The video above has two of my favorite actors, Richard Dreyfuss from the classic Jaws, and Martin Landau from any number of classics from North By Northwest to Ed Wood, and of course Space:1999, where he played Commander John Koenig. Both were at the Night of 100 Stars Oscar Party at The Beverly Hills Hotel Oscar Sunday.
I have to say, I enjoy talking with Dr. Richard Dreyfuss because he’s a true intellect who reaches beyond his Hollywood base, and uses it to help tackle important social issues. Dr. Dreyfuss’ biggest movement right now is to get civics back into the school curriculum. The man who was almost eaten by a giant Great White Shark is now in the position of aggressively pursuing an activist stance to have what some call government in the classroom again. He says that only 3 percent of schools offer it today.
Where Moveline says that Richard was crazy on Oscar Night, I found him to be engaging. But he was also a little drunk. If you take a look at the video, you can see he’s had a few, but not so much that he was off message. I think the problem is that many of the media didn’t want to hear him talk about the civics problem, whereas I did. So I think he’s sane, and they think he’s crazy. Go figure.
Martin Landau was certainly not drunk and no where at all crazy. He’s one of my favorite actors and a treasure of a person to talk with once I untied my tongue. Mr. Landau says that “They’re planning a new Space: 1999,” and it’s called Space:2099. He right, and the producers of the new TV reboot should have Mr. Landau in one of the first episodes. It would be a great honor for a great man.