Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Terminate Paramount Pictures!

Update: A petition has been created demanding that Paramount Pictures closed caption this web series now! https://www.change.org/p/paramount-pictures-closed-caption-the-terminator-genisys-web-series-now

Update 2: Bleeding Cool wrote an article about this: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/06/23/petition-started-to-get-closed-captions-on-terminator-genisys-webseries/

On June 22, 2015 a new web series debuted on YouTube: Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles. Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and YouTube stars, this web series lacks closed captioning. A total failure on the part of Paramount Pictures to consider that there may be deaf and hard of hearing fans (and other closed caption users) wanting to watch it! The web series was released in advance of the upcoming movie of the same name, Terminator Genisys, due out July 1, 2015 in theaters.

Why is this so important? It is important because it is an indication of the failure of both marketers and producers to remember the necessity of closed captioning! It is unacceptable for major movie studios to produce web series based on their movies, without any closed captioning!

If you want to try to watch the web series, go ahead, but you will have to put up with nonsensical, ridiculous autocraptioning crap like this:

Each part of the web series is being hosted on a different YouTube channel, none of which closed captions by the way. Part one is on the Machinima channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh0d3FZvcmM. Part two is on the Tobuscus channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mxRZqW7ipI. Part three is on IISuperwomanII's channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsb-8fsQ04U.

What can you do? On Twitter, tweet @paramountpics. On Facebook, post comments on the Paramount Pictures Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Paramount) or better yet, on the Terminator Genisys facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TerminatorGenisys. On Tumblr, post a blog.  They must get the message that we will not tolerate being neglected like this! Don't let them get away with failing to closed caption this! What about deaf and hard of hearing Terminator fans?? Don't they exist??

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