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Com. And welcome back. Our final segment with Mark Zicree. Marc will space. Command qualify for a TV EMMY or a movie Oscar category TV, EMMY, George I would love to have a gorgeous gorgeous statue rate. Bribery, one one for the Halloween TV at TV movie of that. I've got three regional news over my career. They are so cool. That's great. I love that stuff. Holding globe. And all that stuff. It's neat. Let's go back to the calls. You ready for some more? We'll go to Mason Texas Stevens with us on coast-to-coast. Good morning. Stephen morning, George good to have you with us. Mark. I have a question. Why did why did? Twilight zone Goto hour long episodes on season four, and how did you think about the whole hour long episode funny because originally when rod conceive wrestling conceiver twilights initially thought it was going to be in our show. He actually wrote you've four pilots twilight zone before the show got actually picked up and the first three of those that he wrote were our scripts that finally decided would be a half hour. But once he started doing it as a half hour. He realized that was the perfect life for the show, and he was very adamantly against it being extended to an hour. This is something CBS is doing in that period in the early sixties. They did with gun smoke. They did it with the Hitchcock show. And so they thought that they might be able to enlarge the audience by expanding twilights onto an hour. So they took so long deciding that only gave it really I have season the fourth season was eighteen episodes, and they were an hour long. And. Twilights really didn't work as well. As at our math, Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont and surly Earl hammer the major writers on twilight zone all had one good hour episode age, but at the end of the season bring much evergreens that they needed to go back the half. I was dragging at. Though, there's a great hour long episode called on Thursday, we leave for home the stars James Whitmore and rod Serling wrote it, and it's it's just great. It's a terrific episode. But then for the fifth season fifth and final season. They went back to our thirties were actually twenty two weren't they were actually closer to twenty seven. They're only they're only few commercials back then those days now, don't they? Sure, do but the back then they mostly most was the episode. And you know, he he didn't he have a cigarette when he came out. Yeah. You know, it's like he had a cigarette as pretty much all the time. And he was a feel four pack a day smuggle. That's what got him in the long run. Died of complications from open heart surgery. And you know, he would he really looks older than he was he died at fifty and which is the new thirty amazing. But the boy got a lot done in the time. He had that he he did more in his time than most people do at ninety. Let's go to Travis in Omaha Nebraska. Hey, I think that's a home. Johnny carson. Isn't it? Travis travis. Doing. Well. Yes, sir. Yeah. I I had a couple of questions. The Mark, sir. Yeah. I heard you talking about the movie that you're making is is it just one it's going to be a series series. And in fact, the first hour, I've I've YouTube channel called Mr. sci-fi anyone can subscribe to and it's free. And I put the first hour of command on on my channel, actually, watch it. And in fact, we shot a scene with initial Nichols today. We'll be posting from that. So it's it's a twelve hour season. And we visited the show is going many seasons multiple seasons like at least five years, and so we're just rock and roll. I've I've been the first eight hours of the twelve hour season and also plea quell. And so I'm by the next few months the entire twelve hours. And then we'll just we'll just shoot all of it and and share with our audience, and it's the new way of doing television, and then our audience just you finances. They buy shares. They've gone kick start interesting money our way, and that'll be part of one thing. This is because I have my own studio. I can do a network quality show for much. Less money than the network Homar God. Because for instance, Star Trek discovery is over ten million dollars an episode game of thrones is over fifteen fifteen million dollars an episode is one show. Yes. Yeah. One hour, and but base command I can do it. So far. I've I've you as I mentioned my audience is giving me a million dollars and with that I was able to shoot the two hour pilot and forty minutes of the second to our story and we're moving forward. So as I mentioned we'll be starting to Kickstarter campaign on Monday. And if anyone wants to buy shares in space command, they can Email me, Mark Zicree gmaiLcom. And and I can send them all the information. It's and people around the world buying shares. It's it's a completely new way of doing television. But but I really love it because I ride it. I cast it I shoot it. There's no, you know, you know, the the cast is one cast of amazing science fiction actors like they'll be like Doug Jones. And Robert the cartoon Mira Furlan was box lightning in the shell Nichols. If I went to a network and said, can I have this cast? They say no you have to use an actor was just on some hitch. On the CW who can't act or Wayland. That's not the CW. But they get the network at Safeway. You get the castle. You don't. And and I don't want to have that over my head. And you have another question. Travis. Yeah. I heard him talking about spirituality like they went to sporran. They have to kinda of the level of spirituality. Yeah. I think that's the thing to focus on for your project. I'm in hardest myself, and I I done a lot of mobster type paintings and stuff like that. I haven't really really fast site by so often listen to coast to coast over the years. And you know, I just like hearing winds somebody think creative processes like this. Yes. And and you know, when when I talk about spirituality, it's I, you know, I'm open to whatever someone's personally are. But I think if if kindness is at the heart of that, then you're not gonna go wrong. I think you know, I I I mean Jesus, of course, I'd love one another I believe that. And that you have to be a Christian Buddhist. Or Jewish like, I am or or or even agnostic or I mean kindness is basically what you do. It's the golden rule, and there's a version of the golden rule pretty much every every faith or every culture. And it's basically just be kind kind of your family kinds of people you love and be kind on the street, you know, someone's trying to get into a parking safe as a garbage can block them an across the street and move the garbage cans, and it's just putting that into practice your life and small ways and has a ripple effect. You know, Robert Davi Mark have you seen these whom we're close friends with them? So if you ever need him in any of those episodes, let us know we'll get in touch with them. Thank you, George. Thank you for that. He's got one of those faces that everybody recognizes of course, of course, let's go to Rick truck. Driving a New Hampshire. Welcome to the program. Hi wreck. Go ahead, sir. Oh, thank you for taking my call ice. Nice to meet him. Our cat. Good conversation tonight. A couple of questions. Please, sir. Yeah. Twilight zone. I used to say that it got that twirly little thing in a yes. Yeah. Are you still using that that fame and your reduce show that? Yeah. On the new twilight using original fame and that and those those motifs yet, whether so I kinda they're they're gorgeous. Yeah. That's what bring. Yeah. Bring a lot of people catch into like the black hole. You know? Did you believe aliens? When you first started writing here here of strips, if you believe in any space space off creatures of any kind definitely intelligent life in the universe. And you know, I I don't really go beyond that in in saying, what's what's real? And what's not into of that? But but I think that life probably throughout the university. Now, no planets are on pretty much every star. And so I think life is going to be throughout the universe. Just like very fertile field. You know grows all sorts of crops. Super. Thank you, read, compression. I feel like I'm committing a sin. If I watched the new twilight zone episodes, I wouldn't go that far. But it's definitely. It's not the old show. It's not what surly was able to pull off. I mean, you know, it takes such a lot of great people coming together and just the right way to make magic happen. It's when something catches fire, and it's lightning in a bottle. And rod Serling certainly accomplished that anymore is yours is hard to possibly could any. He pulls it off. And it's an amazing amazing thing. I just you go back to those original shows, there's just their gills their amazing. Let's go to beaver Utah marines with us. Hello marie. Go ahead. Are you there? That stock the next generation, Marcus. For that show. Okay. It wasn't episode. That was to call trouble travels. Oh, yes. Of course. That's great up. So that was the only ritual Star Trek series. And I was written by David Gerald who actually went to college with my wife. My wife read that script in the first draft. And and I I know David very well and not long ago, and it's a great some shooting the shell Nichols house. She played a little Star Trek. There was a bowl of trebles on on on a. So it's really fun. Really really fun episode. Guy. So well, David Gerald, you know him. All mark. Yep. Yep. Yep. They're my heroes. These writers are just wonderful. I mean, if I wouldn't win search for them, and they became friends and mentors. And you know, they were just just really brilliant writer. What's the reaction? But in Hollywood about the way, you're doing space command fascinating. When I meet with executives and executives at Netflix, which I did a few weeks ago there what I'm doing. And and they really admire the fact that I can raise money for my audience that got millions of fans around the world, it's significant and and the people who are creating series, you know, with children network that I now creating where I'm gonna create six new series with six major chauvinism. These are people who've done the greatest hits in television. And when I invite them to come aboard they want to because they want the freedom that this offers. They want the freedom. That they can write what they wanna right. They can say what they wanna say. They can we there's one show that we're gonna be creating where we can reach out to all these wonderful actors that we that we love there's an accident. Barbara Bain who was on mission impossible is based nineteen ninety nine and offended my nose, right? A row for role for her and why not super do a game show. I've never done. I wanna redo the what's my line show. Yes. That was such a great show. I love that shows that cool. Yeah. I mean when you look at it, they in the you had ten times to get it. Right. If you had ten wrong answers, they flip over the cards, and they, you know, tell the person what is I compare was or whatever, and they they were each will was five dollars when a flipped the card was just on the lead as and they had the sponsor's name across the front of the desk that the four panelists were sitting at. It was brought to you by some perspiration company. They had that splattered across there. That's right. Television. It's great. I love the fact that YouTube has a lot of those shows where you can go back and watch the old Kenneth scopes from the fifties. And it's just that was just watching elephant Drake in kiss me Kate and Kenneth scope of of broadcast was on live in the fifties..