Robert Davi Mark, Travis Travis, Youtube discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Six ninety. And welcome back. Our final segment with Mark Zicree. Marc will space. Command qualify for a TV EMMY or a movie Oscar category. I think TV EMMY, George I would love to have an amazing 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 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 good morning. Good to have you with us. More. I have a question. Sure. Why does 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 rustling conceiver twilights initially thought it was going to be an hour show any actually wrote real four pilots twilight zone before the show got actually picked up and the first three of those were our scripts the finally decided it 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 a large audience by expanding twilights onto an hour. So they took so long deciding that they only gave it really I have season. So the fourth season was eighteen episodes, and they were an hour long. And. Twilights on just really didn't work as well. As 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, everyone agreed that it needs to go back half dragging. Though, there's a great hour long episode called on Thursday for home, this starts with more. And rod swing wrote it, and it's it's great. It's 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 like twenty seven. They're only they're only few commercials back then those. Yeah. Now, don't they? Sure do. But the vaccine you most of the most was 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. Much all the time. And he was a four pack a day smuggle in the long run. Died of complications from open heart surgery. And you know, he would he really lets older than he was he died at fifty and which is the new thirty amazing. But the boy he got a lot done in the time. He had that. He he he did more in his time than most people do at ninety amazing. 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 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 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 quill. 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 know, finances, they buy shares they've gone kick-started throw some money our way, and that'll be popsy part of one thing this is because I have my own studio. I can do a network quality show for much. This money than the network hallmark God. Because for instance, is that 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 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 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 or buying shares. It's it's a completely new way of doing television. But but I really love it. Because I write it. I cast it I shoot it. There's no, you know, if you know, the the cast is wonderful cast of amazing science fiction actors like Bill like Doug Jones, and Robert McCartney Furlan loose box Lightner initial 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 hit. On the CW who can't act or whatever that's not the CW. But they get the network at say who you get castle. You don't. And and I don't wanna have that over my head question. Travis. Yeah. I heard him talking about spirituality like they went to school, and they have to reach the level of spirituality. Yeah. Good thing to focus on for your project. I'm in hardest myself, and I I done a lot of monster type aiding and stuff like that. But 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 Lynn somebody's doing creative processes like this. Yes. And and you know, when when I talk about spirituality, it's 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 I I, you know, I I mean Jesus, of course, love one another I believe that. And but you have to be a Christian, Buddhist or. Or or Jewish like, I am or or or even agnostic raciest. 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 be kind of people you love and be kind on the street. You know, 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 in small ways, it has a ripple effect. You know, Robert Davi Mark have. Yes. We're 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 him. Well, thank you. 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 New Hampshire. Welcome to the program. Hi wreck. Go ahead, sir. Oh, thank you for taking my call. I like seventy to Mark good conversation tonight. Shop like a couple of questions. Please, sir. Yeah. Twilight zone. I use it got that twirly little thing. Black and white. Yes. Yes. Are you still using that that fame, and you're still do show that all yeah? On the new twilight zone, they're using the original same that. And those those motifs you have whether so I kind of they're they're gorgeous. Yeah. That's bring. Yeah. Bring a lot of people the tension. Ju it's like the black hole. You know? Did you believe aliens? When you first started writing ear Europe strips that you believe in any space space all 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 in terms of UFO's or any of that? But but I think that life probably throughout the university. Now, no planets are around 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 reckon pre. She it. 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 know, it's gonna catches fire, and it's lightning in a bottle in rod sterling certainly accomplished that anymore is he works 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, and there's just their gills their amazing. Let's go to beaver Utah marines with us. Hello maria. Go ahead. Are you there actually? Their Star Trek the next generation, Marcus. Yeah. For that show. Okay. It wasn't episode. That was it and called trouble trouble. So 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. And I'm not not long ago. And it's a great shooting the shell Nichols house. She played a little Star Trek. There was a bowl of triples on hundred. So it's really fun. Really really fun episode. So well. David Gerald, you know, a mall, Mark. Yep. Yep. Yep. They're my heroes. These writers are just wonderful. I mean soon as I was old 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 dating 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 millions of fans around the world, it's significant and and the people who are creating series, you know, with children network that I'm not creating where I'm gonna create six new series with six major is 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 interesting Barbara Bain who was on mission impossible is based on team ninety nine and a friend of my nose. Right. A row for role for her and why not super 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 you had ten times to get it. Right. If you had ten wrong answers, they flip over the cards, and they tell the person what is I was or whatever. Yeah. And they they were each woman was five dollars when it flipped the card that was just on the lead as they hit 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. 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 I was just watching Alfred Drake in kiss me Kate, and it was Kenneth scope of of broadcast was done live in the fifties. So it's it's I think YouTube, I think the internet is such an enormously powerful and wonderful thing it, can it can have negative sides. Of course. But I think it's brought the world to us the way that was not possible before the one thing that it did lack in and you notice that right away is it did not have a presence of minorities at all. They just for some reason they didn't even recognize that. And that was crazy. Funny thing. There's a great ups of twilight zone called the big tall. Wish that starts Ivan Dixon has a most of the cast is black and rotted surly terrific. And there's a little boy in it who's wonderful that and I was trying to find him every time I wrote news of the twilight zone companion was trying to find him. And finally about two weeks ago. Sound him? He owns a Cajun restaurant here in Los Angeles. And so I'm gonna be going there. And see if I can maybe get them to do an audio commentary of that. I think it would be just a riff does. He know you're coming in there. I've talked to some of his employees. So we're definitely gonna have an amazing time when we made his name is Steven Perry. And he's a phenomenal actor he was he was he was every bit as good as Billy mummy, and but African American and I can't wait to meet him. It's gonna be it's going to be just so much fun. If you don't get on this hour, we're almost done here with Mark Zicree genome. Check in with you to see if you fit in for the open lines that are coming up. Let's go to Valerie in New York City the Big Apple. Hi, val. Go ahead. Yes. Hello. Hey. Yeah. I would. I was like didn't you say that you're saying space? Command is gonna be existing in about thirty years. Sixty. Visit pirate starts sixty years. Now, there's a plea. I've written that starts thirty thirty years from now, and that's gonna be a graphic novel in an audio play because I love radio drama, but the show itself takes starts sixty years from now, and then goes one hundred and fifty years beyond that. Okay..