There was a point in time when folks were quite content to be entertained by a voice coming through a radio. Even more unbelievable, you had to wait for the program to air at its specified time.
Like, you couldn’t even just turn the radio on and be talked to. Think A Christmas Story, if you will. Like that. Exactly like that. But, as we can see, those times of absurdity are a thing of the past, a time no one likely thinks back on fondly. How could we, when we’ve moved on from black and white animation to real people, in color? And then the magic of being able to record TV shows and movies that were played through our televisions with VHS tapes that evolved into digital recording that takes the small-but-often-forgotten-effort of remembering to press a couple of buttons?
Times have changed, y’all. We graduated from bulky TV sets, to flat screens, to the ability to watch whatever you wanted, whenever you wanted. Technology today has allowed the bored, the impatient, the young, the old, and the shouldn’t be watching this show right now, but Leslie Knope is so much better than doing inventory on adult diapers to cope with life. I think we can all agree that in this day and age of digital technology, movies, TV shows, reality shows, whatever it is you want, is pretty perfect. What more could we want?
Well, we always want more. We just don’t know what “more” is. Luckily, we have people like Chris Young to give us that “we don’t know what we want, but we know we want something more”. Young is the Senior Vice President of The Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab, and was previously involved in various other positions within the Nickelodeon team, including the Nickelodeon Animation Lab. From his brilliant mind, we will see the next advancement in entertainment technology: a virtual reality television series.
Continue reading below to learn more about this new, exciting, and first of its kind series.