Since you’re stuck at home tomorrow night thanks to Convid-19, you’re probably looking for something new, fun and makes you enjoy being on the sofa on a Friday at 6 p.m. Let’s Talk Toku is a new show from Shout! Factory TV’s new TokuSHOUTsu channel. Get to learn more about the Japanese TV shows including Kamen Rider, Ultrama Leo and Super Sentai, the series that morphed into Might Morphin Power Rangers. Host Squall Charlson goes beyond the masked heroes and rubber suited monsters. Here’s the details on the show.
Let’s Talk Toku
To Premiere April 10
on TokuSHOUTsu™ via Pluto TV
New, original weekly talk show made by and for tokusatsu fans
LOS ANGELES (April 7, 2020) – Fresh off the launch of the TokuSHOUTsu channel on Pluto TV, Shout! Factory TV announces the premiere of TokuSHOUTsu’s first original series, a weekly talk show entitled Let’s Talk Toku on Friday, April 10. Let’s Talk Toku is produced by and for tokusatsu fans and hosted by genre expert Squall Charlson. New episodes will premiere every Friday from April 10 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT, with an encore presentation to follow at 1 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT.
Let’s Talk Toku will air on the TokuSHOUTsu channel (Channel 681 in the Tech + Geek section) through Pluto TV, which is available on all leading digital streaming devices and services, including Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Google Chromecast and more, as well as major smart TVs and game consoles. Episodes of Let’s Talk Toku will also be available on Shout! Factory TV and the TokuSHOUTsu YouTube channel following their premiere on Pluto TV.
Let’s Talk Toku is an original talk show for anyone with an interest in tokusatsu. Hosted by Squall Charlson, and featuring a variety of guest hosts, Let’s Talk Toku gives viewers an inside look into everything toku, including masked superheroes, kaiju monsters, cyborgs, aliens, villains and, of course, the toys. Fans can watch each hour-long episode to find out what makes the genre unique, why it has influenced everything since its inception, and the many ways it still resonates today.
The talker’s initial slate of guests includes genre and community experts Jason Narvy, Team Rider, Nicole Amber, Matt Frank and Shamus Kelley. Episode topics include The Toys of Tokusatsu; Tokusatsu Video Games; King of the Monsters; The Women of Tokusatsu; TV Series Showdown; The Villains of Tokusatsu; and much, much more.
Let’s Talk Toku joins the newly launched TokuSHOUTsu lineup of programming, which includes the U.S. debut of the inaugural season of Kamen Rider, Ultraman Leo, and several seasons of Super Sentai, the globally popular series that ultimately led to the Power Rangers phenomenon.
For all TokuSHOUTsu updates, fans can follow social media accounts @TokuSHOUTsu on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About Squall Charlson
Squall Charlson is an actor and tokusatsu genre expert originating from the Midwest. Squall was immediately enamored with Power Rangers as a small boy, and by a lucky chance, he caught wind of the original Super Sentai counterpart years later; this sending him on a path down the tokusatsu rabbit hole. Creating several online establishments for welcoming new and old fans of the genre, Squall moved to the top of the crowd with his YouTube channel and tokusatsu related videos’ high level of quality from the skills he learned in his day job of filmmaking. Having also starred in several feature films (Gags The Clown, and Ahockalypse), each new opportunity has geared him to make his impact on tokusatsu here in the west. He is currently the host of a new show called Let’s Talk Toku.
About Shout! Factory TV
Shout! Factory TV is a digital entertainment streaming service that brings timeless and contemporary cult favorites to pop culture fans. Shout! Factory TV offers an unrivaled blend of original programming and TV shows and movies curated from major studios, independent producers and its own distinctive entertainment library. The Shout! Factory TV family of channels also includes Mystery Science Theater 3000 and TokuSHOUTsu™, with more to come soon. Shout! Factory TV provides an immersive, high-quality viewing experience across a wide variety of platforms: online at ShoutFactoryTV.com, on smartphone devices, tablets and connected TV, and via apps on the Roku player, Android, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. Shout! Factory TV is also available as a branded channel on Amazon Prime Channels, Comcast Xfinity, Pluto TV, Roku Premium Subscriptions, Samsung TV Plus, Tubi, and Twitch, among others. For more information, please visit ShoutFactoryTV.com.
About Pluto TV
Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS Company, is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 250+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. With over 22 million monthly active users in the US, Pluto TV has a global footprint that extends into Europe, with Latin America launching in March 2020. Pluto TV is available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices and millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, lifestyle, and trending digital series. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Pluto TV has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Chicago and Berlin.
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