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.

Writing:
  • Ray Bradbury

Stars:
Release Date: 1980-01-15
Seasons: 1
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  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 120
Joyce Van Patten
Joyce Van Pat...
Elma Parkhill
Phil Brown
Phil Brown
Narrator
Maria Schell
Maria Schell
Anna Lustig
Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowal...
Father Stone
Gayle Hunnicutt
Gayle Hunnicu...
Ruth Wilder
Bernie Casey
Bernie Casey
Maj. Jeff Spender
Jon Finch
Jon Finch
Christ
Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson
Col. John Wilder
Darren McGavin
Darren McGavi...
Sam Parkhill
Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Pe...
Genevieve Seltzer
Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty
Fritz Weaver
Fritz Weaver
Father Peregrine
James Faulkner
James Faulkne...
Nicholas Hammond
Nicholas Hamm...
Commander Arthur Black
Terence Longdon
Terence Longd...
Michael Anderson Jr.
Michael Ander...
David Lustig
Barry Morse
Barry Morse
Wolfgang Reichmann
Wolfgang Reic...
Christopher Connelly
Christopher C...
Ben Driscoll
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