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The Ray Bradbury Theater

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Season 1
The first foreshortened season features only three episodes for its HBO premiere. Perhaps wisely, the network chose three stories that needed relatively little budget and no special effects.

"Marionettes, Inc." merges aspects of Bradbury's "I Sing the Body Electric" and adds what is essentially an extended prologue. It gives Leslie Nielsen the chance to overact, several years after he had switched to comedy in the wake of Airplane! and Police Squad! James Coco seems a bit miscast as Braling.

"The Playground" gives William Shatner a chance to overact in a somewhat muddled story of a man trying to face his childhood demons.

"The Crowd" is a highlight of the series as a whole, with relative newcomer Nick Mancuso as a man haunted by faces in the crowd.
General Info
Season: 1
  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (1 Vote cast)
Name: Season 1: HBO
Broadcast Information: Aired on HBO
Season 1 Cast
Ray BradburyplayedHost (3 eps)
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All Seasons
Season Ep # Name Started Ended Network Vote Revs Full Info
1 3 Season 1: HBO May/21/1985 Jul/02/1985 HBO 9 / 10 0 View
2 3 Season 2: HBO Feb/22/1986 Feb/22/1986 HBO N/A 0 View
3 12 Season 3: USA Jan/23/1988 May/28/1988 USA Network N/A 0 View
4 12 Season 4: USA Jul/07/1989 Nov/17/1989 USA Network N/A 0 View
5 20 Season 5: USA Jul/20/1990 Feb/12/1992 USA Network N/A 0 View
6 15 Season 6: USA Jun/01/1992 Oct/30/1992 USA Network N/A 0 View
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 30, 1992
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