Monday, September 2, 2013

Barbara Bain Interview

"I spent a lot of my life on the moon (laughter)."
-Barbara Bain, Back To Frank Black podcast-

With our often intense focus on all things science fiction here at Musings Of A Sci-Fi Fanatic and our coverage of the beloved Space:1999 here, we (me, myself and I) would be remiss not to mention the incredible full hour interview with the lovely Miss Barbara Bain, born Millicent Fogel.

We had posted a FAB FRIDAY tribute to her here, but for those looking to hear from the living legend herself, her performance history, and a look back at her role in Mission:Impossible (1966-1973; Bain stars in Seasons 1-3) as the stunning, sophisticated and sexy Cinnamon Carter and in Space:1999 (1975-1977) as the one and only Dr. Helena Russell not to mention her appearance as Lily Unser on Millennium (1996-1999) episode Matryoshka you must visit Back To Frank Black.

The interview can be found here and you'll have a chance to hear from the remarkable actress like never before thanks to the good-natured interview conducted delightfully by James McLean and Troy Foreman.  Bain is sweet, funny, grateful and generous in her look back at a career that never ceases to amaze with these two fine gentleman who provided some of the most candid and wonderful interviews ever to be read in Back To Frank Black: A Return To Chris Carter's Millennium.

For more details on those extensive and enlightening interviews (Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Glen Morgan, James Wong, Kristen Cloke, Erin Maher, Kay Riendl, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Frank Spotnitz, composer Mark Snow and many more) be sure to take a good look at my thorough analysis of that wonderful companion book to Millennium and what you can expect right here.

In the meantime, enjoy listening to the beautiful, always fashionable Barbara Bain in the flesh (almost) for that truly inspired and unedited interview.

On a personal note, Foreman and McLean reference this very site and the book review at the end of their podcast.  To think, yours truly, The Sci-Fi Fanatic, is mentioned in the very same breath as the interview conducted with the great Dr. Helena Russell is almost too much to imagine.  Who knew that little boy in feet pajamas watching Dr. Helena Russell might one day be mentioned in the very same podcast with the actress herself? Cheers for that boys.

Stay tuned for an upcoming FAB FRIDAY entry in which this writer tries his very hardest to find the good in a project associated with all things wonderful from the world of Gerry Anderson.


TL Foreman said...


Wow, what a great post to read first thing in the morning. Thank you for mentioning the interview we did with Barbara.

I have to say that it still hasn't sunk in how amazing it was to talk with her. Truly and legend and as you can hear in the interview, just an absolute joy to speak with. I'd be lying if I didn't say both James and I were nervous leading up to the interview. I mean, we've interviewed some great people before, but Barbara is such an iconic person in acting that we definitely had the jitters.

Once we got into it though, it was just so much fun. She was so laid back and very easy to talk too. I've listened to it several times and although I hate to hear my own voice, it's an interview that definitely lifts the status of our little podcast.

She is also someone I grew up with and had a big crush on as well, so for me to it was mind glowing to be on the other end of an interview with her.

Still in awe!

SFF said...

You should be in awe.

But, I listened twice and just a wonderful interview Troy.

And, you sound great on air my friend.


El Vox said...

I always thought she was a super beautiful actress. I haven't listened to the podcast yet, but will soon. I like to listen to podcast as I walk. I would be a nervous wreck talking to her too.

SFF said...

It's a great interview El Vox. And I be a mess.

Believe it or not, I've interviewed a few pop stars in person (Duran Duran) and by phone (Iva Davies of Icehouse) and even Iva, who was a gentleman, made me a bit week in the knees. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Where can I listen to the podcast?

SFF said...

Hello. This was the place to hear it. All the best.