An excellent adaptation of one Ray Bradbury’s stories from “The Martian Chronicles”. The Martians in this story are dead. Their cities are vacant. But ..
“The Moon be Still as Bright” originally aired on “Dimension X” on September 29, 1950.
We continue our Ray Bradbury tribute with a very special episode of the series “X Minus One”. This features not one but two! Count ‘em two adaptations of Bradbury stories. The first is “There Will Come Soft Rains”. Bradbury’s classic tale of nuclear holocaust. He discusses both the story and this radio adaptation in the interview posted yesterday. Next up his “Zero Hour”. Another end of the world scenario. But this time involving children. Chilling stuff. We love this episode. But, given recent events, we got quite wistful when the narrator referred to Bradbury as a “young writer”. The episode originally aired on December 5, 1956.
If you loved “Zero Hour” but were left wanting more, you can listen to a longer adaptation from the radio series “Suspense” here.
More of our tribute to Ray Bradbury. This time instead of a story we get to hear Bradbury talking about his life and work. He offers great advice not only about writing. But about life itself. This was prepared as a promotional piece for the radio series “Bradbury 13″, and it has become an episode of the series when it has been repeated. It was recorded in late March, 1984.
We couldn’t do just one day of tributes to mark Ray Bradbury’s passing. In fact, even two days doesn’t seem enough. So over the course of the next week we’re going to offer a variety of material honoring his life and times.
Today, we’re serving up another episode of “Bradbury 13″. This time an adaptation of the chilling story “Night Call, Collect”. This originally aired April 4, 1984.
You know we love our readers. And, when they request something, we do everything in our power to make it happen.
So when Franklin King told us he was having trouble locating the episode of the radio anthology series “Bradbury 13″ entitled “The Ravine”, we knew this was a problem we could solve. We strolled through our voluminous archives, past the towering piles of incunabula, around obsidian statues of strange nether-beasts, through curtains of boney beads, and there it was … right next to a shrunken monkey head … exactly what Franklin wanted:
Turn down the lights and enjoy. This is a very creepy tale.