Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Friends of Old-Time Radio to Re-create “Mars is Heaven” from X Minus One

Friends of Old-Time Radio, a fan group that celebrates the golden age of radio, will gather for its 33rd annual convention from October 23 to 26, 2008, at the Holiday Inn North near Newark Airport in New Jersey.

One highlight of the convention will be the re-creation of "Mars Is Heaven," an episode of the science-fiction radio series X Minus One, which was adapted from a Ray Bradbury short story and aired in 1955. Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball, is scheduled to participate in the re-creation.

Bradbury's "Mars is Heaven!" was among the stories selected in 1970 by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one the best science fiction short stories of all time.

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