The Martian Chronicles | 1979

Adaptation, Adventure
The commendable attempt to translate the Ray Bradbury science fiction classic to the screen, from an adaptation by Richard Matheson, finds Rock Hudson as the intrepid commander who is sent to discover the whereabouts of ...more

Cast

... Colonel John Wilder

Actor (1979-1980)

... Ruth Wilder

Actor (1979-1980)

... Major Jeff Spender

Actor (1979-1980)

... Ben Driscoll

Actor (1979-1980)

... Commander Arthur Black

Actor (1979-1980)

... Father Stone

Actor (1979-1980)

... Sam Parkhill

Actor (1979-1980)

... Genevieve Seltzer

Actor (1979-1980)

... Anna Lustig

Actor (1979-1980)

... Elma Parkhill

Actor (1979-1980)

... Father Peregrine

Actor (1979-1980)

... Marilyn Becker

Actor (1979-1980)

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Synopsis

The commendable attempt to translate the Ray Bradbury science fiction classic to the screen, from an adaptation by Richard Matheson, finds Rock Hudson as the intrepid commander who is sent to discover the whereabouts of the first two missions that had been sent to Mars and were never heard from again. An uneasy mixture of adventure and comedy, this three-part, six-hour miniseries was filmed rather lavishly in Britain, Malta and the Canary Islands, with, basically, an all British cast (save Hudson, Darren McGavin, Bernadette Peters, Maria Schell, and a few others), and marked the TV-directing debut of veteran Michael Anderson, best known for "Around the World in 80 Days." The special effects were by John Sears, who had won Oscars for his work in this capacity in "Thunderball" and "Star Wars."

Writers

Screenplay (1979-1980)

Source Material (from novel) (1979-1980)

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