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[04/12/21 - 09:27 AM]
Video: YouTube Originals and Vox Media Studios Release "Retro Tech" Season Two Official Trailer Today Ahead of Season Premiere Tomorrow at 12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT
Season two of the six episode series explores the technological promises of the past with special appearances by Bill Gates, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and many more.

[via press release from YouTube]

YOUTUBE ORIGINALS AND VOX MEDIA STUDIOS RELEASE "RETRO TECH" SEASON TWO OFFICIAL TRAILER TODAY AHEAD OF SEASON PREMIERE TOMORROW AT 12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT

STARRING YOUTUBE CREATOR MARQUES BROWNLEE WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FEATURING BILL GATES, NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON AND MICHAEL IAN BLACK HERE

Retro Tech Week Features New Episodes Premiering Every Day Through April 17 Only On Marques Brownlee's Official YouTube Channel

WHAT:

Today, YouTube Originals released the official season two trailer for the Emmy-nominated series "Retro Tech," starring YouTube Creator Marques Brownlee (MKBHD,13.8M Subscribers), ahead of the episode one premiere tomorrow at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT. Season two of the six episode series from Vox Media Studios explores the technological promises of the past with special appearances by Bill Gates, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and many more.

Futurists predicted that the tech of today would surround us with flying cars, robot maids, and teleportation. While some of these predictions are still sci-fi, others like mobile video calls, virtual reality, and even A.I. and quantum computers are quickly becoming a part of daily life. In season two, Brownlee will unravel these retro tech promises to see just how close we've come in 2021 and the direction revolutionary tech is headed next.

Retro Tech Week launches tomorrow, April 13th. Episode one - which explores the technology of Flying Cars - will be available to stream for free on Marques Brownlee's YouTube Channel, in addition to a bonus episode on Wearables exclusively available to YouTube Premium subscribers. New episodes will drop daily as part of a week-long channel takeover.

Watch "Retro Tech" Season Two, Episode One - Flying Cars beginning tomorrow, April 13th at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT HERE

No matter what year, the idea of flying vehicles helps cement our sense of when the future begins. Marques takes a look at everything flying - from cars to skateboards - and seeing where the tech currently stands with a special appearance by comedian Michael Ian Black.

YouTube Premium Subscribers can watch "Retro Tech" Season Two, Episode Six - Wearables beginning tomorrow, April 13th at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT HERE

Marques takes a look at wearable tech and how it's developed over the years with a special appearance by comedian Wyatt Cenac. They'll cover everything from the first ever wearable computer glasses in 1984 to '90s cyber-fashion shows to the 21st century's Google Glass. YouTube Creators Austin Evans and Michael Gregory also join Marques to check out old sneaker tech!

Throughout the season, Brownlee is joined by prominent experts, celebrities and YouTube Creators who provide their professional knowledge and comedic takes on a range of subjects from teleportation and robotics to hyperconnectivity and smart homes. The impressive line-up of featured guests includes innovator and philanthropist Bill Gates; astrophysicist, planetary scientist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson; actors and comedians Michael Ian Black, Wyatt Cenac, Negin Farsad, Chris Gethard, and Dulcé Sloan; YouTube Creators Jake Baldino (gameranx, 6.3M Subscribers), Kevin Lieber (Vsauce2, 4.3M Subscribers), Gali Russell (HyperChange, 152K Subscribers), Austin Evans (4.9M Subscribers), Michael Gregory (Schmoyoho, 3.3M Subscribers), and Sara Dietschy (762K Subscribers), among others.

"Retro Tech" is executive produced by Nick Budabin, Rachael Knudsen, Marty Moe and Chad Mumm for Vox Media Studios. Mark W. Olsen and Dana J. Olkkonen are co-executive producers for Vox Media Studios. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra, Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals, and Laurel Stier and Zoe Di Stefano, Development Executives for YouTube Originals, oversee the project for the global platform.

In the Emmy-nominated first season, Marques examined a different nostalgic product - many of which he had never used - exploring the history, impact on society, and how each product defined pop culture and changed the world as we know it. Viewers can watch all episodes of season one here.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films across music, personalities, and learning for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood's biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform's growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live-streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody. Fans experience YouTube Original content through ad-supported YouTube as well as YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to YouTube Original series and movies, a streaming music platform, and an uninterrupted, ad-free experience across all of YouTube. YouTube Originals are available in nearly 80 countries worldwide.

About Vox Media Studios:

Vox Media Studios is one of the leading independent studios producing premium non-fiction and scripted programming for television, OTT, podcasts, films, and brand partners. Vox Media Studios is an Emmy-nominated full-service production studio that works both independently and in partnership with Vox Media's category-leading editorial networks - Curbed, The Cut, Eater, Grub Street, Intelligencer, New York Magazine, Polygon, Recode, SB Nation, The Strategist, The Verge, Vox, and Vulture - to extend the company's storytelling capabilities to the most relevant modern platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV+, YouTube Originals, HBO, and CNN. Vox Media Studios is also home to the award-winning Vox Media Podcast Network and the Academy Award winning storytelling powerhouse, Epic.





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