May the Schwartz be with you, always.


Well, I still haven’t gotten around to sending the snail mail version of my Spaceballs Special Edition in 3D idea… but I did pop it off to a few other email addresses.  Of those, they did go to the dudes at Spaceballs: The Prequel.  Sadly, as I write this, that site is no more.  They seem so share my affinity for the odd, as illustrated by this excellent response…

from Aaron Dietz <aarondietz@gmail.com>
to Arik Cearbhall <arikcearbhall@gmail.com>
cc slave2moonlight@yahoo.com
subject Re: Spaceballs 3D – featuring more Yum! Brands characters?

Friends and mighty allies,

It gives me great pain to share that Dark Quino and I (Dark Aaron) will be closing down spaceballstheprequel.com within a month. We thought a lot about the decision and ultimately decided to move on to other projects. This is not because a prequel or other way of furthering the Spaceballs franchise is not merit-worthy! On the contrary, it’s still a fine idea, and it should be done.

However, after many years of fighting the fight, we have agreed to let the project rest.

Sadly, Arik, we were never able to get a personal reply from Mel Brooks, or even anything substantial from his studio. We do take partial credit in promoting Spaceballs enough that they created an animated series for it, but that’s as far as we got.

I wish you the best of luck with your idea, Arik. It is worthy of many exclamation points!!!!!

Love the R2D2 parody-character–yes, let’s put the soul back into the franchise with the most important piece! And Argbar–oh my, there’s no way that wouldn’t be on YouTube, and in people’s heads, and everywhere. Argbar is my new favorite uncreated character. Nice work!

Best to you all. And keep in touch about Spaceballs news at my other e-mail address: aarondietz@gmail.com (darkaaron@spaceballstheprequel.com will soon be going away).

May the Schwartz be with you, always.

Aaron (no longer Dark Aaron)

Heh.  That’s by far the best reply!  Although, the letter from Michael Winslow’s agent saying that Michale would be involved is funny on a whole different level…

Just in case you forgot….

Spacesalls Special Edition in 3D Character Designs

Spacesalls Special Edition in 3D Character Designs

I also wrote back to Rebecca Thornsberry at Chick-fil-A, you may remember that she suggested that I call corporate

Arik Cearbhall <arikcearbhall@gmail.com>  wrote:

Hello Rebecca,

Thank you for the quick & informative reply, even though this doesn’t have much to do with you!  Have you ever seen Spaceballs?  Are you a Mel Brooks fan?

I really appreciate the corporate phone number, but do you have an email contact there?  I prefer to communicate by email, as I have an intense fear of the telephone.

Good luck with your local Chick-fil-A, you’re consistently the most polite fast food chain, even via email!

Dink Dink, Dink Dink Dink… Dink. Dink. Dink,
Arik

And got another reply…

from Chick-fil-A South Hills  <cfasouthhills@gmail.com>
to Arik Cearbhall <arikcearbhall@gmail.com>
subject Re: Spaceballs 3D – featuring more Yum! Brands characters?

Hello Arik.  I do not have an email address for anyone because I am not sure who to send you to.  Just call that 1-800-CFA-CARE number and ask for someone in the marketing department.  That is what i would start with or they might be able to give you an email address. Since you are calling the corporate office, I was suggest actually calling at first.

Good luck,
Rebecca Thornsberry
Marketing Director

Chick-fil-A at South Hills
1620 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Store- 412-833-1165
Cell- 412-443-5534
www.chick-fil-a.com/southhills

They’re so polite, even in their replies to obviously insane emails.

8 responses to “May the Schwartz be with you, always.

  1. D’oh!

    from Unsolicited
    to Unsolicited
    date Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 7:42 PM
    subject Your Unsolicited Correspondence
    mailed-by lucasfilm.com

    Gentlemen:

    The material that you sent to various Lucasfilm employees via email has been forwarded to me for a response. We appreciate your interest in our company; however, because your correspondence contains unsolicited creative ideas or projects, we are unable to review it.

    Lucasfilm has a long-standing policy of returning any unsolicited submission, idea or project without reading or reviewing it. Accordingly, any electronic copies of unsolicited materials sent by email have been deleted from our system. We request that you not submit any unsolicited material to any Lucasfilm addresses. We hope you understand our need to consistently apply this policy.

    We appreciate your interest in our company and hope you maintain your enthusiasm for our productions. Thank you for your interest in Lucasfilm.

    Sincerely,

    Nora Bishop

    Lucasfilm Ltd. Business Affairs

    antipiracy@lucasfilm.com

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  2. Long live your Spaceballs ideas!

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    • Ha ha, thanks man! How’d you stumble upon this post?

      I never did get a reply form the Mel Brooks camp, ha ha…

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      • Just out and about, tracking down references to me as research for helping promote my novel (came out about a month ago). Fun stuff!

        Yeah, the Mel Brooks people are tough to get a hold of, apparently. Maybe Mel Brooks will revive Spaceballs again with a musical or something…. One can dream!

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  3. Yep–I’m definitely lucky so far. And I won a Nobbie Award, too! (A literary site called The Nervous Breakdown awards Nobbies to the best books of the year.)

    A prequel would STILL be funny! It’s maybe just that there are even better things to focus on, I suppose. Spaceballs will live on!

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