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A Canadian-produced fantastic anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories. Written by
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This was one of the best genre shows on tv since the original TWLIGHT ZONE. RAY BRADBURY THEATRE had a quality missing from most conventional genre tv shows. Bradbury himself had creative control, I suppose this was wise. The version of the martian Chronicles that aired in this program was far superior to the one aired on NBC. What this show lacked in budget, it made up for in quality and depth of prose. My favorite entry into this program was the episode with BEN CROSS, in which martians are planing on invading earth,yet when they get here they become a multi media sensation and get sucked into the entertainment industry via seedy lawers, and agents. To put it simply.....they sell out. This episode was ultimately a commentary on the entertainment business. This show originally aired on HBO and got a instant cult following. I always like the cold open where bradbury would be sitting in his office surrounded by special effects models, posters, etc.
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