The Media Nerds began this week excited about Stephen Colbert’s return to television, but was the excitement warranted? And finally, Apple delivers the set-top box Kenton & Dan have been talking about for years.
It’s that time of year again, time to shell out $10K for a magic watch! Just kidding, it’s actually IPP presentation time! CreComm students are showing off their Independent Professional Projects, and Kenton & Dan are all presented out. But it’s a good time to reflect on how well the Nerds are doing on their own ongoing IPP, this podcast. Plus, awesome Star Wars news, more cable company fuckery, and what they really think of the Apple Watch.
The Nerds talk about this week’s Apple Keynote, review (finally) the Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, and make an exciting announcement about a future remote podcast location. (Hint: there will be people dressed up. And Tasha Yar.)
Kenton and Dan have been on a bit of a TV kick lately. Ok ok, its been a lot of a TV kick. It’s been Apple TV in episodes 1 and 2, Late Night in episode 3, and not a week has gone by that they haven’t discussed Netflix in great detail. You’re probably starting to feel like they’re beating a dead horse. But the horse isn’t dead quite yet, despite how much the networks and cable companies are trying to kill it. Television is still very much alive and it’s evolving towards something very cool. It’s just a matter of how long it’ll take to get there.
And here’s Kevin Spacey with the speech that kicks off the discussion: