We caught up with the sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury, who has a musical up in Pasadena. Watch a video of him sounding off on Bo Derek, computers and Fahrenheit.
(You can hear that interview on the lastest CyberFrequencies' podcast.)
Bradbury's Wisdom 2116 is a robotic love story about the bitter-sweet beauty of growing old as humans. The music is catchy, the dance is great and best of all it's only 50 minutes - now that's entertainment!
Bradbury wrote the musical for an old couple he'd befriended as a young man. But it took more than 50 years for Wisdom 2116 to be staged.
Bradbury's 89-years-old now and says the musical makes him cry because he's "seen what age does."
We jumped at the chance to meet Ray Bradbury at his home in Los Angeles -- CyberFreak Tanya Jo Miller has been geeking out on him since she was a little girl.
And she's not alone. Every time I mention the interview, people swoon and their eyes get a twinkle and if you listen closely, it's their younger selves spilling stories of the Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit, Martian Chronicles...
So CyberFreaks, enjoy!
- Queena Kim
Stuff Ray Bradbury Says
Bradbury talks about everything from Bo Derek to writing Fahrenheit 451, his hatred of computers and more.
Ray Bradbury Avoids the Automobile
An old-friend of Bradbury's tells us about the famous sci-fi writer's aversion to mechanical transportation.
Catch the musical at the Fremont Center Theatre in Pasadena.