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"anton yelchin" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:48 min | 10 months ago

"anton yelchin" Discussed on WTOP

"Prosecutors in Fairfax County say they will no longer ask judges to set cash bail. County prosecutor Steve Dace. Kano believes cash bail contributes to inequalities between the rich and poor in the criminal justice system. If someone is deemed at risk, prosecutors will instead recommend that they not be released before trial. Those who are released, however, might have to take drug tests while they await trial. Piscano joins a growing movement in Virginia and nationwide. Against cash bail. One of the nation's military academies has been rocked by a cheating scandal. Details from CBS correspondent Jim Crow Sula more than 70 West Point cadets have been accused of cheating on an online math exam during virtual learning because of the covert 19 pandemic of school spokesman says 55 of the Cadets admitted cheating on the calculus exam. Nearly all of them were freshmen in a class of 1200 West Point cadets. The accused cadets will be on probation for the rest of their time at the Academie Black members at the Air Force and Space Force are far more likely to be investigated and disciplined. That is the conclusion of the Air Force Inspector general report. The new report from the I G finds that black members of the services are much more likely to be arrested, face disciplinary action and be discharged for misconduct than whites. It also finds blacks are less likely to be promoted and a large number of black service members reported experiences with bias and racism. 45% of black general say they have experience discrimination, while 94% of white generals say they have not. Some drivers of sue Jaguar Land Rover over what they call it dial gear shift to faults in the Land Rover when the vehicle appears to be in Park, CBS transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave says the shifters air being looked at closely. Following the 2016 death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin in a suspected rollaway incident involving his Jeep Grand Cherokee with a recalled shifter. Many carmakers added safeguards on new vehicles to prevent such an incident, including automatically shifting department Jake Fisher from consumer reports. Soon as I opened that door car has enrolled at all part of my clean gone department. 2017 consumer reports started requiring rollaway protection for cars to earn top marks. If you get in the habit of putting the parking brake on which a lot people don't do that could absolutely prevent the car from Rolling Land Rover added The rollaway protection in 2018. Hybrid range Rovers only Declined to comment because of the lawsuit. Coming up in money news. The markets are mixed today. Ah, well known local real estate leader has died. I'm Jeff label. Hi, It's Rita Kessler For MP 1 80. The D. C area is gold standard for personalized,.

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"anton yelchin" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:23 min | 1 year ago

"anton yelchin" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Two nine eight one seven two hundred is the phone number but we are going to talk about some of the best SNL music performances of all time because David Byrne was unbelievable on SNL this weekend one of the best music forms are seen on that show it's also doctor Seuss's birthday Sir have us some fun facts about Dr Seuss and favorite children's books we play classic stand up directly from the Johnny Carson show by the way you can watch Johnny Carson show every night on the antenna TV all classic stuff we're gonna have from nineteen seventy eight David Letterman will will play that back also daylight saving time I happens next week and some of the weird effects and facts about daylight saving time and of course it's a Monday that means my dad calls and tells a joke three one two nine eight one seven two hundred is the phone number and we'll talk about movie remakes what are some of your favorites we think are some of the best another there's been remakes that have stunk I'd be the first to be the first to admit that but they're also remakes that are just great and although you know the new invisible man isn't necessarily you know what a strict remake it's kind of a reimagining but but we we're talking about great remix here three one two nine eight one seven two hundred and here's icon WGN go ahead I can well known to man all right what's up well the latest voice started this one I give you my thoughts on the visible man why quit my great Mike three good things I want to mention okay first off I really like the direction I thought was that I was creeping in and I like the the direction and the cinematography second I think this is the best horror remake the come out since since the why and blob in that thing in my opinion I think it is is like to have a remake like that and number three I was released after things when I'm really starting to have a thing for for was the boss is the best she's she's all my god best so yeah all right let's circle all right okay yeah okay the the the movie I wanna mention the remake the one mentioned that speaking up for this is definitely the how you doing horror remake like definitely the flight yeah the flies agreed that in the fly is a great movie it's one of those it's one of those remakes it's actually better than the original it's difficult so it's a lot different but it's better so yeah just like Justin dental may I kind of saw some elements of the fight because he was a mad scientist who affected though we loved ones around him right yeah all right thanks Mike no problem right you go well I mean I you know what I think remakes the first one that comes into my mind is the thing that's that's absolutely the first one which might be the best remake of all time I mean it you know it he's done three remix carpenter because he did dumb village of the damned I'm only maybe I just that's it right village of the damned I think I see at the end so it's the thing in village of the damned on the remix of you that he's made and they're both good the thing is exceptional the thing is just a classic but so I'm looking at this collider put together an article where they put together thirty movie remakes the best thirty room remakes of all time see if you agree with this three one two nine eight one seven two hundred oceans eleven yeah the Brad Pitt of Matt Damon who else is in those movie stars Clooney yeah right course okay how can I forget Clooney Casey Affleck any Jennison sexually friend of mine Bernie mac yeah I like all of them oceans eleven twelve thirteen I like all of I was never fond of the original really so you mean with rat pack yeah the rap I mean it's just it's just a movie now I mean it's I don't think it's great but it's just they're still got her so legendary you know and they were like the they were the coolest and I just love the fact that they were dumb they would shoot that movie they shot it obviously they shot in Vegas they would shoot that movie and then they would be up drink until like six in the morning they performed age would do would be to do a couple of shows and then they would drink till six o'clock in the morning and then you know get about forty five minutes sleeping just shoot the movie you got Sinatra Sammy Davis junior Dean Martin Cesar Romero I mean Joey bishop it doesn't get it doesn't get cooler than that and maybe the movie is not that great but man those guys you can't argue with the star power of of of the rat pack in order to get a really nice job I thought and I can't remember thinking now but you know if you're gonna replace the natural with somebody Clooney you know and I will be the other thing that I love about those movies is that at all all Brad Pitt does is eat I love that that was his choice that he was using again every scene if he's going to he's going to be eating something all right next when they mention is fright night I love the remake a fright night I love it the late great Anton Yelchin isn't it Toni Collette and David Tennant is hall Larry S. in fright night mmhm this might be controversial pain but we like the fright night remake much more than the original set now well don't go nuts look I thought the fright night remake was fantastic but it's not as good as the original the original was legendary it was directed by Craig Gillespie whose other credits include Lars and the real girl and I Tonya so he's done a lot of interesting he's all he's all over the place and then Colin Farrell of course is the is is fantastic and it it didn't come for a list is just lovely in that movie so let's see eight six four says so they just texted in we're talking about remakes are your what are you what are your favorite remix for the best remix of of movies three one two it's not easy to do by the way especially if you take on a classic eight six four says Hey my favorite remake of is the fly from nineteen eighty six to fifty eight version will leave you with a high pitched buzzing sound that will bug you when you watch the original but the remake in eighty six as a lot of differences the fly slowly transforms into a fly monster spits out growth burning acid get shot by Gina Davis but the nineteen eighty six version will not leave you with a high buzzing sound but be afraid be very afraid I'm I also think I also think that the fly is a is it is really a beautiful romance the flies a great love story I know that sounds weird and obviously the chemistry between Jeff Goldblum Gina Davis is there because they were together when they made that movie and I cry I think it's very I think it's a tragic ending of that movie just beautiful David Cronenberg man so yeah the fly that's way up there on on on the list of great the remix three one two nine eight one seven two hundred is the phone number six Giulio continuing a seven twenty WGN favor stay right to post wrong why WGN America's.

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"anton yelchin" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

09:28 min | 1 year ago

"anton yelchin" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Welcome back Nick the Julia here on seven twenty WGN two for Tuesday you so one ours to songs that's the second song by the bangles written one of them eight billion songs written by prince have you heard his version of it yes he's he's put out this is this state has put out this album and it's all his versions of other songs wrote yeah and there were some great like I never heard his version of manic Monday I had his version of Sheila ease a glamorous life is on there him doing the more stay stuff is on there it was quite really yeah I have to pick that up it's pretty good I mean I've heard I've heard many of the original versions of his songs I've never did it so he's doing like more stay in the times yeah it like all that stuff he wrote it was his versions of it all that's cool that's pretty cool cool I know people complain that the the way sometimes these the states handle these posthumous releases but so far the princess has been really cool well I mean he was soul prolific right I mean like I'm I'm I'm assuming the the estate hasn't even they haven't even scratched the surface on the stuff that he left behind there's some photos out there now of inside those those vaults those infamous channels that he had been there and it's you can actually mean zoom in and see what the labels are on some of the stuff that's in there in ages it's crazy the stuff yeah I mean it's like literally it's like it would be like your entire might your my entire apartment is one of the vaults yeah like it's insane yeah floor to ceiling you know that's all he did was right record that's all he did he he you know when he wasn't touring he was writing and recording the other one they put out recently from his state was the prince of the PML seating is just him literally just him singing and playing piano yeah and it's all like none of them are huge hits they do what there is a there's a two and a half minute version of purple rain on their otherwise there's no hits on their own and it's really really good you ever get to see prince yeah I saw him adds Allstate arena it for when he first came back was doing doing the hits for the first time in a long time al under his own name again yeah not doing the slave thing some at United center the last time he came through and I summit house of blues during that run which was unreal I backed he brought out Jhene Elmo name me seal Parker yeah it was crazy he did did I busted out house quake which I'd never seen him do we was doing some deeper cuts in a log house quite was awesome I love that's my favorite prince album is a sign of the times it's a sign of the times of my favorite prints out not a lot of not a lot of dogs in those early early profiles no no no no no no that in but there was a time when he was released an album every two weeks right because there's like seventy prince albums that are just just to mess with Warner brothers yeah well that was that C. people would you know people are like what do you what it wasn't fully explained why he did the simple thing you know people thought he lost his mind because I'd princess he's obviously prince was very eccentric writing we're not but people are like he's officially gone now he changed his name he did for legal reasons because of because Warner brothers I mean any if any time he did something that seemed crazy there was always some rationale there one that one oh yeah heard it you'd go home yeah he was just an X. he was just a weird dude yeah and in being a genius but then there were those Amazing Stories bottom to having supernormal moments in Minnesota where he lived yeah you know he wasn't he wasn't out living exceptionally eccentrically in LA or something he was he was living in you know role yeah world Minnesota yeah there there were those great like you know stories of him like writing is writing his bike to Walgreens at one in the morning or something like a real stories about him that's that's all areas I would love to see prince riding his bike to all green ring the bell and wearing this now I got to pick up my prescription but again I mean you know a lot of people just because he was a weird dude you know it's very eccentric guy right and because of the Charlie Murphy Hollywood story you know the old Dave Chapelle fan cakes yeah I mean that's just playing basketball with it it's I mean it's a true story is rated yeah absolutely true that's okay Hobbs yeah that's so good yeah but yeah the the the the whole prince thing was just did that story that shows the Charlie Murphy stories all areas so but yeah but it but again you know we'll get a a ton of his music is out there yeah ends gonna keep coming now there's no question yeah Austin about it it's all back in the streaming services it's time you ever get to see friends no no I unfortunately did not my my biggest thing with prince was I was in my TV reporting class the day they died and we had to and no one else wonder report on it what yeah I had to scream adds the reporters like weird this is making it into the run down today because they were just like so what well okay I was like okay you have until its prince now I feel old I don't I know they were like okay so is celebrity died will give them we'll give him like a little so I was like no go out on the street talked at literally anybody over the age of like our thirty and they will tell you the first time they heard prince get it I wanna I told was like I want TV package of you going out on the street and talking to people about prince I don't even I can't even I can't accept that no I just I can just so long as ed Sheeran still live in it's a I mean that that the death of prince was a major blow to the music world yeah because I mean it was yes it was like that one two punch like it was like prince and Bowie Boeing and let me write it right in there when he was in there too yeah yeah Glenn Frye yep from the yeah but prince you know better still you know the day after prince died I've told this story before I was at a screening of green room the movie green room every single I have not it's a great movie at the music box as a music box watching green room it was a day after prince died there's a scene in the movie because the pet supplies about punk rock band that's trapped in the green room at a bar okay that's run by skinheads led by Patrick Stewart and it's it's a great time you gotta love green room right yeah it's it's it's attends a ninety minute while intense it's it is a great okay one of Antonio his final roles so the band is trapped inside and the skin heads on the outside or trying to get in and kill them and it's one guy stuck his hand stuck his hand through the door they chopped his hand up you know and so it was a very violent movie okay very intense movie and so this is a punk rock band and so they were being interviewed at one point in the in the green room there's a journalist there who's interviewing them and ask them what their favorite bands are any name you like dead Kennedys anymore although these punk bands Sir but then later in the movie when the crap starts to hit the fan and they might die they start to admit who they really like and it's a great moment as a grin and a low when it yeah yeah it's great it's getting a start up they start to name bands that no punk rock band would let you know that punk rock band would ever admit you know and at one point it's I think it was Anton Yelchin right who says it who says the line Antonio can at one point as a day after prince Digos prince and it got a round of applause from the the people music box we all just like while we all went all because it was so fresh he just died the day before and so we all went on into that a round of applause I shared it on Facebook after the movie I was like I just had this really cool experience watching green room prince was mentioned blah blah blah evidently it was happening all across the country wide screenings all of our people were just every time it whenever prince was mentioning green room the place just one up for grabs I have a new I am a friend of mine went to university Minnesota any still lives up there and here we go up there every now and again it had a trip planned it wound up being shortly after he died within a week of of his passing and so what we're up there we drove over to Paisley park just kind of see the the makeshift memorial outside it was really stunning in Colorado and I believe one mean because it was it was a real outpouring like absolutely people Regis openly weeping but then these beautiful you know artistic displays that just throwing up kind of impromptu outside was yeah it's really quite something it must have been something to see up and out I mean because you know like obviously his death had an effect on the entire world right but particularly in Minnesota yeah Tom was just up there now you're just up in Minnesota you go to page park no we didn't plan I didn't think it would be that difficult to go I was just like oh yeah I'll go and get a ticket and then I will walk thing but apparently they really limit the number of people on number of towards the doing today and number of people that can be on those doors so wow I didn't know that yeah I think I'll try it next time is this what is it has it become Graceland there that is what they were fashioning as only agree integration for print yeah they do like the Tories and everything now have you been aggression I have not I found if you know how man when I went to Memphis we ran out of time and didn't go yeah you gotta go it is it is it holds up I've been twice thank you you you you have to go it's it is I'm a big Elvis C. as in Sam not huge all this guy I'm a big Elvis fans let me just get that out of it a good for the first time I went to grace when I got to the tombstone at the end I just started crying okay after you know I was just stand there crime of just like.

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"anton yelchin" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

09:29 min | 2 years ago

"anton yelchin" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Com slash Nick the show again Eric will be joining us tomorrow from Toronto he will not be joining us for the Monday morning movie reviews which we're going to get started right now what's the Prokofiev's Steve how are you today good Hey Nick good Hey welcome back thank you all right so we were off last week for the the Labor Day so there's a couple that we missed I I'm really curious about we meet you mentioned this one briefly a couple weeks ago love and Tasha yeah this is the documentary about to Anton Yelchin correct right which I'm not even sure it's still in theaters right now I think it was only out for a week at the landmark but I want I just wanna make sure people find it somehow I mean there's a million ways to do it these days you can find it sooner or later this one this one hit me really hard really personally because there were a couple times in two thousand eleven where I was lucky enough to meet Anton Yelchin once the beginning of the year at south by southwest before. for the world premiere of the beaver Jodie foster's film yeah and then and he was tremendous although I kind of had my sights set on to talk to her that night and then and then in October during the Chicago international Film Festival here he was here with Felicity Jones for a movie that he may call like crazy which according to this film in this documentary is a was a really important film for him professionally he was barely in his twenties when I met him and five years later at the age of twenty seven he was gone and he was killed in like the most freakish of car accidents so but people still talk about a very finely in terms of the legacy left behind in terms of performances as well as just the tons of friendships that will live on well past his time on earth but this this film love and toshi is is from a first time feature director name Gerrit price in it really just for the details Yelchin making these fast and lasting friendships with people but none of them compared to the the the closeness to be had with his Russian immigrant parents who were former figure skating champions specially his mother they they were very very close and not in a sort of says stage mom kind of way she was both parents were very supportive of his choice to be an actor when he was a very young kid actually was right after his dad started showing him some classic films maybe age inappropriate films like taxi driver for example you with about seven or eight so but the the filmmakers have complete access to Yeltsin's home movies and personal journals actually journal entries are read of all by of all people Nicholas cage which seems weird but actually gonna work even though I think you don't have to be is that so but N. interviews with some of the oldest and closest friend and his parents any sort of in you by the time you're like in this film you could feel the immersive incomplete and it's not just about his career highlights the community was born in the Soviet Union but way any any he came to the US news at six months old and like I said he be decided around the age of eleven that he wanted to be an actor and when he was still just a little kid he's acting opposite like Anthony Hopkins in hearts in Atlantis and Morgan Freeman and along came a spider in Albert Finney in some movie called delivering my little which I don't think I ever saw but he's just like any such as like in these movies with you going like toe to toe with them and then Debbie it is always incredible stories by there's a great story the Kristen Stewart tells that they were in a movie together called Sears people and and I guess he was a sort of madly in love with them even though she was only about fourteen and and then. they stayed close after that and then something happened and they don't exactly say what where he as she put it he broke her heart and which is which is sad in but she still clearly thinks the world of him ten years later when he had his first serious girlfriend and his first serious girlfriend broke up with him he called Kristen Stewart is a member that thing you said I did to you well now I understand it and I'm really sorry that I did that to you and she was so unbelievably moved by that and that's just that's the kind of guy he was and it it's great I mean it's great there's another story Jennifer Lawrence tell they were in a Cup they were actually in those two movies a beaver like crazy together and he he noticed that he every time there was a new take he would change it up like he would do something slightly different in the performance each time and she and she mentioned this to him and he's like yeah that's like that's what you're supposed to do to give the director options issues I just do the same thing each time he's like yeah I notice and that was sort of his nice way of saying maybe you should maybe mix it up a little and she said that was the that was the minute I was a second when she realized I should probably do this different each time and she changed her acting career like it really and I you know it's clearly it did but anyway a not guilty what we can get this they go into all his films of course like alpha dog in Charlie Bartlett and of course and really I'd be has great performance in fright night which is a movie that I love ma'am only lovers left alive Germans his film and of course the three Star Trek films and where he made some of his closest friends and everyone in that in that those films is is interviewed here as well JJ Abrams but then it also dives into his personal hobbies things like he was a musician he was a great photographer and it took some really crazy experimental photos of some of the darker seedier sides of LA and it's a whole other. part of him that I knew nothing about it's really fascinating he he actually played in a band regularly and of course that that sort of leading really want to be in that movie green room which is I think the one of his best perform all yeah and if the time of his death even he had like six or seven unreleased movies most of which made their way sort of quietly into art house theaters over the next couple years and one of your favorites thoroughbreds is one of them but love interest is sort of confirms that Yeltsin's that's work was probably still ahead of him he was just give back gearing up to direct his first film when he died and it but even the big toe filmography he has doubts over to bet twenty seven was still very very impressive and then there's the sort of sheer volume of love and admiration people had form he will you know is it in and and just as if he had for the creative process he was a student of film he was a student everything that he got interested in which any so he could talk your ear off any subject practically that's what I remember about him is I don't remember we talked about but I know that we were just like he was engaging interesting curious and if nothing else the the film it is a testament to the power of having really supportive parents so who doted on him without being clingy like I said. to cry been be introduced to the side of Yeltsin that you never really knew existed he had sort of an illness that that the his whole life that he kept secret that I want to give too much away about that because it weirdly. the eight connected to the way he died although not responsible for it everything that this film does live in something I'd hoped for and more and I was in no way disappointed it's a great film seek it out it's called love and Tosha. yeah well I mean he was a terrific actor man yeah then you know and so you mentioned you mentioned thoroughbreds I loved him in that movie was whole Leiria sit in that film and and I love them and everything and that and you know just I couldn't believe it when I heard the story about his passing I just was like what's how does something like that happen and a real tragic there's a great in part one interview with Simon Pegg who was just beside himself even years later trying to understand how something so stupid is the thing that kills this incredible person never really was just. week accidents that any wasn't like he was smashed to death by his own car it was just like pushed into him enough that he couldn't breathe anymore that's really what happened and and it it's just it's unbelievable it is unbelievable in the movie is great the movie it's terrific I find it. log in Tulsa OK Steve hang out yeah all right super Kobe is with us and we've got more movies to review were playing catch up of from last week we are off for Labor Day but we got a few more movies to review again Eric will be joining us tomorrow he is in the Toronto at the Film Festival right now he can't is schedules pretty crazy right now but he'll be with us tomorrow art we'll take a break here on seven twenty WG. coming up at five o'clock it's the opening bell with Steve percentage right now let's get into the newsroom it's one thirty in here is Vic for a Milwaukee police officer accidentally shot a man during an arrest Amanda was standing near the suspect they were pursuing it happened after a high speed chase early Sunday the officers been placed on administrative leave and investigations under way the man who was shot is forty one years old.

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"anton yelchin" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

09:20 min | 2 years ago

"anton yelchin" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Nick to Julie here on seven twenty WGN we are live in the skyline studio here till five AM is Monday that means my dad's gonna call tell a joke we're gonna talk about some of the most important blockbusters of all time right on the eightieth anniversary of wizard of oz we get some bad behavior they would talk about some fast food fails our phone number is three one two nine eight one seven two under for talking text three one two nine eight one seven two hundred let's bringing Eric and Steve back Eric welcome back thank you and Steve welcome back hello okay ready or not I thought was great I had a blast watching this movie and is she related to Hugo weaving that that got her uncle is Hugo weaving yep okay are and that was just because you don't see that you know you don't see the name weaving a lot this is the first I think it is some is also of the up and coming actor as well right yeah okay all right well I'm gonna be seeing him on the big screen next week and strand or some but no this is fun stuff man and and in in like you said you did they don't shy away from the blood and guts in this thing man I just thought it was I thought really funny I thought it was very entertaining she's fan tastic in in this movie and the supporting all the supporting players are great it's beautifully shot it's well it's well directed it you know that you get your you get the bank you get the bang for your Buck in this movie man and if if this is the kind of movie that you're looking for you know this this this pays off big time and and I just I was very entertained by it throughout the entire movie I thought it was really really funny and and and nice and bloody and it was exactly the movie that I wanted it to be you know when I when I saw the trailer for for the first saw the trailer for I was just very entertained by the trailer I saw the red band trailer the first time which actually kind of it kind of ruins a few things if you if you've seen the red band trailer they show a little too much for my liking also there were certain moments in the movie I was like oh I saw that the trailer I don't need to see that you know I don't need to see that the trailer but but anyway I thought it was I thought was vastly entertaining the audience I saw with what a great time we were just you know but very entertaining movie and again I can't say enough about the some are weaving she's she's she is fantastic so yeah I highly recommend it and didn't make any money at the box office though a lot no not really yeah well okay well I hope I hope more people see it very entertaining movie so I'm I'm saying a big time yes for ready or not all right what we got next week not much one knows what's going on here I'm off so yeah finally opens here with that right which one opens Britney run the marathon finally opens here yeah that looks really good I just saw it yeah good looks really really good I can if I could also put in a plug for so that we may not get to in a couple weeks yeah there's a documentary opening next week called love and Tosha about Anton Yelchin that is really about I was bawling most of the time watching it it is really really good I know it's opening at the landmark might be other places too but it is it is like I can just say it's tremendous okay great all right well there we go are you guys have a have a lovely have a lovely Labor Day thank you you too and the and Steve we'll talk to you in a couple weeks okay thank you goes deeper Kobe art Eric let's jump into the box office yes all right let's see the the the angel is fallen yeah twenty one point two million I I got I I don't I don't I don't get it I don't get it it I mean the the first movie you would deal did did did fairly well did pretty well the second movie it came down in gross but we'll still growth like sixty two million I thought this was gonna be headed into like the thirties poll in this movie came up with on opening that was very comparable to the London has fallen I and I don't get it I don't I don't know what people see in these movies yeah I don't under I mean I don't get it either but yet twenty one million and number two is a good boys with eleven point seven million forty two million total that's pretty solid right yeah yeah I'm a forty five percent drop it's probably a drop have a very small drop most films and have a very small drop next week and not the a lot of white openings but the it's it's on pace to do around seventy five million right now so that's that's very solid three over comer yeah I know he hates based film eight point two million yeah guy Alex Kendrick and think of the director's name you don't want to be like facing the giants solid in mobile movie called war room not for five years ago that did very well all right around this time of year this one did it didn't open quite as well but you know he he he's got a must have an audience because you know the point two million on a weekend one very little opened yeah not moving not terrible tag thanks in a great concern is the widest launch any those movies ever had but you know with the departing Castiel Leon Donna half so yeah all right on number for The Lion King eight point one million dollars up to five hundred ten million just in America yeah it's about to cross one billion dollars just internationally man that's one point five billion dollars total right now is the ninth highest grossing film of all time probably headed at least one more notch up top that chart yeah this is a monster man oh man that's incredible number five fast and furious presents Hobson Shaw eight point one million nine hundred and forty seven million total that's under performing correct only in the state I mean a little sore like taking like sort of the end of the transformers route that the gross to start to come down here because people start to I don't know get tired of these movies finally after nine movies but internationally it just it just opened in China this weekend answer with global toll is almost six hundred million now wow yeah so to just China alone boosted the profits on this thing it's not quite in property at the movie cost two hundred million dollars to make yeah but but it's headed there is going to get there in the problem might not might not in the being that you can't take on this but but it is going to turn a profit okay number six ready or not seven point five million well ten million ten point five of since because it opened on Wednesday right yeah the six million dollar production the the the advertisers stuff though is going to boost that cost a bit so this movie is going to end up somewhere around the high twenties maybe get the thirty million dollars so it's not gonna be like a a great loss for this movie but if word of mouth can pick up a little bit in my bill turned a small profit still yeah I hope I hope people go and see it because it's just so I don't feel number seven the angry birds movie too how does that compare to what it's about we're right now I mean we're talking total of what the first movie dead it's a good idea so so far as grossed two hundred seventy million dollars last than the previous film wow yeah this is like see for like the past two territories member how much yeah yeah compared to the first movie yeah and a lot of studios would listen to me no I would tell them the only you know there's there's never involved in a land war in Asia and as we don't open in our animated film in August right right eight scary stories to tell in the dark six million up to fifty million total that's not bad no I'm all this is what was told to reach sixty five million and that should be more than enough to green light a sequel for it good all right I'm ready for it number nine Dora and the lost city of gold five point two million forty three total yeah not not a not become numbers that they would hold for the for a very charming little movie too is probably gonna get probably just over fifty million maybe a little balls slightly higher but I think they were probably hoping for something more in the seventy five eighty million dollar range for this okay and then come in number ten is once upon a time in Hollywood with five million to a hundred twenty three million total yeah it's past the the the the grow seven Laurie's **** domestically well overseas now it just open overseas I think for us last week so the busy Capreol pit Tarantino draw overseas and doing very well so it's over it's about a two hundred forty million worldwide right now need about another thirty to break even but the thing is probably gonna go over three hundred million dollars worldwide you know yea originality wow there you go all right Eric thanks man all right have a great Labor Day were off next next Monday so Erekle talking a couple weeks sounds good to go Erik Childress and steeper Kobe they will join me in a couple weeks were off for Labor Day for next week alright we'll take a quick break here on seven twenty 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"anton yelchin" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

07:39 min | 2 years ago

"anton yelchin" Discussed on 710 WOR

"O. R. nine forty you know I don't want people the grunts and insensitive with former governor David Paterson we go you know we consider him a friend so we we joke with me he is he self effacing about his own a site issues so I my god so you know I you know we could have been interpreted as being insensitive but we know on well you know we we can trade jokes with him he's fine well how about when you ask them if earnestly was going to give away buries the that was that was that sensitive or not I thought it was pretty people he could handle it on his tough guy he's a good guy yeah you don't succeed impala so lets you could take a few punches on it a little shots here and there I think skin unlike some other politicians around eyes governor David Paterson getting married life David yes merry Slee was tomorrow evening movie time Joe knew mine now good morning show Melissa McCarthy in this new movie as she was pretty good night last movie about the writer yes he was a day this is actually a nice interesting moment for her because I think that that movie was Oscar nominated for it you know this is you know everybody obviously knows most McCarthy at the comedian she's pretty healthy and who can forget about that night live which she does her her imitations I do think that she is an actress who sort of feels like she's waiting for that one really great moment to break through in this new movie the kitchen is not going to necessarily advance the Melissa McCarthy as dramatic actress campaign but I think it kind of does the thing that it it needs to do which is that you anchors a movie that really feels like it's about something the problem is that the movie is incredibly doll it's about a group of host white in the late seventies and hell's kitchen the title refers to hell's kitchen and when they're low level mobster husband Baccio of robbery they go to prison and the weapons are to take over the territory in the west side all around you know eighth Avenue ninth Avenue the movie is incredibly dull though and it's like it's got the most ridiculous with the call needle drops the music cues he'll try to look a Scorsese film but the the needle drops are like carry on my wayward son or Fleetwood Mac it doesn't work and I'm giving it one star before that one third only because my car is she could really hold it and I wish the movies or what about about will be more about her about her journey and and kind of got rid of her the whole aspect of the three women kind of taking over the the territory it's really a shame that the you know with the if the event on top of that awful bad New York in the seventies movie I love movies that take place in the seventies but were made now do you think you guys remember a couple years ago this great little American gangster with dental wash that's a great filmmaker takes place in New York in the seventies one of my favorite is called the ice man with Michael Shannon as a as a mob hit man got loose from the sixties through the eighties that's really cool it has a great atmosphere of New York in the in the greeting at anytime there's like an old but old phone booth or some garbage on the street or an old strip club or something I'm I love the film unlike already like right there I'm in the movie I want to enjoy it but the kitchen is a bad job of it unfortunately doesn't doesn't do what it should do gonna ask about this hunt movie here and your thoughts images coming out September in September yeah but there's a lot of buzz about it now they're pulling the trailers they get in a you think it's it would have been fine had we not had these mass shootings I think so I think this is kind of one of those situations just bad timing a lot of times Hollywood kind of deals with this kind of stuff including even right after nine eleven there was a movie called collateral damage I believe with the title with Arnold Schwarzenegger they had to delay that for a while right I think that any kind of movie that I was a good beat involving gun play in this is a thriller that that involves so it's almost like the most dangerous game the famous short story work when two people are are strangers wake up and they and they realize they've been kidnapped and they're being hunted by these mysterious figures movies coming out in September I don't know but actually will be delayed a while directors getting Craig's old made some really interesting films in the past I think it's a good idea to delay it I think gun violence is right now so much on people's minds that having a movie like this that that you've kind of glorifying you're using it for entertainment value is really not the right thing I also know though you I hope that it's not a situation which will be no blame the media they're already talking about video games movies don't cause crimes I think that anybody who had a look at things like taxi driver in regards to you know the shooting of attend the shooting of Ronald Reagan look at that is that you know what it's just a it's just easy kind of target I hope that movies don't take the bullet that's just so people know what the plot is it's a supposedly a bunch of liberal people going out and and first sport they gather up a bunch of so called deplorable and try to kill them so I mean I think the political aspect to is I think so too I think I think you'll probably not to this one until probably early twenty twentieth at all then maybe just dumped in the on the streaming video or something like that there's another one out Joe and we're tumble sports movies the Brian banks with the Greg Kinnear yeah I haven't seen it I will it's about a young college sports figure who was was accused of rate with the all right sure right and it was but it was a trumped up charge and he spent time in prison we come back just to kind of report restart his his sports career I haven't seen it I know the record name Tom Shadyac you used to be able to comedy is it like a printer and a lot of kind of crazy did the patch Adams please come back to help me after a bicycle like somebody had a couple years ago to make movies that are really meaningful I think it kind of this might be along those lines Greg Kinnear is in there who are really like in those really good performances and if you could feel good movie I'm not sure if it's a lot of testing and Peter so so wrong with our movie guide Joe knew Meyer and of course before we run this is the fiftieth anniversary of the Manson murders of Sharon Tate can you put a Sharon Tate in some kind of perspective forest yeah and you know he also in people's minds because he's a bed to the character in the new Clinton Tarantino film calypso time Holly which is really great felt like a four stars it was interesting because people obviously you know the the river over this terrible tragedy and when you look back at our full she really don't have that much of filmography but I think what you had to sort of an interesting aspect to her that he's not you know she wouldn't band something like Allie McGraw shouldn't have the grittiness of her she didn't have the the mystery of like a Faye Dunaway which you kind of could have gone on to be sort of the still I'd maybe figure out TV almost a little bit like a Peggy Lipton type figure for movies don't really reflect anything beyond a willingness to have fun and the sort of be it after the movie telling me that the the people that the war movies everybody thinks about his belly the dolls and which is not a good movie but she does kind of you have seen the other very affecting each other a very famous or suicide scene where she has to take these pills in front of a a mirror which you find out that she has an illness and that character is very tragic that through the tragic figure in this in this kind of very sad pulled the movie from the jackal to that book and I think she has something that that you have to sort of look for the lost opportunity to her and I think of the Manson murders only made that obviously so much more more stark and I think what people think about her it's really the sort of sense of up into the sixties that were losses of opportunity that was lost and and edges are you an appealing presence in movies never got a chance so to really do much beyond beyond valley but all the other things that we got thirty seconds is that what's the next big movie coming out we'll talk about it in regards to Sharon Tate I also want to respond real quickly was a document recall level and Tasha that's out right now that's about the director the actor Anton Yelchin who died a couple years ago in a freak accident and people may remember him from the Star Trek movies he played check all of the checkup in those movie deals with terminator salvation few other things it's a really terrific document or they just wanna give a good shot at we're talking about lost opportunities like Sharon Tate Anton Yelchin for those actors who died ahead of his time is a really sweet documentary that that people make a lot of got a run thanks Joe tree said next week Joe Neumayer W. 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"anton yelchin" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:15 min | 2 years ago

"anton yelchin" Discussed on KCRW

"Slowly been popping up in major retail clothing chains over the last few years places like Macy's uniqlo and Nike her to dive into this with me as ABA Bhattarai retail reporter for The Washington Post aloha hi there so first of all how big is the market for Muslim consumers this is a huge market and it's only growing some consumers spend about three hundred billion dollars a year globally and that figure is expected to go to three hundred and seventy three billion by twenty twenty two so this is a huge market for retailers particularly retailers like banana Republic gap eighteen now that have international presences and have stores in the Middle East as well so a lot of potential dollars but what's the market the banana Republic typically caters to like who is the nand republics usual target them public has struggled in recent years to figure out exactly who its demographic is years towards that twenty thirty forty something year old a young professional I would say who is looking for just basic work where they you know basic for the weekend but it's sort of no frills this sort of you know exactly what to expect you go there for a dress you might wear to work or some slack for the office and that's about it so given that what is the strategy here behind selling these are they going for bringing in this whole huge new market or might the somehow drive more sales to their traditional markets Republicans says that they are motivation here is strictly embracing diversity and inclusion but there obviously is a business component as well it's hard to tell exactly what the impact on sales will be but I think the hope is that they're gonna tract Muslim shoppers that might have not otherwise shop there before I will say that at first blush to it makes me wonder how much of this is to demonstrate that social awareness and you mentioned they want to be seen as a company that appeals to a diverse group of consumers is this maybe make people possibly feel better about shopping there who already do absolutely I think that's a growing part of it a number of retail analyst I spoke to said that right now you know given the trump administration sort of very charged political rhetoric more and more companies are feeling the need to speak out whether that's in big ways by taking a stand against certain policies are speaking out for certain types of people banana Republic has done this in the dead of a quieter way they just sort of introduce these jobs on their website this week they just kind of stuck in there except three section next to their earrings and they're hot and you know it to quietly signal that is does shoppers are welcome there and yet here we are talking about it on the radio did exactly I'm assuming they put out some sort of press release about this no they didn't they tapped a few sort of Muslim American fashion bloggers too you know model outfits with these new his job and get the word out that way but those longer told us that you know they weren't paid for their time there wasn't really a budget for promotion for this campaign what what do you think of the actual campaign the runny that there is a a photo that's been circulating around I think on Instagram it's of a young Muslim American woman named lenis new are wearing a leopard print tough job what do you think I'm a still a leader told us that she was approached a few weeks ago I've been in a Republic and they told her that they had a new line of the jobs that they would love for her to promote and to the Senate to where he's in wearing it around and she says you know she really likes that she feels like she's a little conflicted in some ways but she feels like this goes a long way in normalizing that job that is people go online when they're shopping at banana Republic and see that Hey this mass market store is selling his job that maybe they'll be a little more receptive to you know talking with someone in the Muslim community if they come across them in the in the grocery store so she feels like this really speaks volumes beyond just you know selling a piece of clothing but she has said my understanding is that you said that you won't be buying the actual products from banana Republic was that you know she said she has sort of these Muslim owned businesses that she's in buying from for years she's loyal to them she likes them and that's what is officially shopping I have to say this does raise a question about appropriation of course if it's seen as a play to get communities that don't typically wear jobs to do it out of a sense of fashion do you see any danger in that kind of backlash for these companies you know some of the Muslim shoppers I spoke to did they mention that but I don't think I mean I think it's too soon to tell and I think the overwhelming response is generally been support clearly they're not the only ones that have done this companies like Unicron Nike of course have been selling hot jobs for a while did they pioneered that move though of kind of these non traditionally Muslim focus businesses targeting Muslim shoppers where did this start something that's in particular aiding for a few years we've seen it on the runway we seen had jobs sort of show up at Macy's as of last year American Eagle had a denim had jobs that they sold briefly a couple of years ago it sold out in about a week on mine and then they never bothered to replenish it so it wasn't it wasn't there a long term play but you know they did get into the business casually is there any worry about backlash from the opposite end of the spectrum we seen some backlash against Nike from the right from raising Colin Kaepernick as their spokesperson could this actually lose banana Republic some customers you just see it as a kind of social consciousness play they could but in the scheme of things I mean these are for the moderately priced jobs in the scheme of like hundreds of outfits on their website so I don't I don't see it as you know they're making a major push into trying to win over Muslim consumers I don't think that we can talk about this without mentioning maybe one of the most visible representations of the Muslim community out there certainly in America Illinois Omar to what extent do you think maybe she predicated some of this I think there's no question that they had jobs become very prominent part of society we see it in Congress representative all my like you mentioned we've seen it on the cover of Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue this year on the runway all over and so I think I think it's high time that retailers are to pay attention to the market how long do you think that trend my continue of companies kind of using advertisements and retail decisions to make a social statement because I think most if not all of the cans lines awards for advertising this year went to ad campaigns with a social conscience does this continue as long as the trump presidency is this here to stay I'm I think you know absolutely it's here to stay the trump administration has led to the sort of political polarization in America and I think a lot of Americans are confused they're not sure exactly how to stand up for what they believe in and one way that they're doing that is by buying at companies that they feel support the issues that they believe in we're seeing this like you said it had it going yeah we're seeing it all over the map as companies Lou it is easy as consumers look for companies to take a stand about about her eyes she is retail reporter for The Washington Post thank you thank you so much coming up a rising Hollywood star whose career ended way too soon gets one final film it's a documentary called love the and Tosha about the art and life of actor Anton Yelchin Anton was sickly living with cystic fibrosis but it's something that.

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"anton yelchin" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

05:06 min | 2 years ago

"anton yelchin" Discussed on KCRW

"Need to speak out it's Friday and that means a new batch of movies we speak to the director and producer of love and Tosha about the late actor Anton Yelchin and our favorite film critics are here to dig into the latest releases including a new spin off of the fast and furious series if you would have told me at the beginning of two thousand nineteen a lion king would have wars critical reception and Hobbes and shot I would have laughed it's the action franchise critics refused to hate the first news live from NPR news in Washington I'm Lakshmi Singh president trump's nominee for the director of national intelligence is taking himself out of the running congressman John Radcliffe was facing a difficult confirmation process in the U. S. Senate we're some lawmakers questioned his qualifications for leading the intelligence community president trump tweeted that rack cliff is a great Republican who is being treated unfairly by quote lame stream media the outgoing denies Dan coats who often clashed with president trump over rushes breach of the two thousand sixteen presidential election and the extent of the threat the Kremlin still poses to the U. S. is democratic system president trump has signed a bipartisan budget bill that sets spending levels for the next two years NPR stammer Keith reports the legislation also raises the debt limit in theory they should push off budget battles until twenty twenty one it allows nearly one point four trillion dollars in spending on defense and domestic programs over the next two years and it also raises the debt limit allowing the U. S. government to continue paying its bills and avoiding default fiscal conservatives in Congress raised alarms that this deal will add to the national debt but the measure passed easily with president trump surging there's always plenty of time to cut he tweeted but those spending cuts would come after the twenty twenty election Tamera Keith NPR news a judge in Stockholm Sweden has released rapper a sap rocky from jail this coming after a three day trial in connection with an assault charge but in peers injure Limbang reports there is still no verdict in the case according to reports the judge said the verdict won't be handed down until August fourteenth until then rocky and his two associates who were also charged with assault are free to leave the country the incident occurred in stock on June thirtieth video posted by the rapper shows two men following him that despite guarding crew after being told to leave them alone video post by TMZ shows snippets of the actual fight in which rocky appears to throw one of the men on to the ground in his testimony on Thursday rocky said it was self defense that he thought the men were on trucks it's been a high profile case even getting attention from president trump who celebrated the rapper's released in a tweet saying get home a sap a sap into Limbang NPR news a departmental judge in New York is recommending that the New York City police department fire officer Daniel Pantaleo today the judge ruled that officer Pantaleo used an illegal chokehold on an unarmed black man Eric garner five years ago who died after he was arrested for allegedly selling loose cigarettes garner's cry of I can't breathe became a rallying cry they gave rise to the black lives matter movement the decision on officer Bentleigh was still not final the city's police commissioner has the last word on whether to dismiss him this is NPR news police are investigating the death of a grand daughter of Robert enough full Kennedy last night the family issued a statement confirming your C. Kennedy hills death at the age of twenty two police reportedly responded to a call about a possible drug overdose at the family's compound in Hyannis port Massachusetts the Kennedy families political history has served to inspire generations of people to enter public service in this country its history has also been marked by a series of tragedies most notably the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy in the nineteen sixties India has again rejected president trump's offer to mediate in the dispute over Kashmir India's foreign minister says he deliver that message in a meeting today with US secretary of state Mike Pompeii okay and we have more from NPR's Lauren Frayer India's foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar tweeted that he told Pompeii quote in clear terms that any discussion on cashmere if at all warranted will only be with Pakistan and only bilaterally the Himalayan territory of Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan they fought several wars over it president trump has offered to become a mediator over cashmere he said last month that India's prime minister asked him to do so something India denies Pakistan has long sought international mediation over Kashmir but India has refused it Jeff Sheng car in Pompeii met on the sidelines of an Asian security forum in Bangkok Lauren Frayer NPR news Mumbai US stocks continue to trade lower the nasdaq composite index is down one and a half percent at seventy nine eighty.

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"anton yelchin" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"anton yelchin" Discussed on KCRW

"Last of my three fill in days from Madeline brand for awhile but I'll be back in August you incorrectly don't if you've been crushing I'll have yeah don't tell Madeline nicely done your natural thanks it's like I was born for this job to hear what's on the show will hold on I want to compliment you on your mood so in Frank's story which I thoroughly enjoy it you did did you like the part about the martini of course because maybe think about martinis well it is Friday yeah I enjoy them very much speaking of Friday yes we often talk about movies on press play on Fridays and we've got a bevy of them to talk about today yeah a documentary called love in Tosha have you heard of this it is about the late actor Anton Yelchin most people know him mainly as check off on the Star Trek reboots yes there is way way more to his story including his tragic death the last and then we also speak to our regular panel of critics about the movies that are coming out this weekend including the Oscar destined Hobbs in Shah the latest in the fast and furious adjacent franchise guess what some stuff blows up that's us or anybody in a fast and furious franchise for real well it's a big departure and a lot of fun to talk about well speaking of blowing up on so it seems that just politics today and you were going to talk about this the gathering energy behind impeachment yes it's very surprising we're gonna find out why last week we thought that impeachment was completely off the table because of the lack of apparently new revelations from the smaller testimony and it seems like it may be back on the table there at last count one vote away from being able to go for impeachment in the democratic caucus so we'll see what happens alright we'll find out more coming up at noon press play thanks Rico thank you Sir and then and then and.

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"anton yelchin" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"anton yelchin" Discussed on KCRW

"Congress major support FOR StoryCorps comes from Subaru committed to doing its part to make the world a better place by supporting philanthropic initiatives in local communities learn more at Subaru dot com slash love promise love is what makes a Subaru a Subaru and from Duolingo language out whose mission is to make language learning fun and accessible to the world with lessons in more than thirty languages including French Spanish and Chinese available in the app store or it Duolingo dot com this is NPR news and you are listening to KCRW today press play Anton Yelchin died in a freak accident is just twenty seven the prolific Star Trek actor was already a rising star with an impressive body of work he had a curiosity that with most people degrades over time so kind of NASA my how good he was he was as an artist so far beyond our no internet and brand filmmakers Gerrit prices Drake to reinvest tell Anton story in the new documentary love and Tosha that's today on press play at noon here on KCRW KCRW sponsors include US blanks probably manufacturing fashion basics including T. shirts sweatshirts and tanks U. S. blanks also offers because sustainable fashion options and are designed and made right here in Los Angeles visit US blanks dot net.

"anton yelchin" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

10:25 min | 2 years ago

"anton yelchin" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"To coast Margie Cree is a science fiction author television writer screenwriter has written many major studio works and for the networks as well he also does his own YouTube channel will talk about that it's called Mr sci fi he's got movies working on call can constantly called the space command and yeah as you know mark of course she's been on our program to talk about the twilight zone companion as well and here he is on coast to coast mark Sikri mark welcome back great to be here George this is an exciting time fifty years of Star Trek fifteen years shot incredible and and and it's amazing that so many wonderful Star Trek stories have been created by so many people over all these decades and I'm sure we're gonna be talking a lot about it we sure are what's new with you give us some updates all my gosh my mind studio I'm shooting space command and that due to the tons of stuff we've we've shot the two hour pilot we shot thirty minutes of the second to our story we now meeting with the networks with here and in England we're we're gonna set it up as a show it's going to be something that everyone's they be able to see and enjoy it's terrific and I'm doing books of course that as you said the new Twilight Zone companion and pitching facility of novels and just on on tons of stuff you're happy with all this life is good for you oh my god yes it's so it's so fun is when I realized that my audience could basically green like me thanks to the new models I thought that's why shop space command the my audience green with me they they finance me and and now we can go to the network's having shot you know the two hours and say this is what we have in mind the next up is the network says okay we we green light is a season and that's very different from the way it used to be so I'm I'm thrilled that would be exciting well Hey you know what nobody deserves it more than you mark thanks to it all right let's talk a little bit about the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek gathered let's go back a little bit because you've done some work on Star Trek haven't you yeah yeah I I wrote for both Star Trek the next generation and the space nine and then I did as a starting of service George two K. the gotten on Hugo and nebula awards and subs and and start fixing a part of my life ever since I was a little kid the first debuted back in as you know nineteen sixty six and before it even aired the NBC commission a piece of artwork by an artist named James stamina and they would run for ten seconds is just the still illustration thing coming in the fall Star Trek and I would see this planet and this rocket ship blazing around the station placing on this planet and two guys and it went by so quickly this is before video recorders and have watched the thing I sit right up against the screen waiting for this commercial and it's like that guy in the in the back consisting of pointed ears and and I couldn't wait to see the show and then the first episode aired and with this so called a man trapped written by my dear friend George Clayton Johnson and he's been a Twilight Zone writer he will kick the can and nothing in the dark a wonderful writer and it was an amazing episode and from then on I was hooked it was just that was that was really it for me did you ever think that you'd be doing some work on it we know it's funny when when I was a kid a book came out called the making of Star Trek and this is when the fish the show was on the air was written by Steven with field and gene Roddenberry and it was the first book I read about how the TV show was made and that really plan of the sequencer thinking we know I'd like to be a writer producer in television and that kind of set me on that that path and and sold my dream was to create and run my own space going science fiction show and then with space command that's exactly what I'm doing and and so it's just a dream come true but it was very much set in motion I would gene Roddenberry created back back then and it only lasted three seasons yeah funny because you know they were actually an account with the second season and the woman a beach Trimble started a letter writing campaign and and picketing campaign I was part of that as a kid I remember holding my little picket signs standing outside with a crowd outside NBC and writing my little letter there a million letters were sent to NBC and that convinced me to renew the show and it got its third season and then if not for the third season it never would have gone into syndication it wouldn't have those and no one would have ever heard of it again and in fact when started initially aired I was so worried it would never air again that I actually recorded it on reel to reel audio tape as a kid the case of this of never aired I used to love those machines yeah yeah yeah why didn't succeed in the ratings mark we love the funny thing is back then the Nielsen ratings just registered book numbers than that how many millions of people watching an episode the year after Star Trek off the air they switch over cynical demographics when you check not only how many people watching it the what group of people Anne rice yeah and the eighteen to thirty five demographic was the perfect buying demographic and the year after started going off the air the when the demographics and the top rated show the number one show for that eighteen thirty five demographic that they all wanted to start all my god do they freak out the yes because of that if they ever had demographics the year earlier they never would have canceled Star Trek all my gosh it with and they would have made money on that show right that's right another funny thing are another safety about Star Trek with is incredibly colorful you know with his beautiful red and gold and blue uniforms with very colorful enterprise bridge well the the network that airs started with NBC and its parent company RCA television as they wanted to sell color TV's and one of the reason they greenlit Star Trek was because of those bright primary colors because people would buy color TV's just to see Star Trek may actually run ran RCA color TV advertisements the Star Trek so the showing them on color TV's and Iran and all the national magazines I have I have some of those ads that saves since then we've had on the program here William Shatner you brought us George Takei yeah and I think that was it just those two yeah well they're they're they're great I mean their unforgettable their distinctive actors and wonderful and again that speaks the diversity of Star Trek because again when started debuted in nineteen sixty six you didn't have African American actors leave like Michelle Nichols or Asian American actors in the lead like George two K. these were characters were dynamic they were going on adventures they were they were treated with respect by captain Kirk Mr Spock and Dr McCoy it was like a surrogate family of people all getting along all reaching out of the process and these of race and ethnicity to each other and when you think about it Star Trek aired during the nineteen sixties this is the height of the civil rights era it was the Vietnam War was going on the moon the moon landings were happening to me is an incredibly politically active time very first bill with a little bit of political and social turmoil and upheaval and change it was just the perfect time for that show debut what a tragedy a few months ago when Anton Yelchin the Star Trek actor died in a freak accident when his jeep rolled down and crushed him I know crazy at least he works in a medium where we get to see his work and enjoy it and that is a wonderful actor and again the start the characters in the Star Trek axes so the things that is so memorable and and the fact that the well educated could pass the torch to Anton Yelchin if he could do the the you know the the checkup so memorably he'll definitely be remember I think we have Walter onto yes and he's and he's another very distinctive vinyl and wonderful actor and and again each Star Trek character is so distinctive when when I wrote when I world wilderness in time it was for Xbox live quite through all of those characters and the all speak differently from each other they all have different viewpoints rock line will not work for Kirk will not work from Corey vice versa they all are very distinct sense and that's why they lasted the didn't we have James two hands ashes sun off into space it will run very for to I went to major Barrett Roddenberry house when I recorded her for the computer voice in world enough and time and robbers ashes with evidence and up in the space shuttle and and then brought back and so very fitting testament so again what was it like being on the Star Trek set when you were a kid well you know I was given a Christmas present of a trip to the star trek's that when I was a kid it was great the greatest Christmas present ever and it was the last episode of the original Star Trek ever shot if I'd gone a week later the actual would've been gone and it was an S. of called turnabout intruder in which Kirk's of personalities swapped with a woman woman scientists and and it was a win Saturday that Dan Mitchell there to play this chapel and and and the fourth Kelly played Dr McCoy is amazing locking the fence that was sold a nominal and and and fasting because one of the stage hands said last show of the season and under her breath major there it's that last show ever and the irony was the decades later I I recorded her as a computer voice for the starter gifts that I did thirty years later and so and so she was not only wrong about last show ever on on Star Trek she was wrong that even herself because she would continue on Star Trek in later incarnations on Star Trek the next generation in the features and so forth though this phenomenal you and George went to Japan at a convention in you we did yes well when when we did world enough and time and and that yes I did with him and you can actually watch it on my my website mark sickly dot com in its entirety and after we shot that so we went to the world science fiction convention in Japan which means that an audience of three thousand people we got a standing ovation with the crowd with it with with tears streaming down their faces and then the next we were nominated for top award in science fiction the Hugo award which is given out of the world science fiction convention so it was just mazing honor and to be there in Japan with George he's fluent in Japanese and so we were answering questions I would be fielding questions in English and he would be answering in Japanese and I just on the other day there was a big Star Trek convention in Las Vegas to celebrate the fiftieth and fifty cents so I went to it and and George and I were able to reconnect and I very much want to miss this command so we've been talking about the rules will be playing in space command was Shatner there yes and it was it is amazing because he's eighty five years old and you could never tell yes this doesn't look that not not at all and and energy level he seems like a much younger man is phenomenal and as is George two K. George doesn't seem is that like a guy pushing eighty either these are amazingly vital and vibrant people in and phenomenal actors in the you know Star Trek just would have been the same without that group it was a very special group it was it was lightning in a bottle you know it's amazing because.

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"Star Trek can let's let's go back a little bit because you've done some work on Star Trek haven't you yeah yeah I I wrote for both Star Trek the next generation and the space nine and then I did as a starter kits that was George two K. the got nominated for the Hugo and awards and subs and and start fixing a part of my life ever since I was a little kid the first debuted back in as you know nineteen sixty six and before it even aired the NBC commissioned a piece of artwork by an artist named James stamina and they would run for ten seconds is just the still illustration thing coming in the fall Star Trek and I would see this planet and this is rocketship blazing around the station placing on this planet in two guys and it went by so quickly this is before video recorders and have watched the thing that's it right up against the screen waiting for this commercial and it's like kinda guy in the in the back ones have pointed ears and and I couldn't wait to see the show and then the first episode aired and with that so called the mantrap written by my dear friend George Clayton Johnson and he's been a Twilight Zone writer he will kick the can and nothing in the dark a wonderful writer and it was an amazing episode and from then on I was hooked it was just that was that was really it for me did you ever think that you'd be doing some work on it we know it's funny when when I was a kid a book came out called the making of Star Trek and this is when the street the show was on the air was written by Steven with field and gene Roddenberry and and was the first book I read about how the TV show was made and that really plan of the sea where I start thinking we know I'd like to be a writer producer in television and that kind of set me on that that path and and so my dream was to create and run my own space going science fiction show and that was space command that's exactly what I'm doing and and so it's just a dream come true but it was very much set in motion I would gene Roddenberry created back back then and it only lasted three seasons yeah and it's funny because you know they were actually gonna cancel at the second season and the woman a beach Trimble started a letter writing campaign and and picketing campaign I was part of that as a kid I remember holding my little picket signs standing outside with a crowd outside NBC and writing my little letter they a million letters were sent to NBC and that convinced me to renew the show and it got its third season and then if not for the third season it never would have gone into syndication it wouldn't have those and no one would have ever heard of it again and in fact we started initially aired I was so worried it would never air again that I actually recorded it on reel to reel audio tape as a kid okay so this was never aired I used to love those machines yeah yeah yeah why didn't succeed in the ratings mark well you know the funny thing is back then the Nielsen ratings just registered book numbers the not not how many millions of people watching an episode the year after Star Trek went off the air they switch over cynical demographics when you check not only how many people watching it the one group of people Anne rice yeah and the eighteen to thirty five demographic was the perfect buying demographic and the year after started going off the air they ran the demographics and the top rated show the number one show for that eighteen thirty five demographic that they all wanted to start all my god do they freak out the yes because of that if they ever had demographics the year earlier they never would have canceled Star Trek all my gosh it with and they would have made money on that show right that's right another funny thing are another safety about Star Trek with is incredibly colorful you know with those beautiful red and gold and blue uniforms were very colorful enterprise bridge well the the network that airs start because NBC and its parent company with RCA television as they wanted to sell color TV's and one of the reasons the green that Star Trek was because of those bright primary colors because people would buy color TV's just to see Star Trek may actually run ran RCA color TV advertisements for Star Trek so that on showing them on color TV's and the random and all the national magazines I have I have some of those ads that saves since then we've had on the program here William Shatner you brought us George Takei yeah N. I think that was it just those two yeah well they're they're they're great I mean their unforgettable there the stink of actors and wonderful and again that speaks the diversity of Star Trek because again when started debuted in nineteen sixty six you didn't have African American actors leave like Michelle Nichols or Asian American actors in the lead like George two K. these were characters were dynamic they were going on adventures they were they were treated with respect by captain Kirk Mr Spock and Dr McCoy it was like a surrogate family of people all getting along all reaching out of the crosstown these of race and ethnicity to each other and when you think about it Star Trek aired during the nineteen sixties this is the height of the civil rights era it was the Vietnam War was going on the moon the moon landings were happening I mean is an incredibly politically active time very for filled with a little bit of political and social turmoil and upheaval and change it was just the perfect time for that show debut what a tragedy a few months ago when Anton Yelchin the Star Trek actor died in a freak accident when his jeep rolled down and crushed him I know crazy and yet and yet at least he works in a medium where we get to see his work and enjoy it and it was a wonderful actor and again the start the characters in the Star Trek actors are so distinctive in some memorable and and the fact that the well educated could pass the torch to Anton Yelchin if you could do the the you know the the checkout so memorably you'll definitely be remember I think we have Walter until yes and he's and he's another very distinctive diagonal and wonderful actor and and again each Star Trek character is so distinctive when when I wrote when I world wilderness in time it was Kirk Spock McCoy through all of those characters and they all speak differently from each other they all have different viewpoints rock line will not work for Kirk will not work from quite vice versa they all are very distinct sense and that's why they lasted and they didn't we have James two hands ashes sun off into space it will run very for to I went to major Barrett Roddenberry as a house when I recorded her for the computer voice in world enough and time and robbers ashes with that they've been sent up in the space shuttle and and then brought back and so that's a very fitting testament so again what was it like being on that Star Trek set when you were a kid well you know I was given a Christmas present of a trip to the star trek's that when I was a kid it was great the greatest Christmas present ever and it was the last episode of the original Star Trek ever shot if I'd gone a week later that showed him and gone and it was an F. so called turnabout intruder in which Kirk's of personality is swapped with a woman woman scientists and and it was we've shattered event in Mitchell there to play this chapel and and and the fourth Kelly please doctor McCoy is amazing walking the sense that was sold the nominal and and and fasting because one of the stage hands said last show of the season and under her breath major variants that last show ever and the irony was that decades later I I recorded her as a computer voice for the starter kits that I did thirty years later and so is so she was not only wrong about last show ever on on Star Trek she was wrong that even herself because she would continue on Star Trek in later incarnations on Star Trek the next generation in the features and so forth though just phenomenal you and George went to Japan at a convention in you we did yes well when when we have world enough and time and and that yes I did with him and you you can actually watch it on my my website mark sickly dot com in its entirety and after we shot that so we went to the world science fiction convention in Japan between the th of an audience of three thousand people we got a standing ovation with the crowd with it with with tears streaming down their faces and then the next we were nominated for top award in science fiction the Hugo award which is given out of the world science fiction convention so it was just mazing honor and to be there in Japan with George he's fluent in Japanese and so we were answering questions I would be feeling the questions in English and he would be answering Japanese and I just on the other day there was a big a star technician Las Vegas to celebrate the fifty of that fifty members I went to it and and George and I were able to reconnect and I very much want to miss this command so we've been talking about the roles of the things this command was Shatner there yes and it was it it's amazing he is he's eighty five years old and you could never tell yes this doesn't look that not not at all and and energy level he seems like a much younger man is phenomenal and as is George decayed George doesn't seem is that like a guy pushing eighty either these are amazingly vital and vibrant people in and phenomenal actors and the you know Star Trek just would have been the same without that group now it was a very special group it was it was lightning in a bottle you know it's amazing because you know Twilight Zone ended in nineteen sixty four and then the two two years later Star Trek the view that engine run very was very much a friend and a protege of rod Serling's in fact he gave the eulogy at rods funeral and and run very was very aware of it's not for twice and you couldn't have Star Trek and and he cast it's funny because the first pilot he did a pilot for Star Trek called the cage that was actually shot nineteen sixty four is our Jeffrey hunter as captain pike it didn't sell the show and so they ordered a second pilot and that's when I got shot there and and the chemistry between William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy deforest Kelley in the rest of the cast it's just was magical and you could see it from the beginning from the first episode that aired you just know knew that these people were unforgettable and and they stayed on forgettable all these decades five you're fifty years as you said mark also had on the not the originals but I had Jolene Blalock on and on the tall yet no bleach on yeah yeah both of them great great folks but when it was really fascinating again is that run very you know when he came up with Star Trek the next generation he showed that it was the universe he created and you could have other actors and will continue to be successful and now with the new Star Trek movies in the Star Trek series is coming down the pike it's really hot legs and and it's it's such an amazing amazing universe to play and I mean having having come up with stories for captain Picard and for corporate all these are the characters I can speak to just how how vibrant all these characters are and and how wonderful these actors are in again I'm working with them both in the Star Trek universe and in space command Robert Carter when the number the Star Trek actors and continuing to work with just because these are phenomenally talented people and and when you meet them you say gosh I don't I don't want to see and I just wanna keep keep working with these guys how would you compare the Star Trek series to the Star Wars an herb is Star Wars film me yeah you know it's funny the very very different I think you know Chris personally have as much as I like Star Wars my I much prefer star track and I think it's much deeper in its rumination on the.

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