Random rambler:57737 wrote:Re the books: books were the one luxury item he allowed himself and mark and would splurge on. Lucas was almost as angry when he thought mark had desroyed a book as he was when mark let reynolds escape .
Mark McCain was as important to the show as the Rifleman himself. Let's talk about his sweet nature and sensitivity. Always learning from Lucas, sometimes the hard way, fear of losing his only parent, times he got into trouble, their respect for each other, and how he was portrayed as a motherless kid but had the insight and determination of a disciplined adult.
Random rambler:57753 wrote:Most of us were amused by mark asking "do you think i'll live?" After he became sick to his stomach smoking the cigar in smokescreen. However, a few weeks earlier, mark did two things he was not supposed to do and almost died from typhoid.
I had my monthly viewing of the vision last night and noticed something else. Legend has it roswell, new mexico is the home of ufos and space aliens. The magical and mystical dr. Hennekin lives in roswell. Coincidence? I think not.
When the undersandably upset Lucas literally left Mark in the middle of nowhere, how devastating that could have been for Mark! Mark, who was on the edge of puberty, was confused and upset because his mother "left" him and his adored father, who was literally his whole world, just takes off.
Hi I’ve been away a long time I think I’m still Markisddg. Love talking about The Vision. I wonder how many more wagon train people got sick and died. That water must have tasted awful and Mark only took a little bit in as he spat it out. The acting was superb. Wildwest told me to come and post so let’s hope I did it right.