Robert Davi Mark, Travis, Mark Zicree discussed on WIBC Programming
And welcome back. Our final segment with Mark Zicree. Marc will space. Command qualify for a TV or a movie Oscar category. TV George I would love to have a gorgeous statue, right? Bribery. One one for the Halloween fee. The TV movie of that I've got three regional Emmys for 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? Mason Texas Stevens with us on coast to coast. Good morning. Stephen morning, George good to have your with us. Mark. I have a question. Why does why did? Twilight zone. Go to our long upsets on season four, and how did you think about the whole hour long episode? We not funny because originally when rod conceive route so inconceiva- twilights initially thought it was going to be an hour show. He actually wrote up four pilots twilight zone before the show got actually picked up and the first three of those were our scripts that finally decided it would be a half hour. But once he started doing it half hour, he realized that was the perfect life for the show, and he was very adamantly against it. 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 like standing twilights onto an hour. So so long deciding that they only gave it really have season the fourth season with eighteen episodes, and they were an hour long. 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 degrees that go back. I was dragging out. There's a great hour long. So called on Thursday for home the stars James Whitmore and rod Serling wrote it, and it's it's great. It's terrific episode. But then for the fifth season the fifth and final half hour. The 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 then most of the both have 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 pretty much all the time. And he was a four pack a day smuggle watch. What got him in the long run? I mean 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. The boy got a lot done in the time. He had. 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. Or isn't it? Travis. Travis. Doing. Well. Yes, sir. Yeah. I I had a couple of questions, sir. Yeah. I heard you talking about the movie that you're making is is it just one Levy it's gonna be a series series. And in fact, the first hour, I've I've used to channel called Mr. sci-fi anyone can subscribe to and free. And I've put the first hour of face 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 show is going many seasons multiple seasons like at least five years, and so we're just rocking roller. I've I've been the first eight hours of the twelve hour season. And also well, 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 finances. They buy shares. They've gone kick. Start throw 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 all my God. Because for instance, I start for 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 space 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 to kick starter campaign on Monday. And if anyone wants to buy shares in space, they can Email me, Mark Zicree gmaiLcom. And I can send them all the information. It's m people around the world are 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 shoot it. There's no, you know, if you know, the the cast is wonderful cast of amazing science fiction actors like be like Doug Jones, and Robert the cartoon Mira Furlan spots in shell Nichols. If I went to a network and said, can I have this cast say no you have to use an actor was just on some hitch. Chill on the CW who can't act or whatever that's not the CW. But they get the network at safely you get the castle. 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 school, and 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 mobster type aiding and stuff like that. But I haven't really really fast Sifi 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 and you know, when when I talk about spirituality, it's up to whatever someone's personally are. But I think if if kindness of the heart of that, then you're not gonna go wrong. I think you know, I I mean Jesus, of course, I'd love one another I believe that. And but you have to be a Christian you can get Buddha. Jewish like, I am or or or even agnostic or I mean, kind of is 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 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 space a garbage can blocking them over across the street and move the garbage can and it's just putting that into 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 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 get Mark good conversation tonight. A couple of questions. Yeah. Twilight zone. I got that twirly little thing. Yes. Yeah. Are you still using that that same and your show that? Yeah. On the new twilight using original fame, and that and those those motifs you have other. So I thought it they're gorgeous. Yeah. That's bring. Yeah. Bring a lot of people the tension. It's like the black hole. You know? Did you believe aliens? When you first started writing ear Europe scripts that you believe it. Space creatures of anytime. I definitely intelligent life in the universe. And you know, I don't really go beyond that in in saying, what's what's real what's not into or the 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 wreck. 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 surly was able to pull off. I mean, it takes such a lot of great people coming together and just the right way to magic happen. You know, it's Sunday catches fire, and it's lightning bottle. In rod Serling certainly accomplished that anymore is he works hard to possibly could any if they pulled it off. And it's an amazing amazing thing. I just go back to those original shows, and there's just their gills. They're amazing. Let's go to beaver Utah. Marie with us. Hello marie. Go ahead. Are you familiar with? The Star Trek the next generation, Marcus. Yeah. For that show. Okay. It was that was that. How trouble trouble? Oh, yes. Of course. It's a classic that's 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 in not long ago, and it's a great FM shooting the Nichols house. She played a Hawaii five there was a bowl of triples on. So it's really fun. Really really fun episode. So well, David, Gerald. You know, a all Mark. 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 network executives and executive net. 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, you know, with shoulders network that I'm not 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 ride. They can say what they wanna say. They can there's one show 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 T ninety nine and offended. My nose. Right. A row for role for her. And why not that's Uber. Yeah. 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 occupied was or whatever. Yeah. And they they were each was five dollars. When the car was just on the lead. And they had the sponsor's name across the front of the desk that the four panelists were sitting at was brought to you by some perspiration company. They had that splattered across their all time television. It's great. I love that. You're 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 Kenneth scope of broadcast was 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 be it can have negative sides. Of course..