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Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury’s The

MISBEGOTTEN HOTCH-POTCH of 70s production values and 50s plotlines which was both bizarre and dull, often simultaneously. Long sequences of greenhouse construction in slo-mo on the Martian surface (the 70s) mixed poorly with smoking rockets, retro aliens and minimalist Martian cities (the 50s, and how!) ROCK HUDSON was head explorer, RODDY MacDOWELL head alien, and GAYLE HUNNICUT was… Gayle Hunnicut.

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  1. Mike Smith

    August 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Have to correct a minor error here. Roddy MacDowell was not the head alien but the rather ineffectual cleric, Father Stone (not to be confused with the priest of the same name in Father Ted).

    I agree that it ended up as a mess, but an interesting one, despite the laughable special effects.

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