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TWTD Archive – August 7, 1971

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Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, August 7, 1971

DIMENSION X (8-11-50) “The Castaways” by Earnest Kinoy.  The US Military is preparing an atomic bomb test on a small island in the Pacific. The island must be cleared of all people, but the natives don’t want to leave.

X MINUS ONE (1950s) “Chain of Command.” A mouse in a top secret atomic laboratory complains about the trap by the front door of his house. The Chief of Security takes the mouse and the problem to the Pentagon.

THE MAN CALLED X (10-2-47) Herbert Marshall stars as Ken Thurston with Leon Belasco as Pagon Zeldschmidt, his sidekick.  On a semi-tropical island in the Atlantic Ocean, Thurston tries to recover some stolen plans from an atomic power project.

PLUS – A “sound letter” from listener Richard Wagner offering a musical trivia quiz.