Mark Zicree, Youtube, Travis discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Two point one FM. 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 tattoo, Ray Bradbury one one for the Halloween fee. The TV movie of that I've got three regional news over my career. And they are so cool. It's great. I love that stuff. Holding the globe. And all that stuff. That'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 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 inconceiva- twilights initially thought it was going to be an hour show. He actually wrote real four pilots twilight zone before the show got actually picked up and the first three of those that were our scripts but 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 CBS is doing in that period in the early sixties. They did with gun smoke. They did a with the Hitchcock show. 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 have season. The fourth season was eighteen episodes, and they were an hour long. 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 needed to go back dragging great hour long episode called on Thursday for home. This starts James Whitmore. And rod Serling wrote it, and it's it's just great. It's terrific. But then for the fifth season of final season. They went back to a half hour. The thirties were actually twenty two weren't they were actually closer to twenty seven. There were only they're only few commercials back. Then. Now, don't they? Sure, do but back then most of the both that 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 all the time, and he was a four pack a day smuggle. In the long run. I mean. I mean, you died of complications from open heart surgery, and 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 he did more in his time than most people do at ninety. Let's go Travis in Omaha Nebraska. Hey, I think that's a home. Johnny. Carson isn't a Travis. Travis. Well, yes, sir. Yeah. I had a couple of questions. The mark. 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 YouTube channel called Mr. sci-fi anyone can subscribe to and 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 posting footage 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 quill. And so I'm by by the next few months, the entire twelve hours. And then we'll 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've kick start some 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. One hour and base. 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 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 a new Kickstarter campaign on Monday. And if anyone wants to buy shares in space command, they can Email me, Mark, Zicree itchy mail dot com. And I can send them all the information and people around the world buying shares. 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. The cast is wonderful cast of amazing science fiction actors like Bill Doug Jones, and Robert Bacardi one Mira Furlan loose box lighter in the shell 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 the CW, but they get the network at Safeway. You get Castell. You don't. And and I don't want to have that over my head. You have another question. Travis. Yeah. I heard him talking about spirituality like they went to score. And they have to raise the level of spirituality thing to focus on for your project. I'm in hardest myself I've done a lot of mobster 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 when somebody think creative processes like this. Yes. And when I talk about spirituality, it's open to. To whatever someone's personally are. But I think if if kindness is at the heart of that, then you're not going to go wrong. I think you know, I I I mean Jesus, of course, I'd love one another I believe that and you'll have to be a Christian Buddhist or Jewish like, I am or or or even agnostic or kindness is basically what you do. It's the golden rule, and there's a version of the golden rule pretty much every every face, and every culture, and it's basically just be kind kind of your family, the kinds of people you love and be on the street if someone's trying to get into a parking space as 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 know, Robert Davi, Mark. 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. 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. Go ahead, sir. Oh, thank you for taking my call. Nice to you. Good conversation tonight. A couple of questions. Please. Yeah. The twilight zone. I got that twirly little black and white. Yes. Yes. Are you still using that that the new show that? Yeah. On the new twilight zone, they're using original same in that. And those those motifs yet whether so I they're they're gorgeous. Yeah. Bring. Yeah. Bring a lot of people catching to the black hole. You know, did you believe aliens when you first started writing scripts 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 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 pretty much every star. And so I think life is going to be throughout the universe. Just like very fertile field grows all sorts of crops super thank you. Appreciate 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 was able to pull off. I mean, 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 bottle in rod sterling certainly accomplished that anymore as he works harder to possibly could any pulled it off. And it's an amazing amazing thing. I just go back to those original shows their jewels. Their amazing let's go to beaver Utah marines with us. Hello marie. Go ahead. Actually. The star the next generation, Marcus. For that show. Okay. It wasn't episode. That was called trouble trouble. So yes, of course. 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 shell Nichols house. She played a Star Trek. There was a bowl of triples on. So it's really fun. Really really fun episode. Well, David Gerald, you know, a mall, Mark. Yup. Yup. Yup. 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 really brilliant writer. What's the reaction? But in Hollywood about the way, you're doing space command dating when I meet with executives and executives at Netflix, which I did a few weeks ago 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 with Chevron network, creating where I'm going to 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 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 going to 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 is based on ninety nine and a friend of mine knows. Right, right. A row for roll for her. And why not super do a game show? I want to 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 was five dollars. When the car was just on the lead as and they have 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 elephant Drake in kiss me Kate, and it was Kenneth scope of broadcast was alive 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 in a way that was not possible before 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. There's a great episode of twilight zone called the big tall wish that starts Ivan Dixon. Most of the cast is black and rod Serling wrote. It's terrific Epsom. There's a little boy in it who's wonderful that and I was trying to find him every time I wrote the twilight zone companion trying to find him and finally about two weeks ago. I found 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 them to do an audio commentary of that. I think it would be just a risk 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, mommy, and but African American and I can't wait to meet him. It's going to 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 genome. Will 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. Hey, yeah. I would..