The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985–1992)
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The Concrete Mixer 

An invasion force from Mars heads to Earth, prepared to overcome a strong military resistance. Instead, when they arrive they are greeted by glad-handing community representatives, a ... See full summary »

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Howard Jerome ...
Van Plank
John Gilbert ...
Jan Alexandra Smith ...
Tylla Vyre (as Jan Smith)
Grant Reddick ...
Mayor
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An invasion force from Mars heads to Earth, prepared to overcome a strong military resistance. Instead, when they arrive they are greeted by glad-handing community representatives, a marching band, and the key to the city. The aliens are soon introduced to the vulgar and consumer-oriented "American way of life" which turns out to be a bigger threat than an armed resistance would have been. Written by P. Silvestro

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31 January 1992 (France)  »

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Crazy Credits

Instead of the usual series theme, a quiet, poignant tune plays over the closing credits. See more »

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National Emblem
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Written by Edwin Eugene Bagley
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Disjointed Mess
2 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Martians are set to invade earth. It is obvious from what one of them knows that there will be heavy casualties. He tries to avoid going but when his family is used against him, he acquiesces. Instead of a force awaiting them, they are greeted with marching bands and glad hands. They are given the key to the city and an opportunity to earn big bucks. They are immediately embraced and shortly nothing is left of their commitments. The earth people are sickening and boorish, loud and abrasive. They have no moral sense and it's all about filthy lucre. So, in reality, the Martians are defeated by a force that has nothing to do with their original conception. It's just that the episode is terrible.


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