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After 'Inspector Gadget' and 'Knight Rider,' Came the Samsung Galaxy Gear

72andSunny Spot Features Wearable Tech as an 'Evolution' of Classic T.V. Gadgetry

Published on Oct 07, 2013

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Inspector Gadget predicted not only Apple's Siri, but he also foresaw the Samsung Galaxy Gear, the tech giant's foray into the world of wearable technology. To promote the new device, a pair of spots from 72andSunny makes a nostalgic play, tapping into smartwatches from pop culture's past to whet consumers' appetite for a piece of tech that's finally arrived. The first spot, directed by Furlined's Stuart Parr, reads almost like a lux jewelry lineup, displaying against a black backdrop a lineup of hi-tech wristbands from classic television shows, from "Knight Rider," to "The Jetsons" to "Star Trek," accompanied by related sound clips

A second spot produced out of Epoch cuts together clips of characters such as Captain Kirk, Penny from "Inspector Gadget" and Maxwell Smart from "Get Smart" connecting to others' through their wrists, showing that after all these years, it's Samsung that has finally made reality what was once a longstanding piece of pop culture fiction.

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Credits

Date
Oct 07, 2013
Agency:
72andSunny
CEO/Partner:
John Boiler
Client:
Samsung Gear
ECD/Partner:
Jason Norcross
Creative Director/Writer:
Barton Corley
Creative Director/Designer:
Travis Britton
Head of Film Production:
Sam Baerwald
Executive Producer:
Nicole Haase
Senior Producer:
Angelo Mazzamuto
Production Coordinator:
Jamie Glass
Production Company:
Furlined
Director:
Stuart Parr
President:
Diane McArter
Senior Executive Producer:
David Thorne
Head of Production:
Sheila Eisenstein
Line Producer:
Beth Aranda
VFX/Animation:
The Mission
Executive Producer:
Michael Pardee
Creative Director:
Rob Trent
Lead Flame:
Joey Brattesani
Flame:
Michael Vaglienty
Flame:
Rob Winfield
Flame:
Jan Cilliers
Flame:
Colleen Brattesani
Flame:
Raul Dominguez
Computer Graphics:
Piotr Karwas
Computer Graphics:
Rick Grandy
Design:
Tony Meister
Visual Effects Producer:
Stacy Kessler Aungst
Visual Effects Producer:
Ryan Meredith
Editorial:
Arcade Edit
Assistant Editor:
Carmen Hu
Editor (:60 spot):
Greg Scruton
Editor (:30 spot):
Greg Scruton
Assistant Editor:
Dean Miyahara
Offline Producer:
Kirsten Thon-Webb
Executive Producer:
Nicole Visram

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