The Martian Chronicles (1980)

The Martian Chronicles is a television miniseries based on Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles and dealing with the exploration of Mars and the inhabitants there. The series starred Rock Hudson, Darren McGavin, Bernadette Peters, Roddy McDowall, Barry Morse, and Maria Schell. It was aired on NBC in January 1980 in three episodes with a total running time of just over four hours. Bradbury found the miniseries "just boring". The script differs significantly from Bradbury's original novel from the 1940s, see episode summary below.

  • Ray Bradbury
Seasons: 1
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  • Release Date: 1980-01-15
  • Views: 196
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 120
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Darren McGavin

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Joyce Van Patten

Elma Parkhill

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Ruth Wilder

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Maria Schell

Anna Lustig

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David Lustig

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