Saturday, December 27, 2008

Cavebabble Episode 11: Our Game Heroes

Tonight, a friend joins us to babble about our top game heroes, and is introduced with her own theme song. We think everyone deserves a theme song which plays whenever they make an appearance... and not just on our podcast. Join our cause!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Sci-Fi Corporations: Soylent

"It's people!" screams Chuck Heston in Soylent Green, and he's right. The world is overpopulated, and natural foods virtually nonexistent. Luckily, the Soylent Corporation has developed a tasty green treat, and a healthy alternative to burial. Yum! Considering the lengths this company goes to protect its trade secrets, I doubt the logo above is part of their advertising... but it's great!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

No Show!

We are down to one podcaster tonight, and rather than recording me mumbling for half an hour, we will simply reboot next weekend, bright and shiny after Christmas. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to download and listen to our episodes so far. As promised last week, our whirlwind format is going to change a bit, as we narrow the focus of each show in order to offer more in-depth discussions.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone, and we will return next Sunday!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sci-Fi Corporations: Blue Sun

If some corporations are shady, others are inscrutably dark. Firefly didn't last long enough to fill in the nefarious details of this ubiquitous company. Nor did Serenity. Blue Sun advertising is prominent in both, with various hints and clues to a deeper agenda than providing food. We may never know...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cavebabble Episode 10: Superheroes on Film

We have a weakness for spandex, so decide to chat about heroes that have made the leap from ink to screen. There are more than we can possibly cover in one show, but that has never stopped us before. This episode is brought to you by my kung fu action grip.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sci-Fi Corporations: Zorg

In the universe of The Fifth Element, Jean-Baptiste Zorg is both a man and a company. Hired by Mr. Shadow to find and deliver four powerful elemental stones, Zorg step-clanks his way through the galaxy, spreading his special blend of chaos and questionable fashion sense. No multi-pass required.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cavebabble Episode 09: Books on Film

Tonight, we chat about books that have been made into films, and whether or not we've enjoyed the results. And you thought we couldn't read, didn't you? Along the way, we also feature a song from Antiqcool, a band from the U.K. Learn more about them at

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sci-Fi Corporations: Oscorp Technologies

In the world of Spider-Man films, Oscorp plays a leading role. Under the leadership of Norman Osborn, Oscorp pushes to develop a performance-enhancing drug for the military, which in turn pushes Osborn to inject himself with the drug, and become a Power Ranger... er, the Green Goblin. Upon Norman's death, his son, Harry, takes up the green reins, continuing the family's vendetta against Spidey.

Tune in Next Week

I just thought I'd poke my head in, and let everyone know that we will not be recording today. Instead, we will return next Sunday, December 7th. Not only are we running up against space issues on Libsyn, but I also have a terrible head cold. It's bad enough sitting through my normal voice, so we've pushed things back a week. Besides, it's Thanksgiving weekend here in the States, and most our regulars haven't listened to Episode 8 yet. So, please, download that show, and enjoy. If you've already heard it, then by all means, play it again. If you piece together every third word spoken by Amber, the resulting paragraph is an apocryphal prophesy.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sci-Fi Corporations: ENCOM

Ed Dillinger may be the CEO of ENCOM, but the Master Control Program is actually pulling the corporate strings in Tron. It also manages to pull Jeff Bridges into the digital world, forcing him to wear a skin-tight glowing blue polyester uniform, drive light cycles, and fling around a ball of light. Bridges has the last laugh, however, as he helps de-rezz the MPC, replaces Dillinger as CEO of ENCOM, and listens to a funky Journey song during the end credits.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cavebabble Episode 08: It's Good to be Bad- In Games

Tonight, we continue our look at villains, turning to the world of video games. Along the way, we discuss being eaten by ghosts, and also manage to squeeze in a review of Call of Duty: World at War. This podcast is brought to you by That Amazing Stuff We Had Last Night.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sci-Fi Corporations: In-Gen

In Jurassic Park, InGen spared no expense in bringing dinosaurs back to life. Under the guidance of CEO John Hammond, the gaps in recovered dino DNA strands were filled with frog DNA, and before anyone besides Jeff Goldblum could say "bad idea," dinos were running amok, reproducing at will, and spawning two average movie sequels.

We still don't have any idea where those pteranodons flapped off to at the end of JPIII, but if we're not treated to massive, computer-generated nests on the tops of the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge in the next few years, I'm going to be disappointed.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cavebabble Episode 07: It's Good to be Bad- In the Movies

This week, we celebrate movie villains that we love to hate, and hate to love. Somehow, we also manage to dredge up a television baddie or two, and another from an anime series. So, give in to the dark side, and join us! And remember- this week's podcast is brought to you by square pancakes.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Episode 7 Shownotes

Amber and I are overclocking our brain cells, furiously creating lists of our favorite movie and video game villains. As usual, the results of our crispy brainwork will be available for download Sunday night.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

No Comment

After being told by someone at work that she had attempted to post a comment on this blog, and was unable to, I checked the settings, and realized I had failed to turn on anonymous comment posting. Not the smartest move on my part. This has been remedied, so please, comment away! You don't need a Blogger account.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sci-Fi Corporations: Cyberdyne Systems

Cyberdyne Systems comes to us from the Terminator films. After studying the remains of a T-800 terminator cyborg from the future, Cyberdyne Systems develops Skynet, which promptly gains consciousness, and declares war on humanity. Now, that's progress. Don't bother attempting to wrap your head around the paradox of using the results of your creation to develop the creation. It's all just an excuse to have a naked Arnie stomp around and hurt things.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Cavebabble Episode 06: Games on Film

Tonight, we babble about games that have been made into films, ones we would like to see filmed, and the correct pronunciation of Uwe. So, download your episode today, and remember that this week only, rutabagas are half-price.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Episode 06 Shownotes

This week's topic will combine both games and movies, with a discussion of video games that have been turned into films. Considering the quality of most of the efforts, it's rarely a good idea to make one, yet more are filmed each year. We will also share a dream list of games we would love to see on the big screen. As usual, the show should be posted tomorrow night.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sci-Fi Corporations: Tyrell

More Human Than Human is the motto of Bladerunner's Tyrell Corporation, designer and manufacturer of replicants. The corporation manufactures these artificial humans for use in dangerous or undesirable occupations, much like slaves. The head of the corporation, Dr. Eldon Tyrell, has his eyes gouged out by one of his creations, which seems a fitting end. Then again, Tyrell manages to make Sean Young seem human, which is quite a feat, and should be recognized.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cavebabble Episode 05: Nuking the Fridge

Tonight, we babble about silly moments in movies that derail our enjoyment of the films. From nuking the fridge to running from wind, we bring you a laundry list of shame. And remember, each download of this episode earns you a gold star!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sci-Fi Corporations: Omni Consumer Products

Featured in the Robocop films, the tower of Omni Consumer Products looms over every aspect of life in New Detroit, including the city police force, which is on OCP's payroll. Within the ranks of this company, rival security projects vie for attention and dollars. Robocop is one of these projects, directly in competition with the Enforcement Droid Series 209 (ED-209).

Friday, October 31, 2008

Shownotes: Cavebabble Episode 05

Some films are just bad. Others have a single moment that sends the entire movie off the tracks. For this week's podcast, we'll be babbling about scenes and films that jump the shark, nuke the fridge, or make us groan. Even the best of movies have their odd moments, and we plan to chat about those, as well. Now, if I could just get these Halloween guests to go home...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

iTuned In

Cavebabble is on the air... again. On iTunes, that is. I've finally finished up the artwork, submitted our podcast for inclusion in the iTunes store (although there's no charge for the show, of course), and been accepted. We should be part of the iTunes search engine in the next day. So, if anyone would like to subscribe to us in iTunes, just search for Cavebabble, or head over to:

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sci-Fi Corporations: Weyland-Yutani

I've started brainstorming various corporations from the science fiction film world, and thought I'd introduce a new one each week, starting with my personal favorite.
The Weyland-Yutani Corporation is from the various Alien films. Simply called The Company in the movies, Weyland-Yutani is responsible for bringing humankind face-to-face (literally) with the alien species, in hopes of great advances in The Company's bio-weapons division. Thanks, Weyland-Yutani!

Free Juggling Lessons!

We won't be able to podcast tonight, and I'm disappointed. I've gotten used to our schedule, and look forward to our Sunday evening recording sessions. It's my own fault, though. When we first signed up for Libsyn space, I failed to keep in mind how archiving works. Once a podcast is one month old, Libsyn archives it, and frees up that much space to add another episode. Our first podcast was very short, and so the space made available when it archived was equally small. Since we already did a mini-cast last week, I didn't want to get into a routine where we need to mini-cast two weekends in a row before getting enough space to have a regular show. Long story short, we will return next Sunday evening with a full-length episode, and be on the correct schedule from then on. In the meantime, I'll work on some bonus content for the show.
I do know how to juggle three balls, but don't have any lessons to share. Would you have read this post if I named it Incredibly Boring Excuse for Not Recording Tonight?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cavebabble Episode 04.5: Living in Oblivion

This week, we share a mini-cast of love for the game Oblivion. There was so much to talk about that I didn't have enough space for some great bumper music I had lined up from the game, or a touching introduction to The Adoring Fan, either. It's not all bad, though. Every download of this episode increases your strength by one.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Episode 5 Shownotes: 50% Less Awesome

We're getting ready for our next podcast episode by not brainstorming a topic. We have limited space on Libsyn until the 23rd, so will need to record a shorter show. Maybe I should just edit out half of each sentence we say. Perhaps the verbs. There will be too many of them anyway, don't you think? In reality, if I would just cut my usage of the word awesome by 50%, each podcast would be about ten minutes shorter, anyway.
I've not mentioned this before, but if anyone is curious about the music we play in the podcast, it's my own, written under the name EyeOh. There's a link to my sorely-in-need-of-an-update music site on the sidebar.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Here There Be Zombies

As promised, here's the video of the Zombie Walk. The vid makes it look far more nasty than it actually was!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cavebabble Episode 04: Zombie Walk

The first annual Zombie Walk is over, and we're here to babble about it. We also take some time to talk about a few of our favorite movie monsters. Remember, all podcast downloads come with a free side salad.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tastes Like Chicken

All four members of the C.A.V.E. will be downtown tonight, shambling around as part of the first annual Zombie Walk (capitalized to increase importance). I spent the morning brewing up blood, and rubbing mud on my torn clothes. Zombies have it tough. Walking is very difficult for us, but to make matters worse, we survive on brains, which are notoriously difficult to get out of their containers. We keep organizing walks like the one tonight to raise awareness of our plight, but they keep getting mistaken for invasions. I'm sure we will podcast about it tomorrow.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cavebabble Episode 03: Great Gaming Moments

This week, we babble about some of our favorite moments in gaming, including a few multiplayer ones we've shared. So, click a link, and enjoy a free guided tour of the middle of nowhere.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Shownotes: Bring on the Games

The next babbling to be done in our cave will cover games. In particular, some of our favorite gaming moments. The only problem is that Amber has no idea this is our topic. Maybe someone should tell her.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Godzilla Slings Some Smog

Proof that belching may lead to flight, and possibly the urge to rip apart a smog monster.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cavebabble Episode 02: Top 5 Movie Cliches

This week, we actually stay on topic, and offer up dual Top 5 lists of movie cliches. We also review Speed Racer on DVD, and introduce the only grading scale based on a fictitious fish. Just click the title above, and free fried flabble will be shipped to your doorstep.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Amber Sketches a Seaflabble

Following a rare live encounter with a seaflabble, Amber made this sketch of the beast. If for some reason you are unaware of the existence of seaflabble, listen to Episode 1 of our podcast.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cavebabble Episode 01: Stalker's Corner

In our introductory mini-episode, we discuss the future of our podcast, how to quickly determine the population of any given country, and whether or not Stalker's Corner is a viable segment idea. Click the title above, and enjoy the aroma of freshly-baked bread. Promise.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

In the Meantime...

As you wait for our first exciting podcast, wet your whistle with a little Ultraman.

Cavebabble is on the air...

Well, soon, anyway. We plan to babble about movie cliches.