Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 111 “Backstories, Buyouts and Cancellations”

In our Disney Detective, Are more Virtual Queues coming to Disney Parks? And get your wallets ready for another Disney Auction

Then in our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Good bye Rangers, we hardly knew you & Is Disney finally going to fix the Snoke Problem?

And for our Entertainment News, Is Amazon taking over the World? And we’ll talk about the passing of a Disney Legend

And then we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week….

Show Notes

[INTRO THEME]

[INTRODUCTIONS] (2-3 minutes)

  • Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 111 “Backstories, Buyouts and Cancellations”
  • My considerate and thoughtful co-host Michelle Whalen

[SHOW SUMMARY] (2-3 minutes)

Today’s Episode:

  • In our Disney Detective, Are more Virtual Queues coming to Disney Parks? And get your wallets ready for another Disney Auction
  • Then in our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Good bye Rangers, we hardly knew you & Is Disney finally going to fix the Snoke Problem?
  • And for our Entertainment News, Is Amazon taking over the World? And we’ll talk about the passing of a Disney Legend
  • And then we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week….

[Show Plugs] (2-3 minutes)

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[SEGMENT 1: Disney Detective] (8-12 minutes)

  • New Disney Patent Details Dynamic Virtual Queues That Could Replace Lengthy Standby Lines
  • https://wdwnt.com/2021/05/new-disney-patent-application-details-dynamic-virtual-queues-that-could-replace-lengthy-standby-lines/?fbclid=IwAR1e-SBe4gai4mUZL8lLMGG7RpLPQ9fH_3fzDSNOeTi9sqfRAzr1soo9FUE
  • https://bit.ly/3vwdA1y 
    • Disney patent applications often provide a glimpse into how the company may address what it sees as operational issues. A patent application published May 20, 2021 addresses something theme park visitors dread: waiting in a standby queue. “Dynamic Management of Virtual Queues” provides a possible solution.
    • The patent application clearly explains why Disney wants to reduce wait times.
      • One drawback of requiring guests to wait in a queue is the psychological and physical toll that a prolonged wait can impose on those guests. As common experience will testify, waiting in line is at best tedious and, depending on the length of the wait and environmental conditions, may be physically uncomfortable.
    • In addition to the psychological and physical concerns, long queues can also lead to guest dissatisfaction and loss of revenue for the theme park.
      • Another drawback of physical queues is that they prevent a guest waiting in line from enjoying other attractions available in the same venue, which may further frustrate the waiting guests while also depriving other attractions of traffic and potential revenue. Depending on the length of the queue, a physical queue can also have unpleasant consequences for other users of the venue, for example, by congesting public spaces and restricting freedom of movement for non-queueing users of the venue.
    • The dynamic virtual queue management system uses data from across the theme park to determine when a guest is able to return to an attraction. The scenario described in the patent application mentions a guest that has a virtual queue reservation for a second attraction. The guest would like to ride the first attraction before his return time. The dynamic queue management system would take all available data, including average wait times at the first attraction, and attempt to find a return time for the first attraction. This return time will not interfere with the guest’s virtual queue at the second attraction.
    • Fig. 1 shows how the system (100) works in a venue (150). The venue is the entire theme park. Four guests (116a-d) are shown, but the patent explains that the virtual queue management system could support up to “millions of guests” at a venue. Note that guest 116b has a mobile device (160b) such as a smartphone.
    • In this example, two attractions (152, 154) feed queue information to a computing platform (102). The software code (120) analyzes the attraction data. A Cast Member (118) at the first attraction (152) has a mobile device (160a) that can also supply data to the dynamic queue management system.
    • Two other park fixtures are also represented here: a digital display board (134) and a ticketing kiosk (158), such as a FastPass kiosk.
    • Fig. 2 provides a closer look at what happens on the guest’s mobile device. The computing platform (202) that runs the dynamic queue management software (220a) is able to “summon” the guest to enter the queue. The summons (234) can be shown as a notification on a display (266) with an accompanying audible alert (238). Note that the device’s RFID chip (278) is also used; that will allow the mobile device (272) to provide more precise location information, especially in queues. Dynamic queue management could be easily supported in the My Disney Experience mobile app via a software update.
    • The flowchart shown in Fig. 3 gives a simplified view of the process used by the dynamic queue management system. After the guest requests entrance to the first attraction’s queue (381), the system checks to see if the guest is enrolled in a second attraction’s queue (382). It is important to note that the software will verify a guest’s eligibility to join a queue.
      • Examples of eligibility criteria may include how many virtual queues a guest can be enrolled in concurrently, whether the guest or guests are authorized to be present in venue 150, whether the guest or guests meet size or age requirements for admission to first attraction 152, and/or the physical proximity of the guest or guests to first attraction 152, to name a few. The eligibility checks described above serve to ensure that no individual or group obtains fraudulent or otherwise inappropriate admission to any attraction in venue 150.
    • In step 383, the system determines the guests looking to experience the first attraction. Once a group is filled, the dynamic queue management software looks for a time slot that can accommodate the group (384) and determines a return window (385). The return window is calculated using average wait times of earlier guests. Finally, the system assigns the guests to the time (386) and sends a notification.
    • Few specifics are given regarding the expiration module (426). However, the expiration module would likely address two situations: guests who miss their virtual queue return time and extended attraction downtime. Park hours could also be used to expire and prevent additional guests from entering virtual queues near closing.
    • If implemented, the dynamic queue management system would fundamentally change the Disney Parks experience by eliminating the need for long standby wait times.
  • Disney collection to be auctioned as collector sells home, moves to the beach
  • https://www.ocregister.com/2021/05/21/1000-pieces-of-disney-to-be-auctioned-as-collector-sells-home-moves-to-the-beach/?fbclid=IwAR1w_K4-Qeql-YxXhJu0sBS5IrG_mMRdilJrpF8oZ5FK7hqp4PbDnp0CIaE
  • https://bit.ly/3yMbbSK 
    • Disney collector Scott Rummell just sold the four-bedroom Yorba Linda home that he and his wife, Terry, spent 23 years transforming into their very own “happiest place on Earth.”
    • Assorted ride vehicles, hand-silkscreened attraction posters, and other objects from the 25,000-piece Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom collection infuse almost every corner of the 4,569-square-foot house with playfulness. But none of it comes with the deal — the house fetched $2.24 million with multiple offers six days after listing on April 23.
    • It closed 12% over the asking price on May 17.
    • “I didn’t want to make it so kitschy that a family couldn’t move in with whatever their own spin on this house is,” says Rummell, a Hollywood voice-over talent who plans to relocate to Dana Point and auction most of his collection.
    • “The biggest auction where a guy like me sold off a whole house full of Disney stuff did about $7 million in two days,” he says. “If I do half of that, I will be very happy.”
    • Going to auction is “all the big stuff,” including four vintage ride vehicles seen during a recent tour of the Yorba Linda home. They include a Rocket Jets rocket, an Autopia racer car and a Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride buggy from Magic Kingdom with two rows of seats versus Disneyland’s one.
    • Another is the Skyway gondola, similar to one recently sold at auction for $600,000. 
    • The gondola anchors the upstairs bonus room where it shares space with a 70-pound Monstro the Whale tooth, “Pirates of the Caribbean” pinball machine and handpainted attraction signs once attached to the side of the Disneyland Omnibus. A 1955 Disneyland opening day pennant hangs among the hundreds of narrow pointed flags covering a plank ceiling.
    • Also displayed are various props from movies whose trailers Rummell has voiced in that deep, resonant style he slips into so easily as he leads visitors through the house. Other times he goes into the announcer voice he used during a brief stint as the Voice of Disneyland in the early ’90s.
    • He doesn’t speak that way normally.
    • A lifelong Disney enthusiast, Rummell began building the collection with his Donald Duck collector wife after they married in the early 1980s. The pieces create designated Disney themes in their longtime home, from a Main Street USA living room to a formal dining room designed after the Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia, which Rummell’s grandfather helped build, he said.
    • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room inspired the look of a bathroom in the workspace house addition, near Rummell’s office and glassed-in studio.
    • A Mickey Mouse recording light above the studio is among the keepers he plans to relocate to Dana Point, where a new studio was going up.
    • “Can you imagine the voice talents that have walked underneath that light? I always think of that whenever I’m in my studio,” he says.
    • Haunted Mansion plaques adorn a brick-covered passageway to the kitchen.
    • The open and airy kitchen combines different Disney restaurants, from Club 33 to Plaza Gardens. An original Club 33 foiled glass sign hangs above the doorway to the dining room.
    • According to Rummell, it was one of three initially made in the early days of Club 33.
    • When the time came to swap it for another, the sign maker held onto it. It ended up with a collector.
    • “That collector knew that it would be special to me,” Rummell says. “We had my dad’s 75th birthday at Club 33. Terry and I had our 33rd anniversary at Club 33. And so, I traded him for it. That doesn’t come with the house.”
    • The nearby Disney train room packs railroad artifacts, from bells to wheels. Overhead, a model train circled a tunnel painted inside a Grand Canyon Diorama mural and past a building where a miniature Walt Disney looks out the window.
    • It is one of several Hidden Mickeys on the property.
    • The old-fashioned movie theater behind a hidden door evokes Main Street Cinema.
    • Up the staircase with its replica Mark Twain Riverboat hand railings is the spacious Disney Dream Suite. A glass door opens to a balcony with ironwork inspired by Carnation Plaza Gardens.
    • The balcony overlooks a resort-style backyard with a half basketball court, an in-ground trampoline, and a swimming pool with a waterfall and waterslide behind it. Next to the waterfall is a Mickey Mouse topiary — yet another Hidden Mickey.
    • “Even though it seems like we’re leaving Disney behind, we’re not,” he says. “We designed our Dana Point house to look like the Disney Beach Club Resort in Orlando. We actually bought art that they had in the lobby and rooms so it has that Disney nautical feel. And so, we’re not leaving Disney completely behind.”
    • He takes a moment.
    • “We should move on before I start crying.”
    • The Rummells were represented by listing agent Casey Brookman of Paul Kott Realtors, Inc. Sung Won Byun of New Star Realty and Investment represented the buyer.

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[SEGMENT 2: Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy] (8-12 minutes)

  • One Of The New Star Wars Series Has Already Been Cancelled
  • https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/ent/star-wars-series-cancelled.html
  • https://bit.ly/3vuZRbn 
    • Dave Filoni, the man who made Star Wars: The Clone Wars immersive enough to qualify as canon, was recently given a hefty raise at Lucasfilm, courtesy of Kathleen Kennedy herself. A purist in his own right, Filoni was granted the Herculean task of overseeing Kennedy’s slate of Star Wars projects, ensuring each project remains connected to a larger, more overarching narrative and in the process, eventually completed. But one show has already been left behind: The Mandalorian spinoff Rangers of the New Republic.
    • A report from Variety’s Adam B. Vary reveals the series, previously helmed by Filoni and Jon Favreau, is no longer in active development. This could either mean the show has been cancelled or indefinitely shelved while Dave Filoni refocuses his attention on developing Lucasfilm’s other properties. Whatever the case, it is curious the decision happens to coincide with Filoni’s promotion, which may imply it was his choice to let Rangers of the New Republic go. As we said, there are simply too many Star Wars specials coming up. Filoni may have determined the scope as potentially unfeasible and removed a chess piece from the board in the hopes of better puppeteering the next stage in Star Wars canon.
    • The rise of the “shared universe” is fundamentally changing cinema, one massive press release at a time. It’s no longer enough to simply green-light one movie, and see what happens next. Studios are now obligated to give an entire slate of 10 or so films and television specials the go-ahead in one sitting, in a grand planet-wide broadcast to remember forever. Science fiction epics like Star Wars got the bug decades earlier with the franchise’s unique propensity for one trilogy at a time, but now Lucasfilm intends to take the next step by imitating Marvel and longtime space rival Star Trek in developing its own shared universe. But with a cluster of films and streaming exclusives already promised, is it even humanly possible for every single project to last long enough to make it to production? A catalog this big is practically demanding cancellation. For one thing, Star Wars purists can’t even keep up with Kathleen Kennedy’s monster slate of upcoming titles, much less casual viewers. Whether this bodes well for the franchise or is simply an omen of the times, we can’t say for sure.
    • Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic was originally eyeing Gina Carano’s Cara Dune to take the reins as series protagonist. It would’ve been the second time a Mandalorian side character was given their own spinoff, with Temuera Morrison’s Boba Fett being the first to secure a starring role in his own TV show. Unfortunately for Carano, plans changed after Lucasfilm got wind of the former mixed martial artist’s tweets and immediately severed ties for apparent transphobia. Fans didn’t think ejecting Carano would amount to dropping Rangers of the New Republic completely, but Dave Filoni probably thought losing Cara Dune is worth axing (or otherwise shelving) the show entirely.
    • With Rangers of the New Republic basically cancelled (or on hold, it depends on who you’re asking) and Dave Filoni struggling to manage every single Star Wars project under his wing, it won’t be long till Lucasfilm cancels a second title in the studio’s efforts to keep its shared universe controlled. The Book of Boba Fett is next to stream after the second season of The Mandalorian; the cast is currently filming in Los Angeles. Both Ahsoka and Obi-Wan Kenobi are still in pre-production. Star Wars: The Bad Batch has been available on Disney+ since May the Fourth. The Book of Boba Fett hits the streaming platform on December.
  • Dave Filoni Is Erasing the ‘Star Wars’ Sequels’ Snoke Problem
  • https://insidethemagic.net/2021/05/filoni-bad-batch-solves-snoke-mystery-rwb1/?fbclid=IwAR1fxKI68N2aYyVmCMnWMPs4AfnQmhp4oHAj1JEYXQJZl4ZT6BlJOqCqPPk
  • https://bit.ly/3hXNCA5 
    • The Star Wars sequel trilogy had some plot holes, at best. At worst, it completely ruined the Star Wars universe George Lucas spent decades upon decades of his life building. No matter which Star Wars fan camp you fall into, we can all agree upon the fact that Supreme Leader Snoke was far from the best villain the Star Wars franchise has ever seen.
    • Snoke didn’t really serve many purposes throughout Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017), and the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga, Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
    • His origin story was never fully explained and his primary purpose for existing seemed to be to allow Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) to ultimately take over as Supreme Leader — he was, essentially, a placeholder for the former Ben Solo without a real story of his own.
    • During The Mandalorian Season 2, showrunner Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni already started explaining Snoke’s origin better than the Star Wars sequels ever did when they introduced Dr. Pershing (Omid Abtahi) and his clone experiments for Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito).
    • Now, Filoni is picking up where he left off in his latest Star Wars animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
    • The Bad Batch began right where Star Wars: The Clone Wars ended in the Star Wars timeline. In Episode 1, “The Aftermath”, we found ourselves in the middle of the fray during the execution of Palpatine’s execution of Order 66, watching a confused Clone Force 99 — Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Echo, and Crosshair — try to understand why all of the clone troopers around them just turned on the Jedi Generals they had served for years.
    • The culprit, of course, was the clones’ inhibitor chips, which had been implanted on Kamino. Omega, a female clone who plays into the theory we’ll dive into in just a moment, joined the ranks of Clone Force 99 when Crosshair left to become an Imperial officer.
    • A former medical ward worker on Kamino, she has also helped the “defective” clones understand exactly how the inhibitor chips work.
    • Now, one Star Wars fan has theorized that the Kaminoans might be even more closely tied to Snoke, The Mandalorian‘s Dr. Pershing’s experiments on Grogu, and even Rey (Daisy Ridley) than we ever knew:
    • I theorize Kaminoans figured out how to clone Force sensitive users with Omega and because Tarkin will completely stop the clones, Kaminoans will refuse to give the info on how to clone force sensitive users to the empire. Somehow, the Empire will find out by Omega most likely. And then Palpatine will send Vader to retrieve the info. Kaminoans will refuse and Vader will kill them all basically erradicating the entire Kaminoan species. This is why we only see “human” Kaminoans in Mando.
    • Though it seems unlikely that Darth Vader will ultimately appear in The Bad Batch, the rest of this theory does seem to hold water, particularly when one realizes that we haven’t ever seen a native Kaminoan in the Star Wars chronology after The Bad Batch is set.
    • One particularly intriguing notion that this idea gives rise to is the fact that Omega could actually be the perfect Force-sensitive clone — not Force-sensitive, but disfigured, like Snoke, or attractive, but “useless,” like Rey’s father.
    • Inverse also had thoughts about this new theory, noting:
    • …there’s one way Lama Su and Nala Se, both Kaminoans, might have moved to save themselves from the Empire’s wrath…the Kaminoans could have worked a fail-safe into the same inhibitor chips, bringing the clones on Kamino to their aid during an attack.
    • They continued, astutely pointing out:
    • This theory is convincing, if only through its sheer effectiveness. Palpatine had the Kaminoans working on clone technology for years, so it’s hard to believe they never developed the tech he wanted most (the ability to create a perfect, Force-sensitive clone).
    • Now, as Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni continue to expand their Star Wars story on Disney+ with The Mandalorian Season 3, starring bounty hunter Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), and its trio of spinoffs — Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic, and The Book of Boba Fett — the galaxy is rife with possibilities for the talented duo to finally erase and explain some of the sequel trilogy’s problems once and for all.
    • The next wave of Favreau and Filoni’s Star Wars series are expected to introduce a number of Expanded Universe characters into the existing Star Wars canon. Star Wars Legends fan-favorites Grand Admiral Thrawn and Mara Jade Skywalker are both presumed to be making their live-action debuts soon, for example.

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[SEGMENT 3: Entertainment News] (8-12 minutes)

  • MGM Sold to Amazon for $8.45 Billion in Blockbuster Deal
  • https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/mgm-sold-to-amazon-deal-4075596/
  • https://bit.ly/3vyJ8nO 
    • The tech giant will add a big collection of Hollywood classics and potential franchises to its Prime membership mix.
    • In a landmark mega deal, Amazon is acquiring MGM Holdings — whose storied studio boasts one of the largest film and TV libraries — in a bid to turbocharge its Prime membership offering to customers and potentially mine intellectual property of franchises such as James Bond and Rocky.
    • The deal, pending regulatory approval, values the studio at $8.45 billion. “The real financial value behind this deal is the treasure trove of IP in the deep catalog that we plan to reimagine and develop together with MGM’s talented team. It’s very exciting and provides so many opportunities for high-quality storytelling,” said Mike Hopkins, senior vp Prime Video and Amazon Studios, in unveiling the buy.
    • The acquisition, revealed just days after AT&T announced a $43 billion plan on May 17 to spin off its WarnerMedia division, including HBO and Warner Bros., to Discovery, marks the latest major consolidation to rattle the entertainment industry. Amazon, led by CEO Andy Jassy and founder Jeff Bezos — who has pushed the tech giant further into Hollywood — recently enlisted Jeff Blackburn to rejoin the Seattle-based company as head of global media and entertainment, overseeing divisions from games to audio and video, with a June 7 start date.
    • Amazon — which disclosed in April that 175 million Prime members have viewed movies and TV shows on its platform in the past year — is battling Netflix (207 million global subs) and Disney+ (103 million subs) for global supremacy among top streamers. Among its original scripted fare, Amazon launched Barry Jenkins’ limited series The Underground Railroad this month, its The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a perennial Emmy nominee and its biggest upcoming bet is a pricey The Lord of the Rings series. Amazon earned Oscar nominations this year with Sound of Metal, One Night in Miami and sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, among other titles. The studio has picked up films like Eddie Murphy comedy Coming 2 America (Paramount) and the upcoming Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (New Regency) and aggressively moved to nab live NFL rights, including Thursday Night Football, from Fox beginning in 2022. Last year alone, Amazon spent $11 billion on video and music content for Prime Video and Amazon Music.
    • Now, it will add a vast collection of Hollywood classics and franchises to its mix. MGM boasts a film library of around 4,000 titles and 17,000 hours of TV programming, including the Bond, Rocky/Creed and The Hobbit film franchises. The 25th installment in the Bond series, No Time to Die, was delayed multiple times to Oct. 8, 2021, as the pandemic has slowed a box office recovery. (The Bond franchise rights are co-owned by Eon Productions, run by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.) Additionally planned for this year is Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, starring Lady Gaga, and animated sequel The Addams Family 2.
    • MGM also boasts one of the largest collections of classic Hollywood titles, including 1980’s Raging Bull, 1987’s Moonstruck, and 1991’s Thelma & Louise and Silence of the Lambs. (In unveiling the buy, Amazon stated that MGM’s film catalog “complements the work of Amazon Studios, which has primarily focused on producing TV show programming.”)
    • MGM’s top shareholder is Anchorage Capital, run by former Goldman Sachs executive Kevin Ulrich, who leads the studio’s board of directors. The company has gone without a single CEO since March 2018 when Gary Barber, the Spyglass Entertainment founder who joined MGM after it emerged from bankruptcy in 2010, was abruptly fired. Multiple senior execs form the “office of the CEO” and report to the board of directors of the firm. Ulrich, in the deal announcement, stated: “The opportunity to align MGM’s storied history with Amazon is an inspiring combination.”
    • Much of MGM’s revenue comes from licensing deals for its vast film and television content library, its public disclosure in June 2020 showed. The Beverly Hills-based studio disclosed a round of layoffs last April that impacted 50 staffers out of its 750 employees while senior management took “voluntary pay reductions” amid the film and TV shutdown during the pandemic.
    • The studio’s film group is led by chairman Michael De Luca, the New Line Cinema and DreamWorks veteran who joined MGM in January 2020. The TV side is overseen by Mark Burnett, the reality format mogul who arrived at the firm in 2015 after spearheading shows like NBC’s The Apprentice and CBS’ Survivor. 
    • MGM TV produces Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, FX’s Fargo and History’s Vikings, and the studio has a stake in unscripted offerings like NBC’s The Voice and CNBC’s Shark Tank. The studio has grown through acquisitions like Evolution Film & Tape, Inc., the makers of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and Big Fish Entertainment, which produces Live Rescue.
    • In 2017, MGM acquired full ownership of premium pay TV network Epix — whose original series include Godfather of Harlem, Get Shorty and Britannia — from Lionsgate and Viacom for $1.031 billion and installed former TBS and TNT vet Michael Wright as president. MGM launched Epix Now as a stand-alone streaming service in February 2019 at a price of $6 a month. While the company didn’t break out subscriber numbers in its latest earnings release, MGM disclosed that revenue from Epix totaled $111 million for the three months ending in September 2020.
    • The sale of MGM marks the newest chapter for the venerable studio whose history dates back nearly a century. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was founded in 1924 by movie theater chain mogul Marcus Loew. The studio put into production as one of its first releases the silent epic Ben-Hur, an early hit that would be remade multiple times, including 1959’s Oscar-winning version and 2016’s costly big-budget misfire. It also produced The Wizard of Oz and the highest domestic grossing film of all time adjusted for inflation, 1939’s Gone With the Wind. MGM signed up a large roster of Hollywood stars like Myrna Loy, Clark Gable and Joan Crawford who bolstered the studio’s early years and in subsequent decades backed Oscar winners The Apartment (1960) and West Side Story (1961).
    • In 1969, as the studio disclosed a loss, financier and Las Vegas hotel owner Kirk Kerkorian nabbed control over MGM from Edgar Bronfman, who had been the firm’s largest shareholder. Shortly thereafter, MGM moved its corporate headquarters from New York to Culver City. The 1970s would also see the launch of one of MGM’s most enduring franchises when Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky, made for around $1 million, became a $100 million-plus box office blockbuster and claimed the best picture Oscar at the 49th Academy Awards in 1977.
    • In 1980, Kerkorian split the film holdings from his resort holdings, which currently trade as MGM on the New York Stock Exchange. A year later, MGM acquired distributor United Artists for $380 million from Transamerica shortly after UA financed Michael Cimino’s infamous box office bomb Heaven’s Gate, which grossed $3.5 million on a budget of $44 million.
    • Kerkorian sold MGM/UA to mogul Ted Turner in 1986 for $1.5 billion, then quickly bought assets back — except for the pre-1986 film library, which stayed with Turner (and many classic films like The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain and 2001: A Space Odyssey are now in the WarnerMedia collection). Kerkorian next sold assets in 1990 to Italian mogul Giancarlo Parretti’s Pathe Communications for $1.3 billion. Later, Kerkorian led another group to buy the studio in 1996 from French bank Credit Lyonnais, then sold in 2005 to a Sony Corp.-led consortium for a reported $5 billion. MGM filed for bankruptcy in November 2010 before emerging a month later under new management led by Spyglass founders Barber and Roger Birnbaum.
    • Over the past decade, MGM’s film hits have included the billion-dollar grossers The Hobbit and Bond entry Spectre in 2012, a blockbuster revival of the Rocky franchise with 2015’s Creed ($173 million globally) and 2019’s animated reboot of The Addams Family ($203 million).
    • Last July, MGM restructured its Orion Pictures — a label purchased in 1997 for its film library that included Oscar winner Dances With Wolves and actioner Robocop — to prioritize telling underrepresented stories, with Just Mercy producer Alana Mayo named as president. In October, the studio relaunched American International Pictures as a banner for deals of indie foreign sales titles.
  • Samuel E. Wright Dies: ‘The Little Mermaid’s Sebastian The Crab, Broadway’s Mufasa Was 74
  • https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/samuel-e-wright-dies-little-213326376.html
  • https://yhoo.it/3uuZP1Q 
    • Samuel E. Wright, whose vocal portrayal of Sebastian the crab in Disney’s The Little Mermaid included the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea,” died yesterday at his home in the village of Walden, New York, of prostate cancer. He was 74.
    • His death was announced on the Facebook page of the town of Montgomery, New York.
    • “Sam was an inspiration to us all and along with his family established the Hudson Valley Conservatory,” the tribute states. “Sam and his family have impacted countless Hudson Valley youth always inspiring them to reach higher and dig deeper to become the best version of themselves. On top of his passion for the arts and his love for his family, Sam was most known for walking into a room and simply providing PURE JOY to those he interacted with. He loved to entertain, he loved to make people smile and laugh and he loved to love.”
    • Though known to millions as the voice of the Jamaican crab who serves as King Triton’s advisor and sings one of the most beloved songs in the Disney canon, Wright has an extensive roster of Broadway credits, beginning with his multiple roles (apostle, leper, reporter) in the original 1971 production of Jesus Christ Superstar. In 1974 he replaced Ben Vereen as the Leading Player in the hit musical Pippin.
    • By the early 1990s, Wright had appeared on Broadway in Over Here!, The Tap Dance Kid (scoring the first of two Tony Award nominations), Welcome to the Club and, in 1991, the hit Lincoln Center Theater production of Mule Bone by Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston with music by Taj Mahal.
    • In 1997, Wright originated the role of Mufasa in the Broadway production of The Lion King, earning his second Tony nomination
    • Wright began his television career in 1976 with a series regular role on Ball Four, the baseball comedy starring Jim Bouton, and in 1980 was cast as Officer Turk Adams in a costarring role with Sonny Shroyer on the Dukes of Hazzard spin-off sitcom Enos. Subsequent appearances included roles on All My Children, The Cosby Show, Spencer For Hire and Jonny Zero. In 1988 he played jazz great Dizzy Gillespie in Clint Eastwood’s Charlie Parker biopic Bird.
    • The following year would bring his signature role when directors Ron Clements and John Musker cast him as the scene-stealing crab in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Given the movie’s standout song to perform, Wright delivered the impossibly catchy “Under the Sea” with a reggae lilt that would give voice to one of the most famous and loved songs written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.
    • Watch the Under the Sea video below. Wright also performed Mermaid‘s “Kiss the Girl,” itself a Best Song Oscar nominee.
    • The role would stay with Wright for decades, as the actor voiced the jovial crustacean in sequels and spin-offs including the 1992-94 TV series, video shorts such as Sebastian’s Caribbean Jamboree (1991), Disney’s The Little Mermaid 2 (2000), House of Mouse (2001) and, his final credit, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (2008).
    • In 2000, Wright voiced another Disney character for the live-action/computer-animated hybrid film Dinosaur. As Kron, Wright played against his friendly Sebastian demeanor to voice the imperialistic, unforgiving leader of the survivalist Iguanadon herd.
    • Wright is survived by wife Amanda and children Keely, Dee and Sam.

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[SEGMENT 4: Insightful Picks of the Week] (8-12 minutes)

Michelle 

Joe

  • Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Hulu
  • https://www.hulu.com/series/star-trek-enterprise-0430cf6b-2a15-44eb-af69-dfa8edc4d894
  • https://hulu.tv/3oUsj3U 
    • The show originally aired for four seasons from 2001 to 2005
    • It was the last Star Trek series of the “Next Generation” era that included Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and the Star Trek Motion Pictures 
    • Set in the 22nd century, a century before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the United Federation of Planets.
    • The show takes place during the early pioneering days of deep space exploration, when interstellar travel is in its infancy and the United Federation of Planets is still decades away. 
    • Captain Jonathan Archer is the prototype for Starfleet captains to come; he’s bold, intensely curious and eager to venture where no man has gone before. 
    • Unlike the seasoned, sometimes unflappable officers of the 24th century, the crew of ENTERPRISE exhibits a sense of wonder and excitement, as well as a little trepidation about the strange things they’ll encounter. 
    • With their star charts mostly empty, they’ll have to prove they’re ready for life among the stars.
    • It was a bold attempt to transition from the post apocalyptic world seen in the movie Star Trek: First Contact to the technologically and socially advanced world from the Original 1960’s version of the show onward.
    • At times the show struggles to present itself as technologically inferior to what we saw in other franchises
    • Character development through season one is rough but by the second season you settle in nicely with a familiar crew with their idiosyncrasies.
    • The cavalcade of alien appearances is inline with what you’d expect, some familiar faces, some not so much. 
    • Modern prosthetics and CGI bring to life some of the campier aliens familiar to us from the original series.
      • The Andorians are more animated, especially their antenna
      • The Gorn now looks as intimidating as we were lead to believe when we faced single actor in a poorly fitting rubber suit
      • For the most part the Vulcans are seen as the overbearing parents to humans rather than the staunch if logical allies we know them to be later in history
      • And there’s a whole host of new and interesting aliens.
    • It’s worth noting that 2021 is the 55th anniversary of Star Trek
      • You’ll find numerous conventions, virtual panels and appearances around the world marking the anniversary
      • One of the biggest is being held August 11th-15th at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada
      • The parade of former Star Trek stars appearing at the convention is huge, including Conner Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Gary Graham, and John Billingsley from Enterprise plus stars of every other incarnation of Star Trek
      • https://www.creationent.com/cal/cemission_lv.html 
      • https://bit.ly/3oWY8cl 

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podcast series taking a deeper look

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joseph and michelle whalen a husband and

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welcome to insights into entertainment

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this is episode

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111 backstories buyouts and

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cancellations

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i’m your host joseph whalen and my

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considerate and

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thoughtful co-host michelle whalen hi

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everyone

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how you doing today sweetheart i am

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fabulous and you

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i am equally fabulous

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i’m so glad to hear it so how was your

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week this week

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long yeah and it’s not over yet not over

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we still got one more day but hey

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long weekend right kind of sorta yeah

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for some of us

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for some of us you have to put a full

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day in on monday though right yeah

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here’s to hoping there you go hope in

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one hand and

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well that’s not for this podcast

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that is not that’s not what we’re

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talking about today today we’re talking

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about what are we talking about today

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talking entertainment we’re always

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talking

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right so today in our disney detective

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are more virtual cues coming to disney

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parks

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and get your wallets ready for another

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disney auction

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then in our tales from the edge of the

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galaxy goodbye rangers we hardly knew

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you

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and is disney finally going to fix the

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snoke

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problem nice then in our entertainment

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news

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is amazon taking over the world they’re

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trying to

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disney might have something to say about

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that they might

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and we’ll talk about the passing of a

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disney legend

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and then we’ll finish up with our

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insightful picks of the week and we do

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have an afterthought this week

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from an event we attended on saturday

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sunday sunday sunday sunday sunday

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sunday sunday sunday

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uh and then we’ll talk about what we’re

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doing this weekend too for those who

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might have tickets in the area or can

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get

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something like that sure but anyway are

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you ready to get started sure let’s do

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here we go

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go for disney detective so it seems that

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there is a

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new disney patent uh that was just

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registered not that long ago

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and the patent is kind of a glimpse into

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how the company may be addressing

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what it sees as operational issues so

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the patent application was published in

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may of 2021 and it addresses something

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theme park visitors dread waiting in a

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standby queue

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so what they’re calling the dynamic

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management of virtual

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cues provides a possible solution

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obviously one of the drawback of

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requiring guests to wait in a queue

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is the physiological and psychological

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toll that it actually takes

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on you know a prolonged wait time um

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for most guests as common experiences

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will testify waiting in a line

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that is you know at best tedious and

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depending on the length of the weight

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and the environmental conditions might

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also be physically

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uncomfortable um obviously you know

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other drawbacks of guests waiting in a

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queue for so long is that it keeps them

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from

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enjoying other attractions uh that are

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you know possibly in the same venue or

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near the the same

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area that they’re in and also potential

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revenue that

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uh the park isn’t making from those

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guests that are waiting

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you know in this very very long line so

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when you read through this article there

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are all these

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diagrams and flow charts and

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and everything basically trying to

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explain

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what um each of the patents

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kind of how they would work

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in some cases they’re very similar

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to um the fast pass

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program that they already have where you

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can only make

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you know so many fast passes within a

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certain amount of time

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and once it expires then you can make

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you know other arrangements

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um the other talks about

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uh being able to kind of

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pre-validate you so that

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it would have information about you know

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the age of

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your children so if it’s a ride that you

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have to be a certain height for

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it might not let you get on the queue uh

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for that

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um so there’s all these different

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variations

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of it that they that they have that

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they’re proposing

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um so one would be where okay you you go

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to get on a line and the wait time is

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say

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45 minutes so it puts you in a queue

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where you you’re not physically waiting

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on that line for the 45 minutes it’ll

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notify you like 10 minutes beforehand

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that you have to start coming back and

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then you could go off and

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do something else within that area and

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then

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the way that the system from you know

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what i was reading about it if you go

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and try and do something else

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it knows that you already have a wait

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time

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within the next 45 minutes so that might

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give you a wait time

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for an hour and a half taking into

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account oh it’s gonna

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you know take you you know you have 45

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minutes to

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to do the other ride and then your

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travel time or whatever

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so it it again it sounds like it’s a

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little bit more

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advanced than the fast pass system

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which as far as i know they’re not

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utilizing right now

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but they’re probably going to be

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starting it back

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up because they’re opening up capacity

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in the different parks now the only

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thing as of right

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now that they’re using the virtual cue

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for is rise of the resistance

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but with that when it first started you

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had to physically be in the park

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by a certain time to try and get the cue

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then they kind of

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opened it up and you didn’t have to

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necessarily be

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in the park but you had to already have

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your reservation

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for that day to get it but then they

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were doing like

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multiple um releases of tickets so they

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were doing like a 7 a.m they were doing

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like a 10 a.m

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and like a 2 p.m you know so that if you

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didn’t necessarily get

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the first batch you had a second so this

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doesn’t

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talk about like the time of anything but

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it does mention

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you know you would need to have some

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sort of smartphone

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uh device to be able to access it

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um and again it’s kind of like a

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melding of the current fastpass system

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and the virtual cue that they already

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use but in some cases it also kind of

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reminded me

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of if you remember when we went to

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disneyland

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and you had the scooter and we went to

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go to the haunted mansion

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and they didn’t have you know a handicap

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entrance they gave you a a hindi or

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um i don’t remember what they called it

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a guest with disabilities

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pass or something and they gave us a

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specific time

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to come back so it kind of sounds like

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that where

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it would be on a bigger scale it

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wouldn’t just be

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for certain guests it would be for every

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guest this way

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they don’t have all these people waiting

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online you could go and do other things

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to you know be able to do more during

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your day

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well i have to say as someone who goes

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to disney

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probably more than is healthy and

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somebody who hates waiting

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it’s about freaking time to decide to

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throw some

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technology at this what they did for

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rise of the resistance

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worked out exceedingly well i think yep

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even though you had to be in the park at

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the time to do it but

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they’ve been throwing technology at ride

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cues for

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quite some time now and the whole

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purpose was

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to keep you occupied right so they so

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in typical disney fashion they turned

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waiting in line

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into an attraction right and to me

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you’re still waiting in line

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i don’t care if there’s stuff that i can

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push in and screens that entertain me

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and whatever

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right i don’t want to have to wait in

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line if i don’t have to

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so the concept of this where we had

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found out quite some time ago that they

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were tracking where you were going with

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your fast your

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uh your magic magic bands because they

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were using it for

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for photos on rides and stuff like that

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so

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experimenting with that technology early

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on to track users

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in the park seems to this seems to be

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the next logical

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step to that where they can manage cues

0:10:49.680,0:10:54.399
now so instead of making the cues longer

0:10:52.640,0:10:55.839
and giving you buttons to push to keep

0:10:54.399,0:10:58.720
you occupied

0:10:55.839,0:11:00.800
let’s reduce the size of cues let’s give

0:10:58.720,0:11:02.560
you the ability to schedule yourself

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around these cues and let’s throw

0:11:02.560,0:11:06.480
technology at it

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let’s finally use technology to manage

0:11:06.480,0:11:10.720
the cues

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not manage the right gas right

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and i think this is a brilliant idea i

0:11:12.560,0:11:15.680
hope they roll this out

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i can’t imagine they’re going to roll it

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out on all rides right i could

0:11:17.600,0:11:22.640
definitely see them

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opening it up on the e-ticket

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you know your your big your premiere

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your premiere rides and then you have

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your lower levels where

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you have to wait okay so if i’m waiting

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10 15 minutes on a

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a smaller ride at least i can go do that

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knowing that my place

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the advantage that you might have with

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that is now that you can reserve a place

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in line through

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the virtual cues it will likely lessen

0:11:45.360,0:11:49.440
the cues at the secondary rise right

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well because now you’re scheduling

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yourself around them

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right so now those secondary cues become

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your line

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those secondary’s become your cue right

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you know that’s where you’re being

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entertained is in these other ones

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until it’s your turn to get on right and

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i could see them also

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you know once things kind of start

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opening back

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up offering more shows offering more

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magical things to do to fill your time

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you know while you’re waiting for oh we

0:12:18.320,0:12:20.639
got 10 more minutes what do we want to

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do oh let’s just

0:12:20.639,0:12:24.320
let’s go get an ice cream or let’s go

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get and i can see that

0:12:24.320,0:12:31.600
you putting the stage shows on in

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in a manner on based on locations and

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times

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tied to those cues right so it allows

0:12:34.959,0:12:38.399
them to be more organized in how they’re

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having their talent out there in the

0:12:38.399,0:12:43.040
first place

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um so i think this is a great idea i i

0:12:43.040,0:12:47.200
commend them for it i hope to see how it

0:12:45.920,0:12:48.560
works in practice and

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and i think it’s going to work out very

0:12:48.560,0:12:52.000
well yeah i think you’re going to find a

0:12:50.320,0:12:54.079
lot more satisfied guests in your parks

0:12:52.000,0:12:56.639
now because of this oh absolutely

0:12:54.079,0:12:58.639
so what else do we have so this was a

0:12:56.639,0:13:02.000
story that had popped up

0:12:58.639,0:13:04.079
uh from the oc register dot com

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and it seems that there is a disney

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collection that is going to be

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auctioned as the collector is selling

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his home and moving to the beach

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so disney collector scott rummel sold

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his four bedroom

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home in california that he and his wife

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terry had spent the last 23 years

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transforming into their own happiest

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place on earth

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there are assorted ride vehicles hand

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silk screened attraction posters and

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other objects

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from his uh 25 000 piece

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disneyland and walt disney world magic

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kingdom collection

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which has infused almost every corner

0:13:40.480,0:13:47.680
of the 4 500 square foot house

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but unfortunately

0:13:47.680,0:13:51.199
the house being sold none of the disney

0:13:49.680,0:13:54.680
stuff was being sold

0:13:51.199,0:13:57.680
with it the house actually fetched

0:13:54.680,0:13:58.880
2.24 million dollars with multiple

0:13:57.680,0:14:01.920
offers six

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six days after its listing and actually

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closed at 12

0:14:03.360,0:14:10.079
over the asking price so again

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you know buyer’s market um he had said i

0:14:10.079,0:14:13.680
didn’t want to make it

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so kitschy that a family couldn’t move

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in or

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whatever their own spin on the house is

0:14:17.600,0:14:23.440
rummel who is a hollywood voice-over

0:14:19.839,0:14:26.880
talent plans to relocate to dana’s point

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and is auctioning most of his collection

0:14:26.880,0:14:31.360
he said the biggest auction where a guy

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like me sold off his whole house full of

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disney stuff

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got about seven million dollars in two

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days

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if i do half of that i’d be very happy

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going to auction is all of his big stuff

0:14:41.760,0:14:45.760
including

0:14:42.480,0:14:49.199
four vintage ride vehicles

0:14:45.760,0:14:52.880
which include a rocket jet rocket

0:14:49.199,0:14:56.079
an autotopia car a car from

0:14:52.880,0:14:58.480
mr toad’s wild ride from magic kingdom

0:14:56.079,0:15:00.160
with the two-row seat versus the the

0:14:58.480,0:15:03.519
disneyland version

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um another is a skyway gondola

0:15:03.519,0:15:07.040
which a similar one had actually sold at

0:15:06.160,0:15:10.399
auction for

0:15:07.040,0:15:13.600
six hundred thousand dollars once before

0:15:10.399,0:15:15.600
um so the gondola actually anchors the

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upstairs bonus room where it shares

0:15:15.600,0:15:20.160
space with a

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700 i’m sorry a 70 pound monstro the

0:15:20.160,0:15:22.880
whale

0:15:20.639,0:15:23.839
tooth um there’s a pirates of the

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caribbean

0:15:23.839,0:15:27.279
pinball machine hand-painted attraction

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signs

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that once were attached to the inside of

0:15:30.320,0:15:35.240
disneyland

0:15:31.839,0:15:37.040
the disneyland omnibus he also has a

0:15:35.240,0:15:39.600
1955 disneyland

0:15:37.040,0:15:42.240
opening day pennant that hangs among

0:15:39.600,0:15:44.399
hundreds of narrow-pointed signs

0:15:42.240,0:15:46.079
um you know just looking at pictures of

0:15:44.399,0:15:49.279
his house like every room

0:15:46.079,0:15:52.639
it’s so tastefully done it’s not

0:15:49.279,0:15:55.199
you know overcrowded um

0:15:52.639,0:15:56.079
his one bathroom is like tiki room

0:15:55.199,0:15:58.160
themed

0:15:56.079,0:16:00.160
he has a brick hallway going to his

0:15:58.160,0:16:02.240
kitchen that he has a haunted mansion

0:16:00.160,0:16:05.360
plaque

0:16:02.240,0:16:06.959
just tons and tons of stuff um you know

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one of the other things was that it

0:16:06.959,0:16:10.079
seems that his grandfather actually

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helped

0:16:10.079,0:16:14.639
build the columbia ship so he has some

0:16:13.759,0:16:18.000
artifacts

0:16:14.639,0:16:21.040
you know from that as well um and then

0:16:18.000,0:16:24.480
one of the areas he has a club 33

0:16:21.040,0:16:27.920
sign which was actually

0:16:24.480,0:16:31.680
an original from the park um

0:16:27.920,0:16:34.160
he’s spent time at club 33 as well

0:16:31.680,0:16:36.800
so he had said that he had had his dad’s

0:16:34.160,0:16:38.880
75th birthday at club 33

0:16:36.800,0:16:40.000
they had their wedding anniversary their

0:16:38.880,0:16:43.199
33rd

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wedding anniversary at club 33 and

0:16:43.199,0:16:50.560
new uh the one of the sign makers who

0:16:47.519,0:16:50.880
actually had one of the original signs

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because

0:16:50.880,0:16:54.720
they had swapped uh some signs out and

0:16:53.360,0:16:57.839
the guy kept it

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and he knew that he was a collector so

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they made a trade

0:16:59.199,0:17:02.399
you know for it so that was one of the

0:17:00.880,0:17:03.199
things unfortunately that’s something

0:17:02.399,0:17:04.640
that’s going

0:17:03.199,0:17:07.360
with him so there are things he’s

0:17:04.640,0:17:08.319
actually taking to his house but a lot

0:17:07.360,0:17:10.880
of the stuff they are

0:17:08.319,0:17:12.000
selling but what’s interesting is

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they’re moving i guess

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closer to the beach and their new home

0:17:15.120,0:17:22.000
is going to be caribbean beach themed

0:17:18.799,0:17:25.120
from the caribbean beach resort down

0:17:22.000,0:17:26.799
in orlando so very cool um

0:17:25.120,0:17:28.799
you know and it was just interesting

0:17:26.799,0:17:30.799
looking at all of

0:17:28.799,0:17:32.559
uh you know his collectibles because

0:17:30.799,0:17:36.000
it’s you know obviously some

0:17:32.559,0:17:39.120
very unique stuff he actually um

0:17:36.000,0:17:40.640
was also the voice of disneyland during

0:17:39.120,0:17:44.400
the 90s as well

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uh so obviously he has a connection and

0:17:44.400,0:17:48.559
got you know some good stuff probably

0:17:46.799,0:17:49.679
you know from that as well so it’ll be

0:17:48.559,0:17:52.400
interesting to see

0:17:49.679,0:17:52.720
how much you know the collection uh goes

0:17:52.400,0:17:55.200
for

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so so what of his haunted mansion stuff

0:17:55.200,0:17:58.559
are you going to bid on

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the only thing that he had or that they

0:17:58.559,0:18:02.160
talked about was just the plaque

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he didn’t you know have anything else

0:18:02.160,0:18:07.600
because like the one room is all

0:18:04.080,0:18:08.000
uh train theme um you know like i said

0:18:07.600,0:18:11.120
the

0:18:08.000,0:18:13.280
one was uh tiki room themed

0:18:11.120,0:18:15.200
so you know now are they doing this as

0:18:13.280,0:18:18.720
an online auction as well there was no

0:18:15.200,0:18:21.120
information um actually about when

0:18:18.720,0:18:23.200
or where it was so i’ll have to kind of

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do some searching to

0:18:23.200,0:18:28.559
to say uh you know what pops up so

0:18:26.400,0:18:30.000
i have to i have to wonder how much of

0:18:28.559,0:18:30.799
the collection he’s taken with him to

0:18:30.000,0:18:32.480
the new house

0:18:30.799,0:18:34.640
right because you figure you know maybe

0:18:32.480,0:18:35.760
downsizing oh the other thing too was he

0:18:34.640,0:18:39.200
actually had

0:18:35.760,0:18:40.799
kind of hidden behind a wall he had like

0:18:39.200,0:18:42.480
his own little theater

0:18:40.799,0:18:43.840
and it kind of looked like the main

0:18:42.480,0:18:45.679
street cinema

0:18:43.840,0:18:47.440
it had that main street cinema look to

0:18:45.679,0:18:49.039
it with you know a couple of movie

0:18:47.440,0:18:51.280
rosies and stuff so that looked

0:18:49.039,0:18:52.240
i was like that’s really cool yeah that

0:18:51.280,0:18:55.360
is pretty cool yeah

0:18:52.240,0:18:58.559
so oh well oh well

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so that’s it for our disney detectives

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go for tails from the edge of the galaxy

0:20:20.159,0:20:24.080
so it seems that

0:20:21.520,0:20:27.039
one of the new star wars series has

0:20:24.080,0:20:27.039
already been cancelled

0:20:28.159,0:20:32.880
so it seems that dave filoni the man who

0:20:30.400,0:20:35.840
made star wars the clone wars

0:20:32.880,0:20:38.880
immersive enough to qualify as canon

0:20:35.840,0:20:39.520
recently was given a raise at lucasfilms

0:20:38.880,0:20:43.039
courtesy

0:20:39.520,0:20:45.600
of kathleen kennedy herself um

0:20:43.039,0:20:46.320
so a purist in his own right filoni was

0:20:45.600,0:20:49.200
granted

0:20:46.320,0:20:50.240
the herculean task of overseeing

0:20:49.200,0:20:53.039
overseeing

0:20:50.240,0:20:54.480
kennedy’s slate of star wars projects

0:20:53.039,0:20:57.360
ensuring each project

0:20:54.480,0:20:59.039
remains connected to a larger more

0:20:57.360,0:21:02.240
overarching narrative

0:20:59.039,0:21:04.400
and in the process eventually completed

0:21:02.240,0:21:07.440
but one of the shows has already been

0:21:04.400,0:21:09.520
left behind

0:21:07.440,0:21:10.480
and that seems to be the mandalorian

0:21:09.520,0:21:13.600
spin-off

0:21:10.480,0:21:17.200
rangers of the new republic

0:21:13.600,0:21:21.600
so the article kind of goes on to say

0:21:17.200,0:21:23.440
you know is it something that because he

0:21:21.600,0:21:24.960
they were trying to say oh well because

0:21:23.440,0:21:29.360
he got the

0:21:24.960,0:21:32.880
he got a raise he’s trying to you know

0:21:29.360,0:21:36.159
not do so much and kind of um

0:21:32.880,0:21:39.679
you know hand pick the the projects

0:21:36.159,0:21:40.960
that are you know

0:21:39.679,0:21:42.960
the ones that everybody’s looking

0:21:40.960,0:21:45.520
forward to versus

0:21:42.960,0:21:46.960
you know over saturating and you know

0:21:45.520,0:21:50.960
the article does go on to

0:21:46.960,0:21:53.039
to talk about how you know there’s just

0:21:50.960,0:21:54.720
so much that have you know had been

0:21:53.039,0:21:56.640
announced that was going to be coming

0:21:54.720,0:21:58.640
out

0:21:56.640,0:21:59.760
more than likely something wasn’t going

0:21:58.640,0:22:01.440
to eventually

0:21:59.760,0:22:03.440
make the roster you know they had all

0:22:01.440,0:22:04.960
these great ideas and then once they

0:22:03.440,0:22:08.240
started moving with them

0:22:04.960,0:22:11.440
okay what are what what’s the top ones

0:22:08.240,0:22:13.840
what can we kind of put to the bottom um

0:22:11.440,0:22:15.679
star wars rangers of the new republic

0:22:13.840,0:22:18.799
was originally gonna be

0:22:15.679,0:22:20.960
the cara dune uh you know uh

0:22:18.799,0:22:23.679
storyline and she was gonna take the

0:22:20.960,0:22:26.960
reigns as the protagonist of the show

0:22:23.679,0:22:27.679
um obviously with everything that kind

0:22:26.960,0:22:31.360
of

0:22:27.679,0:22:33.919
you know went on is it because of

0:22:31.360,0:22:35.120
you know the downfall of everything in

0:22:33.919,0:22:38.320
her character

0:22:35.120,0:22:40.320
is that why you know did they just maybe

0:22:38.320,0:22:43.440
not see it going in a

0:22:40.320,0:22:46.960
different direction not really sure

0:22:43.440,0:22:48.960
um so you know basically you know it got

0:22:46.960,0:22:50.960
canceled or it’s on hold

0:22:48.960,0:22:52.559
depending on you know who you you’re

0:22:50.960,0:22:54.640
asking um

0:22:52.559,0:22:56.159
but obviously they have other things

0:22:54.640,0:22:58.320
that they’re working on

0:22:56.159,0:23:00.480
uh you have the book of boba fett which

0:22:58.320,0:23:03.840
is the next thing that’s going to be

0:23:00.480,0:23:06.720
uh streaming um and then obviously

0:23:03.840,0:23:08.400
uh the new season of the mandalorian the

0:23:06.720,0:23:11.520
cast is already filming

0:23:08.400,0:23:13.360
in los angeles and then you have ahsoka

0:23:11.520,0:23:14.799
uh and obi-wan which are in

0:23:13.360,0:23:17.760
pre-production

0:23:14.799,0:23:18.640
um and obviously the bad batch which is

0:23:17.760,0:23:21.600
currently on

0:23:18.640,0:23:22.159
uh disney plus right now and book a bow

0:23:21.600,0:23:24.000
buffet

0:23:22.159,0:23:25.360
is supposed to be coming out in december

0:23:24.000,0:23:27.520
so

0:23:25.360,0:23:29.360
oh well well and you know when they get

0:23:27.520,0:23:32.080
announced all those projects i

0:23:29.360,0:23:33.360
i kind of my first reaction was they’re

0:23:32.080,0:23:36.320
flooding it

0:23:33.360,0:23:38.320
and they’re trying to do too much right

0:23:36.320,0:23:40.559
i think of all the projects

0:23:38.320,0:23:42.400
the one that was probably the least in

0:23:40.559,0:23:44.799
demand just from a

0:23:42.400,0:23:45.760
character richness standpoint was this

0:23:44.799,0:23:48.320
show right and

0:23:45.760,0:23:49.200
and that’s probably you know i think it

0:23:48.320,0:23:51.039
was kind of

0:23:49.200,0:23:53.919
hey let’s put a whole bunch of different

0:23:51.039,0:23:56.080
ideas throw some darts and see

0:23:53.919,0:23:56.960
what sticks right and then the the

0:23:56.080,0:23:58.640
dissolution

0:23:56.960,0:24:00.320
of the relationship with the actress

0:23:58.640,0:24:04.559
that was going to be playing carrot dune

0:24:00.320,0:24:06.159
in the series probably was really

0:24:04.559,0:24:07.760
what put it over the top that this had

0:24:06.159,0:24:09.360
to be the one that had to go right

0:24:07.760,0:24:10.799
now that’s not to say they’re not going

0:24:09.360,0:24:13.840
to do it at some point in time

0:24:10.799,0:24:15.840
right they certainly have you know

0:24:13.840,0:24:18.720
concept work done on it they’ve got some

0:24:15.840,0:24:20.320
script work done on it so it may just be

0:24:18.720,0:24:21.679
one of those things that

0:24:20.320,0:24:23.360
we’re going to put this one on the shelf

0:24:21.679,0:24:26.159
we’re going to do the 50 that we have

0:24:23.360,0:24:27.919
already you know we’ll see which you

0:24:26.159,0:24:29.760
know which ones are those stick around

0:24:27.919,0:24:31.760
because you know you figure everyone’s a

0:24:29.760,0:24:33.120
a mini series basically so that’s not

0:24:31.760,0:24:36.960
going to be a long-term one

0:24:33.120,0:24:38.240
right um and you know we’ll see if we’ve

0:24:36.960,0:24:40.159
got resources

0:24:38.240,0:24:41.760
you know later on then there’s a demand

0:24:40.159,0:24:42.799
for it i think that’s the problem is

0:24:41.760,0:24:44.960
that

0:24:42.799,0:24:46.720
they had they had very ambitious goals

0:24:44.960,0:24:49.039
with all these projects

0:24:46.720,0:24:51.120
i don’t know if the demand was there i

0:24:49.039,0:24:53.520
think they struck gold

0:24:51.120,0:24:54.400
and this is what’s happened with with

0:24:53.520,0:24:57.440
star wars

0:24:54.400,0:25:00.799
under the the disney

0:24:57.440,0:25:03.120
mantra is they’ve

0:25:00.799,0:25:03.840
there was a glut for star wars right for

0:25:03.120,0:25:06.320
a while

0:25:03.840,0:25:07.679
okay so disney buys it they come out

0:25:06.320,0:25:12.240
with a couple of movies

0:25:07.679,0:25:14.000
in the star wars the skywalker franchise

0:25:12.240,0:25:15.840
we won’t get into whether they were good

0:25:14.000,0:25:17.039
movies or not but they tried to branch

0:25:15.840,0:25:18.720
out from there

0:25:17.039,0:25:21.039
so you have rogue one which was

0:25:18.720,0:25:25.039
excellent then you had

0:25:21.039,0:25:26.840
solo then there wasn’t a demand for star

0:25:25.039,0:25:30.240
wars movies

0:25:26.840,0:25:31.120
anymore um so then they decided to move

0:25:30.240,0:25:33.200
to tv

0:25:31.120,0:25:35.279
so they finished the clone wars series

0:25:33.200,0:25:37.120
which they disney had

0:25:35.279,0:25:38.799
it still boggles the mind that they

0:25:37.120,0:25:40.240
immediately canceled it as soon as they

0:25:38.799,0:25:42.720
acquired the property

0:25:40.240,0:25:43.919
so they finished that then they gave you

0:25:42.720,0:25:46.559
rebels

0:25:43.919,0:25:49.279
then they gave you whatever the one that

0:25:46.559,0:25:51.039
came after that that nobody watched

0:25:49.279,0:25:52.880
then they gave you the first live-action

0:25:51.039,0:25:55.039
one with mandalorian

0:25:52.880,0:25:56.960
and they knocked it out of the park

0:25:55.039,0:25:58.000
right so what’s the first thing they do

0:25:56.960,0:25:59.919
what does disney

0:25:58.000,0:26:02.400
always do when they get something that’s

0:25:59.919,0:26:04.799
a great thing we need to do more of it

0:26:02.400,0:26:05.760
they right more of a good thing is a

0:26:04.799,0:26:07.200
better thing right

0:26:05.760,0:26:08.880
right and you wind up with three

0:26:07.200,0:26:10.799
spin-offs that came off of this one show

0:26:08.880,0:26:12.559
it’s like whoa guys hang on

0:26:10.799,0:26:14.159
you’re only in your second season of

0:26:12.559,0:26:15.600
this show at this point in time

0:26:14.159,0:26:17.200
right how about we get some character

0:26:15.600,0:26:18.240
development in how about we do a

0:26:17.200,0:26:20.080
spin-off

0:26:18.240,0:26:21.279
everybody loved boba fett they brought

0:26:20.080,0:26:22.240
him back into the series and all of a

0:26:21.279,0:26:24.000
sudden he got

0:26:22.240,0:26:25.760
he has his own he gets his own spin off

0:26:24.000,0:26:28.000
now it’s almost like every guest star

0:26:25.760,0:26:29.440
that shows up gets their own spin-off

0:26:28.000,0:26:31.760
because disney thinks they can make

0:26:29.440,0:26:33.360
money off of it that’s like

0:26:31.760,0:26:34.880
you got to stop you’re saturating it

0:26:33.360,0:26:36.240
again you tried to do the same thing

0:26:34.880,0:26:38.400
with the movies

0:26:36.240,0:26:39.360
you need to back off a little bit you

0:26:38.400,0:26:41.279
need to let the

0:26:39.360,0:26:44.400
you know it’s like wine okay you need to

0:26:41.279,0:26:46.480
give the wine a chance to age here

0:26:44.400,0:26:48.159
before you you start you know slopping

0:26:46.480,0:26:49.840
it around everywhere

0:26:48.159,0:26:51.279
and you know i think this is a sign of

0:26:49.840,0:26:53.360
that i think what you’re seeing is

0:26:51.279,0:26:54.720
they’ve got a couple of very talented

0:26:53.360,0:26:57.919
individuals

0:26:54.720,0:26:59.600
that are working there um

0:26:57.919,0:27:01.919
i i think we’re very fortunate that we

0:26:59.600,0:27:03.679
have filoni and favro who are working

0:27:01.919,0:27:05.360
right on these projects at this point in

0:27:03.679,0:27:07.360
time but there’s only so much they can

0:27:05.360,0:27:07.760
do and i think that’s the other thing

0:27:07.360,0:27:11.120
too

0:27:07.760,0:27:14.640
is that they don’t want to fail either

0:27:11.120,0:27:15.600
so probably you know it’s like all right

0:27:14.640,0:27:18.640
now that i’m

0:27:15.600,0:27:20.000
in charge of a little bit more let’s

0:27:18.640,0:27:23.360
kind of look at things and

0:27:20.000,0:27:25.919
go where do we want to focus

0:27:23.360,0:27:27.520
our energy in the the right place that

0:27:25.919,0:27:30.559
makes the most

0:27:27.520,0:27:31.679
sense and that’s probably part of the

0:27:30.559,0:27:34.480
problem they ran into

0:27:31.679,0:27:35.039
is they painted themselves into a corner

0:27:34.480,0:27:38.159
so you

0:27:35.039,0:27:41.360
you take this 35-year time jump

0:27:38.159,0:27:44.720
from return of the jedi to

0:27:41.360,0:27:48.000
force awakens you offer almost no

0:27:44.720,0:27:49.279
backstory in between those 35 years

0:27:48.000,0:27:52.000
and then you play out the rest of the

0:27:49.279,0:27:53.360
skywalker saga

0:27:52.000,0:27:55.919
well then they want to go back and they

0:27:53.360,0:27:58.240
want to fill in those those blanks

0:27:55.919,0:27:59.679
and the problem that you have and we’ll

0:27:58.240,0:28:03.360
talk about it in the next

0:27:59.679,0:28:05.919
story is the the three movies that they

0:28:03.360,0:28:09.200
put out to sum up the skywalker saga

0:28:05.919,0:28:12.640
were a disorganized

0:28:09.200,0:28:14.559
jumble of random thoughts that like it

0:28:12.640,0:28:15.120
was almost like 15 people wrote the

0:28:14.559,0:28:17.120
scripts

0:28:15.120,0:28:18.480
and everyone got part of their idea in

0:28:17.120,0:28:19.440
there but you didn’t have a coherent

0:28:18.480,0:28:21.840
story anywhere

0:28:19.440,0:28:23.440
right so now they’re coming out with all

0:28:21.840,0:28:26.240
these other tv shows

0:28:23.440,0:28:27.840
that are supposed to fill that gap but

0:28:26.240,0:28:29.360
you don’t know what that gap

0:28:27.840,0:28:31.279
is because you didn’t have a coherent

0:28:29.360,0:28:33.120
story in the first place

0:28:31.279,0:28:34.960
so now these are all kind of going off

0:28:33.120,0:28:36.720
in their own direction here

0:28:34.960,0:28:38.080
and at some point in time you hope that

0:28:36.720,0:28:40.480
they lead to

0:28:38.080,0:28:42.799
where these you know sequel movies

0:28:40.480,0:28:44.000
showed up

0:28:42.799,0:28:44.799
and right now they’re not because

0:28:44.000,0:28:46.480
they’re going off in their own

0:28:44.799,0:28:49.039
directions right

0:28:46.480,0:28:50.480
so you know rangers of the new republic

0:28:49.039,0:28:51.200
was supposed to kind of take in that

0:28:50.480,0:28:53.440
direction

0:28:51.200,0:28:54.399
but i don’t know if that’s necessary

0:28:53.440,0:28:57.840
given

0:28:54.399,0:28:59.520
what we’re seeing in mandalorian now

0:28:57.840,0:29:01.039
and what we’re seeing with the other

0:28:59.520,0:29:04.320
spin-offs with

0:29:01.039,0:29:04.799
the book of boba with ahsoka you know

0:29:04.320,0:29:06.720
there’s

0:29:04.799,0:29:08.399
all kinds what we talked about last week

0:29:06.720,0:29:10.399
with mara jade coming in

0:29:08.399,0:29:13.120
and that’s the thing is it might be one

0:29:10.399,0:29:16.240
of those you know aspects that they were

0:29:13.120,0:29:19.360
going to put into this

0:29:16.240,0:29:20.320
can be sprinkled among all the others to

0:29:19.360,0:29:23.200
kind of

0:29:20.320,0:29:24.799
and that’s exactly it because all the

0:29:23.200,0:29:27.919
rangers of the new republic

0:29:24.799,0:29:28.559
show up in small quantities in small

0:29:27.919,0:29:31.039
doses

0:29:28.559,0:29:32.720
in the mandalorian well they still can

0:29:31.039,0:29:34.640
show up in all these other shows

0:29:32.720,0:29:36.159
right because everybody’s all linked

0:29:34.640,0:29:39.440
right together and you

0:29:36.159,0:29:40.960
probably don’t didn’t have enough for an

0:29:39.440,0:29:42.880
actual series of them

0:29:40.960,0:29:44.240
right but these can be those things that

0:29:42.880,0:29:46.720
tie the threads of the other shows

0:29:44.240,0:29:49.919
together or you could even do

0:29:46.720,0:29:52.799
if each of these other shows are

0:29:49.919,0:29:53.679
all within the same timeline you could

0:29:52.799,0:29:57.120
even do

0:29:53.679,0:29:59.440
a rangers themed show

0:29:57.120,0:30:01.200
you can do a rangers theme so like you

0:29:59.440,0:30:03.360
could almost have like all the same

0:30:01.200,0:30:06.080
characters

0:30:03.360,0:30:08.559
show up and here’s them interacting with

0:30:06.080,0:30:10.799
boba here’s with ahsoka here’s with

0:30:08.559,0:30:11.919
the mandalorian and kind of have like

0:30:10.799,0:30:14.720
that tie-in

0:30:11.919,0:30:15.760
yeah when you spit it out shows off of

0:30:14.720,0:30:19.840
one show

0:30:15.760,0:30:21.520
right having an element that can cross

0:30:19.840,0:30:23.600
between all of those to tie them

0:30:21.520,0:30:25.520
together makes sense

0:30:23.600,0:30:27.679
not having it in its own show but having

0:30:25.520,0:30:28.399
it as cat recurring characters as you

0:30:27.679,0:30:29.760
see

0:30:28.399,0:30:32.320
like who wouldn’t want to see dave

0:30:29.760,0:30:34.480
filoni in an x-wing pilot suit again

0:30:32.320,0:30:35.520
he would love to do that that was so

0:30:34.480,0:30:37.200
awesome

0:30:35.520,0:30:38.880
you know have him go around as one of

0:30:37.200,0:30:40.799
the rangers of the republic and have him

0:30:38.880,0:30:43.279
show up on all the other shows

0:30:40.799,0:30:43.840
taika watiti should you know absolutely

0:30:43.279,0:30:45.679
show up

0:30:43.840,0:30:46.960
you know and that that would be like

0:30:45.679,0:30:48.720
your golden opportunity because they

0:30:46.960,0:30:50.399
wanna everybody wants to do cameos that

0:30:48.720,0:30:51.279
would be a great way to do cameos on all

0:30:50.399,0:30:52.880
the shows yeah

0:30:51.279,0:30:54.399
yeah oh you’re a ranger now so you get

0:30:52.880,0:30:55.279
to be in all the shows right you know

0:30:54.399,0:30:57.360
that type of thing

0:30:55.279,0:30:58.880
so yeah i don’t know i’m not

0:30:57.360,0:31:00.240
disappointed at this i’m kind of glad

0:30:58.880,0:31:01.279
they’re pulling the reins back a little

0:31:00.240,0:31:03.120
bit and i think

0:31:01.279,0:31:05.120
they might be correcting some of the

0:31:03.120,0:31:05.440
over-ambitious ideas that they had with

0:31:05.120,0:31:08.720
this

0:31:05.440,0:31:11.200
yeah yeah so what else do we have

0:31:08.720,0:31:12.480
all right so hopefully this’ll make

0:31:11.200,0:31:15.679
sense so it seems

0:31:12.480,0:31:19.600
that dave filoni is now trying to erase

0:31:15.679,0:31:21.919
these star wars sequels snoke problem

0:31:19.600,0:31:22.720
so the star wars sequel trilogy has some

0:31:21.919,0:31:26.320
plot holes

0:31:22.720,0:31:28.320
at best at worst it completely

0:31:26.320,0:31:30.640
ruined the star wars universe george

0:31:28.320,0:31:33.200
lucas spent decades upon decades

0:31:30.640,0:31:34.960
of his life building so no matter which

0:31:33.200,0:31:38.320
star wars camp you fall

0:31:34.960,0:31:40.159
into we can all agree upon the fact that

0:31:38.320,0:31:42.240
supreme leader snoke

0:31:40.159,0:31:45.039
was far from the best villain in the

0:31:42.240,0:31:48.000
star wars franchise had ever seen

0:31:45.039,0:31:49.120
so snoke really didn’t serve you know

0:31:48.000,0:31:52.240
much of a purpose

0:31:49.120,0:31:54.159
in any of these movies um

0:31:52.240,0:31:56.559
his original story was never really

0:31:54.159,0:31:57.840
fully explained and his primary purpose

0:31:56.559,0:32:01.279
kind of seemed

0:31:57.840,0:32:03.760
um you know to basically allow kylo ren

0:32:01.279,0:32:04.559
to ultimately take over as supreme

0:32:03.760,0:32:07.760
leader

0:32:04.559,0:32:10.960
uh as he was basically a placeholder

0:32:07.760,0:32:12.480
um for you know ben solo without a real

0:32:10.960,0:32:14.480
story of his own

0:32:12.480,0:32:16.240
so it seems that during the mandalorian

0:32:14.480,0:32:18.559
season two show runner

0:32:16.240,0:32:20.559
john favreau and dave filoni had already

0:32:18.559,0:32:23.679
started explaining

0:32:20.559,0:32:24.480
snoke’s origin better than the star wars

0:32:23.679,0:32:28.159
sequels

0:32:24.480,0:32:31.519
ever did when they introduced dr persing

0:32:28.159,0:32:33.760
and his clone experiments to moff gideon

0:32:31.519,0:32:35.120
so now filoni is kind of picking up

0:32:33.760,0:32:37.600
where he left off

0:32:35.120,0:32:38.640
in his latest star wars animated series

0:32:37.600,0:32:41.360
the bad batch

0:32:38.640,0:32:42.640
now i haven’t watched any of that i know

0:32:41.360,0:32:44.640
you’ve watched

0:32:42.640,0:32:45.760
a little bit of it two episodes behind

0:32:44.640,0:32:48.640
right now okay

0:32:45.760,0:32:49.679
so i guess they kind of talk about this

0:32:48.640,0:32:53.840
a little bit more

0:32:49.679,0:32:56.960
in the bad batch with the various clones

0:32:53.840,0:33:00.159
and you know that

0:32:56.960,0:33:01.840
it starts off with um you know that

0:33:00.159,0:33:05.840
there are a bunch of clones that

0:33:01.840,0:33:07.440
when palpatine is executing order 66

0:33:05.840,0:33:09.600
they kind of don’t understand what’s

0:33:07.440,0:33:13.440
going on so

0:33:09.600,0:33:15.919
they kind of go and do their own

0:33:13.440,0:33:16.480
thing i guess they become the bad batch

0:33:15.919,0:33:18.399
um

0:33:16.480,0:33:19.600
so now a couple of different star wars

0:33:18.399,0:33:22.720
fans have kind of

0:33:19.600,0:33:24.720
sounds like burnt cookies bad badge

0:33:22.720,0:33:26.960
some sometimes burnt cookies aren’t so

0:33:24.720,0:33:29.039
bad um so now you know a couple of

0:33:26.960,0:33:32.880
different star wars fans have kind of

0:33:29.039,0:33:36.559
theorized that you know the um

0:33:32.880,0:33:40.000
kaminoans kaminoans

0:33:36.559,0:33:42.960
that they’re you know kind of toast

0:33:40.000,0:33:43.600
closely tied to snoke and then long

0:33:42.960,0:33:46.240
necks

0:33:43.600,0:33:47.120
oh okay gotcha and that the mandalorians

0:33:46.240,0:33:50.240
dr

0:33:47.120,0:33:50.960
uh persings experiments on grogu and

0:33:50.240,0:33:54.640
even

0:33:50.960,0:33:55.039
rey were kind of part of that whole

0:33:54.640,0:33:58.799
thing

0:33:55.039,0:34:01.519
kind of meshed together so so again

0:33:58.799,0:34:03.279
most you know and obviously if we you

0:34:01.519,0:34:05.200
know go through and watch

0:34:03.279,0:34:06.559
more of the bad batch there’s probably a

0:34:05.200,0:34:10.000
little bit more

0:34:06.559,0:34:10.800
that kind of explains you know and kind

0:34:10.000,0:34:15.280
of tries to

0:34:10.800,0:34:17.520
fix it i guess to better understand

0:34:15.280,0:34:18.320
you know where snoke came from and how

0:34:17.520,0:34:21.839
he you know

0:34:18.320,0:34:25.760
came to to power and and kind of why

0:34:21.839,0:34:28.079
um you know other things happened

0:34:25.760,0:34:30.240
later on in the series so again we

0:34:28.079,0:34:32.720
haven’t you know

0:34:30.240,0:34:34.320
you’ve watched more than i have um but i

0:34:32.720,0:34:36.399
haven’t watched any of it so

0:34:34.320,0:34:37.919
again all these different kind of

0:34:36.399,0:34:41.679
theories coming in

0:34:37.919,0:34:44.560
um you know to kind of

0:34:41.679,0:34:45.520
i guess better answer who this guy was

0:34:44.560,0:34:48.320
and how he

0:34:45.520,0:34:49.359
he came to to power so so one of the

0:34:48.320,0:34:51.040
things that

0:34:49.359,0:34:52.879
that’s probably worth mentioning is in

0:34:51.040,0:34:56.159
the expanded universe

0:34:52.879,0:34:58.320
the concept of cloning existed and

0:34:56.159,0:34:59.280
even in the prequels when we had the

0:34:58.320,0:35:01.760
clones

0:34:59.280,0:35:03.680
show up for the clone wars the

0:35:01.760,0:35:05.359
understanding was is that

0:35:03.680,0:35:07.440
they could not the technology of the

0:35:05.359,0:35:09.839
time could not clone force users

0:35:07.440,0:35:10.560
right so they could clone regular people

0:35:09.839,0:35:13.359
they could make

0:35:10.560,0:35:14.160
armies out of them and so forth and it

0:35:13.359,0:35:15.920
wasn’t until

0:35:14.160,0:35:17.920
in the later books to thrawn books as a

0:35:15.920,0:35:20.000
matter of fact where you start to see

0:35:17.920,0:35:22.640
them experimenting with

0:35:20.000,0:35:24.560
force users being cloned right and one

0:35:22.640,0:35:26.880
of the key ones there was a jedi that

0:35:24.560,0:35:30.160
was cloned his name was juro sabbath

0:35:26.880,0:35:31.280
and he was cloned successfully but the

0:35:30.160,0:35:33.280
cloning process

0:35:31.280,0:35:34.640
and the way that the force works he goes

0:35:33.280,0:35:37.839
insane

0:35:34.640,0:35:40.160
so there was numerous experiments

0:35:37.839,0:35:41.760
that palpatine was trying to go through

0:35:40.160,0:35:43.440
in the expanded universe

0:35:41.760,0:35:46.000
to generate a clone that he could

0:35:43.440,0:35:49.440
transfer his essence into

0:35:46.000,0:35:54.000
so they allude to this in a few

0:35:49.440,0:35:57.359
other um canon mediums one being

0:35:54.000,0:35:59.200
uh one of the star wars games

0:35:57.359,0:36:00.720
that you could you can play and and the

0:35:59.200,0:36:04.320
storyline itself

0:36:00.720,0:36:05.040
goes along with this um operation that

0:36:04.320,0:36:08.079
he’s that

0:36:05.040,0:36:10.960
palpatine had planned so that if he dies

0:36:08.079,0:36:12.000
this operation goes into effect and part

0:36:10.960,0:36:14.640
of it has to do

0:36:12.000,0:36:16.880
with them putting these cloning

0:36:14.640,0:36:19.359
cylinders in hiding

0:36:16.880,0:36:20.160
um then you have a few of the novels

0:36:19.359,0:36:23.520
deal with this

0:36:20.160,0:36:27.119
where he’s cloning his body

0:36:23.520,0:36:30.000
and his essence survives the death star

0:36:27.119,0:36:32.000
and his essence transfers into the

0:36:30.000,0:36:32.960
bodies but because of the power of the

0:36:32.000,0:36:34.800
force

0:36:32.960,0:36:36.160
the bodies he’s basically burning

0:36:34.800,0:36:38.960
through the body

0:36:36.160,0:36:40.960
okay so he he can’t sustain himself in a

0:36:38.960,0:36:44.000
cloned body for a while

0:36:40.960,0:36:47.119
so then we fast forward to

0:36:44.000,0:36:49.680
ryza skywalker and you have that

0:36:47.119,0:36:51.760
really weird scene where palpatine’s

0:36:49.680,0:36:55.119
introduced and you see

0:36:51.760,0:36:58.000
a clone that looks like snoke in this

0:36:55.119,0:36:59.599
tube somewhere right and that’s supposed

0:36:58.000,0:37:02.800
to represent the fact that

0:36:59.599,0:37:03.359
these are his clones that he has been

0:37:02.800,0:37:06.079
trying to

0:37:03.359,0:37:06.800
trying to do for so long exactly right

0:37:06.079,0:37:09.359
um

0:37:06.800,0:37:10.480
and then the scenes that we see in the

0:37:09.359,0:37:12.160
mandalorian

0:37:10.480,0:37:13.760
right are the same thing where they’re

0:37:12.160,0:37:16.880
trying to take

0:37:13.760,0:37:19.440
you know groku’s cells or blood or

0:37:16.880,0:37:22.240
whatever and use that to clone

0:37:19.440,0:37:23.839
a force-sensitive body that palpatine so

0:37:22.240,0:37:26.720
that’s sort of the

0:37:23.839,0:37:27.440
that’s the their expansion right they’re

0:37:26.720,0:37:29.520
trying to their

0:37:27.440,0:37:31.440
explanation of the expanded universe

0:37:29.520,0:37:33.280
version of the cloning

0:37:31.440,0:37:35.280
and it’s supposed to ultimately wind up

0:37:33.280,0:37:37.920
with snoke where they couldn’t keep

0:37:35.280,0:37:42.000
cloning the body so there’s speculation

0:37:37.920,0:37:45.680
that the palpatine that you see in

0:37:42.000,0:37:47.680
uh rise of skywalker is palpatine

0:37:45.680,0:37:51.599
in his original body because they could

0:37:47.680,0:37:55.520
not come up with a viable clone

0:37:51.599,0:37:58.400
after trying after all right so snoke

0:37:55.520,0:38:00.000
was put in place to run the empire while

0:37:58.400,0:38:01.599
they tried to perfect this

0:38:00.000,0:38:03.119
gotcha in the process he was a

0:38:01.599,0:38:04.640
placeholder really right

0:38:03.119,0:38:07.440
but none of that’s explained in the

0:38:04.640,0:38:10.480
movies right so you get this person who

0:38:07.440,0:38:12.160
is you know all powerful literally

0:38:10.480,0:38:13.520
larger than life when you first see him

0:38:12.160,0:38:14.480
because you see him as this giant

0:38:13.520,0:38:16.800
hologram

0:38:14.480,0:38:19.760
right and then when he finally shows up

0:38:16.800,0:38:22.079
he’s this fail

0:38:19.760,0:38:23.359
you know shadow of a being who

0:38:22.079,0:38:25.680
ironically

0:38:23.359,0:38:26.960
looks very much like the species that

0:38:25.680,0:38:30.079
palpatine’s

0:38:26.960,0:38:31.760
master was supposed to be

0:38:30.079,0:38:34.720
so there was always speculation about

0:38:31.760,0:38:37.200
him being uh darth plagueis

0:38:34.720,0:38:38.960
but obviously he wasn’t uh there was

0:38:37.200,0:38:41.040
speculation that he was

0:38:38.960,0:38:42.400
a resurrected version of darth vader

0:38:41.040,0:38:43.520
because of some of the wounds on his

0:38:42.400,0:38:46.720
face

0:38:43.520,0:38:50.400
but he wasn’t so there was all these

0:38:46.720,0:38:51.599
false cues that they put in the movies

0:38:50.400,0:38:53.760
and then they chopped them in half in

0:38:51.599,0:38:54.960
the second movie and there’s no

0:38:53.760,0:38:57.119
explanation whatsoever

0:38:54.960,0:38:58.800
right so this goes back to what i was

0:38:57.119,0:39:02.000
saying earlier that

0:38:58.800,0:39:05.040
the sequels were just a jumbled mess of

0:39:02.000,0:39:06.640
different ideas that they like everybody

0:39:05.040,0:39:07.440
wrote down a story plot they throw it

0:39:06.640,0:39:09.200
all in a hat and they

0:39:07.440,0:39:10.560
put ten out and that became a movie

0:39:09.200,0:39:15.119
here’s our movie

0:39:10.560,0:39:18.240
um so it’s a mess it really is and

0:39:15.119,0:39:18.880
force awakens started the mess but it

0:39:18.240,0:39:21.359
was

0:39:18.880,0:39:23.280
you know he played to the fans with a

0:39:21.359,0:39:24.800
lot of what he did there

0:39:23.280,0:39:26.240
and then ryan johnson came in and

0:39:24.800,0:39:27.680
decided that well we’re just gonna throw

0:39:26.240,0:39:28.320
out all those ideas and come up with a

0:39:27.680,0:39:30.720
whole new

0:39:28.320,0:39:32.400
set of bad ideas all over again and he

0:39:30.720,0:39:32.960
decided to start a trilogy all over

0:39:32.400,0:39:36.079
again

0:39:32.960,0:39:37.680
with one movie and then abrams came in

0:39:36.079,0:39:39.280
and had it and he said oh great now i

0:39:37.680,0:39:41.280
got to clean up this right so

0:39:39.280,0:39:42.960
abrams gets kind of this steaming pile

0:39:41.280,0:39:45.040
of trash and has to

0:39:42.960,0:39:46.880
sort of pick out the pieces that he can

0:39:45.040,0:39:47.520
use and try to put some kind of story

0:39:46.880,0:39:50.560
together

0:39:47.520,0:39:53.040
right and in the meantime from from

0:39:50.560,0:39:54.400
force awakens to rise of skywalker you

0:39:53.040,0:39:57.119
don’t have a coherent story

0:39:54.400,0:39:57.839
right and now all these other shows are

0:39:57.119,0:40:00.079
trying to

0:39:57.839,0:40:01.599
trying to clean that mess up and really

0:40:00.079,0:40:02.240
you should just throw out the sequels

0:40:01.599,0:40:05.359
just

0:40:02.240,0:40:06.240
put give me give me what jj abrams did

0:40:05.359,0:40:08.640
with star trek

0:40:06.240,0:40:09.920
okay give me a time travel alternate

0:40:08.640,0:40:11.040
universe and all that happened in

0:40:09.920,0:40:12.079
alternate universe that would be

0:40:11.040,0:40:13.760
interesting

0:40:12.079,0:40:15.200
and then here’s the real movies that

0:40:13.760,0:40:16.160
that should have been made that this is

0:40:15.200,0:40:19.119
the real universe

0:40:16.160,0:40:21.200
yeah you know let luke wake up you know

0:40:19.119,0:40:23.119
give me give me a sitcom

0:40:21.200,0:40:24.880
finale and have luke wake up and it was

0:40:23.119,0:40:27.280
all a dream and really here’s the real

0:40:24.880,0:40:27.280
movies

0:40:27.920,0:40:33.599
so i don’t know we’ll see it’s like

0:40:31.119,0:40:35.680
they went down the rabbit hole with

0:40:33.599,0:40:38.160
force awakens and they continue

0:40:35.680,0:40:40.240
to just scratch at a festering wound

0:40:38.160,0:40:42.560
there and make it worse

0:40:40.240,0:40:44.720
um and i don’t know how you heal it i

0:40:42.560,0:40:47.040
just i really don’t without throwing out

0:40:44.720,0:40:49.440
everything from the last three movies

0:40:47.040,0:40:51.760
yeah that’s kind of

0:40:49.440,0:40:53.599
and you can’t really go back and they’re

0:40:51.760,0:40:55.760
trying to retcon a lot of this stuff

0:40:53.599,0:40:57.599
yeah with the tv shows now right here

0:40:55.760,0:40:59.119
because it’s 35 years ago

0:40:57.599,0:41:01.359
right right you know there’s only so

0:40:59.119,0:41:04.640
much cleanup that you can do

0:41:01.359,0:41:05.280
to try to explain the steaming mess that

0:41:04.640,0:41:08.720
you have

0:41:05.280,0:41:10.480
yeah um but you know

0:41:08.720,0:41:11.920
thank god for the myth busters who

0:41:10.480,0:41:13.200
proved you really can shine a turd

0:41:11.920,0:41:14.640
though

0:41:13.200,0:41:17.599
and that’s what disney’s trying to do

0:41:14.640,0:41:21.119
here they’re trying to shine a turd nice

0:41:17.599,0:41:22.880
uh so that was all we had for our

0:41:21.119,0:41:26.480
what was that tail tails from the edge

0:41:22.880,0:41:30.079
of the tails from the edge of my sanity

0:41:26.480,0:41:32.560
i like that that should be a podcast

0:41:30.079,0:41:35.839
we’ll be we’ll be right back with our

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go for entertainment news so it seems

0:42:52.000,0:42:56.560
that mgm

0:42:53.359,0:42:59.839
soul has now been sold to amazon

0:42:56.560,0:43:02.400
for 8.45 billion

0:42:59.839,0:43:03.040
dollars billion dollars i was waiting

0:43:02.400,0:43:05.200
for that

0:43:03.040,0:43:07.280
so the tech giant will add a big

0:43:05.200,0:43:09.839
collection of hollywood classics

0:43:07.280,0:43:10.560
and potential franchises to its prime

0:43:09.839,0:43:14.000
membership

0:43:10.560,0:43:17.520
mix in a landmark megadeal amazon

0:43:14.000,0:43:18.640
is acquiring mgm holdings whose storied

0:43:17.520,0:43:21.520
studios

0:43:18.640,0:43:22.480
boast one of the largest film and tv

0:43:21.520,0:43:26.160
libraries

0:43:22.480,0:43:26.880
in a bid to super turbo charge its prime

0:43:26.160,0:43:29.920
membership

0:43:26.880,0:43:32.800
offerings to customers and potentially

0:43:29.920,0:43:33.920
get mine intellectual properties of

0:43:32.800,0:43:36.960
franchises

0:43:33.920,0:43:39.440
such as james bond and rocky the deal

0:43:36.960,0:43:40.400
which is still pending some regulatory

0:43:39.440,0:43:44.640
approval

0:43:40.400,0:43:47.680
is uh valued at 8.45 billion dollars

0:43:44.640,0:43:52.560
um obviously it’s a treasure trove

0:43:47.680,0:43:56.160
of you know a deep catalog

0:43:52.560,0:43:57.040
and the uh senior vp of uh prime video

0:43:56.160,0:43:59.440
had said

0:43:57.040,0:44:01.599
you know it’s a very exciting and

0:43:59.440,0:44:04.800
provides for so many opportunities for

0:44:01.599,0:44:05.839
high quality storytelling so the

0:44:04.800,0:44:08.960
acquisition

0:44:05.839,0:44:12.000
which was revealed just days after a t

0:44:08.960,0:44:15.760
announced a 43 billion dollar plan

0:44:12.000,0:44:16.720
on may 17th to spin off its warner media

0:44:15.760,0:44:19.520
division

0:44:16.720,0:44:20.640
including hbo and warner brothers to

0:44:19.520,0:44:23.839
discovery

0:44:20.640,0:44:26.240
marks the latest major consolidation to

0:44:23.839,0:44:29.920
rattle the entertainment industry

0:44:26.240,0:44:33.359
um so amazon who is led by andy jassy

0:44:29.920,0:44:35.920
and jeff bezos uh they’ve been you know

0:44:33.359,0:44:37.040
trying to push further into the

0:44:35.920,0:44:40.240
hollywood

0:44:37.040,0:44:43.440
uh realm of things um

0:44:40.240,0:44:47.200
so amazon which disclosed uh

0:44:43.440,0:44:50.800
in april that it’s uh 175

0:44:47.200,0:44:53.200
million million not dollar million

0:44:50.800,0:44:54.319
uh prime members have viewed movies on

0:44:53.200,0:44:56.720
tv shows

0:44:54.319,0:44:58.400
uh on its platform in the last year is

0:44:56.720,0:45:02.000
battling with netflix

0:44:58.400,0:45:04.720
who has uh 207 million

0:45:02.000,0:45:06.400
global subscriptions and disney has a

0:45:04.720,0:45:08.960
hundred and three million

0:45:06.400,0:45:10.000
uh subscriptions and they’re basically

0:45:08.960,0:45:12.640
trying to

0:45:10.000,0:45:13.359
you know be on top of of both of those

0:45:12.640,0:45:16.560
too

0:45:13.359,0:45:18.640
um obviously amazon is known for some of

0:45:16.560,0:45:21.599
its unscr uh some of its

0:45:18.640,0:45:23.280
uh scripted original content one of the

0:45:21.599,0:45:25.280
new series that’s coming out is the

0:45:23.280,0:45:28.720
underground railroad

0:45:25.280,0:45:32.319
obviously the mar marvelous mrs maisel

0:45:28.720,0:45:33.760
is a perennial enemy nominee um

0:45:32.319,0:45:35.839
and then it seems they’re going to be

0:45:33.760,0:45:38.640
coming out with the

0:45:35.839,0:45:40.319
lord of the rings series coming out

0:45:38.640,0:45:42.319
amazon also just earned

0:45:40.319,0:45:43.680
oscar nominations this year with the

0:45:42.319,0:45:47.280
sound of metal

0:45:43.680,0:45:51.440
one night in miami and the borat

0:45:47.280,0:45:54.400
sequel which all came under the amazon

0:45:51.440,0:45:56.560
heading and then it also seems that now

0:45:54.400,0:46:00.000
they’re looking to try and get some

0:45:56.560,0:46:03.200
live nfl rights including thursday night

0:46:00.000,0:46:06.319
football and pulling it from fox

0:46:03.200,0:46:07.040
beginning in 2022 so you know they’re

0:46:06.319,0:46:09.520
trying

0:46:07.040,0:46:10.720
again trying to take over the world um

0:46:09.520,0:46:14.079
obviously

0:46:10.720,0:46:17.280
there are you know the the mgm title

0:46:14.079,0:46:19.920
goes back you know basically as

0:46:17.280,0:46:21.440
far as you know movie history really

0:46:19.920,0:46:24.880
when when you think about it

0:46:21.440,0:46:28.720
so you have you know over 4 000 titles

0:46:24.880,0:46:30.720
17 000 hours of tv programming

0:46:28.720,0:46:33.440
so you have bond movies you have the

0:46:30.720,0:46:37.280
rocky movies the hobbit films

0:46:33.440,0:46:39.520
um then you know you also have

0:46:37.280,0:46:42.240
um you know the classics like raging

0:46:39.520,0:46:44.880
bull and moonstruck thelma and louise

0:46:42.240,0:46:45.839
silence of the lambs but there’s also

0:46:44.880,0:46:49.119
mgm

0:46:45.839,0:46:49.520
also produces a lot of television as

0:46:49.119,0:46:53.839
well

0:46:49.520,0:46:56.880
so you have the mgm tv which produces

0:46:53.839,0:47:00.480
hulu’s the handmaid’s tale fx

0:46:56.880,0:47:01.280
uh fargo uh the history channel’s viking

0:47:00.480,0:47:03.839
show

0:47:01.280,0:47:05.920
and then of course uh they also do

0:47:03.839,0:47:09.200
unscripted stuff like the voice

0:47:05.920,0:47:10.240
and shark tank so they’re all over the

0:47:09.200,0:47:13.440
place um

0:47:10.240,0:47:15.359
you know so this is kind of a big deal

0:47:13.440,0:47:16.960
um especially for amazon because it’s

0:47:15.359,0:47:19.920
going to add again

0:47:16.960,0:47:21.119
so much more content that really hasn’t

0:47:19.920,0:47:23.839
been

0:47:21.119,0:47:24.559
uh you know anywhere because again it’s

0:47:23.839,0:47:26.880
all

0:47:24.559,0:47:29.359
kind of over the place but has never

0:47:26.880,0:47:32.079
been in one location so

0:47:29.359,0:47:33.440
yeah it’ll be interesting to to see how

0:47:32.079,0:47:35.920
this affects

0:47:33.440,0:47:36.640
other things uh you know moving forward

0:47:35.920,0:47:39.760
this is a

0:47:36.640,0:47:43.040
this is a pretty bold move for amazon

0:47:39.760,0:47:43.680
um sam and i had talked on the the last

0:47:43.040,0:47:47.119
insights

0:47:43.680,0:47:50.640
into tomorrow podcast about

0:47:47.119,0:47:52.960
modern monopolies and how amazon

0:47:50.640,0:47:54.559
really is in the crosshairs of the

0:47:52.960,0:47:57.760
justice department right now

0:47:54.559,0:48:00.800
and the federal government for how

0:47:57.760,0:48:02.720
much control they have over so many

0:48:00.800,0:48:06.640
different industries

0:48:02.720,0:48:10.240
and to orchestrate a deal like this

0:48:06.640,0:48:14.319
and expect it to to pass muster with

0:48:10.240,0:48:16.800
the government i think is very bold

0:48:14.319,0:48:18.880
um this is this is huge they already

0:48:16.800,0:48:21.440
control a huge portion of the

0:48:18.880,0:48:24.319
entertainment industry as it is

0:48:21.440,0:48:27.040
this is a huge leap towards that

0:48:24.319,0:48:28.960
monopolistic standing there

0:48:27.040,0:48:31.200
but i think it’s also a sign of the

0:48:28.960,0:48:32.240
times of the consolidation that we’re

0:48:31.200,0:48:36.000
seeing

0:48:32.240,0:48:38.960
through various uh companies that

0:48:36.000,0:48:39.920
are taking over the entire entertainment

0:48:38.960,0:48:41.599
disney being

0:48:39.920,0:48:43.280
you know probably chief among those

0:48:41.599,0:48:45.440
right you know you’ve got

0:48:43.280,0:48:46.720
disney you’ve got netflix you’ve got

0:48:45.440,0:48:50.000
amazon

0:48:46.720,0:48:52.160
um google to a to a lesser extent with

0:48:50.000,0:48:54.240
some of their streaming stuff

0:48:52.160,0:48:55.440
but the problem you’re running into is

0:48:54.240,0:48:58.640
you’ve got all these big

0:48:55.440,0:49:00.800
major multi-billion dollar companies

0:48:58.640,0:49:03.119
that are gobbling up everything

0:49:00.800,0:49:04.240
and you’re gonna have three choices you

0:49:03.119,0:49:05.760
know we’re gonna be back to three

0:49:04.240,0:49:08.960
networks again like we were

0:49:05.760,0:49:10.160
30 years ago right um

0:49:08.960,0:49:11.760
i don’t know if that’s good for the

0:49:10.160,0:49:12.720
market i don’t know if that’s good for

0:49:11.760,0:49:15.280
the consumer

0:49:12.720,0:49:16.000
well i don’t know because now every you

0:49:15.280,0:49:19.760
know every time

0:49:16.000,0:49:22.640
you turn on you know it’s hey this

0:49:19.760,0:49:23.839
show is coming and it’s now moving to

0:49:22.640,0:49:27.920
paramount plus

0:49:23.839,0:49:29.760
right or hey this one and it’s discovery

0:49:27.920,0:49:33.520
plus and it’s

0:49:29.760,0:49:34.400
you know like nothing’s on regular tv

0:49:33.520,0:49:37.119
anymore

0:49:34.400,0:49:38.720
um you know or they’ll do the first

0:49:37.119,0:49:41.440
season on regular tv

0:49:38.720,0:49:42.480
and then everything else moves to a

0:49:41.440,0:49:44.559
premium channel

0:49:42.480,0:49:46.319
so if you want to watch it now you have

0:49:44.559,0:49:49.280
to and the streaming model

0:49:46.319,0:49:50.559
works because it’s not dependent on

0:49:49.280,0:49:53.119
advertising obviously

0:49:50.559,0:49:55.040
right that’s the model that’s driven the

0:49:53.119,0:49:56.839
entertainment industry for

0:49:55.040,0:49:58.240
you know almost 100 years now was

0:49:56.839,0:50:00.640
advertising

0:49:58.240,0:50:02.960
and with advertising even with nielsen

0:50:00.640,0:50:05.920
readings when nielsen would put

0:50:02.960,0:50:07.760
you know technology in people’s houses

0:50:05.920,0:50:10.800
right to watch what they were watching

0:50:07.760,0:50:12.640
and send their surveys out you would

0:50:10.800,0:50:15.200
base your advertising

0:50:12.640,0:50:15.680
revenue on what that information was and

0:50:15.200,0:50:18.240
at

0:50:15.680,0:50:19.839
best it was an educated guess with

0:50:18.240,0:50:21.040
streaming you don’t have that problem

0:50:19.839,0:50:23.119
right because you know

0:50:21.040,0:50:24.720
you know who your customer is you know

0:50:23.119,0:50:26.559
what they’re buying you know where they

0:50:24.720,0:50:27.040
live you know what their ethnicity is

0:50:26.559,0:50:28.800
you know

0:50:27.040,0:50:31.760
so much about your customer now it’s

0:50:28.800,0:50:34.480
streaming that the streaming model works

0:50:31.760,0:50:35.280
not only are they paying a subscription

0:50:34.480,0:50:36.800
but

0:50:35.280,0:50:39.040
these subscriptions that you’re paying

0:50:36.800,0:50:40.720
for aren’t all ad free

0:50:39.040,0:50:42.319
right you’re seeing different tiers in

0:50:40.720,0:50:44.319
your subscriptions now

0:50:42.319,0:50:46.000
so for hulu for five bucks a month you

0:50:44.319,0:50:47.599
get it with ads for

0:50:46.000,0:50:49.440
i don’t know 30 bucks a month you get it

0:50:47.599,0:50:51.200
without ads so it’s like

0:50:49.440,0:50:52.720
they’re still making money off of you

0:50:51.200,0:50:54.720
but they’re making money with such

0:50:52.720,0:50:57.680
targeted advertising that it makes sense

0:50:54.720,0:50:58.559
that’s not where my concern is my

0:50:57.680,0:51:00.400
concern is

0:50:58.559,0:51:03.119
all these networks that are streaming

0:51:00.400,0:51:04.640
now are going to be owned by three big

0:51:03.119,0:51:06.319
companies

0:51:04.640,0:51:09.520
and when they’re owned by three big

0:51:06.319,0:51:10.000
companies the cost to subscribe to these

0:51:09.520,0:51:13.359
things

0:51:10.000,0:51:15.680
is going to be astronomical

0:51:13.359,0:51:17.200
as soon as they own all the content and

0:51:15.680,0:51:19.280
there’s no other content no other

0:51:17.200,0:51:20.480
independent content out there to go

0:51:19.280,0:51:22.319
after

0:51:20.480,0:51:24.000
then they can jack the rates up that’s

0:51:22.319,0:51:26.319
how monopolies work right

0:51:24.000,0:51:28.160
and you’re going to find that amazon and

0:51:26.319,0:51:29.599
disney and all the big players in it are

0:51:28.160,0:51:32.559
going to collude

0:51:29.599,0:51:33.200
to own the market to set their own rates

0:51:32.559,0:51:35.359
um

0:51:33.200,0:51:37.760
they may not be doing it now it may be

0:51:35.359,0:51:40.400
competition now which it is

0:51:37.760,0:51:42.559
but this is how big industry has worked

0:51:40.400,0:51:43.680
traditionally for 200 years in this

0:51:42.559,0:51:46.240
country

0:51:43.680,0:51:48.000
is you have all these independents or

0:51:46.240,0:51:50.800
all these individuals that get gobbled

0:51:48.000,0:51:51.280
up into consortiums those consortiums

0:51:50.800,0:51:54.240
become

0:51:51.280,0:51:55.440
mega you know billion dollar companies

0:51:54.240,0:51:57.839
and

0:51:55.440,0:51:59.520
a few companies on everything and once

0:51:57.839,0:52:02.559
that happens then they can fix

0:51:59.520,0:52:05.280
prices and whenever that happens

0:52:02.559,0:52:08.720
the consumers lose out on it and and

0:52:05.280,0:52:12.400
this is another sign of that happening

0:52:08.720,0:52:14.160
so again good for amazon i’m a prime

0:52:12.400,0:52:15.680
subscriber so i’m going to get to take

0:52:14.160,0:52:16.800
advantage of all this stuff but i’ll

0:52:15.680,0:52:19.680
guarantee you that my

0:52:16.800,0:52:20.559
if they’re paying billions of dollars

0:52:19.680,0:52:22.559
for this deal

0:52:20.559,0:52:24.480
your amazon prime subscription is going

0:52:22.559,0:52:24.880
to go up significantly in the next few

0:52:24.480,0:52:28.079
years

0:52:24.880,0:52:31.119
yeah so we’ll see

0:52:28.079,0:52:31.599
we’ll see what else did we have so we

0:52:31.119,0:52:33.520
had

0:52:31.599,0:52:35.119
you know a little bit of sad news that

0:52:33.520,0:52:38.079
that happened the other day

0:52:35.119,0:52:40.079
uh so it seems that samuel e wright who

0:52:38.079,0:52:41.040
was the voice of the little mermaid

0:52:40.079,0:52:44.079
sebastian

0:52:41.040,0:52:47.680
the crab and also broadway’s mufasa

0:52:44.079,0:52:48.319
passed away at 74. the news was actually

0:52:47.680,0:52:51.680
posted

0:52:48.319,0:52:53.680
on uh the facebook page of the town of

0:52:51.680,0:52:56.160
montgomery new york

0:52:53.680,0:52:58.160
they had said sam was an inspiration to

0:52:56.160,0:53:00.240
all of us and his family established the

0:52:58.160,0:53:02.000
hudson valley conservatory

0:53:00.240,0:53:03.760
sam and his family have impacted

0:53:02.000,0:53:06.480
countless hudson valley youth

0:53:03.760,0:53:08.400
always inspiring them to reach higher

0:53:06.480,0:53:09.200
and dig deeper to become the best

0:53:08.400,0:53:11.760
version

0:53:09.200,0:53:14.079
of themselves on top of his passion for

0:53:11.760,0:53:16.559
the arts and his love of his family

0:53:14.079,0:53:17.200
sam was most known for walking into a

0:53:16.559,0:53:20.319
room and

0:53:17.200,0:53:21.760
simply providing pure joy to those who

0:53:20.319,0:53:24.400
interacted with him

0:53:21.760,0:53:25.599
he loved to entertain he loved to make

0:53:24.400,0:53:28.960
people smile

0:53:25.599,0:53:31.520
and he laughed and he loved to love

0:53:28.960,0:53:33.920
obviously the majority of people know

0:53:31.520,0:53:36.960
him as the voice of the jamaican crab

0:53:33.920,0:53:39.280
who served as king triton’s advisor and

0:53:36.960,0:53:42.319
sings one of the most beloved songs

0:53:39.280,0:53:46.319
in disney canon but he also

0:53:42.319,0:53:49.599
was an accomplished broadway actor um

0:53:46.319,0:53:52.480
beginning uh in the original 1971

0:53:49.599,0:53:56.000
production of jesus christ superstar

0:53:52.480,0:54:00.000
in 1974 he actually replaced ben vereen

0:53:56.000,0:54:01.280
as the lead in pippin uh in the 90s he

0:54:00.000,0:54:04.480
appeared

0:54:01.280,0:54:08.000
on broadway in over here the tap dance

0:54:04.480,0:54:11.680
kid welcome to the club um

0:54:08.000,0:54:14.160
and then in 1997 he

0:54:11.680,0:54:16.480
originated the role of mufasa in the

0:54:14.160,0:54:19.359
broadway production of the lion king

0:54:16.480,0:54:19.680
and that actually earned his second tony

0:54:19.359,0:54:24.720
uh

0:54:19.680,0:54:27.200
nomination he did television as well um

0:54:24.720,0:54:29.680
he did you know various guest starring

0:54:27.200,0:54:31.920
roles on all my children the cosby show

0:54:29.680,0:54:35.119
spencer for hire

0:54:31.920,0:54:36.880
and in 1988 he actually played jazz

0:54:35.119,0:54:39.359
great dizzy gillespie

0:54:36.880,0:54:40.240
in clint eastwood’s charlie parker

0:54:39.359,0:54:43.760
biopic

0:54:40.240,0:54:46.480
bird but obviously

0:54:43.760,0:54:47.200
the role of sebastian is what most

0:54:46.480,0:54:50.000
people

0:54:47.200,0:54:50.720
know him for and the song kissed the

0:54:50.000,0:54:54.160
girl

0:54:50.720,0:54:57.040
which was uh best song oscar nominee

0:54:54.160,0:54:59.440
for the movie as well he did other

0:54:57.040,0:55:02.720
things with disney

0:54:59.440,0:55:04.720
as sebastian there was the sebastian’s

0:55:02.720,0:55:07.040
caribbean jamboree

0:55:04.720,0:55:07.839
disney’s the little mermaid two house of

0:55:07.040,0:55:10.880
mouse

0:55:07.839,0:55:14.079
uh and in 2008

0:55:10.880,0:55:16.240
he reprised the role of sebastian as

0:55:14.079,0:55:17.359
uh in the little mermaid ariel’s

0:55:16.240,0:55:20.559
beginnings

0:55:17.359,0:55:23.839
um he had also done uh voice

0:55:20.559,0:55:27.119
over work uh in the computer animated

0:55:23.839,0:55:27.920
uh movie dinosaur um he is survived by

0:55:27.119,0:55:31.520
his wife

0:55:27.920,0:55:34.480
and his three children sad news

0:55:31.520,0:55:35.839
we uh our sympathies go out to the

0:55:34.480,0:55:39.440
family and friends

0:55:35.839,0:55:42.480
but uh quite a distinguished career and

0:55:39.440,0:55:45.119
he will live on obviously you know

0:55:42.480,0:55:45.920
as most disney characters do nothing

0:55:45.119,0:55:47.599
like

0:55:45.920,0:55:50.000
disney to make you immortal right

0:55:47.599,0:55:51.520
absolutely so that was all we had for

0:55:50.000,0:55:53.040
our entertainment news

0:55:51.520,0:55:55.760
we’ll be right back with our insightful

0:55:53.040,0:55:55.760
picks of the week

0:55:57.090,0:56:01.520
[Applause]

0:55:59.119,0:56:02.559
go for your instinctual pick so my

0:56:01.520,0:56:06.000
insightful pick

0:56:02.559,0:56:07.599
is a comedy that is actually on the

0:56:06.000,0:56:10.480
peacock network so again

0:56:07.599,0:56:11.119
talking about all those obscure

0:56:10.480,0:56:14.240
streaming

0:56:11.119,0:56:14.640
uh channels uh and it the name of the

0:56:14.240,0:56:17.920
show

0:56:14.640,0:56:20.640
is called girls 5 eva

0:56:17.920,0:56:22.079
and so what it is is when a one hit

0:56:20.640,0:56:24.799
wonder

0:56:22.079,0:56:27.200
group from the golden era of girl groups

0:56:24.799,0:56:29.520
gets sampled by a young rapper

0:56:27.200,0:56:31.839
the members reunite to give their pop

0:56:29.520,0:56:35.040
star dreams one more shot

0:56:31.839,0:56:35.520
this time dawn wiki gloria and summer

0:56:35.040,0:56:38.640
must

0:56:35.520,0:56:40.720
navigate the intricacies of a new more

0:56:38.640,0:56:43.760
socially conscious society

0:56:40.720,0:56:44.319
realizing that their old music wasn’t

0:56:43.760,0:56:47.359
all

0:56:44.319,0:56:49.839
that uplifting to young women so it kind

0:56:47.359,0:56:52.960
of toggles between 1999

0:56:49.839,0:56:54.720
and 2021 and the story kind of

0:56:52.960,0:56:57.520
sheds some light on the fall from

0:56:54.720,0:57:00.960
stardom and their return to relevance

0:56:57.520,0:57:04.000
as the women balance spouses kids

0:57:00.960,0:57:04.880
jobs debt aging parents and shoulder

0:57:04.000,0:57:08.480
pain

0:57:04.880,0:57:11.680
um so it’s kind of a interesting take

0:57:08.480,0:57:14.960
um you know to kind of see

0:57:11.680,0:57:16.480
you know all these musicians who had

0:57:14.960,0:57:18.799
these one hits

0:57:16.480,0:57:19.680
and kind of faded you know from

0:57:18.799,0:57:22.799
existence

0:57:19.680,0:57:25.920
and how you know

0:57:22.799,0:57:27.760
do they manage these days so you know

0:57:25.920,0:57:30.400
the one person

0:57:27.760,0:57:31.880
works in her brother’s restaurant uh the

0:57:30.400,0:57:35.839
other one

0:57:31.880,0:57:38.319
supposedly you know is this glamorous

0:57:35.839,0:57:39.760
jet setter when you find out really that

0:57:38.319,0:57:42.559
she actually just works for an

0:57:39.760,0:57:44.480
airport and all of her photos that she

0:57:42.559,0:57:46.720
posts on instagram are all

0:57:44.480,0:57:48.160
fake you know that she’s pretending to

0:57:46.720,0:57:51.680
still have this high

0:57:48.160,0:57:53.359
lifestyle you know this big lifestyle

0:57:51.680,0:57:56.480
that she doesn’t even have anymore

0:57:53.359,0:57:59.599
um and the one is now a dentist she

0:57:56.480,0:58:00.240
got a regular job after you know the

0:57:59.599,0:58:03.040
fact

0:58:00.240,0:58:03.920
um and then the the other one who

0:58:03.040,0:58:07.760
married

0:58:03.920,0:58:10.559
a boy band a singer

0:58:07.760,0:58:12.000
basically they don’t even uh you know

0:58:10.559,0:58:13.520
really live together anymore

0:58:12.000,0:58:16.640
everything’s kind of fake

0:58:13.520,0:58:18.640
and so at one point she’s on a

0:58:16.640,0:58:20.559
facetime with him but it’s actually a

0:58:18.640,0:58:23.680
cameo so she paid

0:58:20.559,0:58:24.799
to have this message recorded from her

0:58:23.680,0:58:26.880
husband

0:58:24.799,0:58:28.079
so really kind of quirky it’s a really

0:58:26.880,0:58:32.079
fun cast

0:58:28.079,0:58:34.559
um you know so if you’re you know

0:58:32.079,0:58:37.359
somebody that remembers the the girl

0:58:34.559,0:58:39.599
groups of the late 90s

0:58:37.359,0:58:41.440
you know it’s kind of nostalgic to see

0:58:39.599,0:58:44.160
you know oh this is what happens when

0:58:41.440,0:58:45.920
you know you’re in your 40s now and you

0:58:44.160,0:58:48.720
know trying to relive

0:58:45.920,0:58:50.000
uh your youth i guess in in some way so

0:58:48.720,0:58:53.200
real really kind of funny

0:58:50.000,0:58:53.200
nice good pick thank you

0:58:54.310,0:58:59.839
[Applause]

0:58:56.640,0:59:03.040
so my pick this week much like last week

0:58:59.839,0:59:06.160
i’m digging into the archives here this

0:59:03.040,0:59:09.040
time it’s uh digging deep with hulu

0:59:06.160,0:59:10.640
and i pulled out star trek enterprise so

0:59:09.040,0:59:12.960
this was a series

0:59:10.640,0:59:15.839
that originally aired for four seasons

0:59:12.960,0:59:17.520
from 2001 to 2005.

0:59:15.839,0:59:19.359
it was the last star trek series in

0:59:17.520,0:59:21.119
what’s considered the next generation

0:59:19.359,0:59:22.400
error that included star trek the next

0:59:21.119,0:59:25.119
generation

0:59:22.400,0:59:26.559
deep space nine voyager and the star

0:59:25.119,0:59:28.480
trek motion pictures with the next

0:59:26.559,0:59:31.680
generation cast

0:59:28.480,0:59:32.160
so set in the 22nd century a century

0:59:31.680,0:59:34.480
before

0:59:32.160,0:59:35.599
captain kirk’s five-year mission

0:59:34.480,0:59:39.119
jonathan archer

0:59:35.599,0:59:41.520
captains the united earthship enterprise

0:59:39.119,0:59:43.680
during the early years of starfleet

0:59:41.520,0:59:45.760
leading up to the earth romulan war and

0:59:43.680,0:59:47.119
the formation of the united federation

0:59:45.760,0:59:49.200
of planets

0:59:47.119,0:59:51.040
the show takes place during the early

0:59:49.200,0:59:52.400
pioneering days of deep space

0:59:51.040,0:59:54.400
exploration

0:59:52.400,0:59:56.559
when interstellar travel is in its

0:59:54.400,0:59:59.040
infancy and the united federation of

0:59:56.559,1:00:02.079
planets is still decades away

0:59:59.040,1:00:03.520
captain jonathan arthur archer is the

1:00:02.079,1:00:06.880
prototype for

1:00:03.520,1:00:09.280
a starfleet captain to come he’s bold

1:00:06.880,1:00:12.079
intensely curious and eager to venture

1:00:09.280,1:00:14.720
where no man has gone before

1:00:12.079,1:00:17.280
unlike the season sometimes unflappable

1:00:14.720,1:00:19.359
officers of the 24th century

1:00:17.280,1:00:21.200
the crew of enterprise exhibits a sense

1:00:19.359,1:00:23.440
of wonder and excitement

1:00:21.200,1:00:26.240
as well as a little trepidation about

1:00:23.440,1:00:28.559
the strange things they’ll encounter

1:00:26.240,1:00:30.480
with their star charts mostly empty

1:00:28.559,1:00:32.960
they’ll have to prove they’re ready for

1:00:30.480,1:00:35.280
life among the stars

1:00:32.960,1:00:37.599
this was a bold attempt to transition

1:00:35.280,1:00:39.200
from the post-apocalyptic world

1:00:37.599,1:00:41.839
seen in the movie star trek first

1:00:39.200,1:00:43.680
contact to the technologically and

1:00:41.839,1:00:46.160
socially advanced world

1:00:43.680,1:00:47.839
from the original 1960s version of the

1:00:46.160,1:00:49.520
show onward

1:00:47.839,1:00:51.680
at times the show struggles to present

1:00:49.520,1:00:54.240
itself as technologically inferior to

1:00:51.680,1:00:56.079
what we saw in the other franchises

1:00:54.240,1:00:58.160
character development through the season

1:00:56.079,1:01:00.559
through season one is rough

1:00:58.160,1:01:02.680
but by the second season you settle in

1:01:00.559,1:01:04.160
nicely with the familiar crew and their

1:01:02.680,1:01:06.559
idiosyncrasies

1:01:04.160,1:01:08.640
the cavalcade of alien appearance

1:01:06.559,1:01:09.440
appearances is in line with what you’d

1:01:08.640,1:01:12.559
expect

1:01:09.440,1:01:14.960
some familiar faces some not so much

1:01:12.559,1:01:17.040
modern prosthetics and cgi bring to life

1:01:14.960,1:01:18.960
some of the campier aliens familiar to

1:01:17.040,1:01:20.799
us from the original series

1:01:18.960,1:01:23.200
the andorians for instance are more

1:01:20.799,1:01:25.680
animated especially their antenna

1:01:23.200,1:01:27.359
the gorn now looks as intimidating as we

1:01:25.680,1:01:29.440
were led to believe

1:01:27.359,1:01:31.440
when we faced a single actor in a poorly

1:01:29.440,1:01:34.079
fitting rubber suit

1:01:31.440,1:01:36.480
for the most part the vulcans are seen

1:01:34.079,1:01:38.079
as the overbearing parents to humans

1:01:36.480,1:01:40.319
rather than the staunch if

1:01:38.079,1:01:41.520
logical allies we know them to be later

1:01:40.319,1:01:43.200
in history

1:01:41.520,1:01:45.599
and there’s a whole host of new and

1:01:43.200,1:01:48.480
interesting aliens

1:01:45.599,1:01:49.280
it is worth noting that uh 2021 is the

1:01:48.480,1:01:52.319
55th

1:01:49.280,1:01:54.079
anniversary of star trek wow which you

1:01:52.319,1:01:55.680
know makes me feel like i can honestly

1:01:54.079,1:02:00.000
say i wasn’t there for the original

1:01:55.680,1:02:02.079
series exactly so i’m not that old

1:02:00.000,1:02:03.599
um you’ll find numerous conventions when

1:02:02.079,1:02:05.440
i was doing my research there was

1:02:03.599,1:02:07.200
tons of conventions going around marking

1:02:05.440,1:02:09.440
it in various virtual panels and

1:02:07.200,1:02:11.039
appearances around the world

1:02:09.440,1:02:13.839
one of the biggest ones that’s being

1:02:11.039,1:02:15.520
held uh is being held august 11th to the

1:02:13.839,1:02:16.960
15th it was originally supposed to be

1:02:15.520,1:02:19.520
held in december

1:02:16.960,1:02:21.200
at the rio all suites hotel and casino

1:02:19.520,1:02:24.640
in las vegas

1:02:21.200,1:02:27.280
the parade of pro former star trek stars

1:02:24.640,1:02:30.880
appearing at the convention is huge

1:02:27.280,1:02:34.160
including connor trenier dominic keating

1:02:30.880,1:02:36.960
connor turner was the uh

1:02:34.160,1:02:38.960
engineer from enterprise dominic keating

1:02:36.960,1:02:41.039
was the tactical officer

1:02:38.960,1:02:42.799
uh gary graham who played the vulcan

1:02:41.039,1:02:44.079
ambassador who made numerous appearances

1:02:42.799,1:02:47.039
in enterprise

1:02:44.079,1:02:48.720
and john billingsly who was dr fox on

1:02:47.039,1:02:50.960
the show

1:02:48.720,1:02:52.480
and there’s tons of stars from every

1:02:50.960,1:02:54.160
incarnation

1:02:52.480,1:02:55.760
uh out there we’ll put a link in the

1:02:54.160,1:02:58.640
show notes to uh

1:02:55.760,1:03:00.240
the actual convention itself i’d love to

1:02:58.640,1:03:02.640
go but i can’t imagine we’re gonna be

1:03:00.240,1:03:05.839
out in vegas in august probably

1:03:02.640,1:03:09.119
that’s just not humanly possible for me

1:03:05.839,1:03:10.640
so anyway uh golden oldie here i’m on

1:03:09.119,1:03:11.359
season three at this point in time

1:03:10.640,1:03:14.720
binging the

1:03:11.359,1:03:18.640
the four seasons of star trek enterprise

1:03:14.720,1:03:18.640
on hulu and we’ll be right back

1:03:19.940,1:03:24.160
[Applause]

1:03:22.240,1:03:25.359
so that was it for the show today but

1:03:24.160,1:03:28.160
before we go

1:03:25.359,1:03:30.480
we did uh have an event that we went to

1:03:28.160,1:03:30.799
this weekend tell the audience about

1:03:30.480,1:03:32.720
that

1:03:30.799,1:03:34.319
so one of the events that we kind of

1:03:32.720,1:03:37.359
look forward to during

1:03:34.319,1:03:39.599
convention season is monster mania uh

1:03:37.359,1:03:40.480
it’s one that’s usually held twice a

1:03:39.599,1:03:43.200
year

1:03:40.480,1:03:44.000
uh in two different locations one in the

1:03:43.200,1:03:46.559
south jersey

1:03:44.000,1:03:48.160
area in cherry hill and then another in

1:03:46.559,1:03:50.319
maryland

1:03:48.160,1:03:51.760
obviously with everything being shut

1:03:50.319,1:03:54.799
down they haven’t

1:03:51.760,1:03:57.200
been able to to do any conventions so

1:03:54.799,1:03:59.200
back in march they came up with an idea

1:03:57.200,1:04:02.799
to do monster mania

1:03:59.200,1:04:06.319
mini mall basically this was going to be

1:04:02.799,1:04:07.359
an outside event where they would be

1:04:06.319,1:04:10.240
able to actually have

1:04:07.359,1:04:13.119
more vendors than they normally would be

1:04:10.240,1:04:14.720
able to hold uh in at least cherry hill

1:04:13.119,1:04:15.839
i don’t know what the the maryland

1:04:14.720,1:04:17.920
location

1:04:15.839,1:04:19.440
uh yeah it’s like we’ve never been to

1:04:17.920,1:04:20.720
that one so i don’t know if it’s a

1:04:19.440,1:04:22.960
bigger or smaller

1:04:20.720,1:04:24.640
or whatnot so they were going to be able

1:04:22.960,1:04:25.920
to to offer more

1:04:24.640,1:04:28.400
the other thing too is they were going

1:04:25.920,1:04:30.559
to have celebrities as well

1:04:28.400,1:04:33.119
that’s usually one of the big draws of

1:04:30.559,1:04:35.839
most of the conventions as well

1:04:33.119,1:04:37.200
it was going to be cheaper as well

1:04:35.839,1:04:38.720
because it wasn’t going to be a

1:04:37.200,1:04:41.680
full-blown

1:04:38.720,1:04:42.799
convention like they normally do uh it

1:04:41.680,1:04:46.319
was

1:04:42.799,1:04:49.839
held at the convention philadelphia

1:04:46.319,1:04:53.119
uh greater philadelphia expo center

1:04:49.839,1:04:56.079
in oaks which we’ve been to many times

1:04:53.119,1:04:56.480
and they actually have an outside area

1:04:56.079,1:04:58.640
that’s

1:04:56.480,1:04:59.839
fenced off we had never been to anything

1:04:58.640,1:05:02.480
that was like that

1:04:59.839,1:05:03.680
so you had to go through one gate they

1:05:02.480,1:05:05.200
scanned your tickets you

1:05:03.680,1:05:07.520
you had to purchase your tickets in

1:05:05.200,1:05:11.680
advance they weren’t doing anything

1:05:07.520,1:05:13.599
at the door um it was just two days

1:05:11.680,1:05:15.440
where normally monster mania is friday

1:05:13.599,1:05:18.559
saturday and sunday

1:05:15.440,1:05:20.960
again more vendor-centric

1:05:18.559,1:05:22.799
you know than than anything else but

1:05:20.960,1:05:23.599
again most of these vendors haven’t been

1:05:22.799,1:05:26.960
able to

1:05:23.599,1:05:29.839
to sell their stuff to the public uh

1:05:26.960,1:05:31.039
you know in any sort of event so this

1:05:29.839,1:05:33.200
was great for them

1:05:31.039,1:05:35.200
to to have an opportunity they had a

1:05:33.200,1:05:38.240
couple of different food trucks

1:05:35.200,1:05:39.359
um they had music playing everything for

1:05:38.240,1:05:42.720
the most part was

1:05:39.359,1:05:46.640
very well spread out the only issue

1:05:42.720,1:05:49.760
was that it was hot um painfully like

1:05:46.640,1:05:50.000
94 degrees and it was funny because one

1:05:49.760,1:05:52.640
of

1:05:50.000,1:05:54.079
the the things they had posted i guess

1:05:52.640,1:05:56.480
it was

1:05:54.079,1:05:57.760
saturday night before sunday they were

1:05:56.480,1:05:59.680
like you know when we

1:05:57.760,1:06:01.280
picked these dates we were figuring oh

1:05:59.680,1:06:02.000
we don’t want to do it during the summer

1:06:01.280,1:06:05.039
because it’ll be

1:06:02.000,1:06:08.559
too hot and here the weekend that we hit

1:06:05.039,1:06:11.280
it’s 85 on saturday and 95 on sunday

1:06:08.559,1:06:12.240
uh and unfortunately at least one of the

1:06:11.280,1:06:14.559
vendors

1:06:12.240,1:06:16.559
um who was there on saturday wasn’t able

1:06:14.559,1:06:19.760
to be there on sunday because they had

1:06:16.559,1:06:22.480
they got heat stroke um so they were

1:06:19.760,1:06:23.359
you know walking around selling bottles

1:06:22.480,1:06:24.960
of water

1:06:23.359,1:06:26.400
you know when we even checked in they

1:06:24.960,1:06:27.760
said make sure you have

1:06:26.400,1:06:29.599
you know that you’re drinking plenty of

1:06:27.760,1:06:31.039
water and that you’re staying cool

1:06:29.599,1:06:33.520
a couple of the vendors that were

1:06:31.039,1:06:35.680
selling umbrellas sold out

1:06:33.520,1:06:36.799
we brought our own umbrellas we brought

1:06:35.680,1:06:39.599
our own waters we

1:06:36.799,1:06:40.160
we were trying to stay as hydrated as we

1:06:39.599,1:06:43.680
could

1:06:40.160,1:06:47.119
i think the only negative which

1:06:43.680,1:06:49.440
again you know

1:06:47.119,1:06:50.880
wasn’t really that bad of a negative

1:06:49.440,1:06:51.280
would have been if they would have had

1:06:50.880,1:06:54.799
some

1:06:51.280,1:06:56.559
tents set up for relaxation

1:06:54.799,1:06:58.319
right there’s no way for them to

1:06:56.559,1:07:00.240
anticipate right exactly when they were

1:06:58.319,1:07:02.079
planning this in march

1:07:00.240,1:07:03.680
you know it could have been raining and

1:07:02.079,1:07:05.359
then if it was raining you probably

1:07:03.680,1:07:08.640
would have had a bunch of vendors

1:07:05.359,1:07:11.839
not show up because all of their goods

1:07:08.640,1:07:13.200
would have gotten destroyed in it so so

1:07:11.839,1:07:14.799
while we were there we did take some

1:07:13.200,1:07:17.680
footage we put

1:07:14.799,1:07:20.480
some clips together for the enjoyment of

1:07:17.680,1:07:29.839
our viewing audience that we will

1:07:20.480,1:07:29.839
show you now

1:07:32.050,1:07:42.809
[Music]

1:07:53.560,1:08:02.380
[Music]

1:08:25.830,1:08:34.999
[Music]

1:08:37.350,1:08:40.520
[Music]

1:08:50.839,1:09:04.309
so

1:08:53.380,1:09:04.309
[Music]

1:09:06.330,1:09:34.898
[Music]

1:09:37.370,1:09:42.020
[Music]

1:09:45.210,1:10:13.149
[Music]

1:10:18.640,1:10:28.729
[Music]

1:10:33.940,1:10:55.359
[Music]

1:10:56.840,1:11:01.199
so

1:10:59.120,1:11:01.199
you

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