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Chapter 4: Mr. Malibu’s Adventures Continue

Cary ONeal experienced emotional trauma both in his childhood and later in his life, which he found difficult to understand, integrate and resolve. His quick fix was trying to suppress emotional pain with alcohol. Catching Cary like quicksand, the drinking slowly accelerated out of control until he hit the dark night of his soul. Not just the effect of toxicity, he felt there was a big black hole inside from the drinking and felt very close to the edge of giving up hope in life. Feeling demoralized and defeated, he by Grace alone made it into AA in Malibu and the five-year deadly obsession to drink was lifted off of him. He now celebrates over 31 years’ sobriety.

Beginning a new life clean and sober, Cary was given a lucid vision of a story for an original TV series. He spent two years producing a pilot for the show he titled, “Top Secret Adventures,” described as a “‘Mission Impossible’ with kids.” The story was about like-minded “super children” who were able to unite with each other from all over the globe. They were unhappy about the way adults were running the world, so they built their own bank and advanced technology to take on global challenges such as clean energy and expanding consciousness to successfully deal with the runaway mind.  

In order to support himself in his entertainment production efforts, Cary created a company, Electronic Malibu, that sold and installed advanced electronic systems including smart home, entertainment, security and telephone systems. Right out the gate Cary was retained by such luminaries as James “Jim” L. Brooks, creator of “The Simpsons”; famed feature film director John Frankenheimer (whose Malibu Colony home Robert F. Kennedy slept at the night before he was assassinated); Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards (who Cary was informed were just about to close a deal to sell their Paradise Cove bluff residence to Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayad); and Elma R. Shoemaker, heiress to Ralphs Markets.

Jim Brooks invited Cary into his Broad Beach living room with his wife and kids to watch Cary’s “Top Secret Adventures” pilot and immediately exclaimed, “Congratulations! You really have a show here!” Along with his wife’s encouragement, Jim set up a meeting for Cary with the chief of the Fox Children’s Network. Cary also introduced his show to Disney, where it became the basis for Disney’s “Spy Kids.”

Moving forward, Cary woke up one morning with a vision for another movie about a father living a minimal existence with very little money, and the day his baby boy is born, he vows in the mirror that his son will not suffer the same hardship. He vows to give his baby boy a successful education the world had never seen before. But it hilariously backfires as the boy happens to be a genius who not only got the education, but by the time he becomes 8, is a mixture between Bill Gates and Bernie Madoff, proceeding to create worldwide chaos in the wake of building his multibillion-dollar empire.

Cary shared the story with Elma’s confidant, who was so impressed he asked Cary to share his vision with her. She wrote Cary a large check to give him the time to write the screenplay, which he did. One of the business ventures the young kid in the story creates is The World’s Greatest Paper Airplane Contest between all the major aircraft makers. Cary then had the thought that the contest could take place “in reality” and hired a little boy actor to play the part of the kid in the story and gave the young actor credit for coming up with the idea of the contest. That catalyzed the making of the real contest which Cary spent a year to produce. It was a smashing success at the McDonnell Douglas hangar in Long Beach. All the major news networks broadcast stories about the contest and reached well over 100 million viewers worldwide. Cary’s screenplay became the basis for Warner Bros’ “Richie Rich” movie. Cary felt the movie missed the mark and bastardized his story. 

Another element in Cary’s screenplay about the kid is an intelligent A.I.-driven holographic person called “StarBrain” created by the kid, and it becomes the kid’s mentor in the story. Since childhood, Cary had been following advanced technology trends in aerospace and computer sciences by reading Aviation Week & Space Technology, an international McGraw-Hill weekly magazine that his father subscribed to. One day, an ICM agent (whose mother owned a home in the Malibu Colony) approached Cary, knowing of his passion for advanced technology, and asked him if he were aware of any advanced technology investments relating to entertainment technology because ICM “had infinite cash” to invest.

Cary asked the agent “for example, can they put up $400 million, roughly the cost of four feature films?” The agent said, “the sky’s the limit.” Cary phoned the most advanced technology company he could think of and that was Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. The CEO of the entire corporation got on the phone with Cary and said, “Yes. As a matter of fact, Lockheed Sanders invented the original video game and is still being paid royalties from Sega and Nintendo.” The CEO flew a Sanders executive out to Malibu from New Hampshire to meet for six hours. Sanders generated a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Cary, a $400 million investment in their “Distributed Interactive System,” which would have the computer “fire power” to simultaneously deliver live interactive television to millions of users. Cary’s vision was to utilize the system to deliver his A.I. StarBrain worldwide.

Cary was already actualizing the development of StarBrain, similar to what he did with the contest. He leveraged that Lockheed MOU to attract another MOU from Russia’s Sibnia National Labs, who at that time had a team of global leaders in A.I. algorithms critical to accurate high speed data mining for intelligent results. Cary also generated a business development plan with a former Director of Lockheed Skunk Works for a system Cary called “Lawman” that was a holographic personified LexisNexis (a legal database containing all cases, precedents, rulings, etc.) that users would simply talk to in order to spit out legal contracts and litigations most likely to win based on precedents. This met resistance with the legal community fearing they would be replaced by Lawman which could perform millions of times quicker and more accurate.

Cary envisioned StarBrain and Lawman based on the promise there would be high-speed fiber optic to the home by the late 90s. This did not materialize due to manmade roadblocks, so Cary had to move ahead with other opportunities in the meantime.  Amazingly, 22 years later in 2016, Cary filed for a patent of his PsyberCeuticals system to empower personality and consciousness development, a quantum leap from his StarBrain project 22 years prior.

Look for more Mr. Malibu stories in the next issue of Malibu Coast Lifestyle Magazine. Cary ONeal’s high-profile events and celebrity interviews reached over 22 million on television, 500,000 via social media and nearly 4 million on YouTube. Visit and to learn more.