Television has helped shape our society for over 60 years. This week, we talk about what is arguably the first national television network, and it’s not NBC. Join us as we discuss the influence and the lost legacy of the forgotten network.
One of our listeners sent us this picture. She was driving home and when she got out of the car and saw our little friend. We’re thinking of doing an episode of Nerds on History about the history of suicidal birds. If not that, it will make for a great conversation starter on a Hitchcock themed episode of Nerds on Film. What do you Nerdonomy fans think?
Hello again dear listeners and readers. Today will consist of numbers 10 to 6. I hope you enjoy!
*Footnote: Again, here are a few key words that helped me narrow my focus on why certain movies were chosen: Risk, originality, genuine, geeky, beauty, closure, intensity.
10 – John Carter – Obviously in the minority, I found John Carter to be captivating, entertaining and visually stunning. It’s a shame that Disney really mucked-up the marketing surrounding the movie. Not many people know that John Carter is based off of a book, A Princess of Mars, which is an integral story, written back in the early 1900s, that influenced the modern-day genres of sci-fi and fantasy. Plus, it inspired MANY of today’s best writers and directors, not to mention movies like the Star Wars saga. Had the marketing focused on that, I think people’s perspectives might have changed.