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Bill Paxton’s part in Barnes and Barnes’s “Fish Heads”

When I talked to Billy Mumy in 2015 in conjunction with the Blu-ray release of Lost in Space: The Complete Series,┬áthe topic of conversation was squarely on the show, as well it should’ve been, given that that’s why we’d gotten … Continue reading

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2016: Random Roles Revisited, Pt. 2

Here we go: it’s time for part two of my look back at the Random Roles interviews I’ve done over the course of 2016! I can’t say I’m not disappointed that this is part two of two, especially when there … Continue reading

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2016: Random Roles Revisited, Pt. 1

For the past few years, I’ve entertained myself – and hopefully at least a few of you folks, too – by pulling together sort of a highlight reel of the Random Roles interviews I’ve done over the course of the … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Alan Thicke

2016 sucks. I was fortunate enough to chat with the late Alan Thicke on three occasions – twice on the phone, once in person – and on each occasion he was absolutely just as nice as you’d want the man … Continue reading

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After failing to secure an interview, one can sometimes find solace in past successes

A few weeks ago, I got an email that thrilled me to no end. It was an invite to a junket for the new Warren Beatty film, Rules Don’t Apply, where I would’ve had the opportunity to screen the film … Continue reading

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Late Night with Kevin Curran

The man you see before you is Kevin Curran. If that sentence seems familiar, it’s because it’s the same one I used to open the piece I wrote for this site upon learning of his death during the last week … Continue reading

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Can you hear my ‘Heart Beat’? Well, not exactly…

If you listened to any or all of the first six episodes of my podcast, Obscurity Knocks, I’d like to offer my formal apology for the fact that you haven’t yet had the opportunity hear a seventh episode. It hasn’t … Continue reading

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Your bonus Nick Nolte anecdote

When I do Random Roles interviews for the AV Club, it’s become an increasingly rare occurrence for an anecdote to get dropped from a piece, and on the cases when it does happen, it’s generally for a legitimate reason. As … Continue reading

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Kevin Curran is gone, but his “Circus” story will live forever

The man you see before you is Kevin Curran. As you may suspect from the familiar characters in the background of this photo, he has a connection to The Simpsons: he’s credited with co-producing almost 300 episodes of the series. … Continue reading

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Boldly Going Where I’ve Gone Before for Star Trek’s 50th

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek, and while I may not have the same budget available to me as CBS-Paramount, I nonetheless wanted to mark the occasion somehow. As such, I decided to delve … Continue reading

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