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The Expeditions 

The exploration of Mars begins with two failed expeditions. Colonel Wilder then leads a crew to discover the secret of Mars - only to find all the Martians dead from chicken pox.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Ray Bradbury (novel), Richard Matheson
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... Col. John Wilder
Gayle Hunnicutt ... Ruth Wilder
Bernie Casey ... Major Jeff Spender
Christopher Connelly ... Ben Driscoll (credit only)
Nicholas Hammond ... Commander Arthur Black
Roddy McDowall ... Father Stone (credit only)
Darren McGavin ... Sam Parkhill
Bernadette Peters ... Genevieve Seltzer (credit only)
Maria Schell ... Anna Lustig (credit only)
Joyce Van Patten ... Elma Parkhill (credit only)
Fritz Weaver ... Father Peregrine (credit only)
Linda Lou Allen Linda Lou Allen ... Marilyn Becker
Michael Anderson Jr. ... David Lustig
Robert Beatty ... General Halstead
James Faulkner ... Mr. K
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Storyline

The exploration of Mars begins with two failed expeditions. Colonel Wilder then leads a crew to discover the secret of Mars - only to find all the Martians dead from chicken pox.

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

On "Ray Bradbury Theater" several years later, David Carradine would play Spender, which is Bernie Casey's role here. Both actors starred in Martin Scorsese's "Boxcar Bertha" in 1972. See more »

Goofs

When the second expedition lands on the alien grass, there should be scorch marks from the rocket's boosters from landing - but there are none. See more »

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