Mar 5 2023
Bonus Episode - Chris Boucher and Harlan Ellison (with Philip Hinchcliffe and Jason Davis)
This week we take a break in between the 1981 and 1982 seasons to explore the legacies of two writing titans.
Harlan Ellison wrote the 7-page introduction that appeared in most American reprints of Target novelizations, put out by Pinnacle Books. How did that essay come to be commissioned, and why did Harlan write it? We have answers! We're joined by Jason Davis, who edited several of Harlan's collections, and shares his knowledge with us, in an interview recorded live at Gallifrey One in Los Angeles in February 2022.
You can find Jason at Humanity Is My Business.
We are then rejoined by Philip Hinchcliffe, Doctor Who's producer between 1974 and 1977, and producer for Chris Boucher's first two TV episodes, to discuss the work and legacy of Mr. Boucher, who passed away in December 2022. This interview was recorded in January 2023.
And stay tuned for a bonus conversation, also recorded live at Gally, with long-time show contributors David Barsky and Bill Evenson. This conversation is, ah... much less scholarly and stately than the other two.
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