Cavebabble Podcast

Ebenezer Scrooge is a popular man in films, and even Bill Murray took a shot at the role. Tonight, we babble about the 1988 Richard Donner holiday classic, Scrooged . A Lethal director, more cameos than you can shake a ghost stick at, and the age-old question of how to attach antlers to mice. What's not to like? Join us! This episode is brought to you by Counting Up.

Note: This episode includes a special code word, which is part of the solution to the Popcorn N Roses Great Big Giveaway contest. Listen up!

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:54pm CST

We wrap up our series of episodes on Star Trek pilots with a look at Broken Bow, the first adventure of Captain Archer and the crew of the Enterprise NX-01. Power ballad themes. Moody Vulcans. Hot decontamination. It's all here in Star Trek: Enterprise. Join us!
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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 7:44am CST

Our series on Star Trek television pilot episodes continues. Captain Janeway and the crew of the USS Voyager are whisked away to the Delta Quadrant for a meeting with the Caretaker in this inagural episode of Star Trek: Voyager. Tuvok is undercover, Paris is burning, and Neelix has a few tricks up his sleeve. This episode is brought to you by Holographic Healing.
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Our Trek through the worlds of the Federation continues with Emissary, the pilot episode of Star Trek: Deep Space NIne. Sisko and crew stand ready to take on the Cardassians, or any other species wanting to exploit wormholes and abandoned space stations. This episode is brought to you by Beach GIggles.
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Tonight, we cover a sampling of fantasy action films, including The Beastmaster, both versions of Clash of the Titans, a salute to 300, and a spoiler-free review of Tarsem Singh's Immortals. Shake the sand from your sandals, and join us! This episode is brought to you by Baby Oil.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:57pm CST

Tonight, we continue our look at the pilot episode of each Star Trek series by delving into Encounter at Farpoint, the inagural voyage of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Jean-Luc Picard and crew take the Enterprise D where only Q knows what is going on. Gaze upon the manly wonder of Riker, and weep with the emphathy of Troi. Watch for intergalactic jellyfish! This episode is brought to you by Onesies.
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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 5:39am CST

In celebration of Halloween, we turn out the lights, start a small fire, and chat about the paranormal. As the flickering flames throw shadows on the walls, we discuss Paranormal Activity 2, share a review of Paranormal Activity 3, and freak each other out with tales of the Slender Man. Background music by EyeOh. This episode is brought to you by What's That Noise.
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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 5:19am CST

We begin our look at the various Star Trek pilot episodes with the original series pilot, The Cage. Join us for an adventure with Captain Pike, his stalwart crew, and bulbous-headed aliens. This episode is brought to you by Pulsing Veins.
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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 7:56am CST

To celebrate a month of Screan Screams, our friends over at Subject: Cinema, TC Kirkham and Kim Brown, asked the Babblers to submit short weekly segments featuring their topic of the week. We've gathered four of those segments here, covering giant bugs, sea monsters, Gamera, and body parts run amok. Also featured is a review of The Thing, the prequel to John Carpenter's sci-fi horror classic. This episode is brought to you by Things in the Dark.
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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 2:14pm CST

It's time for a look at our history of portable gaming, from Mattel Football to the Nintendo 3DS. Along the way, we cover a broad range of game series, including Pokemon, Zelda, Dragon Quest, and Harvest Moon. Finally, join us for another installment of Cavebabble Eats Odd Things, featuring pickled Brussels sprouts. This episode is brought to you by Something in My Pocket.
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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 10:33am CST

The Babblers have been gaming most of their lives, and are here to tell the tale. Half of us are old enough to fondly remember our Atari 2600 consoles, or Commodore 64 computers. Beyond, into the age of the Amiga, Pentium chips and the current consoles, our gaming background may be different than many. Join us for adventure, 8-bit sound, and a large dose of nostalgia.
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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:25pm CST

The Planet of the Apes is getting a face lift, thanks to Tim Burton and Rupert Wyatt. Our final week of Apes films include 2001's Planet of the Apes, and this year's Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This episode is brought to by CG Apes Inc.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 4:49pm CST

Apes are being used as pets and slave labor, and Caesar is here to do something about it. The time is ripe for revolution, and the planet will never be the same. We continue our look at the Planet of the Apes films by covering Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and Battle for the Planet of the Apes. This episode is brought to you by Wal Mart Masks.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 10:05am CST

Step forward in time to the year 3955, when apes rule the planet, and humans are but a shadow of their former selves. Part One of our look at the Planet of the Apes films features the original 1968 classic, as well as Beneath the Planet of the Apes, and Escape From the Planet of the Apes. This episode is brought to you by Chuck's Lower Teeth.

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This week, we wrap up our two-part discussion of Doctor Who with a look at all the episodes of Season Four. David Tennant is nearly finished as the tenth Doctor, but there are plenty of adventures to be had before he regenerates. Warning! Spoilers throughout! This episode is brought to you by All Good Things.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 7:25am CST

The Babblers return to the TARDIS, and travel through time with David Tennant's Doctor. Martha Jones is also along for the ride, as we discuss season three of this science fiction television classic. We recorded audio for both season/series three and four, but the show was so long that we decided to break it into two parts. This episode is brought to you by Getting it Right.
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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 4:36am CST

TC Kirkham and Kim Brown, hosts of Subject: Cinema, join forces with the Cavebabblers to discuss four terrible films.

A few weeks back, we shared a list of bad films for the other hosts to be subjected to. Now is the time to get together and chat about them. Four movies are featured: Deadly DuoThe Impossible KidBirdemic: Shock and Awe, and Kung Fu Arts.

It's the first meeting of our podcast minds, but not the last. Look for our second crossover show in August!

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 10:54am CST

Pirates have stolen our camera, and filmed a train wreck! Join us for in-depth reviews and banter about Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Super 8. Also featured is the latest Cavebabble Eats Odd Things, starring ground cherries. This episode is brought to you by Spoilers.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:58pm CST

Whether new or old, we sit down for a chat about the games making our current playlists. Classics- Black & White. Sequels- Far Cry 2. Odd Zelda clones- 3D Dot Game Heroes. Facebook games- Gardens of Time.

Nintendo kick started the next generation of games consoles with the announcement of the Nintendo Wii U, due in 2012. We chat about this new system, but can't imagine it being more exciting than the latest urinal games technology just announced by SEGA.

Finally, we share Cavebabble Facebook comments and  listener email, and a new addition to the Cavebabble Eats Odd Things series: Rose-flavored gum from Japan.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 2:11am CST

Four legends. Four films. Four Babblers. It's fate! Cryptozoology meets low budget filmmaking on tonight's Cavebabble.
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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 10:30am CST

Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction television show in history, but we are late to the party. We start our experience far from the beginning, and babble about the 2005 regeneration of the series. If you would like to join us, we will be in the TARDIS. This episode is brought to you by Telephones.
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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm CST

In the depths of the Aperture Science Computer-Aided Enrichment Center, GLaDOS has awoken us, and is demanding we find an exit. It's time for a look at Valve's hit Portal games. We babble about Portal and Portal 2, as well as our review of Thor. This episode is brought to you by Rats in Mazes.
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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:54pm CST

The days of movie palaces and drive-ins are numbered, but the memories remain. Tonight, we take a look back at the places which shaped the way we enjoy film. It's also cookie night, when we enjoy and critique recipes sent by our listeners. This episode is brought to you by Remember When.
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In 1951, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz joined forces to produce one the most endearing and enduring American television shows in history, I Love Lucy. Tonight, we take a look at this iconic television program, and what made both it and Lucille Ball so popular. Along the way, we also cover tornadoes, read email, and even share a cookie recipe or two. Join us! This episode is brought to you by Eeeww.

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Cavebabble turns 100, and to celebrate, we set the controls on our time machine to a century past, the year 1911. We compare life then to ours today, including a focus on two 1911 films which would continue to be remade, The Last of the Mohicans, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. We also take a look at film stars and directors born in 1911, and introduce a new segment, Cavebabble Theater. This episode is brought to you by The Past is Now.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 9:05pm CST

Take a place next to our fire, and share what frightens you most. Spiders, heights, the dark- everyone has irrational fears, and movies often play on these phobias to make us squirm. Join us for a look at our fears, and the films we find difficult to watch as a result of them. Ghost stories in the dark are included at no extra charge. This episode is brought to you by Facing Fears.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 2:27am CST

The zombie hordes are overwhelming our defenses, and it's up to a hand-picked team of survivors to break through the walking dead. If you could choose four movie or video game characters to be with you on this team, what would your choices be? Tonight, we share ours, and why we made them. We also bring several listeners' teams to the table. Two exceptions apply: No super powers, and no magic. Join us! This episode is brought to you by Survivor.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 11:41pm CST

When aliens arrive on Earth, what will they look like? Could Clover beat Godzilla in a fight? What video game has the best plot? Join us for a pop-quiz discussion of the questions movie, game and television fans love to debate. From talking animals to favorite HALO weapons, we cover it all. This episode is brought to you by Think Fast.

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Have a favorite book or series of books you would love to see made into a movie? We do, too. From mystery to romance to horror to science fiction, tonight we share some of the titles we want to see on the big screen. Join us! Also featured- feedback on last week's movie mashup show. This episode is brought to you by A Thousand Words.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 4:58am CST

Take two movie scripts, smash them together, and you have a movie mashup. Tonight, we surprise each other with some of the oddest, most hilarious combinations we would love to see on the big screen. Movie music theme mashups are included for the same free price of admission. Join us! This episode is brought to you by Unholy Alliances.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 1:32am CST

If asked to choose a movie character to spend the rest of your life with, which one would it be? What character would you be least compatible with? In honor of Valentine's Day, we take a look at romantic roles on film, and share a few of the characters we most admire, and a few we can't imagine getting along with. This episode is brought to you by Expectations.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 10:40pm CST

Sherlock Holmes is the most famous detective of all, and film and television can't resist offering updated variations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic creation. Join us for a look at a different Sherlock, featuring Young Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes, and the recent BBC series, Sherlock. The game is afoot! This episode is brought to you by Observation.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:35pm CST

Few things are more foreboding or punishing than a howling snowstorm. In film, storms and snow are often used as a moody backdrop, or to portray isolation and fear. In tonight's solo-cast, I focus on four films which use snow to great effect- The Shining, The Thing, Akira Kurosawa's Dreams, and Let the Right One In. This episode is brought to you by Isolation.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:31am CST

Tonight, we scan ourselves into the digital world of TRON. Back in 1982, video game arcades were taking over the world, and an ambitious film from Disney attempted to cash in on the trend. Not a hit at the box office, TRON nonetheless grew into a geek cult classic. Now, eighteen years later, TRON: Legacy continues and expands the TRON universe. Join us for a look at this influential franchise. Bring your own Frisbee! This episode is brought to you by Glowing Tights.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:59pm CST

Tonight, we take a look back at the highlights of our 2010 gaming year, and share a few of our adventures. From the teleporting horses of the Old West to the Steamy side of the Web, we share it all. Join us! This episode is brought to you by Us.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm CST