The Ray Bradbury Theater

The Ray Bradbury Theater

Sci-Fi & Fantasy6 Seasons
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The noted science-fiction author hosts dramatizations of his own short stories.
  • Marionettes, Inc.
    Episode 128 mins
    A computer salesman buys something to end his wife's nagging.
  • The Playground
    Episode 228 mins
    A salesman (William Shatner) sees strange children at play.
  • The Crowd
    Episode 327 mins
    A crowd gathers near an artist hurled into another dimension.
  • The Town Where No One Got Off
    Episode 130 mins
    A writer (Jeff Goldblum) takes a train ride to madness.
  • The Screaming Woman
    Episode 228 mins
    A girl (Drew Barrymore) thinks a neighbor buried his wife alive.
  • Banshee
    Episode 328 mins
    A film director (Peter O'Toole) tells a ghost story.
  • Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl
    Episode 125 mins
    A murdered man's (Robert Vaughn) secret torments his killer (Michael Ironside).
  • Skeleton
    Episode 225 mins
    A hypochondriac (Eugene Levy) seeks the help of a bone specialist to cure his latest ailment.
  • The Emissary
    Episode 326 mins
    A loyal dog brings a teacher (Helen Shaver) to visit an invalid boy.
  • Gotcha!
    Episode 425 mins
    A couple's test of love during a weekend away turns to terror.
  • The Man Upstairs
    Episode 526 mins
    A boy suspects his grandmother's boarder is a vampire.
  • The Small Assassin
    Episode 625 mins
    A woman is terrified of her newborn child.
  • Punishment Without Crime
    Episode 726 mins
    A man (Donald Pleasence) seeks an outlet to vent his anger over his wife's infidelity.
  • On the Orient, North
    Episode 826 mins
    A woman escorts a ghost to a safe haven.
  • The Coffin
    Episode 926 mins
    An aging inventor builds a custom-made coffin as his final creation.
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex
    Episode 1026 mins
    A special-effects model-maker takes revenge on a director.
  • There Was an Old Woman
    Episode 1126 mins
    Elderly Matilda isn't ready when death arrives to carry her away in a wicker basket.
  • And So Died Riabouchinska
    Episode 1224 mins
    A marionette provides the clue to a murder.
  • The Dwarf
    Episode 124 mins
    A carnival operator plays a cruel prank on an unsuspecting dwarf.
  • A Miracle of Rare Device
    Episode 224 mins
    The magical discovery of two down-and-out men is threatened by an old enemy.
  • The Lake
    Episode 324 mins
    A young man returns to the lake where his childhood sweetheart disappeared several years before.
  • The Wind
    Episode 424 mins
    A man is pursued by the violent winds whose secret he has learned.
  • The Pedestrian
    Episode 524 mins
    In the world of the future, a man's nighttime walks are considered deviant behavior.
  • A Sound of Thunder
    Episode 623 mins
    A time traveler inadvertently alters the present through his actions in the distant past.
  • The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone
    Episode 723 mins
    An investigation into a famous writer's death succeeds in saving his life.
  • The Haunting of the New
    Episode 823 mins
    A renovated mansion reacts when its owner throws wild parties.
  • To the Chicago Abyss
    Episode 923 mins
    A post-holocaust government targets a man who remembers.
  • Hail and Farewell
    Episode 1023 mins
    A boy frozen at 12 years old drifts from town to town.
  • The Veldt
    Episode 1123 mins
    Two spoiled children use the power of their magical nursery to rebel against their parents.
  • Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar
    Episode 1223 mins
    Alien mushrooms use small boys in their quest for world domination.
  • Mars Is Heaven
    Episode 123 mins
    Mars explorers see long-lost loved ones.
  • The Murderer
    Episode 223 mins
    A man who wishes complete silence destroys all sources of sound in his surroundings.
  • Touched with Fire
    Episode 323 mins
    During a heat wave, two men try to keep a woman from being slain.
  • The Black Ferris
    Episode 423 mins
    A carnival, a stranger and a boy arrive at the same time.
  • Usher II
    Episode 523 mins
    A man (Patrick Macnee) avenges the destruction of his library.
  • A Touch of Petulance
    Episode 623 mins
    A man attempts to change the future when his wife's murder is foretold.
  • And the Moon Be Still as Bright
    Episode 723 mins
    A Mars explorer turns against his companions.
  • The Toynbee Convector
    Episode 823 mins
    A time traveler journeys to the future and brings back a message of hope for a dying civilization.
  • Exorcism
    Episode 923 mins
    A woman seeks revenge on a witch who has caused her trouble for years.
  • The Day It Rained Forever
    Episode 1023 mins
    Old men wait for the day it always rains.
  • The Long Years
    Episode 1123 mins
    Explorers find a scientist and his family on deserted Mars.
  • Here There Be Tygers
    Episode 1223 mins
    A lovely planet retaliates against explorers' abuse.
  • The Earthmen
    Episode 123 mins
    Earthmen on a rescue mission to Mars encounter telepathic extraterrestrials.
  • Zero Hour
    Episode 223 mins
    Children, not taken seriously by adults, are enlisted by an invisible leader to take over Earth.
  • The Jar
    Episode 323 mins
    A man brings a mysterious jar home from a carnival and his wife disappears.
  • Colonel Stonesteel and the Desperate Empties
    Episode 423 mins
    A boy discovers ancient Egyptian remains on an Illinois farm.
  • The Concrete Mixer
    Episode 523 mins
    An invasion force from Mars heads to Earth, prepared to overcome a strong military resistance.
  • The Utterly Perfect Murder
    Episode 623 mins
    A middle-aged man plans a return to his hometown to get even with a childhood bully.
  • Let's Play Poison
    Episode 723 mins
    A strict teacher suspects that his unruly students may have committed murder.
  • The Martian
    Episode 822 mins
    A lonely couple living on Mars meet a young man who appears to be their dead son.
  • The Lonely One
    Episode 923 mins
    A serial killer stalks a girl; guest Joanna Cassidy.
  • The Happiness Machine
    Episode 1023 mins
    A man builds a machine that makes its users feel happy; with Elliott Gould.
  • Tomorrow's Child
    Episode 1123 mins
    An experimental childbirth procedure results in a couple's baby being born in another dimension.
  • The Anthem Sprinters
    Episode 1224 mins
    An American tourist is involved in an Irish sporting event. With Len Cariou.
  • By the Numbers
    Episode 1323 mins
    A man learns the truth about a childhood acquaintance.
  • The Long Rain
    Episode 1423 mins
    An explorer finds a planet where it never stops raining. With Marc Singer.
  • The Dead Man
    Episode 1524 mins
    A spinster befriends a man who claims he is dead. With Louise Fletcher.
  • Sun and Shadow
    Episode 1622 mins
    In "Sun & Shadow," a photographer uses the home of a crazy Mexican as a backdrop.
  • Silent Towns
    Episode 1723 mins
    A lonely resident of Mars desperately searches for a mystery phone friend.
  • Downwind from Gettysburg
    Episode 1823 mins
    A robot Abraham Lincoln is assassinated; with Howard Hesseman.
  • Some Live Like Lazarus
    Episode 1923 mins
    A fiance promises marriage upon his mother's death.
  • The Handler
    Episode 2021 mins
    A small-town mortician takes a perverse delight in exacting postmortem revenge against his enemies.
  • Fee Fie Foe Fum
    Episode 2123 mins
    A vicious prankster convinces his wife's mean grandmother that he is planning to kill her.
  • Great Wide World Over There
    Episode 2223 mins
    An illiterate woman seeks to impress her neighbor. With Tyne Daly.
  • The Tombstone
    Episode 2323 mins
    A woman thinks her apartment building is haunted. With Shelly Duvall.

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