Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ray Bradbury Saturday! The Chrysalis


Ray Bradbury's "The Chrysalis" is a short story in the collection called S Is For Space. It takes place after World War III, a group of scientists are trying to figure out a mysterious illness that has afflicted one of their colleagues.

Click Chrisalis Movie for more information about the film.


Friday, April 29, 2011

Micronauts


One of the toys from my childhood was the Micronauts by Mego! These were so original and cool, I wish they had been more popular. I had a few of them and I usually used them with my Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and Fisher Price figures. My favorite was the Pharoid figure that came with an egyptian type sarcophagus and the Baron Zemo figure with magnetic limbs.

It would be great to see these re-released, but then again I don't need another thing to collect.



Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ray Bradbury Saturday! The Pedestrian

This is a great story, originally in "S Is For Space". The Pedestrian is a story about non-conformity in a police state where everyone is under surveillance and forced to stay inside their houses and watch mindless television (Ghost Machines), on man dares to go outside for a walk.

I can identify with Ray Bradbury's reason for writing this. I too was stopped one time by police, just for walking at night, no other reason. They left me alone after I proved that I wasn't up to anything but it angered me to be harassed like that. I guess that's all police have to do in a small town, harass the citizenry and forget about the real problems going on in town.

Now this episode seems a bit long for the story, it's only about seven pages long. They do take some liberties with the story to flesh it out for an episode. The main character is alone in the short story, but the original concept still remains.



Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ray Bradbury Saturday! Ray on the Moon Landing.

Tom Snyder interviews Ray Bradbury on the night of the first Lunar Landing!