By Tom Weaver
During this jam-packed jamboree of conversations, greater than 60 motion picture veterans describe their reviews at the units of a few of the world's such a lot loved sci-fi and horror videos and tv sequence. together with groundbreaking oldies (Flash Gordon, a million B.C.); Nineteen Fifties and Sixties milestones (The struggle of the Worlds, Psycho, residence of Usher); vintage schlock (Queen of Outer house, assault of the Crab Monsters); and cult television favorites (Lost in area, Land of the Giants), the discussions supply a frank and engaging behind-the-scenes glance. one of the interviewees: Roger Corman, Pamela Duncan, Richard and Alex Gordon, Tony "Dr. Lao" Randall, Troy Donahue, Sid Melton, Fess Parker, Nan Peterson, Alan younger, John "Bud" Cardos, and dozens extra.
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Going over to the main gate, I had the intention of walking through, but the guard on duty had other ideas. Despite my persuasiveness and name-dropping, he refused to let me pass inside. Having worked at Universal only a few months earlier in Yellowstone , I was aware that MacRae’s ofﬁce was situated on the back lot. What I did next would be impossible today due to the hi-tech security system undoubtedly now in place there: I drove to the east side of Cahuenga Boulevard and came upon a small dirt road near a hill on the side of the studio.
One funny incident: Henry MacRae’s car was a ’34 Ford, and it was a beauty—black, suicide doors on it. Wish I had it today, it’d be worth quite a bit! But the very ﬁrst day I drove it onto the Universal lot, there was a heavy wind that blew over a ﬂat, and the ﬂat landed on the roof of the car! ” I told him that it was now my car, that I’d bought it after he traded it in, but he didn’t give a damn about that, he said that I should be taking better care of it. Well, a little later on, when he was still upset at me about the damn ﬂat landing on his car, we were working on a spaceship set.
Okay ... well ... ” It was ... weird. Most men would have come unglued, but Dad was so casual. My mother could never get over the fact that they didn’t attend. In my mind’s ear, I can still hear her voice saying [with amazement]: “He ... wasn’t ... ” Dad didn’t usually bring his work home, but I recall one time that he did. For the Goldwyn movie The Best Years of Our Lives  they needed some footage shot from the nose of a plane. Paul Mantz had a B-25 bomber that he dearly loved and Dad asked if he could use it, and Paul said sure.
A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde: Interviews with 62 Filmmakers by Tom Weaver