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Alien Worlds - On The Threshold of The Unknown
A Dramatic Radio Adventure Series For Your Imagination

"Alien Worlds was developed by Lee Hansen in the fall of 1978 and presented to Watermark as a licensed syndicated dramatic radio series in November 1978. At the time, Hansen was co-producer on several other Watermark programs and Studio Operations Manager for Watermark's recording studios and expansion plans.

Watermark began its radio station syndication line-up for the series in January 1979. The first episode "The Sun Stealers" aired on several hundred radio stations beginning January 7, 1979, sponsored by Peter Paul Cadbury. The entire series was created, produced and directed by Hansen and co-written by Ron Thompson and other writers including J. Michael Strazynski who later went on to Babylon 5. Watermark's Tom Rounds served as executive producer and music director. The series quickly gained popularity and eventually over 500 top rated domestic FM radio stations along with stations in Australia and New Zealand signed-on the Alien Worlds Network. The half-hour programs were broadcast on weekend evenings, with repeat broadcasts on weekday evenings or on alternate weekend days.

Alien Worlds received wide critical acclaim from entertainment critics around the country and wonderful letters from fans. Here are some of the hundreds of brief quotes on the success of the series.

Alien Worlds Press Reviews

"...What lifts Alien Worlds is its special effects -- a stereophonic symphony of imaginative sounds and vivid imagery. The show also benefits from a stirring score, composed by James Kirk and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. The sound forms the pictures in your mind." James Brown -- Los Angeles Times

"...This series emerges as a creative with-it, uptempo adventure. It is all very classy and inspired for a program that seemingly came from a distant corner of the universe." John Stanley - San Francisco Chronicle Datebook

"Alien Worlds is an epic saga of future man, with continuing characters and inventive storylines that combine the standard elements of science fiction and effective drama. The result is a fast-paced adventure that is stimulating to the mind." Al Taylor, Bill Hume & Mike Smith -- Starlog Magazine.

Alien Worlds Fans Reviews

". . .Alien Worlds proves once and for all that nothing beats the theater of the mind. Alien Worlds taught me to love science fiction, I look forward to passing on this love to my own children." Daniel Carter -- Fresno, California.

". . . Not only are the stories imaginative, thoughtful and exciting, but they have an outlook and philosophy that gives us a terrific uplift." The Shallers -- Bronx, New York.

". . . an adventure that sometimes makes me laugh, makes me cry, raises my goose-flesh, and always entertains me." Carol MacFarland -- Seattle, Washington.

". . . I was impressed with its quality and being the director of a planetarium find its potential limitless." James Brown -- Norwood, Ohio.

". . . 'Alien Worlds' has turned out to be a dear and familiar world to me. I love it!" Maribeth Olson --Scarsdale, New York

". . . I am a high school communications teacher here in San Jose. My students and I are really involved with Alien Worlds and discuss each episode on Monday mornings." Charles T. Laws --.San Jose, California.

". . . an incredibly fascinating excursion into the imagination - this is what Stan Freberg meant when he coined the phrase, 'theater of the mind'!" Lee Withers, webmaster, "Watermark On The Web"

For more information on the making of Alien Worlds, cast members, episode previews, photos, memorabilia, downloadable MP3's and more, visit the official website by clicking on: www.alienworlds.com or on the Alien Worlds logo above.

"Alien Worlds is a registered trademark. Copyright Lee Hansen 1978-2002, All Rights Reserved."