That one is a torrent download site right?
I can only do streaming stuff...
It's available as a torrent as well
, but you'll be glad to hear that if you go to this link
and scroll down to the bottom of the page, you can download them straight from your web browser as 3 zip files, or click the links provided below for your convenience... X Minus One Complete (disk 1)
616MBX Minus One Complete (disk 2)
623MBX Minus One Complete (disk 3)
359MB(Rick-click and choose "save as..." if you want to put them in a specific directory on your computer... you probably knew that, but you never know!)
I must say (contrary to my previous remark about them dating terribly) that having now heard a larger sampling of the series (and in much
better quality than the 12 or so episodes that have been doing the rounds) it's remarkably enjoyable decades later. I suppose it helps that I'm a fan of "Golden Age" sci-fi stories, and it's really fortunate that the series was able to draw on such heavyweight authors as Asimov, Bradbury, Pohl, etc.
A lot of the stories are... well, "quaint" (for want of a better word) in their STUNNINGLY PARANOID dwellings on two themes in particular: Invasion, especially Martians (Martians = Commies? The RED Planet?! Coincidence or not!? haha), and the Atom Bomb (Post-apocalyptic horror stories abound, and irradiated mutants are of particular concern, it seems). Not that I'm making light of these fears, but I was able to appreciate these stories not only for what they are as radio-dramas, but also for what they conveyed about the "zeitgeist" of the 50's. Really fascinating.
Two of my favourites so far...
- The Cold Equations
(Didn't see that
- The Lifeboat Mutiny
(A light-hearted story well told. I particularly enjoyed the Drome national anthem! Genius! haha)
While I'm here chatting, I might as well recommend the other OTR series I think stands out from the rest. Around half a decade older than X Minus One, is the infinitely more sinister Quiet, Please
The entire series is also available to download via your browser (an episode at a time, this time) from: Internet Archives - Quiet, Please
These stories are frequently creepy (less sci-fi than X Minus One, more horror), and more often then not, just plain weird... some what I'd have thought are really quite ahead of their time!
Although the sound quality of the files on that link is not so great, I really recommend the following two episodes to give you a taste of that series.Quiet, Please - The Northern Lights
: Quiet, Please - The Thing on the Fourble Board
(Again, you probably knew all this too, but you never know!)