Insights into Entertainment

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 44 "All About The Space"

December 02, 2019 Season 1 Episode 44
Insights into Entertainment
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 44 "All About The Space"
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Insights into Entertainment
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 44 "All About The Space"
Dec 02, 2019 Season 1 Episode 44
Joseph and Michelle Whalen
Lots of Star Wars, some ET and a little bit of Orville news
Show Notes Transcript

This week the show is unintentionally space themed as we talk about some accomplishments of The Mandalorian, an impressive Star Wars merchandise auction, and a feel good Star Wars story about what Disney is doing for a dying fan. In our Entertainment News this week we look at the latest Star Wars The Last Jedi trailer that's less a trailer and more a summation of the journey and intro into what the new movie symbolizes, then we have a return of the alien everyone fell in love with in the '80s and a space faring couple who had called it quits but appear to be back together again.



Speaker 1:
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Insightful, informative insights, a podcast network
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to insights into entertainment, a podcast series, taking a deeper look into entertainment and media. Your hosts, Joseph and Michelle, Waylon, a husband and wife team of pop culture fanatics are exploring all things from music and movies to television and fans.
Speaker 2:
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[inaudible] welcome
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to insights into entertainment. This is episode 44. Uh, I, my notes wrong all about the space. Uh, I'm your host, Joseph Raelynn and my astute and energetic co-hosts, Michelle Whalen. Hey everyone. I'm not sure where I came up with those adjectives, but okay, I'm running out of the or share SRS for a Christmas. Yeah. So just a quick programming note. We, uh, this is kind of an experimental, uh, podcast today. We changed our broadcast software over today to one that we have a little bit more capabilities on. So, uh, hopefully, uh, we don't have any technical glitches. We haven't done a full podcast yet, so hopefully moving forward we'll be able to do some new and interesting things. So today as the title suggests, we are talking all space related stories it seems. Uh, so in our Disney detective, we have some information on the Mandalorian dethroning stranger things as the top streaming TV show in the U S at least.
Speaker 4:
2:11
Then we have a, uh, auction star Wars auction with, uh, some unique items we expect to see go for some significant money. Then we have, um, a touching feel good story regarding Stover's rise of Skywalker and, uh, Disney's efforts to help out, uh, an ailing fan. And then in our entertainment news, we have a new teaser trailer, uh, for rise of Skywalker that celebrates four decades of the star Wars universe. We do have it queued up. Uh, we will play some of it. I don't know how much of it will play risking and take down notification from Disney for advertising for them. Go figure. Right. Then we have a touching and I did finally watch the Comcast, the Comcast [inaudible]. Um, I'm not really sure what it was like. It was a movie, but it was an ad, but it wasn't really an a, but we have that. We'll take a look at that as well and we'll talk about that. And, uh, some followup news on, uh, a couple of our favorites from the Oroville, uh, who were getting divorced and might not be now. So we'll talk about that as well. So pretty busy a show today.
Speaker 5:
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Mmm.
Speaker 4:
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Very out of this world show today. Aha. See what I did there. I see what you did there. Uh, ready to get started? Let's do it. Alright, let's get into it. Go for Disney detective.
Speaker 6:
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So this was an interesting story. It said that the Mandalorian Mandalorian yeah, the Mandalorian. Yeah. I don't know why for some reason I didn't see her halfway through the series. I was like, is that what it is? Yeah. Has dethroned stranger things as its top streaming TV show in the U S breaking its five month streak. So now obviously it hasn't been on as long as stranger things has, but basically I'll explain how they came up with it. So, obviously the star Wars series, the Mandalorian has made waves since it J Bude on December 12th. Obviously, no thanks in part to you know, baby Yoda, uh, as well. Um, but now it seems that it's dethroned the streaming champion. So Netflix, stranger things has enjoyed 21 straight weeks at the top of parrots, parrots, analytical weekly list in the most demand, uh, uh, original streaming show in the U S but it's actually the Mandalorian has actually now surpassed it. So basically the way that they do their measuring, it's, um, quote unquote a demand expressions and it's the company's standard TV demand measurement unit designed to reflect the desire, engagement and viewership of a series weighted by importance. So the hell does that mean, I don't know, somebody funky analytical way of figuring it out. That's how they, they came up with this. So basically the Mandalorian has had over a hundred million demand expressions during the week of November 17th through November 23rd, and according to this company, stranger things only had 81 billion.
Speaker 4:
5:49
So my question there is, does that have anything to do with the fact that Disney stuff doesn't, right.
Speaker 6:
6:00
You know, we've tried, we sat down, not this past Friday but Friday of last week to watch the Mandalorian on Friday. Right. And it didn't work. Did it on the Apple TV on my phone. On your phone. Well that was last week. Last week. My point is is right is the demand request demand because demand and not fulfillment, right? Yeah. I don't know. I don't know how it is. These plus services been completely overwhelmed and has been completely flaky. Yeah. I don't know. That's a, that's a good thing. You have a lot of people that are requesting it multiple, multiple times. Yeah. Could be. And maybe it's crashing and starting again or you know, I know there are a bunch of people that are watching it more than once that are going back and, and rewatching. Especially now that you have like four episodes kind of going back and let's just watch it from the beginning in, you know, in sequence to see if there's anything you missed that you didn't pick up on or the thing itself is a little fun.
Speaker 6:
7:02
That's the thing, you know, this is, it's almost like Disney paid an outside firm to come up with some now. So, you know, so their data from last week showed that the Mandalorian is surging towards the top of its list. It was already the most in demand, new original streaming series of the year, one week after it was released topping Netflix's the umbrella Academy. And when they see us, so, you know, so it's not like they just came out out of nowhere. Oh, look at the, you know, the, the company's been around obviously. Um, and yeah, that, that's an interesting thing is how are they, you know, measuring it. Um, you know, and it says, well, demand is a metric that should not be focused with subscriber numbers. It is a strong indication that the star Wars series is driving a lot of signups to a recently debuted Disney plus service.
Speaker 6:
8:03
Disney obviously had said that they had 10 million signups, you know, a day after launching. But the Mandalorian isn't just a huge hit with audiences. It also has a 90% on rotten tomatoes and that's done by critic scores. So obviously, um, you know, it's not just the fans that are going in watching it. Everybody you know, is interested in it, you know, as well. So. Well, I only hope, you know, I love the fact that the show is that popular and that it's breaking records. I just really hope that Disney fixes their streaming service. Right. You have to go through that hell that we went through before. Right. And I was even having issues the other day. I went to go watch something and it crashed and I had to exit out of it and go back in. But then again, I don't if it's just an issue with our own personal network or if it's something, you know, we haven't really, well when we look, we got it on the phone.
Speaker 6:
9:06
Right? True. And we saw that there were a huge spike and you can see the trend. The trend line is during peak time, right? So if you were to watch Disney plus or three o'clock in the morning, you're probably pretty great. Safe to do that. Yeah. So tell us about a star Wars auctioning. So a couple of weeks ago we mentioned that they were doing the Disney auction of various Disney things. So now you know, right in time for the holidays we have a star Wars auction. So it is a collection of a hundred lots from George Lucas's star Wars franchise titled star Wars online. And it'll go up for auction at Southerby's, uh, in an online only sale beginning on Friday. The auction will close December 13th, just a few days before rise of Skywalker comes out. The sale includes original posters, stickers, action figures, as well as earlier pieces associated with the beloved film series, um, prices.
Speaker 6:
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You know, are estimated to fetch up to $60,000, you know, for certain pieces. Um, highlights from the online auction will actually be on displayed in London from December 6th through the 11. So if you happen to be in London and you want to go, uh, see some star Wars stuff, that would probably be a good time to do it. Um, you know, wouldn't that be kind of a, we're just going to go to a go look at stuff. Um, but it's nice that it's, uh, it's an actual online sale as opposed to, you know, that you don't have to physically be there because like for the Disney stuff, I never really saw, I think it was out in California that that auction was going on, but it didn't mention anything about, you know, looking at stuff online or, or you know, I'm sure if you're one of those people that you know is a high market, um, you know, auction or you know, uh, goes to those things, you know, you probably have a way to, to place your bids, uh, online.
Speaker 6:
11:05
But this is kind of interesting that you know, it is only online. Um, so they're going to have a variety of options, uh, of variety of items. Um, from 1980s toy shop displays to original artwork. Um, some of the highlights, uh, well one of them they were mentioning in the article was a prototype of an Imperial storm trooper helmet from 1976 and it's estimated to sell between 35,000 and $70,000 just for the helmet. Um, and then is that the one that you could actually shoot stuff with where, right. Uh, recently one of the surviving screen matching helmets, uh, sold for 20 $200,000, and in September on iconic Darth Vader mask from empire strikes back, sold for $900,000. Wow. Yeah, I don't think we'll ever get, one of them is this is the auction itself. Um, is it a single collector? Is it Disney itself? Who, so it doesn't say who, who this one is from.
Speaker 6:
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Um, you know, the article did talk about a sale, uh, from 2015 of star Wars memorabilia. That was actually from a private collector. Um, somebody from Japan, actually a renowned, uh, a Japanese designer, um, who, uh, made, uh, clothing. He actually sold off a whole bunch of his, um, stuff back in 2015 and ended up, uh, how much did he, he did almost like a half a million dollars and he had stuff from lightsabers to cookie jars, um, you know, and he had like 600 items that he, he sold off. Um, so this does, didn't say who's the co, you know, who it belonged to, if, you know, if it was a private collector collector or, you know, or not. So, but yeah, it could be, you know, if you're looking for that one of a kind, really expensive star Wars, I'm looking for sure.
Speaker 6:
13:21
Right, exactly. Yeah. Unfortunately that's a little out of our price range, but still cool to, to see what you know is in the collection, you know, to even to even think what, you know, somebody could, could have. So, so what is our Disney feel good story for this week? So this one, this one's been making the rounds of various, um, Disney fans and star Wars fans and, and, and whatnot. Um, so a, um, hospice center in Hampshire United Kingdom, uh, sent a plea on Twitter asking for an early screening of the movie rise of Skywalker, which is obviously due out on the 20th of December. Um, so the hospice has said this was our most desperate hour, sadly, time is not on our side. Um, they were, we're putting out the play for one of their patients who, um, you know, in various articles, huge star Wars fan, huge star Wars fan with his son and basically wanted to be able to see the movie, you know, kind of his dying wish.
Speaker 6:
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Um, the, um, the hospice center had posted on Twitter and said, you know, if there's anybody out there that can help us, then at one point they even tagged JJ Abrams and Mark Hamill saying, you know, please, if there was anything, you know, you're our only hope and your best friend in the whole wide world. Bob Iger actually responded and said, you know, please give us more information and we'll see what we can do. And on Thanksgiving he had, you know, confirmed on Twitter on this Thanksgiving, we at Disney are grateful to be able to share the rise of Skywalker with a patient and his family. Uh, at Rowan's hospice. May the force be with you and with all of us. Um, the patient actually had made a statement saying, uh, during what is such a horrible situation to be in, you have helped make some wonderful memories and bring some joy to my family.
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I'm a huge star Wars fan and what I'm going through is completely dire. And to top it all off, I was not going to be able to see the film that I've been waiting to see since 1977. I still can't believe it, uh, is the only way to describe it. I feel like I've won £1 million. So they were able to fulfill his wish. I'm guessing that they had members from the local five Oh first show up. So they had a Wookie and they had some storm troopers and they had, you know, some Jed eyes there. Um, the patient wanted to remain anonymous. He didn't, you know, uh, you know, want anything known, but it was just, but that picture. Yeah. Um, and just, you know, the, um, the hospice center was just overwhelmed and, and you know, just happy, you know, beyond belief. And even, uh, I saw a tweet for Mark ammo where he actually said, you know, kind of trying to bring some humor to it saying that, you know, this fan got to see the movie, you know, the full version of the movie before he even got to see it. You know, how lucky is he? So, you know, really sweet of, of Disney to, to step up.
Speaker 4:
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And this was, this was one, this was a sort of a thing that they started back with force awakens where they had a similar situation. They had a fan who had contacted, uh, Disney about, you know, terminally ill wanted to see the movie and you know, JJ Abrams took it upon himself at that point to make it happen. And they've kind of kept that tradition going. And you know, it's sad as, as it is to have a fan who's in that situation. It's nice to see Disney step up as much as I bashed Disney all the time. It's nice to see Disney step up and, and make, still make dreams like this come.
Speaker 6:
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Absolutely. Absolutely. And that's what, you know, they're known for. So it's, it's, you know, when you, you have the, the little things that happen where they're, it's not so magical, you know, that they still can bring that magic to people. That's, that's kind of special. Absolutely. And I think that was all we had for Disney detective this week. Come back with our entertainment news.
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So tell me about a story that will get this taken down off of you.
Speaker 6:
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So let's just add some more, you know, onions. Uh, you know, I'm not crying. You know, you're not crying. I'm not crying. Uh, this, we actually saw, uh, while we were watching, um, the wonderful world of Disney magical holiday celebration, which was on NBC, uh, on ABC, uh, that actually ran on Thursday. Um, we didn't actually watch it until Friday because we were out for, for Thanksgiving obviously. And this was a nice little teaser. You don't really get to see much of, um, you know, it's nothing new from the new movie, but what it's kind of a nice [inaudible] yeah. A nice way to wrap things up, tie things up
Speaker 4:
19:01
with a bow bow. The bow, the ribbon.
Speaker 6:
19:03
Yeah. This is definitely that, you know. Wow. You know, to, to look back at how young everybody was when a new hope came out and to see, you know, the transitions. Um, sorry. It's still emotional. Um, so let's watch it and, and
Speaker 4:
19:24
we'll watch some of his sandwich. I can get away with that.
Speaker 6:
19:26
Right? Okay. Sounds good.
Speaker 7:
19:29
Take a few minutes with another heavy computer to calculate the coordinates.
Speaker 6:
19:31
A few minutes. Are you kidding? At the right, they're gaining,
Speaker 7:
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uh, y'all, what did you have to shoot this? Traveling drivers faces like that for me. Like Justin prop Steve without precise calculations and fly too close to a store. There are bonds into a super market and then,
Speaker 6:
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yeah,
Speaker 7:
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let's dad watch. You're losing the fucking, she'll go straight
Speaker 6:
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like, yeah, I'm going to go get some coffee.
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[inaudible]
Speaker 8:
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[inaudible]
Speaker 7:
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this is a very simple, basic idea. It's a story about a farm boy in Nebraska and not on tattooing.
Speaker 4:
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It was originally designed. So anyway, the trailer, I'm not going to play the whole thing cause I don't want to have to put out another version of this that doesn't have it in there and we'll just sort of leave it silent in the background. But it's a nice, um, little feature at that sort of takes you back. It shows you some of the original stuff and then it walks you through to the next generation of, of stars in the film. Uh, and it's just, it's kind of a unique little perspective. Um, it kind of brings out the spirit of what the next movie is going to be about where it's wrapping up the entire saga. Um, bringing everything together, looking at where we came from, looking at how our characters and how our actors and participants have grown. Um, and you know, it's a emotional ride. I mean, you see everything from, from all of the, uh, the, um, trilogies that were, that were shot already. Um, this was, um, where was this? This was on MSN, uh, dot com. We actually are pulling this from the link will be in the show notes. You want to go back and watch the whole thing in its entirety, but it just really touching, you know, it was one of these ones where almost sort of waiting for like the next trailer to drop.
Speaker 6:
21:46
Right. And it was just kinda like, you see this and you're like, Oh, it's all the fields. Like, you know, and to see, you know, Luke Skywalker as a young kid and now, you know, the master Jed, I, and to see, um, you know, the, the passing of the torch of, you know, Peter May, may Hugh, um, I, I can't think of the guy's name who, who, you know, he was, you know, and seeing the two of them sitting there together and, and seeing, you know, the, the older versions and newer versions of, of things just
Speaker 4:
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saying, like the interviews of ma, uh, Mark Hamill in the early versions of the movies, the original trilogy and now, and seeing the perspective that he had then and now and just the level of maturity that has come through.
Speaker 6:
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Right, right. And then you have, you know, the new characters that, you know, they feel so honored to be part of this legacy, you know, and, and it just, you know, it, it gives you all those, you know, warm fuzzies and like, okay, I'm okay, we're 19 days away now.
Speaker 4:
23:02
It was kind of an interesting take on not showing you more of the new movie, but showing you more about what the new movie is about and it's, and it's a tying together of all this. It was very tastefully done.
Speaker 6:
23:17
Yeah. Yeah. It was a very short, you know, documentary, you know, like if you, you know, cause you know, you know, once the movie comes out there'll be all these different documentaries and making of and dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, and the old movie new movie. And this was just like a little three minute glimpse of that, of 40 years of star Wars. So, so tell us about E T. so this was a cute little commercial that that came out. Um, also during, uh, Thanksgiving, it was actually, uh, during the Thanksgiving, Macy's day parade. Uh, it actually ended up showing up, uh, different versions of it showed up later that day during, um, various, uh, football games, uh, during the day. Um, but basically Comcast or Xfinity, uh, depending on who,
Speaker 9:
24:16
whatever their identity crisis,
Speaker 6:
24:20
uh, is, uh, decided to, to do a little, um, holiday reunion, so to speak. And they decided to, um, you know, do [inaudible] as their, uh, marketing. Um, and it was kind of, um, you know, the reverse of what the star Wars was was to get you ready for the new movie. This was kind of, you know, we've never done a, you know, a sequel to ITI, but if we were to do something, you know, 30 years later
Speaker 9:
24:52
you're a great preview of what a SQL would look
Speaker 6:
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right. You know, and, and it's kind of interesting to see like, Hmm, I wonder if, you know, they, you know, cause they've gotten a lot of buzz. Everybody that saw it was like,
Speaker 9:
25:05
Oh my God, this brings back so many things
Speaker 6:
25:07
because you know, to, to be a kid who saw E T and now to watch this commercial and you know, there's Elliot and he's a dad now and he has his kids and his family and you know, to to see that, you know, like ITI never forgot about him. He comes back,
Speaker 9:
25:26
well I'll watch this one in its entirety because extremely hasn't threatened to Sue me. Okay, well let's watch it then. Of course your luck on this. Let's do it.
Speaker 2:
26:01
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Speaker 10:
26:46
my son. But my family lot's changed since you are here. It's called the internet.
Speaker 2:
27:13
Okay.
Speaker 10:
27:19
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Speaker 2:
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Speaker 10:
27:34
holiday.
Speaker 2:
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Speaker 4:
29:54
now I'll admit I'm not a solid fan of Comcast or Xfinity either. Um, only because of my experience with them. Um, but that was, that was pretty cool.
Speaker 6:
30:06
Yeah, I think that was a nice little, a touching thing for, you know, kids of the, the eighties who, you know, are parents now and you know, grown ups and, and you know, the, the idea, you know, and, and I know I'm a SAP when it comes to holiday commercials and things about, you know, family and getting together and stuff like that. And it's, you know, that whole reconnecting over the holidays, you know, having that long lost friend, um, you know, come visit you from, from maybe far away, you know, it's cool. And you know, just the fact that they did like this mini movie,
Speaker 4:
30:52
um, it was very well done and very tasteful, quite the tear. Jerker and if you've happened to dry your eyes by now in this show that's full of space tear. Jerkers how about a love story, sweetheart, why don't you give us
Speaker 6:
31:09
sure. So two of our favorite stars from the Orval, uh, Adrian, uh, [inaudible] and Scott Grimes, I think I got it only took me how many months? So we had announced back in may, I guess it was that they were getting married and we were kind of excited because, you know, we didn't, you know, I know you don't keep up on celebrity news or things like that. Well, except if we talk about it in our podcast, um, but I didn't even know that they were dating. Um, it was Scott's third marriage and her first, um, and we were excited that they got married and then all of a sudden, two months later, uh, we were talking that they were getting divorced and that was kinda, you know, sad and, and we were kind of wondering what was gonna happen with the new episode of the Orville. They weren't going to be filming until a little bit later because they're moving to Hulu and stuff.
Speaker 6:
32:10
Um, but we hadn't, you know, really heard much from them. Um, what was kind of funny was, uh, TMZ had reported that the two had obviously taken off their wedding rings. Um, when they were, uh, somebody noticed when they were doing a panel at San Diego comic con in late July, and they were actually not even sitting next to each other, but they were on the panel and, and uh, whatnot. But then when they did new comic con in early October, they were both wearing their wedding rings. So Hmm. So obviously they've kind of, you know, reconsidered. Um, and what had happened was, um, the judge had actually granted, um, so it was actually Adrian that had actually asked the court to dismiss the request and the judge had actually granted it, um, that same day. So looks like things are, things are back on again, off again and back on. So yay. So we'll, we'll finish our, our entertainment news on a a love story. Yay. Dry the eyes. Everyone should have dry eyes. Hopefully, hopefully. Uh, and I think that's it for entertainment news. We'll be back with our insightful back. [inaudible]
Speaker 6:
33:42
go for your insightful picks. So my insightful pick this week is another original show from Disney plus. This one is actually branded under the, um, what do you call it? Um, a national geographic brand of, of shows. Um, and it is the world according to Jeff Goldbloom. So throughout the prism of Jeff gold, Bloom's always inquisitive and highly entertaining mind. Nothing is as it seems in the world. According to Jeff Goldbloom, each episode is centered around something people all love, like sneakers or ice cream. As Jeff pulls the thread on these, uh, familiar objects and unravels a wonderful world of astonishing connections that are both surprising and exciting, um, through fascinating science and history. Amazing people in a whole lot of big ideas and insights. Jeff Goldbloom provides an interesting take on the world. So this is a very quirky, well, anything from Jeff Goldbloom is kind of quirky bees to haze, you know, but it's an interesting look at, at things.
Speaker 6:
34:53
So he takes, you know, these every day things, um, and gives you a little historical background on it. Maybe how the thing is viewed today and like some, some things that you wouldn't necessarily know about it unless you're kind of like in the know, I guess. So the first episode was on sneakers and talked about, you know, the history of the sneaker and then they actually went, you know, he went to Adidas, their headquarters and their labs and how they're trying to innovate things with sneakers. Then he went to a sneaker convention and just the whole, um, you know, pop culture thing behind sneakers and how much, you know, people spend, you know, on sneakers, not Nestle, Sarah Lee, that they're gonna wear them, but that they're collector's items. So like where we have our star Wars and Disney collections, there are people that have sneaker collections and, and then, you know how there's, you know, um, this one designer who makes custom sneakers and you know, things that, you know, again, unless you're immersed in that you wouldn't know about.
Speaker 6:
36:02
Um, the second episode was on ice cream and talked about the history of ice cream and why certain people, you know, why we like certain flavors and things like that. Um, and then the third, uh, was about tattoos and you know, the history behind tattoos and even went more towards like the cultural with, you know, um, like, um, with native, you know, with, with like the Hawaiians and that each tattoo is a story versus just, Hey, I want a tattoo of something, you know, kind of, you know, and, and went to a tattoo convention and talk to different people. Uh, you know about that. Um, the last episode that, that just air that just, uh, dropped this week was on denim and talking about, you know, the, the history of denim and you know, that most people, you know, first saw it from the Cowboys and that it, you know, it was a, you know, an and how it's, you know, like Levi's is actually, you know, they, this whole new technology to be able to Leazar print onto, you know, to, to make your jeans look more stressed.
Speaker 6:
37:13
And you know, you can customize your jeans, you know, with lasers and things like that and not as many, you know, dyes being used and things and just things that you know, you wouldn't necessarily think of. And it kind of reminds me a little bit of a quirkier version of like how it's made, where it's like you watch and you're like, Oh wow, that was a really dull and boring but okay. Of kind of interesting how ketchup is made. Um, but then you watch it and you're like, wow, I never knew this. And you know, and, and that again, you know, the collectors of, of these various different things and how much money people will spend, you know, for, for something just kind of boggles mine. Again, if you're not in it, you know, we're collectors of different kinds and I guess I could see, you know, like everybody, you know, has their, their thing. So again, kind of quirky, each episode is about a half hour long and just, you know, just very interesting take on these everyday items that, you know, we all use in some way, shape or form. So, interesting. Cool. Thank you.
Speaker 8:
38:24
Uh,
Speaker 6:
38:27
so my pick this week, we're going to go back a little ways here. Um, back the 2014 actually, uh, this is a
Speaker 4:
38:36
documentary that is, uh, was released on TV back at the time and is now rereleased on Disney plus, uh, this is Marvel studios assembling a universe, a look at the story behind Marvel studios and the Marvel cinematic universe featuring interviews and behind the scenes footage from all the Marvel films, the Marvel one shots and Marvel's agents of shield, Marvel's first television special documents, the exciting story behind Marvel studios in the Marvel cinematic universe featuring exclusive interviews. And behind the scenes footage from all the Marvel films, the Marvel one shots and Marvel's agents of shield years were walk a clear path through this amazing and nuanced universe featuring steep peaks at the future of Marvel's agents of shield on ABC. New footage from Marvel studios, upcoming theatrical releases, captain America, the winter soldier, spoilers and guardians of the galaxy, and a sneak peek at the upcoming Avengers, age of Ultron and ant man.
Speaker 4:
39:46
So this documentary takes you up roughly to the end of phase one, middle of phase two of the Marvel cinematic universe. Um, and it's interesting going back and looking at some of these now, knowing now what I know versus what you knew at the time and, and you kind of really get a gist of the fact that they didn't know where they were going yet. They were smart enough to plant the seeds to get the where they were today. Uh, so there was kind of a chaotic genius to the whole thing. Um, you know, if you were watching it in 2014, you [inaudible] right now looking back and you're like, ah, right now they talk about, uh, guardians of the galaxy and, you know, we were all there when guardians of the galaxy drop and there were hints that they were going to merge guardians of the galaxy into the rest of the rabble Schumer heroes.
Speaker 4:
40:52
And you were like, eh, I don't see that happening. Um, and the fact that they knew back then where that was going to an I think was just brilliant. Um, and you know, the last our last couple of podcasts we've talked about, uh, the criticism that Martin [inaudible] says he's had for superhero movies and saying that, you know, they lacked story. They lack this, they lack that the fact that you can plant a seed, uh, you know, for an ultimate outcome six years in the future is just impressive. It really is. Um, that is a marvelous, uh, exempt storytelling. Uh, thank you. Uh, it's, it's, it's storytelling, it's character development. Now granted, you know, Disney kind of had an ACE in a hole in this one, and that all these stories had been told in one form or another already with as often as the Marvel universe comic universe had been, uh, relaunched.
Speaker 4:
41:57
Um, but to, to take all of that, to put it into, um, a new version, you know, it was a different version and nothing played out in the cinematic universe. The way that it didn't in comics. And to coordinate that over all these movies was brilliant. And this documentary is a great glimpse behind the scenes with interviews behind the scenes footage and what they at the time were billing is sneak peeks into the future, which, you know, looking now we can sort of, you know, smirk about because we know where everything was. Right? So great documentary. I'd love to see another one of this, this type done nowadays kind of learning is done. Exactly. They are ripe to have another one of these put out and hopefully with Disney plus out there, I'm like, you're good. Good excuse for him to do it. So Marvel studios assembling a universe streaming on Disney plus now.
Speaker 4:
43:02
And that was all that I had there. Um, any afterthoughts? Not that I can think of. We do have the stream from our trip to shady broke. That'll be in the show notes. We'll publish on our website, um, which you can get@wwwdotinsightsintothings.com. That should be up Monday or Tuesday. You can email us at, uh, comments@insightsintothings.com on Twitter at insights underscore things. You can get our video podcasts on YouTube at youtube.com/insights into things. Our website is www.insightsintothings.comoryoucangetouraudiopodcastsatpodcast.insightsandentertainment.comandfinallyonfacebookatfacebook.com backslash insights into things podcast. And just a final programming note. Uh, we do have, um, our holiday treat that we've been working on the last week or so, uh, that should actually be, uh, available probably next week. I think we'll make it available and, uh, we'll include it as part of the podcast and make it available for streaming and downloading from all of our regular sources. Sounds good. Uh, other than that, I think we're done. We are another one in the books. All righty. We're out of here. Have
Speaker 2:
44:32
a good week everyone. Bye. [inaudible].
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