17 Burst results for "Dean Foster"
"dean foster" Discussed on Out Of The Basement Podcast
"Well that's not too but again that'd be during the summertime summertime outside under ten in the parking lot everyone. Everyone's still wearing masks for the most part. So we may do but you know instead of a five thousand person out. It's going to be twenty people. Turn out yet right. Exact and much much different scale from what the actual conventions and we're still trying to do the every biweekly that get together. Kessel run for our life tabletop or live broadcasts which is fine But that's that's for You know under the basements live stuff. I mean in person lives. You wanna talk about the plans. We have coming up in january moving forward. Well next month's though Hopefully people here this before it comes out we will be doing her Star wars trivia. Contests that always happens. In in december so our next recording session will be a double header. I will be recording a episode ninety actually episode. One hundred via the podcast. This is going to be episode ninety. Nine ninety eight was our anniversary special. That we The trivia contest which is about to come out actually. Tomorrow i think when i'm releasing it a lot it's ready to go tomorrow was released them and then This truck come out maybe two weeks after that and almost just in time for us to record our hundreds episode which is a milestone hundreds and then after that record the third annual star wars trivia contests and now the one doing it online instead of doing it in person instead of using those awesome buzzers that i still collect dust waiting. I actually will get together in person again. I found an online buzzer capability. Which was super fun for that trivia content also now we can actually open up to her Page on friends at before. It was harder to do because he'd have to come in be in person with us earthy thing now is like what we can do online and again. I know your sister had fun. Yeah sure we actually The the tricky thing was great. And we're planning again soon January which you plan. Tilden thought your to try another. Yes so for our patriae members We're launching our Role playing Special so if you're if you're i think at twenty bell level with your a backer on our patron you are automatically included. Have the ability to join us for a weekly or monthly. Sorry what once a month Roping session specifically. I'm going to be running star wars I know you've offered A couple of forgives yet so So we'll we'll have that available for anyone who wants to take part in a exclusive game. They were running only for the patriots. And then you're also talking about doing perhaps a monthly a different game yes to the public but opened with all. It's a pay thing Through a facebook events and stuff. Or it's it's just it's a minimum. I think it's like five dollars but this is basically to make sure you're committed to doing it and helping us out So yes we'll were getting the nelson's ready for december so we can announce for twenty twenty one. This is what we're gonna do. Devops gonna offer to do his star wars or cup other games if he if people are interested and i'm willing to run some games as well again will list them. What's there but yeah. We want to have our listeners. Be able to take part in our gaming things and again. It'll be through discord facebook whatever's or whatever ways for communications that people want as open up but we're also going to offer this record it to put it up for a patron Only to hear it if they want. So that's it for me so on on that note gentleman. I'm sorry i'm gonna have to bail on you. Because i have said sweetie bookings now and i'm offering a game to run some more games next year. What am i. God i say. Goodbye to patch Anymore news or rumors. Well i'd like to just point out about The allen dean foster is the thing that's going on things i wanted to bring up. Yeah so that's your segment three. Then well we could. We could fall rivers getting at least explain. What's going on Allen dean foster had written numerous Books or yeah. Novels novelization Largely for fox so He did the original star wars novel. He also did the the first Freestanding star wars novel And he wrote Novelization for several of the alien franchises. And so on. Because you know that's kind of been bread and butter for longtime just novelization of movies and so on So disney picking up All those properties when he when they bought fox and other acquisitions They have decided that while they got the contracts they didn't pick up the obligations that went with those contracts and so they stopped paying royalties on those books that he's written And so They're they're not even listening. They're not even responding to his lawyers or as his agent or anything like that so he's finally made it public that This is going on that That he's being shortchanged on on the royalties. He's supposed to be given so that. That's what that's that's what the situation is. So basically there is a trade organization. The science fiction writer anisi writers association that fosters a longstanding member of they do have a dispute resolution. Mechanism is available and generally speaking. It stays anonymous. Usually you know like their their team initiates talks between the publisher and the author and generally speaking things come to a somewhat is factory conclusion and it all ends and nobody. Nobody knows anything about it. This is unprecedented with the f. W i one of the things that they find onerous is that does the has said they will talk to foster if he signs an nda. I which is very unusual.
"dean foster" Discussed on TeeVee
"The fund them consciousness as it were this week. Yeah yeah so this. Is this issue where disney obviously acquired lucasfilm with had been the original company to Contract these novelization out. Now dean foster had written both this winter of the mind's eye as well as the original novelization of the film star wars Back in nineteen seventy seven And the issue at stake here seems to be disney claiming that it doesn't have to pay allen dean foster any royalties despite the fact that it's still selling these books which every person in you and i are both authors and have dealt with many of our fair share of contracts and we kind of are scratching. Our heads going like. That's not how anything works like. If you've contacted a person to write the book the deal is you. Pay them for writing that book. Well and so. I've seen some people online suggest the speculate too that maybe this is one of those work.
"dean foster" Discussed on Trek Capsule
"The other is called the howling stones. Which is a novel from Del Ray in my humor ex Commonwealth series right now. I'm working on a parallel world. Novel called paramilities contemporary parallel world novel. And I just finished novel called the Last Paradise which is not science fiction fantasy but as a contemporary adventure novel set in present day New Guinea where I was last October November in which is quite a fascinating place. I had actually read. That you lived in Polynesia is correct. What was that like? And why did you? Do you know the romantic soul of the romantic traveler. I guess the first place. I wanted to go when I got out of it when I had the wherewithal to do so even if I didn't have the wherewithal to do so. When I got out of college was the South Pacific and in the South Pacific it was to eating and I ended up by learn some of the language I studied the dance and then I went went with a backpack and I kind of fell in with sort of temporarily adopted by this very well off to. He should family and ended up spending living most of the summer with them in between times gallivanting around to some of the outer islands like Bora Bora and and it was a great time. One of the things I learned early on is if you travel if you will attempt to learn a little bit of the language wherever you go in the local language not the language of commerce which is usually English but the local language. The people will will treat you extremely well for two reasons. First of all they're flattered that you take the time to try to learn their language second of all you usually so bad at it that they feel immediately sympathetic towards you but the dominant language in French. Polynesia is French food but the language of the people is to he should and see an old tuition to see their face when you said two words to them into Houston instead of English or French was really something to see. Does that help? It's not writer to travel a lot and see a lot of the world Especially when you're writing about world's don't exist anywhere except in your mind. I was astonished when I first started going to science fiction conventions in meeting the authors that I'd read all my life how insular most of them were most of them. Their idea of traveling was to go for go to New York publishers. And I really didn't meet anybody who actually I met. Some people like Frederik Pohl and Charlie Brown of locus who would go to places like would travel to Europe or would travel a even to Peru to see something like Macci peachy but most of the great majority on go any place and none of them would do things like Whitewater rafting and Africa poking around in the real rainforest in a tent or anything like that. I love to do that sort of thing. I would rather be Indiana Jones Than Right Indiana Jones. But most of the black places on the map as a and oil said had been filled in and it's difficult to find places like that anymore but all of it ends up in my writing sooner or later every place. I go everybody. I meet for example. The policeman who became very good friend of mine while I was into heating. That was in one thousand. Nine hundred ninety. Three many years went by. I wrote a book called catch a lot. And he is One of the major characters or at least forms the basis for one of the major characters in the book. Where everything you've ever ridden. What's your favorite? Well that's a hard question to ask any writer. Any artists are usually very bad judges of their own work. But I'm particularly fond of my short stories. I'm very proud of a book that came out from Warner last year called. Montezuma Strip which deals with the development of an emerging culture in the near future along the US Mexican border which you can go down there and see emerging. It's not a figment of imagination. As all based around the the development and the deployment of these Makila Dora Assembly plants which are drawing people from all over Mexico and Central America. There's a whole new culture developing down there and my other short fiction as well Among my novels I would have to say Maori which is a historical novel was marketed as fantasy. But it's a historical novel Cyberway certainly and the two books which deal with place called mid world which is my jungle book both written twenty two years apart mid world and mid flanks which just came out last year from del Rey. Is that a problem having the large gap or was it like stepping in again like as if no time had passed it all while sometime fast. Twenty two years time passes but It's it's strange at least for me. The places that I that I go in my imagination are always there. You have to go back and pick up on the details so that you don't contradict yourself but the the basics of it are always still there seem to be able to call them forth whenever necessary. You also did Novelization for the star. Trek Animated Series of Ari. Call and I have probably credit is one of the people that when there wasn't anything new on Star Trek because of these novel associations this is all we had to read or to see so is very important. Sort of keeping the the faith on that and then you actually wrote the The treatment for Star Trek the motion picture How did that come about and I also did seven star trek scripts for talking records. Company called power records that issued to star Trek records And there were three or four stories on each one of them original scripts with sound effects and real star Trek. But no names were given. They didn't credit names for many years. I think I had one of those and I. I very proud of those little scripts that were in a long time ago but their star trek scripts they maybe only fifteen minutes long piece but they are star trek nonetheless. The novelization of the animated series came about because Ballantine books bought the rights to book versions of them. I had already done a couple of novelization for them. A terrible film called Wanda and a much better film called Dark Star and the assignment was given to me and the treatment for the Star Trek movie came about because Gene Roddenberry had seen the star trek logs. Interestingly enough and liked them and was familiar you know figured that I knew the Star Trek Universe could work in it and I was brought in along with a lot of other writers to submit ideas for proposed revival of the TV series. And instead they decided to do a movie and my story was picked. And that's how that came about after as many people probably already read in numerous histories of Star Trek after the project became a big budget film. I having no poll whatsoever in Hollywood became an instant non-person and it was a very unhappy experience for me but the first five minutes of the movie is all mine and after that they changed everything around and I was not asked to contribute so I can take neither credit nor nor domination for whatever follows after the first five minutes to your credit. What you told me earlier was that you've just been given a essentially a one page or two page outline For a story idea and essentially the rest is all pounding foster. Do you think we would ever see a version of that anywhere in print someday my treadmill titled in Image and I would have no objection to having somebody reprinted. I mean at this point. It wouldn't be for any sort of obscure literary value. It would be practically a historical document but that would be something that would have to be discussed with the powers that be add at paramount. Of course there were many things different at the time. Leonard Nimoy had not signed on for the film so there was a half human half vulcan character more or less to take his place much younger on And there were a number of other things that had to be different. That were changed radically for many reasons. But if somebody wanted to see it reprinted in Star Trek fanzine or book or something like that. I certainly have no objections to it. It's an old piece of work but It might. I would probably be a lot of fun for people to see but that's entirely paramount to see the movie that could have been as opposed to what is well. It's not entirely movie. That could have been because it's just a treatment it's not a finished screenplay but people would have fun looking at it you'd say oh you'd see the genesis of what might have been perhaps a personally. Is there anything that That excites you right. Now that you see or read out there in science fiction my eyes have gotten very bad for. Reading is very difficult for me to read more than ten pages at a time to put it down. Most of my reading therefore is confined to nonfiction. I read a lot of magazines. I read a lot of natural science. History biography that sort of thing which is much easier to read and segments than a novel. Is You want to pick it up and read it. But I really can't read my science fiction but I love ester freeze nurse stuff and I think Greg Egan is a very interesting writer as just. It's hard for me to find the time to to sit down and go through a book anymore. Which is sad but ashes to ashes and all? Thanks for Listening Allen Dean Foster and you're listening to sci-fi talk..
"dean foster" Discussed on Trek Capsule
"John Maxim saw six and the band or Joan. And you are listening to Sifi Talk. This is Tony Tomato this edition of sci-fi Talk Vintage Conversation with author. Alan Dean Foster. I had the chance to catch up to him at icon. You talked about his various projects short stories novels and also riding novel adaptations as the original star. Wars a new hope and also the film alien. Here's my conversation with Alan Dean Foster. You were actually born in New York. You moved out to Los Angeles. Who is there? Was there a reason why your family moved out? West or two reasons. My father wanted to get away from his mother in law and I had a lot of health problems when I was very young. I had eye problems and breathing problems. The doctor told my parents they thought drier less humid. Climate would probably be better for me and that all precipitated the move to the Angeles area which in those days was a nice place to move to if you had health problems but no longer is obviously withrow name at you and see what significance the Arkham collector does that. Ring anything specialty. I had written about thirteen short stories all of which had been rejected. This was when I was just out while I was a graduate student. Ucla and then just when I got out Like I said none of them sold and then just for fun. I just discovered HP lovecraft. And I wrote a long letter to August with Who I am gentleman. I had read about in the love. Crafty and fashion and got an interesting letter. Back from them saying foster. I'd like to buy your story for my semi annual magazine. The ARKHAM collector with thirty five dollars be acceptable. And I go around. Frantically scrabbling through my typewritten manuscript looking for the story that I had supposedly sent dog is found out. It was the letter and that was my first. Sailing was a very valuable lesson to get at the beginning of my career which is instead of trying to write to market or to write to imitate a favorite writer. Just write what you like to ride right for yourself and sooner or later fits good somebody'll by and you'll be a lot happier with the result. Anyway what made you decide to write? I'd always been a very facile writer writing it always been very easy for me my senior year at Ucla. I was getting ready to go to. Usa Law school my senior year at Ucla. I discovered the film department. I needed a certain number of units to graduate but no particular classes and I found out that they would give you credit for watching movies. You go in and watch the history of the American film in which Charlie Chaplin for six hours a week and get four. Units is a great racket while I was doing that. I took some writing courses simply because it's something I've always been good at. I did well. My teachers encouraged me and I thought I would take a shot at some some pros. I was writing. Screenplays Intel applies in the UCLA film department. And I sold a couple of short stories and I thought this. Let's pursue this and see what happens. You've done a lot of novelization of Films and things like that Alien comes to mind. I believe some of the Star Wars. Ask US dinner. Original Star Wars story called in the minds. I what was the process of of of that working with established characters and trying to sort of fit the constraints that gave you as opposed to creating your own carriage. It was it was fun. I had no problem. I think when you if you love reading or you love movies when you go to movies or you read books you always tend to add things that you'd like to see whether it's more of a favourite character or a background that's not developed too well in the story and so you kind of invented for yourself That's what you do essentially when you're doing a tie or a novelization George Lucas. For whom I did the book version of Star Wars and the sequel splinter of the mind's eye was very the easiest person in the world to work with. He said I want I wanNA sequel book use these characters. Go write the book in two small changes. In the finished manuscript. And that was it. I was left alone to do it and There was only one stricture that was put on me in writing the book at the time that I wrote Splinter Star Wars had not yet been released. No one knew has no one. Does the film would be successful or moderately successful or a flop. So George who always thinks ahead wanted to be able in the event that the film was a moderate success to be able to make a sequel film if necessary utilizing a lot of the material props backgrounds and so forth from the first film. So I was enjoined from doing things like large-scale space battles in the book for example and I had to write the book with the idea in mind that it might be film someday on a low budget which is why it all takes place on a fog. Shrouded Planet for example eliminates. The need for expensive background was an interesting way to approach the books. That has a little more of an Internet field and it might have had otherwise most authors when they write something to budget doesn't really come into it but what's something like this almost like writing a novel to be a film and you're writing to a budget as opposed to having your imagination totally turned loose. That's right there. Was that restriction on it. But that's all right. It didn't bother me. It was it was fun to do it that way. I always thought it would make a really nice movie photography. We're hoping that that was was was going to be the the star wars sequel before you know empire came fleshed out but yeah it was received a lot of attention at the time and did very well for you. I was very happy with the book would have been nice to see it as a movie but George he was able to do whatever he wanted needed what he wanted his story. It's his universe. One interesting sidelight about the covered a splinter of the mind's eye if you'll notice among other things that had not been lockdown was the right to use the likenesses of Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill so you will not the characters of Princess. Leia and Luke are seen from behind so that you don't have to see their faces so I was not the only one I'd restrictions. I had restrictions put on how I could do. The Story and obviously wrapping a query the cover certain restrictions. He had to hugh in doing the cover painting the novel to. And I think makes a great collectible is the fact that Macquarie did the cover. Which I don't believe he did too many of them I think that's the only one he's ever done. Did do the original cover for the first printing the paperback of Star Wars which is actually a piece of the original. What was going to be original. I believe advertising art was leased a conceptual painting anyway and when the movie came out they went to a twentieth century Fox more publicity oriented Moore movie oriented cover for the book for all the subsequent printings but that original one is is really kind of fun to see Rouse. The great painter and his stuff is is is marvelous to say at a role novelization. You've done get favorites. I'm very partial to to alien was written under difficult personal circumstances and it was a very intense piece of writing. It had to be done very quickly and I really did nothing else. But live that book for a number of weeks and because it is such a dark piece it was. It was a very intense very intense time for me. But I'm very proud of the way it turned out. I have a soft spot in my heart for dark star which is very early novelization because it was so difficult. It's basically about four guys sitting around in a spaceship talking about how bored they are. Three guys one dead guy. That was hard to get a novel. Outta. You must've been proud of nineteen ninety one. I think the Southwest Writers Award for Cyber. Way Is that correct. How did the idea of cyber way come to I live in Arizona and the Navajo nation is the largest Indian tribe in the United States and I live reasonably close to that area? I'd always been fascinated by the technical aspects of not a whole handcrafts. Both the jewelry the silverwork and the wonderful rugs and the almost like their machine aid. But it's all handcrafts and that led to the idea of well. What if they had an origin? That was not handicraft oriented but was technically oriented and that led to the idea of aliens having contact with the predecessors the ninety on a Sasi the predecessors of the Navajos in that tied into several other things. And that's how it comes about that. Basically I wanted to do a book which involve not a whole culture and I wanted it to be positive. There's so much negative stuff written about life on native American reservations And I wanted to do something positive particularly for any young people in my read the book you tread on very unsteady ground when you do that. That people are very protective of and very guarded about their traditions. But if you throw all your traditions out in your art that people buy and people see it really can't have any if it's treated with dignity and respect. You can't have any argument with somebody else using them anything that's got brewing etc program. We have some film and writing projects coming up. You mentioned something. Donna Topi lost. Which is a novel set in Jim? Gurneys World Dinatale just issued by Turner. I of two books coming out later this year or early next year one is called Jed the dead which is a humorous science fiction novel with from Ace which deals with a dead alien alive Texan and the other is..
"dean foster" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Tonight back on from ten thirty to midnight tonight but right now I wanna climb into a time machine watching you seize victory over Wichita state the other night brought back a flood of memories of my childhood let's go back to the glory days of the early sixties of UC basketball and we welcome in one year to hearing centers dot com hotline my main man Fritz mine her elder high school you see basketball pretty how you doing tonight brother I'm doing great check out about you well fantastic in like we we tweeted last night or talked about off the air Mandel elder had over had a rough one last night against the number one ranked team in the state the molar crusaders what was it sixty three to forty eight wow yeah something like that molars awful good the number one team in the state we've got a lot of high then they have some good shooters and they're well coached basketball team so they're a legitimate contender for the state title Fritz when you were watching or listening to UC Wichita state due to bring back some memories for you like it did me absolutely league these call it well they still do I believe the roundhouse yes and Charles cook arena yes well that's what lives now we'd we color and it had a yellow tint to it when we played so it was kind of unusual in that the crowd was right on top of the a and it always was a pool house whenever we played well that goes for almost every game we were the number one team in the country so that all the schools came after two watches play and even one time I believe we were playing and then Tulsa and I think I think it was toast with anyway they'd be theirs and they called the old school the next day because it was such a victory so everybody got a day of school because they beat the Bearcats to the basketball game I see well yeah when you look back at the the old Missouri valley conference you see little full Wichita state Bradley tall so gosh North Texas state was in there St Louis the Billikens just an unbelievable conference in really the first conference that really truly embraced the African American athlete it was the best conference in the land no question about that check you are completely right on that sometimes the players talk about that and George Wilson told me one time he was talking to a group of people in one of the kids they asked him why he didn't go to Kentucky or another school down south he said I wasn't allowed to in the name of the kids said what do you mean in there and they said well we weren't allowed to play and the blacks were not allowed to play you know the Kentucky won all those championships and never had any black players in the show the players gravitated to the Missouri valley conference since the one allowed to playing without employer they hit some great players like you say this is back into a time machine some this out to for some of the old fancier but they here and jet to jet Walker who played with Bradley played the pros for many years Dave Stallworth yes quite a bit with the Knicks on their championship teams that will burn toward Joe's daughter Jimmy king they were all future NBA players and is I said you know that's where the blacks gravitated and you know even when I played the it checked that sometimes the black players I know when Oscar played out here at the moment but Texas state they had like a couple of colleges in the white players when the front cottages in the black players had to stay overnight you know before the game room after the game in some back alley is they weren't even allowed up to that and the pain out of the hotel but then one now and we'll soon Bonham came along they they did put a stop to that Hey they said that you know we we we go and we stay as a team or we don't stay at all so they did finally put a stop to that but I I can remember going into restaurants and not being served because we had black players and we would have to leave and go find a place where they did service man but had the black players George Wilson told me you know that they they just went along with it they didn't cause any trouble or anything they just wanted to use it as motivation to go beat our competition Fritz sob we all know that the university of Cincinnati one dollar NC double a championships in nineteen sixty one and sixty two her mobile home hotter the Ohio State Buckeyes and then came nineteen sixty three I cried that night and I haven't stopped crying against a Loyola law and how about talk about irony Loyola is now in the Missouri valley conference the rambling yeah met club impact yeah I I still have regrets that we didn't win that that would be given us our third straight meant the time that had never been done before until UCLA had their great run with the coach would man in so many of the great all standard wall tune and some of the great players that they had played for them but you know getting back to the situation I think Cincinnati was the the first team to win an NCAA with poor black players yes yeah it was it was quite a time back in those days and we know that Texas western and they barely survived the Bearcats was at the first round in sixty six would do you know foster in well I remember that game to watch in it and but yeah Texas western up then became the university of Texas el Paso beats Kentucky for the national championship in five African American players right right we were the first and then would for a man and Texas western one with five to beat the all white Kentucky team so yeah that was that was history and that typically the either a bit Texas western wanted like you say dean foster and some of those other players in the Golan less was on the key that way roll-on roll offers and they had what Texas was to beat yeah so if they'd be damn you know they're made very possibly could go on and win the the national championship themselves well the day Baker was coaching back in those days and yeah they almost pulled off another one well you know growing up in Cincinnati born in nineteen fifty four I I can't I can't remember the first two national titles but man I remember the whole the whole game and I talk about irony I covered right state for ten years they and the beauty of the horizon league you know going to the big cities Chicago plane you I see Illinois Chicago and Loyola gosh Cleveland we went up to Milwaukee and Green Bay in here I'm stuffed in a an office doing my game story at Loyola in on a shelf right over my head is the national championship trophy and I said that baby belongs can I take that with me I want to give that to the university of Cincinnati he should have broke it or some of them all yeah I and all up a reporter from the Tribune Chicago Tribune tells a great story that you know it was way after hours and other cops came in to really gonna shut down a bar and and the guy said no come on to the back room they're replaying the nineteen sixty three NC double a championship game you see a dense loyal yeah and it's yeah in that it it it really is yeah but the V. M. injuries valley I think everyone would admit primarily because of the the black players it recruited there was the toughest league in the country at the time no doubt we always had two of the five teams in the country you know ranked in the top five in one year we tied with Bradley we had a of a playoff back in those days chip if you remember our listeners remember you had to win your league championship to advance to the NCAA stand up there like maybe four at large teams they've got in the even it out but yeah it was Stephanie had to win it we had a playoff game with Bradley down in Evansville and we won that Bradley might have been the second best probably with the second best team in the country and they didn't even get in the NCAA being the second best in the country at the end empty fridge you were at UC from sixty two to sixty five FIR remember correctly the assassination of JFK and this is one of the I've I've AS dot in the confessional you know what for some well forgive me of my sins but you see was only televise like you know once a week or whatever and get you know they regenerate a play that that weekend night and I was so looking for you know as a kid you're looking so forward to the game and it got canceled postponed because of the assassination you remember any of that I do remember coming out of the class that day with the student athlete check not just the male athletes get mad but I did come out of the class that day and someone said the hated you hear the president was shot and I thought they meant the president of the university of Cincinnati was Walter blanks in that time in a while and then we went to practice at night and who found out it was the president of the United States John F. Kennedy and none of us really wanted to practice I've actually practice was called off I remember correctly but yeah that was terrible but in you know later on and one of our trips we did go to Dallas played and we flew into love airport and we got to see you know the building where he was shop supposedly yeah well the bookstore depository and then later on we were planned out then Washington and we got to go to only two cemetery there and we saw the eternal flame yes so all within that year you know when he was shot it's estimated we saw where the the place Dealey plaza where he was shot and then sell the terminal flame up there so I never forgot well obviously I still remember it was it was a great experience plan for the Bearcats fruits Meyer is with this for a couple more minutes and Fritz man it's great to have told so in Wichita state back in you know in the American man reliving some of the Missouri valley days and but gosh miss the miss the rivalry with willful and da man wish that I wish that would come back yeah that was always a great trip to go to Louisville or have them come down here I believe there is seating capacity was something like over seventeen thousand seven hundred and at one time it was the largest indoor track facility in the country yes and that freedom well yeah all this in I remember we were planned there one day and who comes in with that since the a red button attached to is church was Mohammed Ali I think he was on his Cassius clay at the time wow he had a pretty good since the button on and that he was rooting for the Bearcats all man one of our former players used to live in a in the same area and we just had a luncheon not too long ago David Godspeed you play put their cats came up that we were sitting there talking to each other and he lived in the same and he said hang around to do some things with Cassius clay so that was kind of interesting but catches came in for a number of their cats that is awesome vivid memories of putting on might you see sweatshirt the one out in the U. to the jury little driveway legend in our backyard we had a hoop no doubt at the corner of west eighth in Rosemont and I just switch you see players every other day man I just awesome and what's it like being first team all St William school yard Chris Meyer I'll tell you what that's great honor.
"dean foster" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies
"Not spock in that fueled the feeling that Nimoy was done with the spot roll. Nimoy actually do not feel like he was done with the role but he happen to be in a feud with paramount over merchandising with his image without compensation and he wanted that addressed. He was also committed at that time. To his starring appearance in Equa coolest on Broadway in that made him unavailable anyway. Paramount did offer Nimoy the chance to have a small appearance in the two hour pilot for the show and then a recurring part art as time permitted in a limited number of episodes but he ended up declining. It is not really worth his while. Rothbury did want to move on. He felt that Star Trek was is more than just about spock. They could outlive that and really he couldn't stand actors calling the shots on where things were going to go with Star Trek so he was going to introduce this nouveau level can character and called Lieutenant Zahn and he would be developed in played by David Got Tro and they would also introduce a new female crew member. A delton play by remodel in one thousand. Nine hundred five's Miss India purses combat. There would also be a first officer named Willard Decker. Who would be cast with someone with lead star potential? Well if things did not work out with William Shatner for instance if he asked for more money for season two and if needed roddenberry really had ideas for phasing out all of the original star Trek series actors for younger in cheaper talent. Should they demand more money now. roddenberry said he wanted more nuanced storylines for this new TV series they wanted to depict the characters private private lives in their relationships. Something you didn't see on the original television show this new TV series under the complete control of series creator. Gene roddenberry would carry the title title of Star Trek Phase. Two it would premiere with a two hour pilot episode chosen among the thirteenth scripts. They commissioned for season one of the scripts they opted to flesh flesh out the episode that was scripted by Alan Dean Foster. It was entitled in Thi- Image and they wanted to go with this one as the debut because it had the novelty of the enterprise screw being on a future earth which is something that the original show really did not depict so in the image it was an adaptation of a script concept called robots. What's return that was written by gene? roddenberry himself for Genesis. Two which was Failed attempt by Roddenberry at another TV series in nineteen seventy-three it never got produced is beyond its pilot. Robots return involved sophisticated computers that were left on one of Jupiter's moons to ended up evolving into this robotic life form traveled back to Earth searching for the so-called. God that gave it life Allen. Dean foster would change this to a satellite searching for its creator NASA for or the purpose of this script Herald Livingston. He became the creative producer for star trek piece to despite never having seen the original show which was kind of curious but he was known as a good writer. He helped develop the scripts. He did like the idea for Allen Dean Foster story but he felt that fosters writing was not up to his standards and due to time Straits in him having difficulty hiring writers that he actually wanted to take on the script. Livingston developed fosters treatment into a feature length pilot himself now with sets that were built in the script that were written it looked like full steam ahead for Star Trek these two at this point. Unfortunately the paramount network idea began to lose traction member stations. Advertisers started to express disinterest cable. TV was coming up. They had a lot of competition there. It seemed like you know. Maybe this was the wrong time. I'm to really start. Paramount at this point decided. Well if that's not gonNA work. They could sell this as a movie pilot to one of the existing networks and they hope that it could get picked up once again as a series on one of those networks but those networks started to resist paramount. They were a little bit mad at them. For trying to launch a rival network. They would have to sit this one out so paramount ended up going back to the drawing board somewhat. They reconsidered making star Trek into a feature film. That would be the best path moving forward at least at this point with the television series seeming like it was dead. The notion to return to feature film also resulted from the success of close encounters of the third kind that came came out in November in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven. It proved that science fiction interested. The public beyond just star wars paramount now felt that they had the best property pretty to be the next potential blockbuster with star trek they had a built in fan base and they were ready to go in image. It happened to be the only feature links grip that had paramount's approval at that time so it was quickly greenland as the screenplay going forward for what would be entitled Star Trek but then it got retitled to Star Trek the movie and ended up becoming Star Trek the motion picture because it was deemed as a little bit more serious than your typical movie. Paramount wanted a director with big screen experience to come in for this theatrical film among the names that he saw on the shortlist gene roddenberry preferred two time Oscar winning best director Robert Wise One of the reasons why he wanted sounded wise not only for his talent but he also met him before he they had good report after appearing together on a panel at a Scifi fantasy film festival several years back back in so he thought they could work together very easily. The trouble though is wise was pretty much. Unfamiliar With these Star Trek Show and he would have to get up to speed he procured some old video radio-cassettes that had older episodes and he likes some of it other aspects He deemed mediocre but he saw the potential there for making a movie now wise wanted tightening of the the character relationships and clearer motivations for their actions for the movie rather than the kind of thing that you would see on the TV show wise's daughter and son-in-law they happen to be Big Star Trek Rick fans they were ecstatic that he was taking this on and they told him though. That spock is essential for the success of the Star Trek property and it would suffer without him. So wise had executive producer. Jeffrey Katzenberg meet with Leonard. Nimoy who is performing still equis on Broadway between seasons hosting his new syndicated television series called in search of Canton Berg Convinced Nimoy of Wise's vision and also the importance of not letting anyone else takeover the enterprises Volkan role. That would probably keep him from being able to return so Nimoy ended up signing up partly because of his respect for rubber wise as a filmmaker and partly because of his affection for spot. But I think make most importantly paramount agreed at that time to financial compensation for his merchandising. They reportedly gave him a sum of two point. Five million dollars that would include lewd the salary for him appearing in the film. Unfortunately Roddenbury's latest revision of the script had already removed spock altogether and that would make it a challenge. Challenge to put in spock without a complete overhaul of the script in Roddenbury's next revisions would end up appearing but it was only at the beginning of the film. He would return to his home. Planet Vulcan to remove all traces of human emotion. And he would end up going mad from the pressure. Nimoy here felt that no one would want to see this happen into the character and he privately told Robert Wise that he did not want to be in the movie at all if his character didn't have anything to contribute paramount viewed gene roddenberry's new script as Clunky contrite and they were not willing to work with it so responsibility to incorporate spock went once again to Herald Livingston Livingston really detested. Gene Roddenberry's varies ideas and his writing. He thought he was a terrible writer. He jettisoned all of these ideas until he received sole screenplay credit yet again. The spark solution that they came up with both involved the prologue on plateau can very similar to what roddenberry hit suggested. Spock feels colon are this ritual purging of emotions. And then the Vulcan character that was hired on to replace him on the Enterprise. Lieutenant Commander Sonic would die just like they did in the original script but spock would still end up resume. His duties as the science officer of the enterprise price wants things didn't work out on planet folk in and he would complete the role that was originally written for Lieutenant Zahn because Zahn role was not integral to the main plot a lot of the star trek the motion picture plot. There would be additional things for response to do. They would be an additional spacewalk. Seeing that was added for the climax to give of him more.
"dean foster" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"So I get the idea that sometimes you need to overdubbed everyone for practical purposes but or even like for a commercial reason like to sell it to another country but in this movie it doesn't make any sense it just seems so arbitrary like why I mean Robbie Coltrane Lucette Anthony. We've heard them since they sound fine. You can hear him in the behind the scenes they sound fine. I don't I don't understand I mean this was also the era of Sam Jones and Flash Gordon. I've Seen Sam Jones and everything post Flash Board. He sounds fine. I didn't realize that he was overdubbed until just a second was wow me neither go yeah. Oh Yeah Sam Jones was the shocker the slayers who just kinda show up out of nowhere. I really like the look of the slayers and I used to always think about the slayers because I had a a car that when you roll down the electric window it sounded exactly like when the slayers die amazing and then I found out that apparently that noises taken from <hes> at Earth's core at the earth's core which I did not no and I think I might have seen that once but I did not remember that will where did address Corgan it from. I don't know maybe from actual alien creatures David on from my observations defend I can what are the slayers. This is something that I've always found really frustrating. Is I think the slayers are gray and as a kid I found them to be kind of like a little bit creepy and they remind me of this sort of soldier characters from vs master who sometimes just like psychotically violent but yeah I really wish the movie would have spent more time on them. Are they. humanoid wide they work with the beasts like I want answers. The way that Allen Dean Foster describes it in the novelization because I've read this they are reanimated corpses basically with these parasites in the head Oh and then when you kill the host body the parasites just escape and love that and that way you could kill the entire army but all the parasites..
"dean foster" Discussed on The Adam Buxton Podcast
"But it don't and not all these mitts are positive. Not all this myth. Making is a good thing. The racism comes with allergies too. Nazi is incomes of mythologies the whole idea of superior inferior races come with mythologies as well. There's not always a good thing. But it's still people reaching back for something. He may have been Canada win that Neo Nazi guy murdered those two boys. Who is defending those two is the girls and the guys started just show the Hilda VIN land as a mythology it's a mythology and falls mythology of this sort of grand white territory, but it's a necessary mythology for them to to few to fuel their hit. But it's again going back to any imagine Passi going back to they're not going to any facts and not even going back to religion nigga back to myth making a lot of those mythologies seemed to have their roots. As to love religions in things that define us as human beings, very, fundamental fears of death otherness anything that we. Don't understand anything strange or foreign, and it sort of goes against the idea that where advancing and progressing as human beings in some ways. Do you think it remains that we're not as progressive as relate the thing? Yeah. And that regardless of what we learn and know and a lot of whiz learning is accumulating of content for such a progressive time. We have flatter Thurs. I know we have flat earth is that seem to be making a sort of resurgence. We have antibac- Sers all the other conspiracy theorists cetera. Yeah. You know, measles was eliminated in two thousand it's roared back because you have a whole bunch of people who despite knowing better and having access to better information still think that vaccination is some turn your kids autistic, the internet was supposed to promise this all of unbridled access the information awareness, and we're. In this phone smarter, people and to an extent we are. But we're also performed dumber. Inflammation spreads delighting speed at room. Rose was president naming speed and fear also spreads tonight. Ning speed. It has a way of ultimately revealing the best of us in the worst of us at the same time. And it's tempting I suppose too when you see very vocal conspiracy theorist gentlemen's et cetera. Flatter I wonder if it's related to people being more skeptical about religion, they looking for people as you say people gravitate towards mitts one way or another and in the absence of formal religion. Maybe they're clinging onto these kinds of conspiracy theories to make sense in the world. I wonder if because they're they're very much in the presence of former religion if religion just doesn't scratch that can of each we sometimes have something that goes beyond knowledge or maybe even faith. I guess I also think it's a weird kind of invented nostalgia for things that just didn't exist. One things. That was interesting about token, for example, is how much he rejected his idea that he was drawing a north and Nordic mythology. So we of reinforcing whiteness, which is what people routinely do all the black metal bands who worship Orden these Faray guys. Who are they Odin worship? I wouldn't north is yours and not like that. Sometimes I wonder if it's of the where Roan we're we don't it's not the mythologies any conspiracy theories that lead to the eight is the Hague that needs to the conspiracy theories mythologies we create to sort of keep it going. What was your? I experience with Tolkien. What was the thing that really got its hooks into with his stories. I may screams the token was actually that enemies version of the hobbit the Ralph bash key, I had the book of that film. Poor of incredible. Yeah. That really was it other than that. I didn't come to token offerings the hobby until I was an adult grit up in Jamaica, a lot of those books. Whether it's the hobbit or rubber Jordan these guys just weren't available average bookstore. A lot of the people who had those books rich kids people like me, you getting to whatever he could get usually whatever it was being sold in drugstore or whenever friends Tosto kinda redone with. And if it's in the drugstore it stuff like Star Trek tie ins are Star Wars movie taints or lots of comics Allen dean. Foster's novelization of alien. Yes..
"dean foster" Discussed on Nerdificent
"I see they've literally squeezed every European folklore that they could retold the story fifteen different times. It's dead. Okay. I see Japan and Asian community. Dave Dave taken their own stories and told it their way and now licensed it out and now people are hip to that. And they're loving it. They're learning it there some some billion dollar industry. Great. I see they're starting to tap into a little bit of the Latina Latino community. They're starting to do more stories there. Okay. Wait. Hm? Africa. No one's telling African stories. Nobody not like this is it. I know be grew up with our father telling us oral folklore traditions in like those that are bedtime stories. Right. Amasi in bay the tortoise, and we learn all all these African folklore's. This is what we learned. This was our coaches what we grew up with. And I was like, that's it. That's the next thing. So two thousand eleven called him. He was in China. I just come back from house in I'll taking a course on Chinese art are in China. Okay. You had just come back from China. Okay. And I was like yo sound crazy. But I wanna start a studio and I wanted to create a show, and I'm like are easily. All right bet. And I was like I was thinking in small-scale, right? I was like we can do like a flip door explorer, tight, whatever whatever he was like, nah. He had a very Konya moment. He was like, nah. I don't like that. That's not how we grew up. I'm like, okay. He was like, what are we always walk? Would we watch? I was like our enemies. I say to watch said we watch enemy. I then that's what we're doing. I'm like, all right. But if we're going do animate, just it's not gonna be the same way. It's going to be different. He's like most definitely. So we're going to do it. We're gonna do it the right way. Mike. Okay. So what do we do next? He said we read like read. He's like we read so OBI. He's gonna tell this part of the story. But basically he said we will not right unless until we read the godfathers and godmothers of African folklore mysticism and juju science fiction. We got we got to know the great who's on our mount Rushmore. So we figure that out until we know the stores until we read their work when you're right. So be goes in does massive research. I mean flux for me I had a job. I. So over you over would be like, here's the book. And I'll be like here's the cash. Here's the book. Here's the cashiers the book, here's the cash, and then we we blinked them those a huge library over five hundred pages written, and we had a solid solid solid story. And it's like, okay. Let's start putting faces these characters, but just some of the people OBI kind of had us. Go through aims to tola Begnaud cre-. Nettie oakwood ofo who eventually ended up being our writing consultant for mysticism June. She ended up being just adult friend. Now, you know fam- now. Right. So even we got love from my man who wrote the novelization of Star Wars. Allen dean foster he gave us love for our working for yoda's. It this. This is it. I'm tired of all that other stuff. This is it. So from two thousand eleven to I want to say two thousand thirteen were developing IP, and that after we developed the show our first premier show caught red origins. We decided to do an animation, right? First Kickstarter fell. We didn't know what we're doing. You know, we literally lead literally did not know were doing we were learning as we're going. And you know, I know be talking about this saying now, you pay for your ignorance, like physical cash everything you don't know you will pay for it. For example, saying you did a Kickstarter and it didn't go through on. Okay. Yeah. We went hard, but then failed that was a hard L for only meals. I guess a lesson on it was like he closed that chapter. I was like done. We got to get you tell what you did wrong..
"dean foster" Discussed on The Flop House Podcast
"And then there was the forensic scientists but need to ha-, and then there was book Lor burglary glue number two, so they're really making inroads. It was a real watershed moment for Asians. So the movie opens the movie opens, then we are introduced to Haitians before that we for the opening we have the fricken illuminating of cats. Oh, show us how cats have been shaping world events. In the hidden, the hidden agenda throw history. Yeah. Can't have been creating Chem trails for a long time. Yeah. You do that. Montage of cats in history influencing call. Think about it. Oh my God. Yeah. You patients Phillips is the Haitians Phillips. So this is the first indication that this is not going to be traditional cat woman movie since Selina Kyle is the actual hat woman. Okay. Stop staring at me, Dan. Selena. So she works for a cosmetics company. Of course, she does that is about. Is about to do a new skin cream called blue line? I think it's be a lean is how they pronounce it. Correct. You just read the novelization. I didn't have time. So I decided to do the thing that would take more time. Cliff's notes. Written by Alan dean foster anyway. A lot of Allen dean foster fans in the audience today. All right. Bowling Ilene is the name of your product. Yep. We're introduced to it because Alex Boersting the best friend who's Corky. Got a hold of an early advanced copy the cream and she's been smear on her face. She talks about how great it is. But then she immediately says, but I've been having these weird head. Surely doesn't poor shadow Indo. No. That's completely unrelated. Show it's supposed to reverse the effects of aging this cream. But patients as a delivery to make late at night in the research and development department, man, you're going way too fast..
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"If you believe democracy requires a free press your station is WNYC ninety three point nine FM and AM eight twenty NPR news and the New York conversation. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen is pushing back at Trump for saying he never directed Cohen to break the law when hush payments were made to to women during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign. He directed me. To make the payments. He directed me to become involved in these matters. That's Cohen speaking to ABC news. He's been sentenced to three years in prison for lying to congress evading taxes and campaign finance violations related to those payments. They were made to Karen McDougal, and stormy Daniels who claimed they had affairs with Trump years ago. The president denies that. Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani argues the payments were not illegal French police say they shot and killed the man suspected of carrying out this week's deadly attack at Christmas market in Strasbourg has Jake sagana reports police are holding seven people including relatives of the twenty nine year old investigators have detained the suspects. Parents two brothers and three people from his entourage. The prosecutor said police were able to track the suspect with tips from witnesses in the neighborhood where he was found when three police approached a man they thought looked like the suspect the prosecutor said the gunmen fired on them police shot back killing the suspect. None of the police were injured. Investigators consider the market attack an act of terrorism that attack left three people dead and thirteen others wounded, this is NPR news from Washington. And this is WNYC from New York. I'm Richard Hake. A new report finds that NYPD commanders are still imposing quotas on officers to make arrests or issue traffic tickets the appeal website acquire text messages from Manhattan Lieutenant who repeatedly toll sergeants to remind officers of the precincts goals, which other police officers say is code for quotas. Reporter George Joseph says the text suggests officers need to meet these quotas each month in order to advance their own careers. The general sense I get from talking to operate and different boroughs commanders. Now, if they want to be promoted by the top brass any debris hitting and exceeding numbers from previous years the NYPD two years ago promised to punish supervisors who set. Quotas and NYPD spokesperson said the department uses performance standards to evaluate officers but denied issuing monthly quotas. New York City's reached a settlement with a family of a Sixty-six-year-old mentally ill woman who was fatally shot by police officer in two thousand. Sixteen the city announced yesterday, it's agreed to pay two million dollars to Debra dancers, family Danner who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia had officers. Call to our home several times before her death. She was holding a bat. When sergeant Hugh berry shot her inside her bedroom. Barry was later indicted, but found not guilty of murder manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges New Jersey, lawmakers are seeking to expunge prior marijuana convictions. As part of a plan to legalize the drug with WNYC's. Matt cat says that might not help immigrants with old charges immigration and customs enforcement last week arrested in New Jersey greencard holder because of three past marijuana possession convictions. I says that's a deportable offence. Whether marijuana is legal or not dean foster is a legal permanent resident who arrived in the US from Jamaica in nineteen Ninety-one. He's raising four kids with his wife. Alexa. You know, daddy who talks about God and plays the drums at church and cut grass and stuff like that. And and teaching them to be good people to think that he could be taken away from a life that he's not even living foster is at Essex County jail, pending deportation hearing. We have more on the story at Gotham is dot com. The airport services company accused of bribing its way too big contracts at JFK airport has agreed to pay more than twelve million dollars for violating state law. The New York attorney general's office accused Jeff can sell the longtime president of ground services international of secretly, giving almost five million dollars an ownership stake to a British Airways executive chance of some light. Rain this morning, mainly before eight o'clock, forty two degrees right now in New York City support for NPR comes from member stations. And from Charles Schwab when it comes to wealth management Schwab believes in asking questions and being engaged. So investors can better own their tomorrow. Learn more at Schwab dot com and see three powering enterprise digital transformation with artificial intelligence predictive analytics and not solutions. Learn more at C three dot AI. It's morning edition from NPR news. Good morning. I'm David Greene in Culver City, California. And I'm Rachel Martin in Washington. DC Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is wrapping up her thirty year run in congress, and our last days have been less than glamorous she's already been booted from her Capitol Hill office suite and is working out of a small annex without a properly working phone. We don't even have a prayer here. So we have to go somewhere else to print. My my every marks. Her current digs aside. Ross Lehtinen has had a remarkable run. She was the first Latina elected to congress. The first Cuban-American elected the first woman to chair, the foreign affairs committee. She managed all that as a Republican in a democratic leaning Miami district when I talked with a recently, I asked her about the democrat taking her place. Donna Shalala, she's a former president of the university of Miami, go canes and former head of the Clinton foundation, former health and human services head under the Bill Clinton administration, and I told her I you sure you want this job. You know, you come up here every week go back home come up here and you won a four hundred thirty five and she says she's ready for the challenge. I read your statement on your website, a letter to your constituents saying goodbye and also saying, you know, this is your new Representative introducing Donna Shalala, and it was very generous, and it stood out in this moment. Because you just don't hear. That kind of bipartisan overtures now I work for the Republican candidate Maria virus. Owls are I tried my best to get her leg did. So I don't want you to think that I help Donna Shalala get elected. I would much rather had the other lady win. But it is such a hyper partisan time here that people seem to think it you can't say anything nice about anyone if they're from the other party. I'm sure that chalet. La's goals for the district's constituents are the same as son Lazare. It's no secret that Americans don't have a lot of faith in congress right now. How do you characterize the state of this body as you get ready to leave? We need to be in a therapy session to find out how you can resolve the problems without attacking one another and that's why we've bogged down and we have shutdown battles every year. Because no side wants to give. I mean, you outline the polarization right now that everyone's gone to their corners. And that moderates are getting squeezed out. I mean, you were a Republican who represented a democratic leaning district in south Florida. Just speaking from that vantage point, do you think Republicans can still win in a district like yours? Absolutely. I think that if I had run I would have done actually better than I had in the previous time because I'm able to get moderates from the democratic side and conservative Democrats to vote for me and still maintain my base. But it's time to move on. It was just the right time. And it felt right and. I'm glad I made that decision. But it's been it's been the greatest honor of my professional life. I'm not saying that I'm leaving because Donald Trump got elected a Republican. But I did not vote for Trump. I'm a Jeb Bush Republican, and George W Bush Republican, and we had a lovely mass for President Bush forty one and I'm thinking, boy, those speeches can they really be said in this day and age things have changed. My party has changed. This is the party of Donald Trump. Now, I mean, are you disappointed in your inspirationally? The house leaders have been Paul Ryan for not taking a more vocal stance against president. Trump Paul Ryan has been a good leader ineffective leader. I I like him. I love him. I respect him. And when he has stood apart from President Trump all that he gets his a lot of grief. There's no easy stands for Republican who disagrees with Donald Trump t- to make other than saying. What do you want me to switch parties? Now, I am a Republican. And I believe in limited government. I believe. In the in the what the Republican party stands for. But we need to get back to that. And not have a litmus test for every single vote that we have up here we no longer want to espouse a big tent philosophy. It's not the Donald Trump party. And I'm a proud Republican. But I'm just not Donald Trump Republican. I wanna ask you about that big tent philosophy because there's been a lot of criticism about the party's lack of diversity. Which wasn't it wasn't the most diverse party to begin with for years. It hasn't been that and the new congress when when they're seated in January there will be only thirteen Republican women if I'm correct which is a reduction from twenty three which again, wasn't that many? What's going on? It is unbelievable. And I hope that our Republican leaders see this as a challenge and a problem that we need to fix. We're actually going backward. Why do you think that's happened? Well, we need to pay attention to the changing demographics of our country. And we have not been attuned to that we've been appealing to one certain section of of America, which I don't know what you want to call it. But the white male conservative is definitely getting a lot of issues thrown their way. And I don't want people to hear me and say voice, she's being racist. Because she's talking about white. So she's being sexist because she's talking about males. But when you look at the composition of our US house of representatives, it's made up of white males. I mean, that's that's a fact young people rejected the Republican party. There's really no other way to say suburban women left our party, and and minorities did. I did not see us as a welcoming voice. You just have to show people that you care, and we're not even willing to do that. We don't go to those neighborhoods. We don't go to suburbia. We don't talk to the women. We're not doing anything to appeal to those groups. How do you do that? When President Trump is in the White House because you talk to suburban women about why they're fleeing the Republican party in many of them will point to Donald Trump. You have to really personalize your election and make sure that you separate yourself from the national ticket because when you were running there's a sense that people had that all politics is local, but Donald Trump is just a bigger than life personalities. So he's making your local election a referendum on his presidency. And that's a shame because every individual candidate in every individual member of congress should be standing on his or her own footing. So I think the Republicans could do very well in twenty twenty. But if they have not..
"dean foster" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Let's not make a scene the spider be quiet Wilbur thrashing about I can't stand. This shouted global. I won't leave you here. Alone to die the author Bruce handy and his kids and my kids. Join me to talk about why we never outgrow great children's literature. Plus. Peggy appears angry. Star is not. Why Jim Henson's Muppets matter their people? They're people. They're just people. You know, one of them's a frog on up into pig but bit they're basically people all the stuff you love as a kid. That deserves Lum when you grown up that's ahead on studio three sixty right after this. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst. President Trump says he's interviewing five candidates for the soon to be vacant post of White House chief of staff NPR's, Scott Horsely reports several people whose names were floated for the job say they're not interested when Trump announced last weekend that chief of staff John Kelly would be leaving at the end of this year. He thought he had someone to take Kelly's place, but Nick Ayers, who's currently vice president Pence is chief of staff abruptly dropped out of the running and several other high profile candidates have also declined Trump talked about the search for a new person or on the White House staff in an interview with Fox News. I somebody that strong. But I want somebody that thinks like I do it's my vision is my vision after all at the same time. I'm open to ideas in keeping with this administration's pattern of heavy turnover. The new chief of staff will be Trump's third in just under two years. Scott Horsely NPR news Washington after a months long stalemate between the. The house and the Senate congress is unanimously backing legislation makes lawmakers personally liable for sexual harassment settlements. It's being hailed by negotiators as a landmark update to a nine hundred ninety five law that has been widely criticized by victims advocates and many lawmakers themselves congresswoman, Jackie speier, they will be held accountable because they will pay back the US treasury if they sexually harass and there's a settlement or an action taken in court the Bill holds lawmakers, including those who leave office financially liable from settlements from harassment misconduct, but not discrimination cases. It also eliminates mandatory counseling for victims. President Trump is expected to sign. The Bill the food and Drug administration has traced one source of contamination in the romaine lettuce e coli outbreak that began in late November to a specific farm NPR's Alison Aubrey reports based on the new findings. The FDA is updating its recommendations to consumers the FDA. Has not given the all clear to romaine lettuce. But the agency now says it's okay to eat romaine harvest, and all but several counties in California officials say the lettuce should be labeled with its harvest origins retailers know, which lettuces to avoid here's the FDA's. Stephen Ostrov is a bit premature to say the outbreak is over. Although we believe that the likely contaminated products is well off the market at this point officials say they've identified the strain of E coli linked to the outbreak at one California farm, but this location does not explain all the illnesses said the trace back investigation will continue Allison Aubrey NPR news, Washington street ended the day in mixed territory. The Dow gaining seventy points to end at twenty four thousand five hundred ninety seven the NASDAQ was down twenty seven points to end at seventy seventy s and p five hundred down a fraction at twenty six. Fifty is your markets are trading lower at this hour, the Nikkei in Japan more than one percent. You're listening to NPR news from Washington. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Lance lucky. New Jersey lawmakers are seeking to expunge prior marijuana convictions. As part of a plan to legalize the drug, but WNYC's Matt cat says that might not help immigrants with old charges immigration and customs enforcement last week arrested in New Jersey green card holder because of three past marijuana possession convictions. I says that's a deportable offence. Whether marijuana is legal or not dean foster is a legal permanent resident who arrived in the US from Jamaica in one thousand nine hundred ninety one he's raising four kids with his wife. Alexa. Hey, no, daddy, talks about God and plays the drums at church and cracks grass and stuff like that. And and teaching them the people to think that he could be taken away from a life that he's not even living is at Essex County jail pending deportation. Hearing for more in the story. Visit Gotham assed dot com. 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"Got thrown in there i i mean i gotta do what you gotta do yeah yep yeah survive when you chained up in on a mud planet so so apparently originally han head did become a pilot and he ran away from the empire and the ended up crashing a ship into a hangar and he was brought before a tribunal that would sentence him to mim band the limbaugh harvey pronounce the mud planet and that's where he would meet chewy and i guess the they would would be partnered together and they would go go up against imperial mec walkers and apparently chewy was originally supposed to rescue han and han would have kind of been the one who has more in debt to chewy than chewy being you know in debt to han solo for saving him it's funny member on there is a huge deep cut reference to that's where the i e you novel splinter of the mind's eye was set and it's interesting that it was set on this planet that was supposed to be this sh fog shrouded planet because allen dean foster was told to write the book is though it could be the sequel to star wars if star wars bombed and george lucas make another one which is why it doesn't have a space battle and it's all set in this thing where on a planet where you could shoot on a sound stage and just fog it up and make it seem as goes on forever and it was really interesting to see the bradford young photographed the planet in exactly that way.
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"Yeah might as well keep dreaming i mean why would you wanna wake up from that dream i again this kind of the argument of i guess the argument of a lot of philosophy and religion right the idea that maybe the dream is not worth dreaming maybe this is a dream you wanna wake up from maybe maybe it's not a pleasant dream anymore maybe the the more pleasant reality would be the the boltzmann brain floating and and see if nothing else i dissent i dissent i argue that lower interbay is better it is just objectively better all right well hopefully our listeners out there we'll have some thoughts on all of this are you afraid of the baltin brain do what how much stock do you put in some of these arguments for it and against it and hey i'd also love to know just what are some of your favorite examples of of this sort of idea the sort of brain a brain in vat a brain spontaneously generating out of nothingness in space best brain in vat movies gotta be robocop to god that is such a good good one you know why didn't they do more of a philosophical of that character of kane kane wonders tom noonan yeah man maybe that's in the the novelization that would be that would be wonderful there's a novelization of robocop too i assume there has to be like the timing was right for there to be a novelization is it allen dean foster maybe maybe but but but you know that would be that would be so perfect if whoever did the novelization spent a whole chapter to just just just really biting into the the existential worries of cain what am i am i really robocop two or am i just the brain of a psychopath inside of a rogo cut we've got to stop call it there.
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"What other art team would have done with this like michael golden or ball simonsen and tom palmer you know somebody who had done something on the science fiction level alan dean foster's novels eishin fares much better than the comic book adaptation in this is coming from someone who hasn't read a whole lot of movie novel is asians in his time i own a few mainly those from the star trek and star wars movies i plan and reading the ones that i have ever rereading some others but whenever i see a work like this i try to see how faithful it is the source material as well as might add to it fostered does it then fostered at a lot of these in his time by the way but foster does a great job of getting into our protagonist hady mason just as likeable this lance guest does plus there are a few things that are fleshed out in the novels eishin that help the movie make a little bit more sense one small business alex's sect alex his success of the video game in the film he's champion of the game and it won't point breaks the record on it now i when you think of classic video games assessing you be doing if you're he had the high score on the machine you're just being you're on high score all the time there's there was no internet at the time in 1980 ford of maybe have a sort of a worldwide record of who is doing one on star fire what foster goes in the novel is go for the more realistic bit of having alex play until he hits woods called the kill screen and this means that he scores so high that he is out the memory for the game in the game becomes unplayable medical screen isn't in the only is the only change of the biggest one between the novelty shen the film is at the rhode island star league uh i mean it exists it's it's what it is the film it's not very big and assad explain why this rebel fighters who fits in like the briefing room that's about as big as the rebel lines star wars is all that stands between the frontier in total annihilation by the code an.
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"Ooh oh and i am back so while the last starfighter didn't have the merchandising push that returned to the jet i had had the year before there were at least a couple of things you could pick up if he wanted your fix i already mentioned the story book which i had but to other readily available pieces which you do have now with the novel is asian by alan dean foster and the comic book adaptation that was published in marvel super special number thirty one and also has a three she mini series i managed to get a copy of the merval see her special on the cheap off ebay prior to prepping this episode nitz well it's not worth more than a couple of bucks that i paid for it you could probably fi the mini series in fifty cent bins or dollar benz or something and if you're really looking for a pick it up and the coverage by jackson geiss sit has some pretty good renditions of the characters and ships guys however does not to the interior art that's brett blevins' and tony sammons who working often adaptation script by bill meant low to round of the credits rick parker lettered christine sushil colored near editorial team was tom to falcon eliot brown with jim sugar being the editor chief of marvel that time matloha's strip follows the movie more or less to the letter and wound familiar with blevins' batman work during the nineties when he was the regular artisan shadow of the bat this adaptation suffers from the same problems that i had with the adaptation of return to the jet i it's very stiffen places and while the ships in the space shuttle's resemble films the presentation isn't particularly dramatic plus blevins' can't exactly get lance guests likeness rate and alex is face does seem to be can doesn't seem to be consistent had all throughout the comic and hey maybe i'm spoil because i hold the adaptations stores and the empire strikes back to be a up to be the gold standard of moody movie adaptations in those are while they're just great and they make this movies come off the page and no offence to blevins' in sammons but i would've loved to have seen.
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