WritersBeat.com
 

Go Back   WritersBeat.com > General Discussion > Writers' Cafe

Writers' Cafe Get a drink, sit down to relax, and chit-chat with other writers.


Classmate Authored TV Series

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-13-2008, 09:31 AM
starrwriter's Avatar
starrwriter (Offline)
Verbosity Pales
Official Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 4,280
Thanks: 0
Thanks 4
Default Classmate Authored TV Series


Of all the kids I went to high school with in Benton Harbor, Michigan, only one other than me became a published author.

His name was Allen Wold. He was a rather strange skinny kid -- a sort of loner who was very introverted.

Several years ago a Benton Harbor friend mentioned that Wold had written some sci-fi books that were published in the 1980s.

Image my surprise when I learned today that Wold's books were the basis of the television series "V," which ran from 1983 to 1985. I recall the series very well. It was about reptilian humanoid aliens who come to live on earth.

Wold must have made quite a bundle from the book rights. The series was produced by Warner Brothers Television, which was a big deal.

When Warner Brothers cancelled the series after 3 years, they received a flood of letters from angry fans. Some 23 years later there are several websites dedicated to the TV series.

Below is the latest photo of Wold. Although he is only a few months older than me, he looks at least 10 years older. He must have had a harder life than I did.

Wold lives in North Carolina and is still writing sci-fi. He is married and has a grown daughter.

We are the only published fiction authors to come out of the 500-member class of 1962 at Benton Harbor High School. Our school wasn't exactly a literary engine.


__________________
"The earth was made round so we can't see too far down the road and know what is coming." -- Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-13-2008, 10:36 AM
Q Wands's Avatar
Q Wands (Offline)
a Ghaidhealtachd chridhe
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 8,489
Thanks: 208
Thanks 452
Default

Hmm. Can't see enough of his face to tell how old he looks. But 500 kids in one year?! Blimey. That's how many we had in my whole secondary school.
__________________
____

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-13-2008, 04:03 PM
starrwriter's Avatar
starrwriter (Offline)
Verbosity Pales
Official Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 4,280
Thanks: 0
Thanks 4
Default

Originally Posted by Queen of Wands View Post
Hmm. Can't see enough of his face to tell how old he looks.
He looks like a nursing home Santa Claus to me.

Originally Posted by Queen of Wands View Post
But 500 kids in one year?! Blimey. That's how many we had in my whole secondary school.
My high school had a total of nearly 2,000 students, even though it was located in a relatively small town (pop 18,000.)

By the way, the other two Benton Harbor High graduates who became "famous" were pro basketball star Chet Walker and Arte Johnson of "Laugh In," but they were before my time.
__________________
"The earth was made round so we can't see too far down the road and know what is coming." -- Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-13-2008, 04:16 PM
Q Wands's Avatar
Q Wands (Offline)
a Ghaidhealtachd chridhe
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 8,489
Thanks: 208
Thanks 452
Default

I've never seen a nursing home Santa before and I suspect you haven't either, Starr. But I get your drift. He is rather, um, tonsorally challenged (in the current lingo).

As I said, my whole secondary came to 500 girls (it was a single sex school), so 2,000 is just boggling. But I think that is fairly common in a lot of schools, really. Maybe it was just that I went to a small one. Certainly the ones we looked at for the Wolfling (before she opted out of school) were probably on that order.

I'm not a basketball fan. Men in underpants, that's what I call it. Highly boring and unattractive. (As opposed to ice hockey with its toothless wonders. Hmm. Something wrong there.) But Arte Johnson I have heard of; Rowan & Martin's Laugh In. Funny stuff, for its time.
__________________
____

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-13-2008, 10:09 PM
starrwriter's Avatar
starrwriter (Offline)
Verbosity Pales
Official Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 4,280
Thanks: 0
Thanks 4
Default

Originally Posted by Queen of Wands View Post
I've never seen a nursing home Santa before and I suspect you haven't either, Starr.
I intend to BE a Santa when I'm old enough to live in a nursing home. Santa gets to dish out his Christmas gift to the nurses.
__________________
"The earth was made round so we can't see too far down the road and know what is coming." -- Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-14-2008, 02:01 AM
Q Wands's Avatar
Q Wands (Offline)
a Ghaidhealtachd chridhe
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 8,489
Thanks: 208
Thanks 452
Default

And I think I know what Santa-Starr will be dishing out, hohoho!
__________________
____

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  WritersBeat.com > General Discussion > Writers' Cafe


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dune series of books DFischer The Library 15 06-13-2013 03:27 AM
Favorite Book Series Dalton The Library 34 09-14-2011 02:02 AM
Daniel Handler - Adverbs Basic Eight, Series of Unfortunate Events ronoxQ The Library 0 01-26-2007 01:34 PM
TV Comedy Series Idea starrwriter Fiction 5 12-19-2006 08:42 AM
Getting your column or article published/syndicated. Paxil Publishing 0 02-19-2006 12:24 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:35 PM.

vBulletin, Copyright 2000-2006, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.