WTVY Web Wednesday
Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at an assortment of the stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.
Recently, a classic car auction was held in Nebraska. The auction drew thousands of visitors, some attracted by a set of retro cars that had less than 25 miles on them! On our morning show Facebook page, we asked viewers what kind of classic car they would want if they could purchase one. Michelle Ray said she would purchase a 1976 Chevy Nova. Jennifer Byrd went back to the 1950s with either a 1954 Chevy Pickup or a 1956 Chevy Bel Air. And, Tracy Yates wants a 1968 GTO or a 1969 Chevelle.
September 26th marked the anniversary of the series premiere of Star Trek: Enterprise, the most recent live-action Star Trek series to be produced for television. The series was the first Trek series since the original to be cancelled by the network, axed by UPN after only four seasons. On our Facebook page, we asked viewers what they thought of the series. Gary Carr was straight and to the point, responding, “anything Star Trek rules!” Tony Reeder brings up the series cancellation, saying, “It was cut off way before it should have been, leaving too many holes between it and TOS.” TOS refers to the original Star Trek series that aired in the 1960s.
Two weeks ago, we mentioned that despite an oncoming typhoon, dozens of Japanese fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic gathered in Japan for that country’s first notable convention in celebration of the series. The series is currently being dubbed into Japanese. On Twitter, @xsoft shared some pictures from that convention, showing fans, merchandise, and more. The series has gained a passionate following of fans, commonly referred to as Bronies—a combination of Pony and Bro—since its premiere in the US in 2010.
October 1st marked the anniversary of the first Compact Disc, or CD, player hitting retail shelves in 1982. That was the reason it was CD Player Day. The format exploded in popularity throughout the following years, eventually overshadowing vinyl records and cassettes before the advent of the MP3 and MP3 players. On Facebook, Tony Reeder says that his first CD player was as long as the first CD player, but “only half as tall and was made by Emerson.” And, Gary Carr adds, “cds are ok... but I miss 8 track tapes.”
On September 30th, 1998, two Game Boy games called Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue were launched in the United States. This would help to bring a massively popular franchise from Japan to North America for the first time. To this day, Pokemon games are top-sellers and the anime continues to run after over 600 episodes. On our webchannel, a user named Ken commented on the story, saying, “HUGE FAN! I'm 22 years old and have been playing these games since the release of Red and Blue. The franchise is hitting a milestone this year with it's first fully rendered 3D game in the main RPG series. I'm so excited, and driving my coworkers nuts.”
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Links to all of the stories mentioned in this segment (when applicable) can be found below.