TALES OF TOMORROW

RAYMOND EDWARD JOHNSON - "OMENTOR"


A radio science fiction anthology series produced by the American Broadcasting Company and that was aired from 1 January 1 to April 1953 in the USA; with only 15 episodes being produced.
The show was inspired by the USA television series "Tales of Tomorrow".


The radio series adapted stories from "Galaxy Science Fiction" magazine.
On 26 February 1953, after a few episodes it moved to CBS for the remainder of its run.


The host of the series was Raymond Edward Johnson as Omentor - a visitor from the distant future.

Johnson had previously been the host of Inner Sanctum Mysteries an anthology horror and mystery radio series.

He was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin USA on 24 July 1911, and died in Wallingford, Connecticut, USA on 15 August 2001.

He commenced is working life as a bank teller.

He studied acting at Goodman School of Drama in Chicago (USA); and began his radio career in the Chicago area.
Radio shows that he worked on included "Welcome Valley" (1932-1937) as Bill Sutter, and "The National Farm and Home Hour" as the Forest Ranger.

In 1941, he was cast as Raymond, host of "Inner Sanctum Mysteries". He continued as the host until 15 May 1945 when en enlisted in the USA army.
After leaving the army, he was to host the radio show "Tales of Tomorrow".
He also was in television and radio series including "Big Sister", "The Guiding Light", "Brave Tomorrow", "Kate Hopkins", "Angel of Mercy", "Valiant Lady", "Mr. District Attorney", "Calling All Cars", "Don Winslow of the Navy", "Mandrake the Magician", "Cavalcade of America", "Gangbusters", "Dimension X", "X Minus One", "Words at War", "Famous Jury Trials" and "Cloak and Dagger".

The standard opening of the show:
"Tales of Tomorrow! Tales beyond human imagination... until they happen."
"This is your host, Omentor, saying Hello for ABC."

Of the following 15 episodes, I have located 7 of the surviving audios.

Episode 1
1 January 1953
Episode 2
8 January 1953
Episode 3
15 January 1953
Episode 4
22 January 1953
Made to
Measure
The Biography
Project
Betelgeuse
Bridge
The Other
Now

Episode 5
29 January 1953
Episode 6
5 February 1953
Episode 7
12 February 1953
Episode 8
19 February 1953
The Stars Are
the Styx
Syndrome
Johnny
The Unimars
Plot
Watch
Bird

Episode 9
26 February 1953
Episode 10
5 March 1953
Episode 11
12 March 1953
Episode 12
19 March 1953
Inside
Earth
The Moon
Is Green
Martians
Never Die
The Girls
From Earth
Episode 13
26 March 1953
Episode 14
2 April 1953
Episode 15
9 April 1953
The Old
Die Rich
Morrow
On Mars
The
Drop

LINKS


Radio Horror Hosts
"Tales of Tomorrow"

Wikipedia
"Tales of Tomorrow - Radio"

Internet Movie Data Base
"Raymond Edward Johnson"

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"Tales of Tomorrow"




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