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The Ray Bradbury Theatre 

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A Canadian-produced anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Ray Bradbury ...  Himself - Introduction / ... 65 episodes, 1985-1992
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A Canadian-produced 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 Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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English

Release Date:

21 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bradburys Gruselkabinett See more »

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Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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(65 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Five episodes of the series were released on VHS in 1993 under the title RAY BRADBURY'S CHRONICLES: THE MARTIAN EPISODES. The episodes were: Mars Is Heaven, The Concrete Mixer, The Martian, And the Moon Be Still As Bright, and The Earthmen. The episodes, after a single shortened form of the RAY BRADBURY THEATER intro and the modified title, ran consecutively, each ending with individual episode credits. See more »

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References 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) See more »

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Excellent series, albeit a bit dated
19 January 2012 | by etpowellSee all my reviews

Ray Bradbury will doubtless be remembered as one of the 20th century's most brilliant writers. This series captures some of his best short stories, including some fairly obscure ones, quite well. In many episodes, Bradbury does a special introduction, giving the viewer a tidbit of background about the story, which is a nice touch.

If there is one major flaw in this show, it is the production values. The show was an independent production, shot on a modest budget for cable TV. The first few episodes were done for HBO and the remainder for USA Network. The visual effects are lackluster, even for the time in which it was produced, and many of the episodes seem a bit dated--not exactly modern but not quite vintage either. Still, Bradbury's amazing ability to spin a yarn comes through to save things. Had the show been based on material from a lesser writer, it would have been unwatchable.


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