Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Journey #90 - The Rocket by Ray Bradbury (presented by NBC Short Story)

Fiorello Bodoni, a poor junkyard owner, dreams of rocketing to the stars. When the opportunity arises, he realizes he can't share it with his family.

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Guest Host: Dave Thompson of Podcastle.org

Episode Art courtesy of Brian Burgess

Ray Bradbury is the world’s greatest science fiction writer. Some may argue, including Ray himself, that he writes fantasy rather than science fiction. He once said that Fahrenheit 451 was his only true science fiction work. His stories may tells us very little about science, but a great deal about the netherworld of imagination buried deep within all of us. In addition to over 1000 short stories, several novels and a handful of plays; Ray Bradbury has written poetry and scenarios. He adapted the novel Moby Dick for the movies, and has seen several of his own stroies made into motion pictures, as well as television radio shows. His writing has appeared in nearly every American magazine publishing quality fiction, and in over 100 anthologies of short stories.
NBC Presents: Short Story was a half-hour program offering dramatizations of contemporary American short stories by famed writers such as William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, and Ray Bradbury. The series premiered February 21, 1951 on NBC and ran in three different incarnations until May 30, 1952.

Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space

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