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"william f nolan" Discussed on Stories Podcast: A Bedtime Show for Kids of All Ages
"Hello welcome to stories podcast. I'm your host amanda weldon. Today's story is called of time and texas. An adaptation of a short story by william f nolan written for you by daniel hynes today. We'd like to say a special. Thank you to khloe loopholes and her. Family and friends would texas teddy and ellie and their family in saint louis missouri camille and her brother amari in lafayette colorado ruth and susanna and their family in pittsburgh pennsylvania and verity and hugo and their family in chelmsford massachusetts. Thank you so much. Hugo verity susannah. Ruth amari camilo ellie teddy and chloe leopold. You are part of..
"william f nolan" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast
"Zicree goes really deep into this subject is about three or four pages on it so i won't read it all out. Just trying give you the overview of what actually says. Now we writes thought charles beaumont's friends william f nolan said. He was never well. He was always thin. You almost always had a headache. He used bromo like somebody would use water. He had his bromo bottle with them all the time. He is in those giant sizes what he called window sizes and he'd empty one of those amongst everyone kept saying chokes waking to hot. He's taking on too many jobs. He stretching himself too thin. He's not sleeping enough. And the headaches got wes and we saw it will show. They'd get worse. If i was doing seventy scripts instead of two. I'd have a headache to sometimes. He'd have as many as ten projects going on at once and sixty two. He'd have like five different tv scripts movie script and be aware on each one. The producers saw beaumont's is working on exclusively but meanwhile you'd have oc rich holds up in one part of the city writing draft of one. He tab jerry saul or writing draft of another john. tomlin will be writing a draft of a sand. I'd be polishing a magazine article for him. He'd be trying to get the movie. Written ray. russell will be working with them. On a roger corman project and he just be running and running making different appointments. He'd say i'll be do pas. And we'll have a ten minute conference on the script. But i can't give you more than ten minutes because i've got to be over at raise at for sanity to meet him so you'd go chok chalk and you try to fit yourself into this wild schedule and i said to myself mine. He's just going to kill himself doing that. He was pushing himself way too hard. Nobody could survive kind of pressure. Unfortunately as a result of all charles beaumont's began to drink heavily as well. And then william nolan sat in the last half is sixty three. He couldn't right. He was drunk all the time or so we thought he would go out unshaven to meetings. And the meetings would be disastrous. He couldn't come up with ideas in front of producers. You'd have to have the ability to think on your feet if they don't like the pepple elephant you better think red giraffe to throw in there if you constantly giraffe. The guy says well. I don't want that pepple elephant. What else you would say. I don't have anything else and they'd say well we're sorry mr beaumont but we don't like descript on his son. Christopher explained because he worked very very hard we thought maybe it was just over wack so we sent him to places where he could rest hoping he will come back demand that we knew but he didn't. It was very frustrating because we thought each time. We tried at one of these therapies. That it would weigh. It was a great disappointment. Every time he would come home from whatever it was and he would not only be no better. He will be wes so charles. Beaumont was eventually sent for tests and the diagnosis says. He resigned the suffering from alzheimer's or pick's disease both of which had so much in common that the results were pretty much the same and charles beaumont died on february twenty second nineteen sixty seven at the age of seventy eight and in the twilight zone companion his son. Christopher said when he died he was physically a ninety five year old man and look ninety five and was in fact ninety-five by every calendar. Except the one on your watch so it's a very sad situation. Overall the man who brought so much magic to twilight zone faded away in this way. But it's also sad to think now that any charles bowman credited episodes again in the future won't be one hundred percent his way and i guess it's also an indication that here are twilight zone. Janney that off your episodes ahead then. They're all behind but in our story. Then it also few days ahead ferguson's watson martin. I'm abandoning the museum abandoning. I'm afraid. so is this a joke sir. Mr ferguson can't do that. Mustn't i know how you feel modern. Believe me i do. But i'm afraid there isn't any choice i don't understand. I've been offered a large sum for this property. Some wanted to build a supermarket here supermarket. Let me get you a drink. you'll have settled. You know no when i first opened the museum thirty years ago. I never dreamed i'd see this day but the day is martin and we will just have to face it now. I'm not a great fan of just going to see celebrities creator than wax wax museums. Boy i think they would probably be one exception to that rule and that would of course be if there was a twilight zone wax exhibit. And it's something. The very nearly happened when rod serling received a letter from proprietor of a wax museum. Now mont grams junior documented this in unlocking the door to a television classic and the gist of the latter seem to be that the proprietor was hoping for a mutual arrangement whereby a wax museum would feature on the twilight zone but also characters from the twilight zone would feature in their museum. Now it seems that season four was initially early contractors for thirteen episode so sailings response was that if they went beyond the initials eighteen episodes. Then it's something he would look into but as always would selling. The quality of the script came above any potential prophet and in his reply hero. Then there's also the constant risk of whether or not a proper storyline can be developed. So that you get a valid drama without the obvious inclusion of a specific place. That's there for the sake of it's inclusion so when it was confirmed that the network would order more shows in the contracted rudd sailing approach charles beaumont but there was a clause that said if the script didn't work out beaumont was obligated to write another free of charge. Now it seems from unlocking the door to a television classic by martin grams junior this arrangement or sailing made with beaumont was a little different from the usual one and boris kaplan wrote to sailing said apart from the financial agreement bike you could productions in connection with this deal..
"william f nolan" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk
"Yeah really. Who goes there aka the thing that that's what spawned this whole endeavor. Great and short order. I've got some other things lined up. I should be working with william f nolan on another project later in this year. He has a character called kincaid. Okay we're gonna be publishing can keta casebook for fans of the x. Files or coal check. This is a story of the paranormal investigator. That combat. You know the things that go bump in the night and just terrific character. By legendary scifi writer right things are are developing with with rock gripe book so but that'd be the next project you say that ought to be the next one if this Depending on the timing we nolan. He's in his eighties but dizzy with Think like five different book projects right now. So it's just a matter of timing before we get to that later this year. So there's that project and also that One hundred top science fiction titles that are are in the short term right now that will will be publishing those titles or republican publishing Both goes yes. Wow so it's going to be essentially a book on those titles. is that what. It's going to be one of those sort of like one of those cornerstone books your library. Where if you wanna quick essay on. Let's say dune by frank. Herbert you can turn to that selection and you'll get like thousand word essay on The kind of breaks down at significant place influence. And it'll it'll treat all the top one hundred chosen in that book In that manner chapter five the dogs were quieter there was a deadly seriousness in their low snarls talend feet scratched at the hard packed. Snow broken chains were clinking entangling conan shifted abruptly and barkley could see what lay beyond for a second. He stood frozen that his breath went out in a gusty curse. The thing launched itself at cohn at the powerful arms of the man swung the ice acts flat side. I at what might have been a hand. It scrunched horribly and the tattered flesh ripped by a half dozen savage. Huskies leapt to its feet again. The red is blazed with an unearthly and unearthly. Unkillable vitality barkley the fire extinguisher on it. The blinding blistering stream of chemical spray. Confused it baffled it together with the savage attacks of the huskies. Not for long afraid of anything that did or could live held at bay. So essentially are you going to have for that project. are you going to be interviewing. Some of the authors are people or people that earn science fiction. That could comment on some of those words especially when the authors no longer with us. That's given the ideas. Tony as we thought.
"william f nolan" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies
"Thirteen they also wanted somebody who happen to be under contract with universal to head. The film ned tannen assigned the texas chainsaw massacres. Tobe hooper. and kim henkel who they just signed to a contract to develop the thing. Hooper ankle went to work on it. It was kind of a rush job because there was a looming writer strike within about a month and they seem to not be interested. Very much in the paranoia themes of campbell's original story. They veered off into something that was later described as an incomprehensible riff on moby. Dick universal was very unhappy with this direction. They decided to release. Hooper in hinkle from future drafts. They started courting during this period director. John landis who was working on and i'm house he also passed playwright and author david willsie. He came on board for a new script but he like hooper also straight from the source material. He had this that resembled a light source. That enveloped people wasn't where they want it to go either. As william f nolan. He was hot off of logan's run. He was more faithful to the original story. But the producers. Were not very enamored of the script. He turned in left to finally put the project on. Hold nolan's treatment by the way. He was published commercially with campbell's novella. Back in two thousand nine. You can find it online if you are interested. Coin at this time started pitching carpenter again to direct. He showed fostering term in a raw version of halloween. But they didn't really like that one even with a nod that was paid to the first version of the thing in one scene where the babysitter and the kids are watching it on television. However when halloween became the most successful independent feature of all time back in nineteen seventy eight and then alien did extremely well at the box office. In nineteen seventy-nine universal took notice and decided to revive the project and carpenter. Got his shot the carpenter. At the time he was finishing up on the fog he had escape from new york lined up after that he was also writing. Screenplays one for halloween too. And then there was another one four jennings. Lang project called lightning. He didn't really have time to come up with a script as you normally would so somebody else would have to do it. So the producing team compiled a list of ten potential writers and after the top choices didn't pan out including richard matheson and a few other prominent ones cohen suggested the name bill lancaster. He was the son of actor. Burt lancaster and cohen had worked with him before and had a very positive opinion of him. Cohen and carpenter happened to like lancaster screenplay for the bad news bears especially the way he handled a lot of characters economically with very distinct personalities and humorous banter tampered with a lot of rep. Rt when lancaster was brought in to talk to carpenter his ideas really jived with where carpenter wanted to go with the material and he was hired. Now there's one snag. That did occur shortly afterward and that was when john carpenter announced that his dream western project called el diablo might have to take precedence over the thing that left his availability in doubt for the foreseeable future. So walter hill was contacted..
"william f nolan" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"P w b ap dot com. Last pole that I saw had Tommy Tub herbal up 11 points in Alabama. That's what I thought. Yeah, but I want your fate. Let that line between Auburn and Alabama. You know, just kind of disappear once. That's a good question. It is 8 36 w be a PR coverage starts tonight at seven o'clock on this election day. 2020 Congressman Roger Williams joins us right now in congressman. We were talking with Ronny Jackson earlier about this. This is a day that we should all be proud of where we should all walk around with that. A smile on our face, no matter the outcome. Obviously you have a vested interest in the race and and you want to be successful, But this is what America is all about. On a day like this. No question about it. This was separates us from the world is that you can have smooth transitions. There's been never in my life town. We've seen a election. This this controversial is divided. But you know, tonight we'll know who our president is. We'll know who our senators and representatives are. We'll have a smooth transition and there'll be an oath taken on January 20 next year and America will we'll move on and get ready for the next four years? I know what Ritchie's gonna be about this, but as far as getting America back together, of course it Khun be done. No matter who wins. What do you think needs to be the first step? To get us back together or not. And not portray the hate. It's out there. Well, that's a great question. I think we have to no matter who wins. They need to reach out and try to sit down with the other side. And let's find out what we have in common. Your listeners. How would be Would be surprised about how much we actually have in common out there, but it doesn't get any press. It doesn't get anything because right now we're driven by anger and dislike. But we need to talk about things like infrastructure. When you talk about things like the military, would he talk about? Wouldn't people backto work and highways, ports and all that kind of things that we that we have in common. But enforcing right now, Anger is is the tone and somebody who I think President Trump's gonna win tonight, but hopefully he would reach out and bring the other sides together and agree to disagree. That's the thing we don't have to be angry, agreed to disagree. That's the American way. I hope we can get back to it. You've been campaigning tirelessly in your district over the last several weeks. What? What are you hearing from, folks? What are you seeing as faras, Mo mentum for the president in your district specifically Last night in Drifting Springs, which is near the bottom. My district Senator Cornyn, Santa Cruz, myself. We had a rally hit over 1000 people in Dripping Springs, Texas. We're totally energized. President Trump. I've seen the energy continued to build. I've been traveling everywhere she said. Continue to build for him day by day. I mean, you look at the trump rallies. You look at the trump train. You look at the boats all this. He didn't have this in 2016. All he had was him. But now he has him. He has the people voted for him in 2016. He has all this moment. Um, so it's been pretty unbelievable. He's leading that left nothing on the playing field Last night. He gave it his all wanted to in the morning, so it's giving understand will be a close election. But there will be somebody win. There'll be somebody lose. I believe the winner will be Donald Trump with the energy that I say. Do you think we'll have a winner tonight? I think that, uh, we could go. It could go several days after after tonight, just from the fact everybody's already preparing lawsuits and that sort of thing. But I think when we go to bed and I will have a pretty good idea who's won Way started this conversation about what? What this means And what America's All about, Congressman see these reports about them having to fortify the White House and businesses boarding up and things of that nature. Just breaks my heart because I don't know anyone that would respond that way, if they're person won or lost, and it's hard for me to really relate to that. That to me seems on American. It's totally un American and a lot of people doing it or not, Americans and you know it's almost become a sport to their cities down and run buildings and this sort of thing and again. That's what America is about smooth transitions. None of us are naive to think that we won't see Cem About some some bad things tonight, quite frankly, some in sound our cities, but a lot of these people doing it or not, Americans are not even going to vote. But they want to destroy the greatness that we have in this country. The history we have in this country and that's what we need to do is stand up against this and say, you know, this is what it is what you want to bathe and join in, if not go away. And, you know, one more thing about that. If we do see bad Thanks tonight, it's also up to the local leaders. To show we're not going to take this. You know, something has got to get done about the Portland's in the Seattle's and and things like that. You just kept let it go on that something has to be done. Well, eventually, the bully on the playground has to be pushed, and we cannot wait. We should not be afraid of these people. We need to be aware of them. We need to stand up. I mean, you said it. Portland didn't stand up. You know, Chicago dead. Stand up. New York doesn't stand up. You go on and on and on. And you can't be afraid of these people. This is an invasion. We fragmentation of people that want to take away our freedom and liberty is no matter what you are a Democrat Republican Independent. We live in the same country. People have to be stood up to and I think we're seeing it. I mean, the president in the right thing. Get the National guard. Ready. Look at the police. I mean, we stand with our police. We defend our police. We don't defund our police and we have to stand up to these perpetrators and innovators or we will lose our country. Congressman Roger Williams. Always a pleasure to hear you. Best of luck today. Good luck. By the way, Congressman I got a note from a listener, a friend of ours, Who said I just voted in Fort Worth for Roger Williams and Nolan Ryan. Well, as least one great American. Thank you very much. It goes Congressman Roger Williams joining us here, It's ready. Are you ready for some thing? Good on this Election day. Shouldn't all be good today. It's Election Day. I'm wins it. Yes, it's It's good. It is interlude. It's good. It is a good date. Stupid joke has good news nest on the B A. P. After we check traffic.
"william f nolan" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"It was originally broadcast Sunday September first nineteen, fifty seven in the newspapers events Sunday sixty, three years ago. These were some of the headlines. In a face to face encounter governor Goodwin J Knight yesterday warned Senator William F. Nolan he would face a hard fought contest. If he entered California's one, thousand, nine, hundred fifty Republican race for governor. The Senate Minority Leader home from Congress or an extensive state wide speaking tour sidestep the virtual challenge and replied in effect that intimidation would get night nowhere the first meeting eight months between two of the most important Republicans in. California took place thirty first annual host breakfast of the State Chamber, of Commerce. Death stock the nation's highways faster than expected yesterday, and before the first twenty, four hours of the seventy. Eight Hour Labor Day weekend, we're over traffic fatalities had ridden above the one hundred mark. The. Miami Daily News said last night a US intercontinental ballistic missile was fired about twenty four hundred miles over the Atlantic probably two months before Russia claimed it had developed to weapon firing from the air. Force. Missile Test. Center on Florida's Cape Canaveral. Shoving black shirted followers of Italian dictator. Benito Mussolini nearly rioted yesterday at a funeral mass being held for their assassinated it'll do. Armed police had to hold back the saluting, screaming fascist outside the church when they tried to attack photographers crying, leave us alone with our duty police stood guard both inside and outside the tiny chapel at San Cassano cemetery as a priest offered directly a master, the simple company containing the broken body of the dictator. There's five Boris Morals foresees the fall of Soviet Communist Party boss Nikita Khrushchev within the next eight months he predicts that the successor will be a military dictatorship headed by Marshall Georgy Zucca. Dr and Mrs Henry Spits Fatty denied yesterday acusations they were Russian espionage agents the accusations made yesterday in Washington I congressman Walter the Democrat of Pennsylvania said, the couples were identified as spies by the House UNAMERICAN activities committee chairman said the Spitzer's had been members of the Soviet espionage apparatus recently exposed by FBI counter spy Boris Morals. President Eisenhower kept his word to me one hundred percent on passage of the civil rights bill that from representative Adam, Clayton Powell. The Democrat of New, York and Negro in a table to his office from Germany. He said the president promised in last October. He would ask Congress to pass a civil rights bill would have Attorney General Brownell, presper consideration, and urged congressional leaders to fight for his passage Powell announced he. Will travel to the South this fall. Urging Negros to register as voters he will work with the Reverend Martin Luther King of Montgomery a Negro who led that cities Negroes in boycotting buses POW broke with the Democrats last year to campaign for Eisenhower's reelection meanwhile, President Eisenhower urged by twenty two organizations last night to appoint immediately assistant attorney general and six civil rights commissioners genuinely devoted to the advancement of civil rights. Civil rights advocates yesterday set their sights on a change in the Senate filibuster rule as their next major objective. But they can see that they may have to wait until January nineteen fifty nine to get it Senator Douglas Democrat Bill Annoy who headed five Democratic senators pledging maximum efforts to alter the president rule says he doubts have much success in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Fifty, eight holding frankly I think the passage of the civil rights bill in the session that just ended is going to make it more difficult to change the rules. But Senator Thurmond the Democrat of south. Carolina certainly helped our cause by talking twenty four hours just delaying tactic. Brides train pulled by a locomotive the best man, the Conductor Win June hand and Thomas Lecarr Mary yesterday from South and boy New Jersey for years that thirty seven year old miss hand and the sixty two year old pair road the Pennsylvania Railroad's post-midnight altogether together from Newark to the north. Jersey shore one night, a railroad engineer introduce them the courtship was on nothing could sidetrack it. So when the two were married to have their job done. On the OWL, there was a special car for the bridal party streamers and white paper bells adorned as it came down from new. York passengers, blue horns, and tossed rice, and when the train reached the.
"william f nolan" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast
"Now, one of those credits before the twilight zone is another outside the role for him when Robert Develop late Boo Radley into kill Mockingbird with twilight zone alumni William Wyndham who appease as the doctor in this very episode was also in five characters in search of an exit and Frank Overton who's from Mute and walking distance. But it was very much. One of the stepping stones in Davos Jenny he hadn't truly made it yet. So he became one of those hard working actors at a day with parts in Alfred Hitchcock presents the outer limits a many of the shows in the nineteen sixty S. so he went along in the sixties with parts in run of the mill shows like CBS playhouse but then the seventies begin with roles like major frank bands in Mash and Tom Hagen in the Godfather and then the Robert Develop that we know today was born. So, how is he in this? I think this is an early indication of just what a great actor Robert Valley. His portrayal of Charlie parks is I find very sensitive one. and. It's someone who just doesn't fit in and in a way it's quite ahead of its time because it does remind me of some of the characteristics of those people who might now be diagnosed with US badgers and slight discomfort around or the people on the general impression that he sees the world in a different way really kind of feeds into that. Now this might just be coincidental and it might just be that he's playing an introverted man, but I think it's definitely something to think about De. He is definitely one of the twilight zones unique people. But there are some clues here after he's fired and his mother is asking him about it. He says, he think I fit in and she says, what does that mean to which he responds you has something to do with being on the team. He just doesn't seem to understand. Now in the twilight zone companion, the writer William F Nolan says I consider it. Beaumont. Best gripped period. He said it was based on me. It was about a kind of shy guy who had problems with women whichever always had I've never been a womanizer. Now I. Wish I could find something documented about how Robert duvall approach this role because he is so deliberate in choosing Charlie's mannerisms that smile highs. That's Kinda. Slightly crooked. It's very pure but not gratuitous. He's very careful in his portrayal and for me, here's the thing that holds all of this together. Because it is season four episode fifty two minutes long. While the episode length hasn't bothered me much season. Do I think that this one could have got all its points across with maybe fifteen or twenty minutes court from the running time I think probably could. But the thing that keeps me transfixed is the performance of Robert Duvall and a script filled with a lot of truth by Charles Beaumont. So. I'm not really waiting for the twist because I think we can all guess what it's going to be. I'm just enjoying this character study..
"william f nolan" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Scribes
"There is a novel and the that will that will be on the screen. Mike I got the credit on the screen and get a large amount of money out of it when they make it but No I don't creatively. I'm really not involved with it. What what's on What's on the table for you coming up? What are you working on anything else I go into? I'm working ten different books right now. Yeah okay got a full biography of Dashiell Hammett of nine hundred pages with an page. Ed Leo and a full blogger fee of Max brand. Who wrote to rise again? Dr Kill there. There's never been a real real biography of faust. Frederick Faust his real name. I just finished a collection of new short stories for Arkham House. The cold dead man walking and other shadow tales. That'll be out probably a year or two Working on three anthropology of of Fantastic supernatural material with another writer. And I and I'm working on a new logan novel with the same writer. Where two especial Logan Will Rogan falls in which he's killed but at the end we find out he's really not he's not dead. We're going to kill him off and then bring it back so plus a lot of assignments that I have on magazines at all I can. I keep busy all the time. I don't manage. They'll they'll ever be a time when I'm not working on several projects. What's that like for you to come back to Logan after all these years It's very familiar because I've been working with him. Ever since I created the character back in the sixty seven and sixty five I wrote at sixty seven. It became a book from Donald Press. And I've done a lot of I. I've worked on a television series. I did a story then. They didn't film it. But I wrote one I've I've written a lot of articles on him and and And I've written two sequel our that no three sequel novel so for the new one. I'm doing now I. I'm very comfortable with Logan. I I I understand him and I fit into his world and I. I'm able to to go back to it. Almost like one goes home again. It's very familiar territory now. How do you view science fiction these days? I mean you certainly have been a part of it and set your own part of history with it. But how where is it at in your mind? These days rather cynical about science fiction today to me such section today mostly about wizards and dragons and enchanted forest and they really high fantasy more science fiction. There is some science fiction being done. But I love the Golden Age of Arthur Clark. The MAC and Ray Bradbury and And I as a mom and Alfred Bester and Philip K Dick and those are the last six. I love the new writers. I really don't really care for I've tried a few of them as just not my cup of tea. I I guess I'm living in the past but I think the golden ages past and we're now into a kind of high fantasy version of science fiction which is just not my to my liking and what aboutism since you've your new dabbled in horror as well Certainly film wise. We've seen Kind of a rebirth of horror. You might say yeah. Well I have a new CD series called tales. From what if all dark universe that'll be a series of CD thirteen different episodes from the book Under the same title animals with bluewater comics here in Vancouver on on a comic book series based on the book I haven't been involved myself with with films or television on it yet but that that's the future. I it could happen but I've done a lot of horror writing. In fact I probably written or terrorists. Suspense Kinda stuff than than anything else. about a hundred and eighty short stories A great number of them are around that Chandra. Yeah it's a it's a very challenging field because you can just about do anything with it and I like the open of the open end. Feeling that I that I am powder when I get into into that kind of now for rocket riders. Are you going to happy doing anything else with him? At this point with rocket ride books and Anthony. I don't know we haven't discussed anything. It depends on how the new one selling and and how and how things develop. I haven't I've been so busy working with so many other books that I haven't really investigated it but I like him a lot and I like his books a lot and we made something together again in the future. Yeah says he I liked. I just liked the way he approached. you know who goes there and and really gave it its own You know No Novella and novel. It was just good to even notice a short story. It was good to kind of. It's been packaged and shoved into so many collections. It was nice to kind of put it spotlight on. Yeah Yeah I think it. Time to renew it. And it's good to have back in Trenton. They racial versus like John Campbell. Yeah absolutely well. It sounds like it sounds like retirement is not something you do well on my birthday. I slow down even retire after that. But I'm certainly not going to slow down and I and I'm more than twenty years away from that. I still got a lot riding today. Yeah that sounds great and and speaking of the special effects and and what we can do these days I mean that's look look at the difference even from the original low confronts what they can do today. I mean it kind of blindsided all of us a little bit. Well it's GonNa be I think Logan's run is going to be one of the big picture of next year. I think it I know. In in seventy five at ran for the entire summer Usually picture will run one or two months. And that's the end of it but Logan's run with the one of the big of the summer seventy five and I think the new version with special effects and everything if they if they get the story right if they get the love affair between Jessica and Logan which is the key to the whole thing even if they get that right and put in a special that we have today. I think it's going to be a major film. That'll that'll be running for several months and make a lot of money for the studio. What was your take on the TV series? That was done on love. Oh I didn't like that at all I. I came in on it and they wanted me to be story editor and they told me what they were going to do with it and I said this is terrible idea. You'RE GONNA send up around this rubber truck From one little telephone booths entry to another. They go underground solve some problems and then get back in the rubber truck again. That's terrible and they said well the only thing we could come up with. And how would you like to be story editor and I said no? I'd rather not join the crew of the titanic. If you don't so that that was the end of that I did write one outline for for one they never produced. But no they Gregory Harrison. Heather Menzies simply not suited to play logo. Just all had no chemistry between them. You never believed them all at the cared about her and and neither one of them really had nearly the stature the death of agriculture. And Michael Your so I think if you get the wrong cast for your main church or is your big trouble right away. And that's what killed US series. They just didn't have any chemistry between them whatsoever. Yes I totally agree. I totally agree with that. And that's why hasn't even seen the light on DVD. And probably never will probably the way I saw all the episodes that they came out one by one but I was not impressed. I felt that I've been writing my assessment of the other factors. The thing was going to go down the tubes it only lasted for thirteen episodes. I think only channel those were actually Tele Kathy United States at three more telecasts in English but I I know it was going to die at when that cast and that idea the rubber truck running around. I said this is gonNA. This is not going to work and the people that did it. Have Tim off A lot of other Charlie's angels and other things they they had no idea what size sexual about. They didn't know how to write it and they told me that We don't we don't know anything about science fiction but we're GONNA do Logan's run and I thought well there's that's death right there. That's that's a curse of death row. You know your field. If you're gonNA ride that general. I totally agree with that. I totally agree well. Qena Paranormal Casebook is the most recent thing and and and definitely will keep our ears to the grindstone. Hear what else is coming out from you but that sounds like a really cool idea. And I certainly loved the X. Files and the one that inspired culture check and I would love to say your take wrote. I wrote a check by the way it was. It was a third long-term long coal check. Follow the the first two. The Richard Method that I wrote the night killers in a week. I one hundred page script. I wrote it in a week and then Richard took it over and and we collaborated on it and it was. It was within a week of going. We're GONNA fill in Hawaii where the robots take over that Y and government one by one a coach. Find out about this but nobody will believe him and he. They're they're they're they're not real they're machines. You think that President of Hawaii the machine. That's right so that that would have been a lot of fun and again. It got canceled at the last moment when they when they sold a series of the monster of the week. A terrible idea. They told sold a series and Dan Curtis and myself and Richard Math and we all just abdicated. We all just okay. That's of that. We don't want anything to do with the series. Yeah but I did do a call check. Yeah that's great. That was a great show too so I love the character. Yeah the original movie I think is a classic really beautifully done and Darren just really found. He just found him you know he was perfect for coal check. Yeah something about. Him is absolutely perfectly cast. Richard Matheson was just the writer to do it and Dan with just the director producer to bring so are they definitely was a magic team and when I joined I thought we were GonNa do something with the third one and unfortunately we we cut the. Hey that something I definitely would have loved to have seen you know I as a shame. Shame well I really WanNa thank you for taking the time to talk to me. I've had a great time and I'm glad we had a chance to connect talk about..
"william f nolan" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Scribes
"Sci-fi talk today's interview with Master Storyteller William F Nolan. Who has more than eighty three books in print he is known for Co Authoring. Logan's run with George Clayton Johnson. But his work is not solely confined. Sf pending thirteen horror novels and working briefly on culture the night stalker has a new collection of stories for paranormal investigator. David KINCAID ON ROCKET. Ride books but true legend. Sf and Har William F Nolan. It was It was great to to have the opportunity to speak to you about Your new project that you're working on King Kate Right and So you can talk about that. Was this something that you had an idea for recently or just something that you've been has been kind of with you for a while now can't goes way back to the seventy s when I was working with producer director. Dan Curtis on a On a movie the called enormous David New Orleans was the paranormal investigator. That was called to this woman's house because her husband was was Had RISEN FROM THE DEAD? She felt in with threatening her life and So that that developed under where we the week and then many years later I decided I would take the character of a paranormal investigator and do some stories about him. But I didn't want to didn't WANNA call him nor or less of the other. The other thing was called the New Orleans tapes. I called him David Kim and instead of David nothing but he was still basically the same character. Paranormal investigator who had strong doubts about the paranormal. And the and the and the supernatural investigated these things that they came up and I I wrote a original Novella for for Special Nolan issue of Weird Tales and the nineties. I think ninety one that was and And then I thought well that's the end of it. But no I I got another idea for Cam and wrote a second story. A dollar left call pirate's moon and then that seemed to end it but no I got an assignment novella for a small publishing house. Call cemetery dance. And so I wrote a novella starring Kim Kate for for them under the title of the Hard Winchester House and then when when The opportunity to camp came along to put them all together into one book. That's what I did and And that's that's the origin of cool. How did you and Anthony? Find each other well. He asked me to do He told me with doing who goes there. Oughta he'd heard that I'd done some work on. Who goes there and I said Yeah. I did a complete outline for for universal. They called me into allied before before they did the final version with another director and writer and I said I did earlier version and he said well you still have that and I said yes I sh- I still have it and I. He thought it was terrific and and printed along with a reprint of the story. Who goes there by Campbell and so we we've came associates at that point. That's cool. What's interesting is Assisting can cater kind of helping him. A little bit is is a cup friend. Mike Lucero his policeman so he kind of take places that maybe he wouldn't be able to go on his own. Yeah Well Sara is not based on any real person is based composite idea. I have of what a sheriff's station a sheriff's station officer might might might be like and I i. I gave him some kind of wild background by shopping character. I always like to create three dimensional characters not just flat cardboard territory so Michael Acerra became. I didn't think he would become as important as he did. Became Khaimah co Co Hero you might say along with nor Orleans. He's almost as important as New Orleans. He's in every adventure and He he enormous rick close friends and They help each other and I ended up writing a lot more about Mike. Massaro that I ever intended but that happens right as over. You never know what you're GonNa do with your characters until you start to develop them. It's cool actually. I do remember the tapes and If I remember correctly that was Roy Thinnest who played them into the investigator right. Yeah that's cool. That's really interesting. I realize you behind that at that was excellent. It was probably at that time just a little bit too much ahead of its time like culture. Was You know? Well it would've been a series Did a sequel call that the return the New Orleans return but let the problem was a minute. We had the thing on the air and I've got very good ratings and good credit to critical acclaim. But the minute gone here. The the writers guild of of California the WG a called a strike and the strike lasted for two or three months of title was over all the projects that they did different networks that had in the works were discarded and started up with a whole new line of work. Which is very typical. Hollywood and Orleans went the way of other than it would have been a series but the writers strike killed the idea as far as can que. Did you know if there is going to be an audio book done of this as well? I'd heard something about that. I don't I haven't seen it or I I really don't know much about it. I heard something about the fact that would be Since you wrote this screenplay for the thing how do you not a screenplay with it was a complete film outline? Yeah so what? What is your take on the On the story and the cinematic versions event story was quite different from the one that they finally went for They I had the idea of a of ancient spaceship. That crash on earth. Many millenniums go deep buried in the earth deep very under the ice on the Arctic and this ship lands there the carries the creature that from the movie. Think about other world that's simply scout ship set. Try to locate the mothership. And when they do locate the mothership they rebuild it underground and it I out of the ice returns to the stars at the end. None of that. None of ETA than they The final version. The final four. But I thought it worked really well. Oh cool cool now for kincaid as it's the casebook so about how many stories are in the case. I've only ridden three. And they're all in their cool who you know. There are some interesting things a headless corpse. That sounds cool Yup. I handled that rather well. I thought I had. I had the description of the two people swimming out into the ocean and and I said one went home with the other. The other ones he stayed and His body law back and forth in the ways and then and I created a kind of a moot piece and then I put a single and I said he wasn't returning home for one thing as head was missing that introduced the Carson the beginning. Yeah and you have a shape shifter Demon as well. That's right that's always a lot of fun. Yeah well I figure that if the whole story went through the The the idea of a of a of a woman being the the Villain Anna turns out that the shape shifting mail. I mean it's it's a shape shifting demon become. A woman are male desires. I've never seen that used before. I've heard of shape shifting demons but I've never read any stories about them and I thought boy this would make a nice little twists there. They've been seeking. The woman turns out to be a male demon. So that was fun. Okay and then There is Your well it's typical but there's a house horrors or perhaps haunted house housing there too. Well Yeah my wife and I visited the Winchester House which was Many years ago by thorough winchester she was the wife of the man who invented the Winchester rifle and she felt very guilty about all all the men and women and children have been killed over the years with winchester rival associate when she moved into winchester. How small farm. And she said that she's GonNa keep adding at building to it in reparation for all of the all of the harm. Her husband's a rifle 'cause and She felt that she was being haunted. By the ghost of all the people that have died under the under the winchester rifle. So I I visited winchester. How the IT's up in San Jose California with my wife and I asked that the caretaker there i. I'm sure there've been a lot of ghost stories written about this place and she said nope not a single one. I said you're kidding. I said well let all right one. And that's great so Mr Kincaid heads up there yes yes he's one of the character is still by him in part but it's also televised victims of the House. The Guy in the house. I switched the narrative around I the other two are totally narrated by him and first person with the winchester are I moved different narrative narrators around I. He never as part of it and he is a central core of it but he is the only one that tells the story the the the stories also told from other perspectives kind of a challenge to the writer to be able to pull something like that off but I think it works. We're kind of lead you in that direction. What was the idea behind that? Oh I just I got tired of doing the same thing. I every. Every time I write something I try to stretch the Vulcan going a slightly different direction and I thought it would be fun to chat to switch narrators and here which is seldom done and story and tell it from different perspectives. I it was just an idea I had. I think it's a very cool one. That's great. That sounds awesome. So is there Are we going to hear more from caney thing where people have asked me about a novel and and and I said well if it pops into my head to do something for him? I never thought ended up doing three things about him. I thought I'd only do one originally. I said so who knows that that might happen. At the moment. I have no plans for any further kincaid writing. But you never know. Would you ever consider maybe having him come to the big or small screen It would depend on some kind of film actress or somebody if If if the publisher can get people interested in the film Yeah sure I bring to the screen but if I ate. I'm way beyond their age where people write original screenplay are even adapted screenplay so it would have to be somebody in. Hollywood red got interested in it had contacted the The publisher but I don't expect that's going to happen. But if it is sure I'd be happy to make a crack at it. Now you know you're behind Logan's run certainly a really a really unique idea for fi novel that Your Life actually ends at thirty. I thought that was a really cool thing. The twenty one of the novel twenty right. Yeah and much more frightening out of your chains and suddenly you're under your twenties near dead at thirty The reason it's thirty in the movie and the remake of doing that Warner Brothers is the age of they moved up Asia thirty like MGM originally twenty five years ago but the reason. They did that they. They can't cast a whole motion picture of experienced actors under under the age of You know when they're fifteen or sixteen or Seventeen nineteen or twenty. They can't do that and they have to have older actress. So the The star Logan's run is his name Gosling. He's thirty years old so they they moved up to thirty which I don't think has nearly as effective. I can understand why they did it. Sure sure and you mean what's your thought on the original film that came out in nineteen seventy six with Michael York. I think I think it's a fun film. I think the that's are wonderful and other headquarters and they all Lincoln memorial so forth. I think that's great but I think the authorities rather silly but but Michael York Ungeni editor. We're so good at the British trained actors. They're both Shakespearean trained actor that they transcended the characters has written a screenplay they made the characters bigger than than the screenplay actually projected them And so I'm very pleased with what they did with the main characters. I'm not so happy with the last third of thing where they met Peter Youth off and he begins this whole thing about the cats and all I thought that slowed everything down to a crawl and it wasn't a book anyway But the first two-thirds thought we're pretty good. I enjoyed it now So how did the new version had today Today contact you about it. Is that how it started or no? They bought all rights. Mgm bought all rights to Logan's run not to the secret. I did Logan search longest world and journey. I've done three sequels but not they. They bought all the rights and once they buy all the rights. They don't have to consult a writer anymore. They just take the whole project over and give it to other writers. The new version of the more brothers has had eleven different writers on it over the last fifteen years and four different directors. They finally got a package together. Now that they're gonNA film and British Columbia and Vancouver in the fall and released next year. So it's going to happen. Finally but it's taken fifteen years. Hollywood moves very slowly on these things but when you figure they're spending a hundred and twenty five million dollars one one sale now. I guess you don't want to rush into something unless you're sure what you've got so that that's why. I think it's a long know that the original film was Was dated and also it lacks special effects. We can put into it. They really fantastic special effects that they didn't have back that day or talk to you at all about this in any way I might come in as a as a consultant at up in British Columbia as a as a film that I might come in but I haven't really discussed anything L. on that line and I they didn't have anything to do with the writing of it so I'm just I'm just a coffee..
"william f nolan" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season
"Thank you Tony. Now let's get started with the introduction rocket ride books presents. Who goes there by John W Campbell? Read by Steve Cooper with introduction by William F Nolan who goes there was first printed on the pages of astounding in the August nineteen thirty eight issue under the byline of Don. A stuart append name taken directly from Campbell's first wife Donna Stewart by then John W Campbell had been writing galaxy spanning science fiction sagas in the tradition of e e Smith for the better part of a decade having achieved his first genres sale in nineteen thirty. His books would eventually include six published Scifi novels and a host of shorter stories covering eight collections. In today's character-driven Modern Sifi market most of the early Campbell. Fiction has become outdated. But WHO GOES? There remains an exception. It is taken on legendary status when it was written in the thirties. Campbell had no idea that he had created a timeless genre classic. Its first major. Exposure can be credited to Raymond J Healy and j Francis mccombs who selected Campbell's story for book publication in their groundbreaking Anthology Adventures in time and space from random house in nineteen forty six the first anthology to use the term science fiction was the pocket book of. Science Fiction edited by Don Walheim in nineteen forty three which contained another classic story by Stewart titled Twilight the Year Nineteen Fifty one mark a new milestone in the history of who goes there when the story reached the Big Screen as the thing Aka the thing from another world. The film's producer Howard. Hawks had optioned the motion picture rights from Campbell in the nineteen forties. It was the hawks production from I frame. To last with the producer carefully monitoring director Christian severe plot changes were made as the shape. Changing aliens replaced by a Frankenstein. Like monster actor. James R ness played the role becoming famous years. Later as Matt Dillon on gunsmoke the thing drew a heated response from diehard SCI FI fans. They were not pleased with the hawks. Approach most theater audiences however founded chilling and suspenseful. Critical reaction was mixed editor writer. Phil Hardy in science fiction. The complete film scrapbook called at one of the best sci fi movies of all time. Neil Baron on the other hand in anatomy of wonder dubbed it inept and cited stock horror elements during the same year nineteen fifty. One Who goes? There became the title story in a collection of Campbell's best fiction from the mid to late nineteen thirties published by Shasta press. That's only part of the introduction. You can get the entire introduction as well as the entire audio book by downloading it rocket ride books dot com and now we'll hear chapters one and two complete here on a special sci-fi talk of who goes there by John W Campbell chapter one. The place stank a queer mingled stench. That only the ice buried cabins of an Antarctic camp. No compounded of wreaking human sweat and the heavy fish oil stench of melted seal blubber an overtone of linen combated the musty smell of sweat and snow drenched firs the acrid odor of burnt cooking. Fat and the animal not unpleasant smell of dogs diluted by time hung in the air lingering odors of machine oil contrasted sharply with the taint of harness dressing and leather yet somehow through all that reek of beatings and their associates. Dogs machines had cooking came another taint. It was a queer neck. Ruffling thing a faintest suggestion of an odor alien among the smells of industry in life and it was a life smell but it came from the thing that laid bound with cord and Tarpaulin on the table dripping. Slowly methodically onto the heavy planks. Dank gaunt under the unshielded glare of the electric light Blair the little bald. Pated biologist of the expedition twitched nervously at the wrappings exposing clear dark ice beneath and then pulling the tarpaulin back onto place restlessly his little bird like motions of suppressed eagerness danced his shadow across the fringe of dingy grey underwear hanging from the low ceiling. The equatorial fringe of stiff graying hair around his naked skull. A comical halo about the shadows head commander. Gary brushed aside the lax legs of a suit of underwear and step toward the table slowly. His eyes traced around the rings of men sardined into the administration building his tall stiff body straightened finally and he nodded thirty seven. Oh hear his voice was low yet. Carried the clear authority of the commander by nature as well as by title. You know the outline of the story back of that. Find of the Secondary Pole expedition. I've been conferring with second-in-command mccreadie and Norris as well as Blair and Dr Copper. There is a difference of opinion and because it involves the entire group. It is only just at the entire expedition personnel. Act on it. I am going to ask McCreevy to give you the details of the story because each of you has been too busy with his own work to follow closely the endeavors of the others mccreadie moving from the smoke. Blue background mccreadie was a figure from some forgotten looming bronze statue that held life and walked six feet four inches. He stood as halted beside the table and with a characteristic glance upward to assure himself of room under the lower ceiling beam straightened his rough clashing Lee orange wind proof jacket. He still had on yet on his huge frame. It did not seem misplaced even here for feet beneath the drift win the droned across the Antarctic waste above the ceiling. The cold of the frozen continent leaked in and gave meaning to the harshness of the man and he was bronze his great red bronze veered the heavy hair that matched it the gnarled courted hands gripping relaxing gripping relaxing on the table planks were bronze. Even the Deep Sunken Eyes beneath heavy brows were bronzed age. Resisting endurance of the metal spoke in the CRAG heavy outlines of his face and the mellow tones of the heavy voice. Morrison Blair agree on one thing that animal we found was not terrestrial in origin. Norris fears there maybe danger in that Blair says there is none but I'll go back to how and why we founded to all that was known before we came here it appeared that this point was exactly over the south magnetic pole of earth. The compass does point straight down here as you all know. The more delicate instruments of the physicists instruments especially designed for this expedition and it study of the magnetic pole detected a secondary effect a secondary less powerful magnetic influence about eighty miles southwest of here the secondary magnetic expedition went out to investigate it. There is no need for details. We found it but it was not a huge meteorite or magnetic mountain. Norris had expected to find iron ore is magnetic of course iron more so and certain special steels even more magnetic from the surface indications the secondary poll we found was small so small that the magnetic field had had was preposterous no magnetic material conceivable could have that effect soundings through the ice indicated it was within one hundred feet of the glacier service. I think you should know. The structure of the place there is a broad plateau level. Sweep the runs more than one hundred fifty miles due south from the secondary station. Van Wall says he didn't have time fuel to fly farther but it was running smoothly due south. Then right here where that buried thing was. There is an ice drowned mountain ridge. Granite Wall of unshakable strength. That has damned back. The ice creeping from the south and four hundred miles due south is the south polar plateau. You have asked me at various times why it gets warmer here when the wind rises as most of you know as a meteorologist out of state my word that no wind could blow at minus seventy degrees that no more than a five mile wind could blow at minus fifty without causing warming due to friction with ground snow and ice and the air. We camped there on the lip of that is drowned. Mountain Range for twelve days we dug out cap into the blue is that formed the surface and escaped most of it but for twelve consecutive days. The wind blew forty five miles an hour. It went as high as forty eight and fell to forty one times. The temperature was minus sixty three degrees. It rose to minus sixty and fell to minus sixty eight. It was meteorologically impossible and it went on uninterruptedly. For twelve days and twelve nights somewhere to the south the frozen air of south polar plateau slides down from that eighteen thousand foot bowl down a mountain pass over a glacier and starts north. There must be a funneling mountain chain the directed and sweeps away for four hundred miles hit that bald plateau where we found the secondary pole and three hundred fifty miles. Farther north reaches the Antarctic Ocean. It's been frozen there. Since that article froze twenty million years ago. There never has been a thaw there. Twenty million years ago and article was beginning to freeze. We've investigated thought and built speculations. What we believe happened was about like this. Something came down out of space ship. We thought they are in. The Blue is a thing like submarine without a conning tower or direct veins two hundred eighty feet long and forty five feet in diameter at. Its thickest Van Wall space. Yes but I'll explain that better later. Macree steady voice went on. It came down from space driven and lifted by forces. Manhattan discovered yet. And somehow perhaps something went wrong. Then it tangled with Earth's magnetic field. It came south here out of control probably circling a magnetic pole. That's a savage country there but when an article was still freezing it must have been a thousand times more. Savage there must have been blizzard snow as well as drift new snow. Falling as the continent. Glaciated the Swirl. There must have been particularly bad. The wind hurling a solid blanket of white over the lip of that now buried mountain. This ship struck solid granite head on and cracked up. Not every one of the passengers in it was killed but the ship must have been ruined her driving mechanism. Lot It tangled with US field. Norris believes no thing made by intelligent beings can tangle with the dead immensity of planets natural forces and survive one of its passengers stepped out the wind. We saw there never fell below. Forty one and the temperature never rose above minus sixty then. The win must have been stronger and there was drift falling in a solid sheet. The thing was lost completely in ten paces. He paused for a moment. The deep steady voice giving way to the drone of wind overhead and the uneasy militias gurgling in the pipe of the Galley Stove draft adrift. Win was sweeping by overhead. Right now. The snow picked up by the mumbling wind fled in level blinding lines across the face of the buried camp if a man stepped out of the tunnels that connected each of the camp buildings beneath the surface. He'd be lost ten paces out there. The slim black finger of the radio mast lifted three hundred feet into the air and at its peak was the clear night sky. A Sky of thin winding wind rushing steadily from beyond to another beyond under the licking curling mantle of the Aurora and off North. The horizon flamed with Queer. Angry colors of the midnight twilight. That was spring three hundred feet above Antarctica at the surface. It was white death. Death of a needle fingered cold driven before the wind sucking heat from any warm thing cold and the white mist of endless everlasting drift the fine fine particles of licking snow that obscured all things kiner. The little scar faced Cook winced five days ago. He had stepped out to the surface to reach a cache of frozen beef he had reached. It started back and the drift wind left out of the south cold white death that streamed across the ground blinded him in twenty seconds. He stumbled on wildly and circles. It was half an hour before rope. Guided men from below found him in the impenetrable Merck. It was easy for a man.
"william f nolan" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season
"Made you found rocket bride. What made you develop that as as publish? This is our flagship offering. Yes we're starting from the ground up having been a A book designer in my career. Kinda having worked with small publishers in my career having come across book that I'm interested in just out of passion. You know that's always the best formula if you're GONNA start a business endeavor because I hopefully. I'm communicating my enthusiasm and I think it's contagious. You know for for science fiction and Horror Fan. You know. I've got something really good to tell people about. And so yeah it really goes there. Aka The thing that that's what spawned this whole endeavor and short order. I've got some other things lined up. I should be working with William F Nolan on another project later in this year. He has a character called contained. Okay we're going to publishing CAN KETA CASEBOOK UK for fans of the X. files or coal check. This is a story of of a paranormal investigator. That combat. You know the things that go bump in the night and it's just a terrific character by legendary Scifi writer straight good things are are developing with with the Rock Book. So but that'd be the next project you say that ought to be the next one if this Depending on the timing of William S Nolan. He's in his eighties but dizzy with Think like five different book projects right now. So it's just a matter of timing before we get to that later this year. So there's that project and also that One hundred top science fiction titles that are in the short term right. Now that will will you be publishing those titles or Republican publishing Both of those. Wow so it's going to be essentially a book on those titles. Is that what? It's going to be one of those sort of like one of those cornerstone books. Your Library. Where if you want a quick hit essay on. Let's say Dune by Frank. Herbert you can you know. Turn to that selection and you'll get like thousand word essay on Kind of breaks down at significant place influence. And it'll it'll treat all the top one hundred chosen in that book In that manner chapter five the dogs were quieter there was a deadly seriousness in their low snarls talend feet scratched at the hard packed. Snow broken chains clinking entangling CONAN shifted abruptly and Barkley could see what lay beyond for a second. He stood frozen that his breath went out and a gusty curse the thing launched itself at Cohn at the powerful arms of the man swung the ice axe flat side. I at what might have been a hand. It scrunched horribly and the tattered flesh ripped by a half dozen savage. Huskies leapt to its feet again. The red eyes glazed with an unearthly hatred and earthly unkillable vitality Barclay. Turn the fire extinguisher on it. The blinding blistering stream of chemical spray. Confused it baffled it together with the savage attacks of the huskies not for long afraid of anything did or could live held at bay. So essentially are you going to have for that project or are you going to be interviewing some of the authors or people or people that are in science fiction that could comment on some of those words especially when the authors no longer with US given the ideas. Tony Gotten as we thought just taken preliminary steps towards this is Having kind of a sub series of the masters of Scifi in our podcast. We're a one minute. Quick hitter on different. Titles you know whether it's storm storm troopers or you know whatever whatever it might be. Chapter Twelve Clark looked up from the Galley stove as Van Wall Barclay McCreevy and benning came in brushing the drift from their clothes. The other men jammed into the AD building continued studiously to do as they were doing. Playing chess. Poker reading ransom was fixing a sledge on the table. Van Norris had their heads together over magnetic data while harvey red tables in a low voice. Doctor Copper snores softly on the bunk. Gary was working with Dutton over a Sheaf of radio messages..
"william f nolan" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season
"Who Goes there is a classic science fiction short story which spawned three movie adaptations the thing from another world John Carpenter's the thing and the recent thing but the story is the basis and the real classic behind those celluloid tales. This podcast will have some audio book samples version from rocket ride books and we'll also hear from rocket rides publisher Anthony Roy Tola. Let's begin. You know this is very exciting. This is a story that goes back with me a long time. So I'm really glad it's Being reissued You know again so I it's it's certainly one. That has a whole appeal. It goes back and spawned two movies too. So obviously it's it's a key one it is you know it's It's been out there but it's sort of been buried and I. I've been using this metaphor as I talk to people about it. That just like the creature at the center of all the action. The story itself has been Kinda frozen. It's been buried in collections It's been obscured by the fact that it it goes originally MS. Who goes there right and that became the thing by John Carpenter? That's the most recent one from the eighties. And then the Howard hawks film the thing from another world in nineteen fifty one. So there's a huge fan base for these movies and the and it's such an original story but you know I would venture to guess that most Fan You know particularly the casual fans but even some of the reading fans. Just don't have an idea that that there's a story behind this can get their hands on because it's been again under a different name who's also written under a pen name by John W Campbell Who used the name? Don a stuart which was a pen name and So it's been a little hard to to uncover for for those reasons but we're getting the word out about it now and we hope to generate a lot of interest in this. How did you get the rights to the story? Well I did some research and I was able to get in touch with the representative of the state of John W Campbell and just negotiate the rights to it. They agreed to Let me do it in both print and audio. That's the other exciting part about. This project is not only are we doing an imprint? But the audio edition is going to be wonderful. Story has a full ensemble of characters I've got a veteran stage actor doing the performance of it. It's just fantastic so Fans are GONNA love it. It's a real dramatic presentation. It's going on about three hours worth of material and audience. So it's a good sized audio book. Actually I have heard part of it and he is. He's very good. Who who's the actress named is? The voice almost sounded familiar to me well. His name's Stephen Cooper and he does a lot of voice over work You know he almost sounds like Donald Fontaine did all the famous trailers. Yes it that the You know funder voice that Gravelly smokey voice. That is perfect for movie trailers and I chose his voice because it puts me in mind especially of kind of those masculine actors in the fifties. Kind of men like Kenneth Tobey in the nineteen fifty one version of the thing from another world. Yes exactly one of the bonuses to as you got William knowing you know of course famous writer to do an Intro to the book too. Yeah William F Nolan To remind your fans out there. He's the creator of Logan's run exactly so fans know those movies and books. He's written several Logan's books he also did the screenplay for burnt offerings and many many other things. He's he's Just a legendary horror writer science fiction writer and mystery writer and holds awards and all those genres and in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight because he was successful with. Logan's run engineer. I'm asked him to write a screen treatment for it and goes there and that's what we're re republishing that well actually never been published before. This is the full time it's imprint. It's it's just a terrific Very scary cinematic alternate take on the story. That of course fans know that John Carpenter came along and a few years later his idea got chosen when they green lit the production of it But this is just terrific. Version that fans of both. Campbell and the thing. These are going to greatly appreciate. I'm glad it's finally seen the light of day. Some capacity sites. When does the book actually become available? It will be available through rocket ride books dot com as well as Amazon DOT com. Okay so it'll be easy to order online. That sounds great. That sounds like a great way to do it. That's fantastic so why. Why this particular story? Why did you choose this? Well you know like you had said I I've been I have become aware of it And in my case I only came aware of just a few years ago which goes to show that some fans are overlooking the story and As I started looking into it I realized like I mentioned before that it's been skewered. People don't know what's out there. You have to buy a large collection of John. Campbell's work sometimes to get get to this particular story right but it's so important so influential you think about it the movie that was made in Nineteen fifty one That was the same year that the day the your stood still came out and called of course this spawned that whole golden age of Scifi. Lindsay's that we we look back on now. Sure sure enough you look at the opening. Titles you see John Campbell's name you see that That was a story. That Howard hawks it options in order to to make that movie so I think anything That can be done now to raise awareness of John Campbell. And that's the other story here you know not. That's just about getting awareness. Who Goes there? W Campbell is a towering figure in science fiction is credited with being you know the father of modern sci-fi almost single handedly created modern science fiction Isaac Asimov referred to him as the most powerful force in science fiction ever and in in his influence. That we we got Robert Heinlein and and has of and Theodore sturgeon among others because among Campbell's careers. He was not only a writer producing popular stories but he an editor and he groomed all the talent that became generation that shape that golden age of science fiction chapter three Blair jumped in front of Conan to protect his precious find. No just no forms of life. For Pete's sake let me finish. You can't thaw higher forms of life and have them come to wait a moment. Now hold it. A fish can come to after freezing because it's so low a form of life that the individual cells of its body can revive and that alone is enough to reestablish life. Any higher forms thought out that way. You're dead though. The individual cells revived the die because there must be organization and cooperative effort to live. That cooperation cannot be reestablished. There is a sort of potential life in any uninjured. Quick Frozen Animal. But it can't can't under any circumstances become active life in higher animals. The higher animals are too complex to delegate. This is an intelligent creature as high in its evolution as we are in hours perhaps higher it is as dead as a frozen man would be. How do you know demanded Conan hefting? The ICE axe. He had seized a moment before commander Gary later restraining hand on his heavy shoulder. Wait a minute coenen. I want to get this straight. I agree that there is going to be no thawing of this thing. If there is the remotest chance of its revival. I quite agree that it is much too unpleasant to have alive but I had no idea that was the remote possibility Dr Copper pulled his pipe from between his teeth and he his stocky. Dark Body from the monkey had been sitting in Blair's being technical. That's dead as dead as the mammoths they find frozen in Siberia. Potential life is like atomic energy there but nobody can get it out and it certainly won't release itself Accepting Mirror cases as whereas radium in the chemical analogy. We have all sorts of proof that things don't live after being frozen not even fish generally speaking and no proof that higher animal life can under any circumstances. What's the point Blair? Little biologist shook himself the little rough of hair standing out around his bald pate waved and righteous anger. The point is he said in an injured tone that the individual cells might show the characteristics they had in life. If it is properly thought Ammann's muscle cells live many hours after he has died just because they live and a few things like hair and fingernail cells still live. You wouldn't accuse a core of being Zombie or something now. If I thought this right I may have a chance to determine what sort of world it's native to we don't and we can't know by any other means whether it came from Earth or Mars or Venus or from beyond the stars and just because it looks unlike men you don't have to accuse it of being evil or vicious or something maybe that expression on its face as its equivalent to resignation to fate. Why does the color of mourning to the Chinese if men could have different customs? Why can't a so different race have different understandings of facial expression chapter four Conan felt an unreasonable desire to pour the contents of the lamps? Reservoir over the thing in its box and drop a cigarette into it. The three red eyes glared up at him. Sightlessly the ruby eyeballs reflecting murky smokey rays of light. He realized vaguely that he had been looking at them for a very long time. Even vaguely understood that they were no longer sightless but it did not seem importance of no more importance than the labored. Slow motion of the tentacular things that sprouted from the base of the scrawny slowly pulsing neck CONAN picked up the pressure lap and return to his chair. He sat down staring at the pages of mathematics before him. The clocking of the counter was strangely less disturbing the Russell of the coals and the stove. No longer.
"william f nolan" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Twenty six thousand nine hundred fifty four in the newspapers of that Tuesday sixty six years ago. These were some of the headlines Than Eisenhower openly call for defeat of the bricker occur amendment yesterday on grounds would cripple allied defense plans and impair hopes for peace including his famous Adam. Sharing Program is strong sand stand contained in the letter the Senate Republican leader. William F. Nolan signaled the start of a bitter fight between the administration and the Senate faction led by Senator John W bricker the Republican of Ohio which is seeking to curb presidential treaty powers. Nolan said efforts to reach a compromise will continue breakers said the president was misled however and declared his intent to fight light for his amendment in its present form President Heison hours Congress yesterday for a Billion Dollar slum prevention program new aid to help low income Bam lease buy homes and stand by financial tools to encourage housing construction in case of depression in a special message to Congress. The president said his aim miss to assure that all Americans might live in decent homes in wholesome neighborhoods. He asked for aggressive and positive leadership by the federal government to make this possible. The talk of the housewives boycott against skyrocketing coffee prices developed yesterday as Senator Gillette urge multiple federal action to bring the brew down the Earth again denounced recent price rises as stemming from gambling and speculative coups and he told the Senate. The situation is excusable L.. Rapidly approaching the intolerable the Iowa Senate over call pro five-way attacked by federal agencies including possible action under US antitrust laws and and legislation by Congress to put a tax unborn copy traitors operating in this country from Berlin Russia's via Molotov fired his heaviest propaganda handguns at the United States in the opening session at a big four foreign ministers conference yesterday and battered Western hope for European. Several the Kremlin offering no concessions concessions to Soviet foreign minister lashed American policy from the yellow to the Rhine as endangering world. Peace in forty four minutes Molotov smoke nearly five thousand words words of her charges. The Russian attack followed an opening address by France's is yours and Britain's Anthony Eden in which they urged Russia to to agree to start reunification of Germany with three elections refused to consider any abandonment of the Atlantic defense system or European arms with German manpower regardless list of Soviet fears and calling for the immediate granting of Austria's independence now nine years overdue in Washington. The Pentagon ordered dishonorable honorable discharges for twenty one American former prisoners of war who have elected to cast their lot with their communist captors the Pentagon's decision to give dishonorable discharges. The remaining twenty. One was a major shift from the army's original position that the men be given undesirable discharges which are far less drastic three Democrats kratz. Who quit the Senate investigation subcommittee six months ago on a coral with Chairman McCarthy? Either Republican Wisconsin received concessions for him yesterday which she said remove the the barrier to their return. Senator mclamb Arkansas who led the walkout last July and he quarterback them in yesterday's peace talks with McCarthy said of the negotiated took it fully warns the return of the Democratic members or appointment of other Democrats to secede any of the three who may refuse for any reason to go back Ernest. Hemingway arrived in Entebbe. Uganda yesterday clutching a bunch of bananas and a bottle of Gin after surviving two plane crashes in the Elephant Country Country of Gonda. His head was swapped in bandages and his arm was injured. But the celebrated American author equipped my luck. Fee is running very good and from Cedar Bluffs. Virginia Police Sergeant Jeff Brown look down at the fifth grade youngster. He suspected of breaking into a service station and said sternly. You might as well tell us all about it. We took fingerprints at the station and all we have to do is compare them to yours the boy about thirteen replied. I'll be glad to give giving my fingerprints but they won't prove in. I wore gloves though..
"william f nolan" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Richard Matheson who I've talked about before and we'll talk about again Robert Bloch who did psycho so Who Else Harlan Ellison who did a the very best star trek episode the city on the edge of forever Charles Beaumont? WHO's probably the most prolific all all of them? He wrote the seven faces of Dr Allow and several twilight zone episodes. George Klay Johnson William F Nolan. They both worked on. Logan's run all these guys were friends and anything by them is incredible any anthology. You can find by yeah. Them is definitely worth a read. Especially Charles Boom Aunts and and of course ray Bradbury's but the novel is he's got this setting and the setting is like a town that's invaded by this carnival and even want his anthologies his short fiction anthologies is called dark are carnival. He loved the setting bradberry loves carnival he loves the weird and unusual. He loves using mirrors as symbolism. For what the truth with is a lot of his stories and books. All this stuff is used. He's sort of a master of like foreshadowing and mood and symbolism for me like a lot of the a lot of and I don't want to say garbage but a lot of the things that like eighth grade and ninth grade. English teachers give their kids stor read. They should be giving them something wicked. This way comes. This is a book you should read when you are a freshman to understand foreshadowing wing symbolism how to create mood. I mean it's just sort of a a lesson it's like a clinic and how to write a scary foreboding Story and it blends horror with just sort of the fantastic and supernatural. It's really good and Ed Very much is about a dark carnival that comes to town and start sort of taking over the citizens in various ways and how these two adolescent kids are going to stop it with the help of of an aging father. Will's father who's who's a little bit old in the book and that that plays into one of the themes but I think it's the classic example of how the Genre can sometimes get no respect because As far as literary prowess goes I think I think Bradbury's got it just as much as anybody but you know a lot of times. These Wurster just looked at US pulpy but it's great great it's classic good versus evil and just like you you were just talking about it and how you like this one better to me era mind. This reminds me a lot of it but it is written in thrift and I just like it better..
"william f nolan" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Mortgage banker is always joined by Kevin bound, that's bound like town, local real estate broker all around. Good guy thanksgiving advice. I hope good advice to Oliver is out there. This is our fourteenth and a half year on the radio and tenth year at Kilby J J fourteen years, total doing right to doing this show. I'm very happy happy that ten years ago we decided to come over here. It was a. Yeah. It was a good move. It was a very good move. And, and I just want to tell all of our listeners, I appreciate you guys. But some of our long-term listeners who, who call enter Texas and test are. Metal every single we get some good Sidewinders though. We do we do. Let's go to Hank. Hank. Thanks for calling. You had a question for us. Hey guys, I really appreciate you taking my call. Thank you. Great. I wish I wasn't t- every weekend. And I by the way. I walked by your place, everything every day taking my tour. I live thirteenth in Guadalupe pin condos. Yeah. Yeah, I wanna ask you, you know, I bought the place in nineteen eighty nine so you can imagine. Yeah. About it for thirty eight thousand bucks. Wow. There's a lesson right there in real estate. Yeah, good job. Thank you. But I want to ask you guys question one of the smartest guys I've ever known Mr.. William use Nolan said when you pay off your, your house in Texas or your property, whether house kinda whatever if you turn, I think it's either sixty fifty to sixty five your house is paid off guns paid off. You can go south in a sense. You file something with the contractor, then state, then you go to the county, somehow, you basically, are delinquent so to speak on your taxes, but you can't get turning out of your house by not paying the taxes, but wouldn't you sell the property or die in my case? That's deducted from sales price is Gino, have you heard of that laws over sixty? Five exemption that fleas as some of the taxes is little some homes that some protections. This is different. Says, you, you file something with the contro or, and they can't basically it's so I guess, you guys know this know, so basically, you don't pay your taxes until you sell her die, the property, then they collect for me. Correct. And there's a form these you pay with the state konczal. There's not pay, but there's a phony files contrel, and then you go to the Travis county in this case, and you used to go south on all of your tax until you die, and seen I'm, I'm still watching have seen. There's a big bigger estate in Tarrytown where they, they've been delinquent on their property taxes in there some delinquency, with the IRS for, for now going on over two years and have been kicked out, and it's interesting. It's there's a lot of equity in the property, and it's appreciating at a rate that's faster than both of those numbers are accruing, even with their penalty fees. And so I do suspect that there's, there's likely some case where the taxing authorities would. Instead of foreclosing on it would allow the they essentially become their, their fees accrue, and they get their money at the end of the right. Well, with Texas home state laws, what they are. You know, at that's a great question. I wish we had layer Gaddis on the show. Today is the Williamson county tax collector snake? Maybe say if you're listening, give us a call. We could likely inside. Hey, you know what we said everybody tests are metal every week and this is something we didn't know so guess what? We're going to do. We're gonna find out so people listening in we appreciate you go. They say death and taxes are the only to certain things. And so if this turns out to be uncertain, if they're also any listeners that can tell us out how to cheat death. We want you to. That would be great.
"william f nolan" Discussed on All The Kings Men
"Talent. I this is completely probably rock. But it feels to me like now that the world of professional sports is as lucrative as it is in a if you are third line guy, you could be making two or three million dollars a year whereas twenty years ago while thirty years ago, Wayne Gretzky was barely making three million dollars a year. It seems to me like your opportunity to find quality players deeper rounds of the draft has to be way higher just because these kids right from the young age, they have individual, you know, skills coaches, and their parents are on board and their whole lives are geared towards being a professional athlete. Whereas, you know, we had Kyle Calder on one time. And he said he was literally it was the doc Hollywood scout was driving through his town. Car broke down while he's waiting for it to get fixed. He went and washed a bunch of kids playing Sheni. And boom one of them was called like that was his path to the to the. NHL? I mean, I feel like third rounders fourth rounders even fifth sixth seventh. You know? It's not that shocking. If you get a quality pick out of it. Yeah. And now you don't have to worry about size. Right. Right. Well, th there's there's a lot of room for guys that are five nine hundred seventy pounds that can score. Brayden point in Tampa Bay, Johnny good Gujral Brad Marchand. There's so many of your look at the top twenty five scores this year. Most of them are under twenty five and I would say probably half of them aren't big players, right? Nikita kucherov is not a huge guy. And that's where I think Tampa Bay when we played them this year they had like three or four their top five scores were either sinus free agents, not drafted at all. I don't know. It's Tyler Johnson in that category or third fourth round picks like Brayden point. So that that's where I go back to its on the scouts. You've got to find these guys they're out there. They're guys was skill that now can succeed in the NHL because of the rule changes her John Davidson say the same thing on Sirius XM, and he was saying how they're they're kind of home grown in their talent in Columbus. And how they've drafted. Well, and the players who are playing this Columbus team that just upset. Tampa Bay in the playoffs were players who had come up through their H L system, and Cleveland, and maybe had some playoff experience. There got beat the last couple of seasons in the playoffs by Pittsburgh, Washington, whoever. And and that's how they're built is basically a homegrown. It's taken them several years to get there to get to that point. It's not something that happens overnight. You can't do it in one year or two years. But look where they've come. Now. Look how far they've come you sprinkle in a couple of free agents. But most of that talent is homegrown you draft the talent. And look where they're at. Now. They just pulled off one of the biggest upsets NHL history. Did not sports didn't Cleveland beat Antero and the conference fine us. Yeah. Two or three years ago? Yeah. Yeah. Johnson non drafted. Yeah. Okay. I thought so. Yeah. I mean, again, this is where you have to like, I don't know. I guess from what rob is told me and some of the other scouts. I've talked to throughout the course of this past season. You know, the top what maybe six the top ten picks. We're gonna wind up in the NHL at age eighteen next year, certainly the top three maybe the top five and then maybe a couple after that. But, you know, your chances are better if you have seven of the top one hundred ten picks or whatever it is as opposed to having three. So and again, you don't have to. Oh, we've got he's got to be six two and he's got a skate while you don't need to be six to anymore. So to be clear, it doesn't hurt. It doesn't hurt. No. And that's another point. I'd like to make. Here. The game is changing younger faster quicker to me the bottom line is when the kings go for their first round pick. You're gonna get the best player available. Right. Whether he's six four or five eight, and if there's a guy out there that's going to turn onto beyond J copay tar, you take him even though he's not fast and quick, right? He's a puck possession guy that you know plays. Well, defensively bulb in will average appoint came. I mean, go for the best player if the kings had better players they'd be better team, whether they faster quicker, not and that I'm going off in all different directions. Here. I'm just I'm loving every second. I'm just kind of going back to all the questions we got during the course of the season. We're we're the kings at teen that tried to transition into playing the new way of the NHL with a roster that was not compatible to do that. And I think that came into play. And maybe they're realized. Too late and they were trying to go back to where where they were puck possession, t- bigger and our to play against and that you getting back to my original thought here before I digressed and eighteen different directions. That's where I think just get good players. Good players know how to play the game. I don't care if they're fast and quick or big and strong. If a guy can score thirty five goals and can't skate put them on your Oster thirty five goals as thirty five goal. I wanna hug you. And didn't you just say Jesse didn't you just say didn't you tweet out something to the effect? And I don't have the wording exactly right by Columbus. Played a heavy game. Yeah. And like a puck possession game to be Tampa. And people say, well, that's dead. You can't play that style and win anymore. They just swept the best team this year in the NHL. If Darryl Sutter heard you talking about that day, he would kiss you. I'm going to say where but he would kiss you take let me ask you. But it's true. It's an we all know we've all seen enough NHL playoff series. The first round has always the most physical. It's all right. Do you have what it takes to survive? Not only past the first round. But to go another six weeks, if you win the first round, so yeah, I mean the emphasis I mean, look at the Vegas San Jose series right now that that's. More old time hockey than. Than anything you see during the regular season. The game changes the game changes in the playoffs. And and to me, that's why if you have enough good players that are very types. You're better off you're better off. Well, I mean, you just go up and down the roster of both winning teams for the king's plenty of guys on both rosters that weren't slow. Whether it's Brad Richardson, Gabric Williams Jordan Nolan, right? The guys that are not breaking point. But that are not slow. Let's not go around the playoffs. Really quickly is somebody going to die in Boston? Toronto.
"william f nolan" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"Ooh. Yeah. Yeah. Has to be. That's like that's what he does all day. So at least got to do is to go hunt. Vampires you start in the beginning of the day, you make sure your home safe at night, I'm gonna it's perfectly reasonable anyway, who's tally. The you mentioned earlier that there is ten minutes of setting the story up. I gave a brief lurk, but not enough of a look to found a satisfactory answer. I think that in nineteen seventy seventy-two the typical length of a TV episode after you've stripped it of commercials was about fifty minutes if I'm not mistaken. This was very strange in my mind in that you have the the bits where Norlisk calls is publisher. And they talk about how bad it is. Or how I can't do it. You gotta hear these tapes. And now, I gotta talk to you. I gotta talk to you today. So then they have the whole bit where he goes down. And he sits around waiting for lunch and nothing happens. And then he calls, and we Norlisk ignoring and we see then we seem go back, and it's like a week later, the publisher context Norlisk attorney, and he tells the attorney to look into. To it. And so the attorney looks into it, and then the Terni catches up with publisher days later, apparently, you're right to be worried. I found in the whole stuff about writing up and down on the cable car, and and and go into the club. And and and then finally the publisher goes to Norlisk place, and and starts to process now this movie was one hundred seventy two minutes long. So if they could just kill twenty two minutes with the framing stuff, this would effectively be about what one episode of the New Orleans tapes as TV series would be like probably have about the same pacing. You know, what they would have to cut it up under normal normal circumstances, which is another tip off that they're probably going for a pilot that in the big number one in the number two on the tape. But anyway, this one was written issue by William F Nolan. You familiar with him? I don't. I am not Richard Matheson, who did the night stalker was famous TV writer short story, novelist. Concentrated a lot on horror stories he'd written the movie duel, which I think you owe. But yes. Star Trek stories. He's written says, we'll leave if Nolan also a multiple award winning horror SCI fi writer, also Star Trek the twilight zone, he and George Clayton. Johnson did Logan's run. And I mean, the novels on then William Nolan wrote the rest of the novels. He's he's won countless awards. He's won. Are. He's written comedy things. I guess he's got a Sam space series, which is sort of a comedy science fiction detective PI sort of thing. He's done biographies. I know he's gonna buy of Dashiell Hammett out there. So there's there's a connection that popped in my brain. When I was thinking about the the writing. It's like, oh, yeah. He's definitely trying to do the old PI pastiche there with a gun metal sky and all that kind of stuff. I mean, the guy has got a ton of a ton of work behind him. It's not it's not bad. I'm the premise of the story is I grown when they said, oh, the blood's been drained out of the body after admit that that was the one part in the story that that I just really it has to be a blood drain. Traders. Well, it's back tonight. Stocker it's like, it's another blood draining thing, and yes, they had a good reason for it could reason for it from the in universe story kind of which I thought was novel though, I don't need it to survive. I don't need to vibe. It's like I'm have to make this blood body for this demon. I mean, okay. That's that's the kind of weird stuff I can expect. I I appreciate it. It was as ambi- go. It wasn't your standard zombie wasn't your standard vampire it. It had all the marks. I I thought it was a decent premise for this supernatural story. It. 'execution perhaps it was definitely tweet for jump scares Danker..