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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: What's your favorite Sci-fi show? Reply with quote

I really like 2000 plus and X minus one. What's your favorite?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By far, it is X Minus One. I can't think of I have listened to any others honestly. I would gladly take suggestions of others to try out.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adeny wrote:
By far, it is X Minus One. I can't think of I have listened to any others honestly. I would gladly take suggestions of others to try out.


"Dimension X" is good too.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brad wrote:
Adeny wrote:
By far, it is X Minus One. I can't think of I have listened to any others honestly. I would gladly take suggestions of others to try out.


"Dimension X" is good too.

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Come on folks, we've had over 160 views on this post. Don't be shy. Tell us what you think. Everyone is welcome here!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Twilight Zone is a good program as well as X Minus One and Dimension X . . .


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the 3 catfreak named, also exploring tomorrow
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not exactly into the Sci Fi shows, but my husband does listen to X Minus one and I have grown to like it some. I have some Dimension X and have listened and somehow that seems to get more interesting. Maybe I am just growing into liking a brand new group of shows.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shirleypearl wrote:
I'm not exactly into the Sci Fi shows, but my husband does listen to X Minus one and I have grown to like it some. I have some Dimension X and have listened and somehow that seems to get more interesting. Maybe I am just growing into liking a brand new group of shows.
Shirley


Shirley. You say you and your husband listen. This brings up a question I've been wondering about.

OK, everyone. How do you listen to old time radio shows? MP3 on the computer, Ipod with headphones or speakers, CD on player?

I listen to them on my computer while working on the Internet and I also listen on my Ipod with headphones and also Ipod with radio hook-up in the car.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I listen in many different ways. I have a small mp3 cd player I take with me in the car and listen through the car speakers. I have an mp3 boombox in the kitchen that I listen with if I am cooking or doing dishes or sweeping. At work I take my small mp3 cd player and use a tiny radio transmitter to listen through the radio that is there. I listen at the computer sometimes, but sometimes the show is almost over and I haven't listened to any of it and don't know what happened. I guess all these posts keep my attention.

At night we have old time radio playing on our stereo. I doubt we have much of a clue what is playing, but we have done this for years. My husband tells people we listen to OTR while we sleep. People give us really strange looks sometimes.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shirleypearl wrote:
I listen in many different ways. I have a small mp3 cd player I take with me in the car and listen through the car speakers. I have an mp3 boombox in the kitchen that I listen with if I am cooking or doing dishes or sweeping. At work I take my small mp3 cd player and use a tiny radio transmitter to listen through the radio that is there. I listen at the computer sometimes, but sometimes the show is almost over and I haven't listened to any of it and don't know what happened. I guess all these posts keep my attention.

At night we have old time radio playing on our stereo. I doubt we have much of a clue what is playing, but we have done this for years. My husband tells people we listen to OTR while we sleep. People give us really strange looks sometimes.
Shirley


That's great Shirley! Thanks for letting us know.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I listen in my car by using 'flash sticks' that plug into the USB port my stereo has . . .

    At home, usually on one of my computers while I'm working on another . . .


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

catfreak wrote:
    I listen in my car by using 'flash sticks' that plug into the USB port my stereo has . . .

    At home, usually on one of my computers while I'm working on another . . .


Victor


Your stereo takes flash sticks? Nice.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I started listening it was on a streaming Live365 show. Now I listen to ones I download through my iPod at work. I also have a set of detective cd's and a box set of tapes with various shows. I take those to work with me too.
Plus I got some CD's from OTRCAT before.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Okay . . . I'll excuse you for purchasing OTR this time, Adeny. Never pay for something that someone such as myself, Randy (majorshaw) or Shirley, will be tickled pink to provide for nada . . .

    We can host the files, point you to where they're available or even mail you a disc or two . . .


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

catfreak wrote:
    Okay . . . I'll excuse you for purchasing OTR this time, Adeny. Never pay for something that someone such as myself, Randy (majorshaw) or Shirley, will be tickled pink to provide for nada . . .

    We can host the files, point you to where they're available or even mail you a disc or two . . .


Victor
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Wow, I'd be embarrassed to tell you folks what I've spent on disks over the last few years. I didn't know so many people were sharing the shows.
The disk dealers must have seen me coming from a long way off.
Embarassed

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:35 pm    Post subject: paying for it Reply with quote

Hey, Brad, don't feel embarrassed -- most of us started off buying our OTR. I thought it was a great thing when I happened to discover that you could get old radio shows on MP3s.

I was following an ad for e-books on CD placed by spinsmart.com, and found they also sold radio MP3s. Up till then I had never played an MP3 in my life because I thought they only featured the latest modern music. How wrong can you be?

It wasn't until 2005 that I started to get some idea of just how many people were collecting Old Time Radio and how many of them were on the Internet.

A whole new world.....
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would certainly have to say "Dimension X" and "X Minus One". I believe these were the first two series I started with, on OTR.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of the golden age shows, X-Minus One is it for sci-fi, but there have been some excellent contemporary shows as well, including Alien Worlds, which was produced in the late '70s, and Bradbury 13, which came out in 1984. And then there's my all-time favorite, The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Countdown to Blastoff . . ..

X-Minus One!

"Time and time again" episode is a great one....

They're dated, which, for me, growing up at that time brings back neat memories.

Oh, and I listen to OTR through these here computer speakers....
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

X-Minus One and Dimension X are high on my list of favorites. I also like "Alien Worlds," which aired in 1978-79 and features some very thought-provoking stories and wonderful production values. At least one episode was written by J. Michael Strazinski (sp?), who later created "Babylon 5". I burned this series to CD and gave it to my 13-year-old nephew as a Christmas present. Hopefully, that will help hook him on OTR.

As far as my OTR listening habits go, I either stream episodes on the computer or download them to my MP3 player for offline listening, either through headphones or an old pair of computer speakers, in the car via a cassette adapter, or on my home stereo system via a patch cable.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

X Minus One and Dimension X have always been my favorites.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

human wrote:
X-Minus One and Dimension X are high on my list of favorites. I also like "Alien Worlds," which aired in 1978-79 and features some very thought-provoking stories and wonderful production values. At least one episode was written by J. Michael Strazinski (sp?), who later created "Babylon 5". I burned this series to CD and gave it to my 13-year-old nephew as a Christmas present. Hopefully, that will help hook him on OTR.

As far as my OTR listening habits go, I either stream episodes on the computer or download them to my MP3 player for offline listening, either through headphones or an old pair of computer speakers, in the car via a cassette adapter, or on my home stereo system via a patch cable.


Some of the newer car stereo systems will play mp3 cd's. How cool would that be on a long car trip to have hundreds of OTR shows all on one disk DJ

I don't have one of those but I do have the gadget that lets me hook up my ipod to the car stereo. That's OK too.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah....and I like the "...from the far horizons" opening, on Dimension X.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theater Five also has some pretty good sci-fi episodes.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arkie44 wrote:
Theater Five also has some pretty good sci-fi episodes.


There are some nice clear episodes of the show here:
http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_Theater_Five_Singles
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