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The Fly

Released 1958
Distributor 20th Century Fox

“Once it was human, even as you and I!” Initiated by Fox’s Lippert B-unit but bumped up to A-status, this 1958 baby-boomer classic spawned two sequels and David Cronenberg’s 1986 remake, which he recently turned into an opera. Vet director Kurt Neumann never lived to see his last film become one of the studio’s most unexpected hits. He passed away a week before its general release.

About Jesus Treviño

Writer-director Jesus Salvador Treviño has more than a hundred hours of American prime-time television to his credit, including episodes of such shows as NYPD BlueERResurrection BlvdThird WatchCrossing JordanCriminal Minds, BonesThe Unit, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. He began his career as an activist documentary filmmaker covering the 1960s Chicano civil rights movement.  But throughout all these efforts, he was hounded by his demanding and persistent Inner Nerd, which triumphed when he began directing episodes of SeaquestStar Trek: VoyagerStar Trek: Deep Space Nine, Babylon FiveSpace Above and Beyond, and the two-hour TNT movie Babylon Five: Third Space.