Celebrating the Unpopular Arts

Just a Drive-By, Sort-Of Column.

We are dealing with a great deal of chaos in our home this last couple of weeks, most of it involving tedious and grating chores that the kids today all lump under the label “adulting.” It has frankly been a giant time-suck. So much so that I thought I would take last week off and try to get caught up on all of it.

Sadly, I’m still not ahead of everything. But I hate to miss two weeks in a row. So here are a couple of links.


I was on another episode of Radio Vs. The Martians.

These “fun-size” episodes, I think, are more entertaining than the regular ones, but that’s me. Link here.


And here is something wonderful that my old friend Joe sent me: Patrick McGoohan talking to a group of students about The Prisoner.


And finally, I wanted to share with you all the website of the Archive of American Television.

Specifically, all the terrific interviews. I know I’ve mentioned this site before but you really can just lose yourself for hours listening to actors, producers, and writers all talking about their experiences making things that turned out to have enormous impact on popular culture. Here’s a snippet from the one with Leonard Nimoy, talking about how he got hired for Star Trek.

And here’s Harlan Ellison on his time with the Twilight Zone revival.

So there you go. That should amuse and divert you, even if it’s not an actual, y’know, column.

Back next week with a real column about something cool. I hope.


  1. Edo Bosnar

    Thanks for posting the interviews – just got through listening to the the Ellison one. I really liked the part where he’s praising Alan Brennert. Couldn’t agree with him more on that.
    And thanks for linking the page; I know you’ve mentioned it before somewhere, but this time I bookmarked it. There’s tons of interesting stuff there, I’m particularly interested in the Dorothy Fontana interview about Star Trek.

    1. Edo Bosnar

      No argument from me – “The Autobiography of Bruce Wayne” is probably me favorite Batman story, and I’d argue the best Batman story ever.
      I only wish he had written more comics, but I treasure the HC book that collects all of his DC output.

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