Twin Peaks Podcast Interviews Mark Frost

Mark Frost

The Twin Peaks Podcast today interviewed series co-creator Mark Frost. According to the crew, “he was a delight to talk to and was very patient with our ridiculously geeky and specific questions.” Most of these questions were submitted by their listeners, and there are definitely a few revelations in the twenty-minute interview.

Some of the questions answered:

  • Before BOB became a fully developed character, was it simply going to be that Leland had killed his daughter without any sort of demonic possession? Can you talk about what the series could have been if Frank Silva hadn’t been accidentally filmed in that mirror or asked to crouch behind the bed?
  • In your own imagination, what does the ceiling of the red room look like?
  • Do you have a favorite piece of music from the show?
  • Were there any plot lines that were planned for the series that the network wouldn’t allow, or that were censored in any way?
  • Was Ben Horne really going to be revealed as Donna’s Father? At times it seemed too obvious, and it was never explicitly stated. In fact a few times a character was cut off before they could explain the truth.
  • What do you think of the famous “Twin peaks Feeling” everyone has when they watch? How did you all manage to create such a unique and magical atmosphere?
  • How mapped out was the Cooper/Audrey arc and was it the original intention of the series to end with Audrey in place of Annie?
  • How much input did you have in the Dale Cooper book that your brother authored. What about the Laura Palmer book?
  • What does Ben see near the end of the series when he hears the distinctive mystical sound and suddenly whips his head around? The scene ends before we find out but some people think it was intended to be Josie.
  • It’s known that you weren’t involved in the prequel film, but do you have any idea of who the character of “Judy” was supposed to be? Recent theories put forward that it may be Josie’s sister.
  • You played a small part in one episode where you appeared as a television reporter. Was that your idea, and did you ever want to give yourself a bigger role akin to David Lynch’s Gordon Cole?
  • Did you have any plans to participate in the planned sequels to Fire Walk with Me?
  • So, I’m sure you’re tired of this question but our listeners would kill us if we didn’t ask about Season 3. It seems that lately there are many viewers discovering Twin Peaks through Netflix or from reading about it online.
  • If you search #Twin Peaks on twitter there are loads of comments from people just seeing the show for the first time. Some would say that this resurgence into the public eye combined with Twin Peaks’ upcoming 25th anniversary make for the perfect timing for a new season of the show. You don’t have to confirm or deny anything, but do you at least have an interest in ever revisiting Twin Peaks?
  • When approaching making a new season, what would be your ideal way in which to do it? Would you want to reboot it or just pick up with a third season 25 years later and continue the story you had already established?
  • What is the significance of the line “I’ll see you in 25 years”? Is this when Cooper will finally break free of the lodge? Do you think Cooper will be ready to face his fears by then?
  • Have you been contacted about any upcoming Blu-Ray releases?
  • Who is the true Father of Lucy’s baby?
  • Which character did you enjoy writing for the most and which one did you enjoy the least?
  • In your mind, what are the owls of Twin Peaks exactly?
  • How would Maj. Briggs have fit into the mythology of the lodges? He seemed to be special in some way. For instance he was kidnapped in the woods and Windom Earle tried to lure him into the lodge in the finale.
  • Final question, “How’s Annie?”

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You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Even though Matt, Mel, Brad, Caitlin and their guests have covered both seasons already, they’re planning episodes on the Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, the Fire Walk With Me movie, and more.

Pieter Dom

Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

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    • Oh c’ mon! Davids last serious movie was long ago, and It’s been 25 years, it ‘s time to stop the paintings and blues thing and return to the real thing, this series is perfect for Internet era and forums flames, just look at Lost and elselike things….

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