Stage Nine 43: I Don't Want to Believe / by Mike Schindler

The Man in the High Castle Pilot.

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Star Trek: Discovery's pilot was directed by David Semel, a television veteran who has worked on many shows, including Heroes, House, and of course, Dawson's Creek. But perhaps most notably, he directed the pilot for the hit Amazon series, The Man in the High Castle

In this episode of Stage Nine, Mike and John take a look at that pilot. We discuss the show's unique premise, the cinematic look, and how Semel creates a believable alternate reality. In news, we discuss the casting of Wendy Crewson on Discovery, the non-casting of Michael Dorn, and Discovery's newest director, Akiva Goldsman.


Intro (00:00:00)
News (00:00:50)
The Man in the High Castle (00:07:54)
Closing (00:30:10)


Mike Schindler and John Mills


Mike Schindler (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Jeff Sutter (Associate Producer) Chris Stenftenagel (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)