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).