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Dan Persons

Dan Persons

Posted: August 29, 2010 10:57 AM

August 22, 2010 represented fantasy author Ray Bradbury's 90th birthday. In celebration of that event, this week's Post-Mortem podcast examines his career, including the many film and television adaptations of his work: Fahrenheit 451, The Best from 20,000 Fathoms, The Illustrated Man, The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes, etc. Plus, correspondent Lawrence French fills us in on the details of the celebration in Los Angeles, which declared August 22-28 to be "Ray Bradbury Week."

We then cap off the episode with a quick discussion of showman supreme William Castle, the man who made Percepto, Emergo, and the Punishment Poll household words. Well, not household, maybe, but legendary amongst cinema geeks everywhere.

NOTE: This episode begins with a tender and explicit tribute to Ray Bradbury, and is definitely NFW.