Trailers Without Pity does 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'
We are back from our very short holiday hiatus with a new episode of "Trailers Without Pity."
Like I mentioned before, the show is going from a weekly presentation to semiweekly (er, every two weeks). Tough times, the economy, you know.
It does give us a more relaxed production schedule and we don't have to immediately record audio for one episode while we're still finishing up another one. That's nice.
For a couple of reasons, I really like the way this one, for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, turned out. I'm always intimidated doing one of these on something with so much fan investment and backstory (Harry Potter, Star Trek, etc...) but I think it turned out all right. Reading the Wolverine Origin comic (which my brother had a copy of) did help.
We're tentatively planning to do Monsters vs. Aliens next.
Today's NPR segment was about a subject dear to my media-blood-soaked heart, TV on the Web. Some weeks, I have no idea what I'm going to say about a specific topic that is put on the table. On weeks like this, it's more work to figure out what not to say.
Do you talk about the accelerating trend of Web content making its way to set-top boxes and, more directly, to next-gen HDTVs that will have Internet connectivity built-in? Do you talk about what's good online? About how the networks are shoving their shows and movies online in a rush to grab eyeballs they didn't seem to care about just a few years ago?
It's a bit too rich of a topic, like a cherry cordial, but in situations like these, I go in with a rough script and expect a lot of left-field questions. I try to roll with it as best I can.
Here's the segment. This one was one of the more fun ones to record. It was a little weird to mention Television Without Pity in the context of having to disclose employment by NBC.
I'm really curious to hear what other people think are the top tech trends of the last year -- if you have any thoughts, please post a comment on the Digital Savant blog entry I wrote to go with the story.