News The Disney+ (The New Streaming Service) Thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JD, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Caretaker

    Caretaker Commodore Premium Member

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    I mostly use CBSAA on my XBox, and always had trouble with the ads (ads locking up and replaying, that type of thing). Between Discovery seasons one and two I upgraded to the “commercial-free” tier and have never looked back. It also made my rewatch of Disco season one much smoother along with other things watched on the service.
     
  2. OCD Geek

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    The reason Hulu hasn't yet gone worldwide was due to multiple studios co-owning it (Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Disney and NBC Universal/Comcast), complicating the hell out of any movement on that front. Now that it's 100% Disney owned and operated, they plan to finally launch it worldwide alongside Disney+.

    CBS All Access is also not worldwide, but that's due to the CBS/Viacom split. They simply didn't have a big enough and diverse enough library to justify going international with it. The plan is to now re-merge the companies and then take a Viacom/Paramount library infused CBS All Access (with the TV and movie halves of the Star Trek IP reunited) worldwide.

    Honestly, this is how streaming should have been all along. Each major studio should have had their own streaming service with their massive library to fill it (See also: the upcoming Warner Bros./HBO/Cinemax/DC/New Line service HBO Max) with smaller niche streamers like Shudder and Britbox to fill in the gaps. Took them all twelve years since Netflix's streaming went live to get their shit together, but they got there in the end.
     
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  3. Turtletrekker

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  4. Enterprise is Great

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    LOL :guffaw:
     
  6. OCD Geek

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    It's not that funny. He was making sure wasn't given erroneous credit for Kevin Feige's work. And the Feige miniseries are a centerpiece of Disney+'s initial rollout. We already received announcements for Loeb's upcoming Hulu shows. First the animated comedies. Then the later announced Hellstrom and the Agents of SHIELD spin-off Ghost Rider.

    So that's four animated comedies, two new live-action series, the upcoming seventh and final season of SHIELD plus the announced crossover between Runaways and Cloak & Dagger. That's nine Marvel Television series that we already officially know details about. I'm sure the announcements for Loeb's Disney+ series and his new female-led series for ABC will come in due time.
     
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  7. JD

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    Is the Runaways/Cloak & Dagger crossover a separate series, or just episodes of their series? I'm only on Season 1 of Runaways and haven't seen Cloak & Dagger all at, so I've avoided to the stories about the crossover in case of spoilers.
     
  8. Turtletrekker

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    The crossover will take place during season 3 of Runaways. The end of the second season of Cloak & Dagger leads into it.
     
  9. kitik

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    I got the impression it would just be one single episode of season 3 of Runaways. For now at least. In that big interview yesterday, Jeph Loeb mentioned that he wanted to do more.
     
  10. JD

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    OK, the way @OCD Geek talked about it, it sounded like it was going to be separate series.
    Runaways Season 2 and C&D are both on my list of things I want to watch, so maybe I'll be lucky and be able to get caught up by the crossover.
     
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    Have they mentioned the price anywhere yet?
     
  13. Turtletrekker

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    $6.99 a month. There's a $12.99 bundle that includes Hulu and ESPN+ as well.
     
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    Note to self: finish watching season 2 of C&D & Runaways.
     
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  17. JD

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    Disney does control the Marvel TV productions. Marvel TV is a part of Marvel, and Marvel is a part of Disney, so Disney controls Marvel TV.
     
  18. kirk55555

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    Except Marvel TV isn't controlled by Kevin Feige like the main MCU is, its controlled by Ike Perlmutter. This was the compromise made when Feige apparently threatened to quit if he had to keep working with Perlmutter, Feige got the movies and main MCU stuff, and Perlmutter/Marvel TV got the characters the MCU didn't care about to make TV shows with. Its the reason why the Netflix shows, Agents of SHIELD, Runaways, C&D, etc are basically in their own universe(s) and why the MCU pretty much never acknowledges them. The second Perlmutter either dies or retires, you'll start seeing the end of Marvel TV shows that ignore the MCU/are ignored by the MCU.

    Its all owned by Disney, but its controlled by two seperate groups that by all accounts are lead by people that hate each other (with good reason, because Ike Perlmutter is a moron).
     
  19. JD

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    Of course, I'm very much aware of all of that, based off of your past posts, I'm pretty sure I know more than you do. But you did not say Feige or Marvel Studios, you just said Marvel and Marvel TV is part of the overall Marvel company. Marvel Studios is just one part of the bigger overall Marvel company, which controls pretty much everything featuring the characters featured in their comics.
     
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