Tekzilla

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Tekzilla
Tekzilla logo.png
Tekzilla Logo
Presentation
Hosting Patrick Norton
Robert Heron
Shannon Morse

Former:
Veronica Belmont
Jessica Corbin
Genre Technology Show
Language English
Updates Tuesdays &
Thursdays 6PM EST
Length 30 - 50 Minutes
Production
Camera 3 Cam Shoot
Direction Camilla Stenmark
Production Roger Chang
Preceded By inDigital (2006-2007)
Theme Music Composer Lawrence Scaduto
Motion Graphics Eden Soto
Picture format HDTV 720p
Video format QuickTime, Flash, WMV, Xvid
Publication
Debut September 28, 2007
Provider Revision3
Related shows Systm
DL.TV
The Screen Savers
Call For Help
Website tekzilla.com

Tekzilla is an American video podcast on the Revision3 network (Tekzilla is released every Tuesday). It is hosted by Patrick Norton and Shannon Morse, with Roger Chang (who also acts as the show's producer) as a frequent guest host. For the first 14 episodes of Tekzilla, Patrick's co-host was Jessica Corbin, who made a guest appearance on episode 16 confirming she has left the show. In November 2013, Veronica Belmont left the show. She had been a host on Tekzilla since 2008.[1]

Format[edit]

Tekzilla is a viewer question, review, and technology news show, a mix between The Screen Savers and Call for Help (and featuring some of the same on-air talent as those shows). Each show begins with a brief rundown of that episode's segments followed by an overview of the sponsors. After a short title sequence the hosts introduce themselves and talk about events that happened to them and events that are coming up, before moving onto questions. It has become a common trait of the show to have special guests answer specialist questions the hosts may be unable to provide answers for.

For a few weeks in 2008, Revision3 broadcast Tekzilla live; this has been stopped for uncited reasons. However, PA Serafina is quoted on the forums for saying, "There's details and red tape we still need to figure out. I'll keep you updated".[2] In more recent episodes viewers have been urged to upload video questions on YouTube; building on this Roger Chang mentioned during one of the 2008 live shows that he thinks having live Skype calls would be a good addition to the show. However, now that live shows have ceased this seems unlikely to happen.[citation needed]

Set[edit]

Veronica Belmont on the new Spring 2009 onwards set

Since Spring 2009, Tekzilla has had a change of set, as pictured to the left. This includes a new area with a cityscape with red sunrays (similar to the Tekzilla logo) behind it. In addition, the old faux brick wall has been painted white and has had various other cosmetic changes from the 2007-2009 set.[3] The set has two Vizio televisions – on Tekzilla Daily they are used to show screenshots, on the main show they are mostly used to show the Tekzilla logo and occasionally the output of a monitor. Since January 2009, the Tekzilla set has occupied the space previously used by Internet Superstar, a previous Revision3 show.[4]

Tekzilla Daily Tip[edit]

Tekzilla Daily Tip, formerly Tekzilla Daily, was a daily videocast made by the cast and crew of Tekzilla, originally starring Patrick Norton and later starring Veronica Belmont with Norton occasionally filling in for Belmont. Episodes were generally 1 minute to 3 minutes long. Tips are usually broken down and include various categories; Windows, Mac OS, Firefox, iTunes, and occasionally other topics.[citation needed] The videocast ended on September 12, 2013, with an announcement by Belmont. [5]

Merger with Systm and HD Nation[edit]

On episode 109 of Systm, an announcement stated that Systm and Tekzilla would be merging, and Systm would become a mini-series inside of the regular Tekzilla episodes.

On November 16, 2010, Tekzilla's producers announced that the show would be expanded to two full episodes per week, with HD Nation becoming part of Tekzilla and its host Robert Heron joining as a third presenter.[6]

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