Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

Science fiction author Ray Bradbury passed away yesterday at 91.

Some of Bradbury's best known works, including Farenheit 451 & The Martian Chronicles, have been adapted for television and/or the movies, allowing Bradbury the status of becoming a cultural icon in his field. In 1985, Bradbury made the move to television himself, as the host of an HBO anthology series that bore his name. Reruns of Ray Bradbury Theatre would later air on USA Network after its pay-cable run ended.

Musical director John Massari composed the theme for Ray Bradbury Theatre, and a YouTube channel bearing Massari's name uploaded the open thus......

As host, Bradbury was cordial and pleasant. I don't think he ever acted in any of the episodes aside from being host. Rest in peace, Ray. You will be missed.


magicdog said...

Bradbury's works go deep in my family's reading habits!

My dad, uncle and myself have all read his works over the decades. My 15 yr old neice is currently reading 451 F.

RIP Mr. Bradbury.

hobbyfan said...

I think the closest I've ever gotten to reading any of Bradbury's stories was when "Something Wicked This Way Comes" was adapted as a Sunday comic strip several years back, coinciding with the Disney adaptation. Science fiction has not really been my thing.