Ray Bradbury, who died Tuesday at age 91, had his share of novels adapted for the big screen (most notably "Farenheit 451" in 1966 and "Something Wicked This Way Comes" in 1983), but Bradbury's great strength was the short story, and the format best suited to showcase those works was the anthology TV series.
Although Bradbury had been publishing stories since 1941, his first adaptation came 10 years later in an episode of the NBC horror-suspense anthology series, "Lights Out." "Zero Hour" was a story of children aiding and abetting in an alien invasion of Earth.
Other Bradbury stories appeared as part of other anthology series, including "Out There," "Suspense," " CBS Television Workshop," "Tales of Tomorrow," "Fireside Theater" and "Studio 57."
Only one of Bradbury's stories was adapted for "The Twilight Zone"("I Sing the Body Electric"), but many of them appeared as part of " Alfred Hitchcock Presents." Bradbury himself even wrote the teleplays for several of the episodes, including "Shopping for Death," "Design for Loving" and "Special Delivery."