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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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X Minus One
was a half-hour science fiction radio drama series
broadcast
from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in numerous
timeslots on
NBC. The series was never able to generate a
large following.   

The writers of the magazine stories were not well known then
but now are the giants of today. These stories came from the
minds of Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Poul Anderson to
name a few.

 

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A vintage Zenith tube radio from 1955.

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TELEVISION ACTOR DIES AT 71

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Richard Lawrence Hatch (May 21, 1945 – February 7, 2017)

(FoxNews) – Richard Hatch, best known for his role as Captain Apollo in
"Battlestar Galactica," died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The actor had been in hospice care and died around 1:30 p.m. at his home
in Santa Clarita, Calif., with his son Paul by his side. He is also survived by
his brother, John.

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REMEMBER THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMICS?

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MAY 1976 (#70)

Gold Key Comics published a long-running Twilight Zone comic that featured
the likeness of Rod Serling introducing both original stories and occasional
adaptations of episodes. The comic outlived the television series by nearly
20 years and Serling by nearly a decade. A later revival of Twilight Zone
comics was published by Now Comics, spinning off of the 1980s revival of
the show.

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MOVIE SEQUEL HAS BEEN CONFIRMED

In 2009, the Star Trek film franchise underwent a re-launch with a prequel
to the original series set in an alternate timeline titled simply Star Trek. The
film featured a new cast portraying younger versions of the crew from the
original show. A sequel to that film, Star Trek Into Darkness, premiered on
May 16, 2013. A thirteenth film feature and sequel, Star Trek Beyond, has 
been confirmed for release in July to coincide with the franchise’s 50th
anniversary of the cult phenomenon. A new Star Trek TV series will also
debut in January 2017 on the digital platform
CBS All Access.

 

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FIRST SI-FI RADIO SHOW ON THIS DAY IN 1932

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century was a radio drama series based on the popularity
of the novel and comics series Buck Rogers. It aired until March 28, 1947. It was
initially broadcast as a 15-minute program on CBS Radio, from Monday through 
Thursday. Actors Matt Crowley, Curtis Arnall, Carl Frank and John Larkin all voiced
Buck Rogers at various times during the run.

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