Hard to believe we’re in the final days of our SPACE COMMAND Kickstarter campaign!
The time has gone by SO fast -- and we’ve made so many great friends along the way.
Iain McCaig, my dear friend and brilliant character designer of STAR WARS and many great films, is busily painting his incredible designs for our SPACE COMMAND characters.
Recently, he stopped by our spaceship set and we recorded a candid conversation about working together and why we strive to create meaningful work. You can watch it here:
It’s been very busy the last few days, with many interviews, including the Wall Street Journal and numerous podcasts, radio shows and fan sites around the world. Here’s a link to the Trekland interview Larry Nemecek did with me: http://larrynemecek.blogspot.com/2012/07/stv-marc-zicree-and-space-command.html?m=1
I’ve been talking with many of our wonderful cast and crewmembers, including Dean Haglund, famed Lone Gunman of THE X-FILES. What a great guy!
Doug Drexler, Andy Probert and the great design team continue to work on the spacesuit. Here’s one of Andy’s latest cool illustrations:
Our intrepid co-producer and composer David Raiklen has been busily creating wonderful music cues for SPACE COMMAND. Here’s just a sample of it, exclusive to YOU:
It’s amazing how much is coming together so early in our creative journey. It’s hard to remember that only two months ago no one had even heard of SPACE COMMAND, and now we’re making headlines around the world!
And things only promise to get busier in the next few days, which will include…
I headed down to the Con this morning, leaving from the super-cool Union Station, where BLADE RUNNER was filmed.
In fact, this wooden structure was actually BUILT for BLADE RUNNER!
And mentioning BLADE RUNNER, I just had an in-depth conversation with the terrific James Hong, who played Chew in BLADE RUNNER (“I only make eyes…”).
I very much want him to play the role of The Historian in SPACE COMMAND. After Comic-Con I’ll be sending him a DVD of “World Enough and Time” and the SPACE COMMAND series bible and script to further enlist his interest and participation.
On the train, I ran into my old friend Paul Dini, famed writer from BATMAN – THE ANIMATED SERIES, CLONE WARS and LOST. He and I go way back to the beginning of our careers, when we both wrote for HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE.
We spent the entire trip catching up and talking about some of the incredible folks we’ve gotten to know in our careers and personal lives, including George Lucas, J.J. Abrams and Ray Bradbury.
Here’s a shot that was snapped on the train of us:
We look like the masks of comedy and tragedy -- but Paul’s a really funny guy!
Now I’m down in San Diego, getting ready for our SPACE COMMAND festivities.
We’ve got TONS of stuff happening at the Con, and a lot of it YOU can be part of, whether or not you make it down to San Diego!
First off, we’ll be posting videos of our panel and also the various friends of the project we run into. Plenty of surprises in store!
I have signings scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with Doug Drexler, Iain McCaig and some of our SPACE COMMAND stars.
Our Big Comic Con SPACE COMMAND panel will be Friday night 8:30 to 9:30 PM in room 5AB, where we’ll be premiering a new trailer with spectacular images, Iain McCaig will be unveiling his incredible designs of our characters (including of Doug Jones, who will also be on the panel, along with Christina Moses and Katharine McEwan), Michael Reaves and I will be talking about coming storylines, David Raiklen will be debuting SPACE COMMAND music – and much more!
Our SPACE COMMAND Countdown Comic Con Party will be Saturday July 14th at the Embassy Suites from 6 to 9 PM, with a live feed so you can count down to the end of our campaign at midnight Eastern Standard Time!
I’ll also be on panels about self-publishing (which includes Kickstarter and SPACE COMMAND, in the broadest definition) and a memorial to my dear friend Ray Bradbury, with fellow panelists William F. Nolan, Margaret Atwood, Mark Evanier and others.
And here’s THE SUPER-COOLEST PART – THAT YOU CAN BE PART OF!
Iain McCaig had an AMAZING idea for the Comic-Con panel, a contest where one lucky fan in the audience will be chosen to be drawn by Iain as an original SPACE COMMAND alien!
Iain will design and draw this LIVE ONSTAGE and the fan will get a signed copy of the drawing and appear in the first SPACE COMMAND movie!
But I had a further thought – why not make this available to our backers too?
So for any SPACE COMMAND backer who pledges $50 or more by the end of our campaign, there will be a drawing and one of you will get to have Iain design YOU as an original SPACE COMMAND alien – and either you or the drawing (your choice) will be in the film!
Wow! If I weren’t in charge of all this, I’d be lining up to have a shot at it!
Lastly, there are only THREE DAYS left in our campaign!!!! So anything you can do to pledge, spread the word, do anything to help us get as healthy a budget as possible to make this dream come true is much appreciated.
As always, YOU make it happen… and it’s happening in the most amazing way.
All good thoughts your way,