Feb 25, 2014
Our story this week comes from the OTR series that wasn’t. CBS Radio Mystery Theater was created in the mid 1970’s in an attempt to bring drama back to the radio. It met with good success and aired from 1974 until 1982. The show was created by Himan Brown who was a golden age of radio giant in the field of radio producers and directors. He felt that the art of storytelling had been lost and he wanted to return to what worked. E.G. Marshall was the voice of the program for most of its run. In fact he only missed the final season. All of the episodes were introduced by Marshall and he would provide wisdom and commentary throughout.
Our story was especially written for the show. It stars a young John Lithgow. John is best known for his work on the TV series, “Third Rock from the Sun”. The tale is called “Prisoner of the machine” and presents a unique view of the robot. It first aired on January 16, 1980.