Tuesday, 8 November 2016

7 Things We Learned From Mark Frost's Reddit AMA

*Minor spoilers for The Secret History of Twin Peaks and the new season*

Mark Frost, co-creator of Twin Peaks, took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday answering all things Twin Peaks related! Although he successfully dodged many questions about the new season with the swift response of "That's classified." there was some interesting information to be found...

1. The new footage for season 3 "looks tremendous" and Frost is "wildly enthusiastic" about the new music created to go along with it. Trailers, announcements, behind the scenes footage and merchandise should be coming soon... "stay tuned".

2. Frost confirmed that there was discussion about bringing back Keifer Sutherland and Chris Isaak for the new season. They played FBI Agents in Lynch's prequel film Fire Walk With Me. Although neither have been linked to the new season I hope they will make an appearance somewhere.

3. The greatest challenge in returning to the story 25 years later was remembering what they wrote the last time and tying it all together. Does this prove that some of the potential 'mistakes' in The Secret History of Twin Peaks could be down to forgetting the past?

4. But when asked if Pete Martell was a chess or checkers player, Frost confirmed that he was a master checkers player. This changed character detail in The Secret History has baffled many of us as we all remember how Pete assisted Agent Cooper in his deadly chess game against Windom Earle... they didn't play checkers!

5. Mark Frost strongly suggests that the dossier found in The Secret History of Twin Peaks has been tampered with. Perhaps why Pete is now apparently a checkers player? The book is still a bit of a mystery to me at the moment but Frost suggested that it would make more sense when the new season comes out and it should provide some "eureka!" moments.

6. The only other hint he gave about The Secret History of Twin Peaks is that there is something going on with the grid lines on the slip cover. So study this carefully and report back to me if you figure anything out!

7. He hates asparagus. Which reminds me of someone's secret diary entry: "Asparagus for dinner again. I hate asparagus. Does this mean I'll never grow up?"

To read the AMA in full click here.

Mark Frost is currently promoting his recently released and excellent Twin Peaks book, The Secret History of Twin Peaks. I am very much looking forward to his arrival in London and will be attending the Q&A at Waterstones on 17th November. Unfortunately tickets are sold out but I'll post everything I find out here and on Twitter where you can follow me @IshbelBeeson.

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