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The Ray Bradbury Theater

The Ray Bradbury Theater


People ask, "Where do you get your ideas?" Well, right here. All this is my Martian landscape. Somewhere in this room is an African veldt. Just beyond perhaps is a small Illinois town where I grew up. I'm surrounded on every side by my magician's toyshop. I'll never starve here. I just look around, find what I need, and begin. I'm Ray Bradbury, and this is... The Ray Bradbury Theater. Well then, right now, what shall it be? Out of all this, what do I choose to make a story? I never know where the next one will take me. And the trip? Exactly one-half imagination, exactly one-half terror.

The Ray Bradbury Theater is a fantasy & science fiction anthology series based on short stories by the famous writer Ray Bradbury. In every episode there is a moral to the story, something to be learned from it. All episodes are based on Ray Bradbury stories and were done in an anthology style like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.

The series premiered on HBO but after the first two shortened seasons, moved to USA Network for the rest of its run.
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Episode Info

Final: 6x15 -- The Tombstone (Oct/30/1992)


A couple stop on their travels and take a room at a boarding house. However, they discover that the previous resident left a tombstone in the room.
Cast
Ray Bradbury
As Host
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Recaps
6x15: The Tombstone recap: A young couple, Leota and Walter Bean, are traveling and try to get a hotel room in a small town without success. As a funeral procession drives by, Walter figures that there must be a room available somewhere... read more.

6x14: Some Live Like Lazarus recap: A visitor approaches a woman, Anna, sitting on a porch at a resort, and the woman talks about how she's been waiting 40 years for a murder to occur, and has waited for years to see the murderer appear on stage. Anna points out a man, Roger, who pulls up in a car and gets out a wheelchair. An old woman, his mother, demands that he hurry up and get her out. Anna notes that every year has been the same, and wonders if this will be the year that Roger commits murder... read more.

6x13: Downwind from Gettysburg recap: Technicians work long and hard on a robot. Finally, they present their completed work to their boss, Walter Bayes: a robot Abraham Lincoln... read more.

6x12: Silent Towns recap: On Mars, buildings stand abandoned. At the Immigration Officer, Walter Gripp calls and demands to now why they haven't answered his calls in two weeks. Walter says that he'll be coming in to find out why they haven't helped him... read more.

6x11: Sun and Shaddow recap: In a Mexican town, Ricardo Reyes prepares for breakfast with his family. He looks out at the sky and enjoys the bustle of the crowd. His wife Maria warns him not to jinx it. A director and his full crew pull up and the director, Lazlo, starts ordering his men to set up the locale for filming a commercial and obsessed about the lighting. Over Maria's objections, Ricardo calls out to Lazlo and tries to get his attention. The director ignores him and Ricardo notices that his son Tomas is watching. Ricardo goes down to the stairs of his house where Lazlo is trying to film his shot and tells them to leave. Lazlo tries to bribe him but Ricardo refuses and orders his son into the house. When it's clear he won't back down, Lazlo orders his men to move down the street while Ricardo explains to the model, Kirsten, that he would have been satisfied if Lazlo had asked permission. Lazlo sarcastically asks permission and Ricardo refuses, saying he needs to learn good manners... read more.
Recurring Guests

Ray Bradbury (3 eps)
Wayne Robson as Man in Store (3 eps)
Frank Whitten as Mr. Cooger (3 eps)
Frank C. Turner as John Webley (2 eps)
Alan Scarfe as Mr. Nesbitt (2 eps)
Bill Meilen as The Policeman (2 eps)
Jennifer Dale as The Banshee (2 eps)
Neil Munro as Father (2 eps)
Michael Sarrazin as John Colt (2 eps)
Charles Martin Smith as Douglas Rogers (2 eps)

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Warning: The Ray Bradbury Theater guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Anthology | Fantasy | Horror/Supernatural | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: USA Network ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: May 21, 1985
Ended: October 31, 1992
Akas
• Le monde fantastique de Ray Bradbury (Used In Canada)
• Mystery Theatre (Rerun Title), (Used In United Kingdom)
• Ray Bradbury prĂ©sente (Used In France)
• The Bradbury Trilogy (Rerun Title), (Used In United Kingdom)
• The Ray Bradbury Theatre (Used In United Kingdom)
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