TVC 529.5: Walter Koenig talks to Ed about the events that led to his being cast as Alfred Bester on Babylon 5. 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 is available in hardcover and as an eBook through Jacobs Brown Media Group.Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click the link below to get started:https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
037- Fondly Fahrenheit, by Alfred Bester, 1954Wherein a smart Android and a dumb Man team up, for crime!Ruiz Tremello & Marguerite are in Bilbo, Morocco, where they've been imprisoned for various reasons, and are discussing Alfred Bester's 1954 short story, "Fondly Fahrenheit". Marguerite thinks that this is one of the darkest stories we've done so far on the podcast, but Ruiz isn't sure; all he knows is that Alfred Bester has spun a tale so shocking that it has inspired (or informed) countless tropes that we all each of us encounter (no doubt) on a daily basis.Also, what an interesting economy he's come up with: someone should write some kind of paper.
Special Guests: Jad SmithOn this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Professor Jad Smith about his book, Alfred Bester, part of the University of Illinois Press series, Masters of Science Fiction.Bester, a master craftsman of prose, is best known for his seminal sci-fi books The Stars My Destination and The Demolished Man.Links:Buy Alfred Bester by Jad SmithBuy The Stars My Destination by Alfred BesterBuy The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
Scott and Steve are joined by debut author, Laura Lam, to discuss The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester. The response to the book from listeners and all three hosts was varied, but on the whole it seemed positive. In this episode we discuss the characters, the story, areas we all struggled with, influences and references to other works of fiction.Our next book club selection will be The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle. We'll be talking about it on week commencing January 7th 2013 so be sure to let us know what you think of the book. Anne Lyle has also agreed to come onto the podcast and answer any questions from the listeners. You can send in general feedback on the book and questions via Twitter or the Good Reads forum. Download