Award-winning British comic book artist and writer, Dave Gibbons, is best known for his collaborations with writer Alan Moore, which include the best-selling Watchmen, one of the best selling graphic novels of all time (and chosen by Time magazine as one of the "all-time" top 100 novels) and the Superman story "For the Man Who Has Everything". He also was an artist for UK anthology 2000AD, for which he contributed a large body of work from its first issue in 1977. His artwork has graced the pages of DC Comics' Green Lantern Corps series and the UK's Doctor Who Annuals among many, many others. His latest book, Watching the Watchmen details the creation of the Watchman series and includes many never-before-seen pieces of artwork.
Writer and physicist Russell Targ discussed his life and his role in the creation of the government's Remote Viewing program. In addition to elaborating on his famous work in the RV field, he shared insight into his lifelong struggles with facial blindness, his relationship with chess champion Bobby Fischer, his work on the Patty Hearst case, and other anecdotes from his colorful life. Targ recalled how he'd first become introduced to the phenomenon of ESP, tracing it back to his days as a magician when he was in college. One popular trick that he would perform involved the audience members putting questions into envelopes which he would then pretend to read psychically. Despite knowing the question ahead of time, Targ noted, under the pressure of the performance he would also get mental images pertaining to the audience member. "So I could supplement an ordinary trick by whatever ESP came my way," he explained. "In a certain sense, it was Von Braun's psychic grandm ... More »Host: Ian Punnett