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On The Verge, Episode 011: Oblong's John Underkoffler, RIM's Thorsten Heins, and more!

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On The Verge
On The Verge

What a way to end a season! It all starts with news from best actor nominee Joshua Topolsky and best supporting actor nominees Paul Miller and Nilay Patel (also nominated for his role in "Jerk Bosses").

Ross Miller took a trip to Oblong industries to check out their work in multi-screen hand gesture computers à la Minority Report. Then John Underkoffler — Oblong co-founder and chief scientist, as well as the science adviser for Minority Report and Iron Man — talks in-studio with Josh. Fascination, awe, even an ounce of fear — you won't believe Josh's range of emotion. Lastly, from the west coast, debonair west coast editor Dieter Bohn sits down with RIM CEO Thorsten Heins to figure out what really is going on with BlackBerry right now.

The episode ends as finales are wont to do — with a twist. You should definitely watch that. Thanks for watching, we'll see you next year!

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Director: Billy Disney
Senior Producer: Nina Sokoler
Technical Director: Jordan Oplinger
Media Director: John Lagomarsino
Head Writer: Ross Miller
Segment Producers: Billy Disney, Jordan Oplinger,
Sam Thonis, John Lagomarsino, Jason Miller, Jimmy Shelton
Editors: John Lagomarsino, Billy Disney, Jordan Oplinger
Production Coordinator: Talia Keren-Zvi
Executive Producers: Chad Mumm and Joshua Topolsky

Special Guests: John Underkoffler, Thorsten Heins
Host: Joshua Topolsky
Featuring: Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Ross Miller, Dieter Bohn

Cameras: Nate Chapman, Sean Hanley,
David Chalfant, Sam Thonis
Jib Operator: Abad Rosa
Sound: Brendan Murphy, Dan Joseph
Projection and Recording: Manhattan Center Studios

Key Production Assistant: Anderson Rolf
Production Assistants: Eliot Banks, Ian MacInnes
Front of House: Josh Cherkes, Jacob Kastrenakes, Tyler Gold

Opening titles: Misha Shyukin

Sponsored by: Ford

Special Thanks to:
Jim Bankoff, Marty Moe, Oblong Industries,
Bryan Bishop, TC Sottek
Tarte Cosmetics, Manhattan Center

Recorded at The Manhattan Center