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