All the talk about Glen Mazzara being hired to write the screenplay for Warner Bros.' prequel to The Shining (the Kubrick movie, not the King novel) got me to thinking about various things, and in the course of that thinking, I had cause to take my copy of the April 26, 1997 issue of TV Guide down off the shelf.
Doing that caused me to realize that I ought to scan in the pages that were King-centric, just so I'd have them in digital form.
Doing that made me think that maybe I ought to post some of those scans here.
And so I shall, although I may as well give you the bad news now: "Before the Play" will not be included among those scans. I have no issue with posting some scans of an article about the making of the miniseries, but I'll have to draw the line at posting scans of an entire story. Some artwork...?
That's a possibility.
Here's the article:
And here's some Bernie Wrightson artwork, all of which accompanied the abridged version of "Before the Play" (the prequel to the novel, which King cut from the final manuscript before publishing it, but allowed the magazine Whispers to run in 1982):
I've seen Wrightson's first name spelled both "Berni" and "Bernie." This issue opts for the latter.
Here's a brief review of the miniseries, which is way more enthusiastic about it than I would be. (10/10...?!? I'd call that sucker a 6/10 at best...)
Look how hot Laura Dern looks in that photo from Ellen. Mmmm, Laura Dern...
And finally, here's a treat: a review of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which had debuted on March 10 and had aired roughly half of its first season as of the time this issue hit stands. Fascinating...!
Hard to argue with any of that, really.