Former 'Top Gear' stars head for Amazon Video (Tomorrow Daily 218)
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On today's show Lexus has a car that glows with the beat of your heart.
Nokia is getting into the virtual reality game but it's not a headset.
And Top Gear is finally making a come back.
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Greetings citizens of the internet.
Welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best geek talk show in the known universe.
I'm Ashley Esqueda, as always, to my right, your left, Khail Anonymous.
Our budget is what, 26 cents an episode, and we can't afford the graphic with confetti?
You know, we had to put in for that for budgetary and we got denied.
Well, there's still good news about the whole Top Gear thing, but it's tricky news, so I'm going to have to explain it to you- here's today's top headlines.
Top Gear is Kind of that but in a better fashion>> Okay.
This is great.
Everyone is excited about this.
It's great news all around, but as we all know, Top Gear, had some conflict / controversy as they let go of one of their stars and the whole show crumbled and fell apart.
BBC was like, aint no more of this!
Jeremy Clarkson punched a producer, he called it a fracas and then BBC was like bye bye.
And then everybody lost their minds.
Well, so everyone left the show, and they were like, well we're gonna remake the show again but with a completely different cast, and everyone was like, boo.
Well guess what today Amazon has announced that they are bringing the show back with the entire cast Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
They are going to be coming back in the Amazon show basically the same premiss the whole cast
Yeah and even one of the executive producers
They're all coming back to make pretty much the same show.
It's gonna be coming back next year.
And everyone rejoiced!
Yeah, people are pretty excited about this.
I know that, as a host, I can't condone violence.
I would never hit Producer Logan unless he deserved it.
And so, [LAUGH] I've never hit Producer Logan.
But that being said, I think a lot of people don't care about what Jeremy Clarkson does in his personal time or, like whatever, whatever choice he makes, [CROSSTALK] but I just want to see some top [UNKNOWN].
Anyways, yeah, yeah, yeah, so the crazy part is, is that not only did Amazon say that they were gonna bring it back.
But they're going to bring it back with three seasons, they've already signed up for three seasons.
There's a quote from one of the people, Clarkson has said "I feel like I've climbed out of a bi-plane and onto a spaceship."
Oh, sick burn.
What, what is that?
He's referring to the BBC as a bi-plane, an outdated bi-plane.
I've always had
Faith in where Amazon intends to go and their potential as a platform because Netflix has already saved their place, but there needs to be some sort of competition- Vello ain't gonna do it.
So, Amazon has the power.
They have the nominations with Transparent.
And they have the money to do this.
But this is a huge opportunity for them to also open the gateway to new content, also start bringing back other shows.
This is a big, big move and a lot of people are excited.
All Amazon has to do is fix their stupid player.
Which seems to be everybody's problem.
It's Hulu, it's, It's Yahoo.
Everybody's player is just garbage.
This is a great way to bring people into Amazon Prime.
Really huge, sneaky, intelligent way to bring people into Amazon Prime.
I wonder how much they paid.
How do they give, how much money?
This truck is full of money, they have it delivered by drone maybe?
Just piles of money to these people because I can't imagine they came over to Amazon cheaply.
Yeah, we already know that they were making a lot at BBC, having been around so long and negotiating.
I'm sure we'll get a number sooner or later.
But they signed up for three seasons.
Amazon has a lot of faith and I, for good reason.
It was BBCs number one revenue generating show for a year.
So we look forward to seeing what comes out of this.
We look forward to seeing Amazon's content.
Again I'm not like trying to you know butter up Amazon-- Yeah I know.
or anything because there's A lot of work to be done there as well as every other-
One of these hubs.
Well, good job.
We're just glad that this show-
Is coming back.
Yeah, great poll.
So, again, next year, you'll be able to see it.
But that brings us to our hashtag of the day.
TD Prime Gear.
I think that's what they should call the show.
Amazon Prime Gear?
Let's call it Prime Gear instead of Top Gear.
They can do that, can't they?
They can call it Prime Gear if they wanted to.
Can they call it Top Gear 2, 2 Gear Top?
[LAUGH] 2 Gear, too cantankerous.
That's Jeremy Clark [UNKNOWN] cranky.
Show's getting cancelled.
For making fun of Amazon.
So Our question to you for TD Prime Gear is, how can the show differentiate itself from the BBC version.
Should they up the ante?
Should they change the format.
Maybe new segments?
What would make it better?
What would make it different or better or in some way.
Cuz I have a feeling the exact format of Top Gear.
I don't know.
There might be some sort of copyright on it or trademark on the format of the show.
I know with like Writers Guild stuff here if you submit, you know, your Writer's Guild stuff for a treatment of the show that tends to be your intellectual property.
So I don't know.
Here's what I think they're going to do.
I think they're going to bring in celebrities.
I know they've already brought in celebrities for Top Gear but I think they're going to try and up that.
I know they brought on like-
They bring out everyone to show off their cars and talk about different cars.
But I think Amazon's really gonna be trying to draw new eyes to the show.
The best way to do that is celebrities.
What do you think?
Of course you were gonna say-
Tech space vehicles.
So, I think they're gonna put them in, like, Virgin Galactic has, like, their test flights and stuff.
I think that they might put them in stuff like that.
Have them just try it and then explain what it's like.
So get them a little out of their comfort zone.
Yeah, push them a little out of their comfort zone.
I mean, listen, they're talking about going form a biplane to a space ship.
Why not just actually stick them in a space ship?
I like this.
I'm just saying or maybe put them through astronaut training to get ready to be in a rocket or something like that.
I think that would be awesome.
Yeah, top space gear.
Yeah, let us know what you think that they should add or where you think they may go.
#tvprimegear but that brings us to our Ashley story of the day.
Yeah, it does.
Actually I was expecting you to talk about this because it's virtual reality but then the Top Gear story broke so I figured I would talk about it.
Nokia, Nokia, Nokia.
It's pronounced very differently everywhere.
It's not Nokia.
I've heard of Nokia, Nokia overseas.
So they are, when they got purchased by Microsoft it wasn't the entire company it was just the handset division.
They bought the phone part of Nokia and then they said OK you go and Go away now.
Microsoft is like, okay bye.
Nokia has had to figure out what they want to do next.
They have decided it is the Ozone.
Here it is.
This is the Ozone.
It's a virtual reality camera.
It's a capturing camera.
It's a beautiful sphere.
It looks amazing.
It looks very sleek.
It looks very interesting to me.
And it's made for creators.
They had an entertainment industry event earlier this week which can I just really briefly say Nokia, thank you for not inviting us because we're right here in L.A. and you could've called and you didn't.
I'm just really sad about that.
They invited me.
Well I know
They said don't bring that
They said don't bring that quesadilla with you.
So this has eight cameras.
That's what it looks like.
Right, that's standard.
They're all synchronized global shutter sensor, eight integrated microphones, full stereoscopic 3D video.
They're saying the recorded content can be published to VR headsets.
That's the goal.
They want you to be able to publish directly to different VR headsets, commercial ones.
No pricing yet.
But they said this will be available this fall.
So in time for the Vive.
So they want it out before all of the retail headsets start coming to market which I thought was a really good strategy.
It's apparently not aimed at the consumer market.
So this is like pro-sumers and professionals.
Well yeah, right out of the gate, any sort of high, brand new tech, it's just gonna be for pro-sumers.
But, I gotta say, the sleekness of this is great.
I mean, you think about goPro, that was the first one to kind of look really sexy and easy to use.
And so I think They're kinda going for the same thing.
Need to know that price.
I know, yeah.
We need to know that price.
GoPro has a six camera rig that they're bringing to market at some point.
But if you do the math on it.
Let's even say it's one of the less expensive ones.
You're still looking at, like, a couple grand.
Like, after all is said and done.
If you have six cameras and you get the $400 one.
Just for the cameras.
The cost of the cameras, then you've got to add in the cost of the rig and all of that other stuff.
Yeah, I think this is going to be a race.
Just like with the headsets whoever gets it, whoever nails it first just like with GoPro kind of nailing that sort of
Like crazy camera type thing.
They're going to win.
Good job, Nokia, though.
looks really nice.
It is important, however, because their goPro One, it also can look like a Stitching software, too, so.
Well, I think Nokia's saying they want to do something very similar where you're going to be able to literally just import this footage or publish it direct.
After capturing it you'll be able to publish it directly to a headset manufacturer, so for what that's worth.
Very interesting stuff happening over at Nokia.
Wonder how much that's going to cost.
Who knows?>> Take a guess.
I'm going to
I say, 1499.
Yeah, they're saying prosumer, it's got to be over a thousand.
If it's prosumer I say 1499 depending on what resolution it shoots in.
If he shoots in 4K, I'm going to say 1999.
Camara buffs, let us know what you think on that one.
I'd say 1999 if it shoots in 4K, probably around there, if it's prosumer.
If it's straight up industry professionals only, then that cameras going to be Also, camera buffs
Also, camera buffs, are you interested in a 360?
Are you ready to dive in to that?
I know that I am, and I'm not even a camera buff.
You are a camera buff.
Yeah, no, me too.
I want one, like, I'd love to have a little rig.
I think that really taps into some creativity, of the camera buffs.
Also for the record, this isn't alcohol, it's green tea, from Trader Joe's.
All right, lets talk about, you don't want to drink and drive for your green tea, but I'm going to tell you about some cars.
This really briefly is a really awesome promotional idea from Lexus but it is not going to be coming to a car near you.
At least not for now.
So, this is a modded car that has been redesigned to light up and synchronize with the heartbeat of the driver So after the car hit 100 miles per hour.
Then you get to see.
So yeah, they have these chest bands that measure their heart rate.
And it's all synched up.
[SOUND] That's cool.
And so, he gets in the car and as soon as it hits 100 miles an hour.
All these drivers, men and women, you can see their heart rate as it flies down the road.
Which is Pretty awesome.
Do you have to go 100 miles per hour?
I think that's what, when it starts, because they wanna see like how cool you are under pressure.
It's like, okay, how cool are you under pressure?
Hit 100 miles an hour and then all of a sudden we're gonna see what your heart rate's like.
Because really if your driving at like 55, boring heart rate.
You're not going to have an exciting heart rate.
So this is obviously just to show off the Lexus, cuz it's not gonna be street legal.
In any way shape or form.
So there it is, activated.
Boom, car lights up, that's his heart rate.
That is so cool.
That is the heartrate of the driver.
As a fan of Tron, that's supercool.
This is, if not, if this is not in Fast and Furious 8, like I just wanna make this abundantly clear.
This is a huge opportunity missed by everybody involved, if it's not in Fast and Furious 8.
So this is, the one think I like about this is it Interesting how we're kind of using biometrics in really fun creative ways.
So her heart was racing really fast right there, 183 beats per minute.
That's a lot.
She's jacked up, she's intense.
So yeah, then it just slows down and the heart rate slows down and they get out.
Isn't that awesome?
Who's our car guy at CNET?
There's a few.
There's Brian Cooley, Tim Stevens, there's a few car guys.
I'd love to throw one of those guys in there.
That would be amazing.
I would love to see that.
I just threw motorcycle limbo at Tim Stevens because he rides Motorcycles and he rides Dukati's and stuff.
And it's actual like you're on a fast motorcycle and they set a bar low and you have to slide underneath it.
That sounds terrible.
It was terrifying.
I would never do it.
But people are really into it.
Motorcycle limbo, look that up on the internet.
When we see things like this in the future.
We've seen like wearable tech.
We've seen kind of fashion stuff.
tap into biometrics we saw with spider dress, we've seen the proximity, kind of different proximity sensors things like that.
So really cool stuff, and on that note we're done with headlines we're going to be right back.
It's Thursday, we're going to tell you what we're in to and then we're going to talk about your user feedback so don't click away.
It's tomorrow daily.
Welcome back to the show.
You know, it's Thursday and Even though this is the episode traditionally where the rails come off the show, we still like to talk about things that we like, so this is Into It.
I think what you have listed, is something that I thought you had seen, but you just saw it.
Okay, you can't make that assumption, and I'll tell you once I get a little further into it.
Besides being into Blueberry Green Tea from Trader Joes, I am again trying to make sure.
I'm gonna make you put that in a paper bag next time.
But the overlords of CNet are fully aware of that.
He's not drinking on the job, I can assure you.
I wouldn't be able to words talk.
But I'm into it this week, I just watched it last night.
Which is the Europa Report, which is available on Netflix.
That's why I wanted to bring it up, so you can go watch this right now.
It is about a group of scientists that find out, this is based around the 2011 announcement that there was water, potentially, on Europa, which is one of the What is it, Jupiter's moons?
So they fly all the way out to Europa, and they're there to investigate the water and see if there's any life in there.
Well, it's not just a fun little documentary.
It's actually a suspense movie about all the dangers of having to go to an unknown planet and landing in the wrong place.
And things are going wrong, and spoiler, people die.
People don't make it.
I'm not say anything beyond that, but the suspense builds more and more and more and more and more and more.
And I was watching it before bed and had a hard time going to sleep.
Was your bed lighting up like the Lexis, your heart was racing really fast?
Couldn't go to sleep it was strobing.
But it's fantastic.
If you're into, cuz there's a lot of science jargon.
It doesn't veer off to super duper fiction.
It stays pretty accurate.
They talk about radiation.
They talk about just everything.
It's very realistic.
All things considered.
I didn't like the ending, but everything else was fantastic, and now here's why I say you can't assume that I've seen it.
Movie costs $10 million to make.
It looks fantastic.
It looks great.
There's great acting.
$10 million to make.
Yeah, which is just a shame.
Like, let's all talk about what a shame that is, because I thought the very first week it was out I bought it.
We bought it, I was like we gotta see this movie.
And I loved it, it was like a yer ago, and it was out on OnDemand, they released it all at, they didn't even do a theatrical release.
And if it was it was very limited, and you could just get it video on demand.
Like that was it.
And for most places, that was the only way you could see the movie.
And it was so, so good.
And you're right there is a lot of scientific research that went into this movie.
Where the space travel part of it is very good and very well done.
But I love, Sharlto Copley in this movie is fantastic.
King Stephen from Maleficient.
I don't want to give away the ending of District 9 but he is in District Nine.
If you can see that.
Anyway go check this out.
again, it's on Netflix, so that's.
I wanted to pick something that people could access.
I try to pick something that people would be able to.
Let me know if you watch it, tweet at me, let me know what you think, because last time I did, sorry I tapped the mike, last time I did humans, and a bunch of people hit me up and were like thank God, thank you so much, it's been great.
And I want to keep doing this stuff, and if you have suggestions for me on Netflix or television, let me know.
Khail's always looking for stuff.
I just gotta have something new all the time.
So, that's mine.
I want to know what Ashley's is because she always picks something good too.
I was also on Netflix so conveniently, and I know you're going to be watching this this weekend, it's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
Oh that's right, it's finally coming out!
Tomorrow, tomorrow Wet Hot American Summer finally Netflix decided to make a TV show based on the hit film
Which is so, so funny.
It's not really a hit film, it's like a cult film.
Back to Camp Firewood, this is a prequel to the film, which is hilarious.
And so this looks to be just as funny, if not more.
They all play younger versions of themselves
14 years after the original movie aired, which I find hilarious.
Paul Rudd's entrance here, just dumps the motorcycle on the ground and he's like hey.
So H John Benjamin is there.
I mean, there are so many stars, you can see.
Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, you got Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Meloni, Janeane Garofalo.
And then newbies, too.
They've got Chris Pine.
They've got John Hamm.
They also have Kiersen Wig.
So, this is, and it's the original director and the original screenwriter all working on this show.
So, this is all of the same people came back for this, and from what I have seen, from the reviews who have seen an advanced version of it Everybody loves it.
It's so, so funny and it's great and I can't wait to see it.
Yeah, and if you're completely unfamiliar with the show,
Please watch the movie.
The movie's also on Netflix.
Watch the movie first-
It is a cult classic,
Then go back.
so it's one of those
It's kind of like, really, and Paul Rudd, my God.
If you didn't already love Paul Rudd, this is your Paul Rudd access point.
Yeah, Ken Marino.
This is a great Ken Marino access point.
Who is a very, very funny character actor.
Just hilarious people.
How much do you love American Summer Logan?
Yeah, that's the Logan seal of approval.
Run the graphic.
That's the Logan seal of approval.
We don't have that graphic yet.
Also not approved in the budget.
All right guys, that's what we're into.
Let's talk about what you're into.
It's time for user feedback.
We got a couple of really good response about PD Henry.
So the virtual reality Oculus story studio short film Henry was debuted.
What was the question?
And we asked what would the plot of your VR blockbuster be.
Oh yeah, you have to pick a VR blockbuster, this should be good.
And you guys came up with some good ones.
So Will wrote in and said another Slender game, with Some Turtle Beach headphones to add to the fear.
[NOISE] [CROSSTALK] Cory wrote in and said, "A mystery where you have to look around and watch the whole scene to understand the plot".
Now Ashley likes that idea.
I like the idea of having a mystery movie, where you can only unlock the ending if you can actually
Actually solve the puzzle.
That sounds infuriating.
So like, you're Columbo or whatever.
Bad choices, but yeah, I understand.
Can we do a new one?
And you have to solve the mystery.
And if you can't, you just never see the end.
Like you get a bad ending, and they're like, no you're wrong.
I was like sorry, sorry pal.
All right [CROSSTALK]
Figure it out.
And then Pin did write in, he wrote an email attached a screenplay, no just kidding.
Oh thank God, here we go.
He said, just again this is longer than what you see on the screen.
This is probably too long to read on air but it's just a bit not share.
Murder mystery in VR Be immersed in the scene as the plot progresses.
The viewer can pause the movie at any time to examine the crime scene.
Two modes with and without characters present.
When the movie's paused the viewer can also choose to interview any of the characters at the scene.
Character interview would utilize the same tech as Cortana or Siri, except it would do its search within a wiki for this story and filter for what the interviewed character knows or thinks he or she knows.
What are you reading from?
That's pretty graphic.
This is the full email.
I like to shorten it, cuz otherwise it's just a little tiny wall of text that no one can read.
Then he said the script will be structured like the Law & Order TV series, first half procedural, second half is legal drama.
Second half the viewer can choose to be part of prosecution or defense.
I'm gonna go ahead and interject that this was already done with that Rockstar game.
What was it called?
What's that Rockstar game called?
LA Noir pretty much already did this.
So if you did LA Noir in VR which would be great.
That would be amazing.
Because you had to read their faces.
Facial expressions yeah, look at their.
Basically LA Noir and VR
I love that idea.
That is so good.
But Penn added that you'd also have to go to court.
Go prosecute them.
That's one different thing about elenarm
Super intense, but yeah, thanks as always, Penn.
Penn's got some good solid interests.
All right, guys, time for our very last PC User feedback, their phonetographer of the day.
I was thinking about the cover for Bully and for some reason I,
It's a school logo.
Maybe because I really want to prosecute those jerk children, the little jerk children all the time.
You play the game a different way than everybody else does.
I always do.
Alright, John wrote in, our phonetographer for the day and he says, here's a picture from my Motorola Droid Maxx from my weekend getaway for the 4th of July holiday.
This is the view from the porch of the Smokey Mountains near Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Is this where he lives?
That can't be real.
Is this where he lives?
He lives on Pandora in Avatar.
Is this where he lives?
I'm assuming so.
Is that what it said-
He said it's a getaway.
He's getting here for fourth of July weekend.
How did you even find this place?
There's no road.
How did you get there?
The secret cabin in the middle of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
This one, that's it, I've had it.
This one is like the breaking point for me.
I didn't get to experience anything like that.
I'm leaving right now.
I can't>> [INAUDIBLE] infuriated, he's out
Alright guys, that is it for the show.
John thank you so much.
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So, anyway, that's it for the show, guys.
Have a great weekend.
Khail's out of here.
We'll see you on Monday.
Be good humans.
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