Earth sends its first manned probe to Mars in 1999, and a jealous Martian murders the two astronauts when his wife has erotic dreams of meeting them. Members of a subsequent expedition are ... See full summary »
The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury, a collection of eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin, visions as keen as the tattooist's ... See full summary »
As our world suffers the ravages of humankind, scientists look for ways to sustain life. When one of them falls ill and a chrysalis forms around him, a tug of war ensues about the future of the stricken scientist.
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Sergeant Hollis, a troubled young man inside a world that has been at war for sixteen years, reveals to General Cross -- his commanding officer -- that he has invented a device to do away ... See full summary »
Scientists Tony Newman and Doug Phillips are the young heads of Project Tic-Toc, a multi-billion dollar government installation buried beneath the desert. They have invented a Time Tunnel, ... See full summary »
Brian Devlin was a military intelligence agent. Years ago he had an affair with a woman named Nicole Corsello. He was unaware that she was pregnant with his child. 28 years later, his son, ... See full summary »
Earth sends its first manned probe to Mars in 1999, and a jealous Martian murders the two astronauts when his wife has erotic dreams of meeting them. Members of a subsequent expedition are hypnotized into believing that they have landed in the childhood community of their leader and have been reunited with deceased family and friends, and they are poisoned by the Martians. Col. John Wilder leads a third expedition and learns that a chicken pox virus brought to Mars by the first two expeditions has almost eradicated the Martian population. A member of Wilder's team becomes obsessed with protecting Mars from Earthman and murders some of the others in Wilder's party, before Wilder kills him. Colonists arrive on Mars to settle, among them priests seeking God, and a lone Martian masquerades as the most desired persons of various settlers. Global war on Earth reduces man's natal planet to radioactive waste, and most of the settlers returned there prior to the holocaust. Wilder struggles to ... Written by
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A 90 minutes version, edited out of three episodes of the series, was theatrically released in France a year before the complete version was weekly aired on television. See more »
In the opening scene of "The Expeditions", the wires used to slowly lower the Mars probe are visible. See more »
Maj. Jeff Spender:
You know, a race creates itself for a million years, refines itself, does everything it can to give itself respect and beauty, and then it dies - part in its own time, with dignity as it should be, but the other part... Does it perish of some majestic affliction? No, it doesn't. It dies of a disease that does not kill the youngest child on Earth. It's like saying that the Greeks died of mumps. Or the Roman Empire was decimated by athlete's foot.
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'The Martian Chronicles' came out when U.S. T.V. sci-fi was reaping the 'Star Wars' dividend with 'Battlestar Galactica' and 'Buck Rogers'. Based on the Ray Bradbury novel, it took a completely different tack, telling of the exploration and colonisation of Mars. Much of the book's poetry was lost in Richard Matheson's clumsy adaptation, but enough remained to make it rather more interesting than the latest skirmish with the Cylons or Draconians. In fact its almost on a par with the original 'Outer Limits'. Rock Hudson starred as 'Colonel John Wilder', and his permanent look of horror as American culture swamped the planet was the best thing about his performance. 'Chronicles' shouldn't be judged on the basis of its special effects, which is just as well, seeing as they're mostly terrible. However, the 'David Lustig' sequence in Part Two, the hilarious Christopher Connelly segment and moving performance by Barry Morse in Part Three, make this an above average sci-fi series. Great music too!
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