Tower of Technobabble

2/3 a Tower is better than none!

Knock the dust off of your favorite streaming device and check out The Conduit and The Repeater in their “Clark Kent” personas on the Movie Meltdown Podcast!

If this isn’t enough, you can always do what I do and listen to TOT Classic right from this very site – and possibly en Español elsewhere, if I follow the screencap correctly.Tower_Screencap



“Fun Size” Episode 4 — Ask Towerbot!

We dust off that old fan favorite segment, Ask TowerBot, to get our resident AI’s take on the problems of our listenership. (Now with extra corrected action!)


“Fun Size” Episode 3 — McGarrett and Rockford: BFFs

On this week’s fun sized episode, the Conduit, inspired by the Repeater’s Rockford Files fan fiction, has decided to take his latest obsession, Hawaii Five O, and have Rockford solve a case on their turf.

(Note: The Hawaii Five O depicted in this audio drama is the rebooted, sexy modern version, not the version from the 1970s with an increasingly skeletal Jack Lord. Adjust expectations as necessary.)

Having trouble letting go of revising Force Awakens

I ran across this weeks-old article from Cinemanblend, and it got me re-writing the film… again. I quietly yearn for a day when I get over it & just enjoy the movie. Until then:

“Due to the 30 year time jump in The Force Awakens, it makes sense that C-3PO is presumably an outdated droid. If production on protocol droids of his model have halted, it must be hard for replacement parts to be found.”


Also: “About Threepio’s arm… you’ll have to read the comic for that answer!” is horsecrap. It would have been better storytelling if Leia & Threepio were shown to have just returned from a rough battle, with Threepio damaged & undergoing quick repair. Short on time? Cut the “how Finn got his name” down to a quick, terse exchange with “a man with no name” instead of being named like he was a newly acquired stray kitten.  (What works better: Han nicknaming him “Big Deal,” a la Sawyer from Lost.)

Also also: I hope the fact that I insist on typing out “Threepio” shows I and not a looney, but just an overprotective fan.


“Fun Size” Episode 2 — Star Wars: Minority Report

Daggor comes in to do a little light file keeping and, basically, rework the biggest movie in history, when he finds himself in the minority when it comes to “The Force Awakens.” Will he keep his card key and Tower entrance codes? Tune in and find out!


Podcast: Light and Dark Star Wars

Daggor joins us as we talk Star Wars. Because of COURSE we talk Star Wars. Also, one of our group was not as enamored of the film as might be expected….

Show Notes:
It’s Star Wars. The Internet is engorged with Star Wars. Take your pick.


“Fun Size” Episode 1 — The Rockford File

On the first “Fun Sized” TOT, The Repeater reveals what he was up to during our hiatus: He was writing “Rockford Files” fan fiction.


Podcast: Old New Stuff

Everything old is new again it seems, with Star Trek, MST3K and that indie movie from the ’70s, Star Wars, coming back around. This week, we take a look at this trend, as well as examine the Conduit’s new old obsession.

Show Notes

MST3K Kickstarter project:

New Star Trek Series:

Star Wars: Couldn’t find anything. Sorry.

Hawaii Five-O:

Baywatch – Complete Collection (Including Baywatch Nights) –

Proper Beard Management:


Podcast: That Dirty Nessie

We kick off our sixth season by actually having a sixth season! This time, we investigate the mythical (?) sea creature near and dear to our hearts, the Loch Ness Monster, and then devolve from there.

Show Notes

Ben’s land (zoom out to see the Bird and Turtle Island) –,-5.3139497,3a,75y,199.74h,81.43t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEG-QABOOMKwUJqufssD7oA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Motel Hell –

Jurassic World –

Loch Ness Monster and The Surgeon’s Photo –

Status Check

Lights show green across the board. Project “Turn it Back On” is approved.