Audio drama from a sci-fi record: Noah’s Ark

August 11, 2014
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The cover of a 1976 children’s record based on the British sci-fi TV show.

When I was a child in the ’70s, I used to collect a series of children’s records from Peter Pan Records (on its Power Records subsidiary). These records included audio adventures licensed from Marvel and DC Comics, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Six Million Dollar Man, and this relatively obscure British TV show, Space: 1999, which aired in syndication in the mid-’70s. Naturally, since I watched far too much TV, I also watched this show. (Even though, as a six-year-old, I could hardly follow the show’s sophisticated story lines.)

space_199902Still, as I was preparing my sermon on Noah last week, I thought of this particular record. The crew from Moonbase Alpha time-traveled through a black hole (yeah, right!) to the time of Noah. They arrive just in time to hear Noah, “that bearded old man haranguing the crowd over there,” warning his neighbors about the impending flood.

Somehow they escape the flood and travel back to the future, to their present time in 2002. They speculate about what just happened to them. I have to smile when I hear one of the crew members suggest that they were victims of a “mass hallucination.” A mass hallucination would imply that they were all experiencing the same hallucination at the same time, which is, of course, impossible.

I only point this out because some skeptics believe that a mass hallucination accounts for the disciples’ experience of the resurrected Jesus.

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Be that as it may, I love collecting records, I love old-time radio drama, and I love the ’70s, so this sort of thing is right up my alley. I hope you enjoy it too!

Click on the playhead below or right-click on this link to download.

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