In the 1950s, the US Patriot Broadcasting Company
brought us Atomic Tales, a series of shocking Science Fiction
stories, posing incredible What If?
scenarios and exploring their terrifying consequences. Some of the original archives
have now been unearthed, so that the shows can be broadcast, in full, including introductions and advert breaks
, to a more cynical 21st century audience.
The show is, of course, a Pastiche of Golden Age Sci Fi
, Amateur radio plays, Unfortunate Implications
, and a reminder of why Americans are funny
Common tropes include