Series: Ray Bradbury Theater
An author anthology series in the grand tradition of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Ray Bradbury Theater featured television adaptations of the stories of - unsurprisingly - Ray Bradbury. The series ran on two different networks between 1985 and 1992. Sixty-five of Bradbury's stories were adapted for the series, though some episodes mixed in elements and themes from more than one tale.Early episodes feature a surprising number of well-known actors including Drew Barrymore, Jeff Goldblum, and even The Shat.
This series provides examples of:
- Age Without Youth : "Hail and Farewell"
- The Aloner : "The Long Years"
- After the End : "To The Chicago Abyss"
- Amusement Park of Doom : "The Black Ferris"
- Buried Alive : "The Screaming Woman"
- Cassandra Truth : "The Screaming Woman", "The Man Upstairs", "The Black Ferris"
- Character Filibuster : "To The Chicago Abyss"
- Creepy Circus Music : "The Black Ferris"
- Depraved Dwarf: Averted in "The Dwarf" at first
- Enfant Terrible : "The Small Assassin", "Let's Play Poison" and "The Veldt"
- Evil Phone : "The Wind"
- Fountain of Youth : "The Black Ferris"
- Future Me Scares Me : "Touch of Petulance"
- Hall of Mirrors: In "The Dwarf"
- Heat Wave: "Touched with Fire"
- Holodeck Malfunction : "The Veldt"
- Kids Are Cruel : "Let's Play Poison" and "The Playground"
- Mood Whiplash : "Gotcha!"
- My Future Self and Me : "Touch of Petulance"
- Our Vampires Are Different : "The Man Upstairs"
- Replacement Goldfish : "The Long Years"