We’ll play Part 2 of our conversations with Walter Koenig and Paul Robert Coyle on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Mar. 12-14 at the following times and venues:
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This week’s program will include Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with Walter Koenig, the actor known around the world as Mr. Chekhov on the original Star Trek TV series (and the first seven Star Trek movies) and Alfred Bester on Babylon 5. Among the topics this week: We’ll talk about the broad audience appeal of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; some of Walter’s memorable experiences at fan conventions; and how playing Bester on Babylon 5, in some ways, brought his career full circle. Walter Koenig will join us in our second hour.
Walter’s memoir, Beaming Up and Getting Off: Life Before and Beyond Star Trek, walks you through Walter’s growing up years as the son of Russian immigrants in 1940s Manhattan; his formative years as an actor with the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York (where Walter learned his craft alongside such classmates as Christopher Lloyd, Brenda Vaccaro, Jessica Walter, James Caan, and Dabney Coleman); his lifelong love of theatre; and his deep appreciation for the many opportunities that Star Trek continues to give him. Beaming Up and Getting Off: Life Before and Beyond Star Trek is available in hardcover and as an eBook through Jacobs Brown Media Group.
Our first hour will include a return visit with television writer and producer Paul Robert Coyle. While Paul’s appearance earlier this year focused on his experience writing for private detective shows, this week he’ll tell us how he transitioned into writing for sci-fi and fantasy, including such iconic shows as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Paul’s memoir, Swords, Starships and Superheroes, not only includes great behind-the-scenes stories of his experiences on such shows as The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, CHiPs, Crazy Like a Fox, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Incredible Journeys, and Stephen King’s The Dead Zone, but includes many useful tips on how to pursue a career as a professional writer—whether you want to write for television or any other form.
Also this week: We will welcome Darren Wadyko, the distributor of Betty White’s The Pet Set: The Complete Series, an excellent new DVD set featuring all thirty-nine episodes of the syndicated talk show from 1971 that Betty White always considered to be among her favorite projects. While everyone know Betty White for the characters she played on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Hot in Cleveland and The Golden Girls, The Pet Set blended White’s lifelong passion for animals of all kind, both domestic and wild, with her gift for conversation and her many skills in unscripted television. Now available for public viewing for the first time in fifty years, Betty White’s The Pet Set: The Complete Series also includes a host of extra features, including documentaries about White’s long association with game shows and her years hosting experimental television (both in Los Angeles and on a national level), plus rarely seen episodes of White’s first two sitcoms, Life with Elizabeth and A Date with The Angels. Darren Wadkyo will join us in our second hour.
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