Ray Bradbury, legendary sci-fi author, dies

Ray Bradbury, author of The Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit 451, and many more iconic books, passed away this morning at the age of 91. His publisher, Harper Collins, announced the news through a written statement which revealed that Bradbury "died peacefully...in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness." The sci-fi legend's career has spanned over seventy years and his incredible stories have spawned dozens of TV and film adaptations—including ones in Spanish!


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In fact, Bradbury's work was a main source of inspiration for half-Argentinean, half-Spanish film, television and theater director and screenwriter, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador. Serrador based several of his TV projects, including some of the ones below, off of Bradbury's stories. In honor of Bradbury and all of his achievements, here are 4 Spanish-language adaptations inspired by his work:

  1. Historias para no dormir or Stories to Keep You Awake Directed by Serrador in 1966, this series was one of the only suspense and terror thriller TV shows in Spain at the time. Serrador mixed his own scripts with plot line adaptations from some of Bradbury's stories, and those of several other writers, as a basis for many of the episodes.
  2. Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez or One, two, three…respond again Also created by Serrador in 1972, the competition series is considered a classic in Spanish television. Similar to reality shows today, the show consisted of contestants battling it out against each other in physical and mentally challenging tasks, which usually revolved around a theme.
  3. Mañana puede ser verdad or Tomorrow may be true This 1961 show brought science fiction to Spain, using Bradbury's, one of the masters of the genre, work.
  4. Habia una vez or Once Upon a Time Bradbury's writing also produced several short films, including this popular one directed by Alba Mora in 1985.

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