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), John Scott (adaptor, performer), Tom Small, Peg Small, Arnold Johnston. 16:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23799. Future Tense. July 1976. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Dr. Grimshaw's Sanitorium". Sustaining. What is the meaning of the tiny message, found in the cap of a fountain pen? The script was used previously on "X Minus One" on July 14, 195 (see cat. #47521). Fletcher Pratt (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), Arnold Johnston, Robert Luscombe, Tom Small, Garrard Macleod, Peg Small, Simon Frederick, John Scott. 28 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23798. Future Tense. July 1976. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Field Study". Sustaining. The mysterious "non-doctor" Mr. Trancor can cure anything. Anything! The script was used previously on "X Minus One" on February 20, 1957 (see cat. #11111) Peter Phillips (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), John Scott, Peg Small, Tom Small, Mark Spink. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23797. Future Tense. July 1976. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "The Man In The Moon". Sustaining. The story of a radio message from the secret Earth colony on the Moon...run by the Nazis! The script was used previously on "Dimension X" on July 14, 1950 (see cat. #3819) and on "X Minus One" on May 29, 1955 (see cat. #43410). George Lefferts (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), Arnold Johnston, Mark Spink, Richard Atwell. 23 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23796. Future Tense. July 1976. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "The Discovery Of Mornial Mathaway". Sustaining. A good adaptation of the story about the artist from the future and the present at the same time. The script was used previously on "X Minus One" on April 17, 1957 (see cat. #11114). The program was re-issued on "Audion Theatre" on August 4, 1990 (see cat. #63970). William Tenn (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), Ernest Kinoy (adaptor), Mark Spink, John Scott, Tom Small. 25 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23795. Future Tense. July 1976. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "Venus Is A Man's World". Sustaining. Aboard a space ship...with the ladies in charge! The script was used previously on "X Minus One" on February 6, 1957 (see cat. #11110) and subsequently on "Audion Theatre" on September 29, 1990 (see cat. #64144). William Tenn (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), Arthur Small (adaptor of "Venus Is A Man's World"), Bill Routt (additional material), Mark Spink, Peg Small, Todd Arndt, Eleanor Walton, Tamara Schoffhauser, Deborah Devries, Gail Emmons, Mary Beth Hart, Betty Fouch, Cullen Bailey, Betty McGuire (production assistant). 22 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23794. Future Tense. July 1976. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "The Romance Game," "Third From The Sun". Sustaining. The script of "The Romance Game" was previously used on "X Minus One" with the title "Grey Flannel Armor" on January 9, 1958 (see cat. #141). "Romance Services" in the big city are not all they're supposed to be. A flight from the coming war. The program was re-used on "Audion Theatre" July 28, 1990 (see cat. #63969). Finn O'Donovan (author of "The Romance Game", a pseudonym for Robert Sheckley), Richard Matheson (author of "Third From The Sun"), Eli Segal (producer, director), Charles Fuller (storyteller), John Scott (adaptor), William Welch (adaptor), Bill Routt (additional material), Mark Spink, Simon Frederick, Roy Beck, Margaret Small, Gail Emmons, Mary Beth Hart, Pat Pulano, Cullen Bailey. 26 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23793. Future Tense. July 1976. WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo, Michigan. "An Imbalance Of Species". Sustaining. Hunting the thunder-lizards of sixty-million years ago. The script was used previously on "X Minus One" on March 7, 1956 (as "A Gun For Donsaur"), see cat. #3826. L. Sprague de Camp (author), Eli Segal (producer, director), John Scott (adaptor), Tom Small, Arnold Johnston, Peg Small. 20:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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