The Martian Chronicles

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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.

  • Ray Bradbury
Seasons: 1
Classic SciFi icon 6/8
  • Release Date: 1980-01-15
  • Views: 831
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 120

Rock Hudson

Col. John Wilder

Bernadette Peters

Genevieve Seltzer

Joyce Van Patten

Elma Parkhill

Roddy McDowall

Father Stone

Darren McGavin

Sam Parkhill

Phil Brown


Gayle Hunnicutt

Ruth Wilder

Christopher Connelly

Ben Driscoll

Bernie Casey

Maj. Jeff Spender

Nicholas Hammond

Commander Arthur Black

Maria Schell

Anna Lustig

Fritz Weaver

Father Peregrine

Michael Anderson Jr.

David Lustig

Jon Finch