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

    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