Ray Bandar: A Life with Skulls
exploring science, art and eccentricity He's called Dr. Bones and Reptile Ray. Usually seen collecting the skulls from dead animals, Ray Bandar has been a fixture at the California Academy of Sciences and San Francisco Bay Area beaches for more than 50 years.
The 30-minute documentary with soundtrack by John Zorn, “Ray Bandar: A Life with Skulls” celebrates this skull collector and his passion for living (and dead) things. Watch it this summer on PBS as a part of the Natural Heroes series. Check your local PBS stations for more information about when it is showing.
Buy the John Zorn soundtrack. Or buy the deluxe disc for only $15 with more than two hours of extra footage, a tour of Ray's house and his pursuit of a harbor porpoise skull.