A few TANcasts ago Noah and Andy commented that if this Palm Pre doesn’t do well, the company would be in some serious financial trouble. So the engineering team I’m sure packed this baby with features, apps, and I’m sure the ability to fellate it’s owner…everything you’d want in a phone. Then they send it to the marketing department…and that’s where shit goes wrong…
Not only does this commercial NOT make me want to buy a Palm Pre, it makes me not want to leave my house! I find it hard to believe that anyone involved with this ad saw the finished video edited together and thought, “Nailed it!” They didn’t have ONE take where the director told the actress, “Okay…one more time but this time can you try to sound like you’re NOT an undead creature who has come to feast on the organs of children?”
…and don’t think I don’t recognize who that is! I know the Borg Queen from Star Trek: First Contact when I see her!!! She’s come back through time to assimilate Earth by getting us to all to VOLUNTARILY put nanoprobe delivery devices next to our ears! Where is Picard when we need him?!
(Oddly, this would creep me out LESS than the real ad)
Good luck, Palm. Say hello to Circuit City, Mervyn’s, and Pontiac for me!