Slice of SciFi #259: Interview with Paul Salamoff (Writer, “Logan’s Run” Comics)

In the News:

  • SciFi to SciFact: Deflector Shields.
  • “American Vampires” has hit stores.
  • Fantasy to Fact: Invisibility Cloak

Krazy Joe’s Punch in the Junk: Joe has a punch for the execs at ABC and Disney for canceling “At the Movies.”

Movie Talk:

  • Darryl Zanuck defends making “Clash of the Titans” 3-D
  • An update on “X-Men: First Class”

Slice of Trivia: This week Kurt in St. George tests the studio crew with clips.   Can you figure it what they are before the studio crew does?  Email your clips to Kurt at Slice of Trivia. Your entries could get picked and played on the show.

TV Talk: What’s coming up next on “Chuck?” Producer Chris Fedak offers hints for season 3.1.

Interview: This week, we talk to Paul Salamoff, a writer for the “Logan’s Run” comic with BlueWater Comics.

In the Future:

  • Godzilla is rising from the depths again.
  • Paul W.S. Anderson will direct a reboot of “Buck Rodgers”

Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. Keep your comments brief, or funny, and maybe you’ll hear your message on the voicemail show! See you next week with fresh new content.

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  1. ejdalise says

    I would comment, but don’t want to be confused for the Arkle.

    Oh, what the heck! . . . I’m used to it by now.

    1) I wonder if the electromagnetic pulse armor would work against ceramic or polymer-based projectiles.

    2) Chuck is veering more and more away from comedy and into the realm of drama. Yes, still technically a comedy, but I’m not laughing as much as I used to.

    3) One of the best interviews I’ve heard in recent times.

    4) question: Just as sometimes you forgo the interview to expand the “talk” portions, why not occasionally why not forgo the “talk” and expand the interview?

    4a) Often it’s hinted the actual conversation with the guests are longer than the interview. Ever considered making the raw recording available?

    5) . . . . I got nothing else.

  2. says

    1) Hm. Probably not. Good question though!

    2) Agreed. I think a big part of that is how they were intent on wrapping it up. They were ramping up the emotional content instead of the yucks. I think it also goes to show Chuck’s growth as a character.

    3) Cool!

    4) Well the problem is mostly about timing. Sometimes we do run a bit long but having to fit into a specific time format for XM/Sirius put a lot of restrictions on us. Another factor is that most folks we speak to have a limited time on how long they can talk by their PR folks. Most of them are doing multiple interviews in an evening. Sometimes we just run out of things to talk about with some guests….

    4a) Most of that is just banter between us and the interviewee. Sometime it is information that they can’t talk about on air, so we can’t. OH but some of those “Off air” talks are VERY interesting and fun!

  3. ejdalise says

    Has anyone ever told you you look a lot like Bruce Campbell with those ’70 style sunglasses?

    2) I don’t mind, but the more serious they get the harder it will be for them to insert the level of comedy associated with the Buy More crew. Right now they are straddling a fence they can’t sit on for too long without picking a direction.

    In a way, they could go the way of Human Target, which has action and humor, and just a touch of drama. Right now Chuck is more drama than Human Target, and I think it will not be long before it will suffer for it.

    4) You mean the guests are lying when they act as if they are sorry the interview is over?

    But I get it; preferential treatment might bruise sensitive egos. Better to treat everyone the same regardless if they come across as stiff as a 2×4, or if they are just getting started, and are lighting the place up with laughter and great banter.

    4a) See, now you are just bragging. Tsk-tsk.