The book contains never before released photos from the productions staff as well as the script to the final episode that was never filmed, due to a law suit. With essays from series writers Ann Lewis Hamilton, and Joseph Dougherty, and actor Peter Horton (Gary) The interviews are interwined to give readers the feeling of a show reunion that fans have been longing to have for the past 30 years. Interiews with Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Ken Olin, Timothy Busfield, Melanie Mayron, Polly Draper, Patricia Wettig, Richard Kramer, David Clennon, Mel harris, Scott Winant, Paul Haggis, Liberty Godshall, susan shilliday, Winnie Holzman, Dana Delany and many more.
I remember thinking it had been awhile since I had purchased a Wrapped in Plastic (WIP) magazine. This may seem hard to believe, but there was a time when you didn’t get all the answers from the internet. There used to be book stores and they sold magazines. I purchased all my copies of WIP from local book stores. But in 2006 when I was missing WIP, I went out to the internet, probably through dial up, and found out that the magazine had gone on hiatus.
“Well,” I figured, “I guess maybe I am the last person around who still cares about Twin Peaks.” Did I mention that wasn’t the first time I was wrong?
Now 11 years later, another Twin Peaks magazine appears, The Blue Rose. It also will be guided by John Thorne and a partner. This time that partner is inexplicably me, Scott Ryan. Somehow in those 11 years, I went from collector to creator. Meeting John Thorne in 2015 was a highlight for me, in a year filled with highlights. I was so nervous to ask him if I could get a picture with him, but he generously agreed to it.
From that small conversation in the Tweed’s Cafe, the Double R Diner to you and I, a friendship was born. What he didn’t know was that eventually a project is born from every friendship I make. To me, starting up a crazy idea is like a secret hand shake. I think it was only a few months after meeting John that I began my campaign to bring back the magazine that I had loved so much. What I learned in the past two years was that you can’t go back, you have to go forward. The Blue Rose Magazine was growing already.
John and I have been working on Issue #1 since October 2016. We started a gorilla marketing plan on Twitter (@bluerosemag1) where we would tweet out fun little memes but not say what we were. We were planning on not telling anyone until February 24th and then say, “Boom, it is out there.” It didn’t quite work out that way. Our buddy, Twin Peaks Archive, found our link on Amazon and told the world what we were. I wasn’t prepared at all for that. I hadn’t even tested the website to see if it worked. Luckily, it did and we were out there for the world to discover.
On February 24th the digital edition of Issue #1 was released through Amazon and iTunes of The Blue Rose Magazine – Managing Editors: John Thorne and Scott Ryan. Shelly, get me some water, my socks are on fire.
I know, I know, you want that print version just like you got in the 90s. We want it to. We are taking orders from now till March 14th for the first edition in print. Orders will ship out on March 24th. This way you can download the digital edition and then await your hard copy in a month. Not sure if in the future we will be able to release both versions on the same day, but for at least 2017 we will follow this model. After all these years, I still don’t know if I am the only one out there longing to read about my favorite show. I mean while I am writing this very sentence, eight new people just started another Twin Peaks Podcast, four people wrote books about it and I probably also started a new project. Things move quickly now. The Blue Rose is going to slow down and try to take you back to the days where you had to (and hold on millennials for the next word is something you have not heard of before) WAIT.
Let me be clear, BRM is not WIP. They are different entities from different people in a different time. We hope that the quality, care and dedication remind you of it and that you find yourself awaiting the next issue. Whether you choose to go the digital route, which will be $2.99 (which is the same price as the first issue of WIP), or the print route, which will be $7.50, we hope that you feel the love we have for Twin Peaks. We hope that you will know that we honor Lynch, Frost and all the artists that come together to bring us the town of Twin Peaks. I never take any of this for granted.
I know, I didn’t tell you anything about what is in Issue #1 and that is what you wanted to hear. I wanted to talk a little about what it meant to me to be able to work with John Thorne and try to carry the mantle of all the great work that is out there about Twin Peaks. Being a part of this magazine is a true honor for me. I hope the world greets the BRM with that spirit. To hear more about the magazine all of the staff will be appearing on the Twin Peaks Unwrapped Podcast the last week of February. You can also head out to our website, www.bluerosemag.com and read about the magazine, see the Table of Contents and place an order.
The Red Room Podcast was started in 2011 with Joshua Minton. Josh & Scott cover serious talk about television. Twin Peaks may be the bread and butter, but this podcast covers all the shows that create art for television. The podcast mixes in interviews, panels and lists of the best shows. Guests have included Dana Delany, Glenn Gordon Caron, Todd Holland, Sherilyn Fenn, Charlotte Stewart and more.
The thirtysomething Podcast interviews the actors, writers and producers of the 1987 series thirtysomething. Co-hosted with Carolyn Hendler, this podcast has also done commentaries on some of the episodes from Season 4 which never had commentaries recorded for the DVDS. Scott then turned these interviews along with many never broadcast, into a new book, thirtysomething at thirty.
Scott Luck Stories is a comic look at life in the day and age of internet, corporations and parenting. Scott tells stories with a comic slant. 34 stories are out there to entertain and make you think. Scott compiled some of these stories into an ebook in 2014.
Scott is the director of the documentary, A Voyage To Twin Peaks. The 30 minute documentary is a look at 25th anniversary Twin Peaks Festival. Set locations, cast interviews and a look at why the fans are still loving this series today. This movie debuted at the Great Southern Twin Peaks festival in 2016. It also played in Seattle and London, England. It streams on Amazon.com.
Watch the Trailer:
The Red Room Podcast travels to the twenty-fifth anniversary Twin Peaks Festival with a look at the David Lynch / Mark Frost 1990 series, “Twin Peaks.” Hear the cast discuss the series, see the original filming locations, and watch fans get wrapped in plastic at the 2015 festival. This film captures the last public appearance of the Log Lady, Catherine Coulson. -Directed by Scott Ryan, 2016.
2. Meet Abby, 2013
Abby Credit is realizing she is spending more time plugged into Facebook, phones and Laptops than she is to the human race. She is watching her sister fall in love, her job be threatened and is struggling with the call of medication to get her through. Meet Abby is a comic look at how we are all alone the more we connect online. If you are sick of super hero movies, this “talk” movie is for you.
Scott has an upcoming book called thirtysomething at thirty: an oral history. It will be released by Bear Manor Media on June 7th in hard back and soft back. Scott interviewed all the main cast and writers as well as producers, directors and guest actors of the 1987 series, thirtysomething. This book also contains never before released photos as well as the script to the final episode that was never filmed, due to a law suit. Scott combines all the interviews into one episode guide where you can hear the story of thirtysomething from the talented people who created it. With a Foreword by Ann Lewis Hamilton, an Afterword by Joseph Dougherty, an essay by Peter Horton (Gary) and interviews with Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Ken Olin, Timothy Busfield, Melanie Mayron, Peter Horton, Polly Draper, Patricia Wettig, Scott Winant, Paul Haggis, Winnie Holzman, Richard Kramer, Dana Delany and many more.
Scott Ryan’s debut collection of 20 short stories explores the author’s own everyday misadventures of living in modern day America. From the trials and tribulations of corporate office jobs to parenting, Scott Luck Stories will leave the reader laughing out loud while following Ryan’s hilarious and offbeat insights into life’s unpredictable and absurd twists of fate. Based on the podcast of the same name, Scott Luck Stories have been rewritten for publication and deliver comedy gold while revealing a more poignant undercurrent that delves into the nature of family, relationships, and how we choose to live our lives.
Readers will find delight in this short story collection’s sage advice, whether it comes from a fast food chain or the bottom of a dirty diaper, inspiring them to see the upside of just about any situation be it a traffic jam or a job interview from hell. Contemporary and straightforward in tone, Scott Luck Stories are tales we can all relate to, yet it takes a gifted storyteller to reveal the humor that life’s worst and best moments deliver 365 days a year.
Scott is the managing editor as well as a writer for The Blue Rose. This magazine will be released every 4 months and will cover the Showtime series, Twin Peaks. Interviews with the creators, cast and crew of the David Lynch and Mark Frost’s series. Reviews, commentary and essays abound in this full color publication. It can be purchased digitally from Amazon and iTunes or in hard copy form from bluerosemag.com