Neil deGrasse Tyson and Yours Truly On Choosing Mentors

Mar 14

Hi, guys, I just heard Neil deGrasse Tyson talk about selecting roles models on NPR’s Science Friday and it was so articulate and on the money I wanted to share it with you. Dr. Tyson said, “For me, role models is an overrated concept, because typically when you look for a role model you’re trying to find someone who looks like you or grew up where you grew up...

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If You Can Stay I’ll Blow You Up

Mar 10

Okay, so here’s the thing:  the people I most admire in showbiz are those who don’t wait to be picked but just get on with the job of making stuff. A prime example is my friend Neil Johnson, with whom I’m doing the Secret Science Fiction TV Project.  Neil’s made a number of profitable science fiction films and is currently completing ALIEN...

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On a Note of Excellence

Mar 01

I just learned that I’m nominated for a second Saturn Award (I won last year) for producing and doing the audio commentaries for the Twilight Zone Blu-ray, and I wanted to use this occasion as an opportunity to talk about excellence. I think it’s pretty clear that Rod Serling’s work on Twilight Zone represents a high point in what television can...

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