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The Ultimate Trip

I had a mind boggling day yesterday. Mary had scheduled a Podcast with Dan Richter and I called Gary Lockwood to tell him Dan would be here. Dan got to our studio first and Gary soon after.

Before Gary arrived we asked Dan if he’d like to wear his Moonwatcher mask and he agreed. For me this was one of those moments so amazing in my life. This would be the first time in over 50 years he would wear the mask again.

Gary showed up afterwards and we did the Podcast. What followed afterwards was many stories about my hero Kubrick and how grateful these two men were to have worked and been friend let alone the opportunity to work on the greatest movie ever made. They talked like two fans of the film. We all geeked out together about 2001.

Gary has been to SNG many times over the last 6 years but it was Dan’s first time. It was great to see them both hug when Gary arrived. It was a nice reunion.

After Dan left, Mary, myself and Gary went to dinner and we shared our Hollywood stories about the great men and women we had worked with and were friends with over the years.

I could go on at length about this. No film or director ever had more effect on my life that 2001: a space odyssey. To have had the fortune to meet and became friends with two people that added to my continuing journey of a great work of art they themselves made possible with their incredible genius and creativity is far beyond anything I thought would happen to me when I sat in the movie theatre in 1968. I was 16th and I was changed forever.

I will be writing a story about this day soon to be encapsulate the experience. Thank you so much Dan and Gary!


3 Responses to “The Ultimate Trip”


  1. 1 joehanacheck@gmail.com
    December 18, 2019 at 8:12 am

     it’s great to connect with old friends

  2. 2 jefftytoo
    December 18, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Absolutely amazing, Steve! All so true and I’m so happy for you and so envious of you! Looking forward to more…

    Best,
    Jeff


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