July 13th, 2011

Seishiro Sakurazukamori

Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone - Nick of Time Publicity Stills

I got the book in the mail today and was gonna scan it tomorrow, but since tinto is craving for some B&W!Shat, I decided to scan it now, not that there's much... I was really disappointed by the lack of "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" photos. Anyways, there are some things said about Shatner, you can read them at google.books.

Richard Bear - Director of "Nick of Time"
Any memorable moments working with actors William Shatner and Patricia Breslin on "Nick of Time"?
I remember Bill Shatner as a kind, gentle actor who always knew his lines, unlike the reputation he has today. [...]

Richard Donner - Director of "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"
How do you feel about how the gremlin worked out?
[...] It was great working with Shatner, we had a lot of fun. [...]

Do you have any behind-the-scenes memories of working on that episode?
On that show, they set me up. It was that late night, when somebody said Eddie Burns had come over because he was pissed off at Bill for moving in on Asa. Anyways, I was just bellow the wing of the airplane talking with special effects and somebody yelled, "There's a fight in the plane," so I started up the wing of the plane, to get inside, and I saw the window that eventually Shatner was supposed to open was open. So Shatner is in the window - remember, this was 40 feet off the concrete - and then he went inside and then all of a sudden he came shooting out the window, sliding out the window, and then he hit the wing and fell to the ground, 40 feet below. And I said, "Oh my god!" and I ran down, and when I got there the crew had gotten to him and it was a dummy. They had set it up to try and scare me. I was ready to kill them both. On my sets you usually have a lot of fun. We're lucky to be doing what we're doing. If we don't have fun doing it, get out of it.

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