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Boomers will be familiar with the late Ross Martin as the actor who, in the mid-1960s, played Artemus Gordon on tv’s THE WILD WILD WEST. But before that Ross acted in THE TWILIGHT ZONE. In 1978 Marc Zicree was 22 years old and just beginning the research that would lead him to write the book on Serling’s masterpiece, The Twilight Zone Companion. Marc conducted this interview (©2008 Marc Scott Zicree) with Ross Martin 30 years ago. It takes you backstage into the 1960s world of the working actor, and into the mind of Rod Serling who did more to define the world of television science fiction than anyone else before or since.


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In a break from tradition The Zicree Simkins Podcast reaches out to fellow podcasters and writers Jim Dunn and Sam Ernst and swipes their podcast. Well, actually, we borrowed their 40th episode with their permission. Sam and Jim were restaurant owners in Minneapolis when they decided to chuck it and become writers in Hollywood. You can follow their exploits over on their site. Or you can sample their infectious (in a good way) goodness by listening in right here.


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Mark Fergus, one-half of the writing team sharing credit on IRON MAN, talks with Zicree/Simkins about what life is like working with legends.


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