2 Burst results for "Mark Zicree"
"marc zicree" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season
"Thank you. Yeah and it was very funny leading for Star Trek because it's such an enormous huge universe now with all the stories they've done all of the series and to come up with two stories totally or never done before on a great honor and a great challenge and And funny because the inspiration for a hobby on stars working the booth fifty nine fiction writer on my first my first paid mentor which Theodore Sturgeon and I got no ten very well written of course to Great Star Trek. The original series. I'm a crime. And surely and he also written for Galaxy magazine in the magazines. Fantasy science fiction back fifty. And so that's why I got the germ of that idea to write about those guys who who wrote science fiction back there then for the love of it and you wouldn't have star wars and Star Trek. Those wonderful writers like head and our regret Brie and many of those wonderful writers and then Harlan Ellison Harlan was not offended. Mentor he He did a a cording little that he recorded about writing. During that era in the fifties Ray Bradbury and I know you're doing a memorial for him at the Convention I know you're probably gonNA say some things while you're there but just kind of What's your first memory of of Ray Bradbury's work you know it's funny i. I was reading from when kit and he actually gave a talk in the library when I'm ten years. And he was the first rider I ever saw person and is so impressed with and even then he was so alive and so warm and so encouraging and I remember that somebody said that then was for writer your life and your art and your work all come from the same place in this offense and I think that's when I first even even started thinking of becoming a writer and then in recent years over the last fifteen years I became very very good friend. And he's a terrific mentor and every month or so. I would go over to the house and we just didn't talk. What an honor that was and I'm a huge fan of his work. I mean the Marshall Chronicle for five lanes or mazing amazing books. And I'm I'm I'm glad they`re. They've been establishes classics and will live on and it was funny because I knew it was in poor health. I'd seen just a few weeks before he died and and yet when he died it was still such a blow because there was only one of him another one. I was so honored to get snow and just be someone inspired insurance work and we'll see where things lead. I mean I. There was a project and I wanted to do together. A mini series called Bradbury's Lost Mar based on twentieth. Aren't in the Marshall Chronicles and And I hope is doing natural kickstarter to down the road when base. Command is finished. And we'll see if that happens. I I really want to do that. That'd a nicer tribute to him. I think he would like that. Very much. That's That's one of the things that you were involved in your directed an episode. World Enough and time for a star Trek new voyages talked to Jim. Cawley about that project and I kinda look at. As the semi pro ball of Star Trek were professionals working with almost professionals on there and I thought that was very unique. And I the thing about those episodes of really has given characters like your episode was on a sue and really fleshed out a lot of his character with the alternate history and I really enjoyed that I. It's I know it's hot shooting on that bridge but I mean it's it certainly looks good and and the stories were certainly really cool to watch. Well Yeah I'm I'm very very of that. We'll nothing time. I wrote it and directed and executive produced it and Michael Visas Michael Right on. He also for next Gen and on an emmy for the for Batman the Animated Series Star Wars novels. Now writing books with Neil Gaiman and it'll be riding one of our men movies with me. Well worth one and it was great because I always wanted to work with Georgia. We met when I interviewed him for the twilight zone companion when I was working on that book in my twenties and I'd I long to work with him and when I found out about star trek new voyages which is now called. Cirque DU I remember the story line. Michael Lifson pitch to Archer case to win paramount with can do that show in the seventies and it's a great suitable episode and they end up making it took because they needed star. Trek Movies into that theory. I called Michael and I said you wanNA write this with me we can do with these guys in upstate. New York and he said sure. And then we start to Georgetown Georgia's House and Sit Down with them in in vining them and I had type of the storyline in three pages. And I said you're brilliant actor not just in another things. I've seen which I mentioned. I said you all you never got the deserve here. It is and I need you to read these three pages right now and tell me. If you'll do this you'll make with me. And he read three pages right there and he said Yeah. I'm in and it was great because you know I think is my favorite star trek character. Really because he's just such a great character such intelligent and competent and loyal great qualities. I wish that they had done the captain soon. After we did one on my than I can Winston Engle and I actually wrote up a captain whose dairy recycle and and outlined a full to our movie and the networks just went the CDs. Just wasn't interested. It was funny. Cbs now on Star Trek to television and because CVS Viacom Paramount. You know and And they just didn't fit in with their business model. Wow you guys just really. Don't get it you know so But I'm glad that I actually generated that that document because of what do series would've been enjoys can't be to work with I. I look forward to working with him again and I really appreciate your time but I can't let you go without saying that many a times I would have the twilight zone companion with me. After watching an episode. I would thumb through that and pick out the different details about the episode. And also what you thought of the episode and it just really made it so much more enjoyable by doing that. Thank you and it was great. It was on the book and You know I'm very glad that I wrote a book about twilights on what was stoppages. Something you know. It's not such quality I mean I recently I did. Fifty commentaries violate them. Blu Ray also produced and sit down and watching them again rash after all these years and it's just finishing. I mean mazing work. And I'm so glad that Rod that show that show and brought Matheson Beaumont and George Clayton Johnson aboard and or Ham nermeen the nominal work and various five. And I go back to twilight zone over just reminded of what possible. And he's just a huge inspiration and Bradbury too. As a matter of fact his is the only episode were Sterling's narration his in it because that's the way Bradbury wrote you know it's real. Yeah Yeah Lane. I talked about What's funny 'cause when when Rod serling sold the twilight when he called Ray and he said I don't know if you're not science fiction and they said come up with the House and I'll I'll teach you came over the house? Ray took him into his basement whereas office was closed. Some books off the shelf one by one of his short story books and by Mattress Bromont when John Collier gave him the Rodney. Read these. And let's talk until Matheson in. Beaumont came aboard twilight zone physically because of of recommending. They were two of his shaved and how that happened and so it was a he raised. Yeah and boy were glad they did. They really added so much to the show and the direction show absolutely phenomenal as far as space command. It'll be a website for that eventually or Space Command. Well they know the stakes command movie. Dot Com which takes you started and and pledge base. Command takes you to the website if you go to started patriots and click through their website. And I think once the once the campaign is over fiscal end movie Dot Com. We'll just either direct line to the website so if one is just used to going that route. Think the right over right over to the website and there's lot of video content and artwork as a concept art and there's a lot of good look at on the website even now great great. That sounds great. Thank you so much for your time mark. And we'll certainly help. Get the word out about this really worthy project. It's going GonNa be a lot of fun for me. The ten year old boy is jumping up and down right now inside of me. So it's GonNa be every day is like my birthday. I really appreciate the opportunity to talk about Tony because he can tell that I really love it. Oh Yeah it's That's that's great. I mean that kind of passion is so necessary. These days In any kind of project. So I'm really glad you've had it for this and also really in your career to do something like this. Thanks.
"marc zicree" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season
"His new project has me excited at hearkens back to a day. Saifi were dreams ran rampant. Let's hear about Space Command and New Space Dreams. Really excited to talk to you about this project know. I think it's it looks you know watching it on the kickstarter site. It looks really really cool. Yeah we we're very excited about it. It's really fun. What made you decide to To to kind of reviving reduced basket. Well it was. Essentially the whole idea came from you know conversations. I was having Gresley and Neil John from you and my part is on this project where you know we really love. Science Fiction from the fifties and I was very aware that there was some of the shared vision of what our journey in space would be that we you know when you when you're reading Heinlein Asimov Clark was. We would all go out into space. We colonize Mars until for him. You know the outer worlds and moons in this system and then jump out stars in town. Ralian races and so forth. There was very much. You know the same vision you get in control and Forbidden Planet and Star Trek and so forth and then in recent decades you kind of lost that and and fiction lately is very topic and very dark. I mean I like that very much. You know the recent version. But you know it doesn't leave you feeling hopeful and You know and even come on the easiest turns out to be extremely dark and grim you know and so I thought there was room to explore this this company new based on what in five knee when I was younger. I gotta give you all Kudos for doing this on kickstarter. I think it's a great idea. you don't have to deal with networks and things like that and then they end up getting in the way most of the time unfortunately so. Kudos for you for doing it that way. Thanks thanks a lot. Essentially some of your cast You've got some great people involved so far. Ethan Phillips Arman Shimin Catches Mickey Jones from Penns Laboratory. Hell boy and you know. And it's just going from stations on five. And just you know and Papa cargo for Bob on this prevention from few there were were planning role for her so it just it just keeps getting better and better and more and more people from major science fiction movies in fiction series and reaching out they hear about this project you know so. I think we're GONNA have even more amazing announcement very shortly. I know you've gotten a lot of support. Also you know from people in the industry to to say full speed ahead and get this going. Yes I mean. It's nice that you know people are really enjoying what we're up to. I mean bland bragging year Mo and then Lindelof and Neil Gaiman and when they're on Jayjay I mean they've all been very very supportive and very friendly and he just kind of you know I mean the thing. The thing is that people who do good work recognize other good work and and they're not snob so isn't about. Oh well you're not in the studio you know Old System. So how good can it be? That's not their attitude at all their attitude is you? They know my work and they liked my work. Concurrently book with your Modell Toro and And so you know one game was writing. Teacher say was For Road is not presented. You build it and that's very much what we're doing steaks command absolutely and that's A. It's a great road to build and I think if you all the people you mentioned And really myself too was influenced by those early Space Adventures Especially as we were starting out with our interest in science fiction the Space Command and the Forbidden Planet before Star Trek or the ones that you know were around. That's where it star. Trek has its roots really. Of course I couldn't tell people that my two favorite dark movies and Forbidden Planet and Galaxy. So but it's true I mean it's it's funny because you know when we were when we were younger and just starting reading reading genre and watching. Tv and film. You know I mean they would be dark. Things happening me stories. I mean certainly if you look at look movie forbidden at this monster from the killing people. The basic underlying assumption is that there is lymphoma heroism and there is room for selflessness -bility and ultimately become something with a good heart a better sheets representative there is a happy ending ahead you know and I think with all of the doom and gloom in the world I you know in my own life and of many people I know you know you can reach out others. You can't create something that will endure and and it isn't all just you know. Oh my God. The future is going to be bleak. I don't believe that in and it hasn't been if you look over the last few decades my have been terrible things of course nine eleven and the Vietnam War and you name it. But it's been wonderful things to in people as their families and and and find love and all the things that make life worth living and So I I very much want to present that That viewpoint absolutely and you know with today's special effects It's it's a lot easier to do it now than ever before this even ten years ago would have been harder to do what would have been impossible. We couldn't do this project. Despite level it would have been millions of dollars and I wouldn't even attempt to. I mean it's it's really the the influence of the fact you can shoot on a digital camera. Edit on a Mac you can reach out to people via the Internet to raise money and disseminate material and also You know the special effects are incredibly less expensive than they used to be. You can do things that you know. They were doing the Star Wars in two thousand one and Petra kids learning technology so it and becomes a group effort. So we're actually like I. I enjoy doing things this way. So is there a plan to do like a standalone movie kind of thing? The pilots were starting by doing four homes and what we call three vignettes half hour story. Kansas I basically follows family. The family and the family as part of the great expansion and migration exploration out of the system and the stars and over centuries and so we're following several generations of the family and the families and so some of the stories will be further along the time line will be earlier in the crimeline something like when Pete when highland created when he called the future history and had stories all along that future timelines. That's sort of what we're doing and it's very very fun and so You know so so. We're already for some of the stories will take much earlier. When we're still in the solar system we still have slower than light. Travel were performing Mars. And and settling planets of the Jovian and twenty in systems. Like your rope and so forth Ganymede later ones will be out among stars and Encountering Alien Races and having those kind adventure so big story and I really like like taking it on and I'm having time of my life that's cool. That's really cool looking forward to seeing when that when that it all comes together should be a lot of fun Well actually we're actually people our building tiny designing aliens and new genetic special effects. We're waiting. We're which we start shooting the first one in October. And we're actually shooting I to our story and the thirty minute vignette. You must time win back moving ahead on all of that now. Is this going to be available on the Internet to start? Is that the plan or. Is there a different venue for you? Basically the backers have gone space can dot com or page and they can they can get a dvd or BLU. Ray Not only downloadable content as well and Ultimately maybe the on demand or a theatrical depending on who steps up. We'll see how that shakes out but but initially when thinking you know the home video options you know is is the way to go and then go off and lots of extras like books and P shirts and watches and jackets and all of that really cool stuff model you know name states cool hopefully will bring back those shots and movies a little boy with his. You know model of the spaceship in his room. You know we don't have enough or they lately. You know we really know and you know. I think it's really interesting when you think about. It's like I feel sorry for little kids. It's like in terms of mean star. Wars is beguiling but star wars as long time ago and the Galaxy far away. It's not like grow out and be part of that Universe Star Trek. The original Star Trek inspired a lot of people who grow up and be scientists and become astronauts because they saw that as a future they could be part of and wanted to be part of and I think I think the important thing and and you know so I think it's really well worth from inspiring it's And so they can pretty much. I hope so she had to have our ships called power. And it's just really cool looking Spaceship and so we can has a model of that. You know by wire over and Daddy Daddy was doing absolutely absolutely and we. This won't be running before comic con so I wanted to ask you. Have you have your panel there? That's going to happen and you're gonNA show some Some interesting visual goodies as well. Yes we're GONNA premiere some new affect shots and also in mccague. My friend who designed Marley must be something was working on the avengers and John Carter and Harry Potter is designing our characters. And so we're GONNA be unveiling a lot of the character designs as well but there's be a lot of surprises and some of our actors. We'll be on the panel Doug Jones and mathematician and MOANS and Andrew. Johnston said she'll you may pop them as well. And so it's GonNa be great panel. It's Friday night. Eight thirty nine thirty in room five. Am during cons. So we'll be there Friday night July thirteenth signings day before on that day and the day after giving up posters things like that terrific great. It's great to see kind of like this enthusiastic version of space being told again and that's as it should be. Yeah and it's it's Sunday so many people beaching outlets in fact they are actually a wheel. Man the The air force arm of the State Service and they actually be shots and they WANNA work with us on this as well and they won't have Zoya approval or anything like that but they'll be making some of their resources and extra few able to and we're going we're going to be going through the approval process office with them but very fun to me with with couple of officers from the air force because again when I grew up with the space program and Apollo and all of that I mean. You know there. There really aren't we. Oh heroes you know. I'm not in favor of war but I'm certainly not a bigoted against you know people in the military. I you know there are many ways to serve this country. I have to also commend you. You wrote to my favorite star trek episodes from two different shows. And that was I contacted. The same would be be newer. Is it still crate? Had had also far beyond the stars which different tone It was a very important Benjamin. Sisko episode really showed what he was about and I really enjoyed both of them for different reasons but they were both.