Jun 9, 2011
Movie Meltdown - Episode 126
This week we interview author Dave Conover about his book: War Eagles - The Unmaking of an Epic. This is the amazing story of a film that never happened and the greatest story NEVER told…until now.
And somewhere along the way, we mention…Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine, Merian C. Cooper, RoboTech, the world is on the brink of war, John Wayne, Peter Jackson, a secret weapon, a German P.O.W. camp, Flying Aces Magazine, a circumpolar flight, the Death Star of 1939, Clash of the Titans, calling Forry Ackerman at home, dinosaurs, Raiders of the Lost Ark, a giant zeppelin, MGM, John Ford, dropping a nuclear bomb on New York, the summer of ‘77, Hitler invades Poland, Willis O'Brien, King Kong Lives, the alternate script for Dracula’s Daughter, Ray Harryhausen, fighting Nazis, Mighty Joe Young, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, giant eagles, Technicolor, The Searchers, the death ray, tracking down clues, fighting allosauruses, copyrighting Mickey Mouse, a lost tribe of Vikings, controlling the Helium production, Sonny Bono, King Kong, The Flying Tigers, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth and…Buy War Bonds!
Spolier Alert: You will in fact hear the end of this movie…that never happened. Does that still count as a spoiler?
“In the box were…a War Eagle armature, some of the creatures from the spider pit in King Kong, The Giant Behemoth…things like that.”
Check out Dave's book online: http://www.amazon.com/WAR-EAGLES-Unmaking-Alternate-Monsters/dp/1593934815