Friday, November 28, 2014

Robin Lord Taylor Describes Twitter Perfectly
Plus, Disney releases a trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

By +Tim Beyers 


Welcome to issue 8 of +The Full Bleed!

In his Gotham special at Sci-Fi Talk, +Tony Tellado gets Robin Lord Taylor talking about the social buzz surrounding the show. The actor responds by comparing Twitter to live theater. I go into why that's such an apt description, and what it means for genre TV, in the following video:



Listen to the Gotham special here. And for more video commentary, please visit my YouTube channel

The Force is officially awake 
As promised, Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. How awesome is it? Judge for yourself:



We'll need a few days worth of viewing data to know how well the reveal is playing with audiences. In the meantime, using iconic images and familiar sounds is smart business. As comic book artist Rob Liefeld put it in his Twitter feed:
 
Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment below or reach out on Twitter or Facebook. (Full disclosure: I own shares of Disney stock.)