Paul Entertains Nathan Lowell!

Action 37 News!Channel 37’s own Paul Lagasse is the featured guest on today’s installment of Nathan Lowell Presents, a site dedicated to featuring creative people from around the web.

In “Creature Feature,” Paul tells Channel 37’s foundation story, steeped in the mists of history (well, as if six months ago is really all that misty):

“So what suddenly triggered the urge to write a story on my blog? A wonderfully bad 1950s alien monster movie called “The Monster That Challenged The World.”

It really should have been called “The Monster That Annoyed a Couple of Guys on a Boat,” but that’s not the point. One night I was flipping through the TV listings trying to find an excuse to stay up a little later when I stumbled on it just as it was starting. I thought, what the heck. At first I went all MST3K on it, because it deserved it. But at some point, I stopped mocking things like the stock characters (the Gruff but Secretly Warm-Hearted Hero, the Comely Lab Assistant, the Elderly Scientist Who Speaks in Dissertations) and actually got hooked on the story itself. As hokey as it was, it had a decent plot, earnest acting, and a not-half-bad script.

Watching the movie, I also began to feel a deep, warm nostalgia. . . .”

As Count Floyd used to say, “Wooo! Isn’t that scary, kids?”

Check out “Nathan Lowell Presents: Creature Feature” and be sure to add the site to your feed, because it’s a great way to meet the movers and shakers in today’s online science fiction scene!

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2 Responses to Paul Entertains Nathan Lowell!

  1. Now that you’re famous — and the fame is most certainly going right your head — can we expect the next story to be “The Ego That Consumed an Entire Planet” (assuming Donald Trump hasn’t already achieved that)?

  2. Paul Lagasse says:

    I’m sorry, the autograph line forms over there. You’ll have to wait and ask me then.


    Remember the monologue at the end of Patton where he recalls the Roman triumphs? The bit about the slave standing behind you holding the wreath over your head while whispering in your ear that all glory is fleeting?

    And that was back when they had to chisel their stories one letter at a time into freakin’ marble.

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