Nov 29, 2013
Movie Meltdown - Episode 253
This week we return to our conversation about the technology of fandom. We discuss how new innovations have massively impacted movie theaters – and just how that affects the viewers. And how that differs if you are a casual fan or a hard-core movie geek. Plus how changes in the world of computers influences… everything.
And as we continue to add to our growing VHS collection, we also mention… the cloud, communal shared experience, dreaming about Transformers, dropping episodes all at once, sports and super heroes and a soap opera all rolled into one, doll-hunting shows, listening on vinyl, Nintendo Power, a steampunk Ipod, the closing of classic palace theaters, Marley and Me, streaming Netflix, doing something simultaneously with everyone else, mechanical romance, files you can’t open, don’t trust space Hitler, The Full Monty, Breaking Bad, stroking your Tardis, the skeleton playing the clarinet returns, manifestos, the death of my holy place, the new MySpace, creating your own communal experience, 3% every year, live Tweeting, Monster High and My Little Pony, Adjust your Tracking, the Facets catalog, New Marvel series, staying up ‘til 2 in the morning, collecting things, Rewind This, The Wizard, this little piece fell into place… in my heart, going to the movies every day, wrestling, an exclusive action figure, original Nintendo 8-Bit, The Beaver Trilogy, going out of print, The Walking Dead, the live experience, Pussycat Swallowtail, taking a picture of the screen, old computers, hipster aliens and an 11-month-old with a cell phone.
“People are probably consuming movies… bigger then ever. But what we’re used to seeing in theaters, it’s changed.”