OrangeCowDotOrg on Youtube
My third Youtube channel for silly little blog-type videos featuring just me. My Radio Man character is featured, as well as dramatic readings of pop songs in the manner of Orson Welles.
MontyPythoNET on Youtube
Youtube channel for Monty Python rarities, including rare shows like Rutland Weekend Television.
Published Articles: Since 2008 I've been writing for The Editors Guild Magazine, interviewing the editors of major Hollywood films and TV shows. During 2011 I wrote for ACE CinemaEditor Magazine as well.
Animation: My animation work has been profiled in The Guardian (UK newspaper), SFX Magazine and the WIRED blog. I have been a guest animation lecturer (subject Richard Williams) at the Santa Monica City College and ASIFA-SF as well as a private tutor.
DVD Features: Garrett shot and edited all the Making Of documentary and DVD feature material for the feature film Inalienable, interviewing actors from Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica like Richard Hatch, Walter Koenig, Marina Sirtis, Alan Ruck, Gary Graham, Tim Russ, etc ... He also did the interviews for Star Trek: Of Gods and Men which shared some of the same cast.
Some "Shamelessly" footage of Spider-man, filmed by Garrett [played by John Nania] appears on the official 3-disc Spider-man 3 DVD, as sold at TARGET. Garrett is also interviewed on the disc about his fanfilm work.
Garrett did a 3D-animated segment of a slot machine for The Raconteurs (band featuring The White Stripes' Jack White), for an online viral video called "From Old to Gold."
Graphic design: Garrett has worked as a licensing designer for Monty Python (Blisshouse, Inc.), and Neil Innes (of The Rutles, the Monty Python films and the Bonzo Dog Band). A strange high point was seeing his design for Monty Python toilet paper show up in Spencer's Gifts. He wasn't sure whether to be flattered or insulted that people could now wipe their behinds with his artwork.
Stand-Up Comedy: Garrett has performed standup comedy officially at The Comedy Store, The Laguna Beach Brewing Company and the Pasadena Ice House, and unofficially at The Laugh Factory. He has appeared on MTV. While still in college, he often performed onstage as Radio Man, doing short stints at USC's Groundzero Coffeehouse.
Star Wars: Deleted Magic
Deleted scenes. Alternate footage. A look behind the scenes at what didn't make it to the final cut of the Star Wars trilogy. One of the most popular and acclaimed things I ever did was this feature-length and very unofficial documentary from 2005 about the deleted scenes from the first Star Wars. Because it was made from copyrighted film clips, this film is not sold anywhere. It is available for free on the internet, so anyone can enjoy it. Have a look round for "Deleted Magic: Revisited" online. (The "Revisited" version was created in 2009.) I have deconstructed the film, putting deleted footage, behind the scenes footage, alternate sound and video, and notes on how the film came together in editing ... it's a completely different vision of the first Star Wars that will give you an idea as to what was cut out, and how the film was made and put together.
The Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band: Talking Pictures
An unofficial, not for profit 2-DVD collection. A free service to the fans with thanks to the people of the official Neil Innes website. The Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band are legends of British comedy and music from the 60s. Good friends to both Monty Python and the Beatles ... influenced by the latter and an influence on the former, their surreal brand of humor made 1920s jazz hip to a 60s audience.
Not sold anywhere. It is available for free on the internet, so anyone can enjoy it. Have a look round for it online, to see where people might be sharing it. This material is extremely rare, and has not been sold commercially elsewhere, so I've collected it here.
You may know them from their appearance in the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," as Vivian Stanshall performs "Death Cab For Cutie." You may know Neil Innes from singing "Brave Sir Robin" in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and "How Sweet to Be an Idiot" and a version of "I'm the Urban Spaceman" in Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Or even for his masterful faux-Beatles music in the Rutles film. You may have seen them on Do Not Adjust Your Set (a precursor to Monty Python).
Starcrash: MST3K Style Commentary
I've provided my own comedic MST3K-style commentary for this amazing film from 1978 starring the luscious Caroline Munro and her minimalist wardrobe of leather space bikinis. With David Hasselhoff as a Jedi Prince, and Christopher Plummer as the golden-caped Emperor of the Universe. An Italian Star Wars ripoff of the most blatant and inept kind, filmed in English, from a French DVD.
Commentary in the tradition of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic. See sexy space smuggler Stella Star do battle with amazon women for no reason! See stop-motion special effects that look like they were done by Ray Harryhausen's blind retarded brother!
Caroline Munro is probably the only reason to watch this film, but it is an incredibly hilarious movie, the perfect late-70s Star Wars ripoff to watch while drunk. With a score by four time Academy Award winner John Barry (James Bond films), who clearly needed the money.
The creepy Marjoe Gortner plays Akton, who with his blonde perm and man-makeup looks like a hellish clone of Mork from Ork, or the Greatest American Hero. He apparently has all sorts of special powers which are never explained. There's also a green guy called Thor who no one likes, a cowboy robot who could be Darth Vader's redneck cousin, the hilariously evil Count Zarth Arn and his stop-motion robots who look sort of like Tinkertoy renditions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
David Hasselhoff, playing Prince Simon, doesn't show up til toward the end, but the Baywatch / Knight Rider star doesn't disappoint, first wearing a goofy gold mask, then showing his skills with a lightsaber (!) .... Like most of the men in this film, he also wears an incredible amount of eye makeup. There are also some stupid cavemen. I preferred the Amazon Girls myself. Oh, and an embarrassed, confused-looking Christopher Plummer, as the golden-caped Emperor of the Entire Universe, has the ability to stop time! Apparently. His performance is wonderfully vague.
Will the babelicious Stella Starr and redneck robot Elle defeat whatever they're supposed to be defeating? Who knows? Who cares?
Directed by Luigi Cozzi. With Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, David Hasselhoff. Commentary by Garrett Gilchrist.
Yor, the Hunter from the Future: MST3K Style Commentary
My comedic MST3K-style commentary on this very funny film starring Reb Brown (of MST3K's Space Mutiny and the 70s Captain America) as a very blonde, very stupid caveman who fights both dinosaurs with an axe and robots with a laser gun. He wanders around aimlessly and every single civilization he comes across, he destroys completely, with fire and with flooding. Exterminating anyone different than him? This is like Adolf Hitler's wet dream. He is accompanied by the jealous, spiteful Kallah, who has some crazy 80s hair going on, and attempts to kill anyone else who hits on Yor. There's also Pag, an old man who loves his hemp. There are evil blue cavemen, who are not the Smurfs. And the ridiculous villain The Overlord, who probably likes to play Dungeons and Dragons. He commands an army of puppets, which might make him Jim Henson. Then there are the future people, who dress kinda like Santa's Elves. By the end of it, our hero has killed everyone who isn't him and doomed the entire future of humanity, as his epic 80s Queen-like theme song plays! Yor! Hunter from the Future!
Commentary by Garrett Gilchrist. In the tradition of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic. Available as an Iriff at Rifftrax.com, and via torrent at The Pirate Bay.
Directed by Anthony M. Dawson [Antonio Margheriti], Produced by Michele Marsala, Written by Ray Collins and Juan Zanotto (graphic novel "Henga, el cazador"), Robert D. Bailey and Anthony M. Dawson (screenplay)
Starring Reb Brown, Corinne Clery, John Steiner, Carole Andre, Luciano Pigozzi, Ayshe Gul
Monty Python's PythoNET - A website
PythoNET Youtube Channel
Founded in 1996, this was for many years the #1 Monty Python fansite on the web. Taking a look at lesser known Python projects that had never been discussed at length on the web before, it garnered approval from the official Monty Python website. It hasn't been updated much in years, but it's still a great source of info and enjoyment for any fan of the all-time-great British sketch comedy team. We now have a PythoNET Youtube Channel featuring many rare clips.