As you might imagine, I know many creative and talented people—including many writers in the Star Trek universe. I happen to be friends with a man named Charlie Mount, who excels in numerous fields, including writing, directing, and acting (not to mention his exceptional sleight of hand skills). Among his many accomplishments, Charlie had the privilege of knowing and working with the great Ray Bradbury, author of many a classic novel—such as The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, and Something Wicked This Way Comes—and short story—such as “The Veldt,” “I Sing the Body Electric,” and “There Will Come Soft Rains.”
Now, with co-creator Jeff G. Rack, Charlie is bringing the wit, wisdom, and writing of the iconic science-fiction writer to the stage in a production called “Martians: An Evening with Ray Bradbury.” Based on the short stories “The Strawberry Window,” “The Blue Bottle,” “The Messiah,” and “Night Call, Collect,” as well as the musings of Mr. Bradbury himself, the fully authorized show will run Friday nights from September 7th through October 12th at the Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
I’m always happy to promote the work of my friends, but rarely do I point people to fundraising efforts. In this case, though, in addition to supporting a spectacular work of art, the GoFundMe campaign for “Martians: An Evening with Ray Bradbury” also features some killer rewards. I know a lot of Star Trek readers appreciate the work of Ray Bradbury, and I’m hoping that some of you can help Charlie out, both for his sake and for the living memory of one of the greats of SF literature. Please give it a look. Any contribution at all will help.
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David R. George III offers compact reviews for ten films: Of Mice and Men (1939), The Blue Dahlia, Fame (1980), Inglorious Basterds (2009), Psycho (1960), Marnie, California Suite, The Strangers, Galaxy Quest, and Away We Go.
With more than forty published and produced works to my credit, including eighteen novels, it’s obvious that I love to write. Visitors to DRGIII.com also know that I love movies. Deciding that I’d like to combine these two passions, I’ve created a movie review and film blog website. On MovieReviewsByGeorge.com, you'll find full film critiques, compact movie reviews, quick takes on various flicks, and articles about film. If you like movies as much as I do, come join me there!
David R. George III will be appearing on Memorial Day weekend at Treklanta, a Star Trek convention held in Atlanta, Georgia. The three-day con kicks off on Friday evening at 6 PM and goes through Sunday at 6:30 PM. Other attendees include actor Conrad Coates, who appeared as Admiral Terral in four episodes of Discovery; actor Gary Graham, who portrayed the Ocampa Tanis in Voyager and Vulcan Ambassador Soval in eleven installments of Enterprise; and actor Robert O’Reilly, who played the Klingon Gowron in four episodes of The Next Generation and seven of Deep Space Nine. DRG III will host a Q & A session, sign autographs, and take part in various other panels and events.
Keep checking the Events page for more information as it becomes available.
David R. George III offers compact reviews for ten films: Funny Games (2007), Legally Blonde, Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962), Lolita (1962), Max Payne, Pride and Glory, The Big Lebowski, Baby Mama, All That Money Can Buy, and The Paper Chase.
David R. George III offers compact reviews for ten films: Footloose (1984), Speed, The Hurt Locker, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Falcon and the Snowman, Music For Millions, District 9, Adventureland, Hura Gâru, and The Public Enemy.
David R. George III offers compact reviews for ten films: The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Choke, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, This Sporting Life, The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937), (500) Days of Summer, Martian Child, Julie & Julia, Ironweed, and Requiem For a Heavyweight.