Monday, May 7, 2007
"Kimball of Canada" on Binnall of America
Last night I did a 2+ hour interview with Tim Binnall of Binnall of America about Best Evidence, which will be up and available on his site sometime Thursday, to coincide with the premiere of Best Evidence here in Canada.
Maybe it was the lack of sleep, or the weeks of stress, but we really rolled last night. We covered everything from some of the best cases, to some that didn't make it, to the process of how they were selected. We also discussed in depth the process by which the film was actually made, which was a lot of fun for me, because I rarely get to discuss that end of things in interviews. We also discussed the toll the process wrought on me (boo hoo, poor Paul), and other personal stuff (er... but not too personal). Somewhere along the line I also think I managed to politely criticize our American cousins for being a bit insular in their outlook on the world, which is why I was happy to see that only four of the top ten cases were American - it will serve as a reminder that the UFO phenomenon is worldwide in scope.
I also let loose with pointed comments about Seth Shostack and SETI, and Linda Moulton Howe, and told some stories of how I goofed while making the film, including the real story about why there are no scenes from Rendlesham Forest in the film, despite the fact that Rendlesham is in the program, and the fact that I actually spent a day and a considerable amount of money filming in Rendlesham in June, 2006.
My favourite bits? There are two.
The first is when I talk about Rendlesham Forest, which is one of the coolest places I've ever been. It's spooky, and creepy, and we had a run in with a black helicopter, and I discuss how I would love to go back and just spend a night camping in the woods, to see what it was like (and to see if I saw anything).
But my favourite moment came when Tim graciously gave me the chance to "put over" some of the people who worked on the film - Brian Howald, Breandan McGrath, Thor Henrikson, Kris McBride, Jim Kimball, Findlay Muir, John and Zan Rosborough, and others. I don't get a chance to do that on radio much either - thanks Tim!
So, tune in folks. It's a wild ride on Binnall of America this week in a very special episode that Tim has called "Kimball of Canada". Even if you don't listen, pop over Thursday and check out his website, which I understand is being re-designed for one day only in the "Kimball of Canada" mold. :-)