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The Meteorite


When a meteorite crashes into a farm field, it is immediately claimed by a local college professor. However, upon closer examination it becomes apparent that there is more to the meteor than what it seems. The professor soon learns that the rock is actually an alien spacecraft, complete with alien pilot inside it!



Air Dates

  • First Run - April 11, 1977
  • Repeat - August 25, 1977





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6 Responses to Episode 0632

THE METEORITE is just a great episode with a terrestrial sci-fiction tilt and features some of the great but lesser known voices from the series in John Beal and Joe Silver. The whole cast is spectacular including the alien, whose first words will scare the wits out of you. Writer Roy Winsor is very deliberate as he carefully unravels the sincere concern and protectiveness of an average American couple for their new visitor. Contrast these values with the cold authority and air of superiority by the agents of government and academia; making this story especially timely in our age of authoritative overreach. Listeners will find great satisfaction in the just desserts of the proto-fascist G-men and the re-installation of the every-day citizen to his place as master through polite but resolute strength and common sense. I give THE METEORITE 4 out of 5 stars - JUROR #4

Juror #4

Very good episode. It is a bit strange to hear Evie Juster playing a little man, but somehow she pulls it off. I like the way the farmer stood up for the alien and remained his good friend. Their friendship added to a touching story where the farmer stood by his principles and did not waver under pressure. It was also refreshing that the alien was also open to friendship.


While returning home from an evening church service, Al Wilson and his wife, Carrie, see a cone of light in the sky and what they think is a meteorite land behind their barn. When the object, about 12 feet long, opens up, Al calls a scientist friend, Garret Smith. Together, they discover inside a person about the size of a six-year-old boy with the face of an old man and elongated ears. He calls himself Kruck and says anyone who touches his “capsule” will be destroyed.


Love this. Listen every night. I was in grade school at the time.

Tyrone Friels Sr

Incredible how many different voices Russell Horton performed on this show


This episode was simply adorable! It made me laugh to hear the farm family talking with and about the alien like he was some ordinary person. They gave him bouillon to drink, I think. Just an everyday occurrence! It was sweet. The ending happened a bit too quickly and I played it back in case I had missed anything important, but no. It was a Very simple conclusion.


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