The Slow-Motion Disaster

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The Slow-Motion Disaster
Number 75
Broadcast Date May 8, 2012
Episode Length 1:07:59
Hosts Brian Brushwood, Tom Merritt, Eva Snyder

Sony against Comcast data cap, why cable should bank on broadband, Boxfish TV search, and more.


Opening Video

Titanic SUPER 3D

The Big Story

Sony's Internet video service on hold due to Comcast data cap. [1] [2]

Another Big Story

Why cable should bank on broadband and thank Netflix, and Comcast profit rises 30 percent. [3] [4]

Yet Another Big Story

Boxfish plans to revolutionize real-time TV search. [5]


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  • YouTube commits $200M to promote premium channels. [6]
  • YouTube: “We are to cable what cable was to broadcast.” [7]
  • Discovery Channel gets a web video arm, courtesy of Revision3. [8]
  • Google invests in Machinima and the future of TV. [9]
  • Hulu to users: connect your Facebook account or no social for you. [10]
  • HBO Go and MAX Go updated with Android 4.0 compatibility, still lack tablet support. [11]
  • WatchESPN goes live for Comcast Xfinifty subs. [12]
  • The cable fee fight takes another turn, as Dish Networks uses iTunes, Netflix and Amazon as weapons. [13]

Tube Tops

  • Apple TV set may not launch until 2014, says analyst. [14]
  • An executive states LG Electronics is to launch Google TV in United States in late May. [15]

Film Falm

  • Amazon seeks comedies and kids shows to rival Netflix. [16]
  • Studio-backed Epix TV and streaming service adds 'Avengers' and 'Hunger Games' to catalog. [17]

Summer Movie Draft

  • (1) Scott = $421,460,354
  • (2) Tom = $219,000,000
  • (3) Justin = $81,696,919
  • (4) Veronica = $38,406,474
  • (5) Brian = $13,924,600
  • (6) Sarah = $0

What We're Watching


  • The Avengers
  • Legend of Korra
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Game of Thrones


  • The Avengers
  • Buck Rogers
  • SeaQuest DSV
  • Emergency
  • Mad Men
  • Game of Thrones
  • Sherlock


  • The Avengers
  • Revenge
  • Game of Thrones


  • Joshua Langston writes in wondering if Netflix did not get musical rights along with the broadcast rights for Supernatural (as the music has been replaced).
  • Richard Y. wonders if Brian and Tom considered focusing on cord cutting alternative content.
  • Josh J. calls out Brian on the future of blockbusters.

The Spoiler Zone

The boys talk The Avengers.

Great Quotes

  • Tom, "And then last night I had to be on some podcast called 'Weird Things.'"
  • Brian, "It's like you made the thing, the painting is done. And now it's like if you show this painting in this gallery, you can't, that tree is my tree. You gotta put a sycamore there instead."
  • Tom, "Brian thought the way of the future was that Hollywood blockbusters would be a thing of the past AVENGERS!"
  • Tom, "That was a visual effect, her cat jumped up on her lap. It was a CG cat."

Fun Facts



Preceded by:
"Three Actors On A Shabby Porch"
The Slow-Motion Disaster
Followed by:
"Where Is Your Crystal Ball?"