Chris Claremont: Everything is in chaos.
Al Sarrantonio: Out there you can read by it—it comes up, and people think it's a cloud.
Claremont: Yeah. It’s iconic. The problem was it was up against a management structure that wanted to utilize the existing tropes.
Sarrantonio: What was it Stephen King said?
Claremont: I don’t know. You’ll have to ask marketing.
Sarrantonio: I have a place in the house where I pace back and forth.
Claremont: Our idea was the book changes, the book evolves. Would’ve, should’ve, could’ve.
Sarrantonio: But the flip side of that, though, is the people you get at cocktail parties who say, "I've got a great idea..."
Claremont: Someone thought they had a brilliant idea.
Sarrantonio: They wanted a sequel to that already. I was high for a week.
Claremont: What if something didn’t happen?
Sarrantonio: It’s almost a futile question.
Claremont: Absolutely. What do we do for conflict?
Sarrantonio: We're both telescope buffs and we go out to a thing called the Texas Star Party, which is held in the Davis mountains.
Claremont: But within a year or two after that, it was the top show on TV and it lasted for ten years.