Set in an indeterminate future where the natural resources of all local solar systems in the proximity of Earth have been consumed. Rocket ships are sent to unexplored 'far universes' to find 'virgin' planets to exploit. One of these ships touches down on 'Planet Seven of Star System Eighty-Four' and the astronauts quickly discover this is a planet like no other, one that not only seems to be sentient in some mysterious way, but is capable of manifesting anything the individual crew member desires. All but one of the astronauts is utterly enchanted by the planet and an argument quickly erupts out over the nature of their mission, one which has deadly consequences for the entire crew.
Did You Know?
Ray Bradbury originally adapted his short story for an episode of 'The Twilight Zone' but it was rejected due to budgetary limitations. In 1984 a radio version was produced for the series 'Bradbury 13'. In 1990 a Canadian television version was made for the series 'The Ray Bradbury Theatre' (Season 4, Episode 12). See more