"We have all passed a lot of water since then."
THE STEVEN SPIELBERG INTERVIEW
by Richard Karsmakers
In the previous issue of ST NEWS, dedicated to the master of all
film directors, Steven Spielberg, I did an 'interview' with the
man. Or at least that's what I pretended. I thought the thing at
the end of it, where he sortof got called away when just about to
tell me "the cure to AIDS, the location where the planes in the
Bermuda Triangle disappear to and confirmation of a crystal clear
picture of Nessie in a locker in Cincinatti Central Station, next
to a note with address of God," was pretty blatant enough to tell
you it was fake.
Miranda had warned me against it. "Maybe people will believe
it's true," she said, "and when eventually they find out it's not
real they might feel cheated and think the other interviews are
not true either."
Surely that would not be the case, I found myself thinking, and
included the article unaltered (i.e. without a note saying "THIS
INTERVIEW IS FAKE BUT THE OTHERS ARE REAL").
Maybe I overestimated some of the ST NEWS readers. Anyway, I'd
hereby like to officially state that I never met Steven Spielberg
and never interviewed him either, although perhaps I could have.
All other interviews ever done in ST NEWS, however, are real.
Just to have this matter cleared up.
I think I learned from this experience not ever to overestimate
the readers, and probably never cause readers to overestimate me.
Sure, I could have met Spielberg if he had been here and I had
sufficient inclination, but in this case, well, it just didn't
happen to be so.
I don't think I'll ever repeat this one-off fake interview thing
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