I remember the first time I heard the powerful words, “Space: the final frontier,” and how it carried the air of something special. I still get a small chill every time I hear them. There are so few shows that can deliver that kind of impact and elicit that kind of emotion. So many times, I’ve had a great hope that a show can reconnect me with those missing qualities from the golden age of sci-fi; only to be duped in to watching a quickly thrown together story/plot that’s counting on half way decent special effects to carry it through. Where is the passion? Where is the originality? Most importantly, where is the inspiration? They truly don’t make them like they used to. But, someone believes that they can, and that someone is Marc Zicree.
Marc has practically carved out his own section in the sci-fi genre, working on titles like Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II, Babylon 5, and Sliders. (I’m naming only a few of a very long list.) Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Marc in length about his new crowd funded project, Space Command. Marc tells me what it’s like to see Space Command grow so quickly on Kick Starter, and how excited and appreciative he is to see everyone’s support.
There are a few noteworthy items to mention about the audio below:
1) I had initially intended on this being a written interview, but after hearing how passionate and charismatic Marc is, I knew that people had to actually hear Marc speak about Space Command.
2) At the time of this interview (06/01/2012), Space Command had raised approximately $130,000.00. Today, as I’m writing this, Space Command has raised over $158,000, and shows absolutely no sign of slowing down.
3) This interview took place before the passing of one of Marc’s good friends, Ray Bradbury, whom he talks about visiting often.
An Interview with Space Command Creator Marc Zicree
To get involved in supporting Space Command, be sure to visit the Kickstarter page. Also, don’t forget their regular home on the web at http://pledgespacecommand.com!