Friday, January 30, 2009

Mario: Robot Boxer

I recently howled my way through Star Odyssey, a horrible Italian sci-fi movie from one of our Z-grade, 50-movie packs from Mill Creek. It was so hilariously awful that I decided to pay homage to it on YouTube. Here's the result:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sci-Fi Corporations: Umbrella

When your corporation is called Umbrella, and builds a scientific complex named The Hive underneath a city known as Raccoon, you must exist in films based on video games. But the Resident Evil under Raccoon City is more than just the Umbrella Corporation. The company develops and accidentally releases the deadly T-virus, but once they escape, the resultant mutant zombies do the real dirty work on the surface. It's up to Milla Jovovich and a rotating team of human sacrifices to right Umbrella's wrongs, and smack down the undead.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Week-Long Pause Button

Up against the usual Libsyn space issues, Cavebabble will take this week off, and return next weekend. It might not have mattered if we had the space, anyway. It's Amber's birthday, so we have other things on our agenda. So, please come back next week for our latest episode! In the meantime, I'll post a new sci-fi corporation or two. I cheated a bit with last week's Stark choice. Calling Iron Man a science fiction film is rather pushing it. Then again, as I brainstorm new corps, I'm sure this designation will be stretched even more. Thanks for listening, everyone!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sci-Fi Corporations: Con-Amalgamate

In Capricorn One, Con-Amalgamate manufactures the faulty life-support system that "forces" the powers that be to fake a landing on Mars instead of actually going there. Con-Amalgamate is also a mining company in Outland, where it whistles and turns a blind eye as miners take deadly performance-enchancing drugs in order to boost productivity. The tie between these films is director Peter Hyams. I wonder if he works for the company?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cavebabble Episode 14: There's Singing in My Movie

Liz makes her triumphant return to the cast, just in time to sing with us. We cover six musicals, yet somehow the conversation includes Sylvester Stalone, Tony Stark, and the X-Men. Join us! The song at the end of the show is Tikal, from my latest album. This week's podcast is brought to you by High B Flat.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sci-Fi Corporations: Stark Industries

Founded by Howard Stark, Stark Industries is an advanced technologies company currently headed by Howard's son, Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark. As a side gig, Tony is also Iron Man. Tony uses the considerable assets of the company to manufacture his armor, as well as various nifty weapons and vehicles. The Stark Industries logo looks quite similar to that of Lockheed Martin, which Tony assures us is pure coincidence.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cavebabble Episode 13: Listen to the Game

As in film, the right music in video games sets the mood, and drives the action. Tonight, we each choose three great game soundtracks to discuss. So, bring your headphones, and plug in! This week's podcast is brought to you by the Soundtrack of Life.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Cavebabble Episode 12: First Foreign Film Feast

We love foreign films, and for this episode, we both choose three favorites to discuss. At least one of our picks is bound to be your cup of tea, so jump in! The tea is warm. This episode is brought to you by The Fly on the Red Chair.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sci-Fi Corporations: Lexcorp

Poor Superman. As he toils away as a reporter at the Daily Planet, Lex Luthor's livin' large as the founder/CEO of Lexcorp. But every now and then, Lex comes up with a crazy plan to take over the world, and Superman is there to smack him down again. At those times, only yelling at Miss Teschmacher can make him feel better.