SUPERHERO TIME: SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
The news: A little from Tamashii Feature, but the important stuff isn’t until next month.
The weeklies: Kamen Rider Wizard debuts very strong, and Go-busters starts focusing on some heavy plot.
Power Playback: The important part of a Zyuranger story.
Also: Claw Sentai Wolveringer
Totally Rad Show: 6 Days to Air- The Making of South Park
Alex, Jeff, and Dan take a look at Comedy Central’s new documentary about the making of South Park, 6 Days to Air, which is available on Netflix instant watch. Unbelievably, this massively topical cartoon goes from conception to national broadcast in only 6 days, and for the first time cameras were there to capture it. Does the process reveal a how-the-sausage-is-made disappointment, or can it make the genius of South Park even more impressive?
Frame Rate 91: Bricks in the Wall of Awesome
Arrested Development on Netflix, Apple execs say no TV set, Amazon-NBCU deal, YouTube skippable mobile video ads, and more.
TED: Candy Chang: Before I die I want to…
In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors’ answers — surprising, poignant, funny — became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What’s your answer?)
TED: Timothy Prestero: Design for people, not awards
Timothy Prestero thought he’d designed the perfect incubator for newborns in the developing world — but his team learned a hard lesson when it failed to go into production. A manifesto on the importance of designing for real-world use, rather than accolades.
TED: Rob Legato: The art of creating awe
Rob Legato creates movie effects so good they (sometimes) trump the real thing. In this warm and funny talk, he shares his vision for enhancing reality on-screen in movies like Apollo 13, Titanic and Hugo.
TED: Ivan Oransky: Are we over-medicalized?
Reuters health editor Ivan Oransky warns that we’re suffering from an epidemic of preposterous preconditions — pre-diabetes, pre-cancer, and many more. In this engaging talk from TEDMED he shows how health care can find a solution… by taking an important lesson from baseball.
TED: Jon Ronson: Strange answers to the psychopath test
Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two.