Wrapped In Plastic: Craig S. Miller (1959 - 2012)
I wanted to give a quick thank you to Craig Miller. Craig, along with John Thorne, edited the magazine Wrapped In Plastic. The Twin peaks magazine that was published in the 90's and early 2000's. I was very saddened to hear he recently passed away. I believe that Wrapped in Plastic is a major reason why Twin Peaks thrives to this day. Their magazine pointed out the themes that we are still discussing on the Red Room Podcast and the other Twin Peaks Podcast that are popping up. The thing is without regular people showing that money was still to be made and themes were still needing to be explored, I am not sure if the DVDs and the Laura Palmer Diary and all those other products would have been released. I remember the complete excitement of pouring over their in depth reviews of Fire Walk With Me. They had great interviews and awesome pictures. I just recently had Sherilyn Fenn sign a copy of one of them when we met her. I have never been able to complete my collection of WIP but I am pretty close. I always had a hope that they would release a disk that had all the copies scanned but I guess that will just be another holy grail. I never interacted with Craig, but I enjoyed his writing and his point of view. I thank him and his family for all the time he gave to us Twin Peaks fan's back in the day when there was very little information out there at all. I really wish we could have had him on the show and heard the story of the amazing journey running that magazine must have been.
So as we think of Craig and what he added to the world of Twin Peaks, let us remember the words Cooper said to Leland:
"Leland," he says, "the time has come for you to seek the path. Your soul has set you face to face with the clear light and you are now about to experience it in all its reality, wherein all things are like the void and cloudless sky, and the naked, spotless intellect is like a transparent vacuum, without circumference or center. Leland, in this moment, know yourself, and abide in that state. . . Look to the light, Leland. Find the light."
Hear an interview with the co-editor of Wrapped In Plastic, John Thorne.