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"KFI AM six forty. And welcome back. Our final segment with Mark Zicree. Marc will space. Command qualify for a TV EMMY or a movie Oscar category. I think TV George I would love to have a gorgeous gorgeous statue bribery, one one for the Halloween, the TV movie of that. I've got three regional Emmys for news over my career. And they are so cool. It's great. I love that stuff. Holding little globe. And all that stuff. It's neat. Let's go back to the calls. You ready for some more? We'll go to Mason Texas Stevens with us on coast to coast. Good morning. Stephen good morning. Good to have your with us. More. I have a question. Why did why did twilight zone to hour long episodes on season four, and how did you think about the whole hour long episode, we funny because usually when rod conceive wrestling conceiver twilights initially thought it was going to be in our show. He actually wrote real four pilots twilights before the show got actually picked up and the first three of those were our scripts the plainly decided it would be a half hour. But once he started doing it as a half hour. He realized that was the perfect length for the show, and he was very adamantly against it. Extended to an hour. This is something CBS is doing in that period in the early sixties. They did with gun smoke. They did it with the Hitchcock show. And so they thought that they might be able to a large audience by standing twilights onto an hour. So they took so long citing that the only gave it really I have season the fourth season with eighteen episodes, and they were an hour long twilights really didn't work as well. As our math, Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont and surly Earl hammer the major writers on twilight zone all had one good hour episode age. But at the end of the season degrees that it needed feel back half dragging at though there's a great hour long episode called on Thursday for home, this starts with more. And rod Serling wrote it, and it's it's great. It's terrific. But then for the fifth season with final season. They went back to our thirties were actually twenty two weren't they? Actually closer to like twenty seven. There were only really fewer commercials back then those days. Now, don't they? Sure do but back then they mostly most was the road. And you know, he he did he have a cigarette when he came out. Yeah. You know, it's like he had a cigarette is all the time. And he was a feel four pack a day smuggle. That's what got him in the long run. I mean, the died of complications from open heart surgery, and you know, he would he really looks older than he was he died at fifty and which is the new thirty our amazing. But the boy he got a lot done in the time. He had. Yeah. He sure daddy. He didn't pleaded more in his time than most people do at ninety. Let's go to Travis in Omaha Nebraska. Hey, I think that's a home. Johnny carson. Isn't it? Travis Travis who was doing. Well. Yes, sir. Yeah. I I had a couple of questions. The Mark, sir. Yeah. I heard you talking about the movies that you're making is is it just one movie or it's gonna be a series series? And in fact, the first hour, I've YouTube channel called Mr. sci-fi anyone can subscribe to and free. And I put the first hour face on my channel actually, watch it. And in fact, we shot a scene with undersell Nichols today. We'll be posting from that. So it's it's a twelve hour season. And we show is going many seasons multiple seasons like at least five years, and so we're just rocking roller. I've been I've been the first eight hours of the twelve hour season and also plea quill. And so I'm by the next twelve hours, and then we'll just we'll just shoot all of it and share with our audience, and it's the new way of doing television, and then our audience, just your finances. They buy shares they've gone kick-starting throw some money our way, and that'll be part of one full of this is because I studio I can do a network quality show from much less money than the network home arg-argue because for instance. That Star Trek discovery is over ten million dollars an episode game of thrones is over fifteen fifteen million dollars an episode is one show. Yes. Yeah. One hour and base. I can do it. So far. I've I've as I mentioned my audience is giving me a million dollars. And with that. I was able to the two hour pilot and forty minutes of the second to our story and we're moving forward. So I mentioned we'll be starting to Kickstarter campaign on Monday. And if anyone wants to buy shares space command, they can Email me, Mark Zicree, female dot com. And I can send them all the information. It's and people around the world buying shares. It's it's a completely new way of doing television. But I really love it. Because I write it I cast it. I stood it. There's no, you know, you know, the the cast one full cast of amazing science fiction actors like let me like Doug Jones, and Robert mccarter Furlan was box. Lightning shell Nichols. If I went to a network and said, can I have this cast? They say no, you'll use an actor was just on some hits on the CW who can't act or whatever that's not the CW. But they get the network at sale you get the capital. You don't. And and I don't want to have that over my head. Then you have another question. Travis. Yeah. I heard him talking about spirituality like they win. And they have the the level of spirituality. Yeah. I think that's the thing to focus on for your project. I'm artists myself. And I I've done a lot of monster type aiding and stuff like that. But I'm really really a fan of scifi so often listen to coast to coast over the years. And you know, I just like hearing Lynn somebody's doing creative processes like this. Yes. And and you know, when when I talked about, spirituality, it's open to whatever someone's personally are. But I think if if claim this is at the heart of that, then you're not gonna go wrong. I think you know, I I I mean Jesus, of course, I'd love one another I believe that and you'll have to be a Christian, you can get Buddhist Jewish like, I am or or or even agnostic or I mean, this is basically what you do. It's the golden rule, and there's a version of the golden rule pretty much in every every faith or and every culture, and it's basically just become the kind of your family kind of keep you up and be kind on the street. You know, someone's trying to get into a parking space. There's a garbage can blocking them over the cross the street and move the garbage cans. It's just putting that into practice your life and small ways, it has with the fact, you know, Robert Davi Mark have. Yes. These were close friends with him. So if you ever need him in any of those episodes, let us know we'll get you in touch with them. Thank you, George. Thank you for that. He's got one of those faces that everybody recognizes. Yes, of course, of course, let's go to Rick truck. Driving a New Hampshire. Welcome to the program. Hi wreck. Go ahead, sir. Oh, thank you for taking my call. Hi, mark. Mark that good conversation tonight. A couple of questions. Please, sir. Yeah. Twilight zone is it got that twirly little thing in white? Yes. Yes. Are you still using that that game and your goose show that all yeah? The new using digital same in that. And those those motifs have whether so I went to their they're gorgeous. Yeah. That's bring. Yeah. Bring a lot of people to catch into the black hole. You know, did you believe aliens? When you first started writing Europe strips if you believe in any space space off creatures of anytime, definitely intelligent life in the universe. And you know, I I don't really go beyond that in in saying, what's what's real what's not into UFO's early of that. But but I think that life probably throughout university. Now, no planets are pretty much every star. And so I think life is going to be throughout the universe. Just like very fertile fields grows all sorts of crops super thank you record. It. I feel like I'm committing a sin. If I watched. New twilight zone episodes. I mean, go that far. But it's definitely. It's not the old show. It's not what's really was able to pull off. I mean, it takes such a lot of great people come together and just the right way to make magic happen. It's what's catches fire. And it's lightning in a bottle. In rod Serling, certainly accomplished that any worse as he works harder to possibly could any he pulls it off. And it's an amazing amazing thing. I just you go back to those original shows, there's just their gills. They're using. Let's go to be Utah marines with us. Hello marie. Go ahead. Are you there actually in? But star the next generation, Marcus you. For that show. Okay. It was never. So that was it and trouble trouble. So yes, of course, it's a class. That's a great up. So that was original Star Trek series. And I was written by David Gerald who actually went to college with my wife. My wife read that script in the first draft. And and I I know David very well in not long ago, and it's a great. That's exactly what was sitting the Nichols house. She start. There was a bowl of triples on. So it's a really fun really really fun episode. Today. But the guy who well, David Gerald, you know, Mark yet. Yep. They're my heroes. These writers are just wonderful. I mean since I wouldn't win search to them, and they became friends and mentors. And you know, they were just just really brilliant writers. What's the reaction? But in Hollywood about the way, you're doing space command. When I meet with never executives and executive Netflix, which I just a few weeks ago what I'm doing. And and it really admire the fact that I can raise money for my audience that got millions of fans around the world, it's significant end and the people quitting series with children network. But I'm creating where I'm gonna create six new series with six major villain. These are people who've done the greatest hits in television. And when I invite them to the board they want to because they want the feed them that offers. They want the freedom that they can write what they wanna right. They can say what they wanna say. They can leave. There's going to be creating where we can reach out to all these wonderful actors that we that we love there's an accident. Barbara Bain who was on mission impossible is based on t ninety nine and a friend of mine knows library, right? A row for both for her. And why not that's Uber. Do a game show I've never done. I wanna redo the what's my line show. Yes. That was such a great show. I love that shows that cool. Yeah. I mean when you look at it, they you had ten times to get it. Right. If you had ten wrong answers, they flip over the cards, and they, you know, tell the person what is occupied was or whatever. And they they were each woman was five dollars when a flipped the card was just on the lead as and they had the sponsor's name across the front of the desk that the four panelists were sitting out. It was it was brought to you by some perspiration company that they had that splattered across there. Right. All time television. It's great. I love too has a lot of those shows where you can go back and watch the old Kenneth scopes from the fifties. And it's just that was just watching Alfred Drake in kiss me Kate, and it was Kenneth scope of of broadcast was done live in the fifties. So it's it's I think YouTube I think of the internet is such an enormously powerful and one full thing it, can it can have negative sides. Of course..