|title||author||year||Min.||Subject||Plot / short review||Pts.|
|2068||Stefan Blankertz||2008||54||Demography, dictatorship||Europe has allied itself with China against the US and the marginalized are rehearsing the uprising.|
The acceptable and somewhat daring basic idea of the radio play unfortunately has no chance against the director and script: With this confused mess of screams and whispers, the listener gets a headache in no time and feels aged at least 10 years prematurely.
|Farewell to Jeanette Claude||Eva Maria Mudrich||1978||56||telepathy||The connection of brains is said to bring peace to mankind. |
Even a good crew of speakers cannot give the dull content a listening pleasure
|Fox department||Friedrich Scholz||1978||120||Space travel||Eight-parter about a mixed couple who undertake sometimes boring and sometimes exciting messenger journeys in space.|
Nice conversation in a conversational tone, in a 70s atmosphere and with traditional role models.
|AD-AM Two withdraws||Ekkes Frank||1984||45||Artificial intelligence||The AI wants to take power|
Even top-class speakers are just as unable to save the confused story with cheeky satirical texts as the music by Nena Kerner.
|Adom and Iva and the end of jealousy||Jörg von Liebenfelß||1992||58||Space travel||A seedy musician on board troubles settlers on their way to Mars.|
Science fiction chamber piece with a slight touch of feature and dangerously close to the limit of moralizing. Still well and calmly staged, if not particularly exciting.
|Affair Krater - Top Secret||Ursula Horwitz||approx.|
|30||Extraterrestrians||'Dead' objects can also harbor intelligence: E.g. moon craters.|
Probably one of the most calm and relaxed SF radio plays ever. The plot can be safely neglected, the narrator and direction are great !
|Alpha 0.7 - The enemy in you||Sebastian Büttner,|
|2010||about 300||Surveillance, totalitarianism||Young women revolt against the surveillance state.|
The 6-part radio play series promises politically correct entertainment at its best with two women at the helm, who - as official bodies confirm to us again and again - are better people and therefore also adventurers. It's wonderful that a public broadcaster once confirmed this in the form of an SF series.
|Ambergris - The last gift||Eike Gallwitz||1989||55||telepathy||Researchers use telepathy to contact the largest marine mammals|
A little too much science SF and easily missed the thriller. Suitable for one-time listening.
|The ant waving a flag|
or Doctor Federbaum's universe
|Richard Hey||1978||75||Telepathy, paraphysics||The world of tomorrow, trapped in ice, can only be saved with telepathy.|
Combines philosophical questions with ecological ones and also describes highly human problems in space travel. Harmonious total work of art, musically experimental.
|The other country||Claude Cueni||1982||57||surveillance state||Dark, grotesque, ruthless. Not particularly conclusive and drifting into the sadistic at times.||3|
|At the ice line||Hermann Ebeling||1981||56||Ice age||Unspectacular mood of an Ice Age final company. Mental instead of physical Darwinism. With both cynical and kitschy elements as well as Gerd Haucke.||5|
|The others||Horst paid||1977||51||Occultism, Spiritism||How do you get on the track of occult processes?|
Chaotic narrative structure, but sometimes original.
|The Android||David Gieselmann||2001||55||Space travel||An annoying attempt at a modern science fiction musical||1|
|Andromeda||Fred Hoyle, John Elliot||1970||55||Extraterrestrians, genetic engineering||Aliens transmit blueprints for superman to earth. Scientists and the military are stupid enough to implement the plans.|
A hippie SF with loads of psychedelic music. Amazingly up-to-date for its age. Dedicated speakers act in a successful realization.
|Fear on the skin||Hans Jürgen Buber||1984||60||ecology, capitalism||Extremely depressing radio play about environmental toxins and labor exploitation. similarities with George Orwell's '1984' are hard to ignore.||1|
|Fear under trees||Ursula K. LeGuin||1985||59||telepathy||A planetary expedition supported by a telepath whom everyone hates for his abilities gets into trouble.|
Good story, very good dialogues, little action, sometimes depressing and atmospherically dense.
|The anti-Orpheus effect||Jörg von Liebenfelß||1978||56||Mass suggestion||The pop star of the fourth millennium uses psycho music.|
Time criticism projected into the future. Rich in detail, but not very entertaining. At least it can come up with a little proto-synth music.
|The antipodes||Chris Brohm||1988||53||Extraterrestrians||The earth is a disk and on the lower side live 'subterranean' (antipodes).|
Rich in detail, not very spectacular, with an unsatisfactory open ending.
|Apis Mellifica||Jiri place||1993||53||evolution||More and more people are gradually turning into bees. A woman and a man want to oppose this. A metamorphosis that doesn't necessarily have to be a disadvantage?|
Atmospherically dense radio play accompanied by suitable mood music Gerd Baltus
|Aquaversum||Ingo Hermann||1993||42||Darwinism||Struggle for survival between peoples above and below the sea.|
Proven speakers try to save a do-gooder radio play.
|Arcturella||Marina Dietz||1993||48||Extraterrestrians||Actually a thriller. Or is it more of a modern fairy tale? Maybe 10% science fiction.|
After all: the story is somewhat unorthodox and entertaining in some places. One can certainly not blame this radio play for not being sufficiently confused or insufficiently complicated.
|Asimov's heirs||Frank Naumann||1987||55||Artificial intelligence||A startup company has to deal with the effects of artificial intelligence in the present.|
Correct and 'woke' radio production of the MDR for popular education. Unnecessary music distracts from an actually good team of actors. Only the voice of Anne Müller, trimmed for 'cheeky girl', is negatively out of the ordinary.
|The assassination||Isaac Asimov||1967||52||artificial intelligence||Almost scientific, moderately exciting, but conclusive and well thought out.||5|
|Off to Venus||Michael Gaida ||1982||54||Psychopathology||The authorities on earth get rid of five psychologically problematic people with the help of the spaceship 'Scarab', which is supposed to transport the annoying fellow citizens to Venus. During the flight a nuclear war breaks out on earth, but even in space one does not remain undisturbed on board the 'flying dung beetle'.|
Not exactly suitable for minors, but still a great masterpiece by Michael Gaida !
|The order||Herbert W. Franke||1984||57||totalitarianism||A perfect society evolves TOO perfect. A remedy must be found ... |
In terms of democracy theory, informative if implemented well and with moderate tension.
|On two planets||Kurd Laßwitz, Helmut Swoboda||1984||85||Extraterrestrials||People discover Martians at the poles of the earth. At first these are quite peaceful; a long-winded setting of an SF classic.||2|
|The eye of the supernova||Dana Ranga||2002||54||Psychology, intrigue||about boring astronauts and even more boring computers - tough, unimaginative, poor in action, at best 'cozy'||3|
|From another world||Chris Bruhn||1991||57||Parapsychology, extraterrestrians||A teenager has a connection with aliens.|
But over long stretches it looks very painful and clichéd. Unfortunately, some speakers are audibly overwhelmed.
|Dreamed up||Charles Bukowski||1997||54||Invasion, crime thriller||During his research, a private detective comes across aliens who can take the form of humans.|
A typical `Bukowski´ in the style of a brisk (SF) crime novel.
|The aliens||Friedemann Schulz||2010||58||Work, burnout syndrome||An astronaut who runs a space station ponders her past.|
Prominent with Martina Gedeck, the piece, staged with a steady hand, gets lost in too many threads. But at least gender mainstreaming is now in space.
|Babel 1929||Hermann Ebeling||1979||55||End times fantasy||The 1,000-story, ultra-modern Babel Tower is a perfect dictatorship.|
Despite some interesting details, the spark does not jump over. Dark radio play with a depressing image of man.
|The Babylonian Tower||Werner Kloss||1972||42||Fun society||A game developer in a utopian society wants to grant a people of a backward society the wish for a 500km high tower.|
Despite its age, foresees some recent developments. Entertaining and conclusive. Like many other old, successful SF settings, it creates a thoughtful, sensual atmosphere - in this case carried by the outstandingly distinctive speaker Gottfried John.
|The temporary||Elias Canetti||1966||88||lifespan||A society determines the lifespan of its citizens in advance. Which not everyone likes to accept.|
With the young Marius Müller-Westernhagen.
|Encounter in the holotank||Robert Silverberg||1992||59||holography||History, psychology, intelligent dialogues and a tiny bit of SF.||7|
|example||Frederic Brown||1972||3||Extraterrestrians||Short radio play about the landing of a UFO in an idyllic small town. Atmospherically very successful, but too short!||(6)|
or the island dilemma
|Hans Kneifel||1988||46||Mutations, radioactivity||Successful SF island drama for a person and a growing coral reef.||7|
|The elimination||Eugene Egner||2009||42||Transdimensionality, paranoia||In Wuppertal, a man comes across hostile aliens who use magnetic resonance imaging to move him into another dimension.|
Sometimes entertaining and amusing persecution story, which, however, makes use of all too familiar stylistic devices.
|The better third||Robert Sheckley (Jörg Liebenfels)||1989||58||Split personality||An olfactory engineer wants to reunite the two split-off personalities living separately in different bodies. However, they are somewhat suspect characters. |
Optimal combination of stories and dialogues - exciting, funny, consistent - and with Gerd Haucke.
Additionally set to music as 'Das divided Ich' (see below)
|Best-Best||Adult Education Center Cologne (+ Peter Hasselblatt)||1974||36||deviation||Everything is best in the future - but only for people who adapt.|
A man (Peter Fricke) tries to break out ...
|You can't see blonde||Lothar Stemmwedel||1994||44||holography||Good speakers, good dialogues, more weird than exciting.|
|Bohemia by the sea||Hans Magnus Enzensberger||1988||58||satire||A fictional radio documentary about Europe in 2006.|
Obsolete by reality and originality.
|Fatal glasses||Chris Brohm||1997||52||Time travel, fantastic||A man travels to the future and there comes across the intrigues of his loved ones.|
Boulevard-esque SF thriller with hinted philosophical touches.
|Brother enemy||Barry B. Longyear||1981||56||Exo-psychology||Two pilots from hostile planets are engaged in inter-cosmic understanding between peoples. (filmed as ENEMY MINE)||5|
|Citizen Z560031B no longer presses his button||Hans Peter Pressmar||1977||40||totalitarianism||Preserves antiquated fears about the future. Good atmospheric design, but not a convincing plot.||3|
|The Bunkermann cassette||Ulrich Horstmann||1979||40||End time||An audio cassette survived World War III and was found by regressed people. The piece tries to be tough and shake it up. That was certainly also indicated at the end of the 1970s.||2|
|Centropolis||Walter Adler||1975||54||degeneration||A future hostile metropolis, in which a second-rate actor and his girlfriend, who steals organs for transplants from accident victims, try to make their way through.|
Sadistic, very cynical and extremely homophobic - that was well received by the war blind radio play jury in 1976.
|Chaos man||Chris Brohm||1993||55||overpopulation||A hand of scientists is developing dubious strategies against overpopulation.|
Dramaturgically, the play is unfortunately at adult education level. After all, one character utters the most courageous question of the newer German-language radio play so far: 'Should only the mob bring children into the world? ´
|Chemistry of memories||Horst paid||1975||53||transplantation||Memories and brains are transplanted for modern warfare.|
Sober, cold, cruel and not very entertaining despite the participation of Gerd Baltus ..
|The chip prompter||Jiri place||2001||53||Virtual hybrids||Boulevard SF. Whether with an amateur director or an amateur cast, the HöRSPIELer has not yet made himself known. A little entertaining for a short distance, but still: It seems unbelievable that this piece should come from the pen of SF icon Jiri Ort. Must have been commissioned.||2|
|Chlorophyll||Christian More||1985||60||ecology||Scientists discover that some plants begin to grow at supernatural rates. The spread is quickly becoming a problem.|
Halfway successful attempt to adapt the genre of the American 1950s SF films for radio play.
|Citizen Robot||Clifford D Simak||1989||59||Reproduction, cybernetics||An initially useful household robot becomes independent and begins to reproduce.|
Something very sleek and seductive 'Robots made by Robots' variation.
|Cogito in vitro||Ingomar von Kieseritzky||1999||59||transplantation||Quite confused despite the excellent cast. But at least a real `Kieseritzky´ ... With Donata Höfer||4|
|countdown||Günther Kuhnert||1984||48||Homosexuality, castration||Two male astronauts trying to father offspring in a spaceship. Original story, solidly implemented.||6|
|The demon of Kowara||Roger Dixon||1967||190||Extraterrestrians||The hero knows what needs to be done - the initially unruly woman is soon at his side, submissive and grateful. Even in 1967 it was antiquated! (and also very boring) Thora had already heated up Perry Rhodan a few years earlier ...||2|
|Dafan||Frank Peter Hermsen||2001||54||Time travel, megalopolis||A soldier is transported into the future of a gigantic techno world.|
Promising approach. Is a little lost in its own sometimes quite original details.
|Daisy Day||Hermann Ebeling||1984||57||Consumer society||A degenerate family on the wrong track. Funny, macabre.|
|D.A.S.E.R.||Jörg Liebenfels||1993||43||Nuclear power||Index fingers can hardly be raised any higher. Nevertheless, Liebenfels succeeds in generating some moments of tension. In addition, the radio play (crime scene: Helgoland; as a nuclear waste repository, you have to come to that first) a touch of Frisian humor ..||6|
|Demolition||Alfred Bester||1973||100||telepathy||SF thriller in which an 'Esper' investigates. A little too long, but solidly realized.||4|
|Designer baby||Jörgpeter Ahlers||2005||69||genetics||Children's radio play about immoral cloning that does not dwell on ambiguities.||4|
|The three stigmata of the Palmer Eldritch||Philip K. Dick||2012||109||Parapsychology||A seer fights for his love.|
Routine but unfortunately badly structured and therefore confused setting of a presumably acceptable original story by Philip K. Dick.
|The three from outside||Ekkes Frank||1988||44||degeneration||quite confused for long stretches. A little ingratiating linguistically. Unfortunately, the figures only remain interesting in the beginning.||4|
|The third civilization||Boris and Arkadi Strugatzkij||1999||61||Metaphysics, extraterrians||Astronauts encounter very sensitive aliens on a planet.|
Excellent speakers in a potentially exciting piece. However, the common thread and the resolution are missing.
via spokesman J. Wawrczek
|Edit - Big Sister||Hermann Ebeling||1985||55||artificial intelligence||A computer exposes a conspiracy.|
The radio play almost comes across as a SF soap. Unspectacular, attention to detail.
|Eifelheim||Hermann Motschach||1992||54||Extraterrestrians||In the Middle Ages, extraterrestrials seem to have been stranded in Eifelheim. Mysterious research thriller with local Baden flavor about a city that was lost in the Middle Ages.||6|
|A billion years before the end of the world||Arkadi and Boris Strugatzki||2016||96||Extraterrestrians||A Leningrad scientist is put under pressure both privately and by the state. But are there really human powers behind it? Very detailed implementation of an interesting material. Instead of plot, the piece offers a lot of theorizing.||4|
|One way||Michael Springer||1987||74||Apocalypse, anarchy||A young woman desperately wants to go to Wales in a Europe without governments.|
Dark, if gripping, end-time scenarios in a Europe whose government cliques have betrayed ordinary citizens. Did the author do the development for the 21stCan already foresee the century?
|An experiment by Doctor E. on the habitability of hell||Hermann Ebeling||1976||55||Environment, illusion|