Marc Scott Zicree has written and produced hundreds of hours of TV for most of the major studios and networks, including Paramount, Universal, Disney, Sony/Columbia Tri-Star, MGM, New Line, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, WB, UPN, Showtime, PBS, Turner, USA Networks, Syfy, Discovery, Nickelodeon, the BBC, Marvel and NPR. Credits include STAR TREK – THE NEXT GENERATION, DEEP SPACE NINE, BABYLON 5, SLIDERS, FRIDAY THE 13TH – THE SERIES, FOREVER KNIGHT, SMURFS, HE-MAN, SUPERFRIENDS, REAL GHOSTBUSTERS and many more.
Zicree’s landmark book THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMPANION has been credited with creating the modern genre of books on TV series and inspiring a generation of series creators and filmmakers, including J.J Abrams and Damon Lindelof. The COMPANION was an instant bestseller (over a half million copies to date) and named in 2006 by the New York Times one of “ten science fiction books for the ages,” the only non-fiction book on the list.
Zicree is regarded as one of the country’s top media experts and has been interviewed by hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and TV and radio shows, including THE TODAY SHOW, AMERICAN MASTERS, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY, WASHINGTON POST, WALL STREET JOURNAL, VARIETY, NEW YORK TIMES and L.A. TIMES. Beyond his three-year stint as a commentator on NPR’s MORNING EDITION he is a regular guest on COAST TO COAST, one of the country’s top rated night-time radio shows.
In addition, Zicree is a lauded novelist with the bestselling MAGIC TIME trilogy, published by HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio.
Zicree has lectured at many colleges, professional conferences and museums in America, Europe and Asia, including USC, UCLA, Stanford and Ithaca, where he was a keynote speaker.
Beyond this, Zicree is the founder and for the last twenty-two years has run The Table, which has provided a supportive community to thousands of Industry professionals in Hollywood and around the world, at no charge. (The documentary on the Table won Best Documentary Award at the SoCal Film Festival and has been screening on Hulu and Netflix and via iTunes.)
One of Zicree’s recent credits is STAR TREK “World Enough and Time” starring George Takei, which he executive produced and directed. Marc co-wrote the script with Emmy-winner Michael Reaves, which won the TV GUIDE Award – beating NBC Universal’s BATTLESTAR GALACTICA – and was nominated for science fiction’s top two prizes, the Hugo and Nebula Awards. He also produced and did fifty episode commentaries for the Twilight Zone Blu-ray release. Beyond this, Marc has been nominated for the American Book Award, Humanitas Prize and Diane Thomas Award, has won the prestigious Hamptons Prize, Rondo and Saturn Awards and was named by the Writers Guild a 2014 WGA Diversity Honoree.
Marc’s most recent book, co-written with director Guillermo del Toro, is GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES for HarperCollins (which debuted at number one in movie books on Amazon at Christmas).
Marc is currently writing, directing and producing SPACE COMMAND, an epic science fiction drama starring Doug Jones (PAN’S LABYRINTH, FALLING SKIES, THE STRAIN), Armin Shimerman (DEEP SPACE NINE, BUFFY), Mira Furlan (BABYLON 5, LOST), Bill Mumy (LOST IN SPACE, BABYLON 5), Robert Picardo (STAR TREK VOYAGER), Faran Tahir (J.J. Abram’s STAR TREK, IRON MAN), James Hong (BLADE RUNNER, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA) and Mike Harney (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK). He is currently in post on the first two-hour film and is shooting the second film.
Here's the trailer for film one (https://youtu.be/Js-KPrfXLV0) and two cool videos from film two (?v=lV_sWK9_LPE&feature=youtu.be and ?v=yWkzXixno4Y)
You can learn more about Marc at , , on his Facebook page or on his YouTube Channel, Mr. Sci-Fi.
BLURBS ON THE ZICREE & HIS WORK
“Marc Zicree is a superb writer.” RAY BRADBURY
“As a fan of THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMPANION I reached out to Mr. Zicree and discussed his work, his vast knowledge and passion for the material. Not only did I find Mr. Zicree to have a sharp eye for detail but he was also warm, smart and full of innovative ideas… ‘World Enough and Time’ is a testament to Mr. Zicree’s talent and enthusiasm.” J.J. ABRAMS
“Aside from his Hugo Awards and Encyclopedic Knowledge of pretty much every sci-fi and genre story written or broadcast in the last century, I also consider Marc a genuine writing talent. Not to mention, he is an absolute pleasure as a human being, which is no small thing in a writer's room.” DAMON LINDELOF, co-creator & showrunner LOST, THE LEFTOVERS
“Great writer, worlds of experience, completely dedicated, team player, amazing connections, total self-starter. High recommendation!” ROCKNE O’BANNON, creator FARSCAPE, DEFIANCE, ALIEN NATION, SEAQUEST
“Marc is an extraordinarily talented writer and director.” BRANNON BRAGA, executive producer 24, COSMOS, SALEM
On STAR TREK “World Enough and Time”:
“Extraordinarily artfully scripted entertainment… I was riveted. I was sitting on a stool in my kitchen, and I cannot move. I was like, this is amazing... It worked tremendously.” JOSS WHEDON
“Wonderfully done and heartbreaking.” MARK FERGUS, writer IRON MAN, CHILDREN OF MEN, Executive Producer THE EXPANSE
"Congratulations on the Nebula and Hugo nominations – they’re richly deserved." RON MOORE, executive producer BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, OUTLANDER
On the MAGIC TIME trilogy:
“The best new dose of magic to hit the world of fantasy literature in a long time." ORSON SCOTT CARD
"A great read! Even non-science fiction fans will find themselves caught up in this ambitious and exciting story.” LEONARD MALTIN
"A terrific story featuring powerful, strong characters…a must for fans of post-apocalyptic fiction." BOOKLIST
“A rare achievement." CINESCAPE
“Rousing… Most will applaud the upbeat message about humanity's survival, if without cell phones or TV.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
”The conclusion of the trilogy is as spectacular as its predecessors… captivating from page one on… A powerful, intelligent, deeply human, and many times abruptly laugh-out-loud funny wrap-up volume.” BOOKLIST
Unique traits: Writer-Director-Producer with hundreds of hours of credits in network TV (many hit sci-fi shows) and bestsellers in fiction and non-fiction.
Space Command: Forgiveness
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Film (Sci-Fi) Writer-Director-Producer Jack Kemmer rescues ex-archeologist Vonn O'Dara high above Mars, setting into motion a revolution that changes galactic history.
Film (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor 2012. The dawn of destruction. As giant alien machines enslave and feed off humanity, the few remaining survivors band together to form a armed militia that will be the last stand against total extinction.
Video (Documentary and Biography) Producer Behind the glamour of award shows and premieres is the all-too-true world of aspiring movers and shakers. Indie Filmmaker Ana Barredo spent a year documenting the lives of some of the most passionate people you will ever meet. A funny and charming look at the thousands who leave their families and hometowns each year to make it big in the club called Hollywood, The Table is a group that has one thing going for them - each other. The Table documents a year in the lives of a network support group of Hollywood hopefuls and established professionals who have been meeting every Thursday for nearly 20 years! Called The Table, their informal meetings occur in the back rooms of Los Angeles restaurants. The Table is where doers and dreamers alike come to share their stories, strategies, and aspirations, buffering the highs and lows of pursuing careers in a fickle and elusive industry. And in doing so year after year, they've benefited from the power of building a community. Founded by author ... Written by The Table Movie website
Video (Action and Sci-Fi) Actor The last man in the universe is hunted down by a hybrid race known as the Nephilim.
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II
Television (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Writer-Director-Producer These are the new voyages of the starship Enterprise. Picking up from where the original five-year mission left-off, a new cast continues the adventures of this legendary crew.
Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776
Television (Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family and 2 More) Writer Benjamin Franklin enlists the help of young people to record the happenings leading up to and during the Revolution for his newspaper the Pennsylvania Gazette. First, there is a James Hiller, a patriot who tends to act before he thinks and is, at times, too quick a judge in his search for American heroes. Next is Henri, a French orphan who's only quest is for food. Lastly, a young woman named Sarah Phillips joins the team; the daughter of an ex-English general with strong views opposing slavery. Together, they travel the colonies witnessing the sacrifices made for freedom. Written by Max Vaughn
The Mummy: Secrets of the Medjai
Television (Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy and 3 More) Writer Set one year after The Mummy Returns, this series follows the adventures of Alex O'Connell and his archaeologist parents, as The Mummy tracks them down.
Television (Sci-Fi) Writer My name is Elfangor. I am a prince from the Andalite world. I am dying. My ship has crash-landed on a planet called Earth. This is not the first time my hooves have touched the surface of this vast and beautiful world, but it will be the last. The Yeerks have launched their silent attack on Earth. Yeerks are evil parasites who live in the brains of other species. Now their goal is to enslave every human being on this planet. As I looked into five pairs of innocent human eyes, I knew what I had to do. These young people had no knowledge of the invasion, no idea that some of their closest friends and family members were already under Yeerk control. But they would soon bear the responsibility of saving their entire world. I gave them the power to morph, Andalite technology no other species has ever possessed. Now these humans will be able to use the energy and instincts of any living creature to resist the Yeerks. They can become any animal they touch. Many Andalites have called me a ... Written by <email@example.com>
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Television (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Writer The stable wormhole discovered by the Deep Space Nine crew is known to the Bajoran people as the Celestial Temple of their Prophets. Sisko, as discoverer of the wormhole and its inhabitants, is therefore the Emissary of Bajoran prophesy. The wormhole's other end is in the Gamma Quadrant, halfway around the galaxy from Bajor. That section of space is dominated by the malevolent Dominion. The Dominion is led by the Changelings, the race of shapeshifters to which Odo belongs. As of the beginning of the sixth season, Cardassia has joined the Dominion, and together they are waging war on the Federation and their Klingon allies. The war is quickly becoming the most costly war ever for the Federation, and the Deep Space Nine crew must fight to protect their way of life. Written by Matthew D. Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Television by NBC Universal Writer-Producer Jerry O'Connell stars as a young scientist who can slide to parallel earths.
The Lazarus Man
Television (Western) Writer-Producer Shortly after the Civil War, a man pulls himself out of a grave in the South wearing Southern clothing but carrying Northern gold and carrying a US Army revolver. He has no memory save for some gorgeous brunette and being beaten over the head by a man in a derby just before John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln. He calls himself "Lazarus" after the man Jesus resurrected until he can figure out who he is and why he was buried alive and left for dead. Written by Jeff Cross <email@example.com>
Television (Crime and Sci-Fi) Writer The year is 2045 and "tek," a highly addictive computer-based reality drug takes the users of the drug into a fantasy world. Jake Cardigan, a cop who was jailed on trumped charges, is hired by the mysterious Walter Bascom to fight the drug. Jake's first partner was Sid Gomez who was replaced by sexy Sam Houston; Nika is a computer wiz who works for Bascom; Cowgirl and Spaz are two "cyberpunks"; and Shelley Grout is a government agent trying to stop Jake. Written by J.E. McKillop <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Television (Crime, Drama, Horror and Mystery) Writer A drama about an 800 year old, angst ridden vampire who lives in present day Toronto as a homicide detective in an attempt to repay for his sins and regain his mortality, with the aid of Natalie Lambert, a mortal coroner, while trying to keep his secret from his partner. His quests are hindered by his tormented past and his seductive 2000 year old master, Lucien Lacroix. Written by Anonymous
Television (Animation, Action, Crime, Drama and 1 More) Writer For 24 generations the Phantom has been a mystical figure who protects the jungles of Africa with the help of the Bantu tribe. In reality, he is a family of superheroes, each passing on the mantle and responsibility of being the Phantom to their son, making it seem as if there was one Phantom who had lived for centuries. Now, in 2040, the Phantom has moved to a new jungle - Metropia, one of the surviving homes of mankind after the resource wars. The 24th Phantom is Kit Walker, and he continues the Phantom's legacy in the struggle against Maximum Inc., a mega-corporation determined to salvage a small part of the world even if they must destroy the rest to do it. At the same time, the new Phantom must deal with other challenges, including the terrorists of the free orbital movement, the mystery of his father's death, various rogue agents with their own agendas, and Sagan Cruz - his girlfriend who is part of a special police unit charged with hunting down the Phantom. Written by A.J.Gibson
Television (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Writer In the year 2258, it is ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. Commander Sinclair takes command of a giant five-mile-long cylindrical space station, orbiting a planet in neutral space. At a crossroads of interstellar commerce and diplomacy, Cmdr Sinclair (2d season Captain Sheridan) must try to establish peace and prosperity between various interstellar empires, all the while fighting forces from within the Earth Alliance. It is a precarious command, particularly given that sabotage led to the destruction of Babylon stations 1, 2, and 3 and 4 vanished without trace. Written by Tony Lammens <email@example.com>
Television (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Writer/Executive Story Editor University parapsychologists Laura Wingate and J.J. Stillman investigate reports of ghosts, out-of-body experiences, telekinesis and other unexplained phenomena that occur in ordinary people's lives. Young Celia later joins them.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Television (Action, Adventure, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Writer Set in the 24th century and decades after the adventures of the original crew of the starship Enterprise, this new series is the long-awaited successor to the original Star Trek (1966). Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the all new Enterprise NCC 1701-D travels out to distant planets to seek out new life and to boldly go where no one has gone before. Written by Harald Mayr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
James Bond Jr.
Television (Animation, Action and Family) Writer James Bond Jr. is the nephew of the famous international spy. Determined to follow in the footsteps of his famous uncle, James Jr. enrolls in Warfield, a prep school based on the grounds of an old counter intelligence training base in the UK. Along with his schoolmates IQ (grandson of Q) and Gordo Leiter (son of CIA agent Felix), James Jr. fights against SCUM (Saboteurs and Criminals United in Mayhem), an international cartel of terrorists and mad scientists. Written by Mike Konczewski
Television (Sci-Fi) Writer The adventures of a man-turned-muck monster. Swamp Thing was once a man named Alec Holland, but after being caught on fire, doused with strange chemicals, and dumped into the Louisiana swamps by the evil Dr. Anton Arcane, Alec's body mutated. No longer is he human, or even an animal. His body is made from the muck and plants of the swamp. He's super strong and can make plants do his bidding. Good thing he's on our side... Written by Afterburner <email@example.com>
Friday the 13th - The Series
Television by Paramount Writer/Story Editor Two cousins inherit a cursed antique shop and set about recovering the cursed objects their late uncle sold unwitting customers.
The Real Ghostbusters
Television (Animation, Action, Comedy, Family and 2 More) Writer Animated cartoon series that followed the hit movie. Peter Venkman, Winston Zeddemore, Egon Spengler, and Ray Stantz are still hunting ghosts, but now with the friendly assistance of Slimer, who is no longer out to slime the good guys. Written by Anonymous
Galaxy High School
Television (Animation, Family and Sci-Fi) Writer A short-lived cartoon dealing with Doyle and Aimee, two Earthling students, who are chosen to attend a high school in outer space (Aimee for being the #1 student, Doyle for being a failure). Their lives change around as Doyle hardly makes any friends, and Aimee becomes popular. The two students befriend alien classmates and learn to get along with them, despite their differences. Written by 8ca Webmaster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Television (Animation, Action, Family and Sci-Fi) Writer The Centurions are the most powerful fighting force of the 21st century. Equipped with special Exoframe suits, they are the ultimate fighting machines, as well as Earth's only defence against Dr. Terror and his Doom Drones. Written by Fryingham
Television (Animation and Adventure) Writer Animated series about a 13-year-old boy named Henry Bigg who goes on vacation and finds mouse-like creatures in his suitcase called Littles. There's a whole family of Littles. William and Lucy Little help raise their three children, 21-year-old Dinky, 13-year-old Tom and 10-year-old Lucy. Dinky is the clumsy and goofy voiced pilot who is out of school and is 21 years old and is usually seen helping Grandpa Little out by doing a bunch of stuff while Mr. and Mrs. Little work during the day. Tom is the excited one and Lucy is the youngest and smallest and always ready to do something. In the second season, they adopted a girl named Ashley, who had short hair and wanted excitement always happen with The Littles. Written by Brett J. Ferino <Ferinojf@aol.com>
Television (Animation, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Writer A teen stunt car team secretly fights crime with the help of their artificially intelligent cars.
The Get Along Gang
Television (Animation) Writer A group of anthropomorphic animal children learn the value of teamwork and friendship.
The Mighty Orbots
Television (Action, Animation and Sci-Fi) Writer In the future, Earth is threatened by various enemies, but none worse than the organization called Shadow, lead by the cybernetic menace known as Umbra. Against this, the Galactic Patrol strives to protect Earth, but the mild mannered young scientist, Robert Simmons, does more. In times of peril, he secretly fights as the leader of the Orbots, a team of unique artificially intelligent robots each equipped with their own unique capabilities that are invaluable in this war. Together, whether individually or united as parts of a giant combined robot, they represent Earth's most powerful defense. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show
Television (Action and Animation) Writer The further adventures of the Justice League of America. The battle is now primarily against the evil New God Darkseid, who is bent on conquering Earth. Against this threat, the Super Friends are strengthened by the addition of a student and scientist who are able to fuse at will to become Firestorm, a superhero whose main power is the ability to manipulate the atomic structure of any inorganic object into anything he desires. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Television (Animation, Adventure, Family and Fantasy) Writer In medieval times, tiny anthropomorphic dogs called Biskitts live on a small island in a forest and safeguard the riches of local kings. Mean local king Max, his dogs Fang and Snarl, his jester Shecky and wildcat Scratch hunt them.
Television (Animation, Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Writer Classic Saturday-morning cartoon series featuring magical blue elf-like creatures called Smurfs. The Smurfs, named for their personalities, inhabit a village of mushroom houses in an enchanted forest. These loveable creatures are led by Papa Smurf and live carefree... except for one major threat to their existance: Gargamel, an evil but inept wizard who lives in a stone-built house in the forest; and his feline companion, the equally nasty Azrael. Typical stories deal with the Smurfs' efforts to fight off Gargamel, who wanted to do one of several things to the blue creatures including eat them, make them slaves and gain their magical secrets in order to gain dignity among the wizard's fraternity. More than once, the Smurfs had to save Gargamel from his back-firing plans or even eviler wizards. Written by Brian Rathjen <email@example.com>
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Television (Animation, Action, Adventure, Family and 2 More) Writer In a distant and mystical land, wimpy Prince Adam leads the life of royalty. Unknown to all but a few close friends/allies, Prince Adam is actually a hero, the mighty He-Man. Together with his friends, (such as Teela; her father, a man-at-arms; mysterious Orko and his mighty friend/horse substitute Battle Cat), He-Man battles the evil Skeletor and his minions for control of the world, and, more importantly, for the control, power and "honor of Greyskull," the mysterious castle from which He-Man derives his powers. Written by Jason A. Cormier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Incredible Hulk
Television (Action, Animation, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Writer Animated television series based on the comic superhero, the Incredible Hulk, a green-skinned monster that fights villains only when he becomes activated by Dr. Banner's anger. Written by Anonymous
Television (Animation, Adventure, Family and Sci-Fi) Writer Astronaut John Blackstar's shuttle passes through a black hole and crashes on the planet Sagar. He is rescued by the gentle Trobbits, who live under the tyranny of the Overlord, possessor of one half of an all-powerful sword. Armed with the other half, Blackstar aids the resistance with his dragon Warlock; the shapeshifter Klone; and the sorceress Mara. Written by Derek C.
Television (Animation, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Writer The world's most popular team of DC Comics Super Heroes continue to battle their comic book foes as well as non comic book threats in shorter length episodes. There were three short 7 minute segments in one half hour show. This time, Newer heroes Black Vulcan, Samaraui, and Apache Chief appeared more prominently in episodes alongside Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman and Robin. These four heroes would periodically guest appear in the Wonder Twins episodes to give their Exxorian protégés a hand when the going got tough. In addition, Justice Leaguers like Aquaman, Green Lantern, Flash, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and the Atom appeared frequently. Occasionally, villains like Bizarro and Mr. Mxyztplk would show up to menace our heroes while non comic book threats like the Incredible Crude Oil Monster, the Voodoo Vampire, the Outlaws of Orion, and Diamond Jack all provided our heroes with some great challenges. Written by voicemaster71
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2014 Writers Guild Diversity Honoree, Saturn Award, Rondo Award, Hamptons Prize, TV Guide Award.
Nominated for Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Humanitas Prize, American Book Award, Diane Thomas Award.