Isthmus movie reviewer Mike Wilmington interviews David Lynch on the eve of ABC's Twin Peaks premiere, teasing out the roots of the filmmaker's perspective. "For Twin Peaks, we had to go way outside Seattle to find a town that hadn't been affected by chain stores or television," explains Lynch, who believes television is homogenizing the culture. "That's kind of sad to me. That's why it's so nice to go back a little bit into the past. There are so many different textures to pick from. But now it's kind of settling out. Into one big bland weird trip." The weird trip of Twin Peaks is anything but bland, generating sufficient critical and commercial buzz to become a multimedia pop-culture phenomenon. Lynch goes on to make such movies as Lost Highway, The Straight Story and Mulholland Drive.