X MINUS ONE: THE TRAP (RADIO)

Summary

One in this series of science-fiction dramas. In this episode, two drunken hunters find a trap outside their door in which they seem to catch strange animals. In the meantime, the voice of an alien describes how he has planted a matter transmitter disguised as a trap to his friend Samish, for whom he is waiting. The two hunters, Ed and Thurston, become increasingly amused with their "animals" and plan to open a wing at the Museum of Natural History full of the strange creatures. When they head back to the trap to collect their fourth "animal," they discover that it is large and very angry looking. Next, the voice explains to Samish that after he had pushed three animals from his garden into the transmitter and none were returned, he pushed his wife into the machine. The voice then tells Samish that he should now be free to take the beautiful Fregal as his mate, but something has happened. In the meantime, Ed and Thurston become annoyed that they have only four "animals" for their wing at the museum -- so Ed decides to go through the transmitter to look for more of creatures. As the program concludes, the voice desperately calls for Samish to save him from the consequences of his deceptive plan.

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: February 13, 1957 Wednesdasy
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:26:18
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R:6822_005
  • GENRE: Radio - Drama, fantasy/science fiction
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama, fantasy/science fiction
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - Radio series, 1955-1958^
  • COMMERCIALS:

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