Hours 1-10 | Tower of Technobabble

Hours 1-10

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Hour 1 (Friday, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
  • Towerbot & Legalbot Intro
  • The first of many, many houry commercial messages from our lovely sponsors
  • Welcome from Ky Slim, Conduit and Repeater
  • Repeater wants to leave early — trouble at home
  • Repeater explains the presents we will open at hour 41, as motivation to continue
  • Ky Slim introduces official Guinness safety vests and official Guinness Foam Hand
  • Mobile foley sounds
  • Daggor writes in from Moonbase 1
  • MEMORY TRIGGER STAR WARS FIGURE of the HOUR 1: Dengar
  • History lesson: The Horror of Balloonfest 1986
  • We tell you where we are: The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wonderfest
  • First guest in the Red Interview Chair: Cary Blanckaert — tells us about airbrush classes at Wonderfest, his 1/6th scale guillotine, realizing you’re a geek, cosplay pondering, kitty cats, anarchy, why we started podcasting, why we got into sci-fi, Star Wars effects, starring in low-budget local Zombie films, discuss mobile Towerbot, what we collect, the tingler…
  • Rich Oeffinger writes in, suggests we talk boobs
  • Repeater gets rejected by potential female interviewee Michelle. (10 Minutes my arse!)
  • Snacking with Ky Slim and Conduit


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    Hour 2 (Friday, 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
  • Conduit on Beef Jerky, and a word from our sponsors
  • Repeater introduces us to his certified Bigfoot hair sample from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, specimen #26 of 100, so it’s authentic (This will be shown to experts later in the day … wait til they see the proof!).
  • What is Friday Night Frights?
  • Ky Slim’s History Notes: Oct. 23, 404 BC, The Day of Creation
  • Shout out to Donny our Security Guard
  • Repeater is uncomfortable with traditional boy things
  • MEMORY TRIGGER STAR WARS FIGURE of the HOUR 2: Hoth Rebel Commander (aka John Ratzenberger aka Cliff Claven)
  • Paul Francis interview! Paul is a prop maker and worked on several features in Hollywood. We talk about his new company “Chronicle”, action figures, models, prop making and Phil Tippett. www.chroniclecollectibles.com
  • Porn names
  • Comments from Facebook: Crop Rotation and Comic books, Deadpool vs Wolverine, the Applefest in Munich, Dogs and Bees, Wolverine is Canadian?
  • Salute to our Red Interview Chair, courtesy of the Sweet Ass Chair Company
  • Ky Slim’s foley board
  • Liar Liar: Panama Jack
  • Winning personalities
  • Merri Book reports they are listening to us in a car on the way to the beach, Repeater asks Mark Book for a sack of Crystal Burgers.


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    Hour 3 (Friday, 10 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
  • Mark Book sends photo confirmation of his Crystal Burger visit, and asks if a White Caste or Crystal burger is better tasting?
  • Ky Slim’s History Notes: 80 BC, the Antikythera mechanism
  • Security Officer Donny explains the scarf thing hanging off the hats of Star Wars Hoth figures.
  • MEMORY TRIGGER STAR WARS FIGURE of the HOUR 3: Security Officer Donny pulls out: IG-88
  • Ky Slim’s History Notes: 77 AD Pliny the Elder comes out against soap
  • Repeater suits up to go mobile, tests Skype on our computer setup, tries to remember the Lou Gehrig speech
  • Repeater goes out in the hotel to try and find the “Friday Night Frights” presentation
  • Talk to BP Taylor, as he holds a raw cast “Super Star Destroyer” model, solid urethane resin, tons of hand-cut engraving and details, Repeater is in love.
  • Repeater finds the room with the Friday Night Fright movie presentation, and is too afraid to go in and talk to people, but does sample the scary music
  • Top Google Searches for the 50 States: Alabama thru Georgia
  • Conduit’s binders, sneak preview for our coming amateur drama
  • Liar Liar: The Jazz Singer
  • Talk about how the podcast is going so far, realize we’re sans security
  • Ky Slim talks Tolkien: The Derndingle. Also, LoTR or GoT?
  • Mark Book writes in asking about Super Hero cologne.
  • Conduit is angry, but can’t express it in 7 seconds


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    Hour 4 (Friday, 11 p.m. – 12 a.m.)
  • Should we let random strangers into our locked room? And a word from our sponsors.
  • Conduit explains the Avengers Cologne Set, we delve into our musky memories
  • MEMORY TRIGGER STAR WARS FIGURE of the HOUR 4: Darth Vader
  • Repeater had no imagination with his toys as a kid
  • Daggor’s Darth Vader memory
  • Ky Slim’s History Notes: 336 AD, Arius meets a spectacular death in Constantinople
  • Repeater predicts the final line in the last ever Game of Thrones episode
  • Mark Cockram from England writes in, asks if Repeater had a ghost Kenobi
  • Beau Kaelin interview on the Red Chair: talk oddball action figure choices, the actor who played Porkins, Julian Glover in Quatermass and the Pit, rough Carrie Fisher and Cracker Jacks, Celebration 3, making your own movies and dealing with prima dona actors, the amazing Halloween prank played on high school classes, staying in character no matter what, Alien, film, Movie Meltdown, coordinating Wonderfest guests
  • Ky Slim talks Tolkien: Frogmorton


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    Hour 5 (Saturday, 12 a.m. – 1 a.m.)
  • Beau Kaelin hangs out with us some more, and a word from our sponsors
  • Vet talk …
  • MEMORY TRIGGER STAR WARS FIGURE of the HOUR 5: Beau Kaelin pulls out … Greedo
  • Action figure tribute to characters who have passed on, and garage sales
  • Figure Club and Star Wars geeks
  • Serious thoughts on High School safety, and not breaking character
  • Dave Conover stops by to collect Beau and a Golden Gorilla
  • What’s your Favorite Movie Spaceship? Dave Conover and Beau advise us
  • Dave Conover on mobile homes and trap doors
  • John Glenn and the space fireflies
  • What’s your Favorite Movie Spaceship? Conduit and Ky Slim advise
  • Hipster Space Counts: their capes and sails
  • Thoughts on round space ships (very clean), the Life of Brian ship, that weird JJ Abrahms Romulan Mining ship, Slave I, Bird of Prey, Dark Star, Flight of the Navigator and Klaatu, Death Blossom
  • Ky Slim — talks about UFO sightings in antiquity, accounts and paintings from ancient times … also ancient safety banisters
  • Twilight Zone and twisty endings
  • Do we give ancient people enough credit?
  • Ky Slim’s History Notes: Pope Sergius II, 844 AD, (he was a little hoggy), and the infamous lady Pope Joan, 855 AD


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    Hour 6 (Saturday, 1 a.m. – 2 a.m.)
  • Daggor asks about ham-faced aliens, and a word from our sponsors
  • MEMORY TRIGGER STAR WARS FIGURE of the HOUR 6: Phil Dishon pulls out Luke Skywalker X-Wing Fighter Pilot (not Wedge)
  • Phil Dishon sits in the Red Interview Chair, and we geek out on all things Godzilla, including: Phil’s desk decoration at work (lots of Kaiju), Fox 41 Godzilla movies, the 1954 original film and the classic western film that was being filmed simultaneously next door, the economic reason why it’s a guy in a lizard suit, what the actors based Godzilla’s moves on, why the studio wanted to make a monster movie in the first place, The Lucky Dragon, Godzilla’s “look”, what the critics thought, the love triangle in the movie, the 1998 Matthew Broderick movie, the Walking Atomic Bomb, Godzilla changes from villain to hero … the three eras of Godzilla movies … and he’s back to a villain, MechaGodzilla in the Millenium series, thoughts on Cloverfield, shaky cam and found footage, Phil’s Godzilla 2000 model, a Godzilla-Free Day on the news, the superhero connection and being for kids, Japan’s obsession with giants, monster coaches, the dangers of being in the costumes, Godzilla bloopers on youtube, the iconic roar, Godzilla’s changing breath, Godzilla-In-Name-Only, Jet Jaguar, Godzuki, Godzilla’s extended family, fire bad?


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    Hour 7 (Saturday, 2 a.m. – 3 a.m.)
  • Phil Dishon hangs out some more with us, words from our sponsor.
  • Ky Slim takes a break, Josh Johnson offers to keep his seat warm.
  • Repeater discusses how the age of a Nerd dictates their memories and obsessions
  • Phil remembers Muscle Vader, a total bro.
  • MEMORY TRIGGER STAR WARS FIGURE of the HOUR 7: John Johnson pulls out Walrus Man … his real actual name. (NOT Ponda Baba, got it?)
  • Is the first 1954 Godzilla male, and all the ones after that female?
  • How many Godzilla movies are there really?
  • Josh think’s Luke Skywalker figure looks too much like Dan Ackroyd
  • Differences between Gatchaman and Battle of the Planets: “Your Father would be proud”
  • Zoltar’s red lips, robot tanks and robot plans,
  • A very, VERY sleepy Repeater tries to read an internet story called “4 Realizations that will Ruin Science Fiction For You” by Robert Brockway. http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-realizations-that-will-ruin-science-fiction-you/
  • (It turns into a mini-Doctor Who rant … then Abe Lincoln and Jeffy Davis, then steampunk voltron.)
  • GI Joe in the 1980s was a necessity … Repeater has no idea why.
  • Transformers in the 1980s with their special robot organs.
  • How does the guy who played Jar Jar Binks feel?
  • Liar Liar (sleepy edition): Charles Lindberg
  • Josh Johnson the artist
  • Sleepy Repeater repeats his lizard anecdote … again
  • David Icke and our reptilian overlords
  • Sleepy Repeater repeats his nun/dinosaur anecdote … again … part 1


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    Hour 8 (Saturday, 3 a.m. – 4 a.m.)
  • Phil Dishon and Josh Johnson hangs with us some more, and a word from our sponsor
  • MEMORY TRIGGER STAR WARS FIGURE of the HOUR 8: Phil Dishon pulls out Power Droid. He has an outlet for a face!
  • Part 2 of Sleepy Repeater repeats his nun/dinosaur anecdote. Phil LOVES it, and wants to see the movie.
  • Phil Dishon and Repeater geek out on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 movie, the evolution of Crow T Robot, hard episodes to sit through, Flippy, the Sci-Fi Channel years,Conduit’s favorite juvenile delinquent episodes, the DVD range,
  • Josh Johnson tells jokes, puns and spoonerisms
  • John Johnson’s 3:30 am Furry convention confession
  • Ky Slim returns from his nap
  • Louisville is prejudiced against other geographical areas
  • Liar Liar: the Pledge of the Allegiance
  • Phil Dishon has been to an airport in Japan, and ended up in Beijing.
  • Conduit takes a break
  • Ky Slim and Phil Dishon geek out on Kung Fu movies … the docks, Jackie Chan’s mansion, Nazi’s driving Oldsmobiles, Jackie Chan as a walk-on thug, fake Bruce Lee’s, Keanu Reeves, Shaw Brothers,
  • Ky Slim’s nap report … he didn’t.
  • Ky Slim’s History Notes: 870 AD, Edmund the Martyr King of East Anglia
  • For technical reasons, Ky Slim and Repeater must start the Star Wars commentary this hour. BUT … there’s a problem … the file keeps stopping and restarting … in Spanish! La Guerra de las Galaxias!
  • Phil Dishon and Josh Johnson take their leave …


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    Hour 9 (Saturday, 4 a.m. – 5 a.m.)
  • A word from our sponsors
  • Walrus Man and Power Droid recap for Ky Slim
  • MEMORY TRIGGER STAR WARS FIGURE of the HOUR 9: Snow Walker/AT-AT Commander / General Veers
  • Conduit back from his shower, Repeater needs a soda
  • STAR WARS COMMENTARY–PART 1… Why do the troopers in space need neck guards? The sets don’t look cheap, R2 almost crashes, a diplomatic mission, Darth Vader is rarely angry, the ambassador has a good reason for being absent, The Empire conserves its space-bullets, Princess Leia’s fake accent, Darth Vader is a corporate team player, no yes-men, This time? who stopped them before? Anthony Daniels has no fat, Dot?, R2 has rockets, right? thump, people hate Ewoks but like Jawas, bug-eyed silver droid, gonk, digi-dewback, iconic droid part, Hansel and Gretel bots, what’s a Jawa look like under the hood?, etiquette and protocol, salty old space dog, chicks hang out at Toshi Station, OWEN!, R2 and 3PO hate each other in real life, oily nipples, R2’s projector isn’t in HD, Lukes pants, Owen and Beru didn’t have sticks or paint rollers, Luke is applying to the Imperial academy, the rebellion’s return address, Luke’s moisture tractor, stare-down champ, PC Tusken Raiders, wire guts, laser musket, the moment Repeater’s dad lost faith in his son, floormats! the old roar, don’t be an artist, the old guys in new films, 3PO and Boba Fett’s ding, Obi-Wan’s pad decor, spacebook, all the lies, light saber accidents, 18 years is all a myth needs, time moves differently in Star Wars, Flash — Conduit has a light saber, space pens, Star Destroyer ignition keys, Col Sanders of Space, Vader respects Cushing, Boba Fett torches while Stormtroopers get the blame, mushroom hats, there are several Death Star laser control rooms that all press the fire button at the same time (but only one button is wired up), this is heavy, jawa bucket brigade, the damn CGI dinosaur blocking the action, everything is in focus, big neck and no sticks?, Toshi Station has real stuff going on, Joe Camel is new, Methane Planet, hot smoking space girls, Walrus people, that Beatles song, Pig-man got no figure, whose furry hand?, space Benny Goodman, what is Han’s real name?, Dutch space pirates, Storm Troopers evilly keep the peace, Han is authentic, fish-alien, you gotta align your guns, Darth is not in charge, pause where the Gonzo spy walks off and slug Jabba pops up.


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    Hour 10 (Saturday, 5 a.m. – 6 a.m.)
  • The traditional word from our sponsors
  • Welcome to hour 10, and material is backing up. Twilight the Game is an option.
  • MEMORY TRIGGER STAR WARS FIGURE of the HOUR 10: FX-7 Medical Droid
  • Mark Cockram writes in from four hours ago, wants to nominate TIE Fighters and the “Heart of Gold” from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as great spaceships.
  • Ky Slim forages for healthy snack food, Conduit goes for a ladies Luna Bar (made for a woman, but a guy can eat it too)
  • STAR WARS COMMENTARY–PART 2… We rejoin CGI Jabba, closer to Star Crash, Boba Fett was there with means motive and opportunity, Jabba’s more youthful skin, space pirate shirt, wonderful human being? space poncho, space gonzo, gunshot stickers on the Falcon, the only cool cgi effect shot, the best toy ever that Luke never had, Lukes mom had a long shiny one, the Falcon gets satellite TV, Han sublets hull for AT&T cell tower, if we need water I’ll call you, Jimmy Smits no!, fake British accents throw off the Force connection, adorable buns, Padme Ahmadinejad, the firing squad scenario throws off space crazy, thanks Han!, IG-88 pulls out arms, pssst, Han’s email, tipsy Han, why can’t you see through the helmet? Accelerated Jedi course, Spock’s viewmaster, motivational space posters, she lied to me? Bob Marley, space convoy, how does the tractor beam know what’s a ship?, big open pits with no bannisters, what do you smuggle in space?, where do they hide the bodies on the Falcon?, Empire = teamwork, the glowing pinpoints of light, map app, follow your space beard, Luke’s had a big day, oh no!, nobody in the prequels put their feet up, 3PO is a walking medallion, secret messages and carrier pigeons, thump, Harrison Ford gives it heart, 1138, Luke mows down with no hesitation, the best Han Solo moment of all time … where is the George Lucas who made this?, he went nuclear, bucket on your head, tremor, cgi carpet, walk over Carl, Space Trucker copy that, was Fisher a good actor?, what’s the liquid?, metal squeezins, we’re gonna meet the guy who made the junk monster, the Death Star toy, wings and a tail and a big long neck, floating metal, Luke can’t get traction, head butt, what’s the three-leg criteria?, her special area, R2 is really filthy, lot of off buttons to flip, what’s the latest space news?, new belts, Princess Leia is a racist … a public figure who uses derogatory terms to someone from a different planet, hot gases whatever, everything’s in walking distance, Lenny, kid brain, eat red death, one weekend a month my ass, care for my space babies, shoot at their feet, jog, what happened to the spirit?, the pacing is great, Hayden Christensen is in that mask? they’re faking this, where’s the trash talk? Lava World, $20 on Vader, run, Obi Wan is a quick haunt, she’s using him, princess of space pebbles, buddy? I’m your buddy? OK!, everybody I love dies, take out Game of Thrones!, Luke and Han’s playlist, you’ve proved your worth to me, pause at Han and Leia’s sexual tension scene
  • Quick look at Twilight the Board game. (Bored game?)
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