Stanley Livingston is a veteran actor known for My Three Sons and Please Don’t Eat the Daisies. He comes to Hungry Trilobyte to talk about The Actor’s Journey, a comprehensive course on the business side of acting. Stanley and I concur that, even with the tools offered to today’s internet talent, the fundamentals of building a career with smart decisions haven’t changed much.
The Actor’s Journey is an 8-disc DVD series, currently scheduled to transition to streaming in December of 2022. It also includes the talents and insights of Henry Winkler, Melissa Gilbert, Michael York, Sherman Hemsley, Richard Donner and Richard Rush. You can look over the highlights on YouTube.
Richard C. Meehan, Jr. is a self-published author who is making the most of the independent book circuit. In addition to his scifi novel Cometary Tales, he’s release a historical fiction book titled Ford the Pacholet. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Richard and I spend some time discussing the merits of knowing history by reading historical fiction and how an author of such books should handle real events within a fictional narrative. Ultimately, it comes down to a question of world-building within our real world and world-building within a purely speculative one.
Janene Michaelis is the author of the short story Papagaia Dream, a finalist in the “Coffee Lifts Creatives” writing contest from Sci-Fi Coffee. Like a lot of us authors, Janene has had points in her life that simply didn’t make writing a reasonable outlet. In this episode, she and I have a great talk about how to come to terms with having to choose between writing and dealing with life crises, as well as how to use spiritual tropes mindfully– bearing in mind that talking about someone’s faith in your writing will impact different readers in different ways, depending on their backgrounds.
Jeff Russo is the composer behind several of the newer Star Trek series, including Picard, Strange New Worlds, and Discovery. He comes to Hungry Trilobyte to talk about building music around emotion and his appreciation for building on the long-standing musical tradition of the franchise.