The Opening Radio Scripts are a special bonus feature of the Spectral Shadows project that usually precede a Serial. They represent the opening of the radio script for the first episode of that particular serial. These include the distinctive radio opening that all Old Time Radio shows had, a sponsor's commercial, and a recap of what was happening at the end of the previous serial.
These are offered, both for the benefit of those who relate to the Old Time Radio concept and to set up the story of the related serial, as the last episodes of any preceding serial will usually be missing.
Currently there are three episodes that include an Opening Radio Script:
- "Prologue: A Transcendental Radio Show" which opens Serial 1 "Children of the Ommadawn".
- "Opening of Spectral Shadows Radio Script Dated 01/02/41" which opens Serial 4 "The Trouble With Paradise"
- "Opening Of Spectral Shadows Radio Script Dated 02/15/46" which opens Serial 11 "The Planet of Genetic Misadventure".