The Fifth Quadrant

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The Fifth Quadrant
Number 50
Broadcast Date November 8, 2011
Episode Length 1:08:21
Hosts Tom Merritt, Brian Brushwood, Dana Brunetti

Google's rumored TV/Phone service, game console TV consumption, the new digital video world, and more.


Opening Video

The Walkie Talkie Dead

The Big Story

When the costs of producing content plummet at the same time demand for content has never been higher, a whole new class of entrants has a chance to make a splash. 1 2

Another Big Story

Game consoles are growing in online television viewership. 1

Yet Another Big Story

Google might offer TV / phone service over its fiber network. 1

Film Falm

  • Fox signs Andy Serkis for 'Apes' sequel and will push for Oscar nod. 1
  • Peter Jackson reveals the Red Epic secrets behind The Hobbit. 1
  • Netflix secures multi-year MGM streaming deal for UK, some exclusive rights over new films. 1

Winter Movie Draft

  • (1) Justin - $109,608,077
  • (2) Brian - $101,717,570
  • (3) Glenn - $25,540,340
  • (4) Sarah - $10,630,549
  • (5) Tom - $0


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Tube Tops

  • Dish in talks for Internet TV. 1
  • CBS boss reveals why the company is 'against joining Apple TV' (or Hulu). 1
  • Yahoo's IntoNow: Interactive TV, but not on TV. 1

What We're Watching


  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Walking Dead
  • Fringe


  • Walking Dead
  • Homeland


  • Walking Dead
  • Dexter
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Beavis and Butthead


  • Another Hollywood deal for YouTube: new videos from Disney. 1


  • More talking about cord-cutting.
  • Transitions into Spoiler Alert.


The boys talk Walking Dead.

Great Quotes

  • "Tell me it's going to be the best thing since Clash of the Titans!" - Brian

Fun Facts



Preceded by:
"Voltron In The Title"
The Fifth Quadrant
Followed by:
"Rant Farm"