Mark, Travis Willis, Youtube discussed on WOR Programming


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, Ray, Bradbury one one for the Halloween fee. The TV movie of that I've got three regional Emmys from news over my career. And they are so cool. It's great. I love that stuff. Holding the little 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 mornings. Good to have you with us. More. I have a question. Sure. Why did why did? Twilight zone Goto hour long episodes on season four, and how did you think about the whole hour long episode? We not funny because originally when rod conceive wrestling conceiver twilights initially thought it was going to be an hour show. He actually wrote you've four pilots twilight zone before the show got actually picked up and the first three of those. He wrote were our scripts the plainly side, it would be a half hour. But once he started doing it as a half hour. He realized that was the perfect length 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 a large audience by expanding twilights onto an hour. So they took so long deciding that only gave it really I have season the fourth season with 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 pretty much everyone agrees that needs to go back half. I was dragging at. Though, there's a great hour long episode called on Thursday for home the stars James Whitmore and rod Serling wrote it, and it's it's just great. It's a terrific. But then for the fifth season of final season. They went back to our thirties were actually twenty two weren't they actually closer to like twenty seven. They're only they're only few commercials back then those days. Now, don't they do? But the back then they most of the most was the episode. And you know, he he did he have a cigarette when he came out. Yeah. You know, it's like he had a cigarette as much all the time. And he was a few four pack a day. Smuggle 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 the he pleaded 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 Ajami Carson or isn't a Travis. Yeah. Travis Willis doing well. Yes, sir. Yeah. I had a couple of questions for Mark, sir. Yeah. I heard you talking about the movie that you're making is is it just one movie it's going to be a serious serious. 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 space command on on my channel, actually, watch it. And in fact, we shot a scene with initial Nichols today. We'll be putting posting footage from that. So it's it's a twelve hour season. And we usually show going many seasons most people 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 by the next few months, the entire twelve hours. And then we'll just we'll just shoot all of it 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 kick start in some money our way, and that'll be part of one full of 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 episode is one show. Yes. Yeah. One hour. And but base command I can do it so far I've as I mentioned my audience is giving me a million dollars. And with that. I was able to 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 a new Kickstarter campaign on Monday. And if anyone wants to buy shares in space command, they can Email me at Mark Zicree females calm, and I can send them all the information. It's and people around the world are buying shares. 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, the the cast is one full cast of amazing science fiction actors like me like the Jones Robert McCartney Furlan box lightning. Michele nichols. If I went to a network and said, can I have this cast? They would say no you have to use an actor was just on some hitch. On the CW who can't act or women. That's not. W but they get the network at safely you get the cash you don't. And and I don't want to have that over my head. Another question. Travis. Yeah. I heard him talking about spirituality like they went to spawn. They have to reach the level of spirituality. Yeah. I think that the focus on for your project. I'm an artist myself. And I I've done a lot of monster 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 when somebody's doing creative processes like this. Yes. And when when I talk about spirituality, it's I, you know, I'm open to whatever someone's personal beliefs 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 you have to be a Christian Buddhist or Jewish like, I am or or or even. Agnostic or any Theus? I mean, kind this is basically what you do. It's the golden rule, and there's a version of the golden rule pretty much in every every faith or and every culture, and it's basically just be kind kind of your family kind of people you love and be kind on the street. You know, if someone's trying to get into a parking spaces a garbage can blocking them over across the street and move the garbage cans, and it's just putting that into practice your life and small ways it has a ripple effect. You don't Robert Davi, Mark? Have you? Who were close friends with them? So if you ever need him in any of those episodes, let us know we'll get you 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. Nice to meet him. Mark that good conversation tonight. A couple of questions. Please, sir. Yeah. Twilight zone. I used to see is it got that twirly little black and white. Yes. Yes. Are you still using that that game and your goose show that? Yeah. On the new twilight using original same in that. And those those motifs yet whether so I it to 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 years in Europe strips that you believe in any space off creatures of any kind definitely intelligent life in the universe. And you know, I don't really go beyond that in in saying, what's what's real, and what's not into view of foes or of that. But but I think that life probably throughout the university. Now, no planets are pretty much every star. And so I think life is going to be throughout the universe. Just like very fertile fields grows all sorts of crops. Super. Thank you, 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's really 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 catches fire. And it's lightning a bottle in rod sterling certainly accomplished that anymore is he works hard to possibly could any pulled it off. And it's an amazing amazing thing. I just you go back to those original shows, and there's just their gills their amazing. Let's go to beaver Utah marines with us. Hello marie. Go ahead. Are you familiar with? That stocks. The next generation Mark is. For that show. Okay. It was Napa that was called trouble with travel. Oh, yes. Of course. That's a great up. So that was original 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 in not long ago, and it's a great Epson shooting the Nichols house. She played a little Star Trek. There was a bowl of triples on. So it's a really fun really really fun episode. Who? David, gerald. You know, Mark. Yep. Yep. Yep. They're my heroes. These writers are just wonderful. I mean that soon as I was enough 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 meeting when I meet with network, executives and executives at Netflix, which I did a few weeks ago there by what I'm doing. And and they really admire the fact that I can raise money for my audience that got million fans around the world, it's significant and and the people who are cleaning series, you know, with children network that I know creating where I'm going to create six new series with six major shoulders, and 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 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. Show that we're gonna be creating where we can reach out to all these wonderful actors, the we that we love there's next Barbara Bain who was on mission impossible is based on t ninety nine and a friend of my nose. Right. A row for role for her and why not super do a game show. I've never 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 the, you know, tell the person what is ocupation was or whatever. And they they were each was five dollars when the card was just on the lead as and they hit the sponsor's name across the front of the desk that the four panelists were sitting at you know, so if it was it was brought to you by some perspiration company. They had that splattered across their. That's right television. Oh, 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..

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