Commentary: Trek Stars 153: SPOILER / by Mike Schindler

Bloch & Stefano, Part 2: Psycho (Novel).

Everyone thinks of Psycho as a film by Alfred Hitchcock. But in fact, the story originated as a novel by future Star Trek writer, Robert Bloch. The book tells the story of a man who runs a secluded motel, and his relationship with his very controlling, and sometimes murderous, mother.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Mike is joined by Grace Moore from Women at Warp to look at Bloch's novel. We discuss point of view, character motivations, and connections between the novel and Bloch's Trek work. We also take a look at James Kahn's upcoming feature film, Wrongside Bob.

Running Time: 49 minutes 19 seconds


Mike Schindler


Grace Moore

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The Novel (00:02:40)
Comparisons to Trek (00:22:15)
Wrap-up (00:35:37)

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