Host John W. Campbell, Jr., by Frank Kelly Freas
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hosted by John W. Campbell, Jr.
First time travel: 29 Jan 1958
From Dec 1957 to Jun 1958, John W. Campbell himself hosted this radio series for the Mutual Broadcasting System. Many episodes were written by John Flemming, and although there was no official connection between the show and Campbell’s Astounding, many other scripts were by Campbell’s stable of writers including Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Gordon R. Dickson, Murry Leinster, Robert Silverberg and George O. Smith (“Time Traveler”). There were at least three time-travel episodes.
- Flashback (1/29/58) new father flashes forward to war
- Time Traveler, aka Meddler’s Moon (5/21/58) 50 years back to grandparents
- The Adventure of the Beauty Queen (6/25/58) love from the future
You’ve got a son to take care of you in your old age, Mr. Thompson.