"This is The Mysterious Traveler, inviting you to join me on another journey into the strange and terrifying. I hope you will enjoy the trip, that it will thrill you a little and chill you a little. So settle back, get a good grip on your nerves, and be comfortable--if you can!"
The Mysterious Traveler radio series produced about 400 episodes between 1943 to 1952 for the Mutual Broadcasting System. Unfortunately, only about 70 of those survive today. The show always began with the eerie, lonely sound of a distant locomotive followed by the malevolent voice of host Maurice Tarplin. It featured themes ranging from science fiction or fantasy to horror and crime drama. In tonight's broadcast, which first aired April 11, 1950, a time traveler discovers a future writhing in perpetual war. Now knowing the human race's fate, can he race to the present and prevent this awful future?