Robert Davi Mark, Rod Serling, Travis Willis discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Final segment with Mark Zicree. Marc will space. Command qualify for a EMMY or a movie Oscar category TV, EMMY, George I would love to have a gorgeous gorgeous statue rape, everyone one for the Halloween. The TV movie of that three regional Emmys from news over my career, and they are so cool. It's great. I love that stuff. Holding a 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 good morning. Good to have you with us. Mark. I have a question. Why does why did twilight zone go to our long episodes on season four, and how did you think about the whole hour long episodes funny because originally when rod conceive the twilights initially thought it was going to be an hour showing actually wrote four pilots twilight zone for the show got actually picked up and the first three of those that were our scripts finally decided 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 is doing in that period in the early sixties. They did with gun smoke. They did it with the offered Hitchcock. So and so they thought that they might be able to large the audience by expanding twilights onto an hour. So they took so long deciding that they only gave it really I have season the fourth season was eighteen episodes, and they were an hour long. And. Twilights on just really didn't work as well. As at our math, Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont and surly Earl hammer the major writers on twilights all had one good hour episode age. But at the end of the season degrees that it needs to go back half dragging at in. There's a great hour long episode called on Thursday, we leave for home this starts with more. And rod Serling wrote it, and it's it's great. It's terrific. But then for the fifth season the fifth and final season. They went back to our thirties were actually twenty two weren't they? Closer to like twenty seven. They're only they're only few commercials back then those days now, don't they? But back then they mostly most was was the episode. And you know, he he did he have a cigarette when he came out. It's like he had a cigarette as much all the time, and he was a four pack a day smuggle. What got him in the long run? Died of complications, moping 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 heard that he 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 number. Isn't it? Travis. Travis Willis doing well. Yes, sir. Yeah. I 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 series series. And in fact, the first hour I need to 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 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 in the next few months, the entire twelve hours, and then was 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 start throw some money our way, and that'll be part of one of this is because I have my own studio. I can do a network quality show for much. Less money than the network all my God. Because for instance, that Star Trek discovery is over ten million dollars an episode game of thrones is over fifteen and fifteen million dollars. An episode episode is one show. Yes. Yeah. One hour, and but I can do it. So far. I've 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, Mark, Zicree itchy males. Calm. 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 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 wonderful cast of amazing science fiction actors like they'll let me like Doug Jones, Robert Picard and Mira Furlan was box lighter. They sell 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 women. That's not the CW. But they get the network at you get cash. No, 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 sporran. They have to breach the level of spirituality thing to focus on for your project. I'm in artists myself. And I I've done a lot of monster type paintings and stuff like that. I haven't really really bad sight by so often listen to coast to coast over the years. And you know, I just like hearing when 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 time this 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 any Theus. 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 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, someone's trying to get into a parking space as a garbage can blocking them 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 know, Robert Davi Mark have you? We're close friends with them. So if you ever need him in any of those episodes, let us know, and we'll get you in touch with them. 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 a New Hampshire. Welcome to the program. Hi wreck. Go ahead, sir. Oh, thank you for taking my call. I I like to make Mark that good conversation tonight. A couple of questions. Please, sir. Yeah. Twilight zone. I used to see it got that twirly little thing. Black and white. Yes. Yes. Are you still using that that game at your show that all yeah? On the new twilight on they're using original same and that and those those motifs whether so I kinda they're gorgeous. Yeah. That's what bring. Yeah. Bring a lot of people to catch into. It's like the black hole. You know? Did you believe aliens? When you first started writing in Europe scripts did you believe in any 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 view affords or any 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 is like very for tile field. You know grows all sorts of crops. Super. Thank you. 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 only 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. You know, it's catches fire, and it's lightning a bottle and rod sterling certainly accomplished that anymore as he works hard to possibly could any a people's it off. And it's an amazing amazing thing. I just you go back to those visuals shows, and there's just their gills their amazing. Let's go to beaver Utah marines with us. Hello maria. Go ahead. Are you familiar? Their star the next generation, Marcus. For that show. Okay. It was never. So that was called trouble travels. So yes, of course, it's a classic. 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 tax on not long ago. And it's a great upset in fact when we were shooting at this shell Nichols house. She played a Hora. And there was there was a bowl of triples on on on. So it's a really fun really really fun episode. So well, David, Gerald. You know, all Mark. Yep. Yep. Yep. They're my heroes. These writers are just wonderful. I mean that's soon as I was enough. I went and win search for them, and they became friends and mentors. And you know, they were just just really brilliant writers. 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 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 children, 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 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 actress named Barbara Bain who was on mission impossible and space 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 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 was or whatever, and they they were each was five dollars when the card was just unbeliev as the sponsor's name across the front of the desk that the four panelists were sitting at. If it was it was brought to you by some perspiration company. They had that splattered across their 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. And it's just that was just watching alpha Drake in kiss me Kate, and it was Kenneth scope of broadcast on live in the fifties. So it's it's I think YouTube, I think the internet is such an enormously powerful and wonderful thing, and 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 any and you notice that right away is it did not have a presence of minorities at all in. They just for some reason they didn't even recognize that. And that was crazy. There's a great episode of twilight zone called the big tall. Wish that starts Ivan Dixon has most of the cast is black. And rod Serling wrote. It's terrific. And there's a little boy in it who's wonderful in it. And I was trying to find him every time I wrote new of the twilight zone companion. I 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 going to be going there and seeing if I can maybe get him to do an audio commentary of that. I think it would be just a rift ac-. No, you're coming in there. I've talked some of his employees. So we're definitely gonna have an amazing time. When we meet 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 because we're almost done here with Mark Zicree Gina. We'll check in with you to see if you fit in for the open lines that are coming up. Let's go to valley in New York City, the Big Apple high valve, go ahead. Yes. Hi. Yeah. I would. I was like didn't you say that you think space?.