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Based on Otter Log dated Sep 09, 2004

Date Aired : 50/04/08
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Outer Limit
Description : (PREMIER PROGRAM)
Story of an experimental rocket plane which disappears for ten hours when it only
had fuel for ten minutes. The pilot tells an incredible story of an alien
contact. Graham Doar wrote the original and Ernest Kinoy adapted it
to radio. Stars Joseph Julian, Wendell Holmes and Joe DeSantis. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (1:00) We go ahead in time to 1965. We're on a vast concrete runway.

Date Aired : 50/04/15
Episode Number : 2
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: With Folded Hands
Description : The story is about the robots made to serve man, but which were inefficient
and bungling until a new brand appears on the market, and then.. John Dossell
of the NBC staff wrote the script and it stars Alexander Scourby. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:26) Have you ever heard of the Mark 3, the amazing electronic brain they are using at Harvard University?

Date Aired : 50/04/22
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Report on the Barnhouse Effect
Description : A professor's assistant makes this report of his association with the the
man who developed the ability to alter physical objects and events by the
power of his mind alone. Script by Claris Ross and the show starred Bill
Quin, Ed Jerome and Karl Webber. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:25) The mind of man is still an unprobed field.

Date Aired : 50/04/29
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Contact
Description : Tale by George Lefferts involves a frustrating barrier of some kind which
the Earth ships have crashed against ..... or that's what Earth thinks!
Starring Luis van Rooten, Donald Buka and Cameron Prud Homme. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:45) It was the year of 1982 that Spacemen first discovered the great galactic barrier.

Date Aired : 50/05/06
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Knock
Description : The last man on Earth sat in a room. there was a knock on the door.
Ernest Kinoy adapted, stars are Arnold Moss, Luis Van Rooten and
Joan Alexander. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:45) Tonight we have a strange story to tell. A sweet blood curdling little story that is realy only two sentences long.

Date Aired : 50/05/13
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Almost Human
Description :This story is about an android who is taken over by a criminal for "proper"
training. The hood has the tables turned on him by the creature which is
"Almost Human". Script is by George Lefferts and featured in the cast are
Santos Ortega and Jack Grimes among others. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:30) Have you heard of the new science called Cybernetics? It concerns mans efforts to develop a perfect thinking machine.

Date Aired : 50/05/20
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Lost Race
Description : A great race is discovered to have spread at one time across the universe, hundreds of thousands of years ago, but as Earth men explore the galaxies they find only rubble until a disabled ship lands near some perfectly preserved ruins and solves the mystery. Adapted by Ernest Kinoy and featuring Matt Crowley, Roger De Koven and Joseph Julian. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:31) When man first crossed the vast distances of outer space, to land on strange worlds, he found someone had been there before him.

Date Aired : 50/05/27
Episode Number : 8
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: To the Future
Description : (Ray Bradbury's, "The Fox In The Forest") A couple touring Mexico are
approached by a strange man who is convinced they have escaped back into
the past from a totalitarian state of the future. Adapted by Ernest Kinoy
and stars John Larkin and Jan Minor. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:26) Time is an interesting phenomena. A ticking clock, the running sands of an hour glass, all these have captured the imagination of man.

Date Aired : 50/06/03
Episode Number : 9
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Embassy
Description : A man goes to a private investigator with a plea for help to find a group
of Martians that he says are on Earth. Adapted by George Lefferts and starred
Joseph Julian and Barry Kroger. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:27) Out of the infinitude of stars and planets in the solar system, and other systems in the universe, it is almost a mathematical certainty that there exists other forms of life in other worlds.

Date Aired : 50/06/10
Episode Number : 10
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Green Hills of Earth
Description :Account of blind singer of the space ways that wants to return to Earth.
Tom Glazer put the words to tunes and was backed by a trio in this production. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:14) This is a story of Reisling a singer of the space ways. You've probably sung his songs in school, in English, French or German. The language doesn't matter.

Date Aired : 50/06/17
Episode Number : 11
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: There Will Come Soft Rains-Zero Hour
Description : The first tale is a story of an automated house after a war. The second tale is about children playing
a strange game all over the country, a game they call "Invasion". Script by George Lefferts. Cast included Denise Alexander, Rita Lynne and Roger De Koven. (Today was the beginning of the Korean War!) 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:36) Tonight we present two ventures into the unknown. Two fantasies of the future chosen from the works of one of our most brilliant science fiction writers Ray Bradbury. First his story: There will come soft rain.

Date Aired : 50/06/24
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Destination Moon
Description : Under threat of governmental ban a team of rocket men rush to get off to the moon. The cast included
Joe De Santis and Wendell Holmes. (War Bulletin From Korea About 3/4 Through) 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:28) Man has always dreamed of conquering the barrier of the atmosphere. The problem is on the drawing boards of aeronautical engineers and atomic physicists.

Date Aired : 50/07/01
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Logic Named Joe
Description :Tale of computers that tend to most of the needs of man. Suddenly they overcome their electronic censors and start attending to all of their needs. Script by Claris Ross, NBC staff writer.
(War Bulletin at Start) 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (1:00)Mention of new time for broadcasts. (1:32) Now tonight’s venture into the world of tomorrow. A most unusual story about a logic named Joe and a man named Frank and of how he saved civilization.

Date Aired : 50/07/07
Episode Number : 14
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mars Is Heaven
Description : An expedition to Mars from Earth discovers that the houses look like Earth houses in the 1920's.
Ernest Kinoy adapted and featured in the cast were Peter Kapell and Wendell Holmes. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line :Starts with Wheaties commercial. (1:23) When the first space rocket lands on Mars what will we find. Will we be welcomed with open arms or will the Martians treat us as invaders?

Date Aired : 50/07/14
Episode Number : 15
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Man in the Moon
Description : Story begins with a broadcast by the Federal Missing Persons Bureau which is interrupted by a sos. Triangulating to locate the offender, they discover that the message came from the Moon. As of yet, no one has been to the Moon.
Script by George Lefferts and featured in the cast were Luis Van Rooten and Santos Ortega. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : Starts with Wheaties commercial. (1:33) Do you remember when you were young, how your elders would tell you bedtime stories about the Man in the Moon?

Date Aired : 50/07/21
Episode Number : 16
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Beyond Infinity
Description : A scientist in Europe has invented a machine that will shrink objects to the size of atoms and beyond. Original script by Villiers Gersen and featured in the cast were Les Damon, Lada Staviski,
E. A. Krumschmidt and Joe De Santos. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : Starts with Wheaties commercial. (1:39) Somewhere in Europe a man is walking through the darkness down a cobblestone street. It’s early evening, only a little past eight.

Date Aired : 50/07/28
Episode Number : 17
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Potters of Firsk
Description : Story about natives of a remote world who are mysterious about the beautiful pottery they make, and for a good reason. Script by Ernest Kinoy and Karl Weber, Wendell Holmes and Raymond Edward Johnson were in the cast. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : Starts with Wheaties commercial. (1:32) What will happen when man finally conquering the galactic distances of interstellar travel finds life on the strange Intergalactic worlds across the universe?

Date Aired : 50/08/04
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Perigi's Wonderful Dolls
Description : Tale about a government official whose daughter finds a doll maker in Washington capable of producing dolls that talk. Original script by George Lefferts. The cast included Les Tremaine, Joan Alexander and
Joe De Santis. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : Starts with Wheaties commercial. Appeal for young women to enter the Nursing profession. (1:40) The Doll Shop stood a quiet Washington side street, not to far from the sprawling Pentagon building.

Date Aired : 50/08/11
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Castaways
Description : Story begins with a test of a new bomb on a Pacific Isle. The military is having trouble with the natives who will not leave because their ancestors were "Castaways" from the "Bird Canoe". Original script by Ernest Kinoy and in the cast were Santos Ortega, Greg Morton & many more. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : Starts with National Wheaties Week commercial. (1:36) In the South Pacific night comes on rapidly. The sun dips below the flat horizon, the sea is crimson for a moment then night falls.

Date Aired : 50/08/18
Episode Number : 20
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Martian Chronicles
Description : Stories about the colonization of Mars. This adaptation of Ray Bradbury's book of related tales so titled is
skillfully brought to radio by Ernest Kinoy and starred Inga Adams, Roger De Koven and Donald Buka.
30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (Transcription) National Wheaties week commercial. (1:52) January in the year 1999. One minute it was Ohio winter with doors closed, the panes blind with frost, icicles fringing every roof, children skiing on snowy slopes.

Date Aired : 50/08/25
Episode Number : 21
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Parade
Description : Story involves the Martians hiring an ad agency to stage a parade which will herald their arrival. Original script by George Lefferts and the cast members were Joe Curten, Barry Kroger and Alexander Scourby.
30 min.
Notes :
First Line : National Wheaties week commercial. Transcribed. (1:54) You are Mr. Sid Ryan?

Date Aired : 50/09/01
Episode Number : 22
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Roads Must Roll
Description : Drama about future when cars and trucks are replaced by giant rolling roads and the engineers who maintain them. Script by Ernest Kinoy. In the cast were Wendell Holmes, Ralph Bell and many more.
30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:51)Marching song Roadways keep rolling along. (Caissons keep rolling along) It was in the middle 1950’s that the automotive age began to die.

Date Aired : 50/09/08
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: First Contact(Rebroadcast of 50-04-08)
Description : Story of an experimental rocket plane which disappears for ten hours when it only
had fuel for ten minutes. The pilot tells an incredible story of an alien
contact. Graham Doar wrote the original and Ernest Kinoy adapted it
to radio. Stars Joseph Julian, Wendell Holmes and Joe DeSantis. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:50) We go ahead in time to 1965. We're on a vast concrete runway.

Date Aired : 50/09/15
Episode Number : 24
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hello Tomorrow
Description : The tale takes place in the fourth millennium, long after the atomic wars have ravaged the surface back in the second millennium. In the subterranean society, the atomic mutants are outcasts and the genetically pure human strains mate scientifically. Original story by George Lefferts. The show starred Nancy Olson. (War Bulletin at Start) 30 min.
Notes :
First Line :(0:55) Tonight a story of the future and a star of the future Miss Nancy Olson.

Date Aired : 50/09/22
Episode Number : 25
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dr Grimshaw's Sanatorium
Description :The narrator describes what follows as an account found in a fountain pen cover. Then a detective tells the
story of how he discovered a phony burial of an inmate of the titled Sanatorium and got admitted as a
patient to find out the true story. Script by George Lefferts and in the cast were Karl Weber and
Roger De Koven. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:26) What you will hear transcribed in the next half hour represents either a magnificent hoax or the true explanation of the famous Grimshaw Sanatorium scandal which made the headlines back in 1947.

Date Aired : 50/09/29
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: And the Moon Be Still as Bright
Description :An expedition to Mars finds all the Martians dead from chickenpox, brought to Mars by earlier expeditions by the Earth men. The Earth men enjoy themselves in callous disregard of the beautiful artifacts left behind, except for one man who acts differently. Script by Ernest Kinoy and in the cast were Alexander Scourby and Wendell Holmes. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:24) Tonight, transcribed from Ray Bradbury’s collection the Martian Chronicles, we present “And the Moon Be Still as Bright.”

Date Aired : 50/10/28
Episode Number : 27
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Contact(Remake of 50-04-29)
Description :Tale by George Lefferts involves a frustrating barrier of some kind which the Earth ships have crashed against ... or that's what Earth thinks! Starring Luis van Rooten, Donald Buka and Cameron Prud Homme. Rebroadcast of 04/29/1950 program. 30 min.
Notes : First couple seconds of introduction clipped.
First Line : (0:55) It was the year of 1982 that Spacemen first discovered the great galactic barrier.

Date Aired : 50/11/05
Episode Number : 28
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Professor Was a Thief
Description :The story begins when a newspaper gets a call saying Grant's Tomb has disappeared, but came back. It happens
again and a reporter and salty city-desk-man like in the old movies goes for the story. Script by George Lefferts and in the cast were Arthur Maitland, John Larkin, and John Gibson as the professor. 30min.
Notes :
First Line :(0:42) Today we tell you a story of America’s largest city.

Date Aired : 50/11/12
Episode Number : 29
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Shanghied
Description : Tale about a man who is kidnapped on the evening before he is to be married. The star ship he is put on is
one of the fleet he owns. Ernest Kinoy scripted this tale. Stars John Sylvester and Bill Griffis. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:43) In 1987 Atlantic Spaceport was established on the site of old of Fort Bevin outside of Boston.

Date Aired : 50/11/19
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Competition
Description : The story about colonists that are going to various worlds. Then they get an announcement that they must choose one world that they all will be put on. Script by Ernest Kinoy and it stars Les Tremaine and Elaine Ross. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:30) The red stars spread spread 200 light years across space.

Date Aired : 50/11/26
Episode Number : 31
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Universe
Description : Drama about inhabitants of a giant spaceship that have been traveling so many generations that they think the
ship is the universe. George Lefferts scripted the tale and the large cast included Mason Adams & Peter Kapeell. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:20) In the beginning there was xxxxxxx, thinking his lonely thoughts.

Date Aired : 50/12/24
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Green Hills of Earth(Rebroadcast of 50-06-10)
Description : ) Account of blind singer of the space ways that wants to return to Earth. Tom Glazer put the words to tunes and was backed by a trio in this production. Although not a Christmas Program, there is a Christmas message by President Harry Truman at the start. rebroadcast of 06/10/50. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (3:35) This is a story of Reisling a singer of the space ways. You’ve probably sung his songs in school, in English, French or German. The language doesn’t matter.

Date Aired : 51/01/07
Episode Number : 33
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mars Is Heaven
Description : An expedition to Mars from Earth discovers that the houses look like Earth houses in the 1920's. Ernest Kinoy adapted and featured in the cast were Peter Kapell and Wendell Holmes. Rebroadcast of 07/07/1950 program. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:29) When the first space rocket lands on Mars what will we find. Will we be welcomed with open arms or will the Martians treat us as invaders?

Date Aired : 51/01/14
Episode Number : 34
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Martian Death March
Description : ) A Martian colonist's recollection of an incident in his youth when he accompanied the spider-like Martians on their last trek from the Earth-imposed reservations, back to heir mountain homes. Original story by Ernest Kinoy. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:32) Maybe you’ve been over the route of the march.

Date Aired : 51/06/03
Episode Number : 35
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Last Objective
Description : The story about an underground war-ship. Script by Ernest Kinoy and in the cast were Lawson Zerbe,Bell, Wendell Holmes and Jack Grimes. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:39) The war had been going on for generations.

Date Aired : 51/06/10
Episode Number : 36
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Nightmare
Description : Tale of a computer operator's discovery of an alarmingly increasing rate of accidents. Original story by George Lefferts with John Gibson and Rita Lynne in the broadcast. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:45) Nobody knows exactly when the nightmare began.

Date Aired : 51/06/17
Episode Number : 37
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Pebble in the Sky
Description :) Future when Earth is a backward radioactive planet peopled by inferiors while it's former clonies rule the universe unaware of their origins. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast includes Santos Ortega & Susan Douglas. 30 min
Notes :
First Line : (0:37) The civilization of the galaxy spread across two hundred million worlds.

Date Aired : 51/06/24
Episode Number : 38
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Child's Play
Description : Humorous tale of a man who accidentally receives delivery of a toy from the future, a " build-a-man kit." George Lefferts adapted the story and Leon Janney, Karl Weber and Patsy Cambell were cast members. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:41)In these times even a child knows the meaning of atomic fission, jet propulsion and electronic transmission.

Date Aired : 51/07/12
Episode Number : 39
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Time and Time Again
Description : Story takes place in the near future. A soldier fighting on American soil is wounded and transported back to 1945 where he is a thirteen year-old again with his memory of the future intact. Script adapted by Ernest Kinoy and the cast included David Anderson and Joseph Cotten. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:44) It happened between a routine skirmish in the great war.

Date Aired : 51/07/19
Episode Number : 40
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dwellers in Silence
Description :Tale of Earth men returning to Earth from colonies on Mars after nuclear war wasted Earth. They come upon an old scientist that has a young family. George Lefferts did the script and the cast members included Peter Kapell, Bill Griffis and Gertrude Warner. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:38) Twenty years had passed since the last of the giant migration ships had crashed to the surface of Mars, bearing its pitiful handful of survivors of the Earth wars.

Date Aired : 51/07/26
Episode Number : 41
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Courtesy
Description : Story about Earth explorers on the planet Landro. They need a plague serum they don't have and must get it from the natives. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:42) This is the story of the second expedition to the planet of Landro.

Date Aired : 51/08/02
Episode Number : 42
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Universe(Rebroadcast of 50-11-26)
Description : Drama about inhabitants of a giant spaceship that have been traveling so many generations that they think the ship is the universe. George Lefferts scripted the tale and the large cast included Mason Adams & Peter Kapeell. Rebroadcast of 11/26/1950 program. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line :(0:20) In the beginning there was Jordan, thinking his lonely thoughts.

Date Aired : 51/08/09
Episode Number : 43
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Veldt
Description : Futuristic house has a nursery and the walls can be changed by the children to any locale or give the illusion of it. Script by Ernest Kinoy and the cast included Leslie Wood, Bill Quinn, Joan Alexander and Byat Alexander. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:41) The sound proof Happy Life home had cost $30,000 installed.

Date Aired : 51/08/16
Episode Number : 44
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Vital Factor
Description : A ruthless tycoon desires space travel at all costs. Lastly he finds a scientist that has an anti-gravity device. Cast members include Raymond Edward Johnson, Luis Van Rooten and John McGovern. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:47) I doubt that anywhere on earth there is a man, or woman or a child who doesn’t know the name Wayne Chowder.

Date Aired : 51/08/23
Episode Number : 45
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Untitled Story
Description :A politician who purchased an elixir of life hires a detective to investigate the seller. George Lefferts did the script and it included George Petrie, Ann Sargeant and Bernard Lenrawl in the cast. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:48) My name is Donald Hason, a private investigator.

Date Aired : 51/08/30
Episode Number : 46
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marionettes, Inc
Description : Husbands that want the night out have androids that can replace them when they are away. Scripted by George Lefferts. The cast included Kermit Murdock, Martin Rudy and Ross Martin. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:35) By the year 1990 we should see many amazing technological advances.

Date Aired : 51/09/08
Episode Number : 47
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: First Contact
Description : Two ships meet in a remote galaxy which is the home of neither. Both want to follow each other home to see where the other lives, but don't want the other to know where they live. Script by Howard Rodman. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:40) Tonight’s story First Contact by Murray Limester.

Date Aired : 51/09/15
Episode Number : 48
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Kaleidoscope
Description :Story of two men floating in space and the woman on Earth awaiting the return of one of them. George Lefferts adapted the script. The cast included Joan Alexander, Joe DeSantis and Leon Janney. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:48) The rocket drove through space like a silver fish in an endless tank.

Date Aired : 51/09/22
Episode Number : 49
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Requiem
Description : Tale of a millionaire that wants to die on the Moon. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast included Bill Quinn,
Rod Hendrickson and Own Jordan. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:38) On a high hill in Samoa there is a grave.

Date Aired : 51/09/29
Episode Number : 50
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Nightfall
Description : Story of a world where night only takes place once in 2500 years due to multiple suns. Night is approaching and scientists are worried about what takes place as records of the last night don't exist. Script by Ernest Kinoy. The cast included Cameron Prud Homme and John McGovern. Last show of the series. 30 min.
Notes :
First Line : (0:44) Ralph Waldo Emerson speculated if the stars should appear one night in a thousand years how would man believe and adore and perceive for many generations the remembrance of the city of God.

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