Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks Cover Reveal

We’re just a few months away from the release of Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, but I’m happy to share today the final cover of the book.
Huge thanks to everyone who took a look at the book in advance and had such wonderful things to say about it:

Kimmy Robertson
Walter Olkewicz
James Marshall
Charlotte Stewart
Ian Rogers
Rob Lindley
David at the Toronto Film Review.

Be sure to preorder your copy:

ECW: http://www.ecwpress.com/twinpeaks
Amazon.ca: http://amzn.to/10VQeTW
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1xfqr7k
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1tYLeID



A New Biff Bam Popcast – The Twin Peaks Edition

Andy Burns:

Originally posted on Biff Bam Pop!:

twin-peaksIt’s the return of the Biff Bam Popcast, featuring Andy Burns, Glenn Walker, JP Fallavollita, and the newest addition to the BBP family, Ms. Amanda Blue. In this edition, we’re talking about the return of Twin Peaks to television after 25 years.

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Twin Peaks Returns

I'll see you again in 25 years

I’ll see you again in 25 years

As you can imagine, I’m sitting here stunned. As much as you are.

Twin Peaks returns. 2016. Showtime. 9 episodes, co-written by David Lynch and Mark Frost, all directed by David Lynch.

Kyle MacLachlan likely to return as Special Agent Dale Cooper.

According to an interview with Mark Frost, this has been in the works for almost three years. The exciting thing is, clearly a lot of thought has gone into this. While I feel some trepidation, I also feel incredible excitement.

If you’re a SiriusXM subscriber, I’ll be on the Ward & Al show today at 3 pm on Canada Talks 167 to discuss this amazing turn of events.

In the meantime, here’s the video that announced the return. The description reads:

The groundbreaking television phenomenon, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winner TWIN PEAKS will return as a new limited series on SHOWTIME in 2016. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series, and Lynch will direct every episode. Set in the present day, TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers and a satisfying conclusion for the series’ passionate fan base.


Andy Burns Goes To The Twin Peaks Festival: Day Two

The second day of the 2014 Twin Peaks Festival was really fantastic. The ambivalence I had faced the previous morning had long since dissipated, especially after reading comments from fellow first time Murray Wasylnuk, who had read my recap of Day 1. Murray and I met up early Saturday morning – we were both on the 8:30 am bus tour that would take us to many of the amazing locations used for shooting the pilot and Fire Walk With Me.

Our tour was led by Rob Lindley, who also happens to be one of the organizers of the Fest. The fellow clearly knows his stuff, and considering his army background, has kept things running at a perfect pace. Plus, it’s hard not to like a guy who can speak educatedly about both versions of Queensryche that have been touring the past year or so (Rob gives top marks to the original version with that now has Todd La Torre singing, by the way, so I can’t not like this guy).

The bus tour itself lasted roughly three hours and visited so many Twin Peaks landmarks – the Hurley House, the Sheriff’s Station, Ronnete’s bridge and so many others. The main reason I came to the festival this year was because I was able to get on the bus tour, and it was well worth it.

The Hurley House

The Hurley House


From the opening credits – Snoqualimie Falls


Ronnete’s Bridge


What remains of the Packard Saw Mill


“Uh, I’m going to transfer it to the phone on the table by the red chair. The red chair against the wall. The little table with lamp on it. The lamp we moved from the corner? The black phone, not the brown phone.”

Following the tour, a bunch of us braved the freeway to caravan to Laura Palmer’s house, which was close to an hour away from the Festival site. This tour was led by filmmaker Josh Eisenstadt, who is a Twin Peaks expert and could point out what went on it a given room in the Palmer house. The home was recently sold after being owned by the same folks for the last 25 years plus. We were able to peak inside and the layout and much of the furniture was exactly the same as when we all first saw it so many years ago. Seeing the Palmer home, as well as the Hayward’s, which was just around the corner, made the seemingly endless drive there well worth it, so thanks again to Josh for taking us there.

The Palmer House

The Palmer House

The evening portion was the Q & A, dinner (very tasty), costume contest and autograph signing with the celebrities – Kimmy Robertson, Sherilyn Fenn, Chris Mulkey, Charlotte Stewart, Wendy Robie and Connie Woods. This is an interesting part of the event for me – truthfully, lining up long stretches to get something signed has not really been something I’ve done for many, many years now. I’m simply not good at standing in one spot for too long, so I bowed out of a few lines and stood back and watched the other fans interact. Every one of the actors completely gave of their time, and didn’t simply rush through the throng of people. That being said, I did manage to get my Rue Morgue cover story signed by Wendy, Charlotte, Chris and Kimmy for both myself and the magazine, but this was during a second session when the lines were far less treacherous.

Chris Mulkey (Hank Jennings)

Chris Mulkey (Hank Jennings)

Wendy Robie (Nadine Hurley)

Wendy Robie (Nadine Hurley)

Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran)

Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran)

While all this was certainly wonderful, one of the real highlights was the little group of us that wound up spending lots of time together – Phil, Andrea, Murray, Melanie and Matt (that’s who you’ll find in the final picture). It was nice to have a few folks to gravitate to and share the experience with – in fact, I’m off to meet everyone for breakfast right now at Twede’s aka the Double R Diner!

Trapped in The Black Lodge

Trapped in The Black Lodge

On The Way To The Twin Peaks Festival

imageSo, I did indeed think about starting this post off with a “Diane, it’s 6:22 pm. I’m sitting in front of True Burger here at Pearson International Airport in Toronto.”

Actually, that felt pretty good.

“If you ever wind up up in Terminal 1 with a few hours to kill, Diane, you could do a lot worse than a True Burger ‘skinny combo’. That’s one of the two combos that they have to offer here, the other being a ‘true combo’. The difference betweeen them is simple, Diane.


“The True Burger ‘classic is two large patties of beef equalling, by my estimation based on the ‘skinny’, which is a singly pattie that I did in fact order alongside fries and a diet soda, a half pound of meat. Diane, I don’t know about you but the idea of sitting on an airplane for nearly five and a half hours with a half pound of meating rolling moving through my digestive track is simply not too appealing.

“Total cost of the ‘skinny combo’ was $12.36. Paid with credit card, and I did not tip. Diane, it boggles my mind why credit card machines offer a tip option even in situations where nobody has actually done anything that would translate into service. Now you know me, I have no problems tipping, and I’m certainly willing to go above and beyond the 15% polite society often deems acceptable. But when I pour my own cup of coffee or someone simply hands me my meal across a small divide, well Diane, as they say in Las Vegas, no dice.

“Should my plane leave on time, it looks as though I’ll be arriving in Seattle at roughly 10:40 pm. That’s Pacific time. I’ll be spending the night at an airport hotel, since I don’t believe traveling all the way to North Bend at that late hour would be a prudent move. Plus, as the song goes, I don’t know where I’m going.

“However, I do anticipate that once I arrive in North Bend for the Twin Peaks Festival, I will be among friends I’ve never met. And sometimes, those are the best ones of all. Until tomorrow, Diane, it’s me, signing off.”

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery Is Here

Twin Peaks The Entire MysteryHappy release of Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery and The Missing Pieces day! Like so many of you, I’ve waited decades to see the scenes cut from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and having watched them over the weekend for Rue Morgue Magazine, I can tell you that you won’t be let down by what David Lynch has compiled.

I’ll let you know when the review is published; in the meantime, here’s my friend Kimym Robertson unboxing the brand new Blu-ray set!

Welcome to Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks

Hi there and welcome to Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, the site for my forthcoming book on the series, to be published in February 2015 by ECW Press. My plan for this particular site is to share updates as we head towards publication. This being my first book, it’s been an interesting trip seeing it come to fruition, and I plan on including info on the whole process here. I’ll also be updating the site with transcripts of the various interviews I conducted with Twin Peaks alum for both Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, and the cover story I did for Rue Morgue magazine in March 2014. The article turned out very well and hopefully fandom enjoyed it, but, unsurprisingly, there’s lots of content that couldn’t make it into the finished article and sidebars. This will be the place to find them.

Coming up first, though, is my trip to North Bend for the Twin Peaks Fest. I’m psyched to be going and seeing the sites, and also meeting all the other fans that are making the trek as well. I’ll be sharing my travels both here and with the folks at Rue Morgue as well, so be sure to check in for those updates at the end of the month. Until then, see you in the sycamore trees!

wrapped in plastic