The Ray Bradbury Theater

Compiled by Loren Heisey
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                       Guide revision history

  Version 1.0: Original release (06/07/92)

  Version 1.1: Minor update (07/05/92) Added support  for  printing
               with the ms macros and with cawf.

  Version 2.0: Update (06/14/93) Added fifth  production  episodes.
               Changed  order  of HBO episodes. Miscellaneous other
               changes.

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                          Table of Contents

            I.      HBO Produced Episodes
            II.     USA First Production
            III.    USA Second Production
            IV.     USA Third Production
            V.      USA Fourth Production
            VI.     USA Fifth Production
            VII.    Episode Title List
            VIII.   Alphabetical Episode Title List
            IX.     Principle Credits
            X.      Notes

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                      I. HBO produced episodes

                    Introduction by Ray Bradbury

  "People ask where do you get your ideas.  Well  right  here.  All
  this  is  my  Martian  landscape.  Somewhere  in  this room is an
  African veldt. Just beyond perhaps is a small Illinois town where
  I  grew  up.  And  I'm  surrounded  on every side by my magicians
  toyshop. I'll never starve here. I just look around, find what  I
  need,  and begin. I'm Ray Bradbury, and this is" The Ray Bradbury
  Theater.  "Well then, right now what shall it be. Out of all this
  what do I choose to make a story. I never know where the next one
  will take me.  The trip, exactly one half  exhilaration,  exactly
  one half terror".

   1  Marionettes, Inc.
  A nagging wife prompts a  computer  salesman  to  take  desperate
  measures.
      Additional introduction (HBO and video only)
  "Its a new age. Even the coffee machines are talking to us. Maybe
  the  next  thing  will be they'll tell us not only what to drink,
  but when to drink. But what if they're wrong.  I  wonder  if  old
  Geppetto had any idea of what notions he let loose on the world".
      Starring
            James Coco                     Braling
            Leslie Nielsen                 Fantoccini
      Directed by
            Paul Lynch
      Co-starring
            Jayne Eastwood                 Mrs. Braling
            Kenneth Welsh                  Crane
      With
            Pixie Bigelow                  Buyer
            Rex Hagon                      Buyer
            Michael Fletcher               Buyer
            Laura Henry                    Secretary
            Tom Christopher                The Other Braling

   2  The Playground
  An insurance salesman has an uneasy feeling about the children at
  a local playground.
      Additional introduction (HBO and video only)
  "You know it's amazing how fond I've become of the sound of  this
  typewriter's, ah, till the power fails, very comforting." [lights
  candle] "Well like a night-light when we  were  kids  in  a  dark
  room.   Remember  how  it used to be? When we'd wander around our
  homes and be terrified of the littlest things. Of course it's not
  true  for  us nowadays. At the moments like this what we long for
  is an old warm friend and I have one right here."  [uncovers  old
  typewriter, blows off dust and blows out candle] "Damn".
      Starring
            William Shatner                Charles Underhill
            Keith Dutson                   Steve
            Kate Trotter                   Carol
      Director
            William Fruet
      Co-starring
            Mirko Malish                   Ralph
            Steven Andrade                 Charlie
            Barry Flatman                  Robert Peerless

   3  The Crowd
  A neon-sign artist believes the people gaping at an auto accident
  might be otherworldly.
      Additional introduction (HBO and video only)
  "The trouble with having all these things around for years is you
  stop  seeing them. There's nothing new, its a cliche. You look at
  it, you don't see it any more. So sometimes you have  to  make  a
  search, to find something new somewhere, perhaps beyond. But even
  down there the streets, the people, the cars, it's  nothing  new.
  I've seen it all.  And yet, and yet ..".
      Starring
            Nick Mancuso                   Spelliner
            R.H. Thomson                   Morgan
      Director
            Ralph L. Thomas
      Co-starring
            David Hughes                   Doctor
            Victor Eartmantis              Parametic

   4  The Town Where No One Got Off
  A city resident's idealistic view of rural life is shattered when
  a train drops him off at an unscheduled stop.
      Starring
            Jeff Goldblum                  Cogswell
            Ed McNamara                    Old Man
            Cec Linder                     Salesman
      Director
            Don McBrearty
      Co-starring
            Errol Slue                     Conductor
            Clare Coulter                  Store Owner
            Samantha Langevin              Mother
            Rachel Gemmell                 Girl on Swing
            Wayne Robson                   Man in Store

   5  The Screaming Woman
  A girl can't convince anyone that she hears a screaming voice.
      Starring
            Drew Barrymore                 Heather Leary
            Janet-Laine Green              Mrs. Leary
            Roger Dunn                     Mr. Leary
      With
            Alan Scarfe                    Mr. Nesbitt
      Directed by
            Bruce Pittman
      Co-starring
            Ian Heath                      Dippy
            Ken James                      Mr. Kelly
            Jacqueline McLeod              Mrs. Kelly
            Michael Copeman                Policeman
            Mary Anne Coles                Screaming Woman
            Fran Gebhard                   Neighbor
            Dick Callahan                  Worker

   6  Banshee
  An offbeat film director frightens a writer with larger-then-life
  ghost stories.
      Starring
            Peter O'Toole                  John Hampton
            Charles Martin Smith           Douglas Rogers
            Jennifer Dale                  The Banshee
      Directed by
            Douglas Jackson
      Co-starring
            Michael Copeman                Taxi Driver

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                      II. USA first production

                    Introduction by Ray Bradbury

  "People ask where do you get your ideas.  Well  right  here.  All
  this  is  my  Martian  landscape.  Somewhere  in  this room is an
  African veldt. Just beyond perhaps is a small Illinois town where
  I  grew  up.  And  I'm  surrounded  on every side by my magicians
  toyshop. I'll never starve here. I just look around, find what  I
  need,  and begin. I'm Ray Bradbury, and this is" The Ray Bradbury
  Theater.  "Well then, right now what shall it be. Out of all this
  what do I choose to make a story. I never know where the next one
  will take me.  The trip, exactly one half  exhilaration,  exactly
  one half terror".

   7  The Fruit At the Bottom of the Bowl
  A careless murderer contemplates his crime.
      Starring
            Michael Ironside               Acton
            Sonja Smits                    Mary
      And
            Robert Vaughn                  Huxley
      Director
            Gilbert Shilton
      Co-starring
            Barry Greene                   Gun Salesman
            Wally Bondarenko               Detective
            Tom Harvey                     Doctor

   8  Skeleton
  A hypochondriac seeks the help of a bone specialist to  cure  his
  latest ailment.
      Starring
            Eugene Levy                    Bert Harris
            Diane D'Aquila                 Clarisse
      And
            Peter Blais                    Munigant
      Director
            Steve Dimarco
      Co-starring
            Sean Hewitt                    Dr. Burleigh
            Thick Wilson                   Fat Man

   9  The Emissary
  A lonely,  bedridden  boy  sends  out  his  dog  to  find  him  a
  companion.
      Starring
            Helen Shaver                   Miss Haight
            Keram Malicki-Sanchez          Martin
      Director
            Sturla Gunnarsson
      Co-starring
            Linda Goranson                 Mother
            Neil Munro                     Father
            Eric Hebert                    Big Boy
            Stuart Kenny                   Neighbour
            Chubby                         Dog

  10  Gotcha!
  A playful couple plan a romantic weekend getaway.
      Starring
            Saul Rubinek                   John Griffths
            Kate Lynch                     Alicia Hart
      Director
            Brad Turner
      Co-starring
            James Kidnie                   Hotel Clerk
            Olwyn Chipman                  Party Person #1
            Sharolyn Sparrow               Party Person #2
            Michael Healy                  Stockbroker (Bear)
            Adrian Paul                    Stockbroker (Bozo)

  11  The Man Upstairs
  A boarder with strange hobbies keeps little Douglas up at night.
      Starring
            Feodor Atkine                  Mr. Koberman
      With
            Micheline Presle               Grandma
            Kate Hardie                    Miss Treadwell
      Introducing
            Adam Negley                    Douglas
      Director
            Alain Bonnot
      Co-starring
            Henri Poirier                  Mr. Dumas
            Michel Winogradoff             Police Officer
            Bertie Cortiez                 Coroner

  12  The Small Assassin
  A woman lives in terror of her new born child.
      Starring
            Susan Wooldridge               Alice Leiber
            Leigh Lawson                   David Leiber
      With
            Cyril Cusack                   Doctor Jeffers
      Director
            Tom Cotter
      Co-starring
            Lottie Ward                    Nurse

  13  Punishment Without Crime
  A man has a robot created to look just like his hated  wife.  His
  plan is to kill the robot, but he falls in love instead.
      Starring
            Donald Pleasence               George Hill
            Lynsey Baxter                  Katherine
      With
            Peggy Mount                    The Judge
      Director
            Bruce MacDonald
      Co-starring
            Iain Cuthbertson               Prosecuting Counsel
            Frank Williams                 Defence Counsel
            John McGlynn                   Facsimile Interviewer
            Bill Croasdale                 Governor
            Will Tracey                    Priest
            George Anton                   Lover
            William Ivory                  Policeman

  14  On the Orient, North
  A nurse aids an ailing ghost on a transcontinental train trip and
  escorts him to his final destination.
      Starring
            Magali Noel                    Minerva Halliday
            Ian Bannen                     The Ghastly Passenger
      Director
            Frank Cassenti
      Co-starring
            Francois Clavier               Train Official
            Herve Pauchon                  Priest
            Sylvie Novak                   Nun
            Tim Holm                       Policeman
            Jean Gluck                     Doctor

  15  The Coffin
  An aging inventor builds  a  custom  made  coffin  as  his  final
  creation.
      Starring
            Denholm Elliott                Richard Braling
      With
            Dan O'Herlihy                  Charles Braling
      Director
            Tom Cotter
      Co-starring
            Clive Swift                    St. John Court

  16  Tyrannosaurus Rex
  A  film  animator  sculpts  a  monster  for  a  tyrannical  movie
  director's latest project.
      Starring
            Cris Campion                   Terwilliger
            Daniel Ceccaldi                Glass
            Jim Dunk                       Joe Clarence
      Director
            Gilles Behat
      Co-starring
            Julie Reitzman                 Glass' Niece

  17  There Was an Old Woman
  Elderly Matilda isn't ready when death arrives to carry her  away
  in a wicker basket.
      Starring
            Mary Morris                    Matilda
            Roy Kinnear                    Funeral Director
            Sylvestra Le Touzel            Emily
      With
            Ronald Lacey                   The Listener
      Director
            Bruce MacDonald
      Co-starring
            Robin Soans                    Father
            Finetime Fontayne              Mortician
            Peter Barton                   Listener's Assistant
            Stephen Boyes                  Listener's Assistant
            Louis Emerick                  Listener's Assistant
            Ken Kitson                     Listener's Assistant

  18  And So Died Riabouchinska
  An outspoken  marionette  provides  clues  to  a  murder  when  a
  detective interrogates a ventriloquist.
      Starring
            Alan Bates                     John Fabian
            Jean-Pierre Kalfon             Lt. Krovitch
      Director
            Denys Granier-Deferre
      Co-starring
            Patti Layne                    Alyce Fabian
            Annabelle Mouloudji            Ilyana Riamonova
            Hilary Staunton                Mr. Douglas
            Jacques Berrocal               Ockham

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                     III. USA second production

                    Introduction by Ray Bradbury

  "People ask where do you get your ideas.  Well  right  here.  All
  this  is  my.  I'll never starve here. I'm Ray Bradbury, and this
  is" The Ray Bradbury Theater.

  19  The Dwarf
  The dreams of a dwarf turn into a showman's nightmare.
      Additional introduction
  "When I was 12 I met a magician Harry Blackstone who told  me  to
  live  forever. I decided I could. Mr. Blackstone introduced me to
  clowns, acrobats,  fire  eaters,  fat  ladies,  and  some  little
  people,  dwarves.  I've never forgotten. Every time I see certain
  kinds of strange mirrors, this is what I see".
      Starring
            Megan Follows                  Aimee
      With
            Miguel Fernandes               Ralph Banghart
      And
            Machs Colombani                Mr. Bigelow
      Director
            Costa Botes
      Co-starring
            David Cameron                  Magazine Vendor

  20  A Miracle of Rare Device
  A mean-spirited man may ruin a desert mirage.
      Additional introduction
  "When I was a boy my dad looking for work picked up  my  mom,  my
  brother  Skip,  and myself, and headed west. Along the way in the
  middle of nowhere-what-so-ever-at-all on a hot summer desert noon
  with  the wind still and heat rising from the sand dunes, we were
  witness to a miracle. Years later I remembered the miracle. This,
  is that remembrance".
      Starring
            Pat Harrington Jr.             Robert
      With
            Wayne Robson                   William
      Director
            Roger Tompkins
      Co-starring
            William Kircher                Ned Bantlin
            Des Kelly                      Old Man
            Barbara Laurenson              Old Woman
            Helen Jarroe                   Woman
            Ben Vere-Jones                 Young Man
            Roy Wesney                     Old Man #2
            Stephen Lovatt                 Xanadu Young Man
            Peter Dennett                  Farmer
            Annie Ruth                     Farmer's Wife
            Baden Campbell                 Farmer's Son
            Sarah McLaughlin               Farmer's Daughter

  21  The Lake
  A young man  returns  to  the  lake  where  he  had  a  childhood
  sweetheart a number of years before.
      Additional introduction
  "The long hot summers of childhood surround me  in  photos  taken
  along the shores of Lake Michigan. Looking at them many years ago
  I remembered when I built  impossible  cities  out  of  sand  and
  discovered that the lake could be a sorrow as well as a joy. When
  I finished writing this story at the age 22 I was in  tears,  and
  knew that at last I had become a writer".
      Starring
            Gordon Thomson                 Douglas
      With
            Eli Sharplin                   Young Douglas
            Jessica Billingsley            Young Tally
      And
            Sylvia Rands                   Tally's Mother
            Prue Langbein                  Douglas' Mother
            Tina Regtien                   Margaret
      Director
            Pat Robins
      Co-starring
            Jim Moriarty                   Lifeguard

  22  The Wind
  A man is pursued  by  the  violent  winds  whose  secret  he  has
  learned.
      Additional introduction
  "Clocks, hourglasses, barometers. Who has not lain  on  his  back
  and wondered where the weather was born, and how it traveled, and
  why along the way it sometimes ate people alive. And  then  again
  late  nights  doesn't the wind outside your house scratch at your
  screen like a cat needing to be fed. And what then.  Do  you  let
  the wind in, and what happens if you do".
      Starring
            Michael Sarrazin               John Colt
      With
            Ray Henwood                    Herb Thompson
      Director
            Grahame McLean
      Co-starring
            Vivienne Labone                Susan Thompson
            Keith Richardson               Keith Parkinson
            Anne Pacey                     Anne Parkinson

  23  The Pedestrian
  In  the  world  of  the  future,  a  man's  nighttime  walks  are
  considered deviant behavior.
      Additional introduction
  "Tennis shoes, to remind me of what. The first nights  of  summer
  when  as a boy I ran in the cool grass, or later walking at night
  being stopped by police who  were  suspicious  of  the  only  one
  walking  for miles and miles.  Upset with this encounter with the
  law what else could I do but write about shoes,  and  night,  and
  walking  as  a criminal in some future year in a story called The
  Pedestrian".
      Starring
            David Ogden Stiers             Leonard Mead
      With
            Grant Tilly                    Stockwell
      Director
            Alin Bollinger
      Co-starring
            Stig Eldred                    Voice (Out of View)
            Matt Murphy                    Man on Television

  24  A Sound of Thunder
  A man who has hunted all the animals on  earth  travels  back  in
  time to bag a dinosaur.
      Additional introduction
  "Dinosaurs large and small fill my junkyard  workroom.  This  one
  given  to  me by a friend 30 years ago. These given as toys to my
  daughters, and when they didn't play with them I simply took them
  back.  So  with  dinosaurs  coming into my life, I often wondered
  what would happen if I could go back into theirs. Dinosaurs, time
  machines,  put  them together and you have a tale 1 billion years
  old".
      Starring
            Kiel Martin                    Eckles
      With
            John Bach                      Travis
      Director
            Costa Botes
      Co-starring
            Micheal McLeod                 Agent
            Micheal Batley                 Hunter
            John McDavitt                  Hunter

  25  The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone
  A famous writer dies under mysterious circumstances.
      Additional introduction
  "I'm surrounded by file after file of ideas, stories, poems,  and
  fragments  of  novels  put  away over some 40 years. I go through
  them constantly and whichever story,  poem,  or  play  cries  the
  loudest  to  be  born  gets  written. But I've often wondered, if
  someone said to me your stories or your life would I save my life
  or my stories. And so the The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone was
  born".
      Starring
            John Saxon                     Dudley Stone
      With
            Alan Scarfe                    John Oatis Kendall
      Director
            David Copeland
      Co-starring
            Susan Wilson                   Sara Stone
            Lewis Rowe                     Dudley Stone's Publisher

  26  The Haunting of the New
  A man receives a phone call late at night telling him he can have
  a stately mansion, if it wants him.
      Additional introduction
  "This is a postcard from a friend overseas  which  caused  me  to
  write The Haunting of the New.  A postcard not a stumped lion, or
  a robot dinosaur, or a toy xylophone, but  an  airmail  postcard,
  yes.  Because  it  told  about  an  old house in a far place on a
  strange night. A house that died and came alive again and here is
  how it happened".
      Starring
            Susannah Yorke                 Nora
      With
            Richard Comar                  Charles
      Director
            Roger Tompkins
      Co-starring
            Sheila Hammond                 Duchess

  27  To the Chicago Abyss
  In the future a man tells stories of how things used to be.
      Additional introduction
  "I have what seems to be total  recall  from  the  moment  of  my
  birth, but if it should falter the toys, the trivia that surround
  me in my workroom help me remember back 60 years. But what  if  I
  lost  all  these  in a fire?  Then I'd be forced to rely on sheer
  memory alone. But what about everyone else? Would they choose  to
  remember  or  prefer  to forget? Would my memories be a threat to
  them? To find the answer I wrote To the Chicago Abyss".
      Starring
            Harold Gould                   Old Man
      With
            Neil Munro                     The Stranger
      Director
            Randy Bradshaw
      Co-starring
            Doreen Ibsen                   Woman in Park
            Arne MacPherson                Young Man in Park
            Linda Ravinovitch              Stanger's Wife
            Bill Meilen                    The Policeman
            Ronald Rault                   The Betrayer
            Chad Krowchuk                  Joseph

  28  Hail and Farewell
  A 12 year old boy has problems growing up.
      Additional introduction
  "Here lie my first magic sets given to me when I was 10 years old
  when  I  thought by magic I could control the world around me. My
  parents gave me sweaters and socks for Christmas.  I  rebeled,  I
  wanted  to  stay  young,  a  kid with a magic set forever. I wish
  somehow I could smoke the proper cigars to stunt my  growth.  Out
  of  those Christmases and my secret desire to scrunch down and be
  10 years old forever the story that follows was born".
      Starring
            Josh Saviano                   Willie
      Director
            Alan Kroeker
      Co-starring
            Georgie Collins                Old Woman
            Trevor McCarthy                The Bully
            Mary Day                       Charlotte
            Christine McInnis              Charlotte's Mother
            Judith Haynes                  Emma Webley
            Frank C. Turner                John Webley
            Mark Parr                      Tiny Tim
            Frank Bueckert                 Ice Cream Man
            Ann Allen                      Little Woman
            Chad Cole                      Big Kid, Orphanage
            Joel Dacks                     2nd Kid, Orphanage
            Donovan Workun                 Bully's Sidekick

  29  The Veldt
  Two spoiled children use the power of their  magical  nursery  to
  rebel against their parents.
      Additional introduction
  "Africa, lions, and the great modern safari explorers  have  been
  part  of my life in or out of films or circus arenas or librarys.
  Here in my workroom motion picture television  machines  and  hot
  african  veldt  lens  join  and  come  alive.  What  was  Popular
  Mechanics fancy when I was 9 can be built today or written out in
  a  few hours to be let loose from my typewriter as a story called
  The Veldt".
      Starring
            Linda Kelsey                   Lydia Hadley
      With
            Malcolm Stewart                George Hadley
            Thomas Peacocke                David McLean
      Director
            Brad Turner
      Co-starring
            Damien Atkins                  Peter Hadley
            Shana Alexander                Wendy Hadley
            Del Mehes                      Mechanical Voice

  30  Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!
  There are many wondrous things that small  boys  can  order  from
  mail order catalogs.
      Additional introduction
  "This is my copy of the Johnson Smith, Racine, Wisconsin catalog.
  Every  boy  in  America  at  one  time had one. You sent away for
  jokes, surprises, funny  faces,  whoopee  cushions,  and  magical
  illusions.  I sent away for my first Johnson Smith catalog when I
  was 10 because I heard you could buy things, strange things  that
  you  dumped in water or planted in your window box that grew, and
  grew, and grew".
      Starring
            Charles Martin Smith           Huge Fortnum
      Director
            David Brandes
      Co-starring
            Marc Reid                      Tom Fortnum
            Patricia Phillips              Cynthia Fortnum
            Judy Mahbey                    Mrs. Goodbody
            Frank C. Turner                Roger Willis
            Dorothy Anne Haug              Dorothy Willis
            Michael Leskow                 Joe Willis
            David Mann                     Mailman

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                      IV. USA third production

                    Introduction by Ray Bradbury

  "People ask where do you get your ideas.  Well  right  here.  All
  this is my magicians toyshop.  I'm Ray Bradbury, and this is" The
  Ray Bradbury Theater.

  31  Mars Is Heaven
  The first Earth visitors to Mars discover a replica of small town
  America.
      Starring
            Hal Linden, Paul Gross, Helen Moulder
      Director
            John Laing
      Additional Cast
            Patrick Smythe, Wendy McFarlane, Eddie Campbell,
            Brian Sergent, Stephen Papps

  32  The Murderer
  Arthur Brock sounds off against noise, leading him to violence  -
  and a cell in the psychiatric ward.
      Starring
            Bruce Weitz, Cedric Smith, Donna Akerston,
            Michael Haigh
      Director
            Roger Tompkins

  33  Touched With Fire
  Two men try to prevent a murder.
      Starring
            Eileen Brennan, Barry Morse, Joseph Shaw
      Director
            Roger Tompkins
      Additional Cast
            Michael Noonan, Paul Nadas

  34  The Black Ferris
  Two friends think there's a connection when a carnival brings  an
  old man and a young boy to town.
      Starring
            Zachary Bennett, Nathaniel Moreau, Frank Whitten
      Director
            Roger Tompkins
      Additional Cast
            Jonathan Marks, Pat Evison, Duncan Smith,
            Stephen Gledhill, Kathy Downes

  35  Usher II
  A man rebels when the government bans imagination.
      Starring
            Patrick Macnee, Ian Mune, Stewart Devinie
      Director
            Lee Tamahori
      Additional Cast
            Des Kelly, Alice Fraser, Susan Wilson

  36  Touch of Petulance
  A man's life is altered by a newspaper headline from the future.
      Starring
            Eddie Albert, Jesse Collins, Dulcie Smart
      Director
            John Laing

  37  And the Moon Be Still As Bright
  Space explorers on a Martian expedition are faced  with  problems
  when  one  of  their  members  becomes  obsessed with the planets
  former residents.
      Starring
            David Carradine, Kenneth Welsh, James Purcell
      Director
            Randy Bradshaw
      Supporting Cast
            Ben Cardinal, Brian Jensen, Warren Perkins

  38  The Toynbee Convector
  A man time travels to the past to perfect the future.
      Starring
            James Whitmore, Michael Hurst
      Director
            John Laing
      Additional Cast
            Perry Piercy, Michael Galvin

  39  Exorcism
  A woman makes a potion to get rid of a witch.
      Starring
            Sally Kellerman, Jayne Eastwood
      Director
            Brad Turner
      Supporting Cast
            Bartley Bard, Jordan Singer

  40  The Day it Rained Forever
  A free spirit and her music  bring  rain  to  a  drought-stricken
  town.
      Starring
            Vincent Gardenia, Gerard Parkes, Robert Clothier,
            Shelia Moore as Blanche Hillgood
      Director
            Randy Bradshaw

  41  The Long Years
  A space crew returns to Mars to find a scientist and  his  family
  unaffected by their 20-year stay on the planet.
      Starring
            Robert Culp, George Touliatos
      Director
            Paul Lynch
      Supporting Cast
            Judith Buchan, Donna Larson, Bruce Mitchell,
            Jason Wolff

  42  Here There Be Tygers
  Unbeknown to an explorer, the Utopia like world he has discovered
  has yet to unearth its deadly forces.
      Starring
            Timothy Bottoms, Peter Elliott, George Henare,
            Lorae Parry
      Director
            John Laing

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                      V. USA fourth production

                    Introduction by Ray Bradbury

  "People ask where do you get your ideas.  Well  right  here.  All
  this is my magicians toyshop.  I'm Ray Bradbury, and this is" The
  Ray Bradbury Theater.

  43  The Earthmen
  Members of an expedition to Mars find their intellect  questioned
  by the locals.
      Starring
            David Birney, Gordon Pinsent
      Director
            Graeme Campbell
      Supporting Cast
            Larry Musser, David Sivertsen, Patricia Phillips,
            Jim Shepard, Paul Tome

  44  Zero Hour
  A group of 8-year-olds  rally  around  an  invisible  person  who
  promises them the world.
      Starring
            Sally Kirkland, Katharine Isobel Murray
      Director
            Don McBrearty
      Supporting Cast
            Jill Dyck, Brian Taylor, Kurtis Brown,
            Ronan Cahill

  45  The Jar
  A backwoods man impresses the townfolk with a mysterious jar.
      Starring
            Paul LeMat, Jennifer Dale
      Director
            Randy Bradshaw
      Supporting Cast
            Earl Pastko, John Dee, Billy Morton,
            Bill Meilen, Randall Payne

  46  Colonel Stonesteel and the "Desperate Empties"
  What seems to be a relic from ancient Egypt turns up on a Midwest
  farm.
      Starring
            Harold Gould, Shawn Ashmore,
            and Wayne Robson as the Sheriff
      Director
            Randy Bradshaw
      Supporting Cast
            Walter Kaasa

  47  The Concrete Mixer
  A Martian's reluctance to attack Earth stems from what he read in
  his alien comic books.
      Starring
            Ben Cross, Howard Jerome,
            and John Gilbert as the Assignor
      Director
            Eleanore Lindo
      Supporting Cast
            Jan Smith, Grant Reddick

  48  The Utterly Perfect Murder
  A childhood bully still haunts a 60-year-old man.
      Starring
            Richard Kiley, Robert Clothier
      Director
            Stuart Margolin
      Supporting Cast
            David Turri, Eric J. Johnson

  49  Let's Play Poison
  A perfectionist teacher leads an unworldly bunch of kids.
      Starring
            Richard Benjamin
      Director
            Bruce Pittman
      Supporting Cast
            Shane Meier, Adam Derges, Warren Graves

  50  The Martian
  New life welcomes grieving parents who move to mars.
      Starring
            John Vernon, Paul Clemens, Sheila Moore
      Director
            Anne Wheeler
      Supporting Cast
            Paul Coeur, Janne Mortil

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                      VI. USA fifth production

                    Introduction by Ray Bradbury

  "People ask where do you get your ideas.  Well  right  here.  All
  this is my magicians toyshop.  I'm Ray Bradbury, and this is" The
  Ray Bradbury Theater.

  51  The Lonely One
  Several women try to decide whether to  walk  to  a  movie  since
  there  is  a serial killer on the loose in the town. Although her
  companions are reluctant to go, one of the women insists.
      Starring
            Joanna Cassidy
            Sheila McCarthy
      Director
            Ian Mune
      Supporting Cast
            Maggie Harper                  Helen
            Stephen O'Rourke               Officer Kennedy
            Peter Rowley                   Druggist
            David Perrett                  Frank Dillon
            Chic Littlewood                Theatre Manager
            Patrick Smith                  Pale Man
            Elizabeth Pendergrast          Miss Roberta
            Kathleen Kelly                 Miss Fern

  52  The Happiness Machine
  A man wakes up one morning and decides to build a machine to make
  happiness. It becomes an all consuming project much to his wife's
  dismay.
      Starring
            Elliott Gould
            Mimi Kuzyk
      Director
            John Laing
      Supporting Cast
            Paul McIvor                    Saul Affmann
            Tania Mason                    Naomi Affmann
            Matthew Brennan                Aaron Affmann
            Claire Chitham                 Rosalyn Affmann

  53  Tomorrow's Child
  Sometime in the future a couple tries a new  birthing  procedure.
  The equipment goes awry and they end up with a child they are not
  sure what to do with.
      Starring
            Carol Kane
            Michael Sarrazin
      Director
            Costa Botes
      Supporting Cast
            Peter Bland                    Dr. Wolcott
            Mark Clare                     Workman
            Lisa Tapley-Bale               Mary
            Mike Daly                      Bill
            Mandy McMullin                 Sheila
            John Kerr                      Don

  54  The Anthem Sprinters
  A well known American writer traveling in Ireland  gets  involved
  in a local sporting event.
      Starring
            Len Cariou
            Robert Ball
      Director
            Wayne Tourell
      Supporting Cast
            Ken Blackburn                  Timulty
            Ian Watkin                     Heeber Finn
            Terry Hayman                   Fogarty
            Bruce Allpress                 O'Gavin
            Karl Bradley                   Cinema Manager
            Grant Bridger                  Phil the Projectionist
            Alister Babbage                Nolan
            David Baxter                   Kelly
            Maurice Keene                  Book Store Owner

  55  By the Numbers
  On a train a man runs across a former acquaintance and recalls an
  incident  some 10 years ago at a Hotel involving a drill sergeant
  father and his son.
      Starring
            Ray Sharkey
            Geordie Johnson
      Director
            Wayne Tourell
      Supporting Cast
            Ciaran Pennington              The Boy
            Marton Csokas                  Sid
            Erik Thomson                   Young Man
            Bruce Tegart                   Hotel Waiter
            Nii Hammond                    Train Waiter

  56  The Long Rain
  A spaceship crash-lands  on  a  planet  where  it  is  constantly
  raining.  The survivors try to make their way to the Sundome that
  has been established on the planet.
      Starring
            Marc Singer
            Michael Hurst
      Director
            Lee Tamahori
      Supporting Cast
            Brian Sergent                  Boltz
            Mark Raffety                   Cooper

  57  The Dead Man
  A woman moves to a small town to take  a  job  as  a  manicurist.
  Being lonely she befriends a strange man who claims to be dead.
      Starring
            Louise Fletcher
            Frank Whitten
      Director
            Costa Botes
      Supporting Cast
            Ross Duncan                    Mr. Simpson
            Gilbert Goldie                 Mr. Gilpatrick
            Peter McCauley                 Sheriff
            David Taylor                   Radney Bellows
            Irene Drake                    Mrs. Bellows
            Alistair Douglas               Customer
            Peter Morgan                   Rev. Polk
            David Telford                  Henry Scott

  58  Sun and Shaddow
  A poor family has  their  meal  interrupted  by  a  film  company
  arriving to shoot in their town.
      Starring
            Gregory Sierra
            John Bach
      And
            Stuart Margolin
      Director
            Larry Parr
      Supporting Cast
            Vicky Haughton                 Maria Reyes
            Ken Blackburn                  Policeman
            Lee Mete Kingi                 Tomas Reyes
            Jose Bribiesca                 Jorge
            James Roberts                  Andrew

  59  Silent Towns
  A man returns from the outback of Mars only to discover  everyone
  has been recalled to Earth.
      Starring
            John Glover
            Monica Parker
      Director
            Lee Tamahori

  60  Downwind From Gettysburg
  An Abraham Lincoln robot delivering the Gettysburg address at  an
  historical  tourist  site  is  assassinated.  The  man who did it
  claims to be Mr. Booth.
      Starring
            Howard Hessman
            Robert Joy
      Director
            Chris Bailey
      Supporting Cast
            Kelly Johnson                  Phipps
            Roy Bonnell                    Lincoln
            Jim Rawdon                     Attendant
            Timothy Dale                   The Boy

  61  Some Live Like Lazarus
  A young boy and girl meet at a resort and over the years as  they
  return each summer fall in love. However the boy's mother forbids
  him to marry the girl because she thinks the girl  who  works  at
  the resort is not good enough for her son.
      Starring
            Janice Rule
            Yannick Bisson
      Director
            Peter Sharp
      Supporting Cast
            Yvonne Lawley                  Mother
            Noel Trevarthen                Roger (age 60)
            Katie Wolfe                    Anna (age 18-22)
            Kristin Darragh                Anna (age 10-12)
            Leon Woods                     Roger (age 10-12)
            Andrew Thurtell                Paul
            Greer Robson                   Carol
            Deborah Kathrine               Hotel Maid

  62  The Handler
  A mortician tries to give his clients a  little  extra  treatment
  that he thinks they should have.
      Starring
            Michael J. Pollard
            Henry Beckman
      Director
            Peter Sharp
      Supporting Cast
            John Sumner                    Mr. Stuyvesant
            Peter Rowley                   Mr. Flinger
            Lee Grant                      Mrs. Rogers
            Lynne Skinner                  Mrs. Shellmund
            Johnny Crews                   Mr. Wren
            Steve Cleary                   Edmund Worth
            Casey Anstiss                  Small Boy
            Christopher Brodeur            Skateboarding Boy
            Jocelyn Brodeur                Mrs. McNamara

  63  Fee Fie Foe Fum
  A mother lives in fear of her  free-loading  son-in-law  who  she
  thinks  is  after  her money and her house. Although her daughter
  tries to reassure her, the mother's fears are increased after the
  son-in-law  installs  a  supercharged new garbage disposal in the
  house where the three of them live.
      Starring
            Jean Stapleton
            Robert Morelli
      Director
            John Reid
      Supporting Cast
            Lucy Lawless                   Liddy Barton
            Patrick Smith                  Postman

  64  Great Wide World Over There
  A woman living in an isolated part of the country has a  neighbor
  who is always getting letters while she never receives any. Since
  the woman is illiterate she  has  her  visiting  educated  nephew
  write some letters for her so she can get mail like her neighbor.
      Starring
            Tyne Daly
            David Orth
      Director
            Ian Mune
      Supporting Cast
            Bill Johnson                   Tom Gibbs
            Helen Moulder                  Mrs. Brabbam
            Frank Whitten                  Mailman

  65  The Tombstone
  A salesman traveling with his wife has trouble  finding  a  motel
  with  a  vacancy.  Finally  they  find  one  but  the  room has a
  tombstone in it.
      Starring
            Shelley Duvall
            Ron White
      Director
            Warrick (Waka) Attewell
      Supporting Cast
            Desmond Kelly                  The Landlord
            John Smythe                    Mr. Whetmore
            June Bishop                    The Woman (Mrs. White)
            Paul Royce                     The Couch Potato
            Lyndon Peoples                 The Man (Mr. White)
            Jocelyn Brodeur                The Young Lady

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                       VII. Episode Title List

  HBO produced episodes

   1 - Marionettes, Inc.                               5/21/85
   2 - The Playground                                  6/04/85
   3 - The Crowd                                       7/02/85
   4 - The Town Where No One Got Off                   2/22/86
   5 - The Screaming Woman                             2/22/86
   6 - Banshee                                         2/22/86

  USA first production

   7 - The Fruit At the Bottom of the Bowl             1/23/88
   8 - Skeleton                                        2/06/88
   9 - The Emissary                                    2/13/88
  10 - Gotcha!                                         2/20/88
  11 - The Man Upstairs                                3/05/88
  12 - The Small Assassin                              4/09/88
  13 - Punishment Without Crime                        4/16/88
  14 - On the Orient, North                            4/29/88
  15 - The Coffin                                      5/07/88
  16 - Tyrannosaurus Rex                               5/14/88
  17 - There Was an Old Woman                          5/21/88
  18 - And So Died Riabouchinska                       5/28/88

  USA second production

  19 - The Dwarf                                       7/07/89
  20 - A Miracle of Rare Device                        7/14/89
  21 - The Lake                                        7/21/89
  22 - The Wind                                        7/28/89
  23 - The Pedestrian                                  8/04/89
  24 - A Sound of Thunder                              8/11/89
  25 - The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone             8/18/89
  26 - The Haunting of the New                         9/15/89
  27 - To the Chicago Abyss                            9/22/89
  28 - Hail and Farewell                               9/30/89
  29 - The Veldt                                      11/10/89
  30 - Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!    11/17/89

  USA third production

  31 - Mars Is Heaven                                  7/20/90
  32 - The Murderer                                    7/27/90
  33 - Touched With Fire                               8/03/90
  34 - The Black Ferris                                8/10/90
  35 - Usher II                                        8/17/90
  36 - Touch of Petulance                             10/12/90
  37 - And the Moon Be Still As Bright                10/19/90
  38 - The Toynbee Convector                          10/26/90
  39 - Exorcism                                       11/02/90
  40 - The Day it Rained Forever                      11/09/90
  41 - The Long Years                                 11/16/90
  42 - Here There Be Tygers                           11/30/90

  USA fourth production

  43 - The Earthmen                                    1/03/92
  44 - Zero Hour                                       1/10/92
  45 - The Jar                                         1/17/92
  46 - Colonel Stonesteel and the "Desperate Empties"  1/24/92
  47 - The Concrete Mixer                              1/31/92
  48 - The Utterly Perfect Murder                      2/07/92
  49 - Let's Play Poison                               2/14/92
  50 - The Martian                                     2/21/92

  USA fifth production

  51 - The Lonely One                                  7/10/92
  52 - The Happiness Machine                           7/17/92
  53 - Tomorrow's Child                                8/14/92
  54 - The Anthem Sprinters                            8/21/92
  55 - By the Numbers                                  9/11/92
  56 - The Long Rain                                   9/19/92
  57 - The Dead Man                                    9/26/92
  58 - Sun and Shaddow                                10/03/92
  59 - Silent Towns                                   10/10/92
  60 - Downwind From Gettysburg                       10/17/92
  61 - Some Live Like Lazarus                         10/24/92
  62 - The Handler                                    10/27/92
  63 - Fee Fie Foe Fum                                10/28/92
  64 - Great Wide World Over There                    10/29/92
  65 - The Tombstone                                  10/30/92

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                VIII. Alphabetical Episode Title List

  18 - And So Died Riabouchinska                       5/28/88
  37 - And the Moon Be Still As Bright                10/19/90
  54 - The Anthem Sprinters                            8/21/92
   6 - Banshee                                         2/22/86
  34 - The Black Ferris                                8/10/90
  30 - Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!    11/17/89
  55 - By the Numbers                                  9/11/92
  15 - The Coffin                                      5/07/88
  46 - Colonel Stonesteel and the "Desperate Empties"  1/24/92
  47 - The Concrete Mixer                              1/31/92
   3 - The Crowd                                       7/02/85
  40 - The Day it Rained Forever                      11/09/90
  60 - Downwind From Gettysburg                       10/17/92
  19 - The Dwarf                                       7/07/89
  43 - The Earthmen                                    1/03/92
   9 - The Emissary                                    2/13/88
  39 - Exorcism                                       11/02/90
  63 - Fee Fie Foe Fum                                10/28/92
   7 - The Fruit At the Bottom of the Bowl             1/23/88
  10 - Gotcha!                                         2/20/88
  64 - Great Wide World Over There                    10/29/92
  28 - Hail and Farewell                               9/30/89
  62 - The Handler                                    10/27/92
  52 - The Happiness Machine                           7/17/92
  26 - The Haunting of the New                         9/15/89
  42 - Here There Be Tygers                           11/30/90
  45 - The Jar                                         1/17/92
  21 - The Lake                                        7/21/89
  49 - Let's Play Poison                               2/14/92
  51 - The Lonely One                                  7/10/92
  56 - The Long Rain                                   9/19/92
  41 - The Long Years                                 11/16/90
  11 - The Man Upstairs                                3/05/88
   1 - Marionettes, Inc.                               5/21/85
  31 - Mars Is Heaven                                  7/20/90
  50 - The Martian                                     2/21/92
  20 - A Miracle of Rare Device                        7/14/89
  32 - The Murderer                                    7/27/90
  14 - On the Orient, North                            4/29/88
  23 - The Pedestrian                                  8/04/89
   2 - The Playground                                  6/04/85
  13 - Punishment Without Crime                        4/16/88
   5 - The Screaming Woman                             2/22/86
  59 - Silent Towns                                   10/10/92
   8 - Skeleton                                        2/06/88
  12 - The Small Assassin                              4/09/88
  61 - Some Live Like Lazarus                         10/24/92
  24 - A Sound of Thunder                              8/11/89
  58 - Sun and Shaddow                                10/03/92
  17 - There Was an Old Woman                          5/21/88
  65 - The Tombstone                                  10/30/92
  53 - Tomorrow's Child                                8/14/92
  27 - To the Chicago Abyss                            9/22/89
  33 - Touched With Fire                               8/03/90
  36 - Touch of Petulance                             10/12/90
   4 - The Town Where No One Got Off                   2/22/86
  38 - The Toynbee Convector                          10/26/90
  16 - Tyrannosaurus Rex                               5/14/88
  35 - Usher II                                        8/17/90
  48 - The Utterly Perfect Murder                      2/07/92
  29 - The Veldt                                      11/10/89
  22 - The Wind                                        7/28/89
  25 - The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone             8/18/89
  44 - Zero Hour                                       1/10/92

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                        IX. Principle Credits

  All episodes except 5
      Based on an original story and written by Ray Bradbury
  Episode 5
      By Ray Bradbury. Written for the screen by Ray Bradbury

  Produced by
      Atlantis Films Limited                         1-65
      Avalon Television Centre                       30-42
      Bradshaw, MacLeod, and Associates Ltd.         37,39-41,43-50
      Ellipse Programme                              7,8,10-18
      Grahame McLean Associates Limited              19-30
      Granada Television International               7,8,10-18
      South Pacific Pictures Limited                 43-65

  In Association with
      Allarcom                                       19-42
      Kicking Horse Productions Limited              27-30
      WIC Western International Communications Ltd.  43-65
      Wilcox Productions, Inc.                       1-65

  Produced in Co-operation with
      Dune                                           19-30
      USA Network                                    7-65

  Produced with Participation of
      The Alberta Motion Picture Development Corp.   19-65
      The Global Television Network                  1-6
      Telefilm Canada                                1-3

  Produced in Association with
      First Choice Canadian Communications Corp.     7-65
      The Global Television Network                  7-65
      Superchannel                                   19-65
      Super Ecran                                    19-65

  Developed for Television for Wilcox Productions, Inc. by
            Mark Massari                   1-6

  Executive in Charge of Production for WIC Western International
  Communications Ltd.
            Nicolas Wry                    43-65

  Production Executive for USA Network
            Rick Weaver                    43-65

  Co-Produced by
            T.F.1                          18

  Executive Producer
            Ray Bradbury                   1-65
            Michael Macmillan              1-6
            John Ross                      4-6
            Peter Sussman                  7-65
            Larry Wilcox                   1-65

  Co-Executive Producer
            Bill Allan                     7-18
            Pierre Bertrand Jaume          7-18
            Stephane Sperry                7-18

  Supervising Producer
            Tom Cotter                     19-65
            Jonathan Goodwill              37,39-41
            Mary Kahn                      43-50
            Seaton McLean                  11-36,38,42
            Don Reynolds                   51-65

  Producer
            Chris Bailey                   51-65
            Randy Bradshaw                 43-50
            Tom Cotter                     12,13,15,17
            Tom Dent-Cox                   37,39-41,43-50
            Jonathan Goodwill              19-36,38,42
            Arvi Liimatainen               27-30
            Mary Kahn                      51-65
            Doug MacLeod                   37,39-41,43-50
            Grahame McLean                 19-26
            Seaton McLean                  1-10
            Pamela Meekings-Stewart        31-42
            Hubert Niogret                 11,14,16,18
            Don Reynolds                   43-50

  Line Producer
            Narelle Barsby                 19-26
            Janine Dickins                 51-65
            Jonathan Goodwill              7-10
            Gillian Richardson             1-3

  Production Manager
            Mary Kahn                      4-6

  Director of Photography
            Warrick Attewell               31,35,38,42,52,56,59,63,
                                           64
            Gilberto Azevedo               14,18
            Dean Bennett                   45,50
            Paul Birkett                   43,46
            Richard Bluck                  22
            Alun Bollinger                 21,25,32-34,36
            Matt Bowkett                   54,57,58,60-62,65
            Thomas Burstyn                 1,3
            Jean Charvein                  11
            Stuart Dryburgh                20,24,26
            Donald Duncan                  19
            Mike Fuller                    23
            Allen Guilford                 51,55
            Brian R.R. Hebb, csc           7-10
            Mark Irwin, csc                2,4-6
            Jim Jeffrey                    37,40
            Phil Linzey                    29
            Alan Locke                     53
            Andre Neau                     16
            Tobias Schliesller             27,28,30
            John Spooner, csc              39,41,44,47-49

  Lighting Cameraman
            Ken Morgan                     13,17
            Michael B. Popley              12,15

  Production Designer or Designer
            John Blackie                   27-30,43-50
            Margaret Coombes               12,15
            Scott Dobbie                   37,39-41
            Ron Highfield                  51-65
            Rick Kofoed                    31-36,38,42
            Alan Price                     13,17

  Art Director
            Mike Becroft                   23,52,53,55,56,59,63,64
            Danny Black                    32-34
            Scott Dobbie                   43-50
            Tom Doherty                    9
            John Girdlestone               25
            Tony Hall                      8,10
            Michael Kane                   26,36
            Alicia Keywan                  4-6
            Rick Kofoed                    20
            Etienne Mery                   11,14,16,18
            David Moe                      1-3
            Matt Murphy                    22
            Rob Pearson                    21
            Rick Roberts                   40,41
            Mark Robins                    19,24,31,35,38,42
            Jennifer Ward                  51,54,57,58,60-62,65

  Editor or Film Editor
            Michele Amsellem               11
            George Appleby, cfc            1,5,6,9,10
            Ralph Brunjes                  2
            Sophie Cornu                   18
            Owen Ferrier-Kerr              31,35,38
            Doug Forbes                    29,37,39-41,43-50
            Michael Fruet                  7
            John Gilbert                   21-26
            Paul Griffiths-Davies          12,15
            Chris Gurr                     51,54,57,58,60-62,63,65
            Anthony Ham G.B.F.E.           13,17
            Allan Lee                      8
            Roger Mattiussi                3
            John McWilliam                 19,20,24
            Patrick Monaghan               52,53,55,56,59,64
            Marke Slipp                    27
            Jamie Selkirk                  32-34,36,42
            Lenka & Peter Svab             28
            Christopher Tate               30
            Gerald Vansier                 4
            Genevieve Vaury                16
            Alberto Yaccelini              14

  Music Director
            Lou Natale                     31-36,38,42

  Music Supervisor
            David Greene                   43-65

  Music
            Amin Bhatia                    37,41
            Peter Blake                    25
            George Blondheim               27,30,39,40
            Jean-Marie Briere              14
            Frank Cassenti                 14
            Clive Cockburn                 20,26
            Bill Connor                    12,13,15,17
            Eric Demarsan                  11,18
            Jean-Paul "Hector" Drand       16
            Bruce Ley                      1,10
            Drew King                      7
            Mo Marshall                    28,29
            John Massari                   6
            Fred Mollin                    8
            Louis Natale                   3-5,9
            Sylvain Rappaport              14
            Michelle Scullion              21,22
            Domenic Troiano                2
            Rob Winch                      19,23,24

  Music Composed by
            Amin Bhatia                    43,44,47,50,51,53,56,58,
                                           59
            Charles Cozens                 35,36
            Chris Dedrick                  45,46,48,49,52,54,55,57,
                                           60-65
            Lou Natale                     31,33,34,38,42
            Donald Quan                    32,33,42

  Additional Music
            Sylphides by Frederic Chopin   18
            Study E major Op. 10
                      by Frederic Chopin   14

  Stop Motion Animation
            Jean-Manuel Costa              16

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                              X. Notes

   1. Episodes 4-6 were  shown  together  as  "Strange  Tales:  Ray
      Bradbury" on HBO and are available on video that way. The HBO
      episodes  are  also  available  on  video  in  various  other
      combinations.
   2. For the airing of the HBO episodes on USA, part of Bradbury's
      introduction, his closing, and a portion of the episodes were
      edited to fit a half hour timeslot with commercials.
   3. The dates for the HBO episodes  are  unconfirmed.   The  date
      given for USA is the first airing date as well as it could be
      determined.
   4. Information  is  culled  from  the  actual  air  tapes.   The
      synopses  through the USA fourth production come from various
      TV guides and occasionally my own input.   The  synopses  for
      the USA fifth production were done by me.
   5. The principle credits are the credits listed in  the  opening
      credits, and in the closing credits up through the cast.
   6. Thanks to Jerry Boyajian for supplying some information for a
      few episodes.
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